Species: Sacred Scarab
Birthday: Tuesday, January 11, 2011
A pair of red antennae are waving from this blue egg.
Scarabs are found in the far deserts of Etain, where they burrow deep into the sand at night to slumber. They emerge as the sun rises and spend the day hunting for meals of insects. They can often be seen basking on rocks, and are sometimes mistaken for precious jewels due to their beautiful colors. These colors serve as a warning to predators, as scarabs are incredibly poisonous if eaten. Because of this natural defense their young are seldom in danger from predators, and have no need of their parents. Scarabs lay their eggs in the sands nearest their territories, making finding one a difficult task. These eggs are kept warm by the scarabs' ability to infuse them with warmth. As adults, they master the ability to store heat for cold nights. When living in the lands to the north, scarabs gain energy from fires as well as the sun, allowing them to survive during the winter months. As they approach adulthood they will shed and grow larger and even more vibrantly colored. Discarded scarab wings are highly sought after, as they create beautiful pieces of jewelry, and sell at a high price.