Male Hatchling

Male Hatchling
Name: unnamed
Species: Silvan Yi Qi
Birthday: Friday, January 11, 2019
Owner: Imperialism

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Young yi qi are born covered in fluffy down but quickly molt it for functional plumage. They learn to fly far quicker than any bird, their spindly wings able to hold them aloft mere days after they hatch. They remain within the flock, depending on a diligent crew of adults to bring them large grubs so they can grow. At the Keep, such grubs are hard to come by, and the hatchlings make due with larger amounts of regular caterpillars and beetle larvae. They're belligerent little creatures, apparently sharp, but unusually tricky to train. Having treats on hand with which to bribe them is widely thought to be the most effective way to get them to cooperate.

Wander around in the forests of the world for long enough and you may encounter a small creature that looks like a cross between a bat and a bird, but is distinct from either. The elusive yi qi is smaller than a jay and spends most of its time camouflaging against the bark and moss of trees to evade predators. They have sharp claws, but these are mainly used for climbing and finding food. They live in flocks of a few dozen in the dense hearts of Silva and Raza, those in the cooler forest being a less impressive green color than their vibrant cousins, but bolder and more willing to explore.

Sprite art: Mysfytt | Description: PKGriffin