Created by the magi of the Artificer's Association, spider lights are not truly living creatures. They are made up of various parts and then brought to life by a powerful spell that few magi can cast correctly. Spider lights absorb light to keep moving; if placed in a location with no light source for too long, they will slowly start to dim, eventually going out. Once their light has gone out, they are unable to move. This seems to have no negative effects on them as they will recharge if placed next to a light source again. If their bulb is cracked, or completely shattered, the spider light will become immobile until it is replaced. Replacing a spider light's bulb reverts it back to its original state, forgetting its name and its magi. Like living spiders, spider lights can spin webs. You can always tell a spider light's web apart from the slight glow it gives off.
This small, white egg seems to be glowing softly.
Newly hatched, a spider light is incredibly small, however, they grow quickly as they absorb more light. A hatchling must have a constant light source to absorb from as it can't store the energy like an adult and will dim quickly. Hatchling spider lights do not like to be held by anyone but their magi.
Adult spider lights are fragile and must be handled with care. Because of this, they are extremely finicky with who they allow to hold them. They seem to be able to sense a clumsy magi and will skitter off in the opposite direction. However, spider lights grow a very close bond with the magi who created them, sometimes sitting on top of their head while they work. Throughout the day, a spider light changes its color from pink, green, and blue. At night, a spider light will climb up to its glowing web and will sometimes put on a light show of sorts, flashing through its colors repeatedly. Some magi like to call this behavior "raving". If a magi has enough patience, an adult spider light can be taught basic communication with their light by flashing it on and off.
Obtained from: Shop, Artificer Shop: 5000 gold
Renaming cost: 2000 gold
Release date: September 28th 2016
The Spider Light changes colors every 15 minutes.
Using a pink, green, or blue light bulb on a Spider Light makes the Spider Light stay the same color as the light bulb. Using a white light bulb on a Spider Light makes it start rotating the lights again.
Sprite art: Jrap17 | Description: Jrap17