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1) Blank medallions aren’t really “blank” as in blank slates, they’re just undecorated. Michelle’s medallion is a sphinx medallion, and the blank medallion that triggered Anthony’s screwed-up transformation was a nokk medallion.
2) More populous Avalons tend to have their own primary school so kids won’t be left too far behind when they’re able to go to human schools. The Liverpool Avalon has one, and was the backdrop of a few pages back in Exchanges. Cursing in front of a school, Jim, come on. More remote mythical creatures either try to teach their children at home/officially homeschool, or just dump them off at school when they’re able to use medallions and hope for the best.
3) There haven’t been any Kitsunes in Skin Deep yet, but a lot of Asian mythical creatures are far more magical than European ones, and have more in common with creatures found native to the Americas and Africa. Very VERY few have medallions, but some do exist. Many of the creatures don’t need them, though, as they are natural shapeshifters/magical shapeshifters and can take human form/lots of other forms under their own power. I would imagine their powers/abilities in Skin Deep would be very similar to their powers/abilities in mythology.
4) Or it would look like a cute little dark pokemon.
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