Traits

Classic Sigil

Classic Sigil

Species: Elnin
Category: Crown
  •  (previously "Simple Glyphic") :  Sigil crowns are symbols that usually represent an idea or emotion (exact interpretation can most often only made by the elnin itself- ie the elnin's owner is welcome to interpret the meaning of a sigil crown however they like). The imagery should always be very vague, the lines of a sigil crown should never look exactly like a drawing of some specific thing. The crown itself is made of two types of runes: 
    • Core runes. Each core rune is a single "stroke" or symbol, usually intersecting another rune, but they can also stand alone. Core runes can curve, but any distinct angles or direction shifts are limited to twice per rune. Any more than that will constitute the start of a new rune. You can have up to [4] core runes on the classic version of sigil crowns.
    • Inflection runes. Inflection runes are (optional) small dots or short dashes that can accompany a sigil. In elnin lore, these periphery runes act as accent or emphasis marks and are supposed to help with reading a rune's full meaning (but for art purposes they're mainly just for design flourish). You can have up to [5] inflection runes on the classic version of sigil crowns.
    • Correct Examples: [Correct Classic Sigil Crowns] - Check out the rune breakdowns in the description!
    •  Incorrect Examples: [Incorrect Sigil Crowns
    • Color Restrictions: A Sigil crown can be any single color (ELN256) -or- a gradient effect of up to two colors as long as one of the two colors matches the elnin's anima (ELN227).
    • Misc: Classic sigils should not give off any type of light. 
0 MP Hair

0 MP Hair

Species: Elnin
Category: Hair

0 MP Hair

5 MP Hybrid Tail

5 MP Hybrid Tail

Species: Elnin
Category: Tail Style

Hybrid tails have a wide variety of options. You can choose to design your own unique tail, or even combine existing tail styles into a whole new one.

Trait Examples
hybrid-tail-1.jpgGrove/Welkin w/ Streamers
hybrid-tail-2.jpgLower Twin Tail Split
hybrid-tail-3.jpgFurred w/ Streamers
hybrid-tail-4.jpgCanopy/Welkin w/ Streamers
hybrid-tail-5.jpgThick Grove-like Hybrid
hybrid-tail-6.jpgLower Twin Tail Split

Details:

  • All Hybrid tails must be furred.
  • Subtype tail styles (faenin, etc) cannot be used in a Hybrid tail.
  • Overwild tail styles cannot be turned into a Hybrid tail.
  • Hybrid tail styles should have no splits in the tail structure near the base in terms of bone and muscle. Any splitting tail structure should be clear and present further down the tail so nothing can be mistaken for a multiple tail mutation (like Twin, Trine, Tetra, Hydra Tail mutations).
    • We generally recommend any splits to the tail’s structure to be halfway down the tail, but if you do not wish to follow this recommendation you’re welcome to run a sketched hybrid tail idea through design approvals. We’ll give feedback if a split is too obscured or close to the tail base before you move on to lining!
  • Streamers on hybrid tail styles can appear near the base of the tail. These streamers should not mimic feathers. Streamers present on Hybrid tails do not have any bone or muscle present which means they will drape and follow gravity if no Featherlight Hair mutation is present. All strands of fur must originate from the single tail’s base structure in some way.
    • This is similar to how you might see longer fluffier areas near the base of Zephyr and Shoal tail styles.
Shoal

Shoal

Species: Elnin
Category: Tail Style

A furry tail with a fishy flare.

Tail Structure Guide
tail-guide-shoal.png
Trait Examples
shoal-tail-1.jpgMiniature Shoal
shoal-tail-2.jpgStandard Shoal
shoal-tail-3.jpgInfused Shoal
shoal-tail-4.jpgInfused Shoal

Details:

  • Standard shoals have a large tuft of fur at the base of the tail as well as a fin-shaped fan at the end of the tail.
  • There is always at least a partial section in the middle that is mostly sleek short fur and lacking excessive fluff.
  • The "fin" shaped fur placements are always vertical. Horizontal alignments are only present on hybrid versions.
Zephyr

Zephyr

Species: Elnin
Category: Tail Style

Zephyr tails have a windswept, feathery quality but no actual feathers. They are in fact made entirely of strands of fur. The supporting tail limb is usually held upright, causing a pronounced arc and elegant fall of fur that sometimes brings to mind the shape of a rooster's tail.

Tail Structure Guide
tail-guide-zephyr.png
Trait Examples
zephyr-tail-1.jpgMiniature Zephyr
zephyr-tail-2.jpgStandard Zephyr
zephyr-tail-3.jpgStandard Zephyr
zephyr-tail-4.jpgMiniature Zephyr

Details:

  • Zephyrs often sport additional streamers of fur that flare stylishly from the base of the tail.
  • This is not a feathered tail. The fur is just prone to separating into sections that can arc in feather-like ways.
Welkin

Welkin

Species: Elnin
Category: Tail Style

Welkin tails are characterized by their silky spiraling swirls. These distinct shapes are caused by underlying energy whorls that often look artificially distinct in shape when compared to natural curls.

Tail Structure Guide
tail-guide-welkin.png
Trait Examples
welkin-tail-1.jpgStandard /w Starlit Suffusion
welkin-tail-2.jpgMiniature Welkin
welkin-tail-3.jpgStandard /w Starlit Suffusion

Details:

  • Welkin tails are not truly weightless, but the hair is so light and delicate that it tends to billow outwards in fluffy clouds.
  • Despite their delicate nature Welkin tails still abide by gravity and should not have much if any lift without the featherlight hair mutation present. Similar to how fog rests on hills, welkin tails still rest on the ground at larger sizes.
Grove

Grove

Species: Elnin
Category: Tail Style

Somewhat like a unicorn tail. Groves are slender and flexible, with a tuft of fur at the end.

Tail Structure Guide
tail-guide-grove.png
Trait Examples
grove-tail-1.jpgStandard Grove
grove-tail-2.jpgStandard Grove w/ Accessories
grove-tail-3.jpgStandard w/ Spade Tip
grove-tail-4.jpgInfused w/ Braids
grove-tail-5.jpgStandard w/ Styled Tip

Details:

  • Generally, the main tail fluff should not extend up past the halfway point of the tail.
  • Grove tails sometimes have extra bits of fur that drape loosely underneath the base of the tail.
  • Extra fluff on the top of the base of the tail should be minimal if any.
  • Grove tail tips can be styled a bit, like a fluffy cotton ball or fluffy point, but there should still be a clear tail tuft at the end. Be sure to check and ask stylization questions in the sketch phase of any design approval!
Lagoon

Lagoon

Species: Elnin
Category: Tail Style

The tail all kittoms love to hide under. Lagoon tails are made of sections of fur that drape loosely from a gracefully upheld tail. It creates a lovely cascade effect that also handily doubles as a nice tent.

Tail Structure Guide
tail-guide-lagoon.png
Trait Examples
lagoon-tail-1.jpgStandard Lagoon
lagoon-tail-2.jpgInfused Lagoon
lagoon-tail-3.jpgGiga Lagoon w/ Braids
lagoon-tail-4.jpgMiniature Lagoon w/ Braid

Details:

  • The actual length of the draping parts of the fur should be at least the height of an elnin from toe to chin (so no super short cropped lagoons).
  • Draping strands in lagoon tails should be uniform in drape length down the entire tail, there shouldn’t be any apparent tapering. You would not see shorter strands near the tail base or tail tip, both should be roughly the same strand length as those seen in the center.
  • Braids can be added but they will be limited to the length of the drapage going down, following the structure of the tail.
Canopy

Canopy

Species: Elnin
Category: Tail Style

A good ol' curlicue tail.

Tail Structure Guide
tail-guide-canopy.png
Trait Examples
canopy-tail-1.jpgMiniature Cinnamon Roll
canopy-tail-2.jpgStandard Canopy
canopy-tail-3.jpgFluffy Curl
canopy-tail-4.jpgTighter Fluffy Curl

Details:

  • The tail can be tightly curled with densely packed fluff like a cinnamon roll, be a loose and floppy curl similar to a shiba dog, or anywhere in between.
  • You can uncurl the tail just a little bit from the base, but the majority of the tail must remain curled up.

Legacy:

Merged from elements of Timber/Fern (Legacy) tail styles.

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