Mutations

Antennae

Antennae

Species: Elnin (Faenin subtype)
Rarity: Exotic
Region: N/A
Is Hereditary?: No

Slender, delicate feelers that act as functional antennae, giving the elnin extra information about their environment: changes in pressure (faenin make great weather predictions), ambient mana levels, etc. They aren't all-seeing, but they have generally enhanced perception compared to other nin. The luminous anima mutation will cause antennae to glow.

Barbed tail

Barbed tail

Species: Elnin (Djinn subtype)
Rarity: Exotic
Region: N/A
Is Hereditary?: No
Djinn peets

Djinn peets

Species: Elnin (Djinn subtype)
Rarity: Exotic
Region: N/A
Is Hereditary?: No
Doe-eyes (fae)

Doe-eyes (fae)

Species: Elnin (Faenin subtype)
Rarity: Rare
Region: N/A
Is Hereditary?: No

Inheritable only directly from faenin subtype elnins (must explicitly list "faenin" as a subtype on their masterlist entry). Normal elnins with fae doe-eyes (ie, elnins that had at least one pure faenin parent but are not classed as faenin themselves) will only pass on the standard version of the doe-eyed mutation to their children. The fae version of the doe-eyed mutation includes a distinct ring of color and freckling around the pupil. The ring color is visible within the core of the horns. There is also a noticeable spark of light within the depths of the pupil that marks an ability to see through faefolk illusions.

Details:

  • Keep in mind that since the large area in the center of the eye is actually the pupil, it always needs to be black or very close to black. You can have a tint of color to match your elnin's eyes better but it should appear black at a glance.
Fiend horns

Fiend horns

Species: Elnin (Djinn subtype)
Rarity: Exotic
Region: N/A
Is Hereditary?: Yes
Winglets (fae)

Winglets (fae)

Species: Elnin (Faenin subtype)
Rarity: Rare
Region: N/A
Is Hereditary?: No

Winglets are small, non-flight related wing-like adornments that can appear on the arms, legs, around the eyes, or at the base of the tail. The fae variant of this trait matches the fae wing type and as such are usually insect or butterflyesque in appearance.

Trait Examples
winglets-fae.jpgEye Winglets
winglets-fae-2.jpgLeg Winglets
winglets-fae-3.jpgLarge Tail Winglets with Fae Tail

Details:

  • Attachment points for winglets are on the eyes, legs, and rump (where the tail attaches)
    • You do not need to place winglets in every location, they are optional!
  • The main body of the winglets should be about the same as the size of the eye or smaller
    • Fine streamers and trailers can be longer
    • If your elnin has a fae tail type, the winglets where the tail attach can be quite large
    • All the winglets do not have to be the same size, you can make them smaller or larger as you prefer
  • The style of the winglets has a lot of flexibility, as long as it is based off an insect. Get creative!
    • You can have small beetle-like shell coverings on the winglets, except on the eyes

Breeding and Heredity:

  • Inheritable only directly from faenin subtype elnins (must explicitly list "faenin" as a subtype on their masterlist entry). Normal elnins with fae winglets (ie, elnins that had at least one pure faenin parent but are not classed as faenin themselves) will not pass on any type of winglets to their children since there is no "standard" version of this trait.
Anima patterning

Anima patterning

Species: Elnin
Type: Mutation
Rarity: Uncommon
Region: Faerindell
Is Hereditary?: Yes

Distinct symmetrical patterning on or within the surface of the anima - textures/frosting/etc. Not to be confused with the Knight engravings which are runic in nature. Anima patterns should not look like symbols/sigils, and should be present on both eyes/horns equally.

Trait Mockups
anima-patterning.jpg Frosted Anima Patterning
anima-patterning-2.jpg Anima Patterning
anima-patterning-3.jpg Anima Patterning

Details:

  • Can only be a darker or lighter shade of the anima color.
  • Can be transparent or slightly more opaque.
  • Must be uniform across the entire surface of the eye.
    • The only exception being a "frosted"/"iced" texture which is holdover from legacy stuff but must at least be present uniformly across all eyes even if it's only across a portion of the eye.
Bioluminescent coat (legacy)

Bioluminescent coat (legacy)

Species: Elnin
Type: Mutation
Rarity: Uncommon
Region: N/A
Is Hereditary?: Yes

(legacy trait - retired. Existing "Bioluminescent Coat" mutations will instead potentially pass on "Luminous Markings" to offspring)

Black sclera (legacy)

Black sclera (legacy)

Species: Elnin
Type: Mutation
Rarity: Exotic
Region: N/A
Is Hereditary?: Yes

(legacy trait - retired. Existing hereditary "Black sclera" mutations will instead potentially pass on "Infernal Gaze" to offspring)

Celestial shroud

Celestial shroud

Species: Elnin
Type: Mutation
Rarity: Exotic
Region: Silveil
Is Hereditary?: Yes

This happens when the mana filaments that make up an elnin's hair are constantly phasing through various densities, or dissolving entirely to release small amounts of surface mana into the air. This gives the hair an ethereal, shimmering appearance accented by tiny points of diffracting light. It can also cause sections of hair to take on an auroral aspect as mana released by dissipating filaments coalesces into delicate sheets of iridescent color and light. This normally only happens for a short moment when an elnin is consciously changing the length of their hair, and is generally not a sustainable effect. However, some elnins exhibit this visually striking state of flux at all times.

Chimeric anima

Chimeric anima

Species: Elnin
Type: Mutation
Rarity: Rare
Region: Zevija
Is Hereditary?: Yes

When an elnin's anima presents two core colors in a particular configuration: Horns show one color, while eyes show secondary color. Skeleton color is usually divided with the horn color on the top half, and the eye color on the bottom. Flavor lore: This is considered an unbalanced alignment, implying that one aspect of an elnin's energy is more dominant than the other. There are arguments that suggest the eye color is dominant because the more potent energy is "heavier" and settles below, while others argue the horn color is truly dominant because it is actively suppressing its counterpart.

Cloud breath

Cloud breath

Species: Elnin
Type: Mutation
Rarity: Exotic
Region: Ealei
Is Hereditary?: No

Allows an elnin to exhale puffy wisps of colored smoke. Aside from being pretty darn effective at inducing drowsiness, it's not particularly useful for anything else. It does make for a lovely display though. Smoke color should match anima color (will also display starlit anima mutation if present).

Colored sclera

Colored sclera

Species: Elnin
Type: Mutation
Rarity: Uncommon
Region: Ahza
Is Hereditary?: Yes

A benign form of manableed. Mana has permeated the sclera, infusing it with an unusual coloring. Colored sclera must not read as black or a hue so dark it's not discernable as a color other than black.

Note: Black sclera standalone is present as part of the higher rarity mutation called Infernal Gaze. Black sclera alongside cracked horns denotes the non-hereditary mana flaw, Gloom Kissed, which is not readily available at this time. If your sclera is deemed too dark or close to black in approvals changes will be requested, or staff may recommend pursuing the Infernal Gaze mutation.

Common mutation

Species: Elnin
Type: Mutation
Rarity: Common
Region: N/A
Is Hereditary?: Yes
Demon's brand

Demon's brand

Species: Elnin
Type: Mutation
Rarity: Exotic
Region: N/A
Is Hereditary?: Yes

"Mark of Bloodlust" in one eye. This will turn the left or right eye and corresponding horn pure white with a bright crimson color partially bleeding in. The eye will also display a blood red trail of glowing particles similar to the Inner Fire trait. This marks a carrier for vampirism, but does not impart any additional vampiric traits or abilities on its own.

Dire

Species: Elnin
Type: Mutation
Rarity: Exotic
Region: N/A
Is Hereditary?: No

Size mutation that causes an elnin to have a much much larger than average physique.

Doe-eyes

Doe-eyes

Species: Elnin
Type: Mutation
Rarity: Uncommon
Region: Silveil
Is Hereditary?: Yes

A mutation characterized by huge, dilated pupils and an iris that takes up the entire eye. Sclera is not visible in doe-eyed nin. Has no visible effect on horns.

Details:

  • Keep in mind that since the large area in the center of the eye is actually the pupil, it always needs to be black or very close to black. You can have a tint of color to match your elnin's eyes better but it should appear black at a glance.
Dual-toned anima

Dual-toned anima

Species: Elnin
Type: Mutation
Rarity: Uncommon
Region: Strynhalde
Is Hereditary?: Yes

[2] distinct colors present within the anima. Always uniformly mirrored in each eye/horn and usually appears as a gradient. This mutation cannot be stacked with the odd-eyed/heterochromia/kaleidoscopic/prismatic/chimeric anima traits.

Elfin

Elfin

Species: Elnin
Type: Mutation
Rarity: Exotic
Region: N/A
Is Hereditary?: No

Size mutation that causes an elnin to have a much much smaller than average physique.

Emberglow anima

Emberglow anima

Species: Elnin
Type: Mutation
Rarity: Exotic
Region: Faerindell
Is Hereditary?: Yes

Emberglow mutation causes small motes of glowing light to float off of the anima's surface, creating a small trail of ember-like lights around the horns and eyes. Coloration should be consistent with the color of the anima. Will also cause eyes and horns to glow softly. Emberglow lights are generally less "sparkly/twinkly" than the Starlit mutations, and are more focused on larger "color-heavy" glowing particles.

Trait Mockups
emberglow-anima.jpg Standard Emberglow
emberglow-anima-2.jpg Standard Emberglow
Trait Examples
emberglow-anima-1.jpg Standard Emberglow
emberglow-anima-2.jpg Standard Emberglow
emberglow-anima-3.jpg Standard Emberglow
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