Spectre/Lore

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Spectre minimap icon.png Mercurial, the Spectre
Just as higher states of energy seek a lower level, the Spectre known as Mercurial is a being of intense and violent energy who finds herself irresistibly drawn to scenes of strife as they unfold in the physical world. While her normal spectral state transcends sensory limitations, each time she takes on a physical manifestation, she is stricken by a loss of self--though not of purpose. In the clash of combat, her identity shatters and reconfigures, and she begins to regain awareness. She grasps that she is Mercurial the Spectre--and that all of her Haunts are but shadows of the one true Spectre. Focus comes in the struggle for survival; her true mind reasserts itself; until in the final moments of victory or defeat, she transcends matter and is restored once more to her eternal form.
Spectre
Associated with
Heroes:Puck minimap icon.png Puck
Dark Willow minimap icon.png Dark Willow
Places:Seven Planes
Fae Realm
Gods:Ascendants
Transcendencies
  • Mercurial comes from one of the Seven Planes. Which one precisely is unknown. Violent energies from her native plane flows off her body.[1]
  • Mercurial speaks of an "origin", which she seeks to get closer by becoming one of the Ascendants.[2]
  • Mercurial speaks of the "Transcendencies", a mysterious concept.[3]
  • Mercurial may be one of many spectres.[4]
  • Mercurial's Spectral Dagger casts a shadow over the Terrene Plane.[5]
  • Mercurial appears to speak the same language as the Ascendants.[6]
    • Mercurial may not be able to understand herself.[7]
  • Mercurial believes she is a sort of manifestation, although from what, is unclear.[8]
  • Mercurial dissolves and disperses when she dies.[9]
  • Mercurial sometimes wears a glowing headdress to warn off the interdimensional predators between the Seven Planes.[10]
  • Mercurial is able to compress a soul's raw energy into a blade.[11]
  • Mercurial understands light and eternity in a way different from most beings.[12]
  • Mercurial traverses an unknown realm with eternal light, using senses that have no mundane equivalent. In this realm, she takes plumes from mysterious beings to adorn her dress.[13]
  • Mercurial once served as a "conduit" for the shadow realm, but now expends her effort in trying to keep it at bay.[14]

Friendships and rivalries[edit]

Allies meeting Spectre

Enemies killing Spectre

  • ▶️ Axe minimap icon.png Axe has no time for such nonsense!
  • ▶️ Batrider minimap icon.png Spectre, I have no idea what you just said, but I could listen to you all day.
  • ▶️ Bounty Hunter minimap icon.png Ah, Spectre, my toughest bounty.
  • ▶️ Brewmaster minimap icon.png Spirits, eh? Show me some proof. Heheheh, that's a pun.
  • ▶️ ▶️ Monkey King minimap icon.png r Enunciate!
  • ▶️ Puck minimap icon.png Unnerving. I understood every word.
  • ▶️ Spirit Breaker minimap icon.png Choose this plane or the next, Spectre, don't try to live in both.
  • ▶️ Templar Assassin minimap icon.png Oh, Spectre, we could have shared such secrets.
  • ▶️ Templar Assassin minimap icon.png I thought you spoke of mysteries but I see you were only confused.
  • ▶️ Visage minimap icon.png Remove yourself from this plane.

Others

  • ▶️ Oracle minimap icon.png r A haunted hunter I perceive, but what she utters passes understanding.

References[edit]

  1. Wings of the Ephemeral Haunt description.
  2. Spectre response: ▶️ Closer to Ascension!
  3. Spectre response: ▶️ Among the Transcendencies, you would be thought ignoble.
  4. Spectral Dagger description.
  5. Spectral Dagger description.
  6. Spectre response: ▶️ You speak not the speech of the Ascendants.
  7. Spectre response: ▶️ Why can I understand myself?
  8. Spectre response: ▶️ Manifestation ends.
  9. Spectre response: ▶️ The Spectre dissipates.
  10. Spectral Light description.
  11. Possessed Blade description.
  12. Belt of the Eternal Light description.
  13. Plume of the Eternal Light description.
  14. Transversant Soul description.
  15. Dark Willow response: ▶️ Other people might not understand you, but I do.
  16. Puck response: ▶️ Unnerving. I understood every word.