Male Hatchling

Male Hatchling
Name: unnamed
Species: Lusine Moth
Birthday: Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Owner: Danafox

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Stage Progress: 3.21%
Overall Progress: 51.60%

As soon as Lusine Moth caterpillars hatch, they turn around and consume their eggs for nutrients. Something in the eggshell provides them with the ability to absorb sunlight, a key part of their magical ability. As the day passes, they change color to reflect the amount of light they are absorbing, though it takes many years for them to effectively use this energy. While the adults can live entirely on the light of the sun and moon, the hatchlings spend most of their time eating, like ordinary caterpillars, and many unfortunate herbalist magi have come back to their rooms to find their term projects decimated by a hungry Lusine Moth caterpillar. Despite their remarkable appetites, these hatchlings are prized by the younger students prior to final exams; keeping a hatchling around while reading a long text allows the reader to remember more of the material. The abilities of these caterpillars are not as fine-tuned as those of the adults, however, so students using them as study-aids are cautioned about taking them to Remy's Inn, lest they should remember a funny story told around the fire better than the answers to questions on the tests.

Lusine Moths are a peculiar insect companion thought to have originally come from the Jungle of Raza, though on a clear night, a person can see them flying all around the countryside near the Keep. They are well-known for their faint green glow that legends tell have helped lost travelers find their ways, though the magi who keep them often say that if these moths have ever led lost travelers, they must have done so by helping the wanderers remember the path. The power of these companions to recall lost memories is the main reason they are kept around the Keep, often helping older magi once their memories begin to fade. Keeping one of these companions around can not only improve the memory, but also repair it, if it is damaged. Specially-trained healers also recommend these companions for people who have experienced trauma or bouts of strong emotions, such as fear or anger, as Lusine Moths can help put a person’s mind at ease and help them recall times of happiness. In order to use their power, Lusine Moths must absorb sunlight, their wings changing color to reflect the amount of light available. Although these moths can use their abilities at any time, as long as they have absorbed enough light, their abilities are strongest at night, especially when the moon is present.

Sprite art: Jrap17 | Description: PKGriffin