Anpean alphyns appear rarely and only under very specific circumstances. There are many different funeral rites around the world, some highly complex and detailed, others simple. One of the more spectacular has its origins in the Etain desert but has since spread to various corners of the world. The deceased is cremated on a funeral pyre, and it is believed that their soul is then guided into the afterlife through the smoke curling into the air. On rare occasions a golden anpean alphyn egg may be found in the resulting ashes. This is taken as a sign that the deceased has led a charitable and generous life, for which their loved ones are now rewarded. Receiving an anpean alphyn in this way will bring luck and good fortune, and rumour has it that once the time comes, the anpean alphyn will be there to guide its humans into the afterlife.
A golden egg emerges from the ashes.
When the alphyn hatches the only sign of its firey origins can be seen in the wispy flames at the end of its tail. The fire burns neither the alphyn nor its humans, but can be dangerous to anyone perceived as a threat. The gold and jewels covering the egg's shell reshaped itself to jewellery bedecking the hatchling. It loves to play with it and can spend many happy hours chasing the glittering specks of light bouncing off its decorations. Though seemingly possessing boundless energy, it will eventually tire and seek you out for a snuggle and a snooze, happy to curl up in the folds of your robes or even a small bag as long as it's close to you.
An anpean alphyn is by some regarded as a gift from a higher power, celebrating the life of the deceased. Others see it as the personification of a fragment of the departed soul, left behind to protect their loved ones. Whether the truth lies in one or the other, or is to be found somewhere else entirely, the fact remains that an anpean alphyn is a bringer of good luck. Your harvest will be plentiful, deals will be settled in your favour, and are you a student you will succeed in your tests and exams with ease.
Obtained from: Donation, Retired
Renaming cost: 20000 gold
Release date: November 15th 2019
November 2019 Midmonth Donation Pet
Sprite art: DarrkestDrow | Description: NyxNoire