Korcai

General

Classification:
Undead
Population:
Common
Sacred:
No
Life Span:
Immortal
Origin:
Southern Islands, Ninraih
Languages:
Common
Stat Modifiers:
2 HP, 1 MP

Physical Features

Complexion:
White, brown, or black
Hair:
Brown, black, red, pale blonde, white, or gray
Eyes:
Black, red, or golden with either a white pupil or cat-like, black pupil
Height:
Men: 5'6 to 6'8 feet, Women: 5'2 to 6'2 feet
Weight:
Men: 120 to 190 pounds, Women: 100 to 165 pounds
Other:
Korcai have two upper cuspids about two inches long that are acute and pointed. These fangs are used to puncture a victim's skin allowing the Korcai to drink blood. Fingernails are consistently worn long and filed to knife-like angles so they may be used as back-up weaponry. Any race, except Dragons and undead, may turn into a Korcai if bitten and left "alive". Those who are "turned" lose all abilities and physical appearances of their previous race.

Traits

Strengths:
Reflexes and speed are nearly equal to an elf. Certain Korcai have unnatural vigor while others have the ability of flight without the use of wings.
Weaknesses:
They are nocturnal beings and cannot travel during the day as sunlight burns their flesh. While Korcai would not deem this next mention a hindrance, they sustain themselves primarily on the blood of opposite, living races and without this daily nourishment, they are substantially weaker.
Magical Aptitude:
Although undead, Korcai can use magic and folk speculate that these talents are acquired not through learning, but by drinking blood from victims. However, due to their somewhat corrupt origins, they are unable to cast light magic like Luminosity or Restorative.

History

To secure his position in Khy'eras, Bhelest constantly sought ways expand his empire. His company chiefly consisted of the undead (wraiths, zombies, and skeletons), but it included allies that had influence in territories throughout the realm. One of Bhelest allies was a woman named Victoria Erair who staked claim over Khy'eras' southern island. Victoria possessed qualifications that made her an unyielding foe and master tactician, but a desire grew inside of her. As she observed Bhelest's take-over, she yearned to be by Bhelest's side not only as his preeminent adviser, but as his lady. Repeatedly Victoria presented herself to him as fitting match, but the tyrant mage kept love interests at bay not wanting to get involved in frivolous emotions.

However, Bhelest abruptly changed his feelings on the matter realizing he needed additional weaponry and warriors at his disposal. In his personal thoughts, Victoria was expendable, but Bhelest claimed that he could make her an unstoppable force. Victoria would be granted an army consisting of her children that would be just as formidable. Victoria misinterpreted the word "children" and obliged to Bhelest, but with the condition that he would spend the night with her, hoping that she could convince him they were destined. He agreed.

While night cast shadow over Bhelest's manor, the mage offered Victoria a two-inch tall vial with a crimson liquid and requested her to drink, stating that this would be the beginning of her force, of Khy'eras' ruin, and their relationship. The last few words sealed any lingering doubt that Victoria harbored and she downed the liquid in a swallow. As the fluid touched her insides, Victoria experienced agonizing pain. She writhed on the floor of the room, screaming and clutching her chest unable to form a coherent thought. Bhelest watched her with glee as the previously confident woman crumpled into an insignificant ball on the floor sobbing until she took her final breath.

It was perhaps two hours afterwards when the still body of Victoria sucked in a sharp intake of air and wrenched her eyelids open, emerald eyes turning a shade of red. Victoria's skin was ghostly pale and as she ran her tongue along her teeth, feeling parched from screaming, she realized she had two long, razor-sharp upper cuspids. Besides all of that, Victoria had an urge to remove herself from the floor and rip Bhelest's head from his neck. She felt betrayed... and hungry.

When Victoria rose, Bhelest had already abandoned her. In her anger, she departed the manor and slayed his guards with speed and precision that she never before possessed. Spilled blood elevated the hunger inside of her to intense levels, so much so that when fighting, Victoria restrained the guards and ripped open their necks with her fangs. The steady flow of blood into her mouth was revitalizing and she consumed it until the guards were husks of skin and bone.

Leaving the manor, Victoria's blood-soaked body stopped the guards outside. She did not attack them, as she had been satisfied to an extent and demanded Bhelest's whereabouts. A lone guard courageously muttered that Bhelest went to Fellsgard. Victoria then set out to hunt Bhelest and end him, but her constant search was hindered. Despite being a malevolent realm overlord, Bhelest made it near impossible for Victoria capture him. Blood became necessary for Victoria's survival and renewed vigor; anything else as far as food made her sick. The sun was unbearable and scorched her flesh, so journeying was done at night. Victoria discovered that she need not breath to stay alive and this fact had convinced her that her that she was undead.

With her new, routine eating habits, Victoria noticed that on incidents where her carelessness kept prey alive, they transformed to her like being. With what compassion she had remaining, Victoria taught them what they needed to know to reside amongst the living. Victoria called them her "Children" - her "Korcai" - and they clung to her advice, confused with their metamorphosis. Ultimately, she ordered them to hunt down Bhelest. As the Korcai wandered, there were certain effects. Notably their population increased and as years passed, the race didn't care if they killed Bhelest's army, or Cecilia's allies, or the random stranger in town. Which was exactly what Bhelest had envisioned.

Victoria never discovered Bhelest. When she heard he was at Fellsgard to defeat Cecilia, by the time she had arrived on the outskirts of the city, the mage was already dead. Victoria could not enter Fellsgard, needing to keep a distance as Ristgir's magic in the lighthouses would harm her. With this event, the woman referred to as the Mother of Korcai, disappeared from the realm. Folk say that Victoria strayed because there was no resolution to be had and that heartbreak and deception drove her off. Victoria was last spotted wandering like an aimless spirit into the North, the snow covering her trail of footprints.

Playing As

  • Korcai cannot travel during the day, so writers should take care that their character is not out trying to get a suntan, unless it is desired to have the Korcai perish through an agonizing death.
  • Just because a Korcai needs blood to live, doesn’t mean they can go around biting everyone they encounter. Use NPCs or ask fellow players first before describing blood sustainment.
  • Any race (besides undead or Dragons) may be converted to Korcai through storyline. If this happens and a character is turned, contact staff to update character the profile.
  • There are several achievements which require the character to eat or drink something. These achievements may be completed still. Korcai can pretend or force themselves to eat or drink.
  • Korcai cannot be half-breeds.