Where the Gods Left
After the gods left a certain amount of individuals began resurrecting from the dead each time they were killed. Though first thought to be anointed, these people were soon generally regarded as a blight on the land. Each death marks the Cursed with a larger and larger mark, and likewise their behavior becomes more and more unhinged until they have become completely insane. These individuals are known as the Shriven. Now they are thought to bring bad luck, and are largely shunned throughout the land.