Species: Ruby Kordaetis Elephant
Birthday: Tuesday, July 31, 2012
These hatchlings are vain little things, and greatly enjoy human company. If left alone for two long, a bored hatchling will make a run for it, breaking into the castle and harassing everyone. Although these little hatchlings cannot run very quickly, they know full well that they are too heavy to be herded or picked up. So, they find the busiest area in the castle and lay down, oftentimes surprising magi by spraying them with water from their trunks. The easiest way to remove them is to offer them their favorite treat; watermelon. A trail of slices usually suffices to bring even the most unruly of kordaetis elephants back to their place by the lake.
These are intelligent and gentle companions, and as such are free to wander where they will. Kordaetis elephants mostly congregate around the lake, keeping an eye on their young and munching on plants. On hot days, these elephants relax in the mud, although they are too proud of their unusual ears to get them dirty. To clean themselves, the elephants wade into the water and use their trunks to suck up water, creating a most interesting shower. They clean their mates and hatchlings as well, using their trunks to affectionately wash them. The rest of their time is spent eating; elephants are quite large, and require many meals. It's become necessary for grasses to be grown overnight with a spell or two, lest the area around Lake Lakira become barren. This is not a problem in the wild, as the elephants never remain in one area for long. Many believe these companions are closely related to mohlaris elephants, as they share the same traits and both come from unknown lands to the east. Indeed, the two elephants are often together, watching over each other's young and sharing food. Though the two do not produce children together, there are a few elephants who prefer the company of the other species more than their own and spend the majority of their time with them.