Traits

1 MP Tail Style (Or Lower)

1 MP Tail Style (Or Lower)

Species: Elnin
Category: Tail Style

This is only used for MYO stats. This means that your elnin can select one of the following:

3 MP Tail Style (Or Lower)

3 MP Tail Style (Or Lower)

Species: Elnin
Category: Tail Style

This is only used for MYO stats. This means that your elnin can select one of the following:

4 MP Tail Style (Or Lower)

4 MP Tail Style (Or Lower)

Species: Elnin
Category: Tail Style

This is only used for MYO stats. This means that your elnin can select one of the following:

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.
Bosk (Legacy)

Bosk (Legacy)

Species: Elnin
Category: Tail Style

This is a legacy tail style that is no longer obtainable. It cannot pass through breedings.

Trait Examples
bosk-tail-1.jpgStandard Bosk
bosk-tail-2.jpgStandard Bosk
bosk-tail-3.jpgStandard Bosk

Details:

  • This tail style resembles a straighter German shepherd dog tail. The fur along the top side of Bosk tails lays mostly flat with only a few shorter strands sticking up and the bulk of the fur drapes down, layering over one another. Fur should be thicker at the tail base and middle of the tail and taper towards the tail tip! Tails can be held upright and perky or lower.

Legacy:

  • Merged into Meadow.

Notes:

If you wish to follow current tail guidelines, elnin with this tail style can be swapped to the Meadow tail style at no cost. This change would be permanent and cannot be undone.

Bramble (Legacy)

Bramble (Legacy)

Species: Elnin
Category: Tail Style

This is a legacy tail style that is no longer obtainable. It cannot pass through breedings.

Trait Examples
bramble-tail-1.jpgMiniature Bramble
bramble-tail-2.jpgStandard Bramble
bramble-tail-3.jpgStandard Bramble
bramble-tail-4.jpgStandard Bramble

Details:

  • This tail style resembles a smoother fox tail with fur either fluffing outward or back down along the tail length! Fur should be thicker at the tail base and middle of the tail and taper towards the tail tip!

Legacy:

  • Merged into Meadow.

Notes:

If you wish to follow current tail guidelines, elnin with this tail style can be swapped to the Meadow tail style at no cost. This change would be permanent and cannot be undone.

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.

Fen (Legacy)

Fen (Legacy)

Species: Elnin
Category: Tail Style

This is a legacy tail style that is no longer obtainable. It cannot pass through breedings.

Trait Examples
fen-tail-1.jpgStandard Fen
fen-tail-2.jpgStandard Fen

Details:

  • This tail style resembles a thin short-haired cat tail with a rounded tail tip!

Legacy:

  • Merged into Marsh.

Notes:

If you wish to follow current tail guidelines, elnin with this tail style can be swapped to the Marsh tail style at no cost. This change would be permanent and cannot be undone.

Fern (Legacy)

Fern (Legacy)

Species: Elnin
Category: Tail Style

This is a legacy tail style that is no longer obtainable. It cannot pass through breedings.

Trait Examples
fern-tail-1.jpgMiniature Fern
fern-tail-2.jpgMiniature Fern
fern-tail-3.jpgStandard Fern

Details:

  • A curled tail that curls more loosely on itself and may curl slightly to the side.

Legacy:

  • Merged into Canopy.

Notes:

If you wish to follow current tail guidelines, elnin with this tail style can be swapped to the Canopy tail style at no cost. This change would be permanent and cannot be undone.

Glade

Glade

Species: Elnin
Category: Tail Style

Glade tails are your basic pony tails, silky and ready for brushing.

Tail Structure Guide
tail-guide-glade.png
Trait Examples
glade-tail-1.jpgMiniature Glade
glade-tail-2.jpgMiniature Glade
glade-tail-3.jpgStyled Glade
glade-tail-4.jpgBeaded Glade w/ Featherlight Hair

Details:

  • Nothing too tricky about glades. You are welcome to adjust the volume of the tail higher if you'd like an especially teased look or lower if you want a more sleek style.
  • Glade tail strands should be fairly uniform in strand length.
  • This tail type can be styled like long strands of hair with beads or braid inclusions. Just keep in mind braided glade tails should be shorter than the sizing guideline by a bit to account for the hair being longer when loose/not braided. Be sure to check and ask stylization questions in the sketch phase of any design approval!
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!
Hydra (Legacy)

Hydra (Legacy)

Species: Elnin
Category: Tail Style

This is a legacy tail style that is no longer obtainable. It cannot pass through breedings.

Details:

  • Bramble (Legacy) tails that can display as any number from one to nine tails!

Legacy:

  • Retired in favor of the Hydra Tail mutation.
Imp

Imp

Species: Elnin (Faenin subtype)
Category: Tail Style

Imp tails are similar in appearance to chameleon or possum tails. It has been observed that the majority of imp tails have stripes along the tail's length. These tails are dexterous and prehensile, as well as capable of gripping items, hanging from things, etc. They're more stout than sylph tails and lack the extra winglets on the end that accompany them.

Trait Examples
imp-tail-1.jpgThick Imp
imp-tail-2.jpg Imp w/ Tight Curl
imp-tail-3.jpgImp w/ Big Curl

Details:

  • These tails should curl at the end like a chameleon tail.
  • These tails can have a split at the end of their tail similar to a snake's tongue. Tails with a split at the end are not required to curl at the end like their non-split counterparts.

Notes:

If you switch out from a faenin tail style then you will not be able to opt back in later. You can swap to another faenin tail style if you prefer, though.

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.
Marsh

Marsh

Species: Elnin
Category: Tail Style

Marsh tails can be described as squishy cat tails. They can be as fluffy or as thin as you like.

Tail Structure Guide
tail-guide-marsh.png
Trait Examples
marsh-tail-1.jpg0 MP Marsh
marsh-tail-2.jpgThin Marsh
marsh-tail-3.jpg4 MP Marsh
marsh-tail-4.jpgThick Marsh

Details:

  • Generally, marsh tails have a rounded tip. They can have some fur separation/fluff bits, but shouldn't be overly pointy.
  • The fur length/tail width should be more or less uniform down the entire length of the tail. There should not be any noticeable tapering at any point.

Legacy:

Merged from elements of Fen/Tundra (Legacy) tail styles.

Meadow

Meadow

Species: Elnin
Category: Tail Style

Meadow tails are quite fluffy, with the fur being flipped and poofed in different directions.

Tail Structure Guide
tail-guide-meadow.png
Trait Examples
meadow-tail-1.jpg0 MP Meadow
meadow-tail-2.jpgThick Meadow
meadow-tail-3.jpgSmooth Meadow
meadow-tail-4.jpgThin Meadow

Details:

  • Think of meadow tails as messy fox tails. They don't have to have the messy floppy styling if you would prefer to draw the fur more smoothed out, but I like to think meadow tails tend to struggle with bedhead fluff. >u<
  • Meadow tails should be kinda chunky in the middle and taper a bit at the end.

Legacy:

Merged from elements of Bramble/Bosk/Weald (Legacy) tail styles.

Multi-Tail (Legacy)

Multi-Tail (Legacy)

Species: Elnin
Category: Tail Style

This is a legacy tail style that is no longer obtainable. It cannot pass through breedings.

Details:

  • Cases of multiple Bramble (Legacy) tails.

Legacy:

  • This tail style was separated into the Twin (Legacy), Trine (Legacy), Tetra (Legacy), and Hydra (Legacy) tail styles.
No Tail

No Tail

Species: Elnin
Category: Tail Style

It’s a cute, round butt.

Overwild

Overwild

Species: Elnin
Category: Tail Style

A tail style with a wild nature to it. This tail style will always specify a variant to indicate what types of tails it features.

This tail is a 5MP tail style. The 5MP does not include MP spent on tail sizing/length.

Aquatic Variant

This tail style allows your nin to have a tail with an aquatic flare to it. (This tail style variant was previously called "Undine"!)

Details:

  • Aquatic life only, nothing partially aquatic/land like crocodiles, water snakes, etc.
  • Expanding on the above, we're trying to avoid reptile/dragon-y tails (we're aiming for fishy/aquatic tails here. If you're aiming dragon that's more aligned with the djinn subtype and we want these two subtypes to be distinct in that regard). Unfortunately this means stingray tails are not allowed. (There is not enough fin present on these!)
  • This tail style will follow a similar rule to Hybrid tails relative to multi tail mutations (Twin, Trine, Tetra, Hydra). This means:
    • If you want to do singular tentacles starting at the base of the butt, they would be considered independent "tails".
    • If you want to "branch" your tentacles by having webbing in between that is allowed but basically it should look very connected/any separations will need to be further down the tail/not at the base.

We're still checking on a few things, specifically:

  • Some clarifiers on sea slug tails, since we know of one that exists but it follows the hybrid multi-tail guidelines better than some others.
  • Where shellfish/shelled tails sit relative to this/are those ok or not.
  • Sea horse tails given without the rest of the sea horse they could fall into an odd place (ie. No fins, looks more like an Imp faenin tail or reptile tail, etc.).

Due to the tail type's broadness much like some crown types this tail type will likely be very case by case if it's not a very well defined finned fish tail. With that in mind, please reach out to us via site ticket or in #design_feedback on our discord (phrased as a general question) with visual examples when possible, if you're at all concerned a tail style that may come up later in an approval. We'll be going based off of what we know and if guidelines are pushed just keep in mind responses will be slow.

Puca

Puca

Species: Elnin (Faenin subtype)
Category: Tail Style

Puca tails are furred tails with a bulb shape. These tails can show markings partially while eventually fading into an anima-colored tip or they can simply be an anima-colored bulb, often resembling a firefly bulb that is also capable of glowing thanks to luminous anima.

These tails cannot be larger than standard (1 MP) sized.

Trait Examples
puca-tail-1.jpgPuca w/ Colored Tip
puca-tail-2.jpgPuca Firefly Bulb
puca-tail-3.jpgPuca w/ Beetle Shell
puca-tail-4.jpgPuca w/ Starlit Suffusion

Details:

  • You can’t see the center of the puca tail and they aren't hollow with bubbles like anima is but fleshy instead. The color more or less is showing through a furred layer which means only the color adjacent mutations will affect them. For example:
    • Prismatic Anima
    • Dual-toned Anima
    • Mutations with two (2) colors evenly (like heterochromia, odd-eyed, chimeric anima) would function with either a 50/50 gradient of both colors or either one of the colors solidly through.
  • The bulb should follow the base anima color essentially.
  • What else affects puca tails?
    • Luminous Anima
    • Emberglow Suffusion
    • Starlit Suffusion
  • What doesn’t affect puca tails?
    • Fae Accent Color
    • Sectoral Heterochromia
    • Starlit Anima
    • Emberglow Anima

Notes:

If you switch out from a faenin tail style then you will not be able to opt back in later. You can swap to another faenin tail style if you prefer, though.

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