A sentient fragment of the Devouring Dark, though it does not know this. Har’ashalas thinks it is a unique entity meant to sow destruction and consume the energies of the living. It possesses a host and proceeds to attempt to seed tiny fragments of itself in others so that entropic consumption spreads like a disease, sometimes manifesting as a wave of nihilistic tendencies among a population. The primary hosts rarely last more than a few weeks, typically less than that. When pressed or when its host is destroyed, Har’ashalas will assume its true form and obliterate its foes. Those unfortunate enough to be engulfed are quickly overcome with despair and rarely even bother attempting to fight back against being torn apart.
In possession of another, their eyes are pits of black and the skin soon desiccates and cracks under Har’ashalas’ power, allowing corrosive shadow energy to seep out. In true form, is an amorphous cloud of darkness covered in a multitude of smiling mouths filled with razor sharp teeth.
As its power grows, it burns through bodies quicker. Soon it will need to possess a truly powerful individual to be able to take form for any reasonable amount of time.