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Created on 2013-01-27 20:43:49 (#1955355), last updated 2013-04-30 (229 weeks ago)

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Name:Aeslin mice
Birthdate:Jul 10
Location:United States of America
From the field guide The Cryptids of North America:

"The Aeslin mouse has a highly sophisticated society, centered around a devout religious class. Each colony of Aeslin mice to have been recorded has worshiped a different god or set of gods. These have included, but were not limited to, a large oak tree, a roll-top desk, and Caroline Davies's chickens.... It is generally believed that these religious leanings are intended to keep the colony unified, and to prevent straying from places of safety.

Religious schisms occur every three to five generations, with groups of younger mice splitting off and leaving the parent colony to find new gods. To date, none of these child colonies have been heard from again."

Aeslin mice look more or less like common field mice ... if you ignore the slightly larger foreheads, slightly more handlike forepaws, and tendency to wear clothing and jewelry made from scraps of fur, fabric, bone or anything else they can find. They can speak, and indeed do so almost constantly. Wherever you see one, there are likely to be more nearby.

Further details are available at the field guide linked above.

* Canon author Seanan McGuire answers a question about the Aeslin mice here.

* A few short stories from the canon, some including the Aeslin mice, are available for free download here.

The Aeslin mice are from the InCryptid novels, and are the property of author Seanan McGuire. They appear here solely for the purpose of role-playing in [community profile] milliways_bar, from which no profit whatsoever is being made. Seanan, if you're reading this, please don't kill me.
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