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A tsukumogami.

Tsukumogami1 are intelligent, mobile objects formed from the union between a kami and an object that reached the 100-year anniversary of its crafting, which serves as the kami's ward.23


An object that becomes a tsukumogami grows additional features such as a tongue, arms, or legs.4[citation needed]


Tsukumogami run the gamut in personality, outlook and function. Most tsukumogami are not evil, but mischievous and scary. Benevolent tsukumogami form from well-kept and cared-for objects; while neglected or misused objects often form malevolent and violent tsukumogami2 that are prone to transforming into oni. A tsukumogami is always merged with its ward, and unlike most kami it forms an amalgam with its ward, so it can move and communicate while merged4[citation needed] even with its ghostly face and limbs.[citation needed]


Tsukumogami live in areas with a strong cultural belief in the value of caring for objects, which helps items survive long enough to become tsukumogami.2


The best-known types of tsukumogami are:


  1. Tsukumogami is used for both singular and plural forms.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Paizo Inc., et al. “Monsters A-Z” in Bestiary 3, 276. Paizo Inc., 2021
  3. James Case, Eleanor Ferron, and Luis Loza. (October 20, 2023). Lost Omens Special Recap, Paizo Blog.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Jason Bulmahn, et al. “Monsters A to Z” in Bestiary 5, 252–253. Paizo Inc., 2015

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