Gangel

Basic Species Description

The gangel are a celestial species whose true form is shrouded in illusion. To those who solely observe via the normal visual spectrum, they appear to be of the same species as the individual perceiving them, save with dusty red skin, a crown of bone around the forehead, fast-growing hair that glimmers like fire, two giant wings with swirling cloud patterns on them, feathers over their shoulders and extreme musculature. Those that are able to see outside it will sometimes see that their form is more spinning hollow gears within a crystalline sphere, with a bone crown, dusty red circles with eyes on them, and the wings extending outward. They usually build with stone and metal architecture. Usually they are driven to punishing wickedness and chaos, bestowing magic and knowledge to those they feel have deserved it. They are mostly servants of the zumiel due to their culture and government, as the Gangel have more power output within a day, but take much longer to recover it, and have a lower reproductive rate. Zumiel law prevents any gangel from breeding with another species, though it has happened many times before.

History of the Species

Gangel were created by the Adecrea near the beginning of the aethrix to serve as servants and soldiers of their zumiel creations, aiming to have the two species coordinate to deal with the Bodel traitors and help fight the infernal armies and the Pragur that created them. Unfortunately for the Adecrea, the celestials made a truce with the infernals and Bodel temporarily in order to bar both the Pragur and Adecrea from direct entry into the aethrix. Soon after, the truce broke down and while the Bodel helped broker a new one, the celestials and infernals maintained an eternal war against one another, with their populations moving to other realms in order to limit the bloodshed to times of agreed combat and the occasional skirmish outside the terms of the agreement which would result in the punishment of those involved. While the majority of gangel and zumiel are still in The Hallowed Mists of Ragsendi, some of the two species came to Frigsolum 6,000 years ago.

Base Species Genetics

The genetics for a gangel are as follows:

(D4) Illusionary Form: Those with this trait appear to be similar to another species, while still exhibiting aspects of their true form in order to differentiate themselves from the average individual of that species.

(D3) Winged flight: Ability to glide and fly at +1 MP.

(D4) Summoning Power: This individual has the 'Summoning Power' ability, and +4 Casting Call Domain Adaption.

(R3) Spectral Guide: +1 Tenebrous Source Adaption, and +1 Sere Source Adaption.

(R3) Lawful Judgement: +2 on Judge Checks, and +2 on Law Checks.

Summoning Power Rank I:
(Self, Aura, None)
(Willful, Severance, Situational)
(Natural, 95% Stability, EP Blowback)
(Casting Call [Redirection])
(4 FP, 4 Attempts, Accuracy Check)
This ability allows the user to take a summon one of 4 items to themselves that they have previously touched and set earlier in the day as ones they would be able to summon.
Situation: The individual summons the first item.
Situation: The individual summons the second item.
Situation: The individual summons the third item.
Situation: The individual summons the fourth item.
Condition: The individual may only summon one item at time which they can carry and have ownership of, or permission to summon, and if it leaves their offensive range it de-summons back to wherever they had it stored before it was summoned.
Prerequisites: Gangel species 'Summoning Power' gene.

Ethnicities

The magahilm gangel have golden irises, glowing white sclera and pupils, and pale blue swirling glowing patterns on their skin and wings. Their hair is usually chocolate brown.

(E-4) Beautiful: +4 to Beauty Checks. [Magahilm Gangel]
(E-4) Charming: +4 to Charming Checks. [Magahilm Gangel]
(E-4) Calm Reasoning: +2 to Calm Checks, and +2 to Reason Checks. [Magahilm Gangel]

The delvahen gangel have silver irises, glowing white sclera and pupils, and pale green swirling glowing patterns on their skin and wings. Their hair is usually golden.

(E-4) Beautiful Song: +2 to Beauty Checks, and +2 to Singing Checks. [Delvahen Gangel]
(E-4) Charming Motivation: +2 to Charming Checks, and +2 to Motivate Checks. [Delvahen Gangel]
(E-4) Oration Reasoning: +2 to Orate Checks, and +2 to Reason Checks. [Delvahen Gangel]

The ravali gangel have emerald irises, glowing amethyst sclera and pupils, and pale orange swirling glowing patterns on their skin and wings. Their hair is usually ruby.

(E-4) Beautiful Song: +2 to Beauty Checks, and +2 to Singing Checks. [Ravali Gangel]
(E-4) Charming: +4 to Charming Checks. [Ravali Gangel]
(E-4) Taming Haggler: +2 to Taming Checks, and +2 to Haggle Checks. [Ravali Gangel]

Generally gangel utilize a language unique to the closest ethnicity of zumiel, but many also know the language of the nearest other populations, as well that of the nearest market's chief language. This is not to say that some do not speak others rather than those particular languages, or in addition to it, merely that they are the most likely languages for them to speak. While gangel are usually considered of lower, middle, and merchant class, some are of upper class in areas where zumiel aren't around.

Sexes

Over all, the different genders of gangel are largely alike.

(m1) Those with this sex gene have +1 SP, and +2 on Charisma Checks. [Gangel]

(m2) Those with this sex gene have +1 SP, +1 on Balance Checks, and +1 Breath Domain Adaption. [Gangel]

(f1) Those with this sex gene have +2 SP. [Gangel]

(f2) Those with this sex gene have +1 SP, +1 on Charisma Checks, and +1 Breath Domain Adaption. [Gangel]

(n1) Those with this sex gene have +1 SP and +2 on Balance Checks. [Gangel]

(n2) Those with this sex gene have +1 SP, +1d10/2 SP Recovery Rate Advantage, and +1 Breath Domain Adaption. [Gangel]

For the sake of this playtest, the rules for food and drink that are optional are not being utilized, and respiration is utilizing the two-fail check mechanic for reducing from one level of respiration to another, rather than the more advanced mechanic.

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