Lom Gunji are Vampires from Vaxia/Locations/Shi Inkahan. "Lom Gunji" is Shinkan for "Serpent's Tooth". They were created by Hickorigatta one of Necromos's Apprentices, and are depraved and demented, and have control over their degeneration ability, which is a variant of standard vampiric regeneration where they can grow extra limbs. They often grow extremely long proboscis-like tongues, with which they drink blood, and have been known to spit acid and miscellaneous noxious and corrosive substances.
Lom Gunji frequently grow an extremely long (around eight feet) tongue with fangs on the tip. It can be used as a vicious whip-like weapon, and to feed like a straw, and other icky things. Most have that, from rebirth. After that, growing more monstrosities is a matter of taste (or lack thereof) and they include claws, wings, talons, extra limbs, sensory organs, reproductive organs, or anything else they dream in their fractured mind.
The Lom Gunji secretly control the Kuei Kajan ("Red Lotus"), a major populist party in Shi Inkahan. This secret is not particularly well-kept: Emperor Xiao Ken knows, pretty much anyone above average in GHOUL City knows, it is fairly common knowledge in any rural, Dachairo-controlled areas of Shi Inkahan. The news often reach the cities, but the Kuei Kajan know that "The Man" will do anything to put them down, including accusing their righteous party of being in bed with the devil. (Its kinda like today, people saying that 9/11 was done on purpose by Israeli forces. Outrageous claims, some people believe it, the Israelis rightfully scoff at it.) Kuei Kajan scoffs at the accusation too. Unlike the Israelis, for Kuei Kajan, it's sadly one urban legend that is true. The Lom Gunji are also thought to support the Pirates that plague Shi Inkahan's coasts - certainly vampiric assistance is a good explanation for the tenacity and organization of these buccaneers.
The Lom Gunji are led by The Alchemist one of the few, or perhaps the only vampire with protection spells powerful enough to step out in the sun and give an appearance of humanity. His outward persona is that of an old intellectual and cunning politician, who blocks Xiao-Ken's every move. Emperor Xiao-Ken suspects that the Alchemist is actually the same person as Lord Xen Kuan, the leader of the Kuei Kajan. If not, then Xen Kuan is a puppet of the Alchemist.
Their secret headquarters are located in Imperial Kiotoi in the old Varavatra Quarter, which doesn't have many Vaxia/Races/Mojingans anymore, unless they're dirt poor, may Varavatra spin in his grave. The actual building, is The Sanitarium, a mad house for people who cant afford real mental health care, or are too dangerous for it. No one believes the inmates when they shout about monsters coming to feed from them every night, etc. They're just crazy.
Lom Gunji trained in powerful biomancy are capable of merging into one another, creating a monster called a Sankooyo. This is only moderately difficult, though it is significantly harder to unmerge them afterwards.
Notable Lom Gunji
Targets for Turning
Lom Gunji have little pattern to their chosen targets. Badly wounded enemies in combat are the closest thing to a preference they've been shown to have. Otherwise, it seems very random.
Most Lom Gunji excel in biomancy and warp their bodies in ways that match no known creature. Otherwise, their focus is typically on raw power and their vampiric combat skill.