Pinning a description on Yaodema is very difficult, as she's a shapeshifting goddess with an infinite variety of forms. What follows is her most common avatar.
Note that this is a character meant for use as a GM, NPC, or silly non-canonical RP character only, and should never be considered a normal protagonist.
Common Alias: Tanaka Yoshiko. (This might be an older name she kept, before Yaodema).
Age: Apparently 20-something, most of the time. She's around 2000 years old chronologically.
Species: Ascended Japanese kitsune.
Height: around 5'6"
Build: Well-built, physically. She's both toned and slightly voluptuous, though the muscles are anything but obvious.
In form, she appears as an anthropomorphic fox with either one tail (common) or nine (for official reasons). She may also appear with a set of enormous, silver-feathered falcon's wings, which are both functional and iconic.
Hair/Fur Colors: Yaodema's hair, fur, and/or feathers are silver. As is typical for foxes, her skin underneath is black, nearly everywhere it shows (pads, mouth, nose, etc.)
Eye Color(s): Emerald green, normally. If she's angered, they burn as bright white twin stars (perhaps literally)
Clothing: Most often, she wears autumn colors, and clothes suited to the place she finds herself in. For formal occasions, she favors a kimono with patterns of autumn leaves that seem to fall towards the ground when the fabric moves.
Occupation / Class: Goddess of Creation.
Affiliations: Her extended family of kitsune, the Weaver clan, including Angus Weaver and Zhi Mei Feng.
She also has contact with a certain PG in the dream, and acts as his muse. He can be frustrating at times, but occasionally, he actually listens.
Accessories: She often carries a flute with her, of either wood or silver. This is the only consistent accessory; she could literally have anything.
Pets: None. And no, her weavers don't count; those are family.
Abilities/Skills & Power Level: Yaodema is immortal. This doesn't mean she can't die, but what you would kill is merely an avatar; her true self is spread across many realities, and no one avatar is truly her.
She is a Goddess of Creation; this means she has nearly infinite power. She will rarely use even the slightest bit of this power in any reality, even the Dream, unless she feels playful or threatened. Beyond simple parlor tricks like telepathy and telekinesis, she can do practically anything with her spinner's art, even create matter and energy seemingly from nothing. Bending the laws of physics nearly to the breaking point is simple for her, but can cause permanent damage, and is almost never necessary.
She most commonly appears to others not physically, but through dreams. This is much easier, and less likely to cause a stir in the area around her. When she appears in the Dream proper, she prefers weaker areas of reality, places that act like recurring dreams. There, she can play with reckless abandon, and have little fear of causing permanent damage.
It should be noted that her spinner's art is the source of the weavers, and also the basis for their powers. All the weavers' magic lies in Yaodema's shadow.
Weaknesses: Yaodema is unlikely to bother with conflicts, physical or otherwise. If she does, she's unlikely to do more than level the playing field, then sit back and watch. She's also unlikely to use any of her powers in a serious situation, unless absolutely necessary. There's one major exception: she'll always be present and accounted for, meaning that if she acts surprised, it's just that -- an act. If you're expecting a better set of weaknesses, keep in mind what she is; the fact that she doesn't mess with reality much is as close as you can get.
Many of her avatars actually have little to none of her full power, and are quite easy to kill. However, the effect's like that of biting off a gecko's tail. She can always manifest again, though she rarely does so in the same place she just 'died.'
Special Effects (if any): Most of the time, Yaodema wears a "mask" to appear perfectly normal. When she brings this mask down, her status as a goddess hits others' minds full force, with all the awe one would expect of this. Of course, this doesn't work on everyone. Still, the world around her will often warp slightly with her emotions in this form, typical of all gods and goddesses.
Description of Personality: Bright, cheerful and curious, she's always glad to meet new people, or learn new things. Even re-learning old things, or watching others learn is enough for her -- she's long since used to it by now. She is rarely seen without a smile on her face, even when all hell breaks loose; she often gets the joke in life long before the punchline comes. When real conflict comes her way, she'll turn serious, but stay out of the way unless it's absolutely necessary that she get involved.
She often plays special roles, and this means her personality might be drastically different when she's acting out a role.
Brief History: Yaodema started life as just one kitsune among many, the typical shapeshifting fox of folklore. Back then, this was not her name; it's a name she adopted when she attained divinity. Her own name was rather typical for a Japanese fox, but she hasn't disclosed it further.
She grew curious about humans, as many do, but also about the many mysteries of the world. Some foxes might choose to become life-long tricksters or sorcerers, and others might choose to serve a god or goddess loyally for centuries; Yaodema took a new path.
She looked at the world, and asked strange questions. Why do things fall down? What makes the sun shine so brightly, and the moon as well? What makes things grow? How does the wind blow, the rain fall, lightning flash, fire burn... She sought the answers to everything, and wanted to understand how it all worked. Rather than take a single path, Yaodema choose to learn everything.
As her understanding grew, so did her power. Gradually, she learned to do almost anything; to make a stream where there was none before, to raise rocks from deep below a field, or to form a house of mud, stone and thatch just by willing its parts to come together. Later, she could change things into other things, fire into a song, wind into laughter, arrows into dragonflies...
She drew the attention of the gods, and consorted with them. Eventually, she became a god herself, though she was never pinned down to one place, and couldn't hold any office for long. But at some point along the way, she learned the secrets of creation, the power to spin the very threads of reality from raw potential. Soon after, she left her own world to make new ones. Some say she came back, to be reborn there again one day; but then, she's likely done so in many worlds, and will do so again and again.
When she became a true Goddess of Creation, she had fun for a while making universes and seeing them form, millions of years going by in a day. After a while, she grew lonely, as no matter how many worlds she visited, she didn't meet anyone else who shared this gift. The solution was right in front of her; she could make others, creatures who could one day gain her understanding, and inherit the right to spin universes.
She created the weavers, kitsune with the power to weave the threads of reality around them, a natural curiosity, and her own wanderlust. Starting with 1080 for good luck, she let them spread throughout the many worlds, learning, prospering, and teaching their children their gifts and lore. Thus far, not a single weaver has truly become a spinner like herself, but Yaodema is nothing if not patient. Someday, another spinner will come, even if it takes another ten thousand years...
"What is your ambition?": "Oh, I'm just watching, thanks. Don't mind me."