Hailing from the northernmost stretches of Boreus, vetur crystalwings are reclusive and mysterious creatures. Covered in crystals that resemble the ice structures of their homes, they easily blend in with their surroundings, though their colouring is different. The white glitter of the females blends in with the snow where they nest to hatch their eggs, while the darker males hunt during the long nights, blending in with the sky and the stars. Magi can spot when a vetur crystalwing has passed by the frosted footprints they leave on any area bare of snow. Those vetur crystalwings raised by magi tend to be calm, quiet presences, large enough to take up room but not so huge as to cause damage with their gentle frost. However, when angered, vetur crystalwings can call up biting snow and wind to direct at whatever - or whoever - has offended them.
This pale egg leaves a thin patina of frost on everything it touches.
Hatchling vetur crystalwings tend to sleep a lot, though they can be very playful on cold, crisp days when the sun is shining. They do best in an outdoors area where they can sleep and play in the snow, as they don't enjoy much heat. Even freshly hatched they leave frost marks where they've been, but these marks are small and easily wiped away. Having multiple hatchlings is recommended, so that they can snuggle together without getting too hot, though this will cause the air temperature around them to drop. Fortunately, hatchlings cannot call up much more than a few snowflakes when grumpy, leading to what most magi term 'adorable' sprinkle fights between squabbling siblings.
When still, an adult vetur crystalwing blends in so well with its icy surroundings that magi could walk within a foot of one and not know it was there. Vetur crystalwings often take advantage of sunny days to move around, using the sun striking off their crystals and snow blindness to hide in plain sight. A mated pair complement each other well, using their opposing colours to aid them in either hunting or watching over eggs and hatchlings. When not occupied thus, vetur crystalwings enjoy watching whatever activity happens to be going on around them, settling into a nice cold drift of snow to observe. Magi who happen to spot a wild vetur crystalwing observing should give no indication that they know they're being watched, and in this way can - slowly - gain the vetur's trust as it indulges its curiosity.
Obtained from: Event, Magiversary, Retired
Renaming cost: 2000 gold
Release date: May 10th 2022
Breeds with the following:
Vetur Crystalwing + Vetur Crystalwing = Vetur Crystalwing
Rewin Dragon + Vetur Crystalwing = Vetur Pygmy Gemdragon
Rewin Ancient + Vetur Crystalwing = Vetur Pygmy Gemdragon
Vetur Crystalwing + Vetur Pygmy Gemdragon = Vetur Pygmy Crystalwing
Sprite art: Lazuli, Xenomorph/Lazuli | Description: Sochitelya