Species: Vasant Beetle
Birthday: Monday, May 30, 2011
Out of this egg has hatched a larva, very small but gifted with endless energy. Vasant hatchlings love to help others, and spend every spare second doing so. They are most at home in the gardens, where they put their wonderful powers to good use. Even the smallest vasant beetle is capable of great things, and the younglings often work together, to encourage a tree from the earth or coax water from a dying stream. When they have worn themselves out, these companions are happy to crawl inside the nearest flower and fall asleep in the sunshine.
Not many insects frequent the castle, and of those that do, vasant beetles are some of the most lovely. They appear when the snows of winter first begin to melt, and leave only when the leaves turn brown once more. Their arrival marks the beginning of spring, and as such the inhabitants of the castle are happy to greet them. When the cold of winter arrives once more, they migrate with other like minded creatures, to the south and warmer lands. There they will escape the cold and make the southern lands fertile. Vasant beetles make their homes among plants and flowers, where they bask in the energy of growth. In the wild, they are never harmed by other creatures, for all know that they aid the earth and all its creatures. Even if they are assaulted, their hard shells and hidden wings keep them safe from harm. They eat the plants and flowers that they grow, and as well as small insects. This is most helpful, as they do not cause the gardens to dwindle. With so many new creatures at The Keep, it is increasingly difficult to feed them all, and these beetles help greatly with that problem. Indeed, when there are droughts, these beetles will swarm to nearby fields and aid the villagers with growing crops. In return, the common people send some food and other items to the castle, in thanks.