Name: Maleficence
Guild: None
Status: Dark Arcanoi
Marking(s): None

Maleficence is one of the Dark Arcanoi used by Spectres to infuse the power of Oblivion into beings and allow them to serve the hive-mind.

Maleficence can be used on the living and the dead. Among the Quick, it is used to start cults dedicated to death, destruction, and all the things that Oblivion needs to feed on. With the dead, it is used to torture unwilling wraiths into becoming Spectres by infusing them with the darkness they need to turn to their dark sides. Many who use Maleficence give an almost religous feel; in Necropoli where the Hierarchy has limited or no reign, Spectral preachers using Maleficence can be seen walking the streets among wraiths.

Basic AbilitiesEdit

  • Sense Prayer: This allows a Spectre to target those who call or pray to darkness.
  • Sense Investment: A Spectre may sense if a mortal has Being from another Spectre inside them.

Standard PowersEdit

  • Menu hover bulletMenu bulletMenu bulletMenu bulletMenu bullet Black Whispers: A Spectre may communicate directly with the mind of one of the living.
  • Menu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu bulletMenu bulletMenu bullet Benefice: A Spectre can invest themselves into a Quick in order to give them Spectral powers.
  • Menu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu bulletMenu bullet Investiture: A Spectre causes the spirit of a mortal to decay, temporarily giving them supernatural powers.
  • Menu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu bullet Discipline: This allows a Spectre to inflict severe pain on a target they have planted their Being into.
  • Menu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bullet Conversion: The Spectre can bring the very feeling of Oblivion onto an audience.

Alternate PowersEdit

None are known.


Wraith: The Oblivion Arcanoi

The Great 13:

Argos · Castigate · Embody · Fatalism · Inhabit · Keening · Lifeweb · Moliate · Outrage · Pandemonium · Phantasm · Puppetry · Usury


Flux · Intimation · Mnemosynis

Dark Arcanoi:

Contaminate · Corruption · Hive-Mind · Larceny · Maleficence · Shroud-Rending · Tempest-Weaving · Tempestos


Fascinate · Serendipity


Chains of the Emperor · Way of the Artisan · Way of the Farmer · Way of the Merchant · Way of the Scholar · Way of the Soul


Alloyed · Behest · Connaissance · Displace · Kinesis · Leechcraft · Tempered