Let's pretend there's a tree. A great big tree, with many branches. These branches represent the universes. And in the trunk, there is a big universe, with many people and places and things.
Now imagine a lumberjack comes along, trying to find a healthy tree to take home and make into firewood for his family. So he chops down the universe tree, right in the trunk. Now, if he had taken off one of the branches, all of the other universes would be fine.
But by taking out the trunk, he took down the entire tree.
Now, there's something happening in the world of the trunk of the tree thats sort of similar to a lumberjack killing everything.
There are 8 oracles, and 1 vessel.
[No images for the characters, yet! I need to draw up all of the reference sheets first.]