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Squall Setova #586

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

The small wings poking out of this egg flap every so often.

Hatchling

Squall setova hatchlings emerge from eggs buried beneath beach sand during moonlit nights. From the second they hatch they are on their own, although this does not seem to bother them, as they quickly learn to scavenge and catch easy prey such as crabs. They fledge quickly, although it takes several weeks for them to build the strength to fly. In the meantime, they swim, using their wings and large, webbed hind feet to power them through the water.

Adult

Squall setova are strongly associated with violent seaborne storms. When every other creature flees, squall setova take off to play in the rough winds and roiling seas. They are vibrant creatures, but have a strong wariness of manmade things and of new creatures in their territory. Though excellent fliers, these setova split their time between flying and swimming. Fish make up the majority of their diet, but they also have a fondness for crustaceans, birds, and kelp. Squall setova never spend much time ashore; their webbed feet make walking awkward and ungainly. They come ashore only once a year, to dig nests in beaches and lay their eggs on moonlit, storm-free nights.

Notes

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

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

May 2015 5-shard Donation Pet

Sprite art: Tekla | Description: Tekla

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