Fairy Jade Hare Cloak was a very elegant defensive and support-type magical item in the Thirty Three Beasts’ Combined Magical Item. It is the corresponding living item for «Thirty Three Beasts Inborn Qi Art – Rabbit Chapter».
An early Chinese source called the «Chu Ci», a Western Han anthology of Chinese poems from the Warring States period, notes that along with a toad, there is a hare on the Moon who constantly pounds herbs for the immortals. This notion is supported by later texts, including the Song-era «Taiping Imperial Reader». As rabbits were not yet introduced to China during Western Han, the original image was not a rabbit but a hare.
Han Dynasty poets call the hare on the Moon as the ‘Jade Hare’ (玉兔) or the ‘Gold Hare’ (金兔), and these phrases were used often, in place of the word for the Moon. A famous poet of Tang China, Li Bai, relates how ‘the rabbit in the moon pounds the medicine in vain’ in his poem, «The Old Dust».
Fairy Jade Hare Cloak used rabbit fur as its main material.
As a living item, the gauntlet will obtain new abilities each time it evolved to a higher realm.
Song Shuhang exchanged six saint dog teeth he obtained from the Bow Holding Old Man with four candareen of saint rabbit fur with Dao Priest Sugar Cane. Lychee served as the negotiator in this transaction.
Links and References
|Thirty Three Living Items||Orca Warrior Gauntlet • Shield of King-Tyrant Specialist • Ring of the Dog Divine General • Fairy Jade Hare Cloak • Single Horned Ox King Helmet • Pillar of the Saint Elephant Commander • Shoe of A Thousand Miles Divine Horse • Ring of the Black Sheep Warrior • Sting of the Shadow Snake King • Giant Deer Old Monarch Strongbow • Immortal Donkey Grandmaster Whisk • Crag of the Camel Fierce Gentry • Wild Boar Tyrant’s Battering Ram • Cat Monster Fairy Lady Divine Gate • Wall of Gold Lion King • Wall of the White Tiger King • Wall of Ice Shark King • Wall of Thunder Hawk King • Bear Flaming Legion Battle Drums • Black Panther Command Flag • Arrow of the Ripping Wolf Fang • Crossbow of the Nine Tailed Heavenly Fox • Pangolin Heart Protecting Mirror • Immortal Crane Gentleman’s Winged Crown • Giant Crab Golden Battle Armour • Cuttlefish Despot Double Sabres • Old Ape Hierophant Sharp Sword • Dolphin Sonic Gigantic Cannon • Shrimp Dragon Prowling Battle Chariot • Tyrant Fowl Chanting Bugle • Seven Coloured Rock Marten Pagoda • Mr. Wild Goose Tail Immortal Zither • Mouse Demon Torture Barb|
|Combined Magical Item||Infallible Holy City • Doomsday’s Holy Sword • Sword Sheath|