Frozen Female Hatchling
Name: Rainbow Delight
Species: Cascara Butterfly
Birthday: Tuesday, March 16, 2010
A beautiful caterpillar has emerged from this egg. All along its body are bright markings, and it seems that as you gaze at the hatchling, the world's colors subtly change. Looking at a tree, the bark seems somehow alive, but as you go to touch it, the colors fade. You look down at the tiny caterpillar on your hand and smile, knowing where the momentary power came from. As it ages, this hatchling grows more powerful, causing you to wonder how potent it will be when it reaches adulthood. For now, this little one is content with munching at tender leaves, fattening itself up. It mingles with other young of its kind, crawling along branches and devouring leaves. It seems to grow sleepier with every day, and it will not be long now before it begins to change.
Cascara butterflies are beautiful creatures, and when you see them dancing among the fields, it is a sure sign of the arrival of spring. These butterflies are named for the gorgeous coloring of their transparent wings. They much resemble the artwork created in Synara out of small pieces of bright glass which are arranged to create a picture. It is said that only peaceful magi that are pure of heart can borrow the cascara butterfly's power. If one of these creatures chooses to do so, they can temporarily show their human companion a different view of the world. Through their eyes, a Magi can see the flows of energy that permeate the world – connecting lifeforms which each other, surging through the trees, shimmering in the air. With this power, a magi can detect any illness, be it in plant, animal or human. Different diseases take on different colors, making it easier to diagnose and cure the patient. Physicians in Synara take advantage of this skill to aid the invalid. These butterflies are always treated exceptionally well, however, and enjoy many treats and comforts.