All Characters in Beyond the Veil possess a Rank that ranges between 0 and 10. A character moves up or down through their ranks through the process of Transubstantiation. The higher a Denizen's Rank the more advantages they have, including greater ability to spend various resources to improve their situation, higher total and individual Stats, and number of Attunements.
In addition to limiting the maximum level of Domain a character can purchase and use, Rank confers many other benefits and burdens.
|Rank||Cost to Escape||Resources per turn||Number of Domains||Total Stats||Per Stat||Notes|
|0||0||0||0||1||1||Cannot spend Substance, Souls, or Belief on draws|
|1||1||1||1||3||2||Cannot spend Souls or Belief on draws. First Attunement.|
|2||1||1||2||6||3||Cannot spend Souls on draws.|
|5||5||2||3||21||13||May choose a second Attunement|
|8||17||8||4||55||45||May choose a third Attunement|
|10||30||17||4||144||66||May choose a fourth Attunement|
Depending on the types of Substances to which a character is Attuned they recieve various terms to identify their level of power. All Denizens are referred to as Shades if they are Rank 0, as such individuals have no Attunements.
4 Dispite assumptions about "association" through their Attunement to Material Substances, Elemental Denizens with only one element favor different Rank names based on their element. Mixed element Denizens, however, share a single structure.
5 Because a character must be at least rank 5 to have the necessarry 2 Attunements there are no terms for lower-ranked multi-elemental Denizens