My friend Reiquin
had this idea, and both decided to do it an original species x3 they are basically bringers of the good luck! we did a little story and myth for them, hope you enjoy!!
Even though their origin is unknown, it's rummored foxfan were created by Inari, the japanese god of foxes, and Benzaiten the goddess of everything that flows and one of the Seven Gods of Fortune, so it's belived their mission is to bring good luck to people, promote art, and inspire to those around them
This summer I decided to clean the basement, there was a lot of old stuff on it, but then I found a beautiful hand carved chest forgotten just there, it seemed to have oriental motifs, and some scriptures in kanji, however, the box had a lock with an open fan carved on it . Immediately, I wanted to know what the content was, and that idea haunted me for several days.
I tried to open the lock with multiple keys, but it did not work at all, the contents of that chest kept me intrigued though. Then it occurred to me that those kanji could have the instructions or at leart it would give me a clue, so I look for its meaning in the network. For my surprise, the translation was quite unusual, "bring luck to the world." I found it a little bit strange, and I went back to the chest to verify that in fact, the kanji were correct, while I was checking, I repeated that phrase, it was then that the lock felt! I jumped back, and watch how the top of the chest opened by itself.
Although I was a little scared, my curiosity was greater than my fear, and decided to approach to look what was inside of the chest. BEAUTIFUL FANS! They were of all colors and sizes. I took one, and appreciated the pattern design, but then, something even more strange happened, the bottom of the fan lit, and drew a silhouette, it was something like a fox. Yeah, I was holding the stranger fox I've ever seen in my hands, but it was very friendly and playful, hopped around.
I took another pair of fans, spread them and discovered that they were all foxes of all colors.
Inside the box, I found a scroll, after a research, I found the scroll was telling a story in where Inari, the Japanese god of foxes and Benzaiten, the goddess of everything that flows and one of the 7 Gods of Fortune, had created these foxes to attract good luck, so I think that is their mission.
I have lived with them and I think I can answer some questions about their behavior.What are they?
They're spirits of good luck! <33Can you separate a fan of the fox?
I don’t think so, I have not seen any of them without a fan, and if you pull the tail hard, it hurts them; also if the fan is damaged they got hurt. What I have seen is that some of them tend to "camouflage", by absorbing inside of the fan, to make it looks as a fan only. It happens to the most shy, or if there is an imminent danger, but it really depends on their personality, not every Foxfan hide. The fan is an extension of them, and they can open it, move it and close it at their will. What if the fan got broken?
The fans are very resistant even though the material seems to be fragile, these fans are not common fans, however, if damaged, Foxfans seem to have the ability to regenerate, at least most of the time.Can I paint over the fantail?
Yes, but the stains and paint that don’t belongs to the original design tends to fall when it washes or with the timeDo Foxfans need to eat?
They can eat almost everything you offer them but it seems is not vital for them though it makes them feel in better moodAre they aggressive?
Never with their owners, but they can be aggressive with other pets if they are aggressive with them, as a rule, Foxfans are very social and playful, although some are more dominant than others, again, depends on the character. Are their eyes always closed?
They´re able to open their eyes, but since they are very sensitive to the light they tend to have them "closed", though they don't close them completely, they're able to see through a very small space between the lashes, usually their eyes are dark brown.
Any other eyes color is pretty rare.Can Foxfans reproduce?
Apparently not, they may be limited to those that are in the chest. How many Foxfans are?
Many, hmm not so many, I do not know, I haven’t had time to count xD, but is a large chestDo they require a lot of care?
I've seen they fit well, some are more inactive than others, but they are very smart, and perceive the nature of their owners, so they do not usually give a lot of problems, most are very obedient, though ... there are exceptions…What size are they?
It is variable, depends on the fan mostly, but I can tell they are the size of an average rabbitHow to have a Foxfan
They are a closed species that resulted from a collaboration between Reiquin
, you can adopt one in auctions, sales, or special events like "Draw to adopt" or raffles we hold. Customs will be avaliable soon x3What to do with your Foxfan?
Treat it like any OC yours, give it a name, a genre, a personality, so far, we have not given them names, but the respond to the name you give them Can I design one?
Unfortunately no, this is a closed species and we’re not doing MYOs right nowFOXFANS statusTrades:
Closed (will be open soon!)Currently OPEN designs: HALLOWEN EDITION! ->
Meet Momo our official foxfan:
Thank you everyone for your support comments and favs!
We are full of hope with this new species x3, it has inspired us a lot and we have dedicated our time and effort on it. We hope that you can appreciate it, and hopefully in the future we can see a lot of art of these cute little foxes of good fortune and fulfill their mission of inspire people!
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