Galactic rays are a rare sight. These creatures were long though to be a myth, with tales from sailors and arctic explorers describing enormous, slow-moving winged shapes drifting over the horizon. They are easier to spot at night. Their shimmering, aurora-like colors are obvious in the dark, with rainbows so bright they can be seen even through a layer of clouds.These creatures travel alone, usually far from civilization, and very few people have been close to one. Those that do describe strange experiences. Old memories grow sharp, and things that are forgotten return. Memories from childhood can be relived, and the faces and names of those forgotten can be recalled. The effects are stronger the older a person is, and the older the ray is. Rays that are only a few years old have only minor effects on memory, but ancient rays who have traveled the world for centuries can bring back whatever memory a person may wish, no matter how old or faded.
This egg has shimmers of color on a dark shell.
Galactic ray hatchlings are enigmatic. They are not social creatures by nature, though hatchlings do like to stay near their magi, drifting in slow circles around their magi's head. They do not eat normal food, but instead drift up and consume the puffy clouds over the keep. The rainbow colors that surround them lack the power that adults have, but sometimes images can be seen in the patterns. Fractal-like shapes, winding vines, and jagged branches sometimes flicker along the rainbow gradients. These images sometimes hold meaning to the magi the hatchling belongs to, but to others are incomprehensible unless the magi explains them. Some think they are reflections of the magi's dreams.
Once a ray reaches adulthood, they begin to drift, following the air currents and heading out alone. They are not creatures that stay close to their magi, but instead will return when the magi wishes it, the bond existing over long distances. Rays prefer to drift in skies that are far from large groups of people, such as in the cold skies over Boreus or the temperate currents over the oceans. When their magi wants to see them, they will float back, and it is usually faster for the magi to travel closer to them as well. Older researchers and scholars at the Keep like these creatures, as when important information has been lost over the years, or old dreams faded, a visit with their ray can make them feel young again.
Obtained from: Quest, Memories
Renaming cost: 20000 gold
Release date: July 30th 2019
Sprite art: Mysfytt | Description: Raneth