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Spirit Host

A Spirit Host.

A Spirit Host is a collection of spectres, shades, spirits and ghosts of the dead [1a] often those of murdered innocents or those with an unfulfilled oath. [2a]

The arcane rituals required to bind them into organised hosts are secret and known to only a few Vampires and Necromancers.[1a] In Sylvania, the priests of Morr were driven away by Vlad von Carstein who ensured as a consequence that those who died in his land could not pass over to the afterlife. [2a]

Appearance

These lost spirits manifest as a swirling mist of mournful, wailing faces and chill grasping hands and talons which can drag away part of the victims soul with a mere touch.[2a]

Powers and Limitations

Those knowing the rituals are certain to use them, for the spirit hosts are ethereal creatures and all earthly weapons, even as formidable as knightly lance or cannonball, will just go straight through them, doing no damage whatsoever. Even better, the spirits glide above the earth, ignoring any terrain beneath them, easily outgoing the earth-bound infantry and even cavalry, should the latter encounter particularly challenging ground. [1a]

On the other hand, it is possible to kill the spirits with magic or with magical weapons. Those who are lucky enough to possess them, will not find Spirit Hosts to be challenging opponents, because their combat prowess is average, with skill, power and magic-harm resilience being no higher than human. Also, their reactions are extremely slow; worthless for most, priceless for those able to hurt them.

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Vampire Counts
Units Abyssal Terror - Banshee - Bat Swarm - Black Coach - Black Knight - Blood Knight - Cairn Wraith - Corpse Cart - Coven Throne - Crypt Horror - Dire Wolves - Fell Bat - Ghoul - Grave Guard - Hexwraith - Mortis Engine - Necromancer - Master Necromancer - Necromancer Lord - Simulacra - Skeleton - Spirit Host - Strigoi Ghoul King - Strigany - Swain - Sylvanian Levy - Terrorgheist - Vargheist - Varghulf - Vampire Thrall - Vampire Count - Vampire Lord - Wight King - Zombie - Zombie Dragon
Characters Abhorash - Adolphus Krieger - Alicia von Untervald - Andraste - Asteron - Chandagnac - Constant Drachenfels - Dieter Helsnicht - Famke Leibrandt‎ - Frederick van Hal - Gabriella von Nachthafen - Gashnag - Genevieve Dieudonné - Gorgivich Krakvald - Gothard - Heinrich Kemmler - Helena von Culper - Hermione von Auerbach - Isodora - Kadon - Kattarin - Johann Haifisch - Khemalla - Krell - Lothar von Diehl - Lupa Stregga - Luthor Harkon - Mallobaude - Mariato - Mathilda‎‎ - Melissa d'Acques - Merovech - Mundvard - Naaima - Neferata - Nitocris - Obadiah Glothman - Palatine Drego - Pitre Fonce - Rametep - Rasha bin Wasim - Red Duke - Rudolph Brecht - Sofia - Talia - Theodora Margrave - Tiberius Kael - Ulrika Magdova - Ushoran - Urzen - Anark von Carstein - Ariette von Carstein - Isabella von Carstein - Konrad von Carstein - Lydia von Carstein - Mannfred von Carstein - Nyklaus von Carstein - Vlad von Carstein - Katherina von Dernsbach - Frich Von Haas - Rabe von Stahl - Rodrik von Waldendorf‎‎ - Rametep - Walach Harkon - W'soran - Yamina - Zacharias
Organisations Order of the Blood Dragon - Lahmian Sisterhood - Necrarch Brotherhood - Von Carstein Dynasty
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