Update: 4/18/12 - Almost exactly two years later, I'm updating this again! Added an off-site character section to the list!
Breed Name: Naizou Wolves
Name Origin: Japanese
Name Meaning: naizou (n,adj-no) internal organs; intestines; viscera; (P)
Breed Owner(s): Lefitte
Debut Website: WolfWeb
Availability: Ask for my permission. Many Court positions are available as well as commoner. All Naizou created belong to the Naizou pack, but all Naizou are free to wander. The player must have my permission for their character to seek out another pack to join and it must be understood that the new pack will be secondary to the Naizou pack. A Naizou cannot leave the Naizou 'pack'.
Origin: Naizou come from Japan where they were isolated after the disappearance of the human race and where they came to develop their strange way of life and diet, evolving into a new species of wolf.
Description: Naizou are a breed of wolves that are roughly based on the dark side of plastic surgery. They are full of themselves and rely far too much on their appearances to be healthy. They come in different varieties defined by which organ it is that they eat for each type can only eat one type of organ. If they eat another type, they fall ill. The organs can come from any animal but it it said that wolf organs are the most delicious and are considered a rare delicacy. There is no way to tell what type a Naizou is by looking at them for sure, but an educated guess can often be made by looking at where the majority of the scarring is. That is specific to each individual as some may not have such scarring.
Powers: Naizou have only one ability; the ability to control their cells to a degree. It takes great training and cannot be achieved, in most cases, until the age of two. It is most commonly used to attach the skin of others to their bodies or to heal after a failed attempt to attach an extra organs. The skin can be seen stretching like tentacles and sewing the body back together. It takes a great amount of strength and the Naizou must rest for three days after doing this and within that time. The attachment is merely there and does not have any nerve endings attached to it and new body parts cannot be used, but the rate of decomposition is greatly decreased, meaning the new parts last longer than normal. Their bodies are remarkably adaptive and healthy when they eat the organs they need to. They also do not get as hungry as other wolves and need only eat one organ as opposed to the pounds of meat normal wolves must consume after a kill.
Appearance: Naizou appearances are thought to be their greatest attribute when in reality, they aren't very attractive. They are very wide spread in appearance but most tend to look rather haggard. Most are scarred all over from attempts at placing their favorite organs inside their own bodies to keep them safe, it's a bit of an obsession for all in the breed. Many members of the breed are so obsessed with their appearance and looking the best that if another wolf looks better than they do, they will take their face and wear it as their own. There is no limit to appearances and they are very wide-spread, but dark colors are typical. For them to have a base coat of a very bright, pastel, or neon color is almost unheard of, but not impossible. They can have wings and any other special qualities, but there are none that are truly 'breed specific'. Some attributes can be considered proof of mixed blood because of how rare it is such as horns, elemental powers, bright colors as a base, etc. They are mostly identified by the ragged, unkept coat and numerous scarring.
Personality: Naizou wolves are peculiar in their personalities in that it is the strongest part of the breed profile. They tend to be very egotistical and think very highly of their appearances. They are very selfish and care very little about anyone else except them and their mate. Mates are rare and most of the breed will sleep around their entire life without finding that one match, usually a Naizou of the same type. It's strange but becoming more common for mates to be of different types but a mate of a different breed is taboo all together. They are all pretty messed up mentally and are always infatuated with whatever organ it is that corresponds to their type [i.e. A Heart Naizou, obsessed with hearts, would always be after the physical heart]. The sight, smell, sound, or just hearing the word 'blood' can set them into a hungry sort of state in which little can stop them from getting what they want; organs. To eat another Naizou's organs is typically taboo.
Royalty: The Naizou Wolves have what should be a very strict court system of Kings, Queens, Princes, Princesses, Dukes, Ladies, and commoners. The Royals are the Queen and King and their offspring, the Court consists of grandchildren and Dukes and Ladies who are usually not blood related at all. The Royals are respected at all times and to go against them or betray them could land a Naizou the punishment of 'Shredding'. Shredding is a common punishment dished out by the Royals, usually done by the rest of the Court, basically whenever they please and consists of a Naizou for each organ going after the victim's organs at the same time which results in the victim being shredded to pieces. The Royals are not without the typical selfishness though and the entire Naizou Court tend to fight and are even a bit lazy. Naizou do not take well to being leaders and make very poor leaders resulting in a breed that isn't very strung together or managed. They sort of do what they want, when they want, and if someone has something to say about it too bad... as long as they don't get Shredded. Most members of the Court never suffer Shredding.
Offspring: Offspring often come in very large litters due to a low survival rate. It is hard to find which organ a pup needs and many adults are too lazy, too selfish to put much effort into it so after they are done with milk, they must start on organs. The wrong organ will make them very ill when eaten and many do not survive repeated ingestion of the wrong organ. Offspring are also hard to come by as the Court members tend to carry a full term litter, while commoners often lose theirs . All mates will always carry a healthy, large litter unless something intervenes.
Types of Naizou: The Naizou do not eat all organs and there are not Naizou types for all organs. It is rumored that there used to be but they were bred out of the breed or out casted. Only 11 types remain today, most focusing on the organs in the abdomen.
The Home Territory
The territory belonging to the Naizou is unlike most wolf packs. Most noticeable is the fact that they don't mark their territory. It is very hard to tell if there is a pack residing there or if it is a bunch of loners. There are many different sections to their land. The main road that loners usually take when skirting around the witch Deumus's land has a floor of black volcanic stone from a previous explosion. The lands are barren with a number of blackened trees scattering the area. There are many cracks in the ground where lava flows make their home and the air is very ashy, some days more than others. It is also very foggy, especially when the weather is cold. Resting up against the volcano and nearly in their neighbor's territory is the graveyard. It is in a strange alcove to the volcano were fog collects and it is where the pack dumps the corpses after taking their chosen organ from it. Low ranking members are permitted to scavange though it is guarded. The corpses turn to skeletons and the keepers like to make macabre designs from them. There is a river running through it but it is not safe for drinking as it is black in color. The graveyard cannot be detected by scent or sight from the main road. Not far from the lava field is a deep crevasse where the pack spends much of its time. Within the walls are numerous dens where each member can make its home. Some choose to live in their own 'house' while others live with friends or with their mates and children, much like humans do. On the other side of the great crevasse, is a valley where normal animals can be found. It is mostly green and has a river running through it. This is where the majority of members hunt seeing as passersby are so rare. A small section of valley is encircled by large, uneven rocks and it is the place where the Court resides when over cases and commits Shredding. The land is very active in both volcanic activity and earthquakes.
The pack is not a typical pack in that it is more of a center for the breed than it is a pack much in the way Dark Angellics work. All members of the breed must refer to the pack even if they belong to another because it is where the Court is held and all members of the breed must listen to the Court. Outside breeds joining is unheard of. Members do not have to stay with the pack at all times but many do, especially Court members. It is run much like the British monarchy. There is a royal line who has been leading for generations and a history of take overs and wars for the throne. The King and Queen have all the power and have absolute say. The Royalty contains the Queen and King, their offspring, and their grandchildren. All other relatives are Court members along with members who had former ties to the throne and other members who have worked their way up. The Prince and Princess are not necessarily 'Beta's and there can be an 'adviser' that works more like a Beta but when the King and Queen are not available it is always the Prince or Princess that takes over and so on. The Court members are the next rung down from the Royal family and should be respected as such. Court, in which all Royal and Court members attend, is held often to discuss matters but not always on a set schedule. The commoners are a step up from being the lowest members of the breed, but they have the most freedom to travel and aren't watched as sternly so they have more chance of getting away with crimes. On the other hand, commoners are the most common victims to be Shredded by the Court when they are caught. Their lives are held on the whim of the King and Queen. There is a division of the commoners that are not treated this way though. The Graveyard Keepers are generally creepy and often give the rest of the breed chills, and they are very smart and clever. They don't really fall under the Court's reign so they are free to do little 'crimes' and they often know Court members well. They are on the verge of being outcasts in the breed and are often regarded as being rather mysterious. The absolute lowest members of the breed are the Sycophants. These are members that have committed terrible crimes, but have escaped Shredding. They spend the rest of their lives treated as slaves by the Royal family and Court members. To disobey or get on someone's bad side is to be killed. The Sycophants are given food by Court and Royal members when they feel it's necessary to feed them.
All together, the 'pack' is not very strict and since the breed tends to be very selfish, the laws and rules are basically the whims of Royalty and Court. Members can come and go as they please but all members of the breed must adhere to the ruling of the Court.
Crimes That Are Almost Always Considered Crimes
Murder of another Naizou [if the victim is very disliked, this can be praised though]
Murdering a guest of the Court [this would be a member of another breed who is not seen as food]
Murdering a Graveyard Keeper
Becoming mates with a member of another breed
Attacking the Royal family or Court
Trying to stop a Shredding
Trying to save the victim of another Naizou
Trying to steal and feed off of another Naizou's organs [other than Shredding, dead or not]
- Ranks -
Position - Name - Organ -- Player
King - Saku - Veins -- Snazzy
Queen - None [Deceased]
Prince - Shinzou/Kokoro - Heart -- Lefitte
Princess - None
Grandchildren - None
Name - Position [High or Low] - Gender - Organ -- Player
Kirinki - High - Female - Heart -- Kozmo
Serenity/Ataxia - Unknown - Female - Kidney -- Serenityz
Name - Gender - Organ - Connections -- Player
Czech - Male - Eyes - Graveyard Keeper -- Eagleheart
Eyolf - Male Pup - Eyes - None -- Serenityz
Mephisto - Male - Heart - None -- Wolf_Runt
Undertaker/Sougiya - Male - Skin - Graveyard Keeper/Shi's friend -- Mistress Unknown
Name - Gender - Organ - Main Owner -- Player
Dorei - Male Yearling - Intestines - Prince Shinzou -- Lefitte
WW Stats :: 9 members; 7 males, 2 females
Name - Gender - Organ - Sites -- Player
- Female - Lungs - EVS -- TBA
- Male - Kidneys - EVS -- TBA
Combined Stats :: 11 members; 8 males, 3 females
This breed was inspired by Repo! The Genetic Opera, specifically Pavi Largo and the song Mark It Up. If you would like to add something to this idea or play a character please post below or pm me and tell me. I'm open to ideas and suggestions for this. But you must have my permission to make one.
[Note :: While Naizou and wolfflautist's idea have the same base, they are different and currently unrelated rp-wise]
Thank you, Lefitte
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