Occasionally something goes wrong with a tienko egg and it's abandoned by its parents. When this happens, the egg gradually turns to bone and cracks, apparently killing the hatchling inside. However, it has recently been discovered that the egg does produce a semi-living creature: the skeletal felos. Felos are nocturnal creatures who prefer to stay out of sight, creeping through the shadows that linger in corners and dark alleys. Those who know they have a felos or two nearby usually keep their windows tightly shut even during the hottest nights, lest they wake up in the darkness to the felos curled up on their chest, the leathery sack inside its ribcage gently beating.
Unfortunately, it seems as though this egg has been cracked and the creature inside has died.
Felos hatchlings appear to be nothing more than a pile of bones, but watchful magi will sometimes see a glint of light appear in the eyes of the skull. These hatchlings don't eat or appear to interact in any way, but eventually the bones will begin to build themselves into their adult form. Magi wishing to raise a felos hatchling will need to provide it a dark space, as too much light can damage the bones, and be patient; there's no set time for a felos hatchling to become an adult.
An adult felos is slightly smaller than an adult tienko and generally not playful, but they do seem to enjoy stalking small creatures and sleeping where it's warm - though still not in direct sunlight. Felos are fully grown once their bones have all come together and the leathery sack in their ribcage has fully inflated. This sack is warm to the touch and seems to pulse with something that's not quite a heartbeat. Some claim that cutting open this sack will reward the perpetrator with rubies red as blood, but that the action carries a curse that gives immortality at the price of being slowly forgotten by everyone the perpetrator has ever known and loved.
Obtained from: Event, Halloween, Retired
Renaming cost: 2000 gold
Release date: October 25th 2016
Sprite art: Jrap17 | Description: Sochitelya