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Kitsune

In ancient Japan, foxes and humans lived in close proximity, giving rise to many legends about the animals, known in Japanese as kitsune. A common subject of both traditional and modern Japanese folklore, the kitsune is depicted as an intelligent being possessing magical abilities that increase with age and wisdom. It is said that the more tails a kitsune has—as many as nine—the wiser and more powerful it is. What is said to happen when a kitsune gets its ninth tail? More...
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This is not only Japanese lore - Korea, China, Europe from Portugal to Scandinavia, Britain and possibly elsewhere.

Stories of Reynardine, the "Roman de Renard", Reineke, Reinaert, from Europe date from the eleventh century - not much is known from before then, except that the fox was already known as a 'trickster'.
The were-fox seems to have taken some of Loki's tales (as a trickster, shape-shifter etc). Loki was father to Fenrir the wolf - Renard was nephew of a wolf.

European written accounts start in the eleventh century, songs and verbal tales are recorded only from the last three hundred years.
They, of course, come right up to present time, with the film "Mr Fox", a poem by Neil Gaiman, an opera by Stravinsky and several cartoon series.

Jan Boden and The Remnant Kings perform Renardine.

Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
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Kitsune
In ancient Japan, foxes and humans lived in close proximity, giving rise to many legends about the animals, known in Japanese as kitsune. A common subject of both traditional and modern Japanese folklore, the kitsune is depicted as an intelligent being possessing magical abilities that increase with age and wisdom. It is said that the more tails a kitsune has—as many as nine—the wiser and more powerful it is.
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Kitsune tails



Kitsune are usually depicted as having more than one tail. The most commonly depicted are one-tails, five-tails, and nine-tails. For most kitsune, the number of tails shown is usually one. This could be for a number of reasons, though, including the idea that a kitsune could be in a human or fox, possessing it, or may have been born in a mortal body. In either case, why would the kitsune suddenly sprout more tails?

Some of the legends say a kitsune gains a tail every hundred years. Another myth says that a kitsune gains all nine tails when they reach nine hundred years old. When a kitsune becomes a nine-tail, their fur becomes either silver, white, or gold. This isn't a strong and fast rule, but it's what is seen most often.

To the kitsune, the number of tails they have are a show of prestige, skill, age, and rank. A kitsune may gain a tail for bringing honour to their family and clan, or could lose one for breaking kitsune law. A kitsune may also lose a tail, by dying, but this isn't always the case, considering Tamamo-no-mae was killed more than once, and was still a nine-tail.

Kitsune don't ask for extra tails. Instead, they are simply rewarded for their actions, or punished. Some kitsune train under others, hoping to gain wisdom and favour with their teachers. Some kitsune even take quests or go on journeys, to gain wisdom or power, hoping to find ways to gain in prestige and rank among the other kitsune, or with The Lady or Inari.
Elemental Magic

Kitsune follow the oriental Elements, and as such are tied to the elements they represent. A kitsune can, to a limited extent, already influence the elements they are a part of, and if they study elemental magic, can become very dangerous in their field of study.

1) Wind - Simple enough. With this study, they can create winds, cause tornadoes, and influence local weather patterns.
This is also the element that manipulates ice and snow.

2) Earth - They can move rocks, transmute minerals and physical objects, and build things.

3) Fire - This is a kitsune's specialty. They can create fire, control fire, and cook meals.

4) River - This is a life-giving power. They can create water, or control the creatures that live in water. They can heal others with this element, and bring life to things around them.

5) Ocean - This is a cousin to River, but to a larger scale. This is where kitsune cause very strong storms, flooding, and tsunamis. This is how mages conjure creatures from the depths.

6) Forest - This allows for the control and manipulation of wood, trees, and creatures of the forest. Those who study this element are almost druidic in their ability to survive and blend in with the woods, and can find herbs and roots to work salves with.

7) Mountain - Cousin to stone, this element allows for the control of the mountains, and those that live in it. With this, kitsune can cause earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and landslides.

8) Thunder - The cousin to Wind, a mage can thow lightning, cause storms, and create shields of energy. (Hey, in the future, this becomes quite powerful... control machines, net-run without a computer, etc, etc...)

9) Celestial - This is the power of magic, and the heavens.
With this, a mage can teleport, call upon creatures of magic, and throw meteors at targets. This allows a kitsune to do most other magics at a very reduced effect.

10) Dark - This is the magic of the void. With this magic, kitsune can cause blights, drain life, summon creatures of darkness, slip into shadows to vanish, and drain the light from areas. Note: Kitsune do not consider this study 'evil', and about 1/4 or so of the kitsune race are Dark Kitsune.

11) Time - This does *not* allow for time travel... now that that is out of the way, this *does* allow kitsune to speed up and slow down time, age or youthen targets and objects, and to *predict* future events. This is the perception and manipulation of time, not the mastery of reality...

12) Music - This is the control of sound and music. With this, kitsune can sing effects that are very similiar to spells.
This can control others through entrancement, ward off creatures of a supernatural nature, and control the moral of others. Think of banshees, bards, and shamans. This is where the 'power words' of streetfighters come in... (I think)

13) Spirit - This is the manipulation of the spirit world, demons, and other creatures. Magic of this nature does not work on mortals well, since mortals have SOULS, not spirits. As such, kitsune have to wait for someone to die, before this sort of magic will effect someone well. With this, a kitsune can bind, summon, banish, ward or trap a spirit.


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In ancient Japan, foxes and humans lived in close proximity, giving rise to many legends about the animals, known in Japanese as kitsune. A common subject of both traditional and modern Japanese folklore, the kitsune is depicted as an intelligent being possessing magical abilities that increase with age and wisdom. It is said that the more tails a kitsune has—as many as nine—the wiser and more powerful it is. What is said to happen when a kitsune gets its ninth tail?
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