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Corpse Lanterns (S."Narthanath-daenen"), being both stronger and more intelligent than Corpse Candles, wove a stronger and more alluring web, appearing whole and wholesome above the waters of the marsh or swamp, and seeming to the victim to be something that would attract his attention. The visions varied according to the victim, and several unfortunates gazing upon the same Corpse Lantern would see different things: the lusty warrior may see a buxom wench with a lantern, searching for something; the compassionate Healer a lost child with a lamp; the suspicious thief a fat merchant with a purse that could use lightening, engaged in burying more treasure in the safe embrace of the marsh. Thus the Corpse Lantern enticed its victims to a death by drowning, enabling the undead remnant to drain the victims life-force.

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