Hatchling foxfire skulks are calm and watchful, with a dignity that belies their age and small size. They can often be seen sitting on high spots where they can see everything around them, and they make good guardians - and pleasant, careful playmates - for children. Even the youngest hatchling is very proud of its bell and looks forward to adding more to the wreath of greenery around its neck as it grows older and bigger. These bells ring with a gentle, soothing chime and often accompany skulk hatchlings on clear moonlit nights, when they sing to the stars and light the night with the flames on the tips of their tails.
A relative of the kitsune, foxfire skulks are only seen in the north during the winter, around the time of the winter solstice. They often appear to travellers in order to guide them through the night or snowstorms, lighting the way with the ever-burning fire on the tips of each of their five tails. Many magi also hear their bells at night and are comforted by the sound, knowing that a skulk is nearby and watching over them. They tend to be shy creatures and can be easily spooked by loud noises and crowds, but for individuals and small groups, they're friendly and even playful. Most skulks are coloured either solid gold or solid silver, but magi have spotted them in other colours as well, though this is a rare occurrence.
Sprite art: Xenomorph | Description: Sochitelya