Post by Admin Alcotte on Aug 27, 2014 20:14:45 GMT
Humans are the most abundant race through-out the world. Most Humans are unaware of the presence of Yōkai and Onmyōji, but they fear all Yōkai because of the stories surrounding them. Certain Humans are capable of sensing the presence of Yōkai, but this is a very rare gift. These Humans are highly sought after by Yōkai because eating their livers will grant them increased strength.
Abilities: None. Some Humans are capable of sensing Yōkai, but this is a very rare gift.
Yōkai are supernatural monsters in Japanese folklore. The form of these creatures can range from Human looking, inanimate objects, animals, and other things. Yōkai are feared by Humans and there are some Yōkai that are revered as deities and others by evil. Not all Yōkai are the same. There are many types of Yōkai out there and they use Fear differently.
Abilities: Yōkai have the ability to alter their appearance to look like a Human. Just because Yōkai have the ability to alter their appearance does not mean they cannot be easily sensed. Unlike a Yōkai and Human crosspieces a regular Yōkai can live for hundreds to thousands of years. There are many types of Yōkai out there and they use Fear differently.
Onmyōji are Humans capable of using a variation of magic called Onmyōdō. For a Human to be capable of using Onmyōdō they must be born into it. No Human outside of the Hiroshi Clan can use Onmyōdō. All Onmyōji are related to each other in one way or another. Onmyōji are trained how to use Onmyōdō when they are young and can become a Master of Onmyōdō once their training is complete. The responsibilities of an Onmyōji include: keeping track of the calendar, divination, and protection of the capital from evil spirits.
Abilities: Onmyōji are capable of using a wide variety of magical spells to defeat their enemies. Be sure to read the appropriate thread about Onmyōdō to learn all about the abilities of an Onmyōji. All Onmyōji are capable of sensing nearby Yōkai.
Post by Admin Alcotte on Sept 1, 2014 16:43:33 GMT
COMMON YŌKAI SPECIES
Here is a list of common Yōkai species that members may want to use. Please remember that this is just a general list of what members can use for their Yōkai. A complete list of Yōkai can be found through-out the internet. Here is a great resource to use in regards to Yōkai species.
Kitsune are fox spirits. They are often tricksters, with motives that range from mischief to malevolence, but some can be domesticated. Every one hundred years a Kitsune grows a new tail and can have up to a total of nine of them. The more tails a Kitsune has the more powerful and wise it is. To weaken a Kitsune its main tail needs to be chopped off. If one of the other tails is cut off instead, it will just grow back. A Kitsune is a Physical/Elemental based Yōkai.
Abilities: Kitsune are agile and can live for many years. They can use their tails to attack enemies or ensnare them. Kitsune are also capable of using Fox Fire, which makes them part Elemental based Yōkai.
Baku are Japanese supernatural beings that devour dreams and nightmares. They look like a chimera with an elephant’s trunk, rhinoceros eyes, an ox tail, an elephant’s head, tusks, and trunk, with horns and tiger’s claws. A Baku is considered an Other based Yōkai.
Abilities: Baku are capable of eating the dreams and nightmares of their victims.
Oni are demons, devils, ogres or trolls. They are humanoid for the most part, but occasionally, they are shown with unnatural features. Their skin may be any number of colors, but red and blue are particularly common. A Oni is considered a Physical based Yōkai.
Abilities: Oni are powerful Yōkai that grow in strength the more they are feared. Oni are known for being strong, durable, and resistant. They can retract claws, horns and razor sharp teeth to fight enemies with.