Species: Tenvaes Gryphon
Birthday: Saturday, March 24, 2012
As soon as a tenvaes gryphon hatches, it will start begging for food by chirping loudly. These gryphons are difficult hatchlings to raise and require limitless amounts of patience. Wild tenvaes gryphons frequently abandon their young as soon as they can fend for themselves, because they are so irritating. These orphaned hatchlings are a common sight around The Keep, and they keep each other company. These pretty gryphons aren‘t the most affectionate of hatchlings though, as they bite and scratch often and never seem to lose their wildness. Their persistently loud chirps will wear on any magi’s nerves, and you soon realize that the brief moments of silence you get are all the thanks the little tenvaes gryphon will give you. Despite it all, you can’t help but smile as you watch the clumsy hatchling pounce and play with the other tenvaes gryphon young.
Though quite lovely to behold, tenvaes gryphons can be bothersome creatures. They delight in victimizing not only magi, but other creatures as well. Luckily, they pose little threat because, as far as gryphons go, tenvaes gryphons are quite small, growing only slightly larger than normal squirrels. If it wasn't for their diminutive size, these creatures would not be allowed within the castle. They routinely evict birds from their nests, steal food stashes from squirrels, and will even steal from any humans who venture nearby. They are attracted to shiny objects and are known to take jewelry from unsuspecting victims. Unless they are kept in check, their behavior can get out of control. Luckily, wild tenvaes gryphons are fiercely territorial and confine their antics to their home range. Nesting adults will attack trespassers relentlessly until they are driven away. If one does manage to sneak close enough to look inside one of their nests, they'll be impressed by the sight. Tenvaes gryphons collect their treasures as soon as they are born, and an adult one will possess quite a hoard. The only way to get back a stolen object is to offer the gryphon another object in its place.