Gryps once had a peaceful alliance with humans. This alliance was shattered centuries ago, when a cowardly king betrayed the secret locations of the gryps to a rival king in return for his own kingdom being spared from the advancing army. What followed was a slaughter of the unsuspecting gryps for their feathers and the theft of many eggs, commodities the rival kingdom had greedily sought, until the gryps fled in terror and sorrow to rebuild somewhere else. Those that were human companions left as well, never to return. The eggs that were stolen never hatched, and the rival king was so angered he betrayed the first king and laid the kingdom to waste. The corus gryps, with their glittering feathers, lost the most and have never forgiven humanity for the betrayal, especially since nest raiding continues. Only in recent times have the tacis gryps felt it safe enough to reach out and attempt peacemaking.
The small wings that poke through this egg's shell flap wildly.
Bits of eggshell scattered everywhere after this hatchling veritably exploded from its egg, as if being trapped inside that dinky little living space were a personal insult. Corus gryp hatchlings abhor small spaces; magi reluctant to let them out for fear that they'll hurt themselves quickly discover the sheer destruction that can be rained down upon their possessions by a bored gryp hatchling. These hatchlings are very much a creature that learns best from trial and error, even if that error results in a broken leg.
Corus gryps are wild and nearly impossible to tame. The smallest of the two types of gryp, these small, prideful creatures will viciously attack anything that comes too close, but particularly dislike humans getting too close. The only creatures they don't attack are other gryps. Despite this aggressive nature, magi who have paid the high price to know the locations still attempt to raid corus gryp nests. Corus gryp feathers retain their glitter even after moulting, and the high prices paid in Synara for such feathers are tempting. However, corus gryp eggs are the most valuable plunder by far. Eggs stolen from corus gryp nests are incredibly difficult to hatch; many methods have been tried to hatch more of these stolen prizes, but none so far have been consistently successful and corus gryps remain very rare among magi.
Obtained from: Donation, Retired
Renaming cost: 20000 gold
Release date: July 1st 2016
July 2016 3-shard Donation Pet
Sprite art: Tekla | Description: Tekla