The Incomplete are forest spirits and, by nature, they are quite incomplete .
They come in different shapes and sizes but they all have dark faces and a hole in their chests.
They wander the forest searching for the item that will make them complete.
The Incomplete will place any item they like into their chests in hopes that it will be their "completing item".
Most often the item doesn't work for them, and sometimes the Incomplete will think it's quite nasty, and then they must "spit" the item out before they go on their way. It's hard but there is a way for the Incomplete to become complete. It's a journey for them like it is for us all and they must learn to help each other find what they're looking for.
While the Incomplete are harmless creatures if one tries to force itself to become complete by putting too many items in their chest or by forcing an item to stay in their chest for longer than their body can handle, the item will become toxic and the Incomplete turns into a demon.
There are a number of Incomplete, both known and unknown to the record keepers called
the Seer Sayers.
The more ancient a forest is the more Incomplete it can make. A forest can be home to many Incomplete at once and sometimes the same forest can go centuries without an Incomplete's gentle touch.
These forest spirits tread lightly and aspire to heal the forest as they search for items. They don't actively seek each other's company but on the rare occasion that they come across one another they'll trade items in an attempt to help each another become complete.
While most items that the Incomplete pick up are common like twigs, rocks, and acorns there are some items that are more special than others.
The Incomplete will sometimes find crystals, precious stones, horns and antlers, rare objects, and lost human items to put into their chests. The more special items that they put in their chests may have added benefits for the Incomplete. These items may change the Incomplete's appearance, as well as give them a boost in speed, strength, or evasiveness.
"We're all spirits and
ghasts, products of the past,
searching for trinkets and loved ones."
- Asper the Incomplete-