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A Chinese fox spirit, they trick people to their death then eat their soul. Often believed to be like the Succubus & Incubus they get most of their power from devouring the soul while the human is full of sexual energy, they are foxes that can turn into beautiful young people. Found almost solely in China, western religion has hindered their movement across the continent. Several were captured in the time of the great explorers and adventurers but none were ever safely returned.
A mysterious species, their flighty characteristics make them difficult to talk too, they call to humans as beautiful people, though they never have true sexual intercourse they bring a human to the point of exultation then feed on the soul, it is said at that point the soul is at its peak brilliance, the Hu-Hsien devours the soul then leaves the human an empty shell still alive like a ghoul or zombie.
They spend a lot of their time as foxes, beautifully sleek and cunning, they play pranks on rural people being tricksters they do it just for the enjoyment.
They are not immortal, though they live a very long time, it is said a new fox spirit is created when the spirit of a human gets lost and accidentally wanders into a vacant fox body.
Edward reported that nothing was accidental, they trap a fox and sacrificial person in a temple together then perform a spell that allows the fox spirit to leave and enter the human body, the human spirit is then eaten by the newly created fox spirit and the body of the fox eaten so it cannot return, they are then free to change into any of their three form, fox, human or spirit.
They are difficult to kill, their ability to change into mist gives them a strong advantage but it was discovered that they are fascinated by their reflection, a killing blow must be delivered while they are in a solid form.
Hu-Hsien in She-Wolf:
None that Meg notices.
Hu-Hsien in Scotland: None
Hu-Hsien worldwide: Approximately 600