Female Hatchling

Female Hatchling
Name: unnamed
Species: Fia Puca
Birthday: Thursday, October 12, 2017
Owner: CrossYuyite
Mother: unnamed
Father: unnamed

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Like all spirit deer, fia puca never eat and instead obtain their energy from celestial bodies. They take in energy from the moon, but the presence of the sun diminished their energy, forcing them into the spirit world during the day. However, fia puca are unique among deer in that they can also sap energy from living organisms in order to reproduce. The eggs of fia puca are said to be cursed and most villagers are warned never to touch strange black eggs if they see one in the forest. There are those who disregard superstition and raise fia puca from the eggs they find, but these creatures are still undeniably dangerous and it takes a skillful magi to control one. From a young age, they possess the ability to steal souls, slowly draining the life energy from those around them to bring them strength. The fawns seem to have little interest in people or creatures of our world, though the few magi who can keep their powers from harming those around them will insist that fia puca are not inherently evil, just strange and otherworldly creatures.

While many species of deer can be found throughout the west, only a few are known to roam other planes of existence. The so-called spirit deer – shika mizu, maza iteiri, and fia puca – tread the line between the living and the dead, said to be harbingers and messengers each with their own role to play in our world. As creatures born of another plane, little is understood about their magic, which seems to be a sort all of its own, related to the life energy that gives all things breath. They cannot be harmed by human spells, and at certain points in the day they may cease to interact with this world at all, fading away until they appear as ghosts, or disappear altogether. Each variety of spirit deer derives its power from a celestial body – the fia puca draws from the moon, the maza iteiri from the sun, and the shika mizu from the two of them together. Each deer sports a small flame that flickers above its head, and will protect this flame at all costs, for if it goes out, the deer will vanish, its tie to this world broken.

Sprite art: Tekla | Description: PKGriffin