Magi Guron discovered these strange creatures on one of his many trips up and down the coastline between the Ixan jungle and Silva forest. Of course, the locals knew of the hattema, having long feared and respected them as soothsayers owing to their future-seeing eyes. Seeing is all their eyes do, but the humans don't know that and the hattema are happy to take their offerings anyway, giving flimsy "fortunes" and "advice" in return. But did Guron listen to the whisperings among the locals, whispers that people had disappeared while at the soothsayer's lair, before introducing some to the Keep and declaring such old and rare creatures needed conservation efforts? He hasn't been seen since going back.
This egg is, in fact, watching you.
Hattema young are loud and aggressive but quite fragile and small, so they're mostly ignored. Their partner mages spoil them anyway with fried bugs and cheek scritches. Highly intelligent, they pick up quickly on the language their mage speaks, and many end up able to fluently communicate in that language. As soon as they are large enough to fly, they begin taking on weight to build strength to carry a rider.
Constructed from sticks and branches and often oddly decorated, hattema bowers are impossible to miss. They reside most of the day in their bowers, waiting for dusk to hunt. Hattema will eat anything that moves; if it fits in their gaping jaws, it's food. They use weak illusions to startle prey and flush it out of hiding. Their four extra eyes allow them to see almost all around them, making them very difficult to attack despite being quite weak.
Obtained from: Shop, Preservationist Shop: 1600 gold
Renaming cost: 2000 gold
Release date: November 14th 2019
Sprite art: Tekla | Description: Tekla