Some say these ghosts are just silly stories shared around a roaring fire to scare children, but there are others who swear they are real entities.
Searching Shades think they are missing some part of their body and are trying to locate it. Those haunted by these ghosts hear a phantom voice echoing around them asking, "have you seen my _____? Where is my ________?" This haunting will cause growing stress and lack of sleep which interrupts healing and spell learning/requests each morning but will only persist until the the victims move out of range (level of shade x 30 miles). Successfully defeating the shade will end the haunting as well. Eventually a defeated Searching Shade will reform and return to the area where they died to resume this haunting with new targets.
Missing body part?
- Undead: Make no noise until attacking. Immune to effects that affect living creatures (e.g. poison). Immune to mind-affecting or mind-reading.
- Mundane weapon immunity: Can only be damaged with silver or magical weapons.