Male Hatchling

Male Hatchling
Name: unnamed
Species: Moray Eel
Birthday: Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Owner: trystan830

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Stage Progress: 25.29%
Overall Progress: 62.64%

A magi can always tell when a moray eel is about to hatch, because the egg will change the tempo at which it bobs about, and if this is noted in time, many will come to watch the spectacle. The hatchling tends to emerge tail first in a seemingly choreographed series of twirling waves, sweeping up its own egg shell fragments into a miniature contained eddy, and using them as glinting confetti to stage their showy entrance. They love to show off their athletic prowess from that first moment, and it is a singularly entrancing exhibit -some magi speculate that there is a slight hypnotic power to their dancing which helps them attract prey within striking distance.

The moray eels of the Western sea are never entirely still -much like certain sharks which continue to swim even while sleeping, their constant movement powers everything from their breathing to their magic. Magi who have bonded with one protest that it is never aimless movement, but a purposeful dance of life; from patient, subtle "dances of enticement" to lure in prey, or hours of flashy performance for play or mating, to somber directional mapping dances designed to mourn the loss of a companion, or to warn of danger drifting closer on the currents. Even the most fiercely defensive magi, however, will admit that most eels seem to spend a great deal of time tying themselves into knots from sheer joy of motion, and that chasing their own tails for the fun of it cannot be taken too seriously as a portent of anything larger than love of life.

Sprite art: Tekla | Description: ApprenticeCrone