Species: Hellflame Cerberus
Birthday: Saturday, October 1, 2011
This hatchling has a hot temper, and must be watched carefully, otherwise it may injure other creatures. Any magi with a cerberus puppy as a companion must take great care to exercise the hatchling enough, or the young dog will have too much pent up energy. Cerberus young must also be taught from an early age to only play with other cerberuses. Their strength and eventual ability to produce flame could harm other companions very easily. Luckily, cerberuses cannot be hurt by heat or fire, and can play harmlessly with one another. An amusing example of this power can be seen at the midsummer celebration. Every summer, the magi collect all the sticks and branches from the fields, and create a huge bombfire. The magi have a gathering and roast various foods, but the cerberus pups are more interesting in romping through the coals and flames.
There are few creatures as fierce and frightening in appearance as cerberuses. These giant beasts are exceptional fighters, because they have not one, but three heads. Each of these heads is capable of independent thought, making cerberuses formidable adversaries. The hot flames these companions breathe also add to their reputations. The soulflame cerberuses, with their blue markings and brilliant colors, create the hottest fires. Hellflame cerberuses, which are orange in color, do not produce such hot flames, but are slightly kinder. Many think these companions come from fiery caverns under the earth, as their heads are nothing more than smooth bone. No one knows for sure, but it is true that their appearances are frightening. It is a chilling sight to see a cerberus bring down prey, because they do so with a burning stream of fire, cooking their meal as it attempts to flee. Though cerberuses eat a variety of foods, they constantly crave meat, and leave The Keep often to pursue prey. Because of this powerful desire, it is very important to teach a young cerberus not to prey upon nearby herds, or the farmers will become very angry. Luckily these attacks have ceased, as the cerberuses have become even more illusive. These creatures are extremely rare to spot in the wild, because they actually live inside active volcanoes. It is thought that there are tunnels under the ground, leading to mysterious, perhaps evil lands where the cerberuses roam. No magi has been able to investigate these myths, as no human can make it past the streams of lava. Southeners believe the cerberuses guard the very gates of hell, allowing only the dead to pass.