|Season 4, Episode 01 Part 2|
|Air date||Fall 2015|
|Season 4x09||4x14 We 3 Heirs|
...The town had been reconstructed and all had been made like nothing ever happened. The dying humans were now the undead and the wolves were elsewhere. The kitsune gathered at the meeting grounds and summoned their ancestral spirits to gain knowledge on what to do next. Reign had become powerful and had tapped into the family legacies and with his humanity turned off he was a force to be reckoned with.
The oracle continued to prove true as the events were being fulfilled in each act. Margaret and Katherine went to see Tiarra as they had to find a way to make peace with the factions. Rayna was somewhere sharpening her sword and plotting revenge on the new king and his followers while Reign was doing the same. Tyler knew the time would come where he would have to make a choice and it would be costly indeed.
Once upon a time their lived intelligent beings called Kitsune. A kitsune is a shapeshifter, and usually when it reaches the age of 100 years, it learn the ability to take on a human form. Thus, they have to be a fox for a hundred years before it can shapeshift from a fox to a human and back again. It is also said that a kitsune can duplicate other human beings, in other words shapeshift into the look-a-likes of different people. Kitsune can be either male or female, and usually take the form of young Japanese girls, beautiful women and older men. Kitsune are believed to possess superior intelligence, long life, and magical powers. They are a type of spiritual entity, and the word kitsune is often translated as fox spirit. However, this does not mean that kitsune are ghosts, nor that they are fundamentally different from regular foxes. Because the word spirit is used to reflect a state of knowledge or enlightenment, all long-lived foxes gain supernatural abilities. There are thirteen different kinds of Kitsune, each with a corresponding element, listed as follows: Heaven (or Celestial or Prime), Void (or Dark), Wind, Spirit, Fire, Earth, River, Ocean, Mountain, Forest, Thunder, Time and Sound. One of the most important things to a Kitsune is freedom. They do not fare well to being locked away, and do not like to be forced to do something they don't want to. Doing something like that would be likely to get you killed if they are freed. Kitsune love playing tricks. They like to take things and hide them from people, or do just about anything else to piss someone off...
1st century B.C.
...Lycaon (/laɪˈkeɪɒn/; Greek: Λυκάων) was a king of Arcadia, son of Pelasgus and Meliboea, who, tested Zeus' divinity. Lycaon and his sons mistrusted and derided the signs of Zeus' divine nature which the god openly demonstrated upon arrival to Arcadia. Now Lycaon had sired 50 sons with many wives who were widowed & virgins. These sons were the most nefarious and carefree of all people. To test them Zeus visited them in the form of a peasant. They mixed the entrails of human flesh into the god's meal, whereupon the enraged Zeus threw over the table with the meal, which explains the name of the city Trapezus (from τράπεζα "table"), and transformed Lycaon and his offspring into the forms of a wolf. Zeus also attacked Acadia and burned it all to the ground and destroyed everything and everyone. Only the youngest son, Nyctimus, was saved due to the intervention of Gaia. Though she saved him, he would become a werewolf by activating the curse within him somehow.
They were known also as the original werewolves. These werewolves can learn to change at will when the moon comes out, although it can be difficult. Lycaon and his sons wandered around until they managed to get through this first transformation state and learned later how to control it. They lived long lives and could not die naturally as it seemed. One day Lycaon returned to Arcadia and he and his family and friends rebuilt Acadia and he named the city Nonakris after his true wife. During a battle between the invading forces of darkness Lycaon's oldest and youngest sons discovered the grimoire of the kitsune and raised any army of hounds and foxes to raid the camps and steal back things belonging to them and were victorious in all feats. The hounds and foxes had power traits similar to the original kitsunes. Plus they were all female and could become human and were very intelligent.
A few years later, the female hounds started getting rabid and attacked some human travelers. This caused friction between the foxes and hounds so it split the city up. The wolves saw that the hounds were getting out of hand and were challenging for the territorial spots and this started a long - hard fought war between the species. The kitsune feared wolves, hounds and wolves hated each other and the wolves stayed to themselves. But little by little they started dying off as they were being hunted to extinction by human factions and they became afraid of humans. The hounds were deemed the name 'vampire' due to their blood lust caused by their rabid state and the name 'kitsune' was given to the foxes due to their resemblance of actual kitsune (trickster fox). This went on for years all the way to now...
...Reign closed the book and prayed in the chapel as he thought about how he and Lycaon weren't so different and how things now were just like back then and he started having visions of the prophecy. He came too as one his sired called for him. Tyler was on his way home and called Klaus to get fatherly and husband advice and how he and Caleb were gonna take things more serious now that things were getting crucial with the prophecy stuff. They had a heart to heart. Mason was with Tyler after being picked up from his job. And they all talked about life and sacrifices and Reign and what to do next.
The following day, Tyler and Caroline were shopping for baby clothes, Klaus and Nora played with Hope, Kain and Tiarra painted together, Rayna visited her parents' graveside and prayed then got up to pursue her prey, Mason & Katherine finished packing and Nadia hooked up with Caleb. The kitsune and Lucy met up and discussed everything and knew sides would be taken. They also knew Reign had to be stopped and brought back to humanity due to his tainted power and they also knew something had to be done about the prophecy.
In the final scenes, a table is cover in smashed objects and furniture is overthrown. Blood was everywhere as a masked figure sat holding a sword laughing while hold his face. The pictures of the ancients painted with blood and the walls stained. Reign woke up in a cold sweat as Caroline and Tyler did elsewhere as the moon loomed overhead in full...
...2 b con10ued...