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Ridged Setova #585

General

Native to the Candle Archipelagos, the setova are large, oceangoing dragons. Their long, thin wings and light bodies enable them to soar for days on end, catching food on the wing. If they are too far from land, setova will land in the water to rest, although this puts them in danger from being attacked or killed by larger sea creatures. Ridged setova are better camouflaged to avoid such risk, with sparkling blue-and-tan hides. Ridged setova are also the more friendly of the two species, readily approaching passing ships and another curiosities. Their cousins are the larger squall setova. Squall setova can be aggressive, and ships are encouraged to avoid them. However, squalls can be useful in alerting ships of coming storms; they are large enough to be seen from some distance away, and the ship can be directed to turn back before the storm reaches them.

Egg

Small webbed wings are poking out of this egg's shell.

Hatchling

Ridged setova hatchlings are never alone from the moment they hatch. They are always guarded by one parent while the other goes to hunt and they enjoy playing with the multitude of other hatchlings. By the time they are a few months old, these hatchlings are capable of hunting in the ocean, using their wings as flippers. Even though they have gained this independence, they still remain close to the island; still small, they can make easy prey for a shark. Once they have learned to fly, youngsters leave the colony for up to three years, finishing maturation on the wing.

Adult

The distinctive ridged wings of a ridged setova do not fully develop until adulthood. The last two ridges grow into long, trailing decorations that factor into courtship displays. These dragons live in transient colonies on islands during the summer breeding season. Ridged setova enjoy calm days, chittering to their companions in the colony, basking in the sun, and playing games above and below water. These setova are quite carefree thanks to scouts which will let out high pitched squeals if danger is spotted. Once the hatchlings have left, the colony breaks up, each dragon going its own way until the next summer.

Notes

Obtained from: Donation, Retired
Breeding: Yes
Renaming cost: 20000 gold
Release date: May 1st 2015

Breeds with the following:
Ridged Setova + Ridged Setova = Ridged Setova Cost: 3 shards
Ridged Setova + Squall Setova = Ridged Setova Cost: 3 shards
Ridged Setova + Squall Setova = Squall Setova Cost: 3 shards

May 2015 3-shard Donation Pet

Sprite art: Tekla | Description: Tekla

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