This is an Oobakiri. They were revealed to me in a dream. Despite their horrific appearance, they are good natured, if a bit surly. They are immune to poison, disease, and curses of all sorts, and can eat any food no matter how spoiled or rotten it is.They act as both physical and spiritual cleansers. They can purify food and drink at will by transferring the impurities to something else, can cure disease once a day by taking the illness onto themselves, and can banish curses once a week in the same way.Oobakiri usually live alone or in very small groups, usually squatting under bridges or in caves in the wilderness. They do this because they cannot stay in a traditional house or similar structure, lest they attract bad luck and misfortune to the household.
That’s honestly pretty cool dude.
How do they FIGHT!!!?
>>85052471However they want. They're a PC race.
>>85052493Well that clearly doesn’t work. They’re scrawny knaves! How do they exist in a hostile world? Perhaps they’re defenceless rubes who rely on subterfuge & sheer utility to get by?
They seem like a classic “gypsy” race that exists as a minority across many territories.I really quite like these guys, OP. Should we try and carve out a place for them in your “generic” fantasy setting?I dunno maybe they live on the moon or something.
I’d like one as a drinking partner. Probably good for a laugh. Could distill spirits by themselves in real-time!
>>85052638I'm actually slowly assembling a custom setting for all my weird ideas. They're from the same place as the Shna'ri, if you remember that thread.I'll post more a little later.
>>85052603Symbiosis? They can purify water, that power ought to be worth keeping them alive for a community of a more martial species.
They kinda look like the things that live under the ground in Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzonoha vs The Souless Army
>>85052857Certainly. That’s the kind of thing I was thinking, they’re an interesting example of a species that may plausibly thrive off of pure utility. Perhaps they are considered a “holy” people by foreign cultures?
I’m thinking a kind of “holy leper” culture within a culture that are simultaneously feared & respected.
>>85052418Thanks I love them and will feed them bread
>>85052807Here's the guys from the last thread I made, the Shna'ri. They live in isolated mountain villages, eat malign spirits and demons, and are forbidden by the Gods from drinking alcohol.
>>85054461And this is the in-progress map of where they live, Zyhan, Land of Rain and Fog. I still need to add all the symbols and key and everything.
>>85052418>>85052493Looks like it's time to roll up a Celestial Warlock pact Oobakiri. I'm gonna lean in heavy on the support aspects.Alternatively if this is for 40k, I'm going to have him lend aid in the fight against Chaos.
>>85052418>They can purify food and drink at will by transferring the impurities to something else,Do they transfer it to their own food perhaps, and then eat it?
>>85052418Neat. I rate it as Wish-I-had-thought-of-that/10
>>85052418Next party I create I'm bringing one of these guys along.>>85054461Him too. This is gonna be great.
>>85054461I remember that thread.I remember there was an inundation of frogs that day, and (((some people))) found that upsetting.I also remembered that when they go bad they get all fat and man-eaty and fire-breathey.
>>85052418>Oobakiri are seen as good luck for people and garbage is often given to Oobakiri communities wrapped in some exceptionally fine piece of cloth, lacquerware, or ceramic.>Their unique physiology and abilities make them closely related to the local religion as arbiters of good health and sanitation. Instead of prayers directly to a deity for intervention in case of curse or illness one simply gets a prayer slip from the temple and visits a nearby Oobakiri. Worship is thus mostly spiritual, as the health of the individual already sees "Divine intervention" in the shape of an Oobakiri.>Oobakiri have a series of yearly holidays at the start of each season in which their families enter the homes of local villages and settlements.>Because these friendly creatures purify locations and can consume refuse they hold immense respect in the local community. It isn't uncommon for villages to have a local Oobakiri family that is held in high standing for the work they do for the community and local leadership councils meet outside to include the Oobakiri in their council>As Oobakiri consume the refuse of the community, the concept of cleanliness and waste differs from the surrounding cultures. There is no true "waste" in this culture. Everything is reused or made an offering. The idea of pure waste of aggressively offensive.
>>85059114>Oobakiri are seen as good luck for people and garbage is often given to Oobakiri communities wrapped in some exceptionally fine piece of cloth, lacquerware, or ceramic.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeIIS1fnHks
>>85052418>>85054461I have noticed that between these two you have been thinking about the concept of purification and banishment of corruption. Its cool as most of the time fantasy is about corrupting or twisting things to drive conflict so its nice that your dreams are giving you the reverse.
>>85064312>Also writing a replacement alignment system that involves cleansing your soul of impurityI didn't even notice, I just thought the concepts were neat.
>>85064594Good on you anon its cool stuff and goes cool places.
Made me think of this.