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Dulcine Amagnae #945

General

These birds are the sweetest around -- in every sense of the word! Dulcine amagnae are odd little creatures, more akin to the crafted animals of the Artificers Association than the creatures you might find in the Stream. These amagnae appear to be nearly immortal, able to repair themselves from almost any wound by consuming sugar and similar sweet treats like honey. The baker Mendalaus originally spun them from enchanted sugar, though related spells can be placed on living amagnae to turn them into the dulcine variety. Although amagnae tend not to have magical abilities of their own, their life energy can sustain the enchantment and allow them to live with a sugary body as long as they like. Dulcine amagnae transformed from flesh-and-blood birds seem to retain the memories of the originals, though their behavior tends to mellow somewhat.

Egg

This sweet-smelling egg has vibrant tufts of what look to be feathers, but on closer inspection turn out to be made of sugar.

Hatchling

Few things can harm a dulcine amagnae, and the poults are eager to exploit this ability. They aren't especially strong, but their sugary feathers can become quite sticky if they get even slightly wet, allowing them to climb quite easily and make a mess of anything they touch. Their thick hides protect them from light amounts of heat or moisture with only a bit of sticky sap to show for it, but open flames and water can dissolve them entirely if they're not careful. However, even this won't deter an over-inquisitive youngster; once the water dries or the fire goes out, the sugary particles that make up their bodies will reform into the fluffy birds they were before. They seem to find the experience mildly unpleasant, so caretakers are encouraged to keep a close eye on their poults, immortal or not.

Adult

Dulcine amagnae are made entirely out of sugar and have quite the taste for it. Like glass phoenixes, they only eat the substances that make up their bodies, both to heal and simply because they seem to like it. Whatever they consume along with the sugar is incorporated into their wispy feathers, which can become scented or colored if they eat sugar locked up in some other sort of treat. Unlike glass phoenixes, however, dulcine amagnae are surprisingly gentle and obedient as adults, easy to train with rewards of brightly-dyed sugar. They act much like living animals, following their caretakers around and even cuddling. The birds make excellent family companions, provided any children around them don't try to pluck and eat their sweet feathers. Taken carefully, small clippings of dulcine amagnae feathers can be added to foods to make them more magically potent and delicious.

Notes

Obtained from: Event, Harvest Festival, Item
Breeding: No
Renaming cost: 2000 gold
Release date: November 23rd 2018

Sprite art: Mysfytt | Description: PKGriffin

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