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AR-TITS, the Artist Pokegirl

Type: Very Near Human - Near Human
Element: Normal/Magic
Frequency: Uncommon
Diet: Human Standard
Role: Anything involving art
Strong Vs: Poison, Psychic
Weak Vs: Bug, Dark, Fighting
Libido: Average
Attacks: Cheer, Yell, Cry Wolf, Mystic Bolt, Dispel, Magic Strike, Shell Shield, Sketch, Area Illusion
Enhancements: Enhanced Agility (x4), Empathy, Aura Sight, Sixth Sense (True-self portrait), Summon (Art supplies), Enhanced Senses (Vision)(x4), Reduced Feral, Enhanced Durability (x3), Intuitive Aptitude (Art), Body Sculpting (Self only)
Evolves: Tatmon (Battle Stress), Camera Girl (Thunder Stone)
Evolves From: None
Revised: July 2012

Canvas, clay, skin, metal, hair, virtually any medium can be utilized by the Ar-tits. Appearing shortly after the War of Revenge, it is unknown if the breed was a late creation of Sukebe not used in the war or an early creation of Cocooner. These artistic pokegirls first began appearing in northern climates, most approaching human habitation on their own and willingly surrendering. Early on, the breed was used mainly in order to attempt to save various works of art by way of copying them, though other uses were found, such as painting homes or designing various forms of written communication such as newspapers. In modern times, Ar-tits can be found in any vocation which requires artistic ability.

Beginning as a Very Near Human breed, these artistic pokegirls come in any build or skin tone common to humans, though eye and hair colors easily distinguish the breed as a pokegirl. Eye colors are typically bright, vibrant shades, occasionally multiple colors will be represented, up to and including all colors in a rainbow pattern. Hair colors are made up of one or more colors, most often in a two-toned or tri-colored pattern. Standard eye or hair colors such as brown are a rarity amongst individuals, usually only being found among thresholders. Artits range in height from 5 feet to just over 5.5 feet (1.5 - 1.68 meters), and though the breed can adjust their appearance somewhat, no individuals have been found over 6 feet (1.83 meters) in height. These artistic pokegirls are capable of using their own bodies as a canvas, sculpting their looks to please themselves or their tamers. With this ability, an Ar-tits is able to even become anthromorphic, picking a favored animal and altering their own bodies to appear like any Near Human breed. This transformation takes time, usually around a month to become fully furred with animal ears, a tail and muzzle (though digigrade feet is beyond the breed's ability). Once completed, the change is permanent unless an individual wishes to further alter themselves, which once again takes time. It is this ability that has researchers proposing that the Ar-tits was created for infiltration.

The only feature the breed is unable to alter is their eyes, which is suspected to be due to the breed's inherent sixth sense based on their vision. Their eyes have the ability to see into someone's heart and soul, and they can draw exactly what they see on their chosen canvas. They can tell immediately what a person's true self is just from looking into their eyes, and feel compelled to draw the person in this manner. An ugly person with hideous scars and a malformed face could have a pure, innocent heart, and an Ar-Tits would draw them as a being of pure beauty. A handsome man with flawless features could have a dark, wicked heart, and would be depicted as something hideous. In some areas, superstition has arisen to avoid looking into an Ar-tits' eyes, though most members of the breed will not draw what they see unless they have permission.

These artful pokegirls are often depicted as serene, quiet artists obsessed with drawing and painting on a canvas, though in reality Ar-tits are just as highly varied in personality as the forms of art they pursue. Some nicknames have arisen from those who delve into specialties, the most common being the Tats Ar-tits, those members of the breed who focus on body art exclusively, even preforming such techniques as Needle Rain with tattoo needles and using their magic through tattoos. The Sculptor Ar-tits works with mediums such as clay, marble, or metal, often focusing her magic in the form of creating moving statuary. Stylist Ar-tits focus on clothing, hair, and the body, often capable of imbuing even hair and fur with magical properties. The only limit, it seems, is magical exhaustion and the individuals own imagination.

By imbuing their magic into their art, an Ar-tits is able to create differing effects, such as protective wards imbued into worn items, tattoos that boost the tattooed individual's speed, or dyed fur/hair that allows an elemental attack to be used. These effects, in order to be permanent, take days to complete, with stronger effects taking longer to be finished. If an Ar-tits attempts to imbue something faster, the hapless individual often fails due to taxing their magical reserves. Temporary boosts, usually done quickly within hours (again, depending on the power), often last through one or a few uses before the magic fades, though these are often done by traveling tamers in order to boost their harem's combat capabilities.

Most members of the breed dislike battle, and considering the possible damage to their art as well as the Ar-tits in general being more capable as a support pokegirl, the dislike is understandable. The breed has few natural offensive techniques, as Mystic Bolt and Magic Strike both tend to take on the art forms that an individual is most comfortable using, either by dazzling splatters of paint, globs of clay, or even the art supplies themselves, such as a Tats specialty Ar-tits using their tattoo needles offensively. Arguably the breed's most powerful ability, their Area Illusion can take a multitude of forms, often the effect makes it seem that the artistic pokegirl breed is summoning a pokegirl more powerful than herself to the battle. This is most often used as a distraction to facilitate escape.

Most Ar-tits enjoy taming in, on, around, and/or with the objects of their art, though individual tastes vary just as much as their personalities. Artistically inclined tamers have reported that creating something just for their pokegirl has pleased them both emotionally and physically. Some less talented tamers have reported that with this breed, it is often the thought that counts.

Feraldom for an Ar-tits is one of frustration, as the breed loses their artistic abilities and drive. This frustration usually leaves ferals in a dour mood, unable to concentrate due to their obsession with regaining their abilities and inspiration. If their feral state is pointed out to them, the breed often seeks taming as quickly as possible in order to reclaim their tamed state. There are multitudes of anecdotes of lucky tamers who happened upon a dour and frustrated feral Ar-tits and gained a new pokegirl by pointing out she was feral.

Threshold into an Ar-tits directly is fairly common among human girls with very near human and some magical ancestry. The process is quick and largely unnoticeable, save for the sudden change in the thresholder's eye color. The hair color changes slowly, if at all, as the new pokegirl discovers her love (or broadens their love) for art. Once discovered, the breed is often given or traded close to home, though being placed or sold elsewhere is just as likely.