a/n: these are guidelines for the characters in my story and are different from the usual myths people are familiar with. the main idea for these mythlogical creatures are the same, but with some variation in their characteristics.
· An incubus is a demon in male form that feeds off the life energy from humans in order to survive. Its female counterpart is the succubus.
· Humans can be turned into an incubus by having their human life energy drained away till they are an empty husk, before bring filled and replaced with demonic energy from an incubus.
· They are able to feed through skin contact with humans. As such, many incubus resort to sleeping with humans in order to feed off their life energy during intercourse.
· Kitsune 狐 is the Japanese word for a nine-tailed fox. It is known as Gumiho in Korean.
· Stories depict them as intelligent beings and as possessing magical abilities that increase with their age and wisdom. Foremost among these is the ability to assume human form. While some folktales speak of kitsune employing this ability to trick others—as foxes in folklore often do—other stories portray them as faithful guardians, friends, lovers, and wives.
· The more tails a kitsune has—they may have as many as nine—the older, wiser, and more powerful it is.
· When a kitsune gains its ninth tail, its fur becomes white or gold.
· kitsune-bi, or fox-fire contains their power and life-force. It is held in their chest, where the beating heart is supposed to be. They have no hearts like humans do and coincidentally, it is the reason they have to feed on human hearts in order to survive and replenish their kitsune-bi, or hoshi-no-tama (shortened to hota).
· They will mate only once, every 100 years at full moon. And their children are born in caves, usually in mountains that are isolated away from humans.
· Kitsune are deathly afraid of dogs and possess a strange attraction to tofu.
· Vampires are creatures that feed on the blood of other living creatures in order to survive. They are considered the undead as their hearts are no longer beating, but they are still able to live and animate like any other human.
· Because of this unique ability, they are especially useful to incubus as vampires are able to provide an eternal, unlimited supply of energy (as long as they are sustained on the blood of others).
· The only way for a vampire to be killed is for its heart to be removed, no matter if it doesn’t beat like a human.
· Humans can be turned into vampires by drinking the blood of a vampire. However, the process of changing into a vampire is ardous and painful. Very few humans survive the change which is the reason vampires are very rare.
· Unlike most myths, vampires cannot change into bats nor are they averse to sunlight. They prefer the night as their eyes can adapt better in low light surroundings. They are hampered by sunlight in the way that everything seems too bright.