Death is one of the three serpents who reside in the hot springs. He is said to have power over death.
He declared the price for ShialBaz's resurrection: an Ascendant residing in The Ziggurat. The trade was made, and ShialBaz returned to this world. Cpt. Koke, a man surrounded by death, offered his servitude in "gratitude" for his friends return, the great serpent accepted and bound Koke to his pact.