Mutations

Cloud Breath

Cloud Breath

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

Allows an elnin to exhale puffy wisps of colored vapor. 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.

Trait Examples
cloud-breath-1.jpgStandard
cloud-breath-2.jpgCloud Breath
w/ Starlit Anima

Details:

  • Vapor color should match anima color (will also display starlit anima mutation if present).
  • Vapor has a smoke-like quality, drifting in soft cloud-like puffs that linger in the air.
  • The vapor trail must not exceed two body lengths.
  • What can affect cloud breath?
    • YES: Anima mutations can impact the color of breath mutations. Starlit anima specifically can add a starlit effect on the breath itself, but keep in mind this effect does not alter the shape of the breath so the breath’s silhouette and general appearance would still be fire-like. Emberglow anima can affect the breath but the motes should remain anima colored and stick very close/immediately surrounding the breath with little drift. Chimeric anima can display as either colour or a gradient of both. Prismatic anima must display all the colors in the prism.
    • NO: General body suffusion mutations.
Decora Anima

Decora Anima

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

A single-color full or partial pattern across the surface of the eyes and horns. Patterns can be uniformly present in both eyes and/or horns but do not have to be. This mutation is not to be confused with the Knight engravings which are runic in nature. Patterns should not look like symbols/sigils and must not cover more than half of the surface of any given eye or horn.

Standard Trait Examples
decora-anima-1-sm.jpg Organic Patterning
decora-anima-2-sm.jpg Heart-shaped Patterning
decora-anima-3-sm.jpg Colored Full Patterning
Alternative Interactions
decora-chimeric-anima-1-sm.jpg Decora & Chimeric
decora-prismatic-anima-1-sm.jpg Decora & Prismatic
decora-prismatic-anima-2-sm.jpg Decora & Prismatic
decora-prismatic-anima-3-sm.jpg Decora & Prismatic

Details:

  • Can be any single color. (Exceptions may apply when this mutation interacts with other mutations.)
  • Patterns must not cover more than 50% of any single eye or horn the mutation appears on. An elnin's base anima color should always be clear.
  • Patterns must have a solid edge, no gradients or special effects.
  • Patterns and shapes present should be relatively simple (think stencil hearts, leaves, circles, stripes, etc.)
  • Patterns should not have any lineart, they should be solid patterns.
  • Patterns should not cause the horns to look like organic materials, like crystals, wood, or plant materials (as this treds into royal horn glamour territory).
  • Can be semi-transparent or opaque depending on if the elnin has standard horns or opaque horns.
  • This mutation affects the surface of an eye or horn, not the center of an eyeball or horn.
  • This mutation cannot be used to imitate another mutation or enchantment.
  • What mutations can affect the color of decora anima?
    • YES: Heterochromia, Odd-eyed, Chimeric Anima, Kaleidoscopic Anima, Prismatic Anima. (Reach out to the team if you're looking for a specific example for color interactions in relation to one of these mutations.)
    • NO: Dual-toned anima specifically cannot affect the color of decora anima, as dual-toned anima only affects the base anima color that sits below the patterns. Anything else not listed under YES.
  • If any mutations are not listed here then we have no definitive answer for it. Please check with us first before going forward if the mutation is not on the list.
  • If you have a pattern idea you want to run past the approvals team, you can ask about it as a general question via ticket or official group discord. If the example is elnin specific please submit it as a design approval for us to review! Multiple pattern ideas can be run past the team if submitted all at once.
  • Historically this mutation was called "Sectoral Heterochromia" and could not be uniformly present in both eyes and/or horns. Most older depictions of this mutation will likely present as non-uniform, but non-uniformity is no longer required.
  • This mutation will be handled more case-by-case due to it's restrictions being broader than they were historically. We may ask for adjustments or simplification of patterns if there are any depictions of this mutation where we can't discern which other anima traits are present.
Featherlight Hair

Featherlight Hair

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

Hair is highly reactive to ambient energies, and tends to float in a cloud of invisible currents as if under water. Also applies to long-haired tail styles.

Heterochromia

Heterochromia

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

When an elnin's anima presents two core colors in a particular configuration: Left color will align on the entire left side- eye/horn/skeleton, and vice versa for the right.

Details:

  • What can affect Heterochromia?
    • YES: Prismatic Anima, Starlit Anima, Emberglow Anima, Decora Anima, Grafted Anima, and Patterned Anima.
    • NO: Kaleidoscopic Anima, Odd-eyed, Chimeric Anima, Dual-toned Anima, and anything else not listed under YES.
  • If any mutations are not listed here then we have no definitive answer for it. Please check with us first before going forward if the mutation is not on the list.

Lore:

  • This is considered a balanced alignment. A representation of the nature of harmonious duality, with each side balanced equally.
Iridescent Suffusion

Iridescent Suffusion

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

An Elnin with Iridescent Suffusion can give large areas of its fur or hair iridescent qualities. This means the fur can appear to change color when you look at it at different angles and have a subtle sheen to it. Think of butterfly wings or bird feathers! This mutation does not give off independent light. This mutation has broad areas in which it can be placed (body, hair, tail, etc.), similar to other suffusion mutations, but this mutation cannot completely turn a large portion of an elnin iridescent. For example, an elnin cannot be solid iridescent in coloration.

Trait Examples
iridescent-suffusion-1.jpg Iridescent Suffusion
iridescent-suffusion-2.jpg Iridescent Suffusion

Details

  • The examples show how the combination of the color transition and sheen best conveys an iridescent quality.
    • For design approvals, we know this effect can be quite hard to render. Just do your best! You could either show a color transition or the sheen on the fur, it is not required to show both.
  • Rainbow effects and color transitions are not limited to Iridescent Suffusion.
Metallic Suffusion

Metallic Suffusion

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

An elnin with Metallic Suffusion can give a metallic sheen/appearance to existing markings on the fur of an elnin or on hair strands. The effect can appear like solid metal or be more subtle. Metallic suffusion changes an elnin's fur/hair appearance at a surface level, not the actual inner material of any limbs, even in cases where it may appear solid. This trait is defined by fur, hair, or markings that shine noticeably in reaction to a light source. This mutation does not give off independent light. This mutation has broad areas in which it can be placed (body, hair, tail, etc.), similar to other suffusion mutations, but this mutation cannot completely turn a large portion of an elnin one solid metallic color.

Trait Examples
metallic-markings-1.jpg Metallic Markings
metallic-markings-2.jpg Metallic Markings
metallic-markings-3.jpg Metallic Markings
Mini Guides
note_metallic_markings.jpg How to portray, or avoid portraying, Metallic Markings

Details

  • Can be any color, but must be rendered in a way that it is obviously metallic
    • If you have a lot of color transitions occurring or highlights that reflect other colors we may recommend looking at the Iridescent Suffusion mutation instead
  • Can have an outline / appear to be slightly raised off the body
    • If you do not have Metallic Suffusion please avoid drawing thin outlines on your markings, as it can give the appearance of Metallic Suffusions
  • Can give limb markings a solid-looking metalic effect (ie. A solid gold leg marking, a solid gold head marking, etc.)
  • Markings cannot immitate intricate machinery or false limbs
    • No bionic/cyborg/steampunk full features on elnin through application of this trait are allowed
    • Imitating false limbs/mechanical parts could imply injuries that are a wholly separate from markings and would not be acquirable by applying this mutation. They could also potentially breech lore in terms of appearing too high tech for what is typical in Eyre.
Shimmering Suffusion

Shimmering Suffusion

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

Imagine your elnin had glitter thrown on them, and you have Shimmering Suffusion! This mutation is defined by a sparkly shimmering quality to the coat or hair in reaction to a light source. Does not give off independent light. Please avoid "twinkle" effects or stylization since that could conflict with Starlit Suffusion.

Trait Examples
shimmering-suffusion-1.jpg Shimmering Suffusion
shimmering-suffusion-2.jpg Shimmering Suffusion
shimmering-suffusion-3.jpg Shimmering Suffusion

Details

  • Varying the opacity of your dots and having them overlap in places is a good way to achieve this effect
    • If you do not have Shimmering Suffusion but want to have small dots on your elnin, please try to keep them to be all a the same opacity and not overlapping to avoid conflicting with Shimmering Suffusion
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