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(I am going to be trying to clean this up a bit, but I A) need to get some sleep; and B) want to recap events of the original game since I'm right at this point anyway.)
(Not quite done yet; I'm only about halfway through this region's arc, and I still need to clarify some details for myself. Otherwise this is starting to come along.)
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|distinctions=Transformation (wolf/human form)<br/>Enhanced senses<br/>Masks
 
|distinctions=Transformation (wolf/human form)<br/>Enhanced senses<br/>Masks
 
|famous members=[[Oki]]<br/>[[Kai]]<br/>[[Kemu]]<br/>[[Lika]]
 
|famous members=[[Oki]]<br/>[[Kai]]<br/>[[Kemu]]<br/>[[Lika]]
}}The '''Oina''' tribe {{nihongo|オイナ族|Oina-zoku}} is the native tribe of the [[Kamui]] region of [[Nippon]]. Their tribe's connection to the Twin Demons [[Lechku & Nechku]]
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}}The '''Oina''' tribe {{nihongo|オイナ族|Oina-zoku}} is the native tribe of the [[Kamui]] region of [[Nippon]]. The tribe's connection to the Twin Demons [[Lechku & Nechku]] is an extension of the dark cloud that emerged from [[Orochi]] after his defeat.
 
==Description==
 
==Description==
 
The Oina are a shape-shifting tribe, maintaining both human and wolf forms. It appears that each member has free will to and full control over whether they choose to be human or wolf. All members don a mask that hides their face for reasons that are never explained in the game. However, one can see unused masks in Kemu's home, leading the player to believe that this is part of the tribe's traditions. The general attire seems to be more colorful versions of traditional Ainu clothing, with the patterns bearing heavily a particularly heavy resemblance. Various ethnic adornments and necklaces bear a strong yet stylized resemblance to {{wp|tamasay}} and shitoki.
 
The Oina are a shape-shifting tribe, maintaining both human and wolf forms. It appears that each member has free will to and full control over whether they choose to be human or wolf. All members don a mask that hides their face for reasons that are never explained in the game. However, one can see unused masks in Kemu's home, leading the player to believe that this is part of the tribe's traditions. The general attire seems to be more colorful versions of traditional Ainu clothing, with the patterns bearing heavily a particularly heavy resemblance. Various ethnic adornments and necklaces bear a strong yet stylized resemblance to {{wp|tamasay}} and shitoki.
   
The Oina, not unlike the Ainu people, practice an animistic religion and are spiritual people by nature. This can easily be demonstrated by the Volcanic Incantation that [[Kemu]] recites year after year before passing the tradition onto [[Lika]]. They are also fairly wary of outsiders, yet another trait shared between the fictitious Oina and the Ainu. However, this is rectified after [[Kemu]] recognizes [[Amaterasu]] as a deity that will solve their troubles.
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The Oina, not unlike the Ainu people, practice an animistic religion and are spiritual people by nature. This can easily be demonstrated by the Volcanic Incantation that [[Kemu]] recites year after year before passing the tradition onto [[Lika]]. They are also fairly wary of outsiders, yet another trait shared between the fictitious Oina and the Ainu. However, it would appear that trusted people are permitted to enter and even live alongside them, as [[Kokari]] bears a rabbit mask atop his head, and [[Amaterasu]] is recognized as a goddess and granted free roam of the village per [[Kemu]]'s request.
 
==Story==
 
==Story==
 
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===Background===
 
===Background===
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When the Ark of Yamato fell from the Celestial Plain, the ancient Oina witnessed its descent and noted its landing in the Lake Laochi, where it would rest for several centuries. The boat gave rise to many demons that scattered across Nippon, and eventually the twin demons Lechku and Nechku. However, these two only appeared after True Orochi's defeat and remained as altar statues so long as someone was there for perform the Volcanic incantation, a sacred ritual to provide warmth during the cold winter ahead from the twin volcanoes the demons called home.
   
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While the exact details of the Ark's descent have been lost to time, the Volcanic Incantation has stood the test of time and is still performed to bring about the eruption of the twin peaks belonging to [[Ezofuji]]. However, after [[Orochi]]'s defeat and the emergence of a black cloud of demonic aura, the twin demons [[Lechku and Nechku]] of old are revived and wreck havoc on the land through the use of a machine that will create an endless blizzard. They lure [[Lika]] through the [[Spirit Gate]] and attack [[Kemu]], leaving no one with the power to perform the Volcanic Incantation. Without this special ritual, the land will freeze over, and its inhabitants will rapidly cease to be.
 
===''[[Ōkami]]''===
 
===''[[Ōkami]]''===
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Upon arrival, [[Amaterasu]] and [[Issun]] are assaulted by the chilling winds and icy cold of the blizzard that has engulfed [[Kamui]]. Issun makes a request that the two find somewhere to get warm before they freeze, and unknowingly take shelter in the home of [[Oki]], an Ainu warrior. Oki non-verbally challenges Amaterasu to a fight, seemingly because he is enraged that an outsider has trespassed and entered his home. After Oki's defeat, Issun demands answers for why Oki had taken possession of a sacred sword and then challegned Amaterasu. Oki then recognizes Issun before explaining the current situation. After the reawakening of the Twin Demons, disappearance of Lika, injury of Kemu and subsequent naming of [[Samickle]] as chief elder, Oki took it upon himself to take the treasured sword [[Kutone]] and slay as many demons as he could until the blade shone blue, as stated in the prophecy. Afterwards, he tells the heroes to return to where they had come, before taking off to continue his mission.
 
===''[[Ōkamiden]]''===
 
===''[[Ōkamiden]]''===
   
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*The wolf forms of the Oina seem to reflect the character's appearance. Most of the males appear as large wolves, the merchants as fat wolves, females as small, thin wolves, children as wolf pups, and Kemu (the only elder) as a small, aged wolf. The wolves' fur color varies but depends on the character's clothes and hair color.
 
*The wolf forms of the Oina seem to reflect the character's appearance. Most of the males appear as large wolves, the merchants as fat wolves, females as small, thin wolves, children as wolf pups, and Kemu (the only elder) as a small, aged wolf. The wolves' fur color varies but depends on the character's clothes and hair color.
 
*Never throughout the whole game will [[Amaterasu]] be able to see any of the Oina's faces.
 
*Never throughout the whole game will [[Amaterasu]] be able to see any of the Oina's faces.
*It is unclear whether all Oina believe in Amaterasu as a god in the beginning, the exceptions being Kemu and Tuskle. They are mainly spiritual.
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*It is unclear whether all Oina believe in Amaterasu as a god in the beginning, the exceptions being [[Kemu]] and [[Tuskle]], as they are mainly spiritual.
 
**Later they all acknowledge her thanks to Issun and lend her [[Praise]] in the battle against [[Yami]].
 
**Later they all acknowledge her thanks to Issun and lend her [[Praise]] in the battle against [[Yami]].
 
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Template:Project improve adTemplate:Bad cleanupTemplate:Race infoboxThe Oina tribe (「オイナ族」?; Oina-zoku) is the native tribe of the Kamui region of Nippon. The tribe's connection to the Twin Demons Lechku & Nechku is an extension of the dark cloud that emerged from Orochi after his defeat.

Description

The Oina are a shape-shifting tribe, maintaining both human and wolf forms. It appears that each member has free will to and full control over whether they choose to be human or wolf. All members don a mask that hides their face for reasons that are never explained in the game. However, one can see unused masks in Kemu's home, leading the player to believe that this is part of the tribe's traditions. The general attire seems to be more colorful versions of traditional Ainu clothing, with the patterns bearing heavily a particularly heavy resemblance. Various ethnic adornments and necklaces bear a strong yet stylized resemblance to Template:Wp and shitoki.

The Oina, not unlike the Ainu people, practice an animistic religion and are spiritual people by nature. This can easily be demonstrated by the Volcanic Incantation that Kemu recites year after year before passing the tradition onto Lika. They are also fairly wary of outsiders, yet another trait shared between the fictitious Oina and the Ainu. However, it would appear that trusted people are permitted to enter and even live alongside them, as Kokari bears a rabbit mask atop his head, and Amaterasu is recognized as a goddess and granted free roam of the village per Kemu's request.

Story

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Background

When the Ark of Yamato fell from the Celestial Plain, the ancient Oina witnessed its descent and noted its landing in the Lake Laochi, where it would rest for several centuries. The boat gave rise to many demons that scattered across Nippon, and eventually the twin demons Lechku and Nechku. However, these two only appeared after True Orochi's defeat and remained as altar statues so long as someone was there for perform the Volcanic incantation, a sacred ritual to provide warmth during the cold winter ahead from the twin volcanoes the demons called home.

While the exact details of the Ark's descent have been lost to time, the Volcanic Incantation has stood the test of time and is still performed to bring about the eruption of the twin peaks belonging to Ezofuji. However, after Orochi's defeat and the emergence of a black cloud of demonic aura, the twin demons Lechku and Nechku of old are revived and wreck havoc on the land through the use of a machine that will create an endless blizzard. They lure Lika through the Spirit Gate and attack Kemu, leaving no one with the power to perform the Volcanic Incantation. Without this special ritual, the land will freeze over, and its inhabitants will rapidly cease to be.

Ōkami

Upon arrival, Amaterasu and Issun are assaulted by the chilling winds and icy cold of the blizzard that has engulfed Kamui. Issun makes a request that the two find somewhere to get warm before they freeze, and unknowingly take shelter in the home of Oki, an Ainu warrior. Oki non-verbally challenges Amaterasu to a fight, seemingly because he is enraged that an outsider has trespassed and entered his home. After Oki's defeat, Issun demands answers for why Oki had taken possession of a sacred sword and then challegned Amaterasu. Oki then recognizes Issun before explaining the current situation. After the reawakening of the Twin Demons, disappearance of Lika, injury of Kemu and subsequent naming of Samickle as chief elder, Oki took it upon himself to take the treasured sword Kutone and slay as many demons as he could until the blade shone blue, as stated in the prophecy. Afterwards, he tells the heroes to return to where they had come, before taking off to continue his mission.

Ōkamiden

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Trivia

  • The Oina are based on the Template:Wp of Northern Japan, and bear resemblance to their real life inspirations through general attire, adornments, patterns used in decoration, and religion. The Oina also use words from the Template:Wp alongside regular dialogue in the Japanese version of the game.
  • The word Oina is an Ainu word referring to shorter epic poems, chanted principally by women about the gods.
  • Drawing a circle around any Oina will transform them into their wolf forms or vice versa.
    • During certain animations, like when Samickle is trying to force the Wawku Shrine gate shut and when Kemu is trying to pray for the Shrine gate to shut, attempting to transform them into their wolf forms will not work.
  • The wolf forms of the Oina seem to reflect the character's appearance. Most of the males appear as large wolves, the merchants as fat wolves, females as small, thin wolves, children as wolf pups, and Kemu (the only elder) as a small, aged wolf. The wolves' fur color varies but depends on the character's clothes and hair color.
  • Never throughout the whole game will Amaterasu be able to see any of the Oina's faces.
  • It is unclear whether all Oina believe in Amaterasu as a god in the beginning, the exceptions being Kemu and Tuskle, as they are mainly spiritual.
    • Later they all acknowledge her thanks to Issun and lend her Praise in the battle against Yami.
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