A tropical species originating in the Candle Archipelagos, iwan crystalwings can be found throughout the Ixan Jungle and wherever it is warm and wet in the east. They are resplendent creatures, frequently found lounging in the sun and feasting on ripe fruit. They're too large to move without help from a strong companion, and with only a few predators in their native range, iwan crystalwings tend to grow complacent around people. As a result, they will often wander into houses and onto ships, readily making their homes there whether it is convenient for the owner of the domicile or vessel in question.
This egg is heavy but soft and warm to the touch.
Juvenile iwan crystalwings are at their most vulnerable right after they hatch. Although already able to breathe fire, they are small and easily snatched up by passing hawks or eagles. They can give any predator a nasty nip or burn if they like, and if lucky enough to be dropped, will lazily glide to the ground and scuttle off to safety. As they grow older, their scales become harder and their weight helps them avoid predation.
Iwan crystalwings have a particular fondness for grapes and are easy to befriend if one carries enough on a regular basis. They get along well with the other fire-based creatures at the Keep - as well as any fire-based creatures can get along - though they rarely do anything resembling play once they reach a certain size. The crystalwings prefer to sit and watch the machinations of the other creatures, only contributing to the roughhousing of hellhound pups or overly-enthusiastic dragons by blowing angry puffs of smoke if they get too loud. Curiously, although they begrudgingly tolerate other creatures, iwan crystalwings grow readily irate at their own kind outside of the breeding season, often bobbing their heads to establish a small territory (usually a basking rock) which the other iwan crystalwing should avoid under any circumstance.
Obtained from: Event, Magiversary, Retired
Renaming cost: 2000 gold
Release date: May 5th 2019
Breeds with the following:
Iwan Crystalwing + Iwan Crystalwing = Iwan Crystalwing
Rewin Dragon + Iwan Crystalwing = Iwan Pygmy Gemdragon
Rewin Ancient + Iwan Crystalwing = Iwan Pygmy Gemdragon
Iwan Crystalwing + Iwan Pygmy Gemdragon = Iwan Pygmy Crystalwing
Sprite art: Lazuli | Description: PKGriffin