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Shutsudohin were spirit beings that once existed within nemuranai. When these items were destroyed, their spirits manifested in Yomi. All shutsudohin might transform themselves into a likeness of the object they once inhabited. [1]


The shutsudohin had humanoid forms, with sharp and jerring angles, giving their peculiar boxy form. They could serve a shiryo or mortal in their original form, or fight as an animate weapon on their own. Sometimes they would volunteer to be reformed into a new weapon. [2]

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  1. Fortunes & Winds, p. 61
  2. Enemies of the Empire, p. 255

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