Those The Ever-Dying are humans, so-called because – from the viewpoint of magical beings – they’re dying from the moment they’re... More who were offered rescue before the The date when Earth reached one hundred percent uninhabitable status for carbon-based life. wiped out all life on There are actually multiple "Earths." Thanks to an accident of magic and quantum physics, the world was split into parallels... More. For the most part, choosing to accept redemption was an enormous upgrade; homes and jobs were both guaranteed, along with the benefit of magical medical care.
It didn’t work out for everybody. Some hosts essentially took humans as slaves, but no human went into it blind. The chose was Redemption or death, for most (as very few were The term used by the Association for humans - Ever-Dying - with no trace of magic in their blood.), and anyone who chose to stay and die along with the world was allowed that choice.