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Amberspice Mouse #821

General

Amberspice mice are incredibly quick and agile. They can be found anywhere and everywhere once autumn arrives, including places they are not supposed to be such as classrooms, kitchens, the library, Thane's wardrobe, and Belmos's desk. Because their fur smells of pumpkin and spices, amberspice mice were a popular pet when first introduced to the city of Synara. This excitement was quickly tempered by their kleptomaniac tendencies, a major problem in a city with so many artisans and merchants. The mice were quickly removed to the countryside, though it's rumored that more than a few amberspice mice hoards are still lost beneath the streets.

Egg

This egg smells like warm pumpkin pie fresh from the oven.

Hatchling

Upon hatching, your amberspice mouse looked around woozily, picked up a small piece of eggshell, and hugged it tightly before staggering into the box you had prepared and promptly falling asleep, still hugging the eggshell. A month later, your hatchling still spends most of the day sleeping in the box where it has begun collecting a small hoard. So far this hoard consists of two pencils, a small ball of brightly dyed wool yarn, one gold coin, the piece of eggshell, a small amethyst, one phoenix feather, and - most worryingly - a large golden pin you are fairly certain belongs to the Alvean student from across the hall. You console yourself with the knowledge that your amberspice mouse hasn't stolen anything truly embarrassing; well, not yet anyway.

Adult

Amberspice mice live primarily in and around pumpkin patches where they can be found arguing over prime living space with pumpkin wyrms. Adults are fairly large, about the size of your hand, and will collect everything they can lay a paw on. Though they are active year round, they are most often seen during the autumn months when the pumpkins are ripe and ready for harvest. They build nests in hollow tree stumps and will extend these nests into the ground around the pumpkin patch as their need for storage grows. Magi who wish to keep amberspice mice are often advised to give over a small barn to support their hoarding habits as these mice continue this behaviour throughout their lives. Should you have an important item taken by an amberspice mouse, wait until autumn and then offer roasted pumpkin seeds in trade as these are their favorite treat.

Notes

Obtained from: Stream (common)
Breeding: Yes
Renaming cost: 2000 gold
Release date: October 26th 2017

Breeds with the following:
Amberspice Mouse + Amberspice Mouse = Amberspice Mouse

Sprite art: Tekla | Description: ShaiNeko

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