Fuwa Bozu are an affiliate species owned by Raishiteru
. While they are not "natural" to Lyth, our little spirits have somehow found themselves in this post-apocalyptic world alongside the different Lythian species already residing there. Perhaps someone also managed create one in that 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
- Fuwa Bozu have a round face hole, sheet body, and flesh-material ears.
- They keep the features of the animal spirit they were created from.
- Fuwa Bozu have flesh forepaws and string hindpaws.
- Fuwa Bozu have the ability to attach small accessories onto their sheet bodies.
- Most Fuwa Bozu are reborn from mammals and birds.
- The traits above are for common Fuwa Bozu; you can view uncommon, rare, and mythical traits here
- You can obtain common, uncommon, and rare tenugui (MYO slots) by crafting.
To grow your baby Fuwa Bozu, you'll need to complete their Origin Story Quest!
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.
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 masterlist. 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