martes, 21 de junio de 2011

Spectres


As in vampires there are also ranks withing the Wraiths, Specters are the most feared, they have only pain and fear as their companions and wish to spread their misery upon all living and unliving entity they encounter.

Spectres
They can be divided into Castes, based on their function in serving oblivion.
From lowest to highest goes as follow:
 
  • Mortwights: Spectres who suffered horrifying disfiguring deaths, succumbing to Oblivion at the moment of their death. Mortwights are given less respect because they never chose to serve Oblivion. The Mortwights see themselves as greater servants of Oblivion because they were always Oblivion's servants and were never deluded by a desire to avoid it.
     
  • Haints: Spectres who died of famine, genocide, or some other atrocity, and enter the underworld as Spectres driven by insatiable hunger. Like Mortwights, the Haints are given lower status because they never chose to serve Oblivion. Mortwights and Haints are considered roughly equal.
     
  • Doppelgangers: The most common Spectres, they are normally indistinguishable form other wraiths, acting as Oblivion's spies and inside operators. The doppelgangers are seen as lesser servants of Oblivion because of their relatively recent conversion to Oblivions service, and because it has not yet begun to mark their corpus.
     
  • Apparitions: The evangelists of Oblivion, these Spectres seek to convert wraiths by preaching to their Shadows. Apparitions are Mortwights, Haints, or Doppelgangers whose corpus has begun to be re-wrought by the corrupting touch of Oblivion.
     
  • Shades: Spectres whose personality was destroyed by Oblivion and the Tempest, and who exist as near-mindless predators in its depths. Used as shock troops by the spectres, these beasts are given greater respect because they have already partly succumbed to Oblivion.
     
  • Nephwracks: The templars and high priests of the Malfeans and the bureaucrats and generals of the Labyrinth. Nephwracks are distinguished by corpuses distinctly and extensively marked by Oblivion.
     
  • Hekatonkhire: The so-called "Thousand Handed Gods," long-lived shades of Onceborn-like power but no usable intelligence. Used in an almost siege-engine-like capacity by the Spectres, 3 Hekatonkhire were present at the siege of Stygia during the 3rd Great Maelstrom.
     
  • The Malfeans themselves, God-Kings of Oblivion.

62 comentarios:

  1. yeah spectres give me the creeps

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  2. I never knew of such a hierarchy, and it makes for some fascinating reading. To think that a disembodied phantasm can be "recruited" to a cause is a pretty interesting concept.

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  3. Malfeans seem the most appealing.

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  4. that's quite a lot of spectres, never thought there were so many kinds

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  5. Dark seems like its under the surface :D

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  6. I like the picture and the post.

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  7. Another brilliant creepy lost, love the detail

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  8. Great post, you got all the necessary details :)

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  9. great post and i like the picture!

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  10. spectres are one of my favourite monsters

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  11. I read few of your writes-ups.I thought it was great.So I thought I would add you as a friend so that we can read each others work. Hope you have a great day.

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  12. They seem pretty badass to me (:

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  13. i hated these monsters in diablo 2, just annoying

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  14. Wasnt it those Harry Potter killed? :)

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  15. I see there are Haints. What about Taints?

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  16. Doppelgangers will always be my favorite :D

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  17. Wow, I knew about angelic hierarchies but not for wraiths.

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  18. First time hearing about this but it looks awesome.

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  19. I love how everything in the world of darkness is tied together

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  20. your pic reminds me of the black riders in the lord of the rings, they are wraiths too right?
    damn, they creep me out...

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  21. Spectres look awesome, it was a nice read

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  22. Wao! U know the first time I heard about vampires I thought it was some story invented for fun, but I think m starting to believe on myths now... I hope m not getting crazy...

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  23. Doppelgangers can be pretty annoying.

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  24. I've always fancied myself to be a God-King of Oblivion.

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  25. What Kanika said - I don't know how any of us sleep at night after your lessons in 'vampirism' Malkavian.

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  26. Great post! I like the artwork, very catchy ")

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  28. That photo looks like a Disturbed album cover.

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  29. Good post my friend ;D i´m back if you are interested...

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  30. Very interesting and slightly spooky read.

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