When you perform this ritual in the presence of a corpse or a skull, you witness an auditory and visual replay of the moments before the death of that creature, as seen from the creature’s perspective.
BTW, I really like that format of players getting to ask the characters questions, instead of just the DM. It seems like a good way to ask people to develop their character's backstory in ways they may not have anticipated. Wouldn't mind doing something like this here too.
I really loved doing that too. It's the reason that game was the one I was hoping to get in the most. =) All of those details about Gene's town, for instance, probably would not have been thought of without others asking.
Well, let's do it, then. Setting up a forum now where each of you answer a question, and then ask another character a new question (or multiple characters questions), then they would answer, and ask another character a question --- rinse, repeat.