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Moraz Covisflower #991

General

No one is quite sure where covisflower came from, but a popular nursery rhyme tells of a kindly farmer who opened up the leaves of one of his cauliflower plants and found a sheep there instead of the usual crop. In all likelihood, covisflower were bred from existing sheep and at some point imbued with magic to make them more like vegetables. Or perhaps they were created from enchanted vegetables by farmers tired of having cauliflower that couldn't stand up to even the slowest snails. Regardless, these creatures make lovely companions and are favored by vegetarians. Although they look fluffy from a distance, their fleece is actually made of stiff but edible plant buds. While not the softest creatures, covisflower fleece comes in many colors and breeders work hard to create new and vibrant colors to enter into shows.

Egg

This egg smells like it would go well with a nice dressing.

Hatchling

Despite its name, your covisflower is not a flower at all but a small sheep. The name actually refers to the little flowering buds that coat its body and form its plant-like fleece. They have not yet come in to give it the full-bodied fluffy appearance of the adults, but young covisflower grow quickly and yours will be fully-grown within a few months. In the mean time, it seems to enjoy running around the Keep grounds and frolicking among the Keep's various gardens. You have to watch it attentively, though; while they resemble vegetables and have an edible fleece, they're not above sneaking a nibble of their produce lookalikes.

Adult

Adult covisflowers are small compared to other sheep, even the big ones hardly the size of a dog. They're gentle creatures, unable to do much to defend themselves except hide in bushels of cauliflower and run if their garden is invaded by hungry rabbits. Though it contains plenty of fiber, the fleece is far too stiff and brittle to turn into any sort of fabric. It gets sheared once per year nonetheless. The crunchy coat is edible when washed and as it will simply shrivel up in the cold once winter comes, it is trimmed off and used in delicious salads during the Harvest Festival. The creatures suffer no ill effects from their annual shearing and in fact seem to enjoy all the attention. Come springtime, their fleece will start to bud again and grow new morsels for a future feast.

Notes

Obtained from: Event, Spring, Retired
Breeding: Yes
Renaming cost: 2000 gold
Release date: April 22nd 2019

Breeds with the following:
Moraz Covisflower + Moraz Covisflower = Moraz Covisflower
Yecu Covisflower + Moraz Covisflower = Yecu Covisflower
Yecu Covisflower + Moraz Covisflower = Moraz Covisflower

Sprite art: Borealum | Description: PKGriffin

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