Rakshasa are monsters who have the bodies of humans and the heads of cats. There has never been a photo taken of a Rakshasa in his or her natural form. There are many attempts to create such beings in fantasy, but none creditably capture the sinister and malevolent nature of these beings. They are generally romanticised or present such a cartoony or silly guise as to remove all notion of how evil Rakshasa truly are.
Not all Rakshasa abilities are known.
- Rakshasa have many of the abilities of sorcerers
- They are also able to hide themselves from humans, appearing to humans as just another human
- They can cloud the mind and the senses, causing even many Supernatural races to hallucinate
Not all limitations of the rakshasa are known
- Before a rakshasa can take on a specific human form in order to take over their position, they must have that human (or humanoid, such as a goblin, werewolf, vampire, etc.) in thrall. They must consume their blood regularly in order to maintain the specific illusion and mannerisms of their victim. If the victim dies while the rakshasa is in public, the Rakshasa is exposed
- Rakshasa are not immortal in the typical sense, and their control over a host can only extend so long. Past that point, they must find a new body and occupy it in order to live on
Energetic alignment: Dark
Colors (there is much discussion of this, and the truth is not certain):
- - Red
- - Indigo
- - Light blue
Rakshasa are able to easily enthrall ghouls, and deathwalkers are naturally in thrall to rakshasa. When their current leader dies, they will search the world for another rakshasa.
Rakshasa are not known to have a heirarchy, except that sometimes they will form what might be called nests, in which an old, powerful rakshasa will dominate a few juveniles. The juveniles are not known to survive this sort of arrangement for too long, however. For this reason, amongst others, rakshasa are known to be solitary creatures.