Adult Male

Adult Male
Name: unnamed
Species: Atieno
Birthday: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Owner: empererpenguin

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It is during the nights surrounding the spring equinox that the atienos meet in the Scarlands of Voltar, from near and far, to compete with each other in the glorious art of storytelling. Some choose to entertain with stories they have themselves painstakingly created in the year that has passed since the last festival. Others quote from their favourite book, acting out well-known scenes with much gusto. It is in these displays of storytelling that the markings on their hide come alive, glowing in wondrous patterns to accompany the story, powerful enough to even lift them into the air, yet only for a short while. Both females and males display their storytelling abilities, some in the hope of attracting a potential mate, and others for the sheer joy of entertaining their fellows.

Years upon years have passed since the first meeting between magis and the atienos. The small group of magis venturing into the land of Voltar had wisely chosen to travel by night to avoid the heat of the day, and it was then that they heard an eerie yet beautiful sound. Words spoken in a language unfamiliar to them rose and fell through the night; almost, though not quite, like song. Intrigued, they followed the sound and found a beautiful and fearsome-looking creature, clawed hands gesturing in the air as the creature told its favourite story to the moonlit night. Much has happened since that first meeting and now you may find the peaceful atienos living as far north as Synara City, able to read and occasionally even speak the languages of their surroundings, although they still travel south once a year to seek their mate. It is the atienos' great thirst for knowledge that has driven them to leave their Voltar homes. The atienos hoard stories like a dragon hoards gold; no story is too short, too long, too trivial, or too fantastic. Visiting the lair of an atieno is like walking into a grand library. Everywhere you look you'll find stacks of books and scrolls, some of them rare treasures that even Synaran nobles would be proud to own - and maybe they did. It is rumoured that atienos have no qualms about borrowing a book they like only to never return it again.

Sprite art: Borealum | Description: NyxNoire