Shinigami

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Mamono
Threat level 5
Shinigami
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Basic statistics
Disposition Hostile
Armor Class A4
Pain Sensitivity 20%
Max Blood 16
Agility +3
Limb groups
HEAD Head - 12 HP
BODY Upper body - 48 HP
Lower body - 36 HP
LIMB 2 arms - 24 HP
2 legs - 24 HP
EXTREMITY 2 hands - 18 HP
2 feet - 18 HP
WEAK POINTS 2 eyes (Head)
Crotch (Lower body)
Secondary statistics
Skeleton type Has bones.png
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Can use Clothing and armor? No box.png


The shinigami (Youkai-go: 死神) is a creature belonging to the Mamono category. It is one of the sapient species of the Mazes, but it is not considered to be a civilized species.


Attacks and techniques

This creature has four attacks: Punch, Kick, Force bullet, Energy slash and Withering ball.

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.

Force bullet

Damage type Range MAPT IS LDV Pain (C1) Pain (C2) Pain (A1) Pain (A2) Pain (A3) Pain (A4) Pain (A5)
Bullet Ranged 1 14 +3 70% 63% 56% 46% 35% 18% 4%

Energy slash

Damage type Range MAPT IS LDV Pain (C1) Pain (C2) Pain (A1) Pain (A2) Pain (A3) Pain (A4) Pain (A5)
Sharp Ranged 2 22 +3 40% 36% 32% 26% 20% 10% 2%
  • This attack can only be performed if the creature has a scythe equipped.

Withering ball

Damage type Range MAPT IS LDV Pain (All ACs)
Special Ranged 1 3 N N/A
  • Inflicts no Pain or Limb Damage by itself.
  • The purpose of this attack is to generate a withering cloud on the Side in which it lands. The attack does not need to be aimed at any particular creature, as the cloud will affect every creature on the same Side.

Withering cloud

Withering clouds are clouds of noxious black smoke, inducing a magic syndrome that causes the Blood of all living creatures breathing it to degenerate and wither away, effectively causing them an effect similar to bleeding but without open wounds.

  • Engulfs an entire Side of the battlespace, affecting every creature inside.
  • Lasts for 3 turns, at the end of which the cloud dissipates, and the effects listed below cease.
    • Creatures with an immunity to gases are immune to the effects of this cloud as well.
  • All creatures engulfed by the cloud will lose 1.0 Blood for every turn spent inside the cloud.

Dice results:

  • A critical success will double the length of the withering cloud's life (6 turns instead of 3 turns).
  • A regular success will result in the normal effects of the withering cloud occurring.
  • A failure still results in a withering cloud occurring, but for only 1 turn instead of the normal amount.
  • A critical failure results in the withering ball disintegrating before it can create a withering cloud, thus failing entirely.


Equipment

Load-bearing equipment

  • None

Equipment and inventory

Equipped weapons:

Inventory:

  • None


Other information

Skills:

  • Combat skills: Expert (Axes), Skilled (all other combat skills)
  • Non-combat skills: Unskilled (all non-combat skills)


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.


Mamono (魔物) is a Youkai-go term which means "evil spirit". It is a category of creatures that have appeared in the Mazes alongside youkai, which possess a range of magical abilities and traits. Whereas youkai are sapient, civilized creatures that have integrated into society and communities, mamono are feral monsters residing in the Uncivilized Area, being one more category of dangerous creatures that can be found there.

Shinigami is a Youkai-go term which can be transliterated to "death god", but another popular translation is "grim reaper". These ominous terms are an accurate representation of this creature's capabilities, which are all oriented towards inflicting death upon other creatures, either slowly through the use of their unique withering clouds ability, or quickly, through the use of their scythe and other magical abilities, such as the Force bullet and the Energy slash, which allows them to throw waves of energy using their scythe, cutting and rending anything it touches.

Despite these abilities, shinigami do not have the reputation for being violent, brutish, or even hostile towards other creatures. Not only are they sapient and capable of speaking Common and Youkai-go, but they are also intelligent, rational, and many will happily strike a conversation with adventurers and passers-by that happen to meet them, should they wish to talk rather than fight. If you speak with a shinigami, you will usually find a very polite and soft-spoken creature who rarely ever raises their voice.

When questioned on what their purpose is or what it is that they do in life, they usually respond that their job is to "cleanse excess lives" or "keep the populations in check", essentially performing a population control service, not limited to sapients but to any creature. There appears to be no known pattern as to when shinigami decide to attack other creatures. Sometimes they will leave you alone and let you pass, sometimes they will attack. There is no way to be certain; as such, they are nominally considered hostile, even if the reality is more complicated.

They are humanoid creatures averaging 6 feet tall, with pale skin tones, black or red eyes, black hair, and slim to lithe bodies rarely exceeding 120 pounds in weight. Although both male and female shinigami exist, they have never been observed reproducing or engaging in any kind of sexual activity. They also never seem to age, always appearing as young adults or older. Youkai believe that shinigami are less living creatures and more forces of nature that cannot be killed permanently, whose duty is to keep population counts in check. According to these same legends, even when one is killed, they eventually heal or reform, no matter how badly wounded or disintegrated their bodies were. Biologists were not able to confirm whether these legends are true, though there has been no evidence disproving any of them.

If you meet a shinigami, do not panic and try talking to them first, in order to ascertain their intentions and ensure that they have not targeted you for "cleansing". If they appear peaceful, experts recommend actually talking to them and being as friendly as possible to them. It is believed that when a shinigami receives friendly contact, they are less likely to "cleanse" and more likely to be friendly in response.

However, if their intentions are hostile and you are certain they intend to kill you, consider fleeing first. Shinigami will not chase targets that prove too slippery or difficult to follow, and will instead hunt for a different creature of the same species. If you must absolutely fight one, then you must show extreme prejudice and inflict as much damage as possible before they can land a hit on you. They are extremely skilled fighters, preferring to use their scythe or their natural abilities, but also capable and willing to use other weapons if any are within reach, particularly if they would be more effective.