Wraiths - halfway between spectres and humanoids - are semi-corporeal beings capable of great power. Usually brought about by vile injustice inflicted to them upon their death, they have many forms.
Wraiths differ from undead in that they are not just reanimated physical matter, but beings that died in a way which blocks their passing to the afterlife. Unlike spectres, which can occur only when the body is fully decomposed, a wraiths ghost releases from its body almost instantly and thus is still able to cling to its body, as it is not yet decomposed. It can then regain control of the body, yet loses sanity as conscious thought is consumed by the wraiths rage at the circumstances of its death and/or burial.
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