Ghost Edit

A ghost is the spirit of a deceased, who become attached to the vestigium of a certain area and can live off vestigia or magic.[1]

Revenant Edit

An avenging spirit or ghost who returns from the dead for revenge. A “ghost vampire” who lives off the magical force of others.[2]

Troll Edit

Trolls usually want to live on riverbanks, preferably on places overshadowed by stone or brick.[3] For instance Nathaniel, a troll who acts as a police informant, lives under the arches of Richmond Bridge, having moved there from Hungerford Bridge.[4]

Vampire Edit

They are anti-life, or Tactus disvitae. Vampires feed off the magic potential, including the vestigia, of their surroundings and of living creatures.[5]

Jazz vampire Edit

As other vampires, jazz vampires live off energy. In this case the energy comes from jazz musicians.[6]

Genius loci Edit

A Genius loci is the spirit of a certain place.[7]

River Spirit Edit

Genius loci of a river.[8]

Canal SpiritEdit

These differ from River Spirits according to Tyburn and Fleet.[9]


He of the Forest. Genius loci of a forest.[10]

Fae Edit

A fae is a collective term, almost like foreigner or barbarian.[11]


Zachary Palmer claimed to have seen a unicorn in Epping Forest once, as a child. Peter Grant was not sure if it was true or not.[12] Nicole Lacey had an invisible friend, Princess Luna, who was some kind of unicorn.[13]

Wood nymphEdit

In the park surrounding Skygarden Tower lived a wood nymph called Sky. She died when the trees were cut down.[14]

Possibly magical creatures Edit

Fox Edit

Several encounters with foxes or foxlike creatures hint that foxes somehow are connected with the Demi-monde.

Mermaid Edit

When Peter Grant first encountered a Genius loci, he asked Nightingale if it was a mermaid. His response: "That wasn't a mermaid", made Peter say: "So there are such things as mermaids". To this Nightingale only answered: "Focus, Peter, one thing at a time".[15]

References Edit

  1. Rivers of London
  2. Rivers of London
  3. Whispers Under Ground
  4. Rivers of London
  5. Rivers of London
  6. Moon over Soho
  7. Rivers of London
  8. Rivers of London
  9. King of the Rats
  10. Night Witch #1
  11. Whispers Under Ground
  12. Whispers Under Ground
  13. Foxglove Summer
  14. Broken Homes
  15. Rivers of London

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