Osakabehime (called Ms. Osakabe in the "Saikaku Shokokubanashi" and Osakabe in "Konjaku Gazu Zoku Hyakki") was a yokai, who was enshrined as a jinushigami, a deity for the land of Himeji. In modern days, she is known as the creature who took up residence in the tower of Himeji Castle.
Region: Japan (Himeji Castle)
Alignment: Chaotic Balanced
What could be sweeter than staying indoors and the forbidden fruit of online shopping? Buying e-books by the dozen and painting figures is like sinking into a cozy morass. Real-life friends? None.
She may look like a black-haired, prim and proper maiden, but on closer inspection, one can see she is a gloomy, listless, and naturally lazy girl. She may act like a princess, but because her communication skills are frankly abysmal, she tends to just behave to whatever tropes she knows offhand. If you ask her whether she's malicious or not, she'll say she is, but she's really just playing at being a little devil. At worst, she'll max out your credit card.
Chiyogami Technique: EX
She can manipulate origami at will. She uses this technique to create decoys of various shapes that combine attack, defense, and transformation.
She took many forms whenever she appeared before humans, such as a seventeen or eighteen-year-old woman wearing a twelve-layered ceremonial robe, or a fierce god about three meters tall.
It's not the flashiest skill out there, but she's one of Japan's very best transformers.
Castle Apparition A++
The collective name for creatures who moved from a shrine to a castle. It has even been said that Osakabehime is the true master of Himeji Castle. According to myth, merely seeing her will put a curse upon you...or even result in instant death! On the other hand, she gets pretty weak if she sets foot outside her castle.
Actually, she is really a three-hundred-year-old fox, but a certain fox-type, good-wife Servant posted the following on some "creatures-only" social networking site: "We are WAY too similar, so you're going to do something about it. (Liberal translation to preserve some measure of elegance.)" After an atrocious flame war, she chose a bat motif when appearing as a Servant.
Taking off her glasses is a princess-like move. If she's in a place where it's okay to have her gloominess turned up to eleven, she keeps her glasses on.
[The Great Hachitendou of Hakuro Castle]
NP Type: Anti-Fortress (Self)
Maximum Targets: Himeji Castle maximum occupancy÷7
Hakurojyo no Hyakki Hachitendou-sama.
A powerful magecraft that manifests a miniature version of Himeji Castle. This magecraft is superficially similar to a Reality Marble.
Making use of her famed beauty and dignity, she provides mental support to her embattled allies. Were Osakabehime a more aggressive sort, she could easily turn the castle into a terrifying weapon. Thanks to her being a complete and total shut-in, though, it pretty firmly remained in the realm of defensive Noble Phantasms.
Osakabehime (mentioned in “Saikaku Shokoku Banashi” as the apparition who haunted the Saga Prefecture’s Palace, and named in “Konjaku Gazu Zoku Hyakki” as “The One with the Great Wall”) is a yokai, once enshrined as the ruler deity of Himeji. Nowadays, she settles in the keep of Himeji Castle, and is renowned as the famous castle-ghost.
Region: Japan (Himeji Castle)
Alignment: Chaotic Balanced
Being a shut-in is as sweet as nectar itself, Internet Mail-orders are the Apple of Eden, Binge-shopping e-books and painted figurines brought refreshing feelings resembling a nice pond. Real-life friends are nonexistent.
At first glance she’s just a neat and tidy, black haired young maiden. However, if you look past the surface, her self-abasing, gloomy nature can be annoying.
She assumes the air of a princess and tries to act like one, but since her inter-personal communications skill are severely limited, she can’t talk much beyond the cliché templates lines.
When her wickedness comes into question, the only thing that can be felt is a mere misdemeanor of a minor scoundrel after all. At worst, she uses credit cards to shop as she please.
Thousand Years of Paper Arts EX
The Origami foldings can be manipulated freely. Whether to attack, defense or even combined as a dovetail for decoy. It can be morphed into various forms and used in many ways.
In front of human beings, she took forms ranging from 17-18 years old maidens in 12-layered ceremonial kimono to demon-gods 10 shaku in height. During peaceful times she’s the top ranker in Japanese Transfiguration.
Castle Ghost A++
A collective term for the creatures who moved from the likes of Shrines into the castle. It was said that Osakabehime was the true ruler of Himeji Castle. Even the mere glimpse of her figure will cost one’s life. On the contrary, the further she ventures outside the castle, the weaker her powers will be.
Truthfully speaking, originally when she lived 300 years ago she was a “fox”. But in this meta-only SNS Age, she receive a "refreshing" reply from a certain fox-type housewife servant, "you are already defeated in the race to claim the fox role!" (paraphrased). As such Osakabehime was summoned as a bat-motif servant.
She thinks removing glasses is the kind of move a princess would do. It's doesn't matter if the place is gloomy as hell, she 'll still remove her glasses.
[Temple Guardian of The White Egret Castle Pandemonium]
Maximum besieged: 7
A Great Magic that materialize a miniature replica of Himeji Castle, along with it’s so-called “barrier” and similar magical properties. By Means of a Majestic Appearance, come forth a beauty appreciable by all, one to relief other’s anguish. If Osakabehime takes a more aggressive stance, it is very possible for the castle to start attacking violently, but her shut-in nature seems to be the thing that confines her noble phantasm into a defensive type.