Frozen Male Hatchling
Birthday: Friday, January 1, 2010
You shield your eyes with a hand, blinking against a harsh light radiating from a hole in an egg. Gradually the light grows in strength as the hole widens, until at last the egg is broken completely open. A new arkai chick clumsily makes its first steps, stumbling forward and colliding with your leg. As the newborn slowly becomes aware of its surroundings the light dims, and you are able to lower your hand. You look down into the eyes of your newest companion. This little hatchling has feathers so bright that they hurt your eyes if you look at them for too long. As it ages it will learn to control its powers, an along with shining feathers it will possess more harmful skills. The ability to call forth lightning, for example, is a strong power useful in battle.
Arkai birds are named so because of their resemblance to the magical lights that Arkai magi create. These magi use their skills to create dazzling displays known as firelights. The order of the Arkai believe light holds the secrets of the universe, and they have dedicated their lives to this element. Their chosen companions are the arkai birds, beautiful creatures that assist them in their work. Arkai birds do not have many enemies, for the ability to produce explosions that devastate the landscape is all the protection they have need of. They are found south of Voltar, where the land is too hot for most creatures to survive. At night they show up against the dark sky, their feathers bright against the blackness. They seem to shine from within, and it is apparent where their name came from.