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Eleuthyian Hellenic Pegasus #1316

General

Eleuthyian hellenic pegasi are gentle, elusive creatures, so filled with life magic that their every step is trailed by the sprouting and blooming of wildflowers. Wild ones travel in small familial groups, always passing through the lands near the Keep during the transition between spring and summer, though sightings of them are rare, as they are incredibly shy and bolt at the slightest provocation. Being able to ride one is a mark of deep respect and trust, most commonly a privilege only granted to magi skilled in both healing and herb lore. Eleuthyian hellenic pegasi are peaceful and will never carry their rider into battle, but tales abound of gentle healers and peacemakers who have forestalled entire wars by landing between gathered armies and appealing to their better natures. Those who have been able to approach an eleuthyian hellenic pegasus confirm that they exude a calming aura, though it is unclear to what extent they can use and focus this ability.

Egg

This egg smells like fresh spring growth and makes you feel at peace just by being near it.

Hatchling

Hatchling eleuthyian hellenic pegasi are lovely and graceful, capable of getting up and running about immediately after birth, without the awkward gangly stage of trying out their legs that other foals tend to have. Even so, they follow their parents about everywhere, and adults in their herd take turns caring for foals. Young eleuthyian hellenic pegasi are bolder than adults, and may be willing to allow magi to approach them. However, the adults nearby usually flee, and foals will follow suit. Hatchlings raised from an egg take their cues from their magi, and seem able to sense if their companion has trepidations about someone. Only their magi’s closest friends are able to approach, and fewer and fewer people keep this privilege as the foal grows older. Eleuthyian hellenic pegasi are notoriously picky about who they allow to be their companion, and so it is not uncommon for a magi raising one to simply find one morning that their adolescent pegasus has simply disappeared into the wild. Unscrupulous mages have tried clipping their wings to prevent this, but the procedure is not only inevitably a failure, but also guarantees that the pegasus will leave.

Adult

An eleuthyian hellenic pegasus is considered an adult when flowers begin blooming in its mane and tails, usually a year after it hatched. The flowers have many useful properties - just being near one tends to calm people, and fresh flowers are a critical ingredient in many healing potions. Eleuthyian hellenic pegasi mate for life and court by growing and bringing flowers to their intended partner, and a pair’s offspring often stay with them for a few years, helping to care for their siblings, before leaving to search for a mate of their own. Despite their skittishness, eleuthyian hellenic pegasi have been known to sometimes help humans in great need, but they must be approached cautiously. While they generally avoid conflict, a cornered adult is capable of turning their life magic offensive, growing verdant walls and literally rooting their attacker in place in the blink of an eye.

Notes

Obtained from: Shop, Donation Shop: 3 shards
Breeding: No
Renaming cost: 20000 gold
Release date: May 1st 2022

May 2022 3-shard Donation Pet

Sprite art: Mysfytt | Description: Kestrad

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