: We do, actually. In TFL, during the levels up to
: Homecoming, you are fighting Shiver's army (she's the
: one laying seige to Madrigal), and you fight nothing
: but Thrall and Soulless, and later wights when you
: play Siege of Madrigal. In M2, you fight lots of
: thrall, although it could be argued that these are
: Soulblighter's troops merely "leant" to
: Shiver to try to keep her alive and kicking. But it is
: possible that she has lost some of her power after
: being blasted into her constituent atoms by Mazzarin.
Heh, I stand corrected. I really should research before I make bold statements. And I only just re-did Homecoming and Siege the other day, sheesh, you'd think I'd listen.
: I think shades can use dispersal dreams because they are
: generally raised from Avatara. So I think that people
: like these would retain some of their former power,
: and it is possible that if someone like The Watcher
: were raised as a shade he could cast the dream of
: unlife too.
I like this point. Story aside, I think the limitation of spells with regard to Shades (or even Alric for that matter) was more of a gameplay and engine thing. I'd be of the belief that both (or at the very least, Alric), had other Dreams at their disposal.