Kitsune Heritages

You select a heritage at 1st level to reflect abilities passed down to you from your ancestors or common among those of your ancestry in the environment where you were born or grew up. You have only one heritage and can’t change it later. A heritage is not the same as a culture or ethnicity, though some cultures or ethnicities might have more or fewer members from a particular heritage.

All kitsune have a fox form, with distinctive coloration depending upon their heritage, and an alternate form, either hybrid or tailless. A hybrid form is that of an anthropomorphic fox, with coloration matching that of the fox form. A tailless form is that of any humanoid ancestry common near where kitsune was raised (typically elf or human), with hair color matching the primary fur color of the kitsune’s fox form. While in fox form, you gain the statistics of a 1st-level pest form, except you may make Strikes in this form and gain a jaws unarmed attack that deals 1d4 piercing damage. Your fox form jaws are in the brawling group and have the agile, finesse and unarmed traits. If you gain other unarmed attacks from your heritage or kitsune feats, you may use them in fox form.

Bright Fields Kitsune

You can exert your unsettling presence to subtly Demoralize others. When you do, Demoralize loses the auditory trait and gains the visual trait, and you don’t take a penalty when you attempt to Demoralize a creature that doesn’t understand your language. You also gain the Invigorating Fear reaction. Your fox form has tan to yellowish-gray fur with black-tipped tails. Bright fields kitsune are native to the central plains of Elsena, Rothnn and Versona.

Invigorating Fear [reaction]

Frequency once per hour
Requirements A creature within 60 feet gains the frightened condition.
You are invigorated by the shock of a prank or the thrum of terror. You gain temporary Hit Points equal to the creature’s level or 3, whichever is higher. You lose any temporary Hit Points after 1 minute.

Earthly Wilds Kitsune

You are a creature of the material world, with an affinity closer to the wilds than urban society. If your alternate form is a hybrid form, your hybrid form gains a jaws unarmed attack that deals 1d6 piercing damage. Your jaws are in the brawling group and have the finesse and unarmed traits. If your alternate form is a tailless form, your become trained in Diplomacy and gain the Bon Mot feat, but may only use Bon Mon in your tailless form. Your fox form has reddish-orange or black fur, black legs and a white belly and tail tip. Earthly wilds kitsune are native to all part of Reylan.

Distant Sky Kitsune

Your spirit is open to the secrets of beyond, granting you greater access to kitsune magic. You gain the Kitsune Spell Familiarity ancestry feat. Most distant sky kitsune have a tailless form. A distant sky kitsune without a tailless from may select Fluid Form as 1st level ancestry feat. Your fox form has sandy or cream-colored fur, with large ears and black eyes and nose. Your tailless form typically has pointed ears and black eyes regardless of what ancestry you appear as. Distant Sky Kitsune are native eastern Reylan and northern regions of the Southern Continent.

Frozen Wind Kitsune

You gain cold resistance equal to half your level (minimum 1). You treat environmental cold effects as if they were one step less extreme (incredible cold becomes extreme, extreme cold becomes severe, and so on). Your fox form typically has bluish-brown fur which changes to white during the winter. Frozen wind kitsune are native to the mountains of Luir, Lethler and Dynthgar, but can be found in small communities in the Yorigami mountains between Nysaido and Canthelon or the Jade Mountains of northern Ardmyre.

Primal Envoy Kitsune

Whether due to Feilona’s grace or powerful forebears, you have a strong connection to the Wild, affording you certain protections. You gain the Invoke Primal Privilege reaction. Your fox form has grizzled gray fur along its back with reddish sides, a white belly and black-tipped tail. The hair of your tailless form typically appears red with dark grey streaks, or dark grey with red streaks. Primal Envoy Kitsune can be found throughout central Reylan.

Invoke Primal Privilage [reaction]

Trigger You attempt a saving throw against a primal effect, but you haven’t rolled yet.
You rise above the triggering effect, refusing to be harmed by it. You gain a +1 circumstance bonus to the triggering saving throw and to any other saving throws you attempt against primal effects until the start of your next turn.