Frozen Male Hatchling
Birthday: Monday, December 7, 2009
Still rather shaky on its long legs, this small creature loves to follow you around . It uses its small trunk to explore and taste everything it can reach. Baku hatchlings eat vegetables mainly, but sweet fruits are always a welcome treat. This little one is quite adamant when it wants something to eat, tugging at your robe with its trunk. Although generally sweet natured and calm, it already knows to use its sharp tusks when irked, and you have to be sure it doesn't harm its playmates. Sometimes when you look at it it seems to you that the little creature is slightly translucent, like an illusion or a being seen in a dream.
Baku possess the body of a horse, the mane, tail and paws of a lion, and the face and trunk of an elephant. They are curious to look at, but very powerful, with tusks that can skewer almost anything and valuable magical skills. They can pass between the waking world and the realm of dreams, thus allowing a magi to escape harm or reach places that aren't usually accessible. Sometimes, if you just glance at a baku out of the corner of your eye, it seems to be wavering, almost see-through. This is generally a sign of the creature hovering between two worlds. If the bond between a magi and their Baku is very strong, the magi can share the Baku´s dream sight, and see things and even people that are far off. This is an invaluable skill when it comes to wars and discovering what their magi brethren are doing.