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.
The five burning candles on this egg illuminate the delicate silver filigree on its golden shell.
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.
An adult foxfire skulk is still a small creature, though its five fiery tails can make it twice as long. Always alert to potential trouble, a skulk can often sense things before they happen, either through smell or through some other method that magi don't quite understand. Skulks almost never spend time within the Keep, even during the winter months, and are often out looking for lost people to help guide back to safety. They decorate themselves with green wreaths and poinsettia flowers, along with the bells strung around their necks. No one has ever seen a skulk without its decorations, but there are rumours that skulks cannot survive damage to their bells. Mysterious as they are, skulks are still highly respected amongst magi and regular people alike, and this respect is always mutual.
Obtained from: Event, Winter Solstice, Retired
Renaming cost: 2000 gold
Release date: December 21st 2016
Breeds with the following:
Foxfire Skulk + Foxfire Skulk = Foxfire Skulk
Foxfire Skulk + Foxfire Skulk = Gilded Foxfire Skulk
Foxfire Skulk + Gilded Foxfire Skulk = Foxfire Skulk
Foxfire Skulk + Gilded Foxfire Skulk = Gilded Foxfire Skulk
On rare occasion the Foxfire Skulk hatches as red or black instead of the normal golden males and silvery females.
Sprite art: Xenomorph | Description: Sochitelya