Adult Male

Adult Male
Name: unnamed
Species: Imperator Tamarin
Birthday: Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Owner: Taliesen

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When fully grown, imperator tamarins are incredibly quick, and are capable of amazing leaps. At the Keep they can often be seen running along rooftops, or leaping from window to window, or from roof to roof of the buildings. They can also sometimes be seen in the orchards of the Keep, jumping along the highest branches and from tree to tree, traveling quickly without ever touching the ground. It is not unheard of for an imperator tamarin to leap 15 or 20 feet in a single bound. Long, full mustaches give the imperator an appearance that some young magi compare to 'a grumpy old Belmos' - if only in whispers - but appearances are deceiving. Imperators are among the most gregarious and friendly creatures in the Keep and bond closely with their magi. They are prized by magi who travel in jungles because they can share their talent for leaping, which helps their magi avoid obstacles that might otherwise delay their journeys.

Native to the Jungle of Raza, imperator tamarins, or “mustache monkeys” as some call them, are incredibly friendly and affectionate creatures. They are relatively small creatures, ranging in height from 10 to 12 inches, with tails that are often longer than their bodies. In the wild they live in small groups and can generally be found in the tops of trees, where they scavenge food, including small insects and sap. Imperator families are generally led by the oldest female in the group and her mate, and individual families will often band together in food scavenging parties which sometimes include other types of tamarins. Although small, these animals are remarkably quick and agile, and can leap great distances, which enables them to quickly escape from danger. They are, in fact, so quick that many predators no longer bother with them as a predator that stalks an imperator will almost certainly remain a hungry predator. They are not fond of extremes of temperature and prefer humid environments. They can share their ability to leap great distances with those they befriend, and few magi travel through the jungle without at least one of these creatures along to aid them in their explorations.

Sprite art: DarrkestDrow/Jrap17 | Description: Taliesen