Era of Upheaval
The Kitsune Clans are a secluded beastmen society situated in the Hu Empire. All kitsune possess the ability to change shape and are exceptionally talented in subterfuge and assassination.
While not much is known of the clans, they are considered to be one of, if not currently, the most powerful beastmen in the Hu Empire. Their notoriety and prowess stretches far and wide, leading others to both praise and covet their abilities. During the war of conquest first prince Hu’kai noted that he had a hard time against their illusion magic.
The clans are separated into two parts, the light and the shadow sect, a system that protects the secrets of the Kitsune. The Light sect runs the clan while the shadow sect protects it. The members of the shadow sect are branded with a rune that binds them to the light sect. This rune gives the light sect members absolute control over the shadow sect because they can destroy the shadow members’ body with a single incantation, or cause them great pain to punish them. This rune also makes sure the secret of the Kitsune is safe, because it disposes of the body when the kitsune dies. Because they are essentially servants, simply because of their birth order or heritage, some shadow sect members are hostile to those of the light sect.