There is no other race in existence that so closely resembles humans. Angels are essentially look identical save for wide sprawling wings, and a aura that seems radiate light around them. Many revere angels as the ultimate hand of justice, but just like with the demons it's not exactly quite that simple. Angels are basically split into two types of angels, and in general two different type of factions as a result.Angels of Mercy
, are dedicated to healing the world around them. They are loving and compassionate. Crying for the fallen should they be wicked or not. They firmly believe that mercy is the truest form of justice, and such justice can only be attained by redeeming their enemies not destroying them. A creature should not be punished for living it's nature. It should simply educated and brought to light.
Then there are the Angels of Justice
. Warriors and guardians set into strict lines and rules. Unfortunately they are far more the second kind then there are of the merciful sort and has given angels a reputation of being almost as bloodthirsty as demons. The laws have been set for thousands of years, and in a plane where every race is incredibly long lived ignorance simply isn't a excuse that can be allowed. When these beings fall into Terra more often then not they become paragon's of justice and it is almost entirely impossible to reason with them. Much of the time, a angel is harder to reason with then a demon, and more often then not, angels end up having to be terminated then the demons as well. Celestials
Celestials hail from the plane of nirvana, and are among the rarer types that emerge from it. Often confused with angels, mostly human in appearance with wings (though they have four wings as opposed to two). Celestials in their culture are less devoted to order and more devoted to freedom and have commonly found themselves at odds with the angels and Valkyries of Nirvana. They are also the only race that possess the ability to have "less holy" magical talents.
Much like devils once ruled Inferno, one such tale says the same was true of the celestials in Nirvana. And just like the devils the celestials lost their power when the angels took control of the world. This might explain why there is such a substantial difference between the celestials and the rest of nirvana. Though their numbers aren't so few they are dwindling compared to other races they might almost seem endangered. Many who fall to earth find it very easy to take up home on Terra. The freedom allowing them to act into the best of their abilities. Few races adapt as easily onto the plane as a celestial.
At the core of a celestial power is a series of different types of fires. These fires are said to have the ability to "purify" or to "corrupt" based on the heart of the wielder. A wicked individual will use it's fire to inflict injury and pain upon their victims, while a pure heart will cure ailments with their power. The various fires work as follows.The Green Flame
: The green flame is the fire of the mind in celestials. Only celestials with telepathic abilities possess this fire. This fire at it's purest can cure dementia, amnesia, and other mental disorders and illnesses. Burning away these conditions as if they were never. At worst they can act like such terrible creations, burning away memories, and the ability to control emotions like a lobotomy. The Blue Flame:
The flame of soul or the flame of magic. It attacks magic directly. It has no direct effect on the physical world. In it's purest forms it has the ability to strengthen magical abilities such as empowering a spell as it's taking form, as well as reparing or recharging magical artifacts that have lost their power. At worst it can strip a creature of it's abilities, and consume magic around it.The Violet Flame
: The flame of the body. This fire is the most natural appearing of the fires as it attacks it's opponents physically. At it's purest form it has the ability to heal the body of injuries and ailments and could be considered healing tool. Like the other colors however, a corrupted heart will instead use the flame to destroy the physical body. Burning away flesh, and wielding terribly destructive power.The White Flame
: This flame is by the far the rarest, but those that possess this fire have the ability to utilize the purify and better the mind, body, and the soul. It also serves as a clear example of the beings heart. As they grow corrupt, the flame grows darker, until it is eventually black. When it is corrupted to that point the flame instead embodies all the darker aspects of the other colors and becomes terribly destructive. Pheonix
Beings that possess the ability to shape-shift between a humanoid form adorning feathered arms and beaks, as well as the mythical fire bird from legends. Like most creatures in Nirvana a Phoenix is extremely proud, possessing all the passion and energy of fire. They are often at odds with the angels of nirvana possessing tempers that take offense to any type of disrespect. A Phoenix simply don't have the tolerance for it. Though the incidents are isolated and they aren't specifically berserk creatures. A angry phoenix is generally even the sternest of warriors want to avoid.
Many myths depict the Phoenix as a creature able to reincarnate itself when it's killed burning to ashes and resurrecting through them. However they are not immortal creatures. Should a Phoenix have it's ashes scattered as it dies it will be unable to be reborn and will effectivly be killed. Rebirth is also a slow process taking years to reach their full size and regain their abilities. Another core vulnerability to the race is a weakness to water. Should a phoenix be submerged they have just seconds to escape or they will perish. Their phoenix form is more vulnerable then their humanoid form.
Phoenix are very effective against creatures of nocturne, as their fire burns as bright as the sun. Should you seek out to destroy a creature of nocturne, a Phoenix is your greatest ally in the endeavor.Ifrits
Ifrits are a passionate and fickle race. No ifrit is satisfied with a sedentary life; like a wildfire, ifrits must keep moving or burn away into nothingness. Ifrits not only adore flames, but personify multiple aspects of them as well, embodying both fire's dynamic, ever-changing energy and its destructive, pitiless nature.
Even the best-natured ifrits tend to view other individuals as tools to use as they see fit, and as such they get along best with races they can charm or browbeat into submission Strangely, ifrits sometimes form incredibly close bonds with whose calm, aloof nature seems to counterbalance an ifrit's impulsiveness. This has made them a strange but effective partner with many angels in Nirvana.
Ifrits adventure for the sheer thrill of it and for the chance to test their skill against worthy foes, but most of all they adventure in search of power. Once ifrits dedicate themselves to a task, they pursue it unflinchingly, never stopping to consider the dangers ahead of them. When this brashness finally catches up with them, ifrits often rely on sorcery or bardic magic to combat their resulting troubles.Valkyrie (Created by Dancing Flower)Home Plane
: NirvanaSpecial Strengths
: Listed Below in Special Abilities SectionSpecific weaknesses or vulnerabilities
: Not exactly immortal, their confidence can be used against them
Traditional Valkyries, those who still reside in Asgard, were beautiful young women, mounted upon winged horses and armed with their helmets and spears. Their primary task was to scout the battlefields and choose the bravest of those who had been slain to serve Odin in the oncoming battle of Ragnarok. They would escort these warriors to Valhalla. Other tasks has been delegated to them through the millennium such as being Odin's messengers or influencing the outcome of battle.
Led by Sigrdrifa, the first valkyries appeared in Nirvana more than three thousand years ago. It is still unknown why they are present within the realm since they outright refuse to discuss their past with anyone who is not of Valkyrie blood. However, it has been rumored that perhaps those who first arrived were cast out from their place of birth for an unspeakable crime. Their pridefulness is often seen as arrogance did not permit them easy passage into the culture upheld by Nirvana. Within Asgard, they held unbridled respect whereas the angels in their eyes wanted someone to cower before them. Many centuries passed before the Valkyrie's natural ability within battle and unrivalled courage, some might call it foolishness, earned them respect and prominence within the realm, mostly from the angels of justice. That is not to say all is well between the two factions.
The Valkyrie have stayed true to their original traditions, unwilling to be tainted by greed or lustful inhibitions induced by those they consider unworthy. They declined payment of jewels or gold for their deeds and triumphs. Instead, they requested permission to capture and train a dangerous breed of Pegasi which had been declared unfit for contact. Within five years, the Pegasi were ready for combat and only heeded the command of Valkyrie.
Another more pressing issue arose within their ranks despite their slow aging. They needed more women to replace those who had been lost. The choice between allowing other races within their ranks or mating to avoid extinction was a difficult one. It was decided for one week every forty years, the Valkyrie would allow the strongest angels to solve their issue. Only females were accepted and embraced within their lifestyle. Any male children and those with deformities were cleansed from their society and the remaining evidence of their existence is merely ashes. The Valkyrie did not acknowledge their fathers nor angelic backgrounds. To have it acknowledged or brought under discussion is a serious offense.Kitsune (Created by Curvy Kitten)
Kitsune are believed to possess superior intelligence, long life, and magical powers. The word Kitsune generally translated to mean fox, likely was adopted by their ability to shape shift into, as well as other characteristics of a fox, such as ears, teeth, and of course the fox tails. Kitsune are born with a single tail, and gain more as the grow older (typically one every century or so), adding as many as 9 over the course of their extremely long life spans. Beings with 9 tails are ancient and are among the most powerful beings that walk the plane of Nirvana. Another distinguished of these powerful ancient beings is that their fur will typically turn white or gold upon gaining their 9th tail.
Kitsune are often tricksters, and as such find themselves at odd with the more orderly types in Nirvina with motives that vary from mischief to malevolence. Stories tell of kitsune playing tricks on overly proud angels and valkryies that turned their noses up to them. As well as famously playing tricks on samurai, greedy merchants, and boastful commoners, on Terra. While the crueler Kitsune abuse poor tradesmen and farmers or devout religious monks. Their victims are usually men, though they have been known to play with women. For example, kitsune are thought to employ their kitsunebi to lead travelers astray in the manner of a will o' the wisp. Another tactic is for the kitsune to confuse its target with illusions or visions.Other common goals of trickster kitsune include seduction, theft of food, humiliation of the prideful, or vengeance for a perceived slight. Home Plane:
NirvanaSpecial Strengths: Ability to shift
: Kitsunes can shift from female to a male form Victor(though it is rare as shifting sexes to often would draw to much attention) From a half fox for that has, her tails, fangs, claws, ears, and glowing eyes openly displayed. And a smaller fox form. Longevity
: The lifespan of a kitsune has yet to be measured, and Vivian is a long lived 300 years old
(Power from her tails: Over time Kitsune gain more tails and more power, through age, honor, and blessings.) Illusions:
kitsune are about to create illusions of just about anything, the more energy and focus placed within the illusion the realer and more tangible it becomes.Fox-fire
: By rubbing their tails together, a kitsune can make fire. The kitsune can also, to a small range, breathe out fire. Kitsune can also make small 'fox lanterns', by producing small balls of fire to float around them, and guide their way. This fire can be used as a weapon, or as a toy.Energy feeding
: The ability allows the kitsune to draw from the lives energy of a being to heal itself.Dream walking:
User can enter and manipulate the dreams of oneself and others, including modifying, suppressing, fabricating, influencing, manifesting, and observing dreams as well as nightmares, daydreams, etcSpecific weaknesses or vulnerabilities
:Base power of any kitsune Shifting
: She is limited to her few forms, and cannot shift or change the looks of her male and female forms. Base power of any Kitsune Longevity:
Simply because the kitsune is long lived does not mean it is undying. And do to the hex that was placed on Vivian she has had to start those years over, with no memory of his past. Illusions
: The illusions do fade quickly without her keeping them active, without proper information there can be flaws(Example this person had tattoo but she didn't know about it so in the illusion its missing.) Can be draining over time.Fox-fire
:Water is its worst enemy, and though she is immune to the flames everything else around is not...including her clothes Energy feeding
: The kitsune can at times kill with this, and without someone to draw from they heal at normal rates.Dream walking
: The user can only affect sleeping subjects. Due to this, Users has a limited amount of time while their target is asleep.
-If the tails are cut off the power related to tail is stolen away as well.
-Kitsunes are also a victim of their own feelings. A kitsune's emotions can cause them harm, or distract them. The Sin of Regret can even kill a kitsune outright.
Kitsunes are known to have a great fear and hatred of dogsother notable creatures
: Griffins, Pegasus, Sphinx, Fire elementals, Cupids, hippogriff,