Rugong

The Thunderous

“I find your lack of respect insulting.”

-Rugong

Biography

The elder of the very storms that trembles through the valley, and the lighting that crashes upon where he pleases, Rugong is the god of thunder, lightning, wind, and rain. Unlike the demigods of Shilon, Rugong is an ever higher being, known for being one of the most powerful gods of Shilon above all other than his very creator, Shenhai. The Rugong we know today was once a man just like us. Thousands of years ago, after Kudao faced a global extinction, Taramamu, the last one to walk among the empty wasteland was ordered to rekindle humanity once again using clay and mud. Over the years the new settlers were determined to forge the future of the new dynasty of Kudao as we know it

Once Kudao reaches its time, all gods will have their physical forms destroyed, but their spirits will be forever sealed inside a spire representing each god, until it's new host arrives. The new reborn man has the opportunity to become the host, by finding a spire descended from the heavens, which are challenging to reach, those who reach the spire first will become the new host that represents the physical form of said god. Rugong's host found his spire a few decades after the beginning of the new era, at the top of a vicious mountain. Being one of the first gods to reascend after Kudao's reckoning. Rugong lived on the highest point of the Shilon pillar, a place not even the demigods of Shilon can access. Rugong watched over the evolving community beneath him and protected them from the wretched beasts that preyed on them, such as his brother, Mazoku; the god of everlasting terror and chaos. 

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A mask of Rugong and his brother in a Tanjuro gyoson in Midora.

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  • Height: 21'

  • Age: 50,000

  • Gender: Male

  • Race: Demigod/Yokai

  • Status: Alive

  • Weapon(s): Lighting Spide, Thunder Mallet.

  • Born: ???

  • Occupations: God of Thunder

  • Affiliations: The Divine Heavens.

  • Alignment: Lawfully Neutral

  • Power:

  • Defense

  • Mobility

  • Stealth

  • Utility

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Another crafted depiction of Rugong.

Trivia

  • Rugong is the pure reason why Kudao hasn't used electricity as their main source of power since he finds it disrespectful and forbids it.

    • Trillium is an exception since it is not a source directly from Rugong​.

  • Rugong resembles Thunderlord Ornn from League of Legends.

  • Rugong is a mixture of the two thunder gods in mythology, Leigong from Chinese mythology, and Raijin and Fujin from Japanese mythology.

    • The cloud Rugong rides on resembles the one Raijin and Fujin use.​

  • Rugong was specifically designed for the Inktober Day 27 prompt: Thunder.

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