The Pale Ones
The Pale Ones are an immensely formidable race of undead creatures so mighty that they outshine Vampires, Liches, and even Great Dragons with their unbelievable power. It is said that the very shadows that The Pale Ones cast are so terrible that the darkness can swallow entire villages in their embrace, leaving only cold ruins in their passing.
It is known that there was recently a war in , fought against a handful of Pale Ones who had amassed a large and dangerous army. However, the Pale Ones are known to spend centuries far away from the realms of the cyclic races, supposedly living in the very deepest caverns, some of which are said to reach beneath the sea.
Pale Ones, as their name indicates, are pale in skin color with traits they are reminiscent of the Fey and the Elves. of The Kingdom of is said to have waged war against the servants of the Pale Ones for most of his life, and it is rumored that engaged one in direct combat during one of the battles of the Verathian War.
The Servants of The Pale Ones
Legends say that the Pale Ones are able to infuse their own shadows with malicious sentience. Some accounts claim that these shadows, when separated from their masters, are the most potent servants the Pales Ones can call upon.
The primary creatures which the Pale Ones use as their servants are a breed which are disparagingly referred to as Dirt Dwarves. These creatures are indeed somewhat similar to the Hrungnor and Grungnir dwarven races, although they share many traits common to gnomes and ogres as well.
It is rumored that The Xelaque once served The Pale Ones, and may have even revered them to the extent of worship. Some Xelaque myths speak of The Pale Ones as if they were omnipotent benefactors, while other tales suggest that the Pale Ones were terrible predators that fed upon the ancestral Xelaque.