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Meles Brocc #1202

General

The three species of brocc look and act fairly different, but they share a reputation for being stubborn. From a young age, they will seek out a magi companion who matches their personality, and once they find a magi they like, they're paired with that magi for life. It is lucky, then, that they make for excellent companions. Broccs are robust little creatures; they're small enough to be carried on flights, large enough to walk or run alongside their magi, and strong enough to hold their own in a fight if need be. Their ability to sense their magi's personality also extends to others, and can come in handy in a variety of situations. Broccs can sniff out spies or untrustworthy fellows, and also recognize potential allies and friends for their magi. One of their most infamous tendencies is to act as matchmakers and find a potential partner they think will pair well with their magi. This can be quite awkward for young magi not ready to find their true love yet, as their brocc will badger the couple to get them to spend time together. Thankfully, a brocc can be placated with a small gesture of affection between the magi, such as an exchange of a small gift. Some candy of flowers passed between the couple will convince the brocc that it has brought them together, so the brocc will leave them be -- at least until the next year.

Egg

This purple-and-white striped egg smells like Spring flowers and libraries.

Hatchling

A baby brocc is soft and delicate, but that doesn't stop it from exploring as soon as it hatches. The youngsters are drawn to those with similar personalities, and will very quickly find a magi companion they are compatible with. They are among the most loyal of creatures, always at their magi's side from a young age. Because young broccs become stressed when separated from their magi, it is recommended that anyone caring for one waits until it is grown before they embark on new quests. Adults are tough enough to accompany magi to remote places, and can be left at home for journeys that won't accommodate them -- provided their magi gives them plenty of belly rubs when they return.

Adult

Meles broccs are not as tender as taxus broccs or as assertive as mellivore broccs, but rather exist in a category that is somewhere in-between. They are often patient and protective, cautious where they deem it necessary, but level-headed and brave when the time comes for it. They have a passion for learning, and will seek out those who have a similar balance of characteristics. Their magi are often pensive scholars, though they will also pair themselves with orators, warriors, artists, healers, and gardeners. They often find peace in their work, spending years or even decades perfecting a craft or even an individual project. The point of these projects is not just to benefit themselves, though, but to bring joy and healing to others, and they will gladly share their skills and knowledge with those who need it.

Notes

Obtained from: Event, Valentines, Retired
Breeding: No
Renaming cost: 2000 gold
Release date: February 14th 2021

Sprite art: Mysfytt | Description: PKGriffin

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