An Animus Saga Bestiary: Lokivi

DESCRIPTION:

Feline quadrupeds no larger than housecats, lokivi are powerful Animus users specializing in mimicry.  While they cannot generate complex attacks on their own, they are capable of copying difficult techniques created by humans and imago.  This skill can either be employed as offensive support or to defend allies from harm, but they must be trained and commanded to do so.  However, all lokivi will utilize their mimicry in self-defense when necessary.  When using Animus Activation, a small jewel emerges from its tail and glows according to the element it is using.

NOTABLE MEMBERS:

Saigo, Cyrus’ constant companion.

CREATION:

In terms of design, the lokivi are an offshoot of the aeneid race.  Originally, it was the aeneids who had glowing tail jewels that emerged when using Animus Activation.  When that idea was discarded for aeneids, I decided I wanted a more wild race of feline imago that could mimic the skills of their allies, much like Gogo, a mysterious character from Final Fantasy VI.  Thus the lokivi were born.

NAME ORIGIN:

From the Finnish word jalokivi, meaning jewel, referring to the jewels in their tails.

LANGUAGE:

Lokivi do not speak and communicate only through squeals, purrs, and other feline noises.

CULTURE:

Although lokivi do not have their own culture, they are ingrained in Djangrilian culture as longtime allies, acting as battlefield support when Earth Guardian numbers were insufficient.  Nonetheless, Djangril has only a few individuals qualified to train lokivi.

Advertisements
  1. Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: