In contrast to the Great Curse, Abyssals suffer from Resonance. Abyssals are the slaves of the Neverborn and must obey them. The Neverborn are cruel and vicious creatures who abhor all life, and consequently demand their followers to do the same. Whenever an Abyssal commits a sin against the bidding of his Neverborn patron, he gains a measure of resonance. This resonance can vent in spectacular outburst that can turn entire areas into swaths of shadowland, manifest as ghostly appearances or target the Abyssal with crippling effects.