I am NOT happy with the shading.
God, you can't even see the purples i used (well, not very well, particularly in the fur)
My little tikibby <33333
I've been considering making this an actual open species???? Idk, they're special to me, so maybe it would be friends-only.
I dunno, if anyone's interested in this being a species, let me know!
Name: Unknown, called Ahi-Kahu by the Hawaiians, but it's true name is unknown and will be revealed only to one person
Age: Ageless, it's a freaky tiki spirit
Species: Ahi is a spirit that originated from an enchanted tiki
Personality: Ahi is a feared urban myth on the islands of Hawaii. It is described by the locals as a "Monsterous spirit that could turn the world to ash,", which isn't necessarily untrue; Ahi loves fire. It is a mischievous little bastard to anyone unfortunate enough to purchase it's Host Tiki, which is what Aki resides in and follows. It enjoys playing practical jokes, getting people into danger, and even killing people; it doesn't usually directly cause the death of people, but it's killing style is starting a chain reaction that eventually kills off it's current "Owner". To the person Aki was destined to be a Guardian for, it is literally a completely different creature; Aki will be fiercely loyal, protective, and kind to it's True Owner. It still has it's mischievous nature and will still play small practical jokes, but it would never do harm to it's Owner.
Purpose: Aki-Kahu was created when a group of Hawaiian Natives enchanted a Tiki created to be a Guardian in the hopes they could create a mighty Protector. Instead, they created a Fire Spirit, Aki-Kahu (which translates to "Fire Guardian"). Aki didn't directly show itself to it's creators, but instead it turned into a small vapor, and it toppled one of the torches surrounding it's Summoning spot; this started a chain reaction that toppled all the fires, and once the area was lit, Aki used it's fire manipulating abilities to expand and power the fire it quickly burned all it's Summoners to death, except one who escaped and told spread the story of the Spirit that could turn the world to Ash. It was also said however that their enchantment was a success; Aki can and will be an incredibly loyal Guardian, but to only one person. It is said that Aki is connected to this special person's soul, which is why they are called the "Uhane" (translates to "Soul").
This excited people, so a certain person traveled to the Summoning Spot and stole the Tiki that Aki resides in. As a Guardian, Aki was searching for it's 'Uhane, and would instantly know who this person would be, because it would feel a connection with them; this means it can instantly tell if it was not meant to guard a certain person. In order to rid of the current owner of Aki, it begins by making their life a living hell: Aki destroys rooms like a poltergeist, hides important objects (car keys), starts small fires, and endangers the person. The pranks grow worse the longer it is kept, and it will eventually kill the person, usually with fire.
This is how Aki travels: once it kills one person, it returns to it's Tiki, and it is given away or sold to another person who wants it. Aki has traveled to many islands around Hawaii this way, and it is still searching for it's 'Uhane.
Abilities: Aki-Kahu is not a solid, living creature; it is an undead spirit. As such, it can take many different forms. There is first it's Beast form (shown in the picture), it's Humanoid form (looks the same except the anatomy is more human-like), and his Spirit Forme where it can dissolve a part of it's body into a ghost-like tail (i,e; it's legs). For some reason, it can not change it's color or it's head shape.
Aki has the ability to manipulate fire; it can make it bigger, smaller, or even change it's color. For some reason, Aki cannot directly start the fire; the fire must be lit, and that is when Aki can change and manipulate it.
Aki's main weakness is not water, to many people's surprise; Aki dislikes water, but it will not take it's power or put it's fires out. It weakness is actually wind; a strong gust of wind will extinguish Aki's fires, and it will actually vaporize into a mist and return to it's Host Tiki.
(When using fire, it's eyes and the marking on it's back glows.)
Okay, that was a lot longer than I thought it would be, sorry
I feel as though he is a really confusing character to understand, so if you don't understand it's story, tell me and I'll clarify the text a little!
If you read that all, you're great and obviously really bored, so thank you <33333
Aki-Kahu and art [c] me