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Philia Dove #1297

General

In times of extended hardship and strife, philia doves are not only a welcome sight, but somehow become more plentiful as well. Philia doves bring a dose of love and hope to anyone they are near. Individuals who are visited by philia doves usually find themselves feeling more fulfilled and at peace with themselves, and in turn, better able to love and support the people close to them. Some scholars suspect that philia doves are not merely magical creatures, but spirits that are brought into being by peoples’ earnest desire for peace and love. This would account for their population patterns, but philia doves nest and raise hatchlings the same way any other birds do. Philia doves mate for life, and young doves often stay with their parents and help care for their siblings for a few years before starting a family of their own.

Egg

This egg has a magnificent, feathery tail poking out of it. Just being around it makes you feel a bit more optimistic.

Hatchling

Newly hatched philia doves are small and demanding, needing to be fed many times a day, and growing lonely and dejected if left alone for too long. Caring for one is hard work, but after two weeks, hatchlings are able to fend for themselves, finding seeds and catching bugs, forming small flocks to play with each other. Those who have raised philia dove hatchlings feel it is time well spent, as the birds exude an aura of calm and contentment, and this soothing environment often leads to great productivity in all their other endeavors.

Adult

Philia doves generally do not attach themselves to one person, but roost with their families in convenient nooks in human structures, and visit people as they please. Philia doves often have favored humans they will visit often, and are so good at finding those people that there are cases where following a philia dove proved that a person long thought missing or dead had simply moved away. Most often, though, they seek out and visit people who need some extra support and kindness, bringing hope and self-love on their wings when they fly in.

Notes

Obtained from: Event, Valentines
Breeding: Yes
Renaming cost: 2000 gold
Release date: February 14th 2022

Breeds with the following:
Kaibigan Winged Cat + Philia Dove = Heartfire Gryphon

Sprite art: Mysfytt | Description: Kestrad

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