Author has written 20 stories for Touhou Project, and Friday the 13th.
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Youkai Ecology with Kamishirasawa Keine! (will be turned into another fanfic once I've amassed enough ideas. For now, it's mostly so I don't forget my own facts about Fae, and eventually Daemons.) Note: Now a fanfic
Really, now... Must you force me to speak of such things? Why can these 'viewers' of yours not attend my class? Ehh? They are in the outside world...? Well, I suppose it can't be helped...
Q: What is a Pixie? They look like scary Fairies that want to eat my tasty human flesh! (Asked by myself.)
A: ...I'm not sure why you reffer to your own flesh as 'tasty', but... A Pixie is but a Faery that has become corrupted by its own evils; you can call both of them Lesser Fae, or Fairies, but it's easier to differentiate the two by simply calling the corrupted ones Pixies. Faeries can have anywhere from one to three wing sets, and never grow up as other Youkai do. This would be the common trait of all Fae below those of legends. Of the Fae family, you have many sub-species, Faeries being the lesser form of Fae. The next stages of their life, which few Fae even make it, is the mid-class ranking of Fae, such as Will-o-wisps, which are basically glowing fairies with atleast four wing pairs. Next in line would be Heralds, which are also a mid-class Fae. A Fae Herald shows the arival of its season, such as Lily White's unique method of announcing it. After that, there are elemental embodiments, which could be called Greater Faeries. As an example, should Cirno become a Great Fairy she would be far more obviously made of ice. Greater Fairies have anywhere from five to ten sets of wings, and must have been either a Will-o-wisp or a Herald to progress to it. Great Fairies can become Greater Fae once they have atained the power to have eight wings and up. Then, after that, there are only creatures of legend. Any Fae that has passed their tenth wing set becomes their own unique kind of Fae, and there are far too many kinds to name as of right now. Should I find my Youkai Ecology book, I'll continue this lesson another time.
Q: I've always wondered... What is the deal with Oni? What are they? (Asked by Crazy Scion.)
A: Ahh, Yes... That's a very good question! Oni are a proud race of Youkai, who happen to be evolutionary cousins of Vampires. Where as Vampires sustain themselfs on mostly blood, Oni use alchohol for the very same purpose. Like Vampires, they have a method of turning humans, yet can also reproduce. However, they will only allow one to turn should they be taken down through hand to hand combat by said human. For an Oni to turn a human into an Oni, they must lose their most prized posession; a horn is more than a mass of steel-like keratin to an Oni, and any Oni that has lost theirs in battle is no longer seen as an Oni by the rest of the Oni. This may be due to the horn being what causes their un-naturally large thirst for alchohol, as well as the fact that it is easily removable from an Oni that accepts their defeat. To become an Oni, one must defeat an Oni and steal its horn. Once stolen, you place the flat side of the horn to your skull, and the horn will instantly burn through your skin and proceed to fuse with your skull. The number of horns can be directly related to the power of an Oni, but is not the only factor. The statement of 'Oni cannot lie' is quite false, and any Oni can lie. However, anyone who becomes an Oni, or was raised by Oni, is generally rather honorable, so they never really lie. This would be what brought about this belief, as well as the Oni being all too happy to spread the word. There are acceptions to both of these rules, as there have been rather dishonorable, and at times, evil humans that have pretended to be honorable, as well as a rare few natural Oni that were raised by another species of less honorable Youkai. One such example is the most evil of all Oni, who was sealed away in Makai a millenia ago; his, or maybe her, exact identity has been lost to the passage of time. This evil Oni was once fought by the four deva of the time, which are the strongest of the Oni. Currently, there are only two Deva, and said to be a hidden third who is hiding among humans somehow. The last of the Deva has been missing for some time, and may actually be deceased.
Submit your own questions on Youkai Ecology! The faster I generate ideas for such a thing, the faster that fanfic can be made. It won't be a daily updated one, as that would be silly, but it'll be an interesting one none the less.
Suggested Order of Reading:
1 Dreams of Paradise
The Mistake of the 123rd Year
Bonding of the 126th year
Confession of the 126th Year
2 Frozen Paradise
Memoir of the Little Lost Umbrella
0.1 Incident of the Unknown Year
0.2 Incident of the 111th year
The Realm of Nightmares
A Tale of Two Hearts
Kamishirasawa Keine's Youkai Ecology Class
0 The Tragedy of the 10th Year
Adventure of the 127th Year