Being casualties of invasion or oppression, these entities appear before those who are doomed to die, cutting away their victims' lives with cruel scythes, out of hatred for the men who ended theirs. Many accounts hold these creatures to be a sort of grim reaper, but recent research has confirmed them to be nothing more than ghosts.
Hear ye, hear ye! Another Day of Dust has come and gone, and what a day it was! On what other day can you have fey dust sprinkled upon your forehead, instantly absolving you of all sin and evil? Of course, it's not always such a day of rejoicing. Why, last year, shipments of the dust, known as soul powder, where waylaid and merchants everywhere sold out of the stuff far too quickly. This year, stock was set aside in advance, and all who wished to participate could.
If an Etém has been made invisible without it seeing a party member, it can only attack if a party member is below 50% HP or is afflicted with Doom. As such, a healthy party can quickly neutralise one by using Vanish or Vanishga. Etéms sometimes spawn Necrofiends after being defeated.
There exists a glitch where if an Etém is afflicted with both Disable and Confuse, it will continuously teleport without pause. They cannot be killed, cannot be dispelled, and the status effects will not wear out, as they are paused while the enemy is teleporting.