OokamiKasumi wrote:However, the worst presences I've personally encountered were made from concentrated human misery and hate. ... Any place were people suffered tends to have this sort of thing lurking in the darker corners.
Homo homini lupus. But if man made it, man can unmake it. Though some of that unmaking requires crazy preparation.
No lie there. I can handle your average haunted house by myself, but something with centuries of misery soaked into the walls such as a prison, or a hospital...? That takes team (coven) effort; which includes personal purification (and armoring) of each member before even stepping on the grounds to deal with the 'problem.'
Taleweaver wrote:Fortunately, in these cases, knowledge is power. And at least we keep records.
Agreed. If you know what you're dealing with, and how it got there, you know what tools are needed to clean up the mess.
Taleweaver wrote: So while these man-made presences may seem really bad, they mostly are because we can relate to their origins. In a way, we have a weakness to those sorts of toxic presence because we know that sort of suffering. But that affinity is also the reason why we're able to deal with them.
Agreed. Human-made presences very often simply need human responses to let go. (Acknowledgment, forgiveness, understanding, sympathy...)
Taleweaver wrote:With the other presences (and they sometimes WILL be lurking inside man-made buildings after man has left), there is no such affinity. And trying to attain knowledge about them is suicidal. If you try to find them, they will come to find you.
I have only encountered One of those; a non-human...thing
occupying a human body that was for all intents and purposes, a Corpse. It was creepy as hell too. It did not act, or even move
, like a normal human. I swear, it was like watching a puppet on strings. Also, it radiated Cold, like it was sucking the warmth out of the very air, and it smelled like old dirt. Seriously!
When I realized that I was dealing with something non-human... (It was hunting in a stripper-club, of all places!) I didn't ask it questions, I just told it: "I know what you are, and you are Not Welcome Here." It left immediately -- at speed. (Some of those legends are right on the money about certain things
needing 'permission' to enter a building!)
is something I have no idea how to deal with. I can drive them away, but that's all
I can do -- and that won't even work if it has a direct invitation from the owner of the property (or apartment). I have no clue how to 'dislodge' something like that once it's already 'in possession.'