The world of mortals carries the choice. Or rather, shall make the choice, and in only one way. For if you stop it here, which you can do, they shall reach it elsewhere.
They’re learning to regrow organs, Eldest, and to construct machines in lieu of organs. They are reading this DNA and will in time understand the words themselves.
Whether today or in ten centuries, all at once or in fits and starts, mortals shall bring an end to death. Whether curse or blessing, it shall come as mere fact.
As mere fact, Eldest.
Mortals have the desire, and they shall soon have the power; they will learn to live forever and, regardless of philosophy, they will in the end choose to do so.
And The Eldest agreed. — Ox