According to tradition, purgatory is supposedly a plane of suffering temporarily populated by the souls of the dead who are atoning their sins before going to heaven, or perhaps where wicked souls wallow in their iniquity before being sent to hell. In recent decades, however, the powers of purgatory have become concerned that they are little more than a pitstop along the way to hell. It wasn't long before a decision was made: to balance the number of souls they sent on to heaven and hell, purgatory would increase their reach. Now, not only are those who belong to other faiths being pulled into purgatory, but also the living and the immortal.
This is what happened to you.
(The Entry Way is a multifandom and OC friendly game based around redemption and damnation, set on the plane of purgatory in a modern city called Gehenna)