Kirin

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Youkai
Threat level 4
Kirin
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Basic statistics
Disposition Occupation determinant
Armor Class A2
Pain Sensitivity 80%
Max Blood 25
Agility +0
Limb groups
HEAD Head - 13 HP
BODY Upper body - 50 HP
Lower body - 38 HP
LIMB 2 arms - 25 HP
4 legs - 25 HP
Tail - 50 HP
EXTREMITY 2 hands - 19 HP
2 horns - 19 HP
WEAK POINTS 2 eyes (Head)
Crotch (Lower body)
Secondary statistics
Skeleton type Sturdy bones.png
Can use Weapons/LBE? Yes box.png
Can use Clothing and armor? Youkai outfits.png
Type U

The kirin (Youkai-go: 麒麟, pronounced kee-reen) 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, Tail strike, Horn attack, and Fireblast

Punch

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

Tail strike

Damage type Range MAPT IS LDV Pain (C1) Pain (C2) Pain (A1) Pain (A2) Pain (A3) Pain (A4) Pain (A5)
Blunt Melee 2 9 +0 43% 39% 34% 28% 22% 11% 2%
  • The amount of damage this attack deals is not affected by the creature's Strength.

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 14 +1 32% 29% 26% 21% 16% 8% 2%
  • The amount of damage this attack deals is not affected by the creature's Strength.

Fireblast

Damage type Range MAPT IS LDV Pain (All ACs)
Spec-Fire Ranged 1 18 +4 45%


Equipment

A kirin's equipment is determined by their occupation.


Other information

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


Overview

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Though not strictly necessary for playing the game, you are encouraged to read this section if you wish to have a better understanding of the game's universe.

Kirin are one of a number of youkai species. They possess a humanoid upper half from the waist up and a draconic lower half, with their entire body covered in thick scales, which are resistant enough to be considered bullet-resistant.

There is no known transliteration for the word kirin. Dictionaries will explain that the kanji used to write the word, and , both have the same self-referential meaning: "Kirin" (individually, they can also mean "Bright", "Genius", "Shining" or, curiously, "Giraffe", but only in other contexts). According to youkai legends and folklore, kirin are descended from a dragon god that was named Ki-Rin or Qi-Lin, after which the entire species was named.

The humanoid half of a kirin is covered in scales called "skin scales", with less defined outlines and colors resembling human skin tones, ranging from tanned to olive. From a distance, the outline of these scales are more difficult to distinguish and appear human-like, but are visible under closer observation. Despite a soft and slim appearance, this is merely an optical illusion; they are just as resistant as on their draconic half.

Kirin eyes are slitted and reptilian like a dragon's. They also possess a pair of antler-shaped horns, reminiscent of a deer, and two long tendril-like appendages called "whiskers", one on each side of the face, growing from underneath the nostrils. These whiskers are very light and seem to "float" in the air as a kirin moves. They also never stop growing, and can be used to determine a kirin's age, provided they haven't been cut or damaged.

The draconic half of a kirin possesses four legs, each with four claws (three pointing forward and one rearward) and a long tail. This draconic half is covered in more traditional colored scales, referred to as "dragon scales" when they need to be differentiated from the humanoid half's "skin scales". Unlike regular dragons, scale color does not indicate elemental affinity. All kirin can breathe fire and perform fireblasts. A kirin's dragon scale color is determined during gestation, and is not influenced by their parents' or genetic history, seemingly randomly determined among a set of colors (see the section below for more details).

Kirin height is measured from the top of their heads to the bottom of their claws, and their length is measured from the waist to the tip of a fully extended tail. On average, kirin are 5 feet 10 inches tall, 8 feet in length, and their average weight is around 400 pounds. As with all sapients, these values may vary greatly between individuals.

Besides scale color, the most important part of a kirin's body is their hair, which grows from the top of their head, down their neck, and along the entire length of their spine and dragon tail, right down to the tail tip. This is known as their "mane". Mane cleaning, maintenance and beautification is a traditional kirin pastime, and it is considered extremely dishonorable to have a dirty or unkempt mane, tantamount to having no shame or sense of self-worth. Damaging a kirin's mane is considered to be a grave insult, and even more so if it was burned or charred. To intentionally damage a kirin's mane is to challenge them to a fight, often to the death, to preserve their honor.

Despite their reputation for being whimsical, superficial and self-centered, the reality remains that kirin are essentially sapient dragons, with all the physical advantages and capabilities that it implies. They do not consider themselves a warrior species and generally abhor the idea of fighting and getting their hands dirty, usually preferring artistic and creative activities, but many will step up and fight for the honor of their kind (and that of youkai in general), if the need arises.

Dragon scale colors

The color of a kirin's dragon scales is an important element of kirin culture, and is believed to have an influence on an individual kirin's personality. These colors have important cultural significance among kirin. 8 different colors have been observed, each with associated meanings and estimated frequency.

  • Green-scaled kirin are the most common (~21% of individuals). They are said to be youthful, energetic, and sensitive - traits that are associated to the species in general, with no specific "good" or "bad" traits.
  • Red-scaled kirin are the second most common (~17% of individuals). They are said to be passionate, with a sense of justice, but also impatient and prone to anger.
  • Orange-scaled kirin (~16% of individuals) are said to have good common sense and reason, but phlegmatic and slow to react.
  • Blue-scaled kirin (~14% of individuals) are said to be intelligent, with a sense of business, but also crafty and unscrupulous.
  • Purple-scaled kirin (~12% of individuals) are said to be noble and regal, but also judgmental and elitist.
  • Pink-scaled kirin (~11% of individuals) are said to be naturally charismatic and beautiful, but also distant and reserved.
  • Silver-scaled kirin are the second-rarest (~6% of individuals). They are said to be loyal and steadfast, but also stubborn and unwavering to a fault.
  • Gold-scaled kirin are the rarest (~3% of individuals). They are said to be blessed with incredible wisdom and talent, but may seem insensitive and lost in their own world, living life by their own rules only.