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Shroud-Rending is one of the Dark Arcanoi, and allows Spectres to see the Skinlands and the Quick through the Shroud.

As Spectres are not gifted with Lifesight as wraiths are, Shroud-Rending provides them with the only way to see and spy on the living. However, Spectres cannot appear before the living with this art; to do so requires knowledge of Embody. Nihils tend to form in the places this art is used frequently.

Basic Abilities

  • Hold Back the Curtain: A Spectre can extend the duration of an Arcanos' effects in the Skinlands.

Standard Powers

  • Menu hover bullet.pngMenu bullet.pngMenu bullet.pngMenu bullet.pngMenu bullet.png Threshold: A Spectre can see obscured images through the Shroud.
  • Menu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu bullet.pngMenu bullet.pngMenu bullet.png Echoes: This allows a Spectre to see through the Shroud.
  • Menu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu bullet.pngMenu bullet.png Fleeting Glimpses: A Spectre can clearly see an area of the Skinlands.
  • Menu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu bullet.png Virtuality: Events happening in the Skinlands can now be seen and heard clearly.
  • Menu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.png Transparent Memories: The Spectre can use all of their senses through the Shroud.

Alternate Powers

  • Menu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu bullet.pngMenu bullet.png Nightmare (WTO: Doomslayers: Into the Labyrinth Buy it from DriveThruRPG! Now in Print!): A Spectre tears open the Shroud over a sleeping mortal, allowing Oblivion to influence their dreams.
  • Menu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu bullet.png Lurking Presence (Doomslayers: Into the Labyrinth): Similar to Nightmare, but can be used on mortals who are awake.

Wraith: The Great War

During the Fourth Great Maelstrom, Shroud-Rending is an imperfect art still in the process of being developed. At this point, Shroud-Rending only has one power: allowing a Mortwight to tear a hole in the Shroud and enter the Skinlands for a brief period. A user of Shroud-Rending finds the Skinlands tangible to them (although not vice versa), and can use Arcanoi that cross the Shroud.

Levels in Shroud-Rending in this period represent how long a user can safely stay in the Skinlands:

  • Menu hover bullet.pngMenu bullet.pngMenu bullet.pngMenu bullet.pngMenu bullet.png One hour
  • Menu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu bullet.pngMenu bullet.pngMenu bullet.png Two hours
  • Menu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu bullet.pngMenu bullet.png Four hours
  • Menu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu bullet.png Eight hours
  • Menu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.png Sixteen hours

Only Mortwights may learn Shroud-Rending during this era; other Spectres do not as yet suspect its existence, in large part because they ignore the Mortwights.

References

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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