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Belated Arrival

Source Horror Adventures pg. 176
CR 5; XP 1,600
N chained haunt (25-ft. radius)
Caster Level 9th
Notice Perception DC 20 (to hear running footsteps)
hp 22; Weakness slow; Trigger proximity; Reset 1 day
Effect The spectral forms of several people take faltering steps before falling to their knees and wailing with grief. All creatures in the area are exhausted (no save, as per waves of exhaustion) and are slowed for 13 minutes as per slow unless they succeed at a DC 16 Will saving throw.
Destruction These spirits find rest only if those they could not save lead them to the afterlife.


The regret of those who arrived too late to spare others a terrible fate can manifest as a haunt. A belated arrival haunt often arises near another haunt or undead, representing the fate that these regretful spirits were not fast enough to stop. A belated arrival haunt is often chained to a ghost but a necrocraft is a truly horrifying alternative.