Painted hinds are surprisingly quiet despite their size, able to move through even a dry autumn wood with delicate ease. These beautiful creatures are a rare sight and even rarer companion due to their shy nature, but magi who are lucky enough to befriend one gain a companion that is swift and strong enough to ride - if a little wild. Hinds aren't limited to the ground and can easily run through the sky, blending in with the stars and the northern lights.
This heavy gold egg has gleaming purple and blue swirls.
Painted hind hatchlings may look like they're all legs, but they're very solid babies and their sharp hooves can easily damage carpet and wood flooring. Although shy, when a hind hatchling feels playful, it can tear around at great speeds - both over ground and through the air. Fortunately hatchlings don't develop the ability to cast fire until their antlers grow in, which also marks the point at which they're adults and will leave their magi to find mates and start their own families. Painted hinds can never be kept in captivity and will always remain a little wild but can be great friends to those few they trust.
As an adult, the painted hind is a truly impressive creature, large enough to carry an adult magi and baggage, though they don't often consent to. Although shy, adult hinds are very capable of defending themselves, both physically and with fire magic. They carry an eternal flame between their antlers and can breathe it at anything that threatens them, but given the chance they would rather flee. They aren't very affectionate creatures but they can be kind to those they find worthy of respect, and they raise their hatchlings with care. On clear dark nights, magi may be lucky enough to see them run across the sky, their flames lighting their way.
Obtained from: Donation, Retired
Renaming cost: 20000 gold
Release date: December 15th 2015
December 2015 Midmonth Donation Pet
Sprite art: Tekla | Description: Sochitelya