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Maleficence is one of the Dark Arcanoi used by Spectres to infuse the power of Oblivion into beings and allow them to serve the hive-mind.

Maleficence can be used on the living and the dead. Among the Quick, it is used to start cults dedicated to death, destruction, and all the things that Oblivion needs to feed on. With the dead, it is used to torture unwilling wraiths into becoming Spectres by infusing them with the darkness they need to turn to their dark sides. Many who use Maleficence give an almost religious feel; in Necropoli where the Hierarchy has limited or no reign, Spectral preachers using Maleficence can be seen walking the streets among wraiths.

Basic Abilities

  • Sense Prayer: This allows a Spectre to target those who call or pray to darkness.
  • Sense Investment: A Spectre may sense if a mortal has Being from another Spectre inside them.

Standard Powers

  • Menu hover bullet.pngMenu bullet.pngMenu bullet.pngMenu bullet.pngMenu bullet.png Black Whispers: A Spectre may communicate directly with the mind of one of the living.
  • Menu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu bullet.pngMenu bullet.pngMenu bullet.png Benefice: A Spectre can invest themselves into a Quick in order to give them Spectral powers.
  • Menu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu bullet.pngMenu bullet.png Investiture: A Spectre causes the spirit of a mortal to decay, temporarily giving them supernatural powers.
  • Menu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu bullet.png Discipline: This allows a Spectre to inflict severe pain on a target they have planted their Being into.
  • Menu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.png Conversion: The Spectre can bring the very feeling of Oblivion onto an audience.

Alternate Powers

None are known.

Reference

Wraith: The Oblivion Arcanoi
The Great 13 Argos · Castigate · Embody · Fatalism · Inhabit · Keening · Lifeweb · Moliate · Outrage · Pandemonium · Phantasm · Puppetry · Usury
Forbidden Flux · Intimation · Mnemosynis
Dark Arcanoi Blighted Insight · Contaminate · Corruption · False Life · Hive-Mind · Larceny · Maleficence · Shroud-Rending · Tempest-Weaving · Tempestos
Risen Fascinate · Serendipity
Jade Chains of the Emperor · Way of the Artisan · Way of the Farmer · Way of the Merchant · Way of the Scholar · Way of the Soul
Miscellaneous Alloyed · Behest · Connaissance · Displace · Kinesis · Leechcraft · Tempered
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