|A standard Gōryū Opening|
|Known Standard Gōryū|
Standard Gōryū is the most common type of Gōryū, an advanced makai weapon designed by Leo. They're made to provide greater offensive capabilities for the Makai Priests in their war against the Horrors. Standard Gōryū also the first type of their kind, and one that mostly mass-produced.
Description & Characteristics[edit | edit source]
Although the Makai Priests are powerful on their own, they weren't strong enough to handle higher level Horrors. While the Makai Knights had always proven effective on the field, the priests never stopped looking for means to handle the stronger ones without the need of a knight. Eventually, Makai Priest Leo invented the Gōryū, an advanced Madōgu with enough power to destroy Horrors.
Standard Gōryū are themed as bipedal dragon-bots. In their dormant state, they're concealed within a wooden box to avoid public notice. When needed in battle, the priest would hand-crank the box to activate the Gōryū. Once active, the priest must use a Madō Brush and tether it in order to effectively control the movements of the weapon. This Gōryū variant can fire Madō Flames to damage and ensnare its targets to aid the priest in defeating a Horror. In spite of its effectiveness, as with other Gōryūs, it is equally a double-edged weapon like Soul Metals.
To create a Gōryū, Leo re-purposed the energy within remains of Horrors which then awakened as power source for the weapon which then used by the forces of light. However, caution must be taken due to chances of dark nature of the used energies to awaken, making the practice to re-purposed Horrors' malevolence as power source concerned those within the Order. An instance of this is the case of Colt's Horror instincts reawakened by Leo's blood. When the Horror-nature within a Gōryū has awakened, it has the potential to become a new Horror. Only when its dark energies are purified that it would be able to return to its normal state.