ShyRedFox Character in Game of Tomes | World Anvil


Shyredfox (a.k.a. Shy)

The foremost priority for Shy is being a house Seneschal to the Meles Regent, Prince Galakrond.   Other duties she carries are Meles House Librarian, and conniving plots to help with badger recruitment.

She stepped down from being a Brocktree guard in November of 2023 to make room for new guards and help provide stability for the house should one of its leaders fall. (The Brocktrees have traditionally been a royalty and seneschal heavy group.)   She's proud to serve House Meles in any way she can.   Shy is also the Oyabun (clan head) of the Self Care Mafia

Previous duties

She's the former head of the now defunct House Kitsune and former Stinger Squadron guard in House Apis for Queen Bee Dani.  

Literomantic Abilities

Literomantic Infusion Tech

She uses her own energy to infuse magic into tech to boost their effectiveness for Literomancers. Literomantic keyboards for The Fourth Word War were her first foray into this technology. She rigged a 3D printer and channeled energy into the machine to print powerful keyboards to speed wording for the war effort.   Using one's own energy for this technique has limits. But Shy is willing to teach any who wish to learn.



  • She’s leading a team researching into why the Nite Monarchs develop. The only significant link so far is having access or being near to the The Iron Tome.
  • She's also leading a team to infuse Literomantic energy into a mag lev train system between the Woodlander protectorates. Though she only has so much energy to give. She will be contacting Senna Nightshade to see if MagiTech may be incorporated.


    Other Magic Areas

  • Using Literomancy for organization. If Shy writes things down, everything seems to go more smoothly. She's studying the effects, to see if this is peculiar to just her or if it can be utilized for her House and other Literomancers. Is this an echo of Kotodama, an ancient Japanese idea where the once the spoken or written word comes into being it's manifested? Either way, Shy is now more careful of the things she says and writes down.
  • Learning wards. Shy wants to help the Meles royalty secure the Windy Willows "The Den". She's not been cleared quite yet for doing wards for the Willows without having them checked, due to the unstable nature of the magic in the Library.



    Carving out free time is becoming harder with the added responsibilities Shy carries. But when she's able, she heads to the forest, climbs a tree, and writes, reads books from the library, or knits. She finds these hobbies soothing after a hectic day of royal duties or trying to wrangle baby badgers.  

    Isn't She a Human Author?

    Shy spent most of her life as a human dabbling in things that interested her (from programming for a government contractor to textile arts to attempting to learn Japanese) while she and her husband raised their children. But now that the kids are grown, she's ready to scout places for fresh adventures with her beloved.   As she travels through time and space, she writes about the places and people she discovers. The most recent visit was to modern, mythical Japan, which resulted in her first urban fantasy novel. After crossing over into the spirit realm, she found herself transformed into a three-tailed kitsune and hasn't bothered to find out if she can revert to a human. Why mess with a good look?  

    What's with the weapons? I thought she was 'nice'...

    When one travels the planes, one learns to defend themselves. There is no negotiating with a cranky hydra or a fire elemental with eternal hiccups. Shy knows from experience! Her handy blaster and trusty naginata are her weapons of choice. She's still working growing in her ki based magic style. But she can manage a strong shield in a pinch.    

    Why the little badger? And I thought foxes ate squirrels!

    by SRF+HeroForge
    Clawdia, a young European badger, follows most everyone in the Meles den around. But she first bonded with Shy.   As Shy was making her way to the den after House Apis closed down, she found a baby badger that said she was lost and couldn't find her mother. The little tyke was hungry, so Shy took the badgerling under wing and fed her. Clawdia's favorite food is donuts. Lots of them.   Shy's squirrel companion is no mere rodent! It's an interdimensional portal creating beast she had to work for years to befriend in the plane of her friend Solar Cat. It took thousands of bags of acorns and a lot of chasing. They lost most of those acorns to the aforementioned fire elemental. (Don't ask about that incident. The gang still has nightmares about it.)   Unfortunately, the squirrel can only return to where it buried an acorn. Shy has learned to booby-trap the acorns left behind as the group tries to return home.

    Alternate Outfits

    Shy in Brocktree Armor with Clawdia by AWV via Heroforge
    Shy at the Funeral by AWV via Heroforge
    Shy in Meles colors by AWV via Heroforge
    Shy as the SCM Oyabun by AWV via Heroforge



    Side Kick (Vital)

    Towards ShyRedFox




    Wrangler (Important)

    Towards Clawdia



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    Meles Minor House Crest by Shyredfox

    Kitsune (shapeshifting fox yokai)
    3 (She's fairly young for a kitsune, but does not care to give her age)
    Current Location
    Currently Held Titles
    Previously Held Ranks & Titles
    vibrant green
    ginger red, dark brown, and almost snow white
    5' even
    Aligned Organization

    House History

    House Meles
    September 2022 to Present
    House Apis
    Late Spring 2022 to September 2022 (closed)
    House Kitsune
    (Founder) July 2021 to Feb 26, 2022 (disbanded)

    by Nathalia Books

    TWD Shield by Misades

    A badge or medal of a book - the Iron Tome - on a navy background. Text:

    Defender of the Realm by Misades

    Shyredfox's Self Care Mafia and Chaos Cartel Badges

    The Self Care Mafia and the Chaos Cartel highly encourages writers to take care of themselves and be encouraging to others Game of Tomes events. Those that do, can earn collectable badges.


    April Tourney of Tales

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    Previous Event Badges


    November Game of Tomes

    A coin stamped with a flame and a motto that reads
    The Flame of Encouragement by Tempest Kwake


    July Tourney of Tales


    April Tourney of Tales


    November 2022

    Self Care Mafia

    Badge - 2022 Nov - Felis - pet - g.png
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    Chaos Cartel

    A coin stamped with a flame and a motto that reads
    The Flame of Encouragement by Tempest Kwake
    For creating the Meditation encouragment video
    A coin stamped with a flame and a motto that reads
    The Flame of Encouragement by Tempest Kwake
    For creating the pillowfight game to help relieve stress



    July 2022

    Self Care Mafia

    scm_badge_2022 07 - Passport stamps - felis 0 gold

    Chaos Cartel

    A coin stamped with a flame and a motto that reads
    The Flame of Encouragement by Tempest Kwake

    April 2022

    Cover image: by SRF + MJ
    Character Portrait image: by AWV + HeroForge


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