Kwaidan Shikami
IC Info
Race: Kodama
Gender: Female
Sexuality: Pansexual
Age: Unknown (Appears Late 20s)
Place of Origin: Japan
Height: 1.76m
Weight: 55 kg
Eye Color: Luminescent Green
Hair Color: Rose Red
Hobbies: Tending the Grove
Favorite Things: Water, Sunlight
Dislikes: Aggression, Violence
Romantic Status: Single
Romantic Identification: Polyamourous
Religion: Shinto
Residence: Redwood in her Dryad Grove.
Occupation: Shinto Spirit
OOC Info
Source: Original Character
Player: User:Kwaidan

Summary Background

Kwaidan Shikami is a kodama, mikokami, and kunitsukami. Or, in English, she is a dryad, worshipped as a "small god", and is part of the pantheon of the terrestrial gods of the Shinto pantheon. She is a spirit, and has taken a human shape because this is what is expected of her, but is not human at all. Kwaidan is a servant of the goddess Ame no Uzume no Mikoto (the goddess of the dawn, celebration, and joy), and like all kami has both a benevolent manifestation and a wrathful manifestation, but is nearly always in her benevolent form. She has spent over a decade in Yuriba, and has made a home for herself in the dryad grove, which hosts a shrine to her goddess.

Kwaidan was summoned to Yuriba - though she has no idea who is responsible for her appearance. Initially, the region was unlike anything she had seen before, and while she could understand those around her, she was unable to be understood. Over time, she has developed a method of communication which involves using her song-like voice and a combination of pheromones to create a universal "language" for those who are able to hear and smell. Her language is that of the spirits, and while pleasant to hear, is not able to be understood by most, but the complex language she has developed has allowed her to communicate her thoughts and feelings with ease. She can speak mortal languages - though at great pains as her voice is not made for it.


As an actual kami, Kwaidan is capable of performing miracles - typically involving the local plant-life. She can awaken plants that are around her, allowing them to grow and be shaped as she sees fit. Her body is made of plant matter, and within it she keeps a repository of seeds, creating and housing them to plant. Any plant she comes into contact with, she learns about and can create, and as such she is constantly on the lookout for new plants to sample.

Being a kami, she responds well to praise, worship, and positive emotions, and uses these to keep in her "benevolent" aspect. The energy she gains from these allow her to maintain her grove and keep the local plantlife flourishing.

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