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Varja Crystalwing #587

General

The elusive crystalwings are rarely sighted and due to that are believed to only be a myth in some areas. Local legends describe one of these mythical creatures as large silent spirits of the lost that can block out the sun in one flap of a wing rising higher and higher until no light reaches the ground. These tales have been connected to the varja crystalwings - one of the largest crystalwing species and also one of the most solitary. The dark red crystals on them seem to absorb light from all around, making even the darkest nights seem darker yet. The absorbed light appears to make red crystalline spikes grow from the spine of the creature and the older the creature gets and the more light it absorbs, the longer the spikes grow. The spikes are believed to store immense powers that the varja crystalwing can call upon when needed. Especially those who have an affinity to more experimental and dark magics have found that getting the help of a varja crystalwing makes their spells and potions more potent.

Egg

Two red horns and matching crystals protrude from this black and purple egg.

Hatchling

From the moment the varja crystalwing hatches everything seems to be dimmer around it. Candle flames flicker and lantern light doesn't quite seem to reach the small solemn creature. In sunlight the hatchling often turns its back to the light and spreads its wings as if soaking up the rays with the whole length of them. The hatchling grows at a quick pace and its head reaches the waist of a man in a matter of days. Regardless of its size it's very quick and very nimble and starts practising impressive air acrobatics from a very young age, never making a sound.

Adult

Varja crystalwing adults can be eerie to those who are not accustomed to their company. The varja crystalwings will very obviously pay attention to everything happening around them yet react only with a piercing stare. Varja crystalwings never stop growing and the oldest of them can be gigantic. As a varja crystalwing ages, however, it gets slower and more sluggish until one day it crawls back to its nest and falls into a deep sleep. Whether the varja crystalwing ever wakes up from the sleep or not is not known but it is believed that deep in the Caves of Nareau, in the darkest parts where no other crystalwings nest, is a collective of huge sleeping varja crystawlings who in time become part of the Caves themselves.

Notes

Obtained from: Event, Magiversary, Retired
Breeding: Yes
Renaming cost: 2000 gold
Release date: May 10th 2015

Breeds with the following:
Varja Crystalwing + Varja Crystalwing = Varja Crystalwing
Rewin Dragon + Varja Crystalwing = Varja Pygmy Gemdragon
Rewin Ancient + Varja Crystalwing = Varja Pygmy Gemdragon
Varja Crystalwing + Varja Pygmy Gemdragon = Varja Pygmy Crystalwing

Sprite art: Tekla | Description: Rosehill

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