[Clan Location: Kumogakure]
[Bloodline Name & Type: Demon Ancestry | Doujutsu/Body Mutations]
The Yokai believe themselves to be descendants of ancient spirits from whom they claim their name, spirits of various abilities and supernatural powers who, the clan believes, became their Mothers and Fathers. The Yokai have, as a result, also considered themselves to be separate from ordinary Humans and often refer to themselves as "Autosaidā" or "Outsider" when speaking about their relationship with the rest of Humanity and the Shinobi World in general. It is only recently that the Yokai have chosen to attempt integrating themselves into ordinary society, mainly due to a sharp decline in their numbers due to many members venturing off into unknown lands and never returning or persecution from a populace scared of those unlike themselves. As a result, Yokai of all 'Paths' as they call their separate Bloodlines have begun to congregate in Shinobi Villages - namely Kumogakure - and have begun to make themselves known and assert themselves as valuable members of their respective communities and prove that unlike the legends that have tainted their names for generations, they can coexist with normal Humans if given the chance.
The Yokai Clan is generally ruled on two levels – a global level and on a branch level.
On a global level, it is the clan leader who has the last words. This Yokai is often the eldest member of the group, though there have been exceptions to this rule where the strongest or collectively elected member has taken up the mantle.
On a branch level, it is often the highest esteemed yokai of a singular path which commands the whole branch, but what makes up the respect required to fill the role is dependent on the branch in question. These count three in total and serve as advisors to the Clan Leader and as captain of their branch. Their title is generalised by adding the prefix ‘Great” or “Dai” – Dai-oni, Daitengu and Daibaku.
[Clan Leader] Ashtoreth [NPC]
[Path of Oni] NPC leader
- Yoko Lunastra Oni (†)
- Andariel Bloodworth
[Path of Tengu] Hua Li, Daitengu
- Axi Tengu-no
- Yoshitsune (adopted)
[Path of Baku] NPC leader
- Asami (†)
- Akari (†)
There are few physical traits that are shared among all yokai and somewhat give them their identity as non-humans.
Horns. All yokai have horns by birth, growing out of their heads in a variety of numbers and shapes. Some are born with a singular horn, others come with the more common two-horn looks and a rare few come into life with a crown of horns like they were born for royalty. These horns can be as simple and straight-forward as a tower rising to the skies, or curls up in an almost decorative form akin to those of goats. While it is common practise for yokai to take great pride in their horns, it is not unknown that some have cut it off in an attempt to look more ‘humane’ – a sacrifice many frown upon but remains existing even today.
Eldritch eyes. The eyes of a yokai are beautiful in their alien nature and are the most universal manifestation of their ancestral bloodline. Some sport a breath-taking palette of hues, others boast a most mesmerising stare and yet other yokai walk around with what seem to be mini-galaxies of stars within ink-black pools. No two pair of eyes ever look the same, and it is commonly believed that these are pretty much the fingerprints of a yokai.
The Yokai’s bloodline is mostly one of bodily mutations, resulting in the development of a doujutsu and some physical traits inherent to the dominant branch within their demonic heritage.
The price to gain the powers of each tier is as following:
- Tier I: 250 XP
- Tier II: 250 XP
- Tier III: 500 XP
The Demon’s Eye – Doujutsu
A universal given to all yokai are their eyes and the latent power it grants them. While their doujutsu hardly rivals that of the Uchiha or Byakugan, they remain nonetheless useful for any and all yokai in some way as they further evolve within their own dominant paths.
The Yokai, being supernatural in heritage, have a natural affinity when it comes to perceiving their reality. It is something beyond that of the five inherent senses; easily defined as a sixth sense. When chakra fuels their eyes, this slumbering sense is enhanced and increases their ability to perceive minute details within the fabric of the living world. At the same time, the Yokai are more knowledgeable about eldritch existences than humans do, which grants them practically a natural ability to pierce through the fabrics of falsities – genjutsu. As a clan bound to supernatural deceivers by heritage, their active doujutsu is further capable of ‘piercing the veil’ of genjutsu created perceptions. In effect, this is an increase in the power of an already active 'Demon Eye' by fuelling it with even more chakra.
The Devil's Eye appears, at its base activated form, as if the corner of the user's eyes were leaking out an ethereal flame which dissipates into the air near them. This flame does not produce heat nor is tangible, however, it is a representation of the owner's demonic ancestry.
- Demon's Eye - Tier I:
Upkeep Cost: 0.3 chakra / post
Perception Bonus: +
Genjutsu effectiveness of perceived illusions is lowered. To that purpose, treat the caster's intelligence as being at a disadvantage (-).
- Demon's Eye - Tier II:
Upkeep Cost: 0.5 chakra / post
Perception Bonus: +
Genjutsu effectiveness of perceived illusions is lowered. To that purpose, treat the caster's intelligence as being at a disadvantage (- - ).
- Demon's Eye - Tier III:
Upkeep Cost: 1 chakra / post
Perception Bonus: +
Genjutsu effectiveness of perceived illusions is lowered. To that purpose, treat the caster's intelligence as being at a disadvantage (-1 tier).
The Demon’s Blood – Mutations
These physical mutations are passives. They gradually grow into maturity as the yokai taps into, and masters, the dormant power of their bloodline according to old rites. However, every yokai manifests this power differently and in the course of time three particular paths have come forward:
- Path of Oni.
- Path of Tengu.
- Path of Baku.
Each of these paths grant different passives to its yokai. A yokai must choose one of the paths upon character creation, and may never change that path afterwards. The bonus granted by the paths does not stack; they are the total cumulated bonuses granted at each tier.
- Path of Oni:
Physique. Those who were born under this Path often have naturally reddened skin-tones, more often than not resulting in them having the most demonic appearances out of all the Paths while also making them the most recognizable.
Their "Devil's Eye" takes on a much more intense appearance, with the flames shooting out to the side of the individual's head on either side - yet still producing no heat. Their pupils also appear as if they have flames within them, adding to their fearsome demeanour.
The Path of the Oni is one of raw power beyond all else. Following this Path requires honing one's physical prowess to its limits and then surpassing those limits, daring to go further beyond until the individually eventually evolves themselves past Human limits. Each rank into this Bloodline grants the user bonuses that represent their growth in physical ability, as well as alters their appearance slightly to visually show this growth.
Strength: +1 tier
Constitution: +1 tier CON for the purpose of resisting poisons.
- Path of Tengu:
Physique. Tengu appear mostly human in nature, although most individuals have more rounded eyes than the typical Human, which is hardly noticeable unless one takes a long glance at the Yokai in question. They are identified by a slender, almost malnourished build, although this can be mitigated if the Tengu cares properly for their body despite the natural aversion to doing so.
Yokai born under the path of the Tengu are natural craftsmen, often choosing to shy away from their more naturally demonic counterparts and choosing instead to integrate themselves with society as best as possible. These Yokai find themselves welcomed by most humans due to their skill in their respective craft.
Coordination: +1 tier
Crafted item quality: +1 tier
- The quality boost of items must be allocated to a single crafting skill upon attaining them.
- The quality of a crafted item may never be boosted into X-rank.
- Path of Baku:
Physique. They are most easily recognized by their pale skin, unnatural pristine complexions and wings. Dark auras and eyes that seem to be filled with stars and galaxies which turn red when utilizing their particular Devil's Eye techniques are more subtle signs to recognise them – their general appearance often has others mistake them for angels; a mistake they’ll only make once.
These Yokai are believed to descend from ancestors who once fed on the dreams and nightmares of Humans.
Intelligence: +1 tier
Visual Genjutsu Power: +1 tier
Full credit to the original creator, Asami Yokai
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