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Kajiki Istiora #809

General

Kajiki istiora can be found in oceans all over the world, though they seem to prefer more tropical waters, especially when laying their eggs. Istiora are large, heavy creatures that can not only outgrow many boats, but also outswim them. For this reason - and because the oceans are so large - few magi have been able to study them extensively, and those that do encounter them on the open sea are often driven away by their ability to stun with their bills. Eggs are also well-hidden, but a handful of istiora have been raised by researchers, at least until they outgrow their pools and have to be released. Kajiki istiora are most often spotted during thunderstorms and hurricanes, when they leap out of the water to - according to local fishermen - recharge their stun abilities.

Egg

This shimmering violet egg shocks anyone who touches it.

Hatchling

Istiora hatchlings are curious but not particularly bright, though some researchers think this might just be because they're near-sighted. Either way, a magi raising an istiora should always keep in mind both their long sharp bill and, once they're older, their ability to stun with a single poke or slash. Kajiki istiora hatchlings are attracted to light, especially if it's bright and flashing; an attraction that magi can take advantage of to keep them still for at least a few moments. Unlike paxir, kajiki hatchlings are generally ambivalent about companions, but only so long as those companions are larger or at least more dangerous than them.

Adult

Despite its large size, an adult istiora is a gleaming, graceful creature, capable of leaping high above the waves and arrowing swiftly below them. They often travel great distances across all the oceans of the world, though they prefer to keep to deeper waters where they can easily hunt. Their large bills and their ability to stun easily enable them to slash through a school of fish, or protect themselves from predators, though most kajiki avoid battles with anything that could eat them. The ability to stun comes from the lightning that flashes around their bills but magi aren't entirely sure how they create it, or how they control its force. While it was once thought that kajiki just stunned indiscriminately, researchers have recently found that they can generate a deadlier force for larger prey or when threatened. Whether this power can be harnessed by magi remains to be seen; though istiora are becoming a slightly more common sight, much more research is needed.

Notes

Obtained from: Donation, Retired
Breeding: Yes
Renaming cost: 20000 gold
Release date: September 1st 2017

Breeds with the following:
Kajiki Istiora + Kajiki Istiora = Kajiki Istiora Cost: 3 shards
Kajiki Istiora + Paxir Istiora = Kajiki Istiora Cost: 3 shards
Kajiki Istiora + Paxir Istiora = Paxir Istiora Cost: 3 shards

September 2017 3-shard Donation Pet

Sprite art: Tekla | Description: Sochitelya

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