Semi Sapient Slimes
Oozes that gain self-awareness
This type of yokai are least documented. They fall under the tsukumogami class. Only one instance of a non food slime was documented after being extracted from its machine host. The machine host seems to absorb this type. Food based oozes are fragile and tend to not last long unless they become vampiric, absorbing ki from other beings and things around them. It is unknown why they don’t succumb to the negative effects of stealing ki. But with the power, they gain cohesion and durability.
They seem capable of understanding human speech.
Using gestures, they may respond.
They can sense others around them, though no one is sure if they see or use some other mechanism. Perhaps they sense each individuals’ ki as a separate signature?
Some drain ki and my take so much energy that their victim perishes.
AnatomyA blob. People think it’s inert until it moves or responds to touch. Colors and transparency vary depending on the substance from which they form. Pinkish cores are visible in some transparent varieties.
Abilities and Perception
ReproductionSlimes manifest from something else. Though, some blobs can be divided. Getting them to stay still long enough is the tricky part. It is unknown if they feel pain.
Growth and StagesOozes may form appendages at will, depending on how advanced they become. Few manifest temporary facial features.
1 Most information comes from warnings in Herbalism, Potions, & Magical Healing.
Near extinction. It is thought that many semi-sapient slimes aren't discovered before they are absorbed or destroyed, because they don't appear to react.
Semi-Sapient Slimes in Liminal ChroniclesChou is the first that the Ohno clan has come across in a century and a half.
Liminal Chronicles Series bookcover art by Odette.A.Bach. Book and short story bookcovers by Amy Winters-Voss with Flaticon.com icons
I could not find slimes in Japanese folklore. Liminal Chronicles needed them. So, I got to make my own. ;D
Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull
Aww so cute! I feel bad that they tend to get destroyed before people notice them though!
Thank you! Someone may start an awareness movement to find them and rescue them!
Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull
Me! I will do it!
These are adorable and I love them! Consider me another member for the Sentient Slimes Awareness Club :D
Thank you! Awesome! (I actually have an article for that on my docket. Lol.)