A great white tiger stood before her. He was grander than any tiger she had ever seen before. He had a certain celestial air about him. As he circled around her, his majestic paws left no traces in the sand. His claws were pure gold, his whole appearance seemed to radiate a golden glow. She soon realized that it came from the pattern on his fur, which was golden. But it wasn't just the liquid gold sparkling, there were thousands of small crystals. All of them were reflecting the sunlight. The woman chuckled. "Byakko, leave the girl alone. You are mesmerizing her."
Byakko, also known as Baekho, is one of the four mythological animals representing the seasons. The story of Byakko originates from the four symbols of the chinese constellations. However, in the world of Phaeonia, Byakko takes on a different role. He travels with the merchant Elycéa. As a seller of mythological animals, Elycéa planned on selling Byakko as well, but as he grew, both of them developed an intricate friendship. He stayed with her as her companion on her travels.