|Skin:||0.8 lbs of fur|
|Trap Type:||"Käpälälauta"-fox trap, Light lever trap,|
|Bait:||Roach, Black grouse, Bream, Raw meat|
Foxes are common animals in UrW. They can be spotted on the world map, and come in two varieties: normal and arctic. The arctic variety seems to appear only during winter months. The two types have the same physical traits, other than color, but the arctic fox's fur is more valuable. Interestingly, arctic foxes leave tracks that can be distinguished from a normal fox's tracks.
Fox furs are prized trade goods, especially by foreign traders. Foxes are more difficult to chase to exhaustion than many other small animals (even in skis), and single arrow will lower the quality of the fur, making it difficult to obtain superior quality fox skins. Unless your character has a high Stealth rating, it is often best to use a trap, followed by Blunt attacks.
Foxes can be summoned with the "Hunter's Request to Catch a Fox" ritual. This ritual will not produce arctic foxes, regardless of season.
URW Game Encyclopedia description
The official URW in-game encyclopedia (accessed by the key) describes the (common red) fox thusly:
The fox is much smaller than the wolf. Its length is 70 cm and weight about 7 kg. The fur of the fox is often reddish brown. The fox is active in the night and in the twilight. In the day it sleeps in a small cave or in any other well protected natural shelter. It eats almost anything; eggs, berries, small rodents, hares, birds and carrion.
The official URW in-game encyclopedia (accessed by the F1 key) describes the Arctic fox thusly:
The arctic fox is slightly smaller than the ordinary fox. The fur is graywhite in the winter and dark grayish brown in the summer. Despite of the smaller size artic fox furs quite a bit more valuable than ordinary fox furs.
Arctic foxes are most common in the north, but can occasionally wander everywhere else in the unreal world too. In addition to wandering in coniferous forests and mires they can also thrive in rough terrain such as barren heaths, cliffs and fjells.
Whereas ordinary foxes are most active in the dusk and at night, artic foxes are active all day around. Artic foxes are also more curious and less intimidated by humans than ordinary foxes.
Real life context
- Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) - English Wikipedia article
- Kettu (Vulpes vulpes) - Finnish Wikipedia article
- Arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus) - English Wikipedia article
- Naali (Vulpes lagopus) - Finnish Wikipedia article