Kitsune are a type of yokai that manifested from living foxes. Like all yokai, they are touched by the Spirit Plane. Their tails glow with spirit flame, which burns only if they wish it. The wiser and more heroic a kitsune becomes, the more tails they grow (though only up to nine under normal circumstances).


Ability Score Increase. Your Wisdom score increases by 2, and your Dexterity score increases by 1.

Age. Kitsune become adults in their late teens and can live for several centuries.

Alignment. As spirit beings, kitsune value wisdom and knowledge, but they can see themselves as above rules or at odds with the assumption that one being has more importance than another. Kitsune are neutral.

Rarity. Legendary. The spirits that become kitsune rarely enter the Mortal Plane.

Size. A kitsune is slender and usually over 5 feet tall, but rarely over 6 feet. Your size is Medium.

Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.

Darkvision. You can see in dim light within 60 feet of you as if it were bright light, and in darkness within the same range as if it were dim light. Absent even dim light, this vision is monochromatic.

Heritage (Celestial). You are a humanoid, but you are considered to be a celestial whenever it is detrimental for you.

Knowing. You have proficiency in the Insight skill.

Nimble. You can move through the space of any creature that is larger than you.

Spirit Flame. You can ignite your tails with spirit flame. You know the produce flame cantrip, but you cast it with and hold the blue flame on your tails. This spiritual flame deals radiant damage rather than fire damage. You can use the flame to make a melee spell attack, ending the spell and, if you hit, dealing its normal damage. Wisdom is your spellcasting ability for this spell.

Languages. You speak, read, and write Common and the Yokami dialect of Ethereal. Many kitsune feel a kinship with wilder beings and learn Wildkin.

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