The Animal Gods Of The Second Sidar Empire

Once they were without number; creatures of power, movers and shakers among the Sidar and those who served them, taking lovers and shaping societies to their will, serving as a bastion of might against the predations of the Outsiders since the Barrier War...

... but power corrupts and power confounds, and as the years passed and the Sidar split into factions, their patrons did as well. Many of the old Gods died, others were corrupted, some were replaced, and still more were trapped during the Second Empire's GodWar. Their existance fell into memory, then legend, then myth as the Pattern and Logrus came to define Reality and the Unicorn and Serpent came to prominence in the second war's wake.

But not all Gods have gone gently into that good night...

(Many of these gods were once contained at [Containment Facility #38]? )


Boar
Gender: Female
Affinity: Metal
Status: Free, aligned with Chaos
Linked To: Kagura Souma (Inheritor)

Boar is one of the 13 formerly imprisoned Jyuunishi.

Cat
Gender: Male
Affinity: Fire
Status: Free, aligned with Order
Linked To: Kyou Souma (Inheritor)

Cat appears to have been responsible for the exposure of the Sidar-era conspiracy by twelve Animal Gods to take the place of the Zodiac, and was hated by the others as a result. He seems to have been forgiven by this time, though.

Cormorant
Gender: Female
Affinity: Air
Status: Contained in Fuyutsuki's lab
Linked To: Unknown

Cormorant was spirited out of Containment Facility #38 but left within a holding unit to be stored in Fuyutsuki's lab, to keep a closer eye on her.

Crab
Gender: Female
Affinity: Water
Status: Released
Linked To: Water Pattern, Wasyuu

Crab, one of the 'replacement' Gods made after the Barrier War, was a loyal member of the Sidar Water Faction. Two of her Inheritors went rogue for other factions, but one (known as Tokimi) stayed loyal until the end... but that was for naught, as Crab was then captured and imprisoned by a Fire faction battlegroup near the end of the GodWar. She then spent many centuries plotting her revenge against Fire -- but it was only recently that she was released by none other than Prince Orien. Whose grandmother is Wasyuu. Who happens to be the reincarnation of one of Crab's other Inheritor daughters. (And you thought YOU had a weird bloodline...)

Crab is more of a brawler and combatant instead of a scientist, but she does have a reasonable amount of knowledge of the ways of the Sidar she associated with. She is currently working with her 'daughter', Washuu, and pondering whether or not to take the Unicorn up on an offer to work with the Narwhal.

Crab accompanied her great-grandson Orien's team in their attempt to take down the Second Eye of the Violator. She generally mauled every hostile that got in her way, pimp-slapped the Logrus Master member of KUGAR, and with an assist from Shiori, stomped a summoned Violator Hand. She then helped beat down Ithaqua, who briefly possessed Orien's body.

Crab, in human form, looks a lot like adult Wasyuu, save with a much more muscular build.

Dog
Gender: Male
Affinity: Wood
Status: Freed, aligned with Order
Linked To: Shigure Souma (Inheritor)

One of the Jyuunishi; he is one of several competing gods all of whom were made to compete for control of the 'dog/wolf' portfolio.

Falcon
Gender: Male
Affinity: Air
Status: Contained in Fuyutsuki's lab
Linked To: Unknown

Falcon remains in a trance within a holding unit at Fuyutsuki's lab, moved there from #38 to keep him under closer watch.

Fenris
Gender: Male
Affinity: Fire
Status: Imprisoned under Aesirways
Linked To: Possibly to Aesir and Vanirways

Fenris is now a thoroughly mad force of destruction bound with special chains made by Chloe and Cox and Moonshade and Tomos, bound away once more post-wrack.

Horse
Gender: Female
Affinity: Wood
Status: Free, aligned with Chaos
Linked To: Rin Souma (Inheritor)

Horse is one of the 13 Jyuunishi.

Monkey
Gender: Male
Affinity: Wood
Status: Free, aligned with Chaos
Linked To: Ritsu Souma (Inheritor)

Monkey is one of the 13 Jyuunishi. Took imprisonment very poorly, and was not fit for society without some intervention to rein in his baser impulses. The Grand Dance of the Stars seems to have recentered him more permanently.

Mouse
Gender: Male
Affinity: Metal/Dreaming
Status: Free, aligned with Order
Linked To: Yuki Souma (Inheritor)

Mouse was designed to confront and destroy the Outsider known as the Violator in his underground maze, but does not seem to have worked out quite as well as expected due to a non-martial nature. Mild-mannered and calm as the Animal Gods go, Mouse was chosen to be the speaker for the Zodiac Conspirators due to his ability to get along with everyone. Nanami Minor and Yuki Souma made contact with Mouse via the Dreaming, and entered into discussion with him aimed to bring an end to the Souma curse and free the Zodiac Conspirators from their imprisonment. The negotiations succeeded, and he managed to persuade his colleagues to agree to the conditions for freedom.

Mouse's human form is a short brown-haired man with eyes like Yuki Souma's.

Ox
Gender: Male
Affinity: Metal
Status: Free, aligned with Balance
Linked To: Hatsuharu Souma (Inheritor)

Ox is one of the 13 Jyuunishi.

Rabbit
Gender: Androgynous
Affinity: Water
Status: Free, aligned with Chaos
Linked To: Momiji Souma (Inheritor)

Rabbit is one of the 13 Jyuunishi.

Ram
Gender: Male
Affinity: Fire
Status: Free, aligned with Balance
Linked To: Hiro Souma (Inheritor)

Ram is one of the 13 Jyuunishi.

Rooster
Gender: Male
Affinity: Air
Status: Free, aligned with Balance
Linked To: Kureno Souma (Inheritor)

Rooster is one of the 13 Jyuunishi.

Salamander
Gender: Female
Affinity: Fire
Status: Unknown
Linked To: Unknown

Believed by Wind Dragon to have escaped the Jyuunishi-sealing prison during the time when the Souma ancestors broke in and got cursed.

Seal
Gender: Female
Affinity: Water
Status: Unknown
Linked To: Unknown

Believed by Wind Dragon to have escaped the Jyuunishi-sealing prison during the time when the Souma ancestors broke in and got cursed.

Snake
Gender: Female
Affinity: Water
Status: Free, aligned with Balance
Linked To: Ayame Souma (Inheritor)

Snake is one of the 13 Jyuunishi. She and the Serpent have competing portfolios, though she's pretty much lost that fight.

Squirrel
Gender: Female
Affinity: Creation
Status: Lives at Yig
Linked To: Bound to Yig

Squirrel is one of the tenders of Yig, ensuring it grows and flourishes, and guarding the route to the Phoenix's aerie through the upper branches. She has a wicked aim with her acorns, as Asuka can attest to.

Tiger
Gender: Female
Affinity: Wood
Status: Free, aligned with Balance
Linked To: Kisa Souma (Inheritor)

Tiger is one of the 13 Jyuunishi.

Wind Dragon
Gender: Male
Affinity: Air
Status: Released, aligned with Order
Linked To: Air Pattern, Hatori Souma

One of the imprisoned Animal Gods that were used in a power bid by the ancestral members of House Souma, Wind Dragon was recently released by Princess Chloe, Special Agent Tomos, and others when they were searching for a way to deal with Rebma's problems. He has since taken up residence on Kolvir, and as a result, Tir'na'nog has become accessable both day and night in the skies above Amber, regardless of the state of the moon or the weather.

Wind Dragon recently assisted Prince Orien's team in taking out the Second Eye of the Violator; he held off the local manifestation of Y'golnac long enough for assistance to arrive from various fronts. He has now taken command of the Dragons of Melnibone in the wake of the Second Melnibonean Massacre.

He has released his curse from Lord Hatori, who is now his inheritor.

In elder times, his lair was on the Floating Continent of Assyria, now destroyed by the Pale Ones.

Wind Dragon, in human form, looks deliciously bishonen, with long white hair, and pale white dragon wings coming out of his shoulders.

Wolf
Gender: Male
Affinity: Metal
Status: Liberated
Linked To: Metal Pattern, Tomos

Wolf has apprently been kept captive by unknown means by the Volodya, a Daigan noble family, as a source of breeding stock to allow empowerment of that family's members. Tomos is known to be descended of Wolf (several times, due to the apparent Volodya practice of heavy inbreeding).

Having been rescued by Chloe, Nanami, and Tomos, Wolf is now free and running loose and cheerful if often confused. He ate Varushna's hand (fragment of a late Elder god) in the process of freeing Kirika from her uninvited soul tenants.

Worm
Gender: Male
Affinity: Destruction
Status: Lives at Yig
Linked To: Bound to Yig

Worm is one of the tenders of Yig, acting as the pruner who devours out of control growth and nibbles at the roots. Worm also guards the tunnels which lead to the Abyss.