Phantom

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Phantom
Phantom.jpg
Level 2
Family Phantom family creatures
Body Type Biped
Classification(s) Non-corporeal undead
Area(s) Found Icemule Environs
The Graveyard
BCS <Not Known>
HP 44
Speed  ?
Attack Attributes
Physical Attacks
Fist +8 to +28 AS
Dagger +0 AS
Bolt Attacks
Minor Shock (901) +15 - +35 AS
Defense Attributes
Melee -23 DS
Ranged <N/A> DS
Bolt -6 DS
UAC +26 UDF
Bard Base <N/A> TD
Ranger Base +6 TD
Sorcerer Base +6 TD
Wizard Base <N/A> TD
Cleric Base +6 TD
Empath Base <N/A> TD
Paladin Base <N/A> TD
Major Elemental +6 TD
Minor Elemental <N/A> TD
Major Spiritual +6 TD
Minor Spiritual <N/A> TD
Major Mental <N/A> TD
Minor Mental +6 TD
Treasure Attributes
Coins yes
Gems yes
Magic Items yes
Boxes yes
Skin none
Other  ?

Barely still connected to the living plane, the phantom flickers in and out as it confronts those that would intrude upon its rest. The outlines of its shape are barely apparent, suggesting a once-humanoid appearance, now disguised in a transparent, flickering whiteness. The phantom must move and strike quickly, as it is only able to glimpse the figures of the targets around it when the phantom is at its most visible state.

Hunting strategies

When killing a phantom, the body will vanish very quickly. In order to find any treasure on the creature, you must search immediately after killing the phantom. This makes it difficult to find treasure unless you are using spells (and thereby having a CT, where you can still take searching action, versus a RT where you cannot).

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Behind the Scenes

In the I.C.E. Age lore, phantoms were the fate of those who suffered from long imprisonments, condemned to exist forever in a state of eternal hopelessness with no memory or awareness of their identity. The Graveyard uses them symbolically to represent the other side of the Gates of Oblivion, where those who are lost in Purgatory waste away in hopelessness. Those who are "lost to the demonic" dissolved into nothingness in the old death mechanics. The relation of phantoms to the graveyard gate is also an allusion to the Gate of Hell in Canto II of Dante's Inferno.

References

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