Kitanchosa crystalwings are tough and hardy, and even those hand-raised by magi remain a little wild. They like hot temperatures and dry places for the most part, but also enjoy standing out in heavy downpours, absorbing the rain to keep them going for quite a while. They tend to prefer to have their own distinct territories, sharing only with a mate and any hatchlings. Unlike most creatures, kitanchosa don't lay their eggs; plantlets are removed from their bodies and grow into eggs before hatching. Kitanchosa are prized for their ability to find water in any kind of environment, literally sniffing it out if they need it, or when asked by their magi.
This green egg has a smooth, almost waxy shell.
The small size of a kitanchosa hatchling is misleading; although they grow slowly, they can reach quite large sizes. They aren't cuddly - in fact, they tend to be literally a bit prickly - but they don't mind stretching out quietly in the sun beside their magi. Their skin is tough and they don't injure as easily as some other creatures, but while they don't need as much attention, neglecting them for too long will result in them becoming hard to handle.
The majority of adult kitanchosa stand around 3 feet tall at the withers, but it's not that unusual for some to grow bigger; the largest ever recorded grew to 20 feet before disappearing into the Etain Desert. Adults are conscientious parents and will defend their territory fiercely, using their antlers to drive away intruders and popping spikes out of their skin if physically attacked. They don't often lose their crystals, but those few that magi find can be embedded in wells to guarantee that the well will never dry up.
Obtained from: Event, Magiversary, Retired
Renaming cost: 2000 gold
Release date: May 10th 2020
Breeds with the following:
Kitanchosa Crystalwing + Kitanchosa Crystalwing = Kitanchosa Crystalwing
Rewin Dragon + Kitanchosa Crystalwing = Kitanchosa Pygmy Gemdragon
Rewin Ancient + Kitanchosa Crystalwing = Kitanchosa Pygmy Gemdragon
Kitanchosa Crystalwing + Kitanchosa Pygmy Gemdragon = Kitanchosa Pygmy Crystalwing
Sprite art: Tekla, Mysfytt | Description: Sochitelya