Male Hatchling

Male Hatchling
Name: unnamed
Species: Solar Fox
Birthday: Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Owner: Baikala
Mother: unnamed
Father: unnamed

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These chubby babies sleep much of the time, but are full of energy once awake. With their constant eating and playing, solar fox hatchlings are hard to care for. Thankfully, their parents take most of the duties, teaching them to hunt and, above all, fear the moon. Every night magi can be seen looking for lost pups to bring them inside, away from the harmful darkness. But do not be foolish enough to think that the end of day will mean calm in The Keep: there is no respite from these feisty younglings. As soon as the solar foxes finally go to sleep, their lunar counterparts will wake and begin to wreck havoc. One would think that the constant danger of the night would keep these animals subdued, but nothing lessens the spirits of solar hatchlings. They are far too busy stalking prey and fooling around with each other to pay much mind to the deadly curse that lingers over them. Their magi companions and parents can pay attention to those concerns; hatchlings should only be concerned with growing and play. Once these younglings are grown enough to fully serve as companions, they often accompany magi on short travels during the daytime, and are always excited to discover new places.

Long ago, no solar or lunar foxes existed, and these creatures were known only as desert foxes. They lived throughout the Etain desert, and it was well known that they possessed great powers. Despite this magic, these animals did not become companions of magi, but lived separate from humans, avoiding them. Unfortunately, there were some who would have this otherwise – namely, a dark magi of the name Hawthorne. This man had long ago chosen an evil path, and sought to harness the magic of these foxes to create permanent night. Though this man was cunning, his plan went awry, as spells that meddle with nature often do. A huge explosion was the result of Hawthorne's enchantment, and the dark magi died instantly. That was not the only price that was paid for his actions – solar foxes came into being. These creatures are colored like the sun, and bear a curse – the ability to live during daylight only. As soon as the moon rises, solar foxes are forced to find shelter lest they die. No attempt to reverse the spell has ever been undertaken, as it is far too dangerous. One positive thing to come from this incident, however, was new companions. These foxes are no longer as reclusive as they once were, but often seek out friends in humans.

Sprite art: Umbreonage | Description: Damien