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Do spells in the Lore of Death, steal soul and drain life, effect forest spirits? The spell descriptions say they don't affect undead, daemons, and the life that don't have souls. Should this include forest spirits? We played it where they could be effected, but I'm still not sure of the answer.
We can argue fluff all night (i.e., treekin aren't really living trees--they are spirits that float around and pick up limbs and such when danger is near, so are they alive?). But are there other spells or situations that would set a precedent?
We have been playing to the letter of the description as far as those types of spells are concerned. The spell specifically mentions undead and daemons, therefore all other types of critters (human, elf, treekin, etc) are fair game.
I would say it effects them, deamons are categorised by the deamonic rules; the forest spirits now have the exact same rules - correct? If it's good for one, I'd say works for both.
Demons and Forest Spirit rules are two totally different things.
Besides, while it makes sense to argue that a Treekin/Treeman/Dryad is just a bunch of wisps infesting a tree, Wild Riders, and certain Noble/Highborne make-ups are classified as Forest Spirits and I can't see a lore of Death Spell not effecting them.
Forest spirits are neither daemons or undead. They follow the rules for neither and are not listed as such in the wood elf book.
For now, they are affected - this might change when the magic lores are redone with the new edition.
(Fluff-wise they are "alive" on some level - they are bits of tree, after all )
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