Crystalwings are rare, shy creatures who often seem to spawn more myths than actual fact. Towns and villages near the Alasre Mountains whisper tales of the jinglong crystalwing and tell their children to behave lest the jinglong come down from its mountain peaks to spirit away those who are naughty. Large and slow-moving, jinglong spend most of their time moving sinuously through the thin air at the tops of mountains, watching the land far below. They almost never land and it's considered a sign of great luck when one does; the place that it touches is an auspicious place to build a home, will yield excellent crops, or contains treasure.
A thick, luxurious mane pokes through this egg's shell.
Jinglong hatchlings hatch at the very tops of mountains and spend only a short time in the nest before they begin to take short trips into the air. They grow rapidly and within a year will join the adults in circling the mountain peaks, and they continue to grow throughout their life at a slower pace. More nimble than the adults, they enjoy swooping down on unsuspecting travelers; never to hurt them, but just to startle them. Males and females are easily distinguishable right after hatching by their different coloring, but both have a thick, fluffy mane that stands up straight and covers their body from head to tail.
Despite the stories, an adult jinglong has never come down from the mountain to steal a child, or anything at all. They prefer to spend most of their time up in the mountains, drifting through the air; likely because their legs are too small to support their great weight. Within a few years of hatching, they're easily big enough to carry a person on their back, and no one is quite sure how they manage to keep themselves aloft with their small wings. Their size also means that they don't need to have any camouflage, leading to bright colors on both the male and female. Thick, fluffy manes that stand on end stretch down the entire length of their bodies, and like all crystalwings they shed their gems once a year.
Obtained from: Event, Magiversary, Retired
Renaming cost: 2000 gold
Release date: May 10th 2016
Sprite art: Tekla | Description: Sochitelya