Alternate Names/Spellings こなき爺 or こなきじじい, 児啼爺, "Old Man Crying"
Origins Japanese Mythology
Alignment Chaotic Neutral, Chaotic Evil
Element Earth, Gravity/Space/Void
Species Humanoid
Appearance Baby with an old man's face...


The Konaki-Jiji is a creature with origins in Japanese mythology, legend and folklore. According to some sources, the konaki-jiji is formed from the soul of a child left to die of exposure in the mountains.


The konaki-jiji is the size and shape of an infant. Oddly, its face is that of an elderly man. It is always crying like a baby.


The konaki-jiji lurks in secluded areas, like mountain paths, where babies shouldn't normally be. When a kind-hearted traveler comes by and hears the crying, he will pick the yōkai up in an effort to comfort it. When the traveler notices the odd face, the konaki-jiji attacks. It will increase its weight tremendously, crushing the foolhardy good Samaritan.


The konaki-jiji's main weapon is its ability to change its weight.


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