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Desert Courshound #1107

General

Bred for agility from the fastest members of the related zaya kenhound, these creatures are known for two things: Their loyalty and their blistering speed. They are the most trusted messengers of the Etain desert, able to cross miles of blistering hot sands in less than a day. They are keenly intelligent, and will faithfully deliver their message without fail. They have exquisite memory, and it is thought they will never forget a path they have run. Seeing these creatures zipping across the desert is a common sight for travelers in Etain. Their only limitation is their strength--messages are easy to carry, but heavier packages, if they can even carry them in the first place, will drastically slow them down.

Egg

This egg is covered in pale grey fur.

Hatchling

Like their kenhound cousins, desert courshound hatchlings are energetic creatures who love to play. Early games of hide-and-seek with their owners help them perfect their memory for locations and paths, and time spent chasing balls and toys will help them work up their speed. Even as hatchlings, they are more independent than their kenhound or silkhound cousins, and will soon be eager to run on long journeys.

Adult

Courshounds are incredibly valuable messengers, and while independent and able to care for themselves on long journeys, they are also loving and loyal. When they return from a journey, they greet their magi with gentle licks. When not running, they want nothing more than to curl up in a cool spot on the floor and rest with their magi nearby. Some courshounds also form bonds with multiple people in distant locations, especially those who routinely send messages to each other. Even if there are no messages to send, a courshound who has bonded with multiple people will race across the land to spend as much time with everyone as possible.

Notes

Obtained from: Stream (common) Tributary: Etain Desert
Breeding: Yes
Renaming cost: 2000 gold
Release date: April 24th 2020

Breeds with the following:
Desert Courshound + Desert Courshound = Desert Courshound
Desert Courshound + Silkhound = Desert Courshound
Desert Courshound + Silkhound = Silkhound
Zaya Kenhound + Desert Courshound = Desert Courshound

Sprite art: Tekla | Description: Raneth

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