Wraiths are a weird phenomenon, rare enough that the majority of the The Mythos refers to six of the Seven Peoples of the Earth, i.e. the Sun and the Darkness, the Guardians and the Dream, and the Fey and the Kin. “Among... More has no idea they exist.
For the record, they are not ghosts. Ghosts are one of the few remaining members of the Dream to be part of our world. They are not, sadly, actually dead people; when people are dead, their souls... More are echoes of people who’ve died. Wraiths, on the other hand, are pieces of beings who have died and who can never be whole, for most of their essential selves has been destroyed.
Hades is one of the ancient, strange beings known as gods. His father, Cronus ate him, for reasons unknown; his sister Dis defeated Cronus and freed him, but he wasn’t right when... More – Death – cares for these beings, though the details are unclear. He’s lent a few to Name meaning: Night (Italian – he picked that one) Other names: Naktam; Night-child; Nox Aeterna; the Blood King; Lord of the Night Whispers; and of course, just Night. Notte by... More as servants, which can be deeply startling for visitors.
This is actually a kindness. With something to do, the wraiths don’t fade – and Death hopes that in time, he’ll find a way to heal them.
A white thing—a puff, a phantom, a see-through blobby shape like a pillowcase underwater—flew through the wall and between them, bringing with it a cold wind and wearing an impossibly solid red bowtie near its top. […] It had a shape, of sorts—curvy and blobby and really not humanoid. There were no limbs. The red bow-tie indicated the possibility of a head, but there was no face; above the tie, the blob tapered, ending in a sort of empty-windsock sag.