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There's no city out of bounds for Reynard the man! And no field or forest that can't be explored by Reynard the Fox! And this happens just at the time that the old Empire worlds are on the cusp of opening up to us again! What shall I do first? Where shall I go? Yow!
~ Reynard the Fox to himself, Fables #94 — "The Barbara Allen Incident, Chapter One of Rose Red"


Reynard the Fox is an intelligent, talking fox. He's very clever and has a knack for making trouble, and lives on the Farm with the other non-human Fables. Reynard is able to freely transform between human and fox form after Ozma grants him this ability as a demonstration of her powers.

History

Reynard the Fox lived in a valley ruled by King Noble. He was disliked because of the tricks he played on the other animals. The Adversary conquered the valley and made sure to guard an area that was a gate to the Sanctuary world.[1]

After the Adversary conquered the valley, Reynard approached the leader of the goblins with a plan to catch the rebels. In the valley, there was a legend about Christmas pies miraculously appearing. For three days, the goblins were to cook as many pies as they could and leave them for the inhabitants of the valley. On the fourth day, they were to cook rocks into the pies, so the animals would be too slow to flee.[1]

The goblins followed the plan. On the fourth day, they all waited around a grove for the animals to eat the pies. Meanwhile, the animals escaped to the Sanctuary world, led by Reynard.[1]

When the Farm was created, Reynard was sent there along with all the other animal fables.[2]

Original source

Reynard the Fox is a literary cycle of medieval allegorical Dutch, English, French and German fables. The first extant versions of the cycle date from the second half of the 12th century. The genre was popular throughout the Late Middle Ages, as well as in chapbook form throughout the Early Modern period. The stories are largely concerned with the main character Reynard, an anthropomorphic red fox, trickster figure. His adventures usually involve his deceiving other anthropomorphic animals for his own advantage or trying to avoid their retaliatory efforts. His main enemy and victim across the cycle is his uncle, the wolf, Isengrim (or Ysengrim).

References

See also

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