Banshee

The Book of Names - Banshee

The name of Banshee is…
Keening.

The heralds of Banshee are…
Mournful music from up above; A sense of loss and unfairness in the world; Grey mists and light but unyielding showers of rain across the roofs.

The weapons of Banshee are…
The unlucky consequences of your own actions; Slow-building but potent waves of emotion; Sudden, powerful winds; The music and voices of the dead.

You turn Banshee aside by…
Paying appropriate respect to death and the dead, but then carrying on with your life; Living life to the fullest in the face of loss; Touching her heart with song.

Banshee kills you by…
Driving you to suicide; Casting you down from high places; Fating you to die, so that another may feel your loss. (It is not clear whether this last method is actually a power of Banshee, or if she simply appears to those who are about to know death even when their death is supposed to be impossible.)

Banshee is drawn to…
Outcasts who bemoan their fate; Those who are about to know death; Beautiful but mournful song.

Banshee hungers for…
You to feel loss; Your flailing and raging against the inevitability of death; The trappings of death, or of subcultures with a deathly aesthetic.

You may kill Banshee by…
Dying, escaping the clutches of the underworld, and rising from the dead; Ignoring her warnings and failing to acknowledge her existence, even after reaping the dire consequences.

Banshee is reborn when…
Someone who is nominally deathless is about to die; An entire family is about to fall into death's clutches.

You may escape the attention of Banshee by…
Not being fated to die, or to experience death; Setting your affairs in order, such that your death will cause minimal disruption.

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