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Pandemonium is one of the primary thirteen Arcanoi from Wraith: The Oblivion. Wraiths who use this Arcanos can use the powers of chaos to create havoc in the living world.

Pandemonium is also called the Wylding, a very appropriate name as perhaps no Arcanos is more associated with the Fog than this one. Experienced Haunters can create spectacularly horrible effects that are usually dramatic. They are usually the ones responsible for many effects of the classic "hauntings" in history. Blood running down the walls, mists and sudden chills, and swarms of rats or insects are just a few of the more common effects that a Haunter can inflict on their targets. Many Haunters enjoy using this art, and tend to develop a very artistic sense around it. In some cases, their only limitations are their imaginations and the thickness of the Shroud.

Despite their view of their abilities as "art", Haunters are not accepted like the Chanteurs or the Sandmen, as the existence of their powers violates the Dictum Mortuum. In fact, Haunters are one of the most frequent violators of the law, and therefore are usually chased down by the Hierarchy. On occasion, however, the Hierarchy has been known to hire more respectable Haunters to "clean out" certain buildings of the Quick.

Backlashes of power are frequently a problem when a use of Pandemonium doesn’t go as planned. Objects a wraith didn’t intend to touch can become distorted or destroyed, or a wraith’s Pathos or Corpus can be accidentally stripped away.

Basic Abilities

  • Sense Chaos: A Haunter can tell if something is being or has been manipulated by Pandemonium.

Basic abilities were dropped in the 20th anniversary edition.

Standard Powers

  • Menu hover bullet.pngMenu bullet.pngMenu bullet.pngMenu bullet.pngMenu bullet.png Weirdness: A Haunter can cause a small, limited effect on a lone target.
  • Menu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu bullet.pngMenu bullet.pngMenu bullet.png Befuddlement: A Haunter can completely confuse a target for a limited time.
  • Menu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu bullet.pngMenu bullet.png Dark Ether: A Haunter can tamper with light or weather conditions in an area.
  • Menu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu bullet.png Foul Humour: A Haunter can produce a strong, material effect through the Shroud.
  • Menu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.png Tempus Fugit: A Haunter can manipulate distance and time on a limited basis.

Alternate Powers

Guildbook: Haunters

  • Mouth of Madness: A Haunter can manifest Pandemonium arts through themselves.
  • Menu hover bullet.pngMenu bullet.pngMenu bullet.pngMenu bullet.pngMenu bullet.png Scripture: A Haunter may communicate by writing with their Corpus.
  • Menu hover bullet.pngMenu bullet.pngMenu bullet.pngMenu bullet.pngMenu bullet.png Wild Bloom: A Haunter can cause a small, withered garden to grow anywhere.
  • Menu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu bullet.pngMenu bullet.pngMenu bullet.png Bite Me: A Haunter may create realistic-looking (but foul tasting) food with their Corpus.
  • Menu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu bullet.pngMenu bullet.pngMenu bullet.png Fooled You: A Haunter may distort the distance at which an object appears to be.
  • Menu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu bullet.pngMenu bullet.png Stretching Reality: A Haunter can distort distances further, such as along hallways or roads.
  • Menu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu bullet.png Stigmata: A Haunter may create the appearance of bleeding wounds on their target.
  • Menu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu bullet.png Form of Chaos: A Haunter can make a rough humanoid form out of what appear to be foul objects (such as blood, maggots, insects, etc.)
  • Menu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.png Death's Caul: A Haunter may use part of his Corpus to create a "caul" over the face of a mortal.

Wraith: The Great War

Pandemonium abilities during the Great War are the same as the basic abilities and standard powers with the following exceptions, which replace the skills of the same level or where noted.

  • Menu hover bullet.pngMenu bullet.pngMenu bullet.pngMenu bullet.pngMenu bullet.png Bewilderment: This is essentially the same as Weirdness.
  • Menu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu bullet.pngMenu bullet.pngMenu bullet.png Haunting: A Haunter may call on the Wylding to create strange effects in the Skinlands.
  • Menu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu bullet.pngMenu bullet.png Wyldfire: This allows a Haunter to conjure up a Wylding-fueled flame that damages Spectres.

20th Anniversary Edition

The 20th anniversary edition introduces the initiate arts, a set of Pandemonium abilities available to members of the Haunters' Guild with sufficient status.

  • Menu hover bullet.pngMenu bullet.pngMenu bullet.pngMenu bullet.pngMenu bullet.png Taste Chaos: A Haunter can see whether someone has been affected by Pandemonium, Spectre powers, or other manifestations of Oblivion.
  • Menu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu bullet.pngMenu bullet.pngMenu bullet.png Postmortemscript: This is essentially the same as Scripture.
  • Menu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu bullet.pngMenu bullet.png Escher's Stair: A Haunter can link two doorways or other portals via the Labyrinth.
  • Menu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu bullet.png Grotesque Apparition: This is essentially the same as Form of Chaos.
  • Menu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.png Tesseract Bomb: A Haunter can turn a structure into a maze of nightmare geometry, making it impossible to enter or leave.

Other Books

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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