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Urth: Oni by Blazbaros Urth: Oni by Blazbaros
The most common giant race in the eastern regions, onis are ironically the smallest of their kind, dwarfed by even the scrawniest ogres. They display a wider genetic diversity than other giants, such as varying arrays of ridged horns on their heads, brightly colored skin tones, and in a few subspecies, even the number of digits on each limb.  

As a whole onis are arrogant and boastful beings, raising settlements more akin to fortresses or extensively decorated castles. They seldom miss the chance to prove their superiority to “short” races, either through feats of great strength and skill, or by bullying or even enslaving those weaker than themselves. This constant need to show their bravado also makes them surprisingly reliable as fighters or workers; any challenge, no matter how small, will never be refused and they will make sure they succeed in it. At their best, onis remain strongly self-centered and domineering, and have a hard time seeing others as equals unless they are actually bested. Amusingly, in front of much larger species such as jotun all pretenses of power are dropped and they become submissive and visibly intimidated.

Onis are more resistant to magic than the rest of their giant kin and frequently make their homes in lands where its influence is felt strongly. As it befits such a proud race, they clothe themselves in extravagantly colored furs, with a certain fondness for the striped hide of the saber-toothed Toragerr. Their weapon of choice are typically massive iron clubs they “upgrade” and customize constantly; one can tell a lot about an oni’s status and personality just by glancing at his or her club. They possess a particular affinity for electric magic, and hold large celebrations during rainy seasons, when the storms are at their peak.

Curiously, oni find certain kinds of legume extremely poisonous, and in countries where they roam they are frequently used as a deterrent against the more violent types.
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Sockmonkey66 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2017
Legumes, so peanut allergy?
Blazbaros Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fuego-fantasmal Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2017
How tall are the onis exactly?
Blazbaros Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fuego-fantasmal Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2017
Thank you.
auxomz Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
about how big do they get?
TheReptilianGeneral Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That blue guy is sexy, and the red girl is cuddly. :)
Frankwest16 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 29, 2016
Give me my greatbow.
xavgui Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016
a gashadokuro in urth would be very interesting
Tranquil-Bunny Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I cant be scared of something that looks so sexy
Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner May 14, 2015
Cool X3
david-dent-jedai Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One of my all time favorite Yokai! :D Oni are excellent monsters and you've preserved everything I love about them and even added some I've not seen before such as an immunity to magic and a love of storms and thunder. A Oni festival sounds like it'd be a big fun, loud sort of affair. A fear of Legumes is also something I've never seen before as well but gives me an awesome idea. X) Defiantly gonna make some Urth Oni PC's. Oh and being a fan of puns the Toregger made me laugh so bad. :lmao: Now I request you draw them so I see if they are as bad ads and humorous as mint mind makes them out to be.
rikufangirl9 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
I love them both ouo
Blazbaros Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :3
rikufangirl9 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015
Welcomes x3
GatzTdaMax Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015
An interesting re-interpretation of the usual/classic bits of Oni lore...  Love the picture, and the text was a fun read. :)
Blazbaros Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D
linkthetoaoftime Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015
It's always a joy to see more added to the Urth lore
ShogunGari Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015
I think I'll add my oni (the one you drew) to your group as the exception XD
Blazbaros Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
=p yours is a very different Oni
Raja-Ulat Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015
I would love to see their reactions to the said legumes being thrown at them (like one Japanese tradition). XD
Arteaus Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Red Oni and Blue Oni. The trope liiiiiives. On a side note, needs 1000% more onimusha.
Dark-Sinjid4 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhh the kanabo, what a spendid studded club
Goldham92 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015
neat work :clap:
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