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Alexandre III (Dictionnaire infernal)

Part I: The Usual Apparition

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The…

1

skeletal…

2

bloody…

3

decayed…

4

stark white…

5

insubstantial…

6

luminous…

7

weeping…

8

twitching…

9

lumbering…

10

floating…

11

livid…

12

shadowy…

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figure of….

1

an old man…

2

a young man…

3

an old woman…

4

a young woman…

5

a boy…

6

a girl…

7

a soldier…

8

a priest…

9

a nun…

10

a hunter…

11

a coachman…

12

twin children…

13

a freak…

14

an executed criminal…

15

a maid…

16

a footman…

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a beggar…

18

a leper…

19

a knight…

20

a Druid (other pagan) priest…

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wearing…

1

rags,

2

all white,

3

armor,

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finery,

5

all black,

6

their funeral shroud,

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nothing,

8

chains,

9

only undergarments,

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nightclothes,

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and carrying…

1

their own severed head(s),

2

a sword,

3

a lantern,

4

an hourglass,

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a gun,

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a candle,

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a bottle,

8

a basket of hands,

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a sack,

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nothing,

11

a lamp,

12

a dagger,

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a skull,

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an infant,

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a whistle,

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a noose,

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a club,

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a bucket,

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a bloody heart,

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flowers,

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will….

1

suddenly appear,

2

drop from the ceiling (or the sky),

3

drop down a chimney (or from a tree),

4

rise up from the floor (or ground),

5

fly through the air,

6

walk out of a wall or door,

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and then…

1

beckon.

2

move across the room.

3

ask if someone knows their name.

4

enact their own death.

5

howl.

6

point somewhere and scream.

7

silently stare.

8

try to hand something to a character.

9

laugh.

10

cry.

11

plead for someone to help them.

12

suddenly disappear.

13

attempt to kiss the onlooker.

14

remove their eyes.

15

remove their heart.

16

vomit a large quantity of blood.

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rot away.

18

sing.

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pound on the walls and/or floor.

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dance.

Part II: The Other Apparition(s)

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Sometimes, instead of a person, one sees a…

1

severed hand…

2

severed head…

3

bloody skull…

4

bleached skull…

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beating heart…

6

white cat…

7

black cat…

8

black dog…

9

white dog…

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raven…

11

white raven…

12

coffin…

13

longcase clock…

14

hourglass…

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child’s toy…

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ancient book…

17

mass of dismembered body parts…

18

flesh-less skeleton…

19

flower…

20

bottle…

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that…

1

floats in the air.

2

skids across the floor.

3

flies across the room.

4

thumps the floor.

5

is hurled at the onlooker.

6

is always at the edge of one’s vision.

7

drops from above (or down the chimney).

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arises from the floor.

Part II: Further Spectral Activity

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Even when it does not show itself, one senses the presence of the spirit by…

1 – 2

the smell of decay.

3 – 4

the smell of freshly disturbed earth.

5 – 6

the smell of blood.

7 – 8

the intense smell of unwashed bodies.

9 – 10

the sound of weeping.

11 – 12

the sound of laughter.

13 – 14

the sound of indistinct chatter.

15 – 16

the sound of retching.

17 – 18

the sound of singing.

19 – 20

a banging sound.

21 – 22

a tapping sound.

23 – 24

the tolling of an invisible bell.

25 – 26

the sound of music.

27 – 28

a buzzing sound.

29 – 30

a low hum.

31 – 32

the flapping of invisible wings.

33 – 34

the soft touch of invisible fingers.

35 – 36

the feel of a sudden slap across the face.

37 – 38

the touch of an icy cold, but invisible hand.

39 – 40

the touch of a burning hot, but invisible hand.

41 – 42

the feel of an icy kiss from invisible lips.

43 – 44

the feel of a kiss, delivered by warm but invisible lips.

45 – 46

a tingling sensation.

47 – 48

a sensation like being poked with needles.

49 – 50

the sudden pain of being cut by a knife.

51 – 52

the sudden chill in the air.

53 – 54

the sudden warmth.

55 – 56

the deepening gloom of the room.

57 – 58

a strange luminescence in the air.

59 – 60

a disturbance in the air, like someone walking past.

61 – 62

the persistent feeling of being watched.

63 – 64

a choking dryness in the air.

65 – 66

static electric shocks, like before a thunderstorm.

67 – 68

puddles of water that mysteriously appear and disappear.

69 – 70

puddles of blood that mysteriously appear and disappear.

71 – 72

puddles of slime that mysteriously appear and disappear.

73 – 74

the appearance of bloodstains on furniture and curtains.

75 – 76

the appearance of bloody footprints.

77 – 78

the appearance of muddy footprints.

79 – 80

a shiver up your spine.

81 – 82

a sudden ache in the bones.

83 – 84

a sudden shortness of breath

85 – 86

a sudden attack of indigestion.

87 – 88

the taste of spoiled food in your mouth.

89 – 90

the taste of ashes in your mouth.

91 – 92

the taste of dirt in your mouth.

93 – 94

the taste of wine in your mouth.

95 – 96

a bitter taste in your mouth.

97 – 98

a sweet taste in your mouth.

99 – 100

the smell of perfume.

Part IV: The Phantom’s Release

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The spirit will be laid to rest if…

1

their lost body is found and properly buried.

2

the body of someone they loved is properly buried.

3

their murder is solved, and the culprit exposed.

4

another family assumes ownership of the property.

5

their forgotten name becomes known.

6

the house is razed to the ground.

7

the family line ends.

8

a family member obtains something the spirit was denied in life.

9

the person they loved in life openly declares reciprocal feelings.

10

some item removed from the house is restored to it.

11

the person they harmed in life proclaims that the ghost is forgiven.

12

a disinherited member of the family is restored to their birthright.

13

a work of art they left unfinished in life is skillfully completed.

14

the money they were cheated of in life is buried with their body.

15

an object they hated in life is destroyed.

16

an ornate monument is placed over their grave.

17

an elaborate dinner party is held, with an empty seat left for the ghost.

18

a certain monster is destroyed.

19

an animal kept in captivity is let free.

20

the room or cottage they once inhabited is blessed.

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