The magi who saw the first hvitamarr thought it was a mirage or an illusion, brought about by the glow of the sun through the mountains surrounding the caves of Nareau. Hvitamarr make their home at the base of these mountains, extending towards Synara in the east and Alveus in the west. They're strong and sturdy creatures, capable of travelling great distances even with a rider and supplies. Like their vedhrmarr cousins, they have a particular fondness for poetry, especially the kind known as kenning. It's thought that their proximity to the caves of Nareau is what gave them the shine to their gold and pink coats. Hvitamarr are very loyal to their magi and their magi's loved ones, and tend to be more aggressive than their vedhrmarr cousins, especially when it comes to defending themselves and their family.
You can hear the sound of bell-like hoofbeats coming from this horned golden egg.
Hvitamarr hatchlings are surprisingly agile given their extra legs, but on bad footing or when they're excited, they will often tangle themselves up and fall on their noses. Fortunately they're sturdy creatures, and when balanced are fast enough that they're often little more than shiny gold or pink blurs. Friendly and affectionate, hvitamarr hatchlings grow fast but should not be ridden until they're full adults, to allow their long legs time to adjust to their weight. Their horns don't grow in until they're fully grown, and both male and female hvitamarr will have mock sparring matches that look - and sound - deadly but usually are only in play.
Adult hvitamarr are large, powerful beasts with a surprisingly smooth gait despite their many legs. When looking for one in the wild, a magi may be able to attract them by the use of kenning: poetry written using figurative expressions, the more obscure the better. When fully grown, hvitamarr are capable of taking extended journeys with very little rest or food, and it's said that hvitamarr and their vedhrmarr cousins take old magi to their final resting places. They can also cross water of any size, including the ocean, by walking on the tops of the waves.
Obtained from: Donation, Retired
Renaming cost: 20000 gold
Release date: February 1st 2016
February 2016 3-shard Donation Pet
Sprite art: Tekla | Description: Sochitelya