Hakutaku

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Youkai
Threat level 3
Hakutaku
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Basic statistics
Disposition Occupation determinant
Armor Class A1
Pain Sensitivity 90%
Max Blood 21
Agility -1
Limb groups
HEAD Head - 11 HP
BODY Upper body - 43 HP
Lower body - 32 HP
LIMB 2 arms - 21 HP
2 legs - 21 HP
1 tail - 21 HP
EXTREMITY 2 hands - 16 HP
2 feet - 16 HP
2 horns - 21 HP
WEAK POINTS 2 eyes (Head)
Crotch (Lower body)
Secondary statistics
Skeleton type Has bones.png
Can use Weapons/LBE? Yes box.png
Can use Clothing and armor? Youkai outfits.png
Type T

The hakutaku (Youkai-go: 白澤, pronounced ha-koo-tah-koo, lit. "White swamp") is a creature belonging to the Youkai category. Youkai are both sapient and sedentary, making them one of the civilized species of the Mazes.


Attacks and techniques

This creature has four attacks: Punch, Kick, Horn attack and Horn charge.

Punch and kick

Identical to the basic unarmed combat punch and kick. Maximum attacks per turn is determined by the Martial arts combat skill level.

Horn attack

Damage type Range MAPT IS LDV Pain (C1) Pain (C2) Pain (A1) Pain (A2) Pain (A3) Pain (A4) Pain (A5)
Piercing Melee 1 5 +0 20% 18% 16% 13% 10% 5% 1%
  • The amount of damage this attack deals is not affected by the creature's Strength.

Horn charge

Damage type Range MAPT IS LDV Pain (C1) Pain (C2) Pain (A1) Pain (A2) Pain (A3) Pain (A4) Pain (A5)
Piercing Special 1 14 +2 40% 36% 32% 26% 20% 10% 2%
  • The amount of damage this attack deals is not affected by the creature's Strength.
  • This attack is a monster equivalent of the Charge ability.
    • To use this attack, the target must not be on the same Side - it is impossible to charge a target within Melee range.
    • When using this attack, the creature will move into the target's Side, and should finish their turn on that Side.


Equipment

A hakutaku's equipment is determined by their occupation.


Other information

Skills: A hakutaku's skills are determined by their occupation.

Creature traits:

  • Mushroom identification: This creature can identify mushrooms on sight, making them instantly able to recognize the type and effects of any mushroom they see.


Overview

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Hakutaku are one of a number of youkai species. Their appearance is humanoid, but with several bovine traits; the most visible of which are a pair of horns protruding from the head and a bovine tail. Although average body hair is equivalent to that of a human, hakutaku skin develops dark blotches arranged in patterns resembling cow skin. These patterns can develop anywhere on a hakutaku's body, including their faces, and give them a two-toned, cow-like appearance. The light part is called the "main coat" and ranges between light-colored skin to tanned, whereas the dark blotches, called "spots", are usually dark brown to black. Very rarely, the spots can take on a reddish hue; they are then called "blood spots".

Although not immediately obvious, hakutaku skin is notoriously thicker and more firm than that of an average human. It offers natural protection of such quality that it is considered to offer (very mild) bullet-resistance. Gunfights involving hakutaku have revealed that soft and expanding ammunition has a tendency to expand and deform too early when striking their bodies, resulting in reduced effectiveness. On the other hand, armor-piercing ammunition is better suited to defeat this protective skin.

A hakutaku's average height is similar to that of a human, at around 5 feet 7 inches without counting the horns. Fully grown hakutaku horns are obtained during teenage years, and usually reach between 2 and 5 inches long. Their constitution leans towards full and heavyset, and average weight orbits around 200 pounds for males and 160 pounds for females.

Hakutaku are a "support" species, with a natural affinity for nature, particularly plant and fungal matter. They are able to recognize and differentiate any plant, tree, grain or fungus species simply by looking at it. This ability makes them naturally suited for farming and herbalist roles. Because they can recognize mushrooms as well, this means they can easily distinguish poisonous species from safe ones. The discovery of magic mushrooms was attributed to hakutaku as well, and their ability to recognize medically useful species has allowed them to fill a unique role as "alternative" medicine specialists, called upon to heal various ailments through the use of these magic mushrooms.

Certain hakutaku have devoted their lives to academic studies, particularly in the field of medicine, and have chosen to combine their traditional affinity for nature and herbalism with that of modern medicine. There have been many successful hakutaku medics and med shop owners, and their advice and experience is well sought-after, their combined knowledge often considered 'complete'.