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Spectrum Crystalwing #674

General

Crystalwings are rare, shy creatures who often seem to spawn more myths than actual fact. Even for a crystalwing, the spectrum crystalwing is a rare sight, spotted most often just at the tail end of storms high up near the Caves of Nareau. The most unique thing about spectrum crystalwings is their food source and the source of their coloring: they eat the gems shed by other crystalwings. The crystals they shed once a year are hard to find as they're often in the highest reaches of the mountains and often only visible when the light is just right after rain. Little else is known about spectrum crystalwings, though many magi are involved in the research to discover exactly how they digest gems.

Egg

This purple and white egg gleams with jutting crystals of light.

Hatchling

Spectrum hatchlings are long, sinuous creatures bristling with crystals, though these crystals don't yet have the colors they'll attain when the crystalwing is fully grown. They don't particularly like being handled, and many magi avoid it without wearing heavy protective clothing and gloves; the crystals are sharp and can easily cut skin, though spectrum crystalwings are rarely actively aggressive. Spectrum hatchlings can use their crystals to create light and especially enjoy using it to light up dark corners to see what's in them.

Adult

An adult spectrum crystalwing is an impressive sight: they're large creatures and the crystals that adorn their bodies turn a rainbow of colors thanks to their diet of gems. They're considered to be the source of actual rainbows by reflecting light through their crystals after a storm. Though they don't actively seek out contact with magi, they are patient when magi do come across them, and have been known to help those they consider to have a good heart. No one has ever found a spectrum crystalwing nest - which legend says only appears at the end of a rainbow - though many magi have tried. Instead those rare eggs hatched by magi are often found outside the home of those who are especially kind and pure.

Notes

Obtained from: Event, Magiversary, Retired
Breeding: Yes
Renaming cost: 2000 gold
Release date: May 10th 2016

Breeds with the following:
Spectrum Crystalwing + Spectrum Crystalwing = Spectrum Crystalwing

Sprite art: Xenomorph | Description: Sochitelya

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