Female Hatchling

Female Hatchling
Name: unnamed
Species: Emerald Mantis
Birthday: Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Owner: RobotChimera
Mother: unnamed
Father: unnamed

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Stage Progress: 1.36%
Overall Progress: 41.53%

A shaky, gangly hatchling has forced its way out of this shell. Already the size of your hand, this mantis youngling has sharp ridges along its fore claws and small wings tucked close to its body. Upon emerging from its egg, it promptly devoured a fish you offered and fell asleep. It clearly isn't one of the more affectionate companions. Upon waking, the mantis left the cave immediately and did not return until dark. The other hatchlings are a little unsure of this strange insect, and prefer to avoid it. The gryphons and cats in particular seem to want to attack it, but know better. Razor-edged claws slice through almost anything with ease, and the hatchling's green color makes it difficult to spot in the grass.

Insects rarely are magi companions, mostly because of their size but also due to their short life spans. Emerald and onyx mantises, however, are quite different. Reaching up to three feet in height, these insects live longer lives, are more intelligent, and possess powers quite unlike regular mantises. Their exteriors are hard and difficult to pierce, and their coloration allows for easy camouflage. Females of the species are the more dominant of the two. Emerald mantises are perfectly suited for hiding in foliage, waiting for a meal to pass by. Light green with slightly different colored bellies, emerald mantises hunt during the day, unlike the onyx. They hunt for birds, snakes, lizards and mammals, catching and devouring prey of up to the size of a dog. Their large wings are capable of sustaining them in flight.

Sprite art: GlassWalker | Description: Damien