Female Hatchling

Female Hatchling
Name: Silverbyte
Species: Nightcrawler
Birthday: Saturday, June 17, 2017
Owner: Cufflink

Stage Progress: 45.17%
Overall Progress: 70.09%

Nightcrawler hatchlings are constantly guarded by an adult, and as such are difficult to interact with. Socializing a nightcrawler companion is necessary, though, lest they bite anyone who comes near. As these little ones grow, they become increasingly adventurous, and finding them can be quite the chore. Luckily, nightcrawlers emit a soft glow, which serves as a warning to predators and a beacon in the dark.

These bugs are easy enough to spot, as they glow softly in the dark. Of course, the fact that they're the size of a grown man's arm also helps. Nightcrawlers are one of the largest bugs found in the Silvan forest, and are not commonly seen around the castle. These companions have little interest in human affairs, and prefer to keep to the woods. There, they spend their days fast asleep, tucking themselves under logs or rocks to escape the sun. As the day draws to a close, nightcrawlers awaken and set out in search of food. They have strange appetites, and usually eat fallen leaves or decaying wood. But from time to time, a vicious mood overtakes them and they will turn carnivorous and hunt small birds and fish. Nightcrawlers are always kind enough paralyze their victims before consuming them, though. A single bite immobilizes the future meal instantly so that no pain is felt. This venom is extremely potent, even to humans who are too large to be knocked out. Anyone stung by a nightcrawler will feel numb and drowsy for up to a full day. Luckily, nightcrawlers only bite when preparing to eat, or in cases of extreme danger. It is more typical for one of these companions to run when threatened or curl up in a ball. Their thick armor protects them from most animals.

Sprite art: Cassowary | Description: Damien