Soulshifting (or soul-shifting) was regarded to be an ancient and lost magical art.[1] The practice shifted the soul of a being into that of another person or an inanimate object. Legend said that it used the Elder Magic of Kurald Galain.[2]

In Gardens of the MoonEdit

Quick Ben performed an act of soulshifting upon Hairlock which the latter and Tattersail at the time thought to be the first such undertaking in a thousand years. Hairlock's soul was shifted from his mortally wounded body into that of a marionette. During the ritual, webs of black energy spun over the wrapped puppet which was laid upon Hairlock's body, then encompassed his wounded body as well. The threads traced a chaotic pattern until Hairlock drew his last breath.[3]

Some months later, Tattersail soulshifted into the remains of Nightchill, although this was not a planned soulshift and the resultant creation of Silverfox was likely unintended.[4]

In Memories of IceEdit

Quick Ben had absorbed the souls of eleven members of a mage cabal when he was on the run from the company that eventually became the Bridgeburners.[5]

In Forge of DarknessEdit

The Jaghut Varandas used soul-shifting when creating his dolls. One series of doll was called Nacht and would seek out a rare, winged rock ape native to the old crags of a desert far to the south. The other series was a flawed creation he had made too many of called the Bolead.[6]

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