I'm currently working with Jackie Purver of Retriever, so that's how Descension came about as I knew she was perfect for the track, but I'm also collaborating with Bea Garcia from Twist Helix, Kate Edwards, Faithful Johannes
from Outside Your House and Tom Hollingworth, to name a few.
Johannes promises: "And when faithful Johannes had once again given the king his hand on it, the latter became still, laid his head on the pillow, and died" (66).
According to Swann Jones, faithful Johannes represents duty, or conscience.
The prince has the stone statue installed in his bedroom: Steven Swann Jones interprets this as a sign of the prince's willingness to follow social codes; faithful Johannes, the symbol of the conscience, is put in that place where the prince had previously shown little self-control (61).
Faithful Johannes says to his master: "Your faithfulness (Treue) will not go unrewarded," (72) and sets the heads back on the children's bodies, smears them with blood, and they spring to life.
Faithful Johannes was willing to accept death as the cost of faithfulness to his prince, and he was resuscitated by the blood of the children, who were then resuscitated by blood as well.