Fuwa Bozu


Species Name: Fuwa Bozu

Fuwa Bozu | Fuwa Bozu | —
singular — plural — collective


Summary

Fuwa Bozu are an affiliate species owned by Raishiteru. While they are not "natural" to Lyth, our little spirits have somehow found themselves in these realms alongside the different Lythian species already residing here. Perhaps someone also managed to create one in this world...? No matter the case, these spiritual guardians are nothing if adaptable and look forward to protecting their new shrines. If you have a pre-existing Fuwa Bozu, you can register them for play here.

Fuwa Bozu are small spirits reborn from the souls of recently-deceased animals. They are created when a being with pure intent places a handkerchief — or another sheet of material — over the dead creature's body. If successful, the animal returns in the form of a spiritual guardian, who is now bound to their master's soul, which the critters refer to as their "shrine." It then becomes their lifelong goal to care for, nurture, tend to, and protect that shrine until death do them part. (You can read their full species guide here.)

Design Guidelines

✦ Common
- Common Fuwa Bozu are reborn from mammals or birds.
- They have a round face hole, sheet body, and flesh-material ears.
- Their features must resemble the animal they were created from (with some leeway for stylistic choices).
- Fuwa Bozu have flesh forepaws, which can be enlarged.
- Their hindpaws are made of string or other entwined fabrics.
- Fuwa Bozu have the ability to attach small accessories onto their sheet bodies.

✦ Uncommon
- Please also follow all Common guidelines above; they cannot be overridden unless explicitly stated.
- Uncommon Fuwa Bozu are reborn from all previous classes, amphibians, reptiles, and fish.
- They can have shaped face holes (eg, hearts, stars, etc.) that are outside the usual circular openings.
- They may have unusual patterns and/or coloration not found naturally on their original animal.
- These Fuwa Bozu may have any number of missing limbs; some have no limbs.
- Instead of flesh forepaws, their appendages may be made of fabric.

✦ Rare
- Please also follow all Common guidelines above; they cannot be overridden unless explicitly stated.
- Rare Fuwa Bozu are reborn from all previous classes and arthropods.
- Their sheet bodies may be made of unusual, non-fabric materials such as metal, foods, paper, etc.
- They may have fleshy hindlimbs instead of string ones.
- Unnatural growth (eg, flora, gems, etc.) may be found anywhere on the Fuwa Bozu.

✦ Mythical
- Please also follow all Common guidelines above; they cannot be overridden unless explicitly stated.
- Mythical Fuwa Bozu are reborn from all previous classes and extinct or mythical creatures.
- Their pupils may have shapes not naturally found in nature, such as hearts, stars, crosses, etc.
- They can mix-and-match traits that wouldn't be present on their base animal (eg, a mouse with a fish tail).
- The fleshy parts of their body may be translucent or transparent.

- You can view other details and clarifications about traits here.


Subspecies

* Subspecies marked with an asterisk require an additional item to create. Please see the Design Guidelines tab for more information.
⁂ Subspecies marked with three asterisks require an additional step to create. Please click the Mythical Ascension Quest button for more information.


Body Types

* Please see the Design Guidelines tab for more information.


Baby Information


To grow your baby Fuwa Bozu, you'll need to complete their Origin Story Quest!


Origin Tale

The first Fuwa Bozu was created purely by accident when a woman encountered a small mouse, lying dead in the middle of the road. She immediately wanted to put the animal to rest, but was tentative to touch it, so took out her handkerchief; she then proceeded to pick up the mouse with the cloth and wrap it up, planning to carry it somewhere more peaceful. However, before she could even stand up, it began to move.
The mouse had come back to life!
It now took on a slightly different form, with what was originally the lady's handkerchief now serving as its body, as well as its spirit's anchor to the word of the living. It had reawakened because the woman had bared her soul at it, showing it a raw tenderness that was so rare in this guarded world, where people had grown afraid to open their hearts, in fear of getting hurt. The mouse spirit promised itself to the woman, whose soul it described as a shrine, perfect for a little monk such as itself to devote its life to guarding.
It is said that to this day, the mouse still guards its "shrine," and will do so until the day she dies.

Origin Quest


See more information about origin story quests on the Origin Stories page.


Frequently Asked Questions

I have a Fuwa Bozu that’s not on the character index. How do I add them?
Fuwa Bozu are an affiliated species, meaning not every design is created with the intention of it being used in Lythbound. However, you may add them into the ARPG by following the instructions in this DeviantArt journal. However, if you do not have a DeviantArt account, you may file a support ticket, but be sure to include proof (eg, transfer screenshots or Toyhou.se ownership logs) on how you obtained them, if not through DA.

If I upload my Fuwa Bozu to Toyhou.se, who do I credit?
Please credit Raishiteru as the creator! Designer credits should go to whoever made the design, which should be visible on their entry.

Can two Fuwa Bozu have the same base animal species?
Yes! There is no limit to how many Fuwa Bozu there can be of a single species.

Do Fuwa Bozu have special redesign rules?
Yes! Fuwa Bozu can be freely redesigned, like other companions, but 1) must remain at the same rarity (or lower) unless a trait upgrade item is applied, and 2) cannot have their base animal species changed (eg, a crow Fuwa Bozu cannot be redesigned into a pigeon).