As you may be able to tell, phae are a mix of deer and traditional unicorns. Generally, the morphology of phae will take after a white-tail deer or similar species, but have aspects added to their anatomy that lean more towards a unicorn. Because of the many traits observed in this species, phae come with many different appearances!

 

Standard Traits

Standard traits are just what they sound like, standard traits that may be displayed on a phae without any sort of bacon or token purchase!

 

Standard Manes

Normal Mane

This mane looks like a standard horse’s mane. The mane starts at the crown of the head and grows along the neck until it reaches the withers. Phae may or may not have forelocks.

 

Lion’s Mane (also considered a normal mane)

A lion’s mane is just what it sounds like! Instead of hair growing only along the back of the neck, a phae with this trait has hair that grows from the crown of the head, around and underneath the chin, around the entirety of the neck and stopping between the front legs and at the base of the withers.

 

Standard Tails

Normal Tail aka Deer Tail

This is the standard tail that all phae have unless a different tail is purchased. This tail looks like a typical white tail deer’s tail.

 

Standard Ears

Normal Ears

These ears look like standard white-tail deer ears. They can also be oversized (up to 1.5 times the size of normal ears) or undersized (up to 0.5 times the size of normal ears). Oversized ears will typically have thinner cartilage, so the tips may flop over slightly; however, they cannot fall all the way over, as that would be considered an uncommon trait. Undersized ears tend to be rounder in shape and are more sturdy with thick cartilage.

 

Standard Height

Normal Height

Normal height for phae are considered to be anywhere from 8hh to 14hh. Phae may also have dwarfism, where their height will be -.2 to -1.0hh less than the minimum height of their parents, or down to 7hh for a new starter.

 

Antlers

Both stags and does may grow antlers of some kind. Stags may have more magnificent antlers while does will have smaller and less complicated antlers. In phae, antlers grow from two separate points on the forehead, and the horns should not connect or grow together. Antlers may resemble those of many deer-like species that grow horns, such as the whitetail, moose, kudu, bontebok, goat rams, etc.

 

Both stags and does may have unicorn horns ( a horn growing from a single point on the forehead), but to be classified as a unicorn horn, the horn must not have more than three tines and cannot branch to have an antler-like appearance.

 

Stags

Stags do not have a limit on how many tines their antlers may have.

 

Does

Does with antlers may not have more than three tines on each side, making a maximum of 6 possible tines. 

 

Fangs

Phae may have fangs similar to those seen on water deer or tufted deer. These fangs grow from the upper part of the jaw and protrude out the side of the lips. Fangs may not be longer than a couple inches below the jawline


Uncommon Traits

Unless specified otherwise, in order for your phae to possess an uncommon trait in any universe (HARPG, OCs or RoE), you must purchase it with tokens or bacon or have a fawn inherit the trait from one of their parents. Uncommon traits are applied to a design, and therefore may be used on any character made with that design.

 

Uncommon Manes

Bald Mane

Occasionally, there are phae who do not grow any hair where the main ought to be. Instead, they will have smooth fur covering their neck like a normal deer. They still have their normal furry coat and grow hair from their tail like normal.

 

Tufted Mane

Tufted phae have long, coarse hair growing on their forehead similar to the crest of a tufted deer. This hair starts between the eyes and grows along the brow-line up into the hairline and merges with the mane. At the longest, the hair will be two or three inches over the brow-line.

 

Half-cresting Mane

A half-crested mane covers the spine from withers to start of the tail. The neck is left smooth, similar to a bald phae’s mane. The hair is short and may appear curlier than the hair on the tail. This resembles the cresting on the kudu.

 

Full-cresting Mane

A full-crested mane covers the entirety of the neck from the crown of the head all the way to the start of the tail. Like half-cresting, the hair is short and may appear curlier than the hair on the tail.

 

Qirin Mane

A Qirin mane is an extension of the normal mane, with hair that grows to the end of the withers up to halfway down the spine. They also grow feathering on the upper back part of the leg. These manes resemble traditional East-Asian quilins.

 

Uncommon Tails

Mule Deer Tail

The mule deer tail resembles the tail of the mule deer. It is less fluffy than a whitetail deer’s tail, and instead is thin and covered in short fur except for the tip, which has a little tuft of hair like the mane. 

 

Blacktail Deer Tail

The blacktail deer tail resembles the tail of a Sitka Blacktail deer. It is shorter and more rounded than a whitetail deer’s tail and only has a small amount of tail hair growing from it.

 

Lion’s Tail aka Unicorn’s Tail

The Lion/Unicorn tail resembles the tail of traditional unicorns. This tail is long and may grow hair from the base, the base and the top, or down the whole length of the tail.

 

Horse Tail

The horse tail replaces a deer’s tail with that of a horse. The bone structure mimics that of a horse as well, and it will not have any fur growing along the topline, only tail hair.

 

Uncommon Ears

Flop Ears

Flop ears are caused by a lack of cartilage in the ear, causing them to flop over. They can also be oversized (up to 1.5 times the size of normal ears) or undersized (up to 0.5 times the size of normal ears).

 

Goat Ears

Goat ears are similar to flop ears because they are caused by a lack of cartilage in the ear. However, goat ears are 2 times the size of a normal ear and have curved tips, unlike normal ears that have a slight point. They can also be oversized (up to 3 times the size of normal ears) or undersized (the same size as normal ears).

 

Curly Ears

Curly ears are most similar to Marwari ears on a horse. These ears curl inwards from the tips. This can be a slight curl or a strong curl. They can also be oversized (up to 1.5 times the size of normal ears) or undersized (up to 0.5 times the size of normal ears).

 

Curly Flop Ears

Curly flop ears are a combination of Flop ears and Curly ears. These ears have flopped over, but also possess the charming curly tip! They can also be oversized (up to 1.5 times the size of normal ears) or undersized (up to 0.5 times the size of normal ears).

 

Uncommonly Tall

An uncommonly tall character adds +.2 hands onto the overall height of the species for new characters or on top of the max height between their parents. The uncommonly tall trait does not apply to OC characters.


Rare Traits

Unless specified otherwise, in order for your phae to possess a rare trait in any universe (HARPG, OCs or RoE), you must purchase it with tokens or bacon or have a fawn inherit the trait from one of their parents. Rare traits are applied to a design, and therefore may be used on any character made with that design.

Rare Manes

Dragon Mane

The dragon mane is a combination of qirin and full or half-crested manes, causing a ridge of hair down the spine, on the upper leg.

 

Royal Mane

The royal mane is a combination of the qirin and tufted manes, causing the growth of coarse, short hair on the forehead, as well as an extended mane, plus hair on the upper leg.

 

Spined Mane

The spined mane is a combination of bald and half-crested manes, causing the mane to grow in short, disconnected tufts along the back of an otherwise bald phae.

 

Half-ridged Mane

The half-ridged mane is a combination of tufted and half-crested manes, causing the growth of course, short hair on the forehead, as well as a half-crested mane.

 

Accented Mane

The accented mane is the combination of the qirin and bald manes, causing hair to grow on the upper part of the legs. The phae will not grow a mane, and instead will have a neck covered in smooth fur like the bald mane.

 

Crowned Mane

The crowned mane is the combination of the balf and tufted mane, causing the growth of coarse, short hair on the forehead, but no other mane. Instead, their neck will be covered in smooth fur like the bald mane.

 

Razor Mane

The razor mane is the combination of the bald and full-crested mane, causing the mane to grow in short, disconnected tufts along the phae’s spine from the crown of the head to the tail.

 

Ridged Mane

The ridged mane is a combination of the tufted and full-crested mane, causing the growth of coarse, short hair on the forehead as well as a full-crested mane from the crown of the head to the start of the tail.

 

Freakishly Tall

A freakishly tall character adds +1 hands onto the overall height of the species for new characters or on top of the max height between their parents for a fawn. The freakishly tall trait does not apply to OC characters.