You know, that our project includes ones with mysterious word "shadromancer" in their profile...
Who are them? Let's explain!
Who are them? Let's explain!
First of all, shadromancers are closed species by emoPaladin (with support of dreamsReaper and Sabishii).
1. General information about the Shadromansers
The Shadromansers are autonomous hallucinations, created by repetition of thoughts and subconscious faith.
At the origins of each shadromanser in individuality stands a person, usually extremely weak-willed and / or helpless, in other words, a subject appealing to mystical forces and requiring protection.
Due to this, often shadromanser personifies everything that the subject does not recognize in himself, or captures the characteristics desired by the subject.
The created Shadromanser pursues his host for the rest of his life, after which he has two finals.
If he manages to gain sufficient affillation of the host and his final desire, then his life continues after the death of the host.
Otherwise, the Shadromanser disappers.
Otherwise, the Shadromanser disappers.
2. Biological features
Each shadromanser consists of a core in the form of a spark and a smoke mass.
Smoke mass is similar to the accumulation of single points (as if a mosqitos or points of the vertex in mmd). The core is usually not very large, similar to one of the units of the smoke mass and has a colored glow.
With a sufficient amount of smoke, the shadromancer starts "searching for himself": he choose the most comfortable appearance for himself.
As a rule, these are humanoid creatures corresponding to the environment, so that the host and the shadromanser himself does not have cognitive dissonance.
As a rule, this is from the very beginning shadromancer is a shadow of adult humanlike creatures.
Also there were shadromansers who had a "cyclopic look", but eventually they almost died out or became so rare that they began to be worshiped almost like gods.
They do not have the need for food and sleep, although they can in principle, and if they sleep, after a while they become dependent on sleep and feel slightly broken.
They can acquire temperature and their own smell.
During its existence, it can change its appearance and acquire new characteristics, as well as learn about possessing and switching - temporary use of part or the entire body of the host.
They can acquire their own habits, different from the habits of the host.
When Shadromanser grow up and begin to look at another shadromanser as potential partner, afterwards, he got a predilection for sexual intercourse, an additional part of the smoke mass appears. This smoke mostly projected into black birthmarks on the body and horns. The more massive the horns, the less sensitive they are due to the less dense distribution of this type of smoke mass.
The Shadromansers always see each other, and can conflict with each other. Sometimes it comes to battles, as a result of which they can lose the smoke mass, which served them, for example, limbs.
After that, the shadromanser can not return the lost limb due to a lack of material, although in case of acute necessity it can spray other parts of the body and create a projection of the lost one. In these cases, shadromancer's face suffers more often. Shadromanser can return the original form of the limb and the lost smoke mass only if only he get a special permission of the one who deprived him of this limb.
In the event that the Shadromanser receives a critical amount of damage and can not receive a return authorization, he makes an attempt to rest. He can either be an annihilated Shadromanser-executioner, or lose his emotional component and become a shadow of an object.
Being disturbed or attacked, such shadows get mad and attack everything they can get, absorbing and increasing their mass. In this state, they are dangerous and must be destroyed.
As weapons dominant types are more often used physical strength, submissives prefer to have recruitment weapons, usually cold.
2.1 Intraspecific polymorphism
The Shadromansers are divided into two main types - the dominant and the submissive. The submissive, in turn, has two subtypes: partial and complete.
The dominant type has a strong man's physique, usually a baritonal voice and a male reproductive system, if a need arises in it.
Full submissive type has a female physique, a voice of the timbre of a soprano and a female sexual system, if a need arises in it.
A partial submissive type has an eunuchoid physique, an androgynous voice, and a genital system with a tentacle.
With a strong suppression of the host and the presence of more than one shadromanser, Shadromancers can be produced in a natural way, but this directly depends on the state and desire of the submissive type.
However, the children of such a union, to put it mildly, are short-lived, and often do not live longer than a couple of months. Roughly speaking, the submissive type briefly get crazy and creates an illusion to itself.
Initially, the Shadromancers originate in the form of a spark, which the host should not miss and keep at home.
Then begins an endless process of speaking, during which Shadromancer absorbs the attention of the host and increases the smoke mass.
When the shadromanser considers the amount of mass sufficient, or suffers a sharp deficit of attention through the fault of the host, growth stops.
They can be in the IRL fickle, sometimes leaving in the inner city.
After the death of the host, the inner city disappears, and if the shadromanser continues to live, he must exist without him.
Over time, these shadromansers created a semblance of an inner city, consisting of three consulates and a tower-town hall in the center.
4. Social system
In the event that the host has more than one shadromanser, they are obliged to listen to the dominant one, and the first of them does not necessarily become a dominant.
If the submissive does not obey and becomes too self-willed, the dominant can turn his life into a real hell, until he breaks it, making it his toy.
The Shadromansers perfectly use the language of the host and may well understand some additional.
Sometimes they can use additional language as a way to attract the attention of the host.
By their nature, they are originally as defenders, after which each one chooses his own way depending on the characteristics he has collected.
The overwhelming majority of them is a simple psychological support of their host, wiping out memory debris at night and fighting against negative dreams.
However, there are exceptions: for example, a shadromanser who has acquired selfishness can become a full-fledged doppelganger of his host and try to get host's body into his control, thereby killing the essence of the host.
The Shadromansers, which exist after the death of the host, are inclined to invent various stories about the death of their parents.
It is easy to find a shadromancer, since they never remember these stories and are easily confused in them.
If you ask a straightforward question "How did he die?" at the time when the Shadromancer has become entangled, you can learn the real truth.
At the picture here you can see "wild" form of shadromancer - bit-thing-beast. Bit-thing-beasts appeared, when shadromancers started to divide into "wild" and "social". When social ones created the city and started to live like humans, wild ones lost their mind at all and become really dangerous nightmares.
7. Sources of food and drink
Shadromansers in principle can eat, but if from the side their food seems ordinary human-like, then in reality it is ephemeral copies of it.
Many of them have a craving for alcohol and its smell. Sometimes they can create their own alcohol on their own.
The stability of the dominant types to alcohol is greater than that of the submissive ones.
Clothing is much like a human being. Most shadromansers prefer to decorate it with various small elements in large quantities, be it belts, buckles, beads, bracelets or pendants.
Shadromansers are areligious. Many of them are generally stern pragmatists, able to tell the host in person that after death there is only emptiness.