Komainu are considered omens of great luck and power, but only so long as they still carry the jade orb they hatched with. Fortunately it's very difficult to separate a komainu from its orb, but those few that lose theirs are said to also lose their bright colouring and their good tempers. Komainu crystalwings are generally happy creatures, with some magi saying they've heard their komainu laugh at a particularly good joke. Though generally a creature of deserts, komainu can adapt to colder climates, and are said to carry a lot of body heat that their magi can take advantage of on chilly days.
Jade crystals adorn this red and gold egg.
Komainu hatchlings are feisty almost from the moment they break free of their eggs, happily pouncing on everything that moves and some things that don't. Though quite small at first, they're determined to be fierce, and become so once they grow bigger. Along with the jade crystals on their bodies, komainu carry a jade orb with them throughout their life. They often play with this orb as they grow, though they tend to dislike anything else - including their magi - touching it.
Adult komainu crystalwings can reach great sizes, though they seem to enjoy twisting their serpentine bodies into knots so that no one can get an actual measurement of them. When meeting as adults, komainu are respectful to each other but not as playful as when they're hatchlings. This can change for family groups or mated pairs, when they seem to be more comfortably initiating and participating in play. Though generally too large and fluffy to really cuddle with their magi, komainu seem to enjoy resting their head in their magi's lap and having their mane or that awkward place between their antlers given a good scratch.
Obtained from: Event, Magiversary, Retired
Renaming cost: 2000 gold
Release date: May 5th 2019
Breeds with the following:
Komainu Crystalwing + Komainu Crystalwing = Komainu Crystalwing
Rewin Dragon + Komainu Crystalwing = Komainu Pygmy Gemdragon
Rewin Ancient + Komainu Crystalwing = Komainu Pygmy Gemdragon
Komainu Crystalwing + Komainu Pygmy Gemdragon = Komainu Pygmy Crystalwing
Sprite art: Borealum | Description: Sochitelya