Frozen Female Hatchling
Name: Mati Thyellas
Species: Cinder Storm Steed
Birthday: Monday, July 2, 2012
These hatchlings spurn human contact, and prefer to mingle with their own kind. Should any other animal approach and wish to play, the young storm steed will snub them and run off. If the antagonizer continues to taunt one of these foals, they will receive a small shock in warning. Although young storms steeds cannot fully control this power, they must still be taught not to use it against humans, as it can be quite dangerous. It is also important for a magi to establish a strong bond, lest the horse become too wild and never return. Even young foals are eager to leave the castle, and as soon as they are able, they leave The Keep altogether, and travel with their herds.
It is rare to see one of these horses around the castle; they roam far and wide, and are not fond of other companions, even other horses. They are proud creatures, and respond only to their magi, but are tentative even then. It is said that storm steeds come from the lands to the south, where few dare to venture. The lands there are sweltering and barren, too difficult for humans to survive. Peculiar storms often spring up, with lightning scorching the earth and darkness falling before its proper time. These horses can sometimes be seen frolicking in such storms, and despite the danger, suffer no harm. Finding a wild storm steed is a task easier said than done, for they do not wish to be found, and are seen from the edges of the Arkene all the way to the southernmost reaches of Voltar. At the slightest glimpse of a human, a storm steed gallops off, at a speed that rivals that of the wind. Behind them, the weather turns foul, and sudden downpours appear. These companions are able to call rain down around them, the storm springing up from nowhere and lasting for a short while. Should one try to pursue the storm steed further, and the rain becomes worse, falling hard enough to sting the skin and making it impossible to see. Tempest storm steeds can even summon lightning powerful enough to scorch the earth and stun any enemy. Only a few people have been stung by these bolts, and though they have lived to tell the tale, were weak for many moons afterwards.