While I must recognize that the idea of the brands not being actual brands is very interesting, I don't buy that a bunch of people were capable of creating something of the magnitude of a god. Even if we don't take into account episode 83, the series has been made very clear that whatever is pulling the strings, it's something that acts at world scale, affecting every single human being. Although the story takes place primarly in one continent, and probably every major event happened, happens and will happen in it, I think that the circumstances of the creation of God (if it was created at all) were more profound and complicated than a group of fanatics claiming for it. However what is for sure is that whatever happened 1000 years ago in Midland during Gaiseric's reign was the last straw.
As far as we can assume, branded corpses don't attract evil spirits, because, well, they're corpses. What attract the evil spirits is precisely the branded's lives, not the brand itself.pav327 said:Sacrifices tend to attract evil spirits and with so many sacrifices in one place would make a huge mess every night, wouldn't it? So, the fact that this Brands does not attract evil spirits and everyone have them in the same places, making me think that those are not the genuine brands and there was a cult of the Idea of Evil in the Capital and they carved the brand themselves.