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Livian Bat #1044

General

Livian bats are found on the fringes of Foenara's Grass Forest. It is believed they may also live deeper in the forest but various expeditions into the forest have not found any. These bats form colonies and are found living in the branches of the native Livia fig trees. These fig trees are only found in Foenara, though the Herbalist's Guild believes they may be grown elsewhere with the correct care. Livia figs are an important export of Foenara due to their powerful magical property: when consumed these fruits allow a person to speak any language as well as understand any language spoken to them. Livian bats are crucial to the harvest of these fruits as the trees produce an extremely caustic sap when approached by another living being. More study is needed to determine exactly why the trees allow the bats to live in them and feed upon the fruit without harm.

Egg

This slightly fuzzy egg smells of grass and fruit.

Hatchling

If you had poured half as much time and attention into your studies as you have into cultivating a Livia fig tree in your greenhouse, you probably would have finished at the very top of your class. Today you are triumphant as you carefully place your tiny livian bat hatchling on a low branch and watch closely. The tree seems to shiver, leaves curling around your hatchling, and there is no trace of the sap that has given you more than a few nasty burns. Your hatchling begins to daintily nibble upon a small fig, and you flop back onto a nearby bench in relief. Once the tree is large enough to support more livian bats, you'll get your hatchling some new friends.

Adult

A fully grown Livia fig tree can support a large colony of livian bats. The bats weave leaves and vines into nests in the tree branches. These nests will continue to grow along with the tree, and are added to as needed to fit the needs of the colony. Adult livian bats prefer to only feed upon the figs from their fig tree, though they will accept other food if absolutely no other choice is available. A fully grown livian bat is not much larger than the figs they eat, and watching them harvest extra figs for humans they like can be very funny. An especially large fig may require the efforts of several adults, and it is not uncommon to see a young bat overestimate its strength and plummet straight to the ground, squeaking in mortification. When this happens, other colony members will immediately come to the aid of their fallen friend.

Notes

Obtained from: Stream (uncommon)
Breeding: No
Renaming cost: 2000 gold
Release date: October 26th 2019

Sprite art: Mysfytt | Description: ShaiNeko

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