Name of the Race:
The Sueki are a race that have existed in the shadows of mankind since time immemorial. Humans are their main source of food, and as such, when demons began to impinge on this abundant and easily accessible food source the Sueki's distaste for demons began to sprout. After all they've been through now, Demon's are the Sueki's mortal enemies. A Sueki is not necessarily evil, but most would view them as such at a glance due to their dark, gloomy and royalist demeanor.
All Sueki require a routine intake of some form of energy to survive and prosper. At the same time this routine intake of energy grants them a sizable boost to their power, which while temporary, is extremely useful. While each house does specialize in their own form of energy intake, they are all able to benefit from the stereotypical vampire nutrient, also known as blood. They use the shadows around them and the veil of the night to their advantage on top of any unique abilities they may have. However, they are generally vulnerable to sunlight. How vulnerable the sueki is to sunlight depends on the individual, ranging from not at all perturbed by it, to instantly slain by it. One thing that holds true through all of the sueki though, is that their racial abilities, speed, and strength are boosted at night proportionally to their weakness to the sun.How long have they existed?:
The Sueki have been around for hundreds of thousands of years. They are the creatures in the dark that men have always feared.Amount alive today:
Over 18,000How to become one:
In theory only humans can become a Sueki.
Humans are turned into sueki through the simple action of being bitten. This works because the Sueki's fangs are coated with a special enzyme that is only effective against humans. This is why only humans may join their ranks. It takes a decent amount of time for the Sueki to release enough of this enzyme into the human's bloodstream to instill a change, but most will immediately feel some level of haziness or euphoria.This begins the transition process within their bloodstream. This reaction is usually not very kind on the human, and many of their number have been known to perish during the transformation.
If successful, the host will fall unconscious for several hours before waking up as a half blooded: Nyu-Sueki. They must then drink half a human bodies worth of blood within the next 7 days otherwise the process will fail and their bodies will shrivel and turn to Ash. If they fulfill the requirement, they become a complete Sueki. This process can be very difficult for the faint of heart and Sueki will often refuse to conduct the process if they feel the human cannot handle it.
A Nyu-Sueki may gain the abilities of a bloodline if they live amongst them and drink the blood of said bloodline for approximately 3 months.Associated Organisation:
The Sanguine Court is their own personal group. They are not associated with any organisations other than this.Orientations The Sanguine Court
The Leaders that follow the Sanguine Court are perfectly neutral but each Sueki may have their own personal intentions. They usually take no side in the war between light and dark as they prefer to keep to themselves. If anybody should choose to become allied to an organisation, the Sanguine Court shall not hold grudges, nor will they try to kill the leaver. The Court respects the wishes of their members. However if a Sueki returned and attempted to change the Sanguine Court's neutrality, then they will be exiled.
Some Sueki are promoted to an ambassador role between factions, be it good or evil to protect their desire for peace without conflict. However Sueki will be exiled if they step out of line as chaos will draw too much attention to them and may even become a target.
The Sanguine Court possesses four bases of operation on earth, one in Europe for the Lovers, one is South America for the Hunter, one in China for the Starved , and one in Africa for the Nightmare.Rogue
Sueki are always welcome to Orbis Cruento regardless of their association, so long as it brings no harm to the people. Knowing this, some Sueki have decided to leave their home world in search of different, better things.Demons
If there was a target for the Sueki in general, it would be Demons. The Sueki have run into several confrontations with the monsters over the past 500 years.Additional InformationAge:
The average age of natural death for a Sueki varies between 500 to 700 human years. This used to be considered unheard of back when the Sueki were first around, seemingly living forever compared to humans that died in their
The literal idea of using darkness, shadows and moonlight to fuel your abilities. The Sueki is solely powered on Night energy instead of Reiatsu. Wherever there is Darkness, there is power. When a Sueki powers up, they exert Night Energy and not reiatsu.
Start of the Cravings:
Sueki do not actually have their blood cravings until the age of 18 . This is because the Sueki body is not ready for it and builds it's own protective shell within their organs to stop the need to feast. One day though, the Sueki will suddenly start ageing rapidly and have cravings for blood. Sueki Features
Sueki do not retain the original Soul State, draw power in the form of chi or use demon powers or abilities. The previous character is wiped clean though may keep their previous personality, history and general appearance. If you wish to keep a similar theme then you may, but do note that some changes should be made to accommodate the Sueki blood now within them. A carbon copy of the previous character will not be approved.Natural Abilities:
All Sueki have access to a power set that is generally unique to themselves. This is no different to selecting abilities and power for other races and these can be accessed outside of and within the Umbra State.Blood Rites
The Sueki live and die by the blood within their dark veins. Blood is not just a source of survival either. By taking blood and drawing certain patterns on surfaces, a Sueki can conjure a Blood Rite. These spells widen the strategic options a Sueki has in and out of combat. Upon finishing the blood drawing, the Sueki must then make contact with the pattern with their own blood and call upon the ability. This is often done by cutting the Sueki's own hand, feet etc and slamming them onto the pattern. A glow of darkness will emit from the bloody pattern and the spell is cast. Note that these patterns may be drawn upon the Sueki's own body. Some Sueki have even scarred their own bodies to create permanent patterns on their skin for easy access to these spells. The effects of a Blood Rite are increased in speed, size and strength (where applicable) based on the Sueki's Blood Rite skill. The actual pattern needed to be drawn is not specific and can be changed slightly so long as it fits the theme. The pattern also can be of any size, so long as it is distinguishable.Kumitsu:
The ability to cover the target in a veil of shadow that blocks off energy from the outside and from within. This allows anyones energy that has been covered in shadows to become undetectable by people outside of the veil. This gives off a visible aura of darkness that hides their appearance so it's rather obvious that they are there. However, if used at night or in very dark places, the affected target becomes very difficult to see as they blend into the darkness around them.
Kumitsu is generated by drawing any image, but then drawing a circle around it. The image cannot be symmetrical.Kumotabi:
The Blood Rite latches onto the darkness of shadows and of the night all around them, churning darkness around itself. After a few seconds of this the churning becomes an enveloping portal of shifting shadows that can expand and contract to hold multiple people. The size of the vortex is 10m in diameter for each skill level. A sueki may create this vortex on any surface but they must always remain in contact with it otherwise the portal will dissipate instantly, not function or pull anything in.
Once everyone has been highlighted by this ability, the user casts the Blood Rite a second time upon the pattern in the center of the vortex, channeling the vortex as the darkness pulls everyone within. This ability can suck in anything that is within the vortex and connected to anything that is currently in it so long as the entirety of the thing being pulled in can fit through the circumference of the vortex. This means a building could not be sucked into a small vortex just because the corner happens to be on it. The whole building must be able to fit and slip through. This does mean that vertically, there is no limit to how much that can fall inside.
Anybody that stands on the swirling darkness that isn't granted permission to travel by the user or denies their own desire to pass will not move at all when the vortex pulls.
During travelling, everyone falls through what seems to be an endless chasm of darkness lit by candles on black chandeliers. The distance required to make it to the other world is about a mile of falling. At the bottom is another swirling vortex that spits everyone out at the other end the other way up, so they emerge from the vortex head first and stop at their feet, standing. It is possible for a Sueki to force another person to move through the portal so long as their willpower is higher, but this requires triple the effort and can be fought against.
Kumotabi is generated by drawing a perfectly symmetrical image.Blood Dependency:
All Sueki characters Are highly dependent on a constant intake of energy to survive. This means feeding. If this is ignored then the Sueki will start to age rapidly and turn to ash during the night of the 7th day without feeding. The withdrawal symptoms slowly start to becomes noticeable on the 3rd day and get worse leading up to the seventh when the Sueki will look about 100 years old. After bleeding, the Sueki will feel full and no longer hungry then their body will gradually become younger over the same number of days they had not fed.
The actual age it stops at changes depending on the person and can be altered as Sueki may have preferences on how they look. There are some that even choose to look elderly. Whilst blood starved, a Sueki will always feel hungry for anything so long as they do not drink blood.Mental and Physical Constitution:
Sueki have strong bodies to handle their blood but also a decent amount of mental strength. This allows a Sueki to last much longer than a human when faced with dizziness and effects that instill mild mental weakness. They also suffer less when afflicted by sickness, viruses and disease.Child of the Night:
Being outside in the light of the moon or covered in natural darkness and shadow enhances the Sueki's body. This allows a Sueki to react faster, move quicker, think more rapidly and generally become much more aware and agile than if the sun was out. This includes the shadowy veil of Kumitsu. Training and fighting in the moonlight or dark places enhances their potential and growth. This effect becomes stronger based on how little sunlight the Sueki can stand. Sueki that can withstand sunlight easily will get little benefit from this, but those who can't stand it at all will benefit greatly.Dark Vision:
Sueki are able to see in the dark. This allows them to notice more when others cannot but also never lose sight of the shadows around them. Sueki are able to use darkness to track movement by focusing their mind on their prey. Moving in darkness is like second nature to a Sueki. The stronger the Sueki is, the larger scope their influence will be.Solar Frailty:
Sueki have a weakness to sunlight that is consistent among the race, but the potency of this weakness varies greatly. Some may even stay in the sun with no ill effect, but in exchange for this they receive no power up at night. Others however, can not withstand the sun at all, and accordingly their nighttime boost is rather significant. Sueki have a disadvantage against solar based characters. The only exception to this variance is within the Nightmare Bloodline, as they can not withstand sunlight in any way.
Fire, electricity and other non-sunlight abilities do not cause this effect. Thus, candles, light-bulbs etc do not age them. How your Sueki falls apart into dust is up to you. Human State:
This is not a form in the slightest. Sueki are capable of entering a sort of meditation that shrinks their fangs and reduces the prominence of their Sueki features so they appear to look like they have normal teeth, no horns, normal eyes etc. Upon close inspection, it will be noticeable that their features are not exactly the same as a humans, but they can pass as a Human in most situations.
The Sueki also denies Night Energy access to their powers in this state of meditation. They can move and react as normal as though they were 5-5 tier humans but if they wish to use abilities they must stop meditating and return to their normal state.
Holding this state for too long eventually tires the user. They are still weakened by sunlight as normal and by revoking darkness to keep this form up, their aging process occurs more rapidly. The Human state is not recommended, but is there if necessary.
The Sueki are a kind that have learned to embrace the darkness and become one with the night. There is still one darkness they do not feel at home in though. The darkness within the Sueki must be overcome to attain the enhanced power of The Umbra State.How to Obtain:
A Sueki may enter a meditative state with the aid of several other Sueki that meditate with them. this causes the Sueki to enter a waking dream state where they enter a subconsciously generated inner realm of the surrounding area.
This meditation varies depending on the Sueki performing it, but some that are incapable of focusing may find the communications disrupted. This is why meditating in pure silence and with as many able bodied Sueki as possible is advised.
Within this meditation, the Sueki is able to hear a shadow voice communicate with them. This shadow voice however will be unlike what the Sueki expects, as it will contain all of the Sueki's innermost desires including those pushed beneath the waves of the subconscious that they may have tried to hide. It will also take the shape of the Sueki and be an almost perfect reflection.
To achieve the Umbra state, a Sueki must communicate with this shadow voice until it agree's to manifest itself within the Sueki's mind. Like this, the Sueki may come face to face during this meditation. The goal is to come to an agreement to be granted the shadows power. An agreement cannot be created if the Sueki cannot accept the voice to be themselves and that their true desires may be more unruly than they would like to believe. The shadow will try everything within their power to come across as the worst thing the Sueki can imagine. To do this, the shadow is also capable of shape-shifting into other people.
For example, a carefree sueki that everyone likes might discover that hidden within their soul is the desire to murder. their shadow is a younger version of themselves with the knife from their first kill, and they must accept that to come to an agreement with their shadow. If they denounce the shadow voice, then the shadow will attack. If the Sueki cannot control themselves, keep the Shadow under control and come to an agreement they may end up being killed by their shadow through this process.
About 80% of Sueki that have talked to their shadow voice have confirmed that the voice was familiar, yet very different to what they thought about themselves. There has not been a single Sueki to have communicated with their Shadow voice and come to an agreement in less than 2 days with 2 attempts made each day. Some have been known to die as the shadow mentally breaks the Sueki. Your shadow may end up being everything you hate and not everyone can handle that realisation.What umbra State is:
Once the agreement is made, the Sueki may access the Umbra state. This state is activated by calling upon the shadow voice. The Sueki's physical body blasts an blanket of darkness that envelops them before dissipating to reveal their altered appearance and granting them new, enhanced abilities. This alteration can change the body structure of the Sueki.
Comparatively, this form is like a Shinigami Shikai/Bankai but it's actual power level is not set in stone. A weak Sueki's Umbra may make them as powerful as a Shikai, but others can make them as powerful as a Segunda Etapa. It depends on the Sueki's tier meaning the Umbra states cannot always be judged at first glance.
The umbra state however cannot utilize any abilities involving sunlight or solar energy. This will still kill the sueki very fast.Bloodlines
Each of these bloodlines grants the Sueki several aesthetic racial alterations if they so choose and several ability benefits. These visual alterations are not mandatory for player characters, but expect a lot of the NPC's of the houses to have them. When making your Sueki, make sure to choose a Bloodline and consider what you gain and lose as not every choice is necessarily a positive one. Each Bloodline has two respective houses that separate their main features.
Any sueki that is not 3-5 tier at least will not have a bloodline just yet. Their bloodline will come once they attain that tier if they so desire and appear within themselves no differently than a human going through puberty, just much faster. All bloodlines scale with skill sheetsLOVERS BLOODLINE
The Lovers are a group of Sueki that have managed to focus their dependence of blood into different places. These include the House of Temptation that replaces their needs with sex, whilst the House of Souls feast on energy resources to fuel their fire. House of Temptation
Themed Visual Alterations: Hooves. Scales. Glowing Eyes. Forked Tongue. Horns and/or A tail. Their Kumopu generally takes the form of a pink gaseous substance.
Your urges outweigh your need for blood. You can survive without taking in any blood, but it must be substituted with romantic encounters instead. A temptation Sueki is now able to stop their bodies from becoming pregnant as they desire. Once pregnant, they cannot toggle the ability.Enhanced Sense of Self:
The Sueki has a greater understanding and connection to their own body, and the stimuli that effect it.Enhanced Touch:
Being able to feel every bump and wave, you can read through touching patterns and even detect vibrations and their source.Enhanced Vision:
You can see clearly, even in dense locations at an impressive distance. Colours are more vivid and night vision is enhanced even further. The Sueki is even capable of long distance sight, noticing small details from up to 2 miles away.
Tier 2Lustful Intoxication:
The Sueki secretes an invisible veil of adrenaline that causes others around them to feel aroused and physically attracted to the Sueki. This can be used for the Sueki's own personal gain and may lower an opponent's guard in combat. When used by powerful characters, the Sueki may be able to convince them to perform simple commands. This scales with the Sueki's focus. This will affect any organism with any bit of an organic brain, and lasts for five posts.
Tier 1Sexual Burst:
Your lust can create a blast of sexual adrenaline, empowering your physical speed and strength for an increase of one level, up to elite. This allows you to derive pleasure from things you do, and force yourself beyond your limits. These bursts only occur when you are around that one thing that turns you on, and lasts for five posts.Cursed Blood:
Your blood is poisonous to any but Sueki. If Sueki blood comes into contact with any of another race it will have a very acidic effect. In essence the Sueki's blood acts as sulfuric acid when it comes into contact with those of another race. The extent of the effects of this ability depend heavily on the user's bloodline constitution. At low levels their blood could have this effect for as little as a post, and at higher levels it may manifest as a constant effect, necessitating extreme action to stop the burning.House of SoulsThemed Visual Alterations:
Horns. Glowing Eyes. Forked Tongue. White Hair. Glowing blood and/or Visible Breath. Their Kumopu generally takes the form of pure energy.
Your urges outweigh your need for blood. You can survive without taking in any blood, but it must be substituted with energy instead.Enhanced Energy Detection:
You can track down and locate even the most minute of energy sources from miles away. At low levels of bloodline constitution this only lasts for a few posts, and the limit is 2 miles. At the higher end this can become a passive effect, and the limit can reach as high as 10 miles.Enhanced Touch:
Being able to feel every bump and wave, you can read through touching patterns and even detect vibrations and their source.Enhanced Vision:
You can see clearly, even in dense locations at an impressive distance. Colours are more vivid and night vision is enhanced even further. The Sueki is even capable of long distance sight, noticing small details from up to 2 miles away.
Tier 2Night’s Thirst:
The Sueki secretes an invisible veil of energy that reacts with the energy of others that are nearby, causing their own energy to slowly seep out and be absorbed by the Sueki. This absorption is minor at lower levels of bloodline constitution, but can keep the Sueki going for longer than others. Even at grand master levels of bloodline constitution the Sueki can never absorb more than half as much energy than they started off with. So in theory, a zero tier Sueki with a GM in bloodline constitution could keep this in effect until they'd multiplied their energy by one and one half. The rate at which they absorb the energy is also dependent on their bloodline constitution. At lower levels they find it difficult to absorb enough energy to even power a small attack, but at higher levels they are able to rapidly absorb energy that isn't being guarded. The opponent can suppress their energy to fight against this ability to great effect, but if they are exerting a great amount of spiritual pressure the Sueki will find this absorption easier.
Tier 1Energy Burst:
Your thirst for energy can create a blast of parched adrenaline, empowering your physical speed and strength by one level, up to elite, whilst allowing you to derive pleasure from using energy based abilities and force yourself beyond your limits. These bursts only occur when you are around that one thing that turns you on.Infusion:
your blood has become tainted with energy and you need it to survive. However, this also provides an additional level of defense and offence to your energy based abilities and when hit by energy attacks.STARVED BLOODLINE:
The Starved Sueki are a bloodline that have utilized their bodies to surpass physical limits. Most are very durable and hard to kill. The House of Flesh and the House of Blood utilize their feeding as a method of speeding up their regeneration.House of FleshThemed Visual Alterations:
White, dark green or Gray Skin. Longer Fangs. Pointed Fingertips. Longer Tongues and/or Restless Eyes. Their Kumopu does not generally take on any form.
Your body now demands an intake of fresh flesh instead of blood that is more effective when eaten raw. This does not have any ill side effects to you.Body control:
You may deactivate your nerves, allowing you to feel no pain. At a beginner in Bloodline constitution this only lasts for two posts, but at Grand Master it can last for up to fifteen posts.Insatiable Hunger:
You are attracted to wherever there may be rotten or wounded flesh, even to places of high populations just because food could be nearby. Learning to control your urges is wise, but not perfectible.Fleshy Vessel:
Upon ingesting a moderate amount of flesh, the Sueki’s body gains a short burst of rapid regeneration. This will heal all wounds short of lost limbs within two posts.
Tier 2Bloody Aggression:
By digesting Flesh and other bodily fluids that are not your own the Sueki becomes empowered granting them temporarily increased movement and attack speed.Plague Bite:
Your fangs secrete a venom that causes temporary nausea, dizziness and can even knock out your target if the difference in tier is 2 primary tiers or more.
Tier 1Returned Dead:
You are no longer a part of the soul cycle. You are classified as undead. When you are slain, your soul temporarily vanishes from existence. After exactly 24 hours, your soul returns to its body, if it can. If the brain is destroyed then you are truly dead.House of BloodThemed Visual Alterations:
Pale skin. Longer Fangs. Pointed Fingertips. No Iris and/or red iris. Pointed ears. Their Kumopu usually takes the form of a bloody mist.
Your body now demands an intake of blood. Blood
, only blood will do. Sueki of this house feel the urge to feed more often than the average Sueki.Blood Drive:
The Sueki is able to smell blood from miles away, and even is even able to determine within a reasonable level of doubt what creature this blood belongs to. The Sueki will find themselves almost inexorably drawn to the source. Blood Born:
Upon drinking a moderate amount of blood, the Sueki’s body gains a short burst of rapid regeneration, but only for a short time. This will heal all wounds short of lost limbs within two posts.
Tier 2Blood Empowerment:
By ingesting blood the Sueki becomes empowered granting them temporarily increased resistances to poisons and foreign entities within their body, as well as sunlight, to a very minor degree.Sluggish Bite:
Your fangs secrete a venom that causes muscles to tense and feel weak. Too much of this toxin can cause the victim to fall unconscious if the difference in tier is 2 primary tiers or more.
The Sueki uses their own blood and laces it with a varying amount of Night Energy (depending on a few factors such as how much energy they have at their disposal, and how devestating of an attack they are trying to perform), creating a powerful cero-like technique that takes the form of a sphere of blood. The sphere can then be fired from the center of the Sueki's palm, propulsed by energy. This attack acts much like a cero when fired at anything inorganic, although it does have a slightly acidic effect. The real beauty of this attack, however, lies in how effective it is against individuals. When the HaemoGlobe comes into contact with them it has the same destructive effect, but this is just the beginning. The Sueki's own blood then acts as an extremely potent acid, able to burn through the defenses of most opponents, depending on their mastery of said defenses and the tier differential obviously. After the Sueki's blood has eaten through the opponents skin it begins to worm itself along through their veins, causing a severe detrimental effect. Sueki blood is naturally poisonous to those of any other race, and when it finds its way into the bloodstream of one of those races it begins to wreak havoc. This will commonly cause a drop in power by at least one sub tier, although depending on the opponent in question this effect could be much greater, or nonexistent. In addition, the opponent can be expected to feel faint, nauseous, and disoriented, also depending on their defenses, as the Sueki blood within them not only has an immediate ill effect, but corrupts the blood that already flowed within their veins, greatly inhibiting its ability to transfer oxygen to their cells, and in most cases causing extreme coagulation which both hampers the bodies ability to function as it should and causes extreme and lasting pain. This could easily result in death when used on an opponent without the adequate defenses.NIGHTMARE BLOODLINE
The Nightmare sueki are a mysterious and unpredictable breed of Sueki capable of attacking their foes willpower and mentalities through fear and control. This includes the House of Wraiths that shift through the material world with no true presence and the House of Illusion, a clan of Sueki that have become one with the nature of terror.House of WraithsThemed Visual Alterations:
White, Gray or Black Hair. Black Sclera. No Iris. No Tongue (Mute) and/or No Eyes (Blind) Their Kumopu generally takes the form of smoke.
Tier 3Moonlit Mind:
Being bathed in moonlight clears your mind and allows you to think with no distractions. Intense focus allows you to calculate quicker and react faster than standard Sueki as you can feel energy more clearly. This increases your mental deduction and focus by one skill level.(Up to elite, unless bloodline constitution is master, in which case it can boost to master, the same is true of GM) While in this state they are much more susceptible to being overwhelmed by pain, and as such their Willpower decreases by two skill levels.Artificial Light Swallower:
The Sueki may envelope any artificial light source in darkness and put it out. This includes fire and electrical lights such as light bulbs, neon signs and street lights.
Tier 2Living Ghost:
Your movements become next to untraceable. The Sueki's breathing, bodily functions including heartbeat and barefooted footsteps are completely silent. They also have have no fingerprints and do not have a scent. Whilst shrouded in darkness, your energy is much harder to sense.
Sunlight weakness: Being bathed in sunlight and solar energy causes your body to instantly fall apart. A few seconds will kill you. If bathed in sunlight whilst in Spectre form, the Sueki instantly loses the forms benefits temporarily.
Tier 1Spectre Form:
When shrouded with Kumitsu, the Sueki is able to absorb the darkness and enter Spectre Form. In this state, the Sueki's body becomes semi-transparent. They are also capable of flight and can move through solid objects including walls. They cannot however physically interact with anything or anyone. Shadow Influence:
You are capable of influencing objects and people by interacting with their shadows. By pushing and pulling a shadow, their real life counterpart will also be affected. This cannot be used to cut or injure the person directly, but nothing stops the Sueki from pushing them off a cliff. these small tugs and pushes can only last for 1 second per skill level. In addition, the Sueki can see the blood flowing through the veins of others, even through moderate obstruction such as thin walls. This ability relies on the Sueki's bloodline constitution, at GM they can push basically anyone.House of IllusionThemed Visual Alterations:
White, Gray or Black Hair. Black Sclera. No Iris. No Tongue (Mute) and/or No Eyes (Blind) Their Kumopu generally takes the form of a black inky substance.
Tier 3Tranquil Mind:
Meditation allows you to clear your mind and allows you to think with no distractions. Intense focus allows you to calculate quicker and react faster than standard Sueki as you can feel energy more clearly.Hell Born:
The Sueki has a natural affinity to the sense of terror. They revel in the fear of their opponents
Tier 2Glimpse of Monstrosity:
You become a visage of nightmares for a few minutes, confusing those that look at you as though you were a monsterous creature with hundreds of eyes, limbs etc. How you appear is up to you. This visage has heightened chances of terrifying those that see it. Unless the viewers focus is higher than the Sueki’s. You cannot be seen as anything 10ft larger than you actually are.Sunlight weakness:
As with the house of wraiths, the house of illusion also suffers greatly when exposed to sunlight. They can not withstand direct sunlight for more than a few moments.
Tier 1Call of the Abyss:
Depending on the general sense of terror in the area, your abilities that affect focus are heightened. Also, you are able to conjure up to 3 ‘Glimpses of Monstrosity’ against an opponent who is truly terrified.Terror Incarnate:
You are truly one to be feared. You may manifest what you imagine to be your opponents most intense fear. This is no illusion, this is a true manifestation of terror. This manifestation cannot be damaged by brute force, but its strength is based on the focus of those it attacks. A high focus will sustain less damage than a low focus.HUNTER BLOODLINE
For a Sueki to truly survive they must learn how to hunt. The hunter Sueki are more known for their close ties to other worldly creatures and their ability to fell even the largest of beasts. These Sueki include the House of Beasts that focuses on mammals and animal companions whilst the House of Flies concentrates on swarms of insects.House of BeastsThemed Visual Alterations:
Longer Fangs. Pointed Fingertips. Long hair. More Body hair. Muscular physique. Slight features that resemble their chosen beast. Their Kumopu generally takes the form of a bat.
Tier 3Enhanced Smell:
The Sueki is able to detect specific smells and locate their source, even track targets through scent and detect changes in hormones. Intense smells may overload their senses momentarily.Enhanced Hearing:
The Sueki's ears detect even the slightest of sounds, separating each sound to allow them to determine the location of its source. Louder sounds may deafen the Sueki momentarily.Survival Tracking:
The Sueki is able to determine health, personality, location and general physical statistics of animals through footprints, eating patterns and even inspection of excrement. This functions on any living creature but they must spend an entire post determining their results.
I am the Beast Your chosen animal is ___________Beast Form:
The Sueki is able to transform into their chosen beast. Transforming into and from a small animal is instant. Larger animals take up to a minute. The Sueki gains all of the natural benefits and detriments of the animal they become and there is no time limit on this form as it is a natural transformation. They may change back as they desire.Inner Beast:
The Sueki gains some properties of their chosen animal when not in Beast Form. For example, increased physical strength from a Bear. Increased movement speed from a Wolf. Sonar Hearing from a Bat etc. Your chosen beast allows you to ____________
Tier 1Animal Companion:
The Sueki will not be hunted by any beasts in the wild as their attunement with animals grants them the respect of wildlife. They are also able to communicate with beasts, enrage them or soothe them. If soothed for long enough, the animal may become attached to the Sueki after a few hours and wish to follow them. A Sueki can tame up to 5 animals at any given time. A previously enraged animal cannot be soothed or tamed unless of the same animal type the Sueki can transform into. If taming an animal of the kind the Sueki can shapeshift into, they will become tamed after 1 hour instead of many.House of FliesThemed Visual Alterations:
No teeth. Pointed Fingertips. Less hair. Flimsy physique. Additional Eyes. Sewn Mouth. Their chosen Insect living on their body. Their Kumopu generally takes the form of a swarm of their chosen insect.
Tier 3Sweet Tooth:
The Sueki has a peculiar attraction to sugars and has heightened taste.Enhanced Speed:
Movement based abilities move the Sueki faster based on your mastery of your bloodline constitution.Their speed is increased by one skill level at advanced, and by two skill levels at Master. The Sueki’s reactions are also enhanced.Husk:
Your body creates additional bodily fluids that insects can feed on, allowing them to live within your body without doing you any harm.
Tier 2Hive Leader:
your chosen Insect is _________. These insects are not hostile towards you. You are able to command the insects to do your bidding through a hive mind communication. This is done by simply thinking the commands to the hive. Additional insects of the same kind can join your hive after spending a few seconds communing with the additional insects. You can only commune with insects of your chosen type. Your insects must be within 300ft to be communicated with.
Tier 1Knowledge of Millions:
The Sueki is able to communicate complex information to and from the insects they command, being able to learn information from the insects as though the Sueki was there. The range that you can communicate with your insects is increased to 1 mile.The Sueki History
Sueki are mans oldest and most adept predator. They have been feeding on and using humans for their own personal gain since well before the time of recorded history. In those days they had no fear of humans in any way, simply because the humans were so inferior that they had nothing to worry about. As time has worn on though, Human's have become more and more inventive and resourceful, and because of this the Sueki have had a much harder time of preying on them.
Over time their jobs became almost impossible, and many of the Sueki were simply unable to keep up with the advancement of both the Human race and their own. As a result, all who could not adapt were inevitably wiped out, until only the most naturally gifted, intelligent, or powerful Sueki were left.
In the late 1800's, a great war raged between Humankind and the Sueki, globally. Knowing that the Sueki had become a notable enemy, humans set traps to hunt them down and had learned to abuse their weaknesses. Thus, the Great Blood Purge occured. Thousands of innocent Humans and Sueki alike were all slain, but ultimately it was man-kind that prevailed. The already dwindling number of Sueki were even more drastically reduced and sightings became less and less frequent. By the 1900's, the Sueki were considered almost extinct and were written about in folklore.
In truth, they had simply gone into hiding. A single rule was sworn by each Sueki to keep their race safe: The Sueki do not exist and you are human. One day, we shall exist once again. Somehow the hunters were able to extract this information and so continued their long winded hunt.
The Sueki were not heard of much after this. Humans were led to believe the Sueki died out but it was around the year 2321 that the Sueki population began to become noticeable once again.
Recently it was discovered that the Sueki had once been led by a mysterious, unknown bloodline of powerful lords and ladies. The potential discovery of what is being called the "Royal bloodline" has seen groups of Sueki believing that they may be a part of this lost lineage. At the same time, an ancient prophecy was unearthed. Detailed within this dusty tome was the belief that one day there would arise a Sueki of immaculate lineage. One who would lead the race as a whole to reclaim the glory they once held claim to. This fabled Sueki was described as a female being with wings, and armor which manifested itself upon their body. They were also predicted to posses an air of royalty, and to carry a staff indicative of their status. Many have left their homes in search of clarification.Skill SheetBlood Rite Affinity:
Determines how powerful and skilled a Sueki is with their Blood Rite drawings and effects. At lower levels they are only able to use the Blood Rites provided, but eventually then can begin creating their own.
- Untrained: At this level you are unable to use Blood Rites
- Beginner: At this level you struggle to use the Blood Rites than all Sueki are capable of. Occasionally you will fail to carry out the Rite.
- Adept: At this level you rarely, if ever, fail when trying to use a Blood Rite, but there isn't really much improvement to speak of in terms of the power of your Rites, or your ability to create new Rites
- Advanced: At this level you never fail to complete your Blood Rite unless some outside force cause you to. You are noticeably superior to those below you in terms of how effective your Blood Rites are, and you can begin to create your own, although you most likely won't be able to remember more than five or six in total.
- Elite: At this level you can create up to ten of your own Blood Rites in addition to the two you've always known. You are able to carry out your Blood Rites much more swiftly than one would expect you to be capable of.
- Master: At this level Blood Rites are vastly more powerful than they were previously, and you can create as many as you would like.
- Grand Master: At this level you are able to create Blood Rites on the fly. Your vast amount of experience means that you have come to know the essence of Blood Rites, and because of this your Blood Rites are incredibly potent.
When a Sueki feeds they are imbued with a fair amount of energy from their target. Even if this feeding doesn't result in a boost large enough to be referred to in terms of pluses it does still exist.
- Untrained: At this level the Sueki is incapable of extracting energy from the blood of their victims.
- Beginner: At this level extraction becomes possible. A plus will be added to tier up to a cap of 2-5
- Adept: At this level two pluses will be added to tier up to a cap of 2-1
- Advanced: At this level a sub tier level will be added, up to a cap of 1-5.
- Elite: At this level two sub tier levels will be added to a cap of 1-5, after which two pluses are added up to a cap of 1-1
- Master: At this level a full tier level will be added to a cap of 1-5, after which two pluses are added up to a cap of 1-1. After 1-5 one plus is added up to a cap of 0-4
- Grand Master: At this level a full tier level will be added to a cap of 1-5, after which two pluses are added up to a cap of 1-1. After 1-5 one plus is added up to a cap of 0-4, and after that one plus is added up to a cap of 0-3++
This is the Sueki's movement ability. It functions in the same way for all Sueki, although the various houses have their own cosmetic variations. This can also be customized in any way you wish.
- Untrained At this level the Sueki is unable to use this skill
- Beginner At this level quick movement is possible. You are able to move about twice as fast as normal in very short bursts.
- Adept At this level you really begin to show promise. You move only slightly faster than you did at beginner, but you are able to keep this up for longer periods of time.
- Advanced At this level you reach new levels of speed entirely. In the blink of an eye you can traverse great distances, and appear to be a blur to any normal person.
- Elite At this level you've reached what most would call the pinnacle. You can easily disorient many opponents simply by running circles around them. You have the ability to leave after images in your wake.
- Master At this level you've once more reached a turning point. Your speed when using this technique makes you almost completely invisible to any normal person, until you stop moving that is. You can hit max speeds as little as two steps into your movement, and maintain these speeds for as long as you wish.
- Grand Master At this level you've truly reached the pinnacle. You have the ability to match any other unique racial movement at max level, assuming the time spent on them is equal, and you can create interesting and unique techniques to employ when utilizing this skill.
Determines the effectiveness of your bloodline abilities as well as the strength of the Sueki's blood, increasing their constitution and tolerance of sickness, viruses and disease. This also determines the strength of Umbra State.
- Untrained: At this level you are unable to use this skill, and by extension, your bloodline abilities or Umbra State. This would be a brand new Sueki who has no knowledge of or connection to their bloodline.
- Beginner: At this level you are not very attuned to your bloodline. You may use the tier 3 bloodline abilities, but still no Umbra State.
- Adept: At this level you have become more receptive to your dark inheritance. You may use tier 2 bloodline abilities and unlock the Umbra State, although in a weak form.
- Advanced: At this level you have fully embraced your heritage and have come to understand it. You may use tier 1 bloodline abilities, although they may be somewhat weak. Your Umbra state is much more significant at this point, akin to a Shikai, and can be maintained for 5 posts.
- Elite: At this level you have much experience utilizing the natural traits of your bloodline. Even tier 1 abilities are child's play for you. You may utilize your Umbra state for longer periods of time, 10 posts.
- Master: At this level you can begin to customize your bloodline abilities to a minor degree. Slight alterations are possible, but they must tie in heavily with what is already established. Umbra State is like a Bankai boost at this level, and can be utilized for 7 posts.
- Grand Master: At this level you are basically at a perfect knowledge of your bloodline. You could customize the abilities a bit more esoterically, as you are able to make the connection where others perhaps would not. This must still be explained in excruciating detail, but it is possible. Your Umbra State boost is all but uncapped at this point, and depending on how much time you devote to it may become a rival for any other release. This also depends on tier, as you need the requisite energy to start off with. High 1 and 0 tiers will find this possible. Lower tiered characters will still receive something akin to a bankai boost for around 10-15 posts.
[list][*][b]Blood Rite Affinity:[/b] Grand Master/Master/Advanced/Adept/Beginner/Untrained
[*][b]Feeding:[/b] Grand Master/Master/Advanced/Adept/Beginner/Untrained
[*][b]Kumopu:[/b] Grand Master/Master/Advanced/Adept/Beginner/Untrained
[*][b]Bloodline Constitution:[/b] Grand Master/Master/Advanced/Adept/Beginner/Untrained