The 6 Categories of Timore Incanta
Within the Incarnatus Timore Fabulari, one finds certain sub-categories due to the grouping of similar concepts. These categories are meant to help the individual better understand the complexities of this post-modern mythology as it continues to evolve. After extensive study, it would seem any and all Timore Incanta of the Incarnatus Timore Fabulari can fall into one of these six categories, and in fact, this system allows for continuing growth in the mythology.
#1 - The Highers.
Put as simply as possible, these are conceptual representations that have no direct physical manifestation. Without any incarnation as a Timore Incanta, they are aspects of the Incarnatus Timore Fabulari in its purest. Currently, the only three accepted by popular consensus are The Quiet (the nothing), The Deep (the unknown), and The Center (the chaos).
#2 - The Realms.
There is no mapping system or comprehensive list that accurately details the landscape of the Incarnatus Timore Fabulari. The term “Domains,” seems to refer to the places certain Timore Incanta may dwell, but it is unknown if these locations are in anyway connected. Such Domains have been documented as The Path Of Black Leaves, The Abhorrent Hall, and The Garden Of Desolation. (The terms “Godsway” and “Xanadu Doors” are sometimes employed to describe the manner in which passage is obtained between places.) Other such iconic sites are The Crossroads, The Madverse and The Empty City.
#3 - The Entities.
The most commonly referenced Timore Incanta, these are sentient, physical incarnations of particular fears that are perceived in the form of a singular, humanoid appearance. Also the largest of the categories, it is the most easily understood. As archetypes or avatars of post-modern phobias, one would find The Slenderman, The Rake, The Plague Doctor, The Wooden Girl, The Archangel, and others in this category.
#4 - The Hordes.
While the majority of the Timore Incanta can be understood as a singular manifestation, some must be liken to a multitude or collective. Some in this category possess a singular, hive mind with multiple forms, while others have no sentience and behave more like a virus. It is here we find The Convocation, The Ichor (EAT), The Unnamed Children, and The Nightlanders.
#5 - The Facilitators
A small group within the Incarnatus Timore Fabulari seem to act more as societal/psychological mechanisms that sentient beings. Almost more symbolic in nature, they are less about the manifestation than what they represent. These are concepts that are truly ancient and be traced back centuries, if not millennia. The Smiling Dog, The Grotesque, The Habit, and The Eye can be counted among this category.
#6 - The Slaves
Key Timore Incanta are woven into the mythology by their interaction with humans. On occasion, this interaction is documented in a fashion that suggests that particular humans are agents of the Timore Incanta, whether willingly or not. Most infamous are “The Proxies,” so-called by those in thrall to The Slenderman, but we also have the Maenads of The Rake, The Campers of Ichor, The Carriers of The Choir, and The Vessels of The Red Cap.