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[All About Mox]
Name - Moxiv (Mawk-siv)
Gender - Male
Age - Approximately 750 years old
Species - Hybrid (Specifically a black fox & brown-necked raven mix)
Elemental Affiliation - Spirit
Class - Augur/Theurgist

[About the Species]
Mox's species is a hybrid cross between any species or sub-species of the corvidae & vulpine families. Potential crosses for others of his kind are as follows:

Corvidae Species:
- Crows
- Ravens
- Rooks
- Jackdaws
- Jays
- Magpies
- Treepies
- Choughs
- Nutcrackers

Vulpine Species:
- Bengal fox
- Blanford's fox
- Cape fox
- Corsac fox
- Fennec fox
- Kit fox
- Pale fox
- Ruppell's fox
- Red fox (all color variations)
- Swift fox
- Tibetan sand fox

The corvidae are arguably the most intelligent sub-species of birds, as many have demonstrated self-awareness and tool-making abilities. Combined with the sharp, clever minds of vulpine subspecies, the hybrid mix that is Mox's species is another entity entirely.

Due to their esteemed bloodlines, they have developed a highly sophisticated form of speech, including a written language, though it is primarily symbolic. Also as a result of their avian counterparts, they possess strong, talon-like front legs and feet, allowing them to easily manipulate objects and even in some cases, various forms of magic. Despite their relations to birds, they do not possess wings and they cannot fly.

The species as a whole values knowledge over all things, and naturally the smarter an individual is, the more quickly they rise in the ranks of their chosen clan. Most have an affinity for a specific element, of which there are five in polite corvulpan society--Earth, Fire, Air, Water, and Spirit. Many aspects of their culture are governed by the elemental forces, though despite being affiliated with one branch, all forms are worshipped equally.

At the time of birth, young are gifted with their own personal sigil. These are primarily more of a superstition than anything else, though it is said certain marks mean more than others. For example, marks that appear in a circular fashion usually belong to those destined to fall under the affiliations of Spirit, however this is also true for sigils of Water.

In terms of general appearence, all individuals possess avian front legs, and feathers in their long silky tails. It is also very common to see them adorned with jewelry, though it is usually never anything extravagent. Many pieces are hand-crafted out of simple materials such as bone, clay, and silver. Bird skulls, feathers, and pieces of glass are all common adornments worn by both genders.

Their diet mostly consists of fish, though they will hunt pheasant and other small game on occasion. They are never seen as scavengers, however, despite their avian lineage.

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Character, art, and species - =moxiv

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:iconmeeperlolz:
meeperlolz Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
awesome .o.
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PonyDragonLover3840 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Would it be possible for me to create a character with this species, I can link back and credit you, of course. :D
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moxiv Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Sorry, no :< Moxiv's species is closed at the moment; I'd rather you not. Thank you for asking though!
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PonyDragonLover3840 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay
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whitewolfmoon13 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is fantastic! some much effort and thought have gone into this character. its like it could pop off the page and start walking around, he's so well defined ^_^
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Sasiadragon Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The more I look at this wonderful character, and the more I learn about corvids and foxes, the more I wish that this specie weren't closed ... He is simply looking amazing. And DAT TAIL! Try to imagiiiine how one would look if it was part grey crow. You have made an amazing specie design here.
Out of curiousity, when you say all subspecies of the vulpine family, does that also include the ones not on the list, such a the gray fox? And how many of his character traits, such as the white paw-pads and the orange claws, are how he looks, and how much is for every member of his specie?
Also, what does Mox run around and do, except for looking badass?
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moxiv Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you, Sasia! I'm so glad you've taken a liking to him [:

As far as your questions go, no, the list I have there for vulpine sub-species is not all-inclusive. There's a few (quite a lot, actually...) species I've neglected to name, not for any particular reason, only that that particular group is among the most commonly occuring.

As far as their specific design traits, typically every one of the species exhibits some form of unnatural coloring (Mox's color is orange) as a testament to their sentience. Where said unnatural coloring occurs is completely the fault of random genetics. Though, I suppose I should point out that given his standing within society, Mox's orange coloration is generally a bit brighter and more intense.

And to answer your final question, Mox is an augur [: In his society, the species is broken down into a myriad of different cultural classes. For example, Mox, because of his parentage, was born into magical ability, thus the sigils that occur on his tail. He was educated and mentored under a priest, who indirectly served one of the seven Reagent Lords (more about them in a sec.) After he came into his abilities, he quickly demonstrated prowess, and was awarded a the highest ranking positon in the royal court; an advisor to his Reagent Lord.

The continent his species exists within is divided into seven holds. Each is presided over by a Reagent Lord, or Lady. Beneath them, follows their advisor (usually a priest, an augur like Mox, or other magic user) the seven members of their royal guard, and then an assorted coalition of scholars and militia.

Advisors and the royal guard to the Reagents serve until they are killed, or they die by natural means. So, to sum it up, Mox essentially keeps watch over his Reagent, sending messages, thwarting assasination attempts, that sort of thing [:

Sorry for the book D: I hope that thoroughly answers your question, though! <3
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Sasiadragon Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, I see ^^ That's neat, and I understand why you wouldn't list all the vulpines, as there's quite a lot of them ... I really like the idea of one unnatural colour and then the rest of them from their animals ^^

That is just cool, thanks for sharing! So it's only magic users who have sigils?
Oh, and one last question before I stop spamming you (ehehe ^^; ) do you allow fanart of this specie that isn't of Moxiv, but just, you know, corvulpae in general?
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Cataclysm-Studios Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Reminds me a bit of ; [link] :D

Super super amazing. I'm jealous of your skills :D
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EmoWolf26 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
He is so beautiful. I would do anything to be as amazing artist like you + to get one ! but i kind of died inside because i was doing a design and i kid you not the tail and mane is exactly the same :/ but ill change it now anyway xD Please let me know if id be able to get a beauty like him <3
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moxiv Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thank youuu ._. <3 And I really appreciation your consideration for his design, too; thank you, that means a lot :p The only reason I haven't really opened his species up to the public is because I'm still sort of fleshing out details and trying to perfect his design, particularly his obnoxious hair ahahaha. But the newest piece I did pretty much nailed him, so depending on if I decide to revamp his ref-sheet as well, I may make adoptables -shrugs- Or at the very least open up design commissions o: I don't know yet; right now I kind of like the uniqueness of him being the only one of his kind around [x
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EmoWolf26 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
You are very welcome hun <3

If i were you, i would keep it closed species. Im not sure, it would be a unique ness to it x
I love the hair <3 Personally though, id do anything to get a custom design one. This is not a thing where i want it then would throw it away, i really love the design. I really hope i would be able to get a custom from you - whenever you want to or choose to ! <3 ^^

All understandable if you want him to be the only one <3
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JNRedmon Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
WOW. I mean...WOW. :jawdrop:
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WerdorTiger Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so pretty
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newt7111 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Student
Ohhh wow I love him! The orange and blue contrast nicely~ I might be tempted to draw him sometime actually
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0okami-Rei Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy snap this looks really, really amazing.
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LupusAzulli Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
What an amazing character ! I love him <3
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moxiv Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks :aww:
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LupusAzulli Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
no problem !!
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LunaDarasu Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool design! :love:
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:iconleiteilaa:
Leiteilaa Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student General Artist
He is awesome. <3
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moxiv Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks! C:
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:iconakante:
Akante Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
can't wait to work with this boy for the contest. <3
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moxiv Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
-Mox poses pretty for you-

:eager:
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TheMadSinclair Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. That's so cool. :0 I love mix-and-match species. Especially when they're well done like this.
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moxiv Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you! :bow: I'm honored c:
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LunarOracle Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the glowies :P He is badass
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moxiv Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thaaaanks Lu <333 ;~; He says thank you :eager:
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Navarose Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist
Amazing work, what a great conception! *w*
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moxiv Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you! C:
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Navarose Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist
It's my pleasure! <3
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veloveanime Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful work!
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moxiv Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
:hug:
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kissfull Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
hehe I have a character named Noxiv. Coincidence :D
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moxiv Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Haha! [x That's awesome, I went looked for him in your gallery but couldn't find him o: Do you have a picture? I'd love to see!
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kissfull Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
*BLUSH* He's my neopets. o////o and he's a labraaat. Once I get him to a good species/colour I will make a ref for him. :'3
*feels lame lol*
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moxiv Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Pffft don't feel lame. I used to be addicted to Neopets, way back in like 2004 haha. I know how it goes; plus my good friend =waterwish plays too [x
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kissfull Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I only play for my lupes, so I can roleplay them and make ittle storylines for them on their petpages. :3 And besides, you meet other furry artist, which I loveee :heart:
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HadriaeNotus Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
pretty :3
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moxiv Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you, Hadriae! C:
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13ghostEz Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist
thats cool
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moxiv Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks! c:
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13ghostEz Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist
:3
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Neabulae Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student General Artist
*GRABBYHANDS* WANT.
WANT SO HARD.
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moxiv Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
I SHARE HEEM WITH YOU. -throws Mox at you-
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Neabulae Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student General Artist
*snugs Mox*
No seriously though, I love this species. As crows are one of my favorite animals, I think it's fantastic that you played their intellegence into the species. <333
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moxiv Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
C: I thought it would be a nice logical explanation for their sentience and whatnot. You're more than welcome to make one, beb <3 Just if you post it make sure people know only you were allowed one on special conditions (CAUSE UR MAH BRO YO) and that they're not an open species o:
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Neabulae Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student General Artist
AWH WHAT YO. I TOTALLY WILL!!! :D
But before I make it I have a few questions about the species....I'll bug you about it next time you're online Skype! (:
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moxiv Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Mmk c: *Zyonji & I have been discussing them at great length the past few days o: So I'd be happy to answer questions [x You can note me too, if you want o: That's actually easier for me right now.
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moxiv Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Mmk c: *Zyonji & I have been discussing them at great length the past few days o: So I'd be happy to answer questions [x You can note me too, if you want o: That's actually easier for me right now.
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