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House Muris #1070

General

House murises are close relatives of field murises which have adapted to life among humans. Where field murises are extremely skittish and not often seen, house murises are much more outgoing, curious, and even friendly. Like most reptiles that live in regions where seasonal changes are drastic, murises tend to hibernate in the winter. While field murises dig out dens and pile in by the hundreds to wait out winter, house murises prefer to move into the warm homes of people. Some regard them as pests, but something about their adorable antics and friendliness make most people treat them as tiny guests. It is tradition in many households to leave cookie crumbs and table scraps near the fireplace or under decorations for the murises to eat. Those who use ornaments to decorate will occasionally find a cozy nest has been constructed inside a small ornament. It is thought that these eggs are gifts to those who treated their guests particularly well the previous year.

Egg

This ornament feels heavier than you'd expect.

Hatchling

You decide to hang the heavy ornament near the bottom of the tree in case it falls, but otherwise leave the bauble alone. A few days later your suspicions are confirmed as you find the ornament has fallen to the ground. A trail of cookie crumbs leads to the makeshift nest and you watch as a scaly tail with a soft tuft of fur disappears inside. It will be a couple of days before the young wyrm grows into its confidence and lets itself be seen for more than a split second, but you plan on being around with pockets full of treats when that time comes.

Adult

The house muris has grown incredibly fast, reaching its adult size in an astonishingly short amount of time. You have no doubt your constant attention and the treats you bring with you helped the wyrm grow quickly. While relaxing by the fireplace or reading a good book, it is very common to suddenly feel something tickling in your hair as the small wyrm curls up on your shoulder to sleep. Your muris appears to have bonded deeply with you and rarely ventures far, and even if it does it comes running if anything makes it nervous, trusting you for protection.

Notes

Obtained from: Event, Winter Solstice
Breeding: No
Renaming cost: 2000 gold
Release date: December 25th 2019

Sprite art: Lazuli | Description: Lazuli

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