Species: Niveus Enox
Birthday: Saturday, April 14, 2012
Trotting along the edge of the field is an enox, its pale coat bright in daylight. It turns a bright golden eye to you, and you rummage in your cloak for an apple. With a swift bite the apple disappears, and the niveus paws the ground, asking for another. With a wry grin, you produce a second apple, which vanishes with similar speed. Sated, light enox gives you a single bob of its head in thanks, before turning and continuing on its way. You watch as it goes, eyes trailing along the golden feathers that the sun catches. A similar gleam draws your gaze to the ground, where a gorgeous feather lies. You bend to retrieve it, twisting it in your fingers and marveling at its beauty. You turn to continue to The Keep, pondering what jewelry you could make with this pretty feather.
So bizarre as to be almost a figment of imagination, niveus enoxes are strange creatures. A blend of horse, dragon, and bird, their presence in dreams is said to foretell good fortune. Many superstitions surround these creatures, and common folk believe that if one sees an enox, they will prosper and find a new life within the year. If an enox is seen in tea leaves, a festival is immediately undertaken to celebrate the lucky individual. Niveus enoxes are shy and rarely seen, careful to remain hidden from humans. These equines live along the Alasre Mountains, often venturing into the Silva Forest in search of prey. Children daydream about stories told around the hearth, of a gentle sorceress who created the spell which brought these creatures into being. In truth, niveus enoxes are as sweet as the tales make out, horse-like in nature. They are difficult to train, more willing to graze than be taught. The work is well worth it, though, for they make powerful steeds due to their ability to carry a rider in flight, and can travel for long hours before they tire.