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The power to use the abilities of a Koropokkuru. Variation of Yokai Physiology.

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  • Koro-pok-guru Physiology
  • Koropokkur Physiology

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User with this ability either is or can transform into a Koropokkuru, a race of small people in folklore of the Ainu people of the northern Japanese islands. The name is traditionally analyzed as a tripartite compound of kor or koro ("butterbur plant"), pok ("under, below"), and kur or kuru ("person") and interpreted to mean "people below the leaves of the butterbur plant" in the Ainu language.

The Ainu believe that the koro-pok-guru were the people who lived in the Ainu's land before the Ainu themselves lived there. They were short of stature, agile, and skilled at fishing, and lived in pits with roofs made from butterbur leaves.

Long ago, the koro-pok-guru were on good terms with the Ainu, and would send them deer, fish, and other game and exchange goods with them. The little people hated to be seen, however, so they would stealthily make their deliveries under cover of night.

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