Sly Foxx and Chocolate Mar 6, 2010 13:34:20 GMT -5
Post by Kitsu on Mar 6, 2010 13:34:20 GMT -5
Even in modern times, it is traditional for a Kitsune Hunter to take a bar of chocolate out with him when he goes hunting. Many people find this very strange, and ask why: They will be told it is in case Sly Foxx is hunting too. And for most, this only raises more questions - Who was Sly Foxx? What did she do? What does she have to do with chocolate? And then, the hunter will shush them, sit them down, and tell them an age-old story passed down through generation after generation...
Once upon a time, there was a particularly cunning, particularly quick and particularly vengeful Kitsune who went by the alias of 'Sly Foxx'. She was famous for three things: for her black eye rims framing her bright, glowing amber eyes, for her vengeance that she would execute no matter how many years it took, and for her particular love of chocolate. It was even said that all Sly Foxx had to do was glance towards the sky, and a bar of chocolate would appear at her feet - As if she had a constant supply of chocolate which she could summon on a whim.
The one thing she hated the most in the world were Kitsune hunters. The few who hunted her ended up suffering extremely painful deaths, one of the most famous ones being where she removed the skin entirely from one hunter and left him to bleed to death: He was found still alive, but could not be saved. For a while, although known among hunters, little happened: only the foolhardiest of hunters dared to hunt her, and nobody was surprised when they died. But Sly Foxx, the Kitsune, was not satisfied with this - her hatred burned brighter than her fierce flames, and her wrath more intricate than even her quick-witted thoughts. And so it was that she began to lash out at any and all Kitsune hunters.
Widespread panic occurred. No hunter was safe from the potentially terrifying suffering that Sly could bring - it was like the devil had incarnated from earth. And one by one, they dropped like flies, like a plague was spreading through them. Each death was more terrible than the last, each corpse more mangled and each wound struck deeper. Some tried to hunt her down, but ever force formed against her was crushed with devastating power the moment she discovered it - and they never knew just what informers Sly had persuaded to join her, and what methods she had of listening in. Some hunters stopped hunting out of fear. Many more hunted more, seeing the value of pelts go up and refusing to bow to her will. But neither approach made any difference.
The legend tells different stories of how it ended. Some of the more proud hunters say that she was finally killed in a dramatic battle. The humbler ones will usually claim that she finally permitted them to live when they begged her for mercy. The romantics say that she fell in love with a hunter, who persuaded her to stop. Still others say that she struck a dealwith the hunters, though none can name what this deal was - most people say that there was no answer. The attacks simply stopped, and Sly was never heard from. However, to this day, every hunter carries chocolate with him - Not to distract Sly from her aim, or to bribe her into setting them free. Every hunter knows that, if Sly Foxx were still alive and chose to target them, there would be no escape from her. No - the chocolate is to give as a final offering, with which to pray for the quickest death she will permit.
... Of course, nobody is sure what happened to Sly Foxx. But many say that somewhere out there is still a Kitsune with black eye rims framing glowing, amber eyes, and she is watching and waiting for the perfect time to exact her final revenge for their slaughter of her kind...