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Kyoki Manto is a blog written by Acelegin set in the Cthulhu Mythos. It revolves around the character Alan Peredur, who works along side his shoggoth Akro Tirio in order to fight crime and bring down cults.

Tropes found in this blog:

  • Ambiguous Gender: The C'hagian's gender isn't actually stated. It's just "it".
  • An Ice Person: San seems to enjoy using ice spells.
    • There's also Aphoom-Zhah and Ithaqua, who are both cold elemenals.
  • Anti-Hero: Although Word of God says Takumi is a protagonist, he did murder three people in his first appearance, and has apparently killed more that that in the past. then theirs Cult Leader Jarmil Horak.
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  • Badass Boast: Alan gets one while fighting the C'hagian.
  • Bilingual Bonus: Takumi speaks a few Japanese words during his appearances, and San speaks a bit of Thai. Then there's Jarmil and Artur, who speak a mix of English and Czech, and Jaxson and many others can speak fluent Japanese.
  • Casual Danger Dialogue: Alan does this while the C'hagian is charging its attack.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Alan proves he suffers from this in the first chapter.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Jarmil has so far proven to be one.
  • Combat Tentacles: Akro Tirio has tentacles when he's not using one of his weapon forms.
  • Cool Mask: Alan's masquerade ball mask that he wears when doing superhero stuff.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Both Alan and Jarmil.
  • Did You Just Index Cthulhu?: It's a Chulhu Mythos story, what were you expecting?
    Alan: "Ow! Fuck! Note to self: Don't punch fire monsters!"
  • Eldritch Abomination: Pretty much all of the Great Old Ones.
  • Fantastic Racism: Most eldritch monsters seem to dislike humans.
  • Functional Magic: Magic in this blog can be performed by receiving blessing from the Old Ones (Theurgy) or by tapping into cosmic energy (Force magic). Sometimes both.
  • Holding Back the Phlebotinum: Alan waits awhile before making use of his magic bullets and then decides to save the rest for an emergency.
  • Ignorant of Their Own Ignorance: Most humans are unaware of the existence of the Great Old Ones.
  • Instant Runes: Takumi summons a glowing pentagram by stabbing a bunch of magic knives into the ground and them saying the magic words
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  • Living Weapon: Akro qualifies as one of these.
  • Magi Babble: Every incantation used so far has been complete gibberish.
  • Magic A Is Magic A: Magic is difficult to describe in this blog...
  • Major Injury Underreaction: Alan breaks his goddamn foot, but keeps walking around on it anyway.
  • Meaningful Name: A few of these.
    • Alan's middle name, Lance, is short for Lancelot, and Peredur is the Welsh name for Percival. He was basically named after two of the knights of the round table.
    • Akrotirio is apparently the Greek word for cape. One of Akro Tirio's forms is a cloak.
      • Although, it's technically the wrong meaning of the word cape.
    • Even the blogs name. "Kyoki Manto" is Japanese for "Cloak Of Madness" or "Madness Cloak". Guess what its referring to.
  • Morph Weapon: Akro Tirio is one.
  • No Name Given: The C'hagian is refered to as the "beast", "monster", "creature", and simply "The C'hagian". It never actually gets a name. Neither does the little girl Alan saves.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: Jierge in the second post.
    • Then, in the third post, Artur and Jaxson defeat multiple opponents before Jaxson finishes listening to his song.
  • Painful Transformation: Alan's Dreamland form. He willingly covers his entire body with third degree burns, for crying out loud!
  • Playing with Fire: The C'hagian and C'thugha are both fire elementals.
  • Power Parasite: Jarmil Horak, thief of the gods. He can steal power from the Old Ones.
  • The Protagonist: Alan, obviously. Word of God says that others will be introduced.
    • The second post officially introduces Takumi Tachibana.
    • And then post 3 introduces Jarmil Horak.
  • Race Against the Clock: In the first chapter, Alan has to defeat a fire demon, and then contact a fertility deity before he and the other person inside the building burn to death.
  • Shock and Awe: Takumi seems to favor lightning based magic.
  • Shout-Out: A few.
    • Alan says "I learned this trick from Devil May Cry 4!" before shooting a ball of flame with a bullet before it hits him.
    • The burning building scene was inspired by Spider-Man 2.
    • Asuka's entire existance is basically a shout out to Katawa Shoujo.
  • Talking Is a Free Action: Alan and the C'thugian have a nice little chat while preparing their attacks. Takumi also does talks a lot during his fight with San.
  • Take That!:
    Alan: "You read Twilight?"
    girl: "Yes."
    Alan: "Well, stop that! Those books are stupid!"
  • Tome of Eldritch Lore: Alan's book, Eston, qualifies. The Necronomicon is also mentioned.
    • Also, there's the Kzed Reports.

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