Female Hatchling

Female Hatchling
Name: unnamed
Species: Nkoe
Birthday: Friday, December 1, 2017
Owner: Marta

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Stage Progress: 6.61%
Overall Progress: 53.31%

A nkoe hatchling is soft when it first hatches, its fur downy and fine for its first few weeks. It doesn't begin to develop the ability to become stone until after its first year, and before that is usually guarded fiercely by its parents. Nkoe hatchlings spend most of their time sleeping in the sun, but when awake are rambunctious and mischievous, with a love for stealing various possessions and hiding them under furniture. They also enjoy wrestling with siblings, tau hatchlings, and even magi willing to risk the occasional painful bite or scratch before the nkoe hatchling learns to be soft with delicate magi skin. Unlike their tau cousins, they love the water and will happily swim all day during the summer months or in hotter climates.

Legend says that the first nkoe and the first tau were found in the same ancient tomb deep in the Ixan Jungle, thought to be nothing more than stone reliefs upon the tomb's walls. The magi who found them took shelter in the tomb escaping a storm and while camping there, were startled to see the reliefs on the wall unfold themselves and drop down to the stone floor. These magi were then presented with eggs to take back with them to civilization, which is where the nkoe and tau spread throughout the world as fierce protectors of magi. The descendants of these first nkoe and tau still have the ability to change into stone, both as statues and as reliefs upon convenient walls.

Sprite art: Tekla | Description: Sochitelya