Species: Calidaes Reindeer
Birthday: Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Calidaes reindeer hatchlings are happy little creatures, constantly running about and finding the fun in everything. Even at this young age they are starting to produce the flames their kind is famous for. Older reindeer take care to teach hatchlings the effects of their magic, and so accidents are kept to a minimum. If a fire does break out, a frigaes reindeer will promptly put it out. When one's calidaes calf is young, it is best to approach them with a bucket of water at the ready, just in case. As they age, these hatchlings are able to control their powers more easily, and begin to learn to levitate. Calidaes reindeer like to hold contests against one another, seeing who can get the highest. Every once in a while a hatchling takes a tumble, and is quite embarrassed.
If someone is purposely looking for a reindeer, it is unlikely that they will find one. Like their kirin brethren, these creatures can move silently if they wish to, leaving no tracks behind. How they accomplish this feat is quite different, though. Calidaes and frigaes reindeer are capable of walking above treetops, their hooves moving as if the air beneath them is solid. Wild reindeer take to the air whenever anyone is near to avoid being seen. This power does not extend to flight, though, despite the wishful stories of some village children. Levitating tires these companions out, and they cannot remain airborne indefinitely. Reindeer at the castle use this skill mostly to find more delectable leaves at the top of trees. For the most part, these companions are content with remaining on the ground, foraging for food like any other creature. However, if one does manage to glimpse a sight of a reindeer in the woods, it is impossible to mistake for a normal deer. Calidaes reindeer have brown coats and antlers, but between their antlers burns a constant flame. This fire burns hotter than any other, and will melt anything it touches, even forming glass from sand.