Society Kitsune society used to be a flourishing society of mages and clerics. Since Kitsune are born with a little bit of magic in their blood to begin with, it is quite common for them to seek out ways to improve on what they are already gifted with. They used to be a very open people enjoying the loves and joys of any race: drinking, feasts, merriment, music, plays, poetry, and storytelling in general. Many of the legends of the Kitsune came from the Kitsune themselves, spinning tall tales of grand heroic mages and warriors. Other races didn't get along very well with Kitsune due to magic being relatively rare in the world, and all Kitsune had access to it like it was nothing just because of being who they were. After the massive genocide against their race they became a closed in and secretive race. After coming out of hiding, their faith in the world was restored after the Great Nine-Tailed Tsukiko led them away from their destruction. Most of the Kitsune are still very secretive, albeit passionate about their causes. Still, it is in the nature of a Kitsune to be a bit of a trickster with people they get to know and it isn't uncommon for their jokes to 'go a little too far' in the eyes of other races. Other races are weary of these fox folk when they meet them. Many pose as humans in the world, having shape changing as an innate ability in their blood. Many Kitsune go out to study magics, or spread the word of their gods. Some simply want to spread the stories of their kind, valuing these great stories, Kitsune bards to travel to other nations to tell their tales. History Kitsune are a race of fox people that are quite rare. They tend to hide their Kitsune heritage while dealing with other races as a way to keep away from the discrimination and hatred built up in the legends of some of the most powerful Kitsune. There are many legends floating around the world relating to powerful nine-tailed Kitsune. Powerful and wise, a nine-tailed Kitsune has white or golden fur, tending to be powerful sorcerers. It is said in legend that Kitsune are born tricksters and have nigh infinite power by the time they are fully matured. Supposedly, the only way to kill a Kitsune is to cut off all of its tails, where it's power is stored, but that is simply a tall tale to scare young children. Due to the legend stating that a Kitsune's tail contains power, the Kitsune were nearly wiped out for their tails and most of them went into hiding. Only just getting back into the world after centuries of hiding, it is still the practice of some races to sever a Kitsune's tail in hopes of obtaining power.
A Kitsune has a stature similar to that of an elf, being a bit shorter, and more lithe than a typical human of the same. In their natural form they are much like anthropomorphic foxes. They usually have light coloured fur, reddish brown, white, golden brown, though it isn't completely unheard of for them to posses black fur that covers their entire body. Some may have multiple colors in their fur such as being mostly reddish brown with white gloves and socks. Their eyes range in colour as well, though most have blue, green, or brown eyes. Albeit uncommon they may also have orange, purple, yellow, or even red eyes. They have mostly human-like hands though they do possess dark black claws at the ends of their fingers. They also have paw pads on their feet and hands, much like a fox. A kitsune is born with a single tail, but as they grow older they gain more tails. It is very uncommon for a nine-tailed kitsune to be any less than 60 years old, growing a new tail every 5-6 years starting when they reach adulthood at 16. However, a Kitsune's age is very difficult to tell since they appear to stop aging in their early twenties and live to be a century and a half or so.
Perception and Sensory Capabilities
Kitsune Truesight. Due to the Kitsune's magical heritage, they have the ability to see the world as it really is. Kitsune Trickery. A Kitsune can appear as a human indefinitely using a very simple illusion magic.
Civilization and Culture
Having had their society nearly exterminated, it is not all that uncommon for a Kitsune to have names of other races. The names listed below are some traditional Kitsune names. Male: Akihiko, Daiki, Jirou, Kei, Osamu, Takeo, Yuudai Female: Aya, Chinatsu, Eri, Mana, Ritsuko, Sachiko, Tsukiko