Pyrix are curious creatures, named for the tree that bears them. Pyrix trees grow mostly in isolated glades and grassy meadows, their branches filling with golden pears throughout the spring. Those who pick a pear and try to eat it are in for a nasty surprise; though they may look like fruit, these pears are actually eggs.
This can't be an egg, it's a golden pear.
Hatchling pyrix are small enough to fit in a child's hand, but they grow quickly, reaching their full size within a few months. They do best with many other hatchlings around them, and adults to tend to their needs. Noisy but shy, they take some time to warm up to magi and other creatures, and can easily be spooked back into hiding in the branches of their tree-parent by sudden movements. However, they can be lured back out by song and have been known to pipe along.
Adult pyrix from a single tree are all siblings, who band together to raise each year's new batch of hatchlings. When their population grows too great, the oldest of the adult pyrix leave the tree and travel to new and empty territories. Once they've found a good area, they die and a new tree grows from the spot where the pyrix died. Adults are fiercely protective of their trees as the death of a tree means the eventual disappearance of its colony; without a tree, pyrix cannot reproduce.
Obtained from: Event, Winter Solstice, Retired
Renaming cost: 2000 gold
Release date: December 18th 2019
Sprite art: DarrkestDrow | Description: Sochitelya