Human-style with a preference for meat, can also eat metals Role: Ice, Steel, Fire Weak Vs: Romanticides stand around 9 feet tall at the average, usually with ample bosom ranging from D-cup upwards. They have four arms, similar to an Amachamp, and a muscular build, their hands, arms, chest, and thighs lined with chitinous, almost insectile armor.
This blade generally has a series of variously sized holes running along the side. From a distance, one might mistake a Romanticide for a Panthress or similar cat breed, as their fur usually comes in shades of varying black and red, the majority of the breed possessing animalistic features and feline eyes.
Very rarely there have been some near human-types that are not as animalistic in appearance, but they are the exception rather than the rule. Romanticides can almost always be found handling some sort of metal, as the material gives them great comfort.
For Romanticides that did not evolve from Tigress, it will usually be a tool they used in their previous form. One Romanticide in particular had a weapon she was fond of, a black-bladed sword with a black pommel cylinder and an ovalish hilt that was wrapped in a heavy, off-white cloth. It was the first weapon that Romanticide forged, and a source of comfort for her. Other Romanticides have the same sorts of habits.
Although in certain common sense situations, such as a Widow attack, they do not look down on someone for running for their life. When they do start to trust, however, they become much easier to be around, as they are more willing to be kind and friendly to their Tamer and Harem sisters.
Contentment with what they have is a trait common to most members of the breed. While dangerous and powerful, Romanticides have also been known to be quite amorous as well.
While they greatly enjoy forging new weapons and armor, they also greatly enjoy sex as well, a side effect of their Fire typing. They are unusually playful when aroused, although most tend to enjoy some form of foreplay beforehand rather than just diving in. Some researchers believe that this is because they apply a certain principle of metallurgy to their love-making: Most have been known to enjoy a feeling of risk or danger while being Tamed, and have been known to enjoy the company of a Domina-type alongside their Tamer.
As a minor historical note, the origin of their breed name came from their amorous habits. They tried to force the Romanticides to forge weapons to combat the Slicers that were assaulting them.
However, the Romanticides seduced them with the aid of a pair of hidden Kunoichis spies armed with packets of Lust Dust and used their unique poisons to leave the soldiers dying in agony as they made love to them. The name spread among the breed, who were called another name before, and they liked it so much that they adopted Romanticide as their species name instead of their original name, which has since been lost to time. They are uncomfortable battling from a distance and as such most have been known to have a bias against breeds with wings , and do their best to get in close, striking with berserk combinations of punches, kicks, weapons strikes, and stings to pummel their opponent into submission.
Their weapon choice depends on their personality, and usually is not the first weapon they ever forged, as they tend to use it more as a comforter rather than anything, as mentioned earlier. Their choice of weapon usually also depends on the type of opponent they face as well. One thing that all Romanticides recorded to this date have in common is that they will not take their work being made light of.
They take metallurgy and smithing quite seriously, regarding it as their reason for living. Some tend to specialize in weapon-types, and teach themselves how to fight with the weapons they make. They show great care and refinement in their work, which is why so many weapon-using types would trust only them with the repair and maintenance of their weapons. Forging metal for them is almost a religious experience for them, to the point where some members of the breed worship the old god Hephaestus, hoping for blessings for their work.
They are hesitant about applying magic directly to the metal they work with, as there is usually a high risk of degrading the metal they are working with. They have been known to get along well with Goblina, Moriae, and other girls that work in mining. Another noted similarity between members of the breed is problems with regulating body temperature. Due to their conflicting elemental types, their body temperature tends to lower quickly, making turn lethargic when not active.
When working, however, their body tends to heat up quickly, allowing them to work easier with the hot metals, sometimes even allowing them to forge it with their hands. They have to will themselves to cool down during this time.
They greatly enjoy bondage games especially if they are bound with heavy iron chains , and will not say no to letting a Domina-type have her fun with them.
Romanticides have a surprisingly low rate of Threshold result. Due to the multiple physical changes, there is a small handful of incidents where the stress of the transformation became too much for the girl in question, causing her to die.
The change from human to Romanticide takes longer than most Thresholds. Feral Romanticide are rare, due to how useful they are. They tend to ignore people unless provoked, usually sniffing out new metals and collecting them, melting them down and shaping them into some random, formless object and adding it to a crude display.
They tend to be territorial, preferring caves or other enclosed areas. When provoked, Ferals tend to lash out fiercely, using Romanticide Venom sprays right off of the bat. A biological weapon unique to the Romanticide breed. When it contacts the air it ignites, burning until there is no more fuel to burn, but if injected into the body it lasts like a normal disabling toxin. If the poisoned individual suffers an open wound while poisoned, the wound will ignite from their poisoned bloodstream.