💀 The Wraithborn is a creature created and dominated by the power of pure Necromancy. They are beings that embody the dark force, and every spell they cast is an extension of their own beings. A rare entity, indeed, knowledge of the Wraithborns is incredibly scarce, and can only be found in the darkest of grimoires.
💀 It is unclear where the Wraithborn originally hails from, but a question to ask would be who first brought one into being. This, too, is unclear, but going back in history to scrutinize every powerful sorcerer would likely result in more than a few prospects.
💀 Where the stereotypical thought of an undead tends towards the mindless, a Wraithborn is quickly set aside. Magic is a Wraithborn's weapon, more so than any blade or instrument could ever offer them. Indeed, the Wraithborn is a unique creature, molded into existence through the use of dark arts, and foul means.
💀 Those who know of these mysterious gestalts are often divided between hatred, fear, and sympathy. Where a Lich very much chose to abandon its mortality, a Wraithborn is birthed into undeath. Some would claim that they are a mockery of life, born dead rather than alive. These scholars would be correct.Creation
💀 The process of bringing a Wraithborn into this world is a peculiar procedure. A single mistake, a single moment of hesitation is enough to allow the dark forces at work to utterly destroy the sorcerer who would dare assume the task.
💀 Twenty sacrifices, each within the age of the Wraithborn.
💀 A powerful caster, able to conjure forth the deepest, foulest parts of Necromancy.
💀 A place of darkness, where an atrocity has made itself known.
💀 A black circle of sealing, to prevent the life essence of the sacrificed from escaping.
💀 Four things required for the ritual to be performed.
💀 Considered amongst Necromancers as one of the most dangerous rituals to perform, the scarce material components fade in comparison to the absolute, raw power demanded by the sorcerer casting this spell. Upon completion, a new creature will have risen, once dead, and now known as Death.Features
💀 Mortis Weavers
☠️ A Wraithborn is fully attuned to the school of Necromancy, to the point where they are comprised of those very energies. It is then understandable that a Wraithborn has a vast affinity for the school.
☠️ Magical spells found in Positive Energy will harm a Wraithborn. On the flip side, spells found in Negative Energy will heal them. Like many other creatures of shade, the Wraithborn can see clearly in pitch-black darkness. As is the case for Undead, the Wraithborn cannot age, and is frozen in time.
💀 Personalized Darkness
☠️ Every Wraithborn's spells appear in different ways. For some, the energies they produce are black, and for others, a dark red.
☠️ Casper’s magical spells make themselves known as a ghostly black force with highlights of phantasmal white noted within the energies.Flaws
💀 Black Heralds
❌ A Wraithborn is completely unable to cast magic of any other school than Necromancy.
❌ This also holds true for magical artifacts, as the items will have no effect on a Wraithborn.
❌ This also extends to potions, as any benevolent spell aimed at them will be nullified by the dark energies they are comprised of.
💀 Slave To The Lesser
❌ Ironically, despite being one with Death itself, a Wraithborn is entirely bound to the sorcerer who created it.
❌ A Wraithborn cannot disobey their master under any circumstances, and while they are fully aware of every action committed, they cannot control themselves.
❌ These shackles are only broken when the Wraithborn's master is killed, thereby freeing the Wraithborn.
💀 Nightly Ghasts
❌ Sunlight is deadly to a Wraithborn, similar to vampires, and as such, the Wraithborn has to protect themselves with magic as to not fade into nothingness beneath its rays.
❌ Most, if not all of a Wraithborn's Necromantic magic is entirely ineffective against mechanical constructs.
❌ This includes robots, vehicles, inorganic structures, and more.
❌ A Wraithborn's skin is burned by silver.
❌ These creatures are incredibly weak.
❌ Their fragile, frail, and dainty appearance is not simply for show, as they possess the strength expected from such a sight.
❌ A Wraithborn is far weaker than an average human.
💀 Flesh Of The Dead
❌ A Wraithborn cannot heal, naturally.
❌ To regenerate from even the most superficial of wounds, they are forced to heal themselves with Necrotic magic, or drain the essence of other beings.
💀 Mockery Of Life
❌ A Wraithborn will quickly find themselves missing the feeling of warmth, and the touch of cold.
❌ Due to their Undead nature, a Wraithborn cannot feel the elements.
💀 Of The Dead
❌ A powerful sorcerer or even another Wraithborn might have the ability to cast a mind-controlling spell on the Wraithborn in question.
❌ However, a Wraithborn cannot create another of their own kind.
❌ It is speculated that a living sorcerer is required for the spell to work, but this is unclear.Biology
💀 The first thing to note when seeing a Wraithborn is their ghostly skin. Upon further examination, the creature's porcelain flesh appears like silk to the touch and does not seem to possess any features such as hair, or blemishes.
💀 Despite being dead, a Wraithborn's body feels lukewarm at all times, even if they find themselves in a snowstorm. When in the dark, their skin appears to offer a very soft and faint glow, which makes it easy to mistake them for ghosts.
💀 When a Wraithborn speaks, their soft, quiet voices are pinpointed by a ghostly echo. As if an accompanied whisper blanketing every word, a Wraithborn's verbal interactions can be considered rather disturbing. Casper has often been asked 'Why are you always on Poltergeist Mode'?
💀 Another display that is easily noted when a Wraithborn speaks is their razor-sharp, shark-like teeth. They do not have human bicuspids, but rather, a row of dangerously sharp fangs, which is a result of the mutation their bodies undergo during its transformation.
💀 No matter how fit, athletic, large, or well-built a Wraithborn was in life, they now find themselves with scrawny, fragile frames. It is quite easy to count every single rib, and point out many bones beneath their skin.
💀 In regards to their digestive system, Wraithborns are rather peculiar. They can eat food, and while they do not feel hunger, they can still enjoy the taste. However, their bodies do not break down nourishment in the same way the living do. Instead, when food enters a Wraithborn's stomach, it evaporates as if tossed into a furnace, torn apart, and erased by the Necrotic energies within them. This would also indicate that a Wraithborn does not pass food, or drink.
💀 If one was to cut open a Wraithborn, they would learn that the insides of this creature are entirely black, almost like tar. Their blood is equally black and does flow, despite them being dead. This also goes hand in hand with the fact that their hearts beat. They do, however, not breathe.
💀 Following their transformation, a Wraithborn is very easy to spot by those with enough knowledge to identify one. Their skin, inhumanly large eyes, claws, teeth, and tails speak volumes of what these creatures are. Magic
💀 The Wraithborn wields Necromantic Magic through an effort of will. They do not use words of power, no incantations, no ingredients, or spellbooks. For an onlooker, their magic would appear far more like a mutant's powers than a caster's arcana, and to an extent, this is actually true. Wraithborn are, after all, Necromantic magic given flesh. They use Necromancy as a means of weaving and shaping results limited to that school's possible outcomes without actively casting individual spells.
💀 As a Wraithborn grows older, and through experience, they will learn to weave more complex and powerful results when using their magic. If a Wraithborn attempts to conjure forth outcomes beyond their current capabilities, the spell will fizzle, nothing will happen, and the Wraithborn will start feeling incredibly fatigued.