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Mammoth Snail #841

General

A distant cousin of the elephant snail the mammoth snail is a well-known nuisance dreaded by every gardener, originally hailing from the northernmost parts of the Silva Forest. Its appetite is legendary, and one snail alone can destroy a good-sized garden in only a single night. Worse, these creatures usually come in large groups and can easily destroy the harvest of a village in short time, causing famine among the people. Mammoth snails usually appear in irregular intervals at the Silva Forest, separated by several years. In those years, they eat a swath through the forest, until they lay their eggs and die off. Careless magi who didn't watch their mammoth snails have caused swarms of them in other regions of the world, which caused the Keep to put a ban on breeding them. The Keep has a team of experts ready to move out when hearing about a swarm in an inhabited region and contain the infestation.

Egg

This is a heavy egg looking almost like the shell of a snail.

Hatchling

A small snail has hatched from your egg. It has an unusual appetite and is constantly eating, usually anything leafy and green, though also drier branches vanish without a trace. The first night after it emerged, you made the mistake of letting it run around your quarters unchecked, with the result that one of the plants you had was eaten whole. You now keep the snail in a glass bowl with a lot of food, and it increases in size daily. Before long, this odd hatchling will challenge the gryphon younglings in size.

Adult

Your snail has almost reached a foot in length. While it is still eating whatever it can, it hasn't grown in the last few days and you suspect it has reached its final size. By now it seems to recognize you, because it always flaps its hairy ears in greeting when you come near it, although you suspect it does this more in expectation of a meal than in genuine interest for you. Its trunk is surprisingly nimble and more than once it has broken out of the bowl you are keeping it in. When this large creature escapes, it proceeds to demolish most of your quarters, using its tusk to break into your cupboards. More than once you have considered getting rid of the thing, since it doesn't seem to serve a useful purpose, but every time you do, it wraps its trunk around your wrist affectionately and makes you reconsider. Strange though it is, you have become attached to this creature, and even the burden of feeding it seems not so difficult.

Notes

Obtained from: Item
Breeding: No
Renaming cost: 2000 gold
Release date: December 23rd 2017

Sprite art: Niwer/Lazuli | Description: Morgaln

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