Previously I have been referring to such figures as "tainted ones", yet recently I have found that this name no longer describes these beings effectively. Tainted implies that they are simply poisoned or diseased. To me the word does not effectively convey that they have been elaborately transformed by esoteric forces. They are much more than simply "tainted". I have now opted to rename them Transmuted, a name I find much more fitting. All my personal worldbuilding projects are works in progress, and may go through changes like this at any time if I feel the need.