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  • Wraith: evolution as a ghost?

    Spirits in the mid and upper umbra have the ability to grow, however infrequently. We also know that specters can evolve. But have Wraiths ever demonstrated an ability to grow beyond their normal selves?

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    Originally posted by Mercurial View Post
    But have Wraiths ever demonstrated an ability to grow beyond their normal selves?
    You need to further clarify/qualify that question, because it *really* depends on what you exactly mean by "...ability to grow beyond...". They obviously can change over time, developing new powers, abilities, knowledge of the world and so on, and with certain powers/happenstances they can even have their corpus be altered permanently. Any context other than that, however, requires considerably more clarification... because otherwise your question doesn't make any sense.


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    • #3
      Like how Spectres can possibly (however small that possibility may be) "evolve" into Malfeans?

      It... depends? On how one views the constructed system of the Underworld. Are Deathlords and Ferrymen "evolutions" of the Wraithly form? Systematically they operate with "modified" rule-sets, but only if one buys into the idea of Wraiths as a sort of "baseline" to compare them against. And then Transcendence might be seen as some form of "evolution" by a few Wraiths, but Transcendence is purposefully vague.

      Ultimately though, Wraith is not concerned about that kind of power-growth.

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      • #4
        It seemed wraith more then most of the other Gamelines portrayed your existence as ideally temporary, so Transcendence/Soulforging/Oblivion are the big leaps in your state of being if you don't become a Specter.


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        • #5
          And Oblivion still is even if you do...

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          • #6
            There are implied powers of Gaunts and powerful Hierarchs based on them "owning" souls, whether as thralls or as obedient underlings in the Hierarchy. At least in first edition, it was mentioned one reason powerful wraiths kept bound souls was to indoctrinate Thralls into their beliefs in order to better withstand Oblivion. However, what powers that may provide was never developed.

            Of course, the big change for any Wraith was to achieve Transcendence and leave the Underworld entirely.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Black Fox View Post
              There are implied powers of Gaunts and powerful Hierarchs based on them "owning" souls, whether as thralls or as obedient underlings in the Hierarchy. At least in first edition, it was mentioned one reason powerful wraiths kept bound souls was to indoctrinate Thralls into their beliefs in order to better withstand Oblivion. However, what powers that may provide was never developed.

              Of course, the big change for any Wraith was to achieve Transcendence and leave the Underworld entirely.
              That's quite interesting. Do you have a page reference so I can learn more about this theory?

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