Male Hatchling

Male Hatchling
Name: unnamed
Species: Akvo Crystalwing
Birthday: Sunday, January 6, 2019
Owner: leica
Mother: unnamed
Father: unnamed

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Akvo crystalwings will not hatch unless their eggs are not only submerged in water, but submerged at near crushing depths. This makes acquiring and caring for them difficult if the magi in question does not possess talent with water magic, or at least good friends who have water powers. Once hatched, the younglings begin to accrete minerals from the dense seawater surrounding them, and grow swiftly in weight, although more slowly in form. Although it would seem odd to envision crystalwing predators, they nevertheless have developed a defense against any who might think the hatchlings a tasty snack: with a shiver of magic, they can cause a thin film to grow over their glinting bodies, dulling the crystalline sheen that would otherwise immediately give their position away.

Little is known about crystalwings; majestic, brightly colored creatures that are rarely seen. They are so uncommon among the local villagers that they are regarded as myth, beings said to have existed centuries ago. What little that is known is this: these gorgeous animals are adorned with crystalline scales that are true gems, and are so heavy that magic is certainly involved in their locomotion as well as existence. According to ancient legend, they originate from the Caves of Nareau, where few venture to go. Akvo crystalwings' scale-gems are vivid with the deep blues and purples of the ocean depths. It is believed that they travel along flooded passageways connecting areas of the sea floor with tunnels extending all the way to the Caves of Nareau.

Sprite art: Xenomorph | Description: ApprenticeCrone