Species: Frost Unicorn
Birthday: Wednesday, December 30, 2009
There is no better traveling companion than a frost unicorn when you are making your way north. The Arkene is the home of this species of unicorns, and they are perfectly suited to the harsh terrain, with their pale coloring. They eat winter plants that have managed to survive that far north, and take energy from ice and snow. Herds of them can sometimes be seen making their way across the frozen landscape, their pale forms barely discernible against the snow. Occasionally, in the summer, one will break off from the group, and make its way to you. These are tame unicorns escaping the heat of The Keep. Frost unicorns are only present during the coldest seasons of the month, as they find heat unbearable and quickly become unhappy in hot weather. These creatures return to The Keep with the coming of snow, often with a new youngling at their side. They choose their own mates, and establish a delicate hierarchy within a herd that is not easily apparent to humans.
These unicorns blend perfectly into the stark landscape of the north, with their icy appearances. Cool blue and white coloring hint to their powers, as well as their home. Native only to the lands of Arkene is this rare breed of unicorns, who specialize in ice powers. Unicorns are known to be one of the oldest and most powerful of creatures, and frost unicorns in particular elevate the magic of their magi. Unicorn eggs are among the hardest to find, hidden in glaciers miles below the surface of the northern seas. If you have managed to acquire one, you should consider yourself rather lucky. Frost unicorns are extremely intelligent and desired as companions. Their powers emanate from their horn; with one touch, they can freeze the earth around them or summon snow. If they lose their spiraled horns, they lose most of their powers, but poachers have long ago been all but eliminated by magi. Unicorns are quite able to defend themselves without the aid of their human companions, regardless. These creatures are known for their legendary fighting skills and mastery of magical powers.