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Krysha Pendleton (キリシャ・ペンドルトン?), also known as White Cat (白猫 (しろねこ) , Shironeko?), is the second daughter of the esteemed and affluent Pendleton family. A fainthearted and shy girl, she is a playable character in Ys IX: Monstrum Nox.

Profile[]

Appearance[]

Krysha is a petite young woman with gray hair and gray eyes. She wears a white beret hat, a pharlap-colored patterned dress with wide sleeves, a crossbody round bag, white gloves, and black patterned leggings.

As White Cat, she grows slightly taller, gets cat ears and a tail. Her now white hair is tied in a ponytail with a red ribbon and is covering one of her cyan eyes. She wears a one-sleeve jacket, a bycocket with a small cat paw pin, a neckerchief, kitten heels with cat paws under each sole, and black thigh highs.

Personality[]

Krysha is shy, meek, and wary of strangers. Despite that, she has a strong sense of responsibility, even if it makes her seem naive at times. Through her adventures with the Monstrums and the time she spent opening her own shop, she eventually builds up enough courage and confidence to stand up to her father.

Background[]

Being adopted by the Pendleton family as a child, she later followed her sister in joining the company. While her talent as a merchant is comparable to Carla herself, Krysha struggles with following the family motto, which is to ruthlessly defeat any competition with capital gains. This has resulted in her developing a complex towards her reputed sister and creating distance between the two.

Ys IX: Monstrum Nox[]

Somebody has recently broken in the Pendleton company and stole the sales that Krysha had personally earned. Adol offers to investigate in exchange for information on Balduq's prison.

It is revealed that the culprit is none other than Krysha herself as her Monstrum persona, White Cat, a chivalrous thief who steals money and goods from the rich to give out to those in need, living in Shantytown. She communicates with the city's residents frequently, and shows off around the city with her nimble and flashy performances. Utilizing her flexible, cat-like body, she specializes in speedy strike attacks.

After she finds out that her chivalrous acts in the slum has made some of the people become lazy and take her kind acts as matter of fact, she stops sharing her money with the people in slum. Instead, she opens a flower shop in the slum and decides to make the slum a better place rather than passively handing out money.

I have a resolution. From now on, I will not lean on power from others. Even if I don't have the enormous resources, I will strive ahead with my own power! ~ Krysha Pendleton

Later in the game, it is revealed that she, along with all other Monstrums are homunculi created by Zola to fight the Grimwald Nox with Aprilis. They were originally planned to be raised and trained by Aprilis and Zola, but when Zola disappeared, Aprilis found the job too difficult to be done by herself. So she faked their identities and pretended they were war orphans to be adopted. When they became old enough to join the fight in the Grimwald Nox, she sought them out and activated their power by shooting them with an alchemy bullet, turning them into Monstrums.

Character Notes[]

Krysha Pendleton
Krysha Pendleton
Krysha Pendleton

A Monstrum as nimble and lithe as a cat. She appears in town often, and is well known by its denizens.

The younger daughter of Balduq's premier merchant. Introverted and shy, she lacks the confidence her father and sister have.

Began her chivalrous thief activities as White Cat to make up her family's role in the current state of the shantytown.


Character Note 1.png One Step Forward
Having found her way, she decided to open up a flower shop in the shantytown, helping in whatever way she can, step by step.
Character Note 2.png Sister Figure
Her knowledge as a merchant came in handy with Arche's studies. Arche seems to admire her, almost like a sister.
Character Note 3.png Coming-of-age
She aggressively negotiated with her father for intel on Carla. To Riche, it was proof of how much she had grown as a merchant.
Character Note 4.png Recognized Potential
With her merit finally realized by both her father and herself, she is sure to hold her head high with confidence from now one.

Note: Her second character note can be missable!

Gameplay[]

Weapons[]

Name Stats Price Sells Materials Acquire
Ys9-Cat Scratch.png Cat Scratch STR +41
Evade +3%
200 N/A Default weapon
A weaponized stirrup lined with small, sturdy claws. Lightweight and easy to wield.
Ys9-Scale Glove.png Scale Glove STR +53
Evade +2%
900 225 Iron Ore Iron Ore x1
Aromatic Lumber Aromatic Lumber x1
Razor Claw Razor Claw x4
Purchase or upgrade from Cat Scratch+2
+1 STR +61
Evade +3%
245 Iron Ore Iron Ore x2
Aromatic Lumber Aromatic Lumber x2
+2 STR +69
Evade +4%
275 Iron Ore Iron Ore x3
Aromatic Lumber Aromatic Lumber x3
A glove that has been augmented with metallic scales fashioned into makeshift claws.
Ys9-Iron Fist.png Iron Fist STR +83
Evade +3%
1400 350 Iron Ore Iron Ore x4
Aromatic Lumber Aromatic Lumber x4
Ultradense Bone Ultradense Bone x2
Purchase or upgrade from Scale Glove+2
+1 STR +92
Evade +4%
400 Iron Ore Iron Ore x6
Aromatic Lumber Aromatic Lumber x6
+2 STR +101
Evade +5%
475 Iron Ore Iron Ore x8
Aromatic Lumber Aromatic Lumber x8
Claws of steel forged from a craftsman's expertise.
Ys9-Edelfang.png Edelfang STR +117
Evade +4%
2400 600 Crimson Spar Crimson Spar x1
Spirit Lumber Spirit Lumber x1
Ultradense Bone Ultradense Bone x4
Purchase or upgrade from Iron Fist+2
+1 STR +127
Evade +5%
700 Crimson Spar Crimson Spar x2
Spirit Lumber Spirit Lumber x2
+2 STR +137
Evade +6%
825 Crimson Spar Crimson Spar x3
Spirit Lumber Spirit Lumber x3
Claws made from high-quality alloys smelted together.
Ys9-Black Tiger.png Black Tiger STR +155
Evade +5%
4400 1100 Crimson Spar Crimson Spar x4
Spirit Lumber Spirit Lumber x4
Drill Fang Drill Fang x2
Purchase or upgrade from Edelfang+2
+1 STR +166
Evade +7%
1275 Crimson Spar Crimson Spar x6
Spirit Lumber Spirit Lumber x6
+2 STR +177
Evade +9%
1475 Crimson Spar Crimson Spar x8
Spirit Lumber Spirit Lumber x8
These black claws unleash strikes like those of a raging beast.
Ys9-Devil's Hand.png Devil's Hand STR +197
Evade +6%
7900 1975 Mystic Lazulite Mystic Lazulite x1
Spirit Lumber Spirit Lumber x1
Drill Fang Drill Fang x4
Purchase or upgrade from Black Tiger+2
+1 STR +209
Evade +8%
2225 Mystic Lazulite Mystic Lazulite x2
Spirit Lumber Spirit Lumber x2
+2 STR +221
Evade +10%
2625 Mystic Lazulite Mystic Lazulite x3
Spirit Lumber Spirit Lumber x3
Sinister knuckles whose claws shred prey down to their very bones.
Ys9-Elephantic Fist.png Elephantic Fist STR +243
Evade +7%
13400 3350 Mystic Lazulite Mystic Lazulite x4
Spirit Lumber Spirit Lumber x4
Relic Bone Relic Bone x2
Purchase or upgrade from Devil's Hand+2
+1 STR +256
Evade +9%
3700 Mystic Lazulite Mystic Lazulite x6
Spirit Lumber Spirit Lumber x6
+2 STR +269
Evade +11%
4175 Mystic Lazulite Mystic Lazulite x8
Spirit Lumber Spirit Lumber x8
Extravagant knuckles adorned with claws of ivory and precious metals.
Ys9-Midgardian Claw.png Midgardian Claw STR +293
Evade +8%
21400 5350 Sol Spar Sol Spar x1
Sacred Branch Sacred Branch x1
Relic Bone Relic Bone x4
Purchase or upgrade from Elephantic Fist+2
+1 STR +307
Evade +10%
5725 Sol Spar Sol Spar x2
Sacred Branch Sacred Branch x2
+2 STR +321
Evade +12%
6475 Sol Spar Sol Spar x3
Sacred Branch Sacred Branch x3
Misshapen claws that banish their targets to total annihilation.
Ys9-Lavandula.png Lavandula STR +347
Evade +9%
5000 8100 Sol Spar Sol Spar x4
Sacred Branch Sacred Branch x4
Otherworldly Core Otherworldly Core x1
Forge from Mythical Blueprints
+1 STR +362
Evade +12%
10600 Sol Spar Sol Spar x6
Sacred Branch Sacred Branch x6
Otherworldly Core Otherworldly Core x1
+2 STR +377
Evade +15%
15600 Sol Spar Sol Spar x8
Sacred Branch Sacred Branch x8
Otherworldly Core Otherworldly Core x4
Legendary claws that carry in them a prayer for peace. They glisten with ethereal radiance.
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Skills[]

Icon Skill Name Cost Impact Stun Break Acquire
Ys9-Cat Flip.png Cat Flip Lv. 1: 20 SP C++ C C++ Default Skill
Lv. 2: 16 SP
MAX: 13 SP
Kick foes up with a slick and nimble somersault.
Ys9-Claw Snatch.png Claw Snatch Lv. 1: 15 SP C+ C+ C+ Lv. 12
Lv. 2: 12 SP
MAX: 10 SP
Scratch an enemy, forcing them to drop an item most of the time.
Ys9-Heavenly Steps.png Heavenly Steps Lv. 1: 40 SP B++ S B+ Lv. 18
Lv. 2: 35 SP
MAX: 30 SP
Kick an enemy repeatedly as if racing up into the sky.
Ys9-Cerberian Burst.png Cerberian Burst Lv. 1: 68 SP S S S Lv. 27
Lv. 2: 61 SP
MAX: 54 SP
Conclude a chaotic chain of attacks with a powerful right hook.
Ys9-Felicity Tail.png Felicity Tail Lv. 1: 12 SP C+ S C Lv. 41
Lv. 2: 10 SP
MAX: 8 SP
Lash enemies upwards with a sudden swing of the tail.
Ys9-Stray Cat.png Stray Cat Lv. 1: 45 SP B+ A+ B Lv. 47
Lv. 2: 39 SP
MAX: 34 SP
Kick off into a spiraling headspin, dragging foes along for a whirl.
Ys9-Wild Scratch.png Wild Scratch Lv. 1: 48 SP B B++ S Lv. 58
Lv. 2: 42 SP
MAX: 36 SP
Immediately close the gap to an enemy, assailing them with a flurry of scratches.
Ys9-Regulus Impact.png Regulus Impact Lv. 1: 78 SP A A+ A Lv. 68
Lv. 2: 70 SP
MAX: 62 SP
Gather an entire body's strength into one fist, driving it down at maximum output.
Ys9-Rapid Slide.png Rapid Slide Lv. 1: 18 SP C+ C C+ Swift Grimoire
Lv. 2: 14 SP
MAX: 12 SP
Kick-slide into the enemy's feet.
Note: Grimoire received from Vallin after turning in 11 Graffiti.
Ys9-Shooting Star.png Shooting Star Lv. 1: 42 SP B B+ A+ Star Grimoire
Lv. 2: 37 SP
MAX: 32 SP
Launch like a shooting star into a full-force flying kick.
Note: Grimoire found in Cloaca Maxima.
Extra Skill Albion Strike
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Gift[]

White Cat using Heaven's Run to run up Balduq Cathedral.

Heaven's Run: A Gift that allows one to run up vertical inclines almost effortlessly. Using Heaven's Run while exploring can help find new paths in dungeons and fields alike.

Heaven's Run leaves glowing, yellow cats paws on the surface it is used on.

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Trivia[]

  • In the games that have the party system and attack attributes, Krysha is the only first playable female character who does not have orange hair and the Pierce damage type. All other female characters who first join Adol's party; Karna, Laxia von Roswell, and Aisha, had these characteristics.
  • She is the first to show that Monstrums transform back to their human selves if they lose consciousness.
  • The cat tail and ears in her Monstrum form are real as they move based on her mood.
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