Species: Xand Bear
Birthday: Thursday, June 23, 2011
Most of this hatchling's day is spent roaming and feeding, although it doesn't seem to travel all that much. It's perfectly content to sit and eat everything it can reach, as it is now. Its coat, black and white, is amazingly soft to the touch, and dark eyes peer out from a mask shaped marking. This xand cub is sweet and gentle, and has taken to be carried around on your back. At the rate that it's growing, however, this activity will have to stop soon. This hatchling has plenty of playmates, though; xand cubs love wrestling with each other, and when weary they rest. It's not uncommon to see three or four of these younglings sleeping on one another in a large pile.
Xand bears are strange creatures that came from lands unknown. They are different from the black and brown bears that are native to this land, and have strong magical abilities. Some claim these animals came from across the widest waters, but no one has yet ventured that far. What is known is that these rare creatures possess incredibly valuable skills, and are gentle, sweet companions. They are black and white in color, with odd markings on their eyes and ears. Xand bears are known to be the most gentle and lethargic of companions. They control earth powers, and are able to make rare herbs and plants grow at will. Most of the time they just eat these, but the leaves and roots are incredibly potent if used in spells. Magi who are focused on studies of potions would do well to make one of these gentle animals a companion.