Kappa

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Youkai
Threat level 2
Kappa
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Basic statistics
Disposition Occupation determinant
Armor Class C2
Pain Sensitivity 150%
Max Blood 12
Agility +0
Limb groups
HEAD Head - 6 HP
BODY Upper body - 24 HP
Lower body - 18 HP
LIMB 2 arms - 12 HP
2 legs - 12 HP
EXTREMITY 2 hands - 9 HP
2 feet - 9 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 S

The kappa (Youkai-go: 河童, pronounced kah-pah, lit. "River child") 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 three attacks: Punch, Kick, and Bite.

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.

Bite

Damage type Range MAPT IS LDV Pain (C1) Pain (C2) Pain (A1) Pain (A2) Pain (A3) Pain (A4) Pain (A5)
Sharp Melee 1 3 +0 25% 23% 20% 16% 13% 6% 1%
  • The amount of damage this attack deals is not affected by the creature's Strength.


Equipment

A kappa's equipment is determined by their occupation.


Other information

Skills: All kappa have natural skills, however their occupation may also grant them additional skills. If natural and occupational skill levels were to conflict, the highest level prevails. The natural skills are as follows:

  • Non-combat skills: Master (Crafting, Repairing), Unskilled (all other non-combat skills)


Overview

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Kappa are one of a number of youkai species. At first glance, they appear to be short humanoids with colorful skin, partially resembling toadpeople. However, they possess many distinctive traits. Their skin color is usually on the spectrum between blue, green, and yellow, and is notable for not having any human color tones at all. On very rare occasions (less than 1% of the population), certain individuals are born with completely matte black skin; such individuals are simply referred to as black kappa (黒河童, kuro-kappa). Because of this, kappa consider the color black to be lucky.

On most parts of their body, kappa skin has a scaly texture, resembling that of a tortoise. These scales are larger and harder on their backs than it is on the rest of their body, which further reinforces their turtle-like appearance. Most kappa have very colorful hair as well, the most common colors being shades of blue and green. Kappa also possess pointed teeth, capable of tearing through flesh with ease, capable of delivering the occasional nasty bite. Although large bodies of water are very rare in the Mazes, they are perhaps the only sapient species that is capable of swimming and remaining underwater for any significant periods of time.

Kappa are among the shortest species of youkai, with an average height of just 4 feet 7 inches. Their constitution is usually very slim, bordering on lithe, with a very low average weight of just 90 pounds for both males and females.

If kappa could be described using one word, it would be ingenuity. Kappa have a near-supernatural understanding of physics, mechanics and machinery, and are practically natural-born engineers. It is therefore no surprise that the vast majority of youkai engineers belong to this species. Besides the various fields of engineering, kappa are also known for being competent weaponsmiths, with certain legendary weapons in the Mazes being kappa-made creations.

Though they may be short and seem unsuited for combat, their intelligence and their natural affinity for technology more than compensates for any natural weaknesses they may possess. As a common saying goes, it is very unwise to underestimate a kappa.