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Erebine Phoenix #936

General

While phoenixes are renowned for their ability to engulf themselves in flame and begin life anew, what is less well-known is the tendency for some species to partly fail in this regeneration. For enigmatic reasons, a phoenix will sometimes die partway, its face becoming a skull and its vibrant feathers fading to ashen gray. Its flames are often weaker, too, emitting less light and far less heat, cool enough that an ordinary person can touch them without being injured. These creatures, called erebine phoenixes, are unusually silent. Some reports claim that erebine phoenixes can resume their more vibrant lifestyles and that this is merely one of many life stages a phoenix will go through, but others insist that no erebine phoenix has ever regenerated, much less turned back into an ordinary bird. Whatever the case, the phoenixes don't seem keen to clarify their mysterious ways.

Adult

Erebine phoenixes are uncanny companions, unusually still and quiet for birds. They can easily be mistaken for statues by the unwary, until they flare their sickly green and purple flames to faintly illuminate a room. Their macabre appearance makes them common companions for magi who specialize in the arcane arts and dark magic, but the birds themselves seldom have any affiliation. They never eat or sleep, and their ability to show affection is limited to occasional portents of things to come. More than a few quests have been initiated by erebine phoenixes flying over to dusty tomes and landing on maps or names that didn't seem to be there before.

Notes

Obtained from: Event, Halloween, Item
Breeding: No
Renaming cost: 2000 gold
Release date: October 25th 2018

Sprite art: Jrap17 | Description: PKGriffin

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