Pomp is short for Psychopomp. Though as Steve’s dad puts it Pomp is both a noun and a verb.
Pomps pomp the dead, we draw them through us to the Underworld and the One Tree. And we stall the Stirrers, those things that so desperately desire to come the other way. Every day I’m doing this – well, five days a week. It’s a living, and quite a lucrative one at that.