Candle Face 1
Candles are minions of The Fireplace, who act as his scouts and spies and retrieve information about the targets the Reaper has to take care of.
2 candles

The 2 different types of candles

Candles are humanoid-looking, black shapes, who instead of a normal head have a candle on their shoulders (hence the name). They are trying to help the player out aswell, taking a more active part in some missions later in the game. You first see a Candle when you clear the tutorial, later in the game you can see the corpses of Candles that fell in combat or were murdered by the undead. According to the Candles tab in the Vall mission, Candles are specifically ordered to never engage combat.