Frozen Male Hatchling
Species: Mohlaris Elephant
Birthday: Saturday, July 28, 2012
The key to these hatchlings is distraction; give them a few puzzles and they are content for hours. Mohlaris elephant hatchlings are incredibly intelligent, and become restless if they have nothing to entertain them. Although female elephants watch over them, a bored hatchling will make a run for it, breaking into the castle and trumpeting happily. Although mohlaris elephant hatchlings cannot run very quickly, they are far too large to carry. Instead, the hatchlings throw themselves down onto the ground and roll around playfully, knowing full well that they cannot be picked up. Despite repeatedly strengthening the fences around The Keep, they continue to break in. Mohlaris elephant hatchlings carefully watch how magi open the gates, and then copy the movements with their dexterous trunks.
Because they are so intelligent and gentle, these companions are free to wander where they will. Mohlaris elephants mostly congregate around the lake, keeping an eye on their young and munching on plants. On hot days, the elephants relax in the mud, covering up their delicate blue markings with dirt and rolling around lazily. To clean themselves, the elephants wade into the water and use their trunks to suck up water, spraying their bodies with it. A playful elephant may give an unexpected shower to visiting magi, so it's best to be aware. Their long trunks are most intriguing – gentle enough pluck a flower from the ground, but strong enough to easily tear a branch off a tree. Elephants use their trunks to pick up objects, and breathe through them when swimming. They are also used for communication purposes, as certain gestures indicate different things; a raised trunk calls for other elephants to be alert. Mohlaris elephants are also vocal creatures, trumpeting when excited or bellowing at one another in greeting. They are very social animals, and it is rare to see a lone mohlaris elephant. Males tend to be slightly aloof, leaving the family for a few hours every day in order to roam. When in groups, it's not uncommon to see an elephant wash a nearby friend, or groom any hatchling that wanders near. They are most affectionate with their mates and young, twining their trunks together and nuzzling.