Male Hatchling

Male Hatchling
Name: unnamed
Species: Nareaun Quetzalcoatl
Birthday: Sunday, January 22, 2012
Owner: Rinie
Mother: unnamed
Father: unnamed

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Stage Progress: 28.10%
Overall Progress: 58.99%

This beautiful, pearly hatchling loves to coil around your shoulders, nestling close to you for warmth. Eventually, though, you tire of being its favorite perch. Your fingers, it seems, have become a wonderful play toys, and exist solely to be nibbled. You wouldn't mind this so much if the young one wasn't teething – it's recently grown some very impressive teeth. Unwinding the reluctant hatchling from around your neck, you place it gently on a warm rock. It extends large wings unhappily, shrieking its discontent up at you. You soothe it with a quick pet along its rose colored underbelly, and it relaxes slowly. Rooting through a pocket, you find a strip of dried fish and offer it to the little one. Greedily the young quetzalcoatl takes it, curling up in a circle to chew it. You wait until it has finished and pick it up again, before striding off to leave it with one of the adults of its kind.

Quetzalcoatls are winged serpents, beautifully colored and capable of flight. To see them flying high in the air, long feathered tails streaming out behind them, is a breathtaking sight. Too small to be ridden, quetzalcoatls can carry messages through dangerous territories or spy out the land, helping magi on their travels. These serpents can sustain flight for hours, and during colder months whole flocks can be seen, migrating. Because they are reptiles, they love to bask in the sun, and their burrows are lined with spells to keep them warm. They create very narrow tunnels that no magi could crawl into, making a virtual maze. It's all but impossible to find an egg in these lairs, so the only eggs not raised by parents were given freely. To be granted one of these eggs is either a mark of your excellent care-giving skills or your determination as an adventurer. Nareaun quetzalcoatls are a beautiful shade of light blue, with a rose underbelly. Their wings, only slightly smaller than those of phoenixes, end in pale tips. The colors somehow remind one of delicate sea shells.