Male Hatchling

Male Hatchling
Name: unnamed
Species: Yuaxu
Birthday: Sunday, April 15, 2018
Owner: Nicoleknb

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Stage Progress: 21.61%
Overall Progress: 59.54%

Yuaxu hatch ready to eat and fight, and their gawky appearance belies their ability to put anything and everything into their mouths. They grow at a steady rate over the course of a few years, becoming more feathered as they reach their adult size. As young hatchlings, they spend most of their time sitting and demanding food from their parents, who take turns hunting for them while the other parent keeps a watchful eye on the nest. Once they get large enough, they begin to hunt with their parents, and seem to have a particular taste for sea life; in fact, they were first discovered when a particularly far-ranging pair of hatchlings invaded the Seal Rookery.

Yuaxu live in the remotest northern regions of the world, which explains why they were only recently discovered despite their great size. Large and hardy, they're also covered in feathers to help keep them warm even in the deepest snows. Female yuaxu are fiercer than males, using the blood of their prey to colour their crests, arms, and the base of their tail. However, male yuaxu are more than capable of hunting and defending themselves, even if they do prefer preening and ensuring the stripe across their bodies is as white as the snow around them. Consummate predators, they have no identifiable magic but generally don't seem to need it, and magi seeking to take one as a companion should be aware of the ever-present danger that a yuaxu will eat them as a snack.

Sprite art: Tekla | Description: Sochitelya