Only the hardiest, most determined travelers who can brave the cold of Boreus will spot the elusive cytrinae. These beautiful creatures prefer to dwell either alone or with their chosen mate, making nests of snow on the banks of icy rivers. Cytrinae mate for life, and each cytrinae will devise a special call for their chosen partner. They spend a lifetime perfecting their song, and the sonorous call of a cytrinae will echo along the cold tundra of the northern region. Some have said it will lure people toward it, only for them to fall through thin ice and freeze in icy waters. These legends have been mostly debunked, though the song of a cytrinae is undeniably beautiful, and the power of the sound waves they create can even shatter ice.
This egg has faint speckles.
Cytrinae hatchlings are not particularly attractive, with mottled grey feathers and an ungainly gait. Their wings are too small to fly and they haven't yet developed the balance between their bird-like forelimbs and back paws. In the water, however, they are quite content, using their rudder-like tail to power through the rivers and streams of the Keep. They much prefer cold water, where their dense feathering keeps them safe and warm. When not swimming, they are very attached to their magi, and will clumsily follow them around the keep.
As Cytrinae hatchlings mature, their beauty becomes apparent. With long, elegant necks and tails, and splendid, snowy wings, there are few creatures that rival their grace. This elegance extends to their hunting prowess. They are powerful flyers and swimmers, able to hunt in the water or in the air. They can snatch a fish with their forelimbs if it is deep within the water, or they can grab prey from the water with their beak as they skim its surface. They can also use their powerful beaks to break through the ice if they dive into an icy lake, although they prefer to use the power of their song to shatter the ice beforehand.
Obtained from: Shop, Trading Post: 5108 gold
Renaming cost: 2000 gold
Release date: May 4th 2020
Sprite art: DarrkestDrow | Description: Raneth