Monday, May 4, 2015

Spirit Guide: Ghost of Christmas Future

GHOST OF CHRISTMAS FUTURE

Class VII Corporeal Entity

Also know as: Death (alleged)

The Ghost of Christmas Future is a spirit which has been known to appear once a year on Christmas Eve. 

The spirit appears as a dark, shrouded figure, ranging between 1.5 to 2 meters in height. The height discrepancy is due to many reports indicating that the spirit is almost fluid in nature, and thus the height may change. When it can be considered to be angry, the spirit will often increase in height in order to cow and terrify its victims.  The Ghost’s robes are black, fading to dark grey, and are in tatters. Despite this, the spirit’s face in perpetually shrouded in shadow, so that it is impossible to identify any major distinguishing features. Its appearance has been known to cause a feeling of dread in those who are able to see it. It is also noticeable that the spirit only communicates in the form of gestures; it has never been known to speak.

The Ghost of Christmas Future’s powers are rather unique. Specifically, the spirit is able to take the individual that it is appearing to on a journey into possible futures for that individual. During the time of the manifestation, the Ghost as well as their companions is unable to interact with the surroundings.  

Given that it is able to transport its companions through both space and time, the Ghost of Christmas Future should be considered exceptionally powerful. Such a journey would require significant command of energy as well as ability. It is unknown at the moments if there are any limitations as to the length of time that one may be transported (i.e. if it may be taken past events relating to the individual in questions life span,) or if the ability to transport individuals in unlimited.

The most notable encounter occurred in 1842 when he appeared to Ebenezer Scrooge. Scrooge then told his tale of his appearance to his good friend Charles Dickens, who then fictionalized it into A Christmas Carol. In this particular instance, it was preceded in his arrival by three other spirits, that of a presage (in this situation, appearing in the form of Jacob Marley, Scrooge’s deceased business partner), The Ghost of Christmas Past, and the Ghost of Christmas Future.

As far as is researched, there are no known weaknesses for this spirit, including the ability of this manifestation to avoid the usual precautions taken against the haunting of a locality. Given that it usually singles out a single person to convey a warning, the likelihood of those precautions succeeding in barring the spirit are low. However, since this ghost is usually present to provide a lesson or warning, it should not be considered especially threatening. Manifestations are often an hour or two at the most, with no ill reported effects from the visit. Therefore, the Ghost of Christmas Past may be considered mostly benign, however disconcerting. 

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