Unlike their much larger cousins, ruffled minikrakens are found closer to home, in deep lake and river crevices rather than in the dark abyss of the ocean. They start their lives similarly sized to the krakens of the ocean and have similarly masterful command over water, but seem content to stop growing when their bodies have reached merely the size of an average magi. Despite their gorgeous technicolored skin that changes color to match the brightness of their surroundings, minikrakens are not poisonous the way so many other brightly colored creatures are. Curious, sassy, and often more than a little overprotective of their magi companions, minikrakens at the Keep tend to spend most of their days skulking in Lake Lakira, grumpily watching over (and annoying) any other aquatic friends their magi might have, while waiting for their companion to finish their duties for the day and come visit.
This bright, iridescent egg has some ruffly frills poking out of it.
Ruffled minikraken hatchlings are small and very curious, exploring every bit of their enclosure and attempting to stuff their bodies into every interesting crevice, and attempting to eat whatever catches their fancy, whether it is actually food or not. They are generally also easily affectionate towards their magi, poking excitedly at the edges of their enclosure whenever their magi approaches. Like the hatchlings of their larger cousins, minikrakens grow dejected if left alone for too long, and will often sulk for days even after their companion tries to make amends. The best way to get a hatchling minikraken to forgive their magi is jealousy. A magi only needs to lavish another companion with treats and affection in its view, and a minikraken will immediately clamor for the same attention, its sulking forgotten.
Adult minikrakens at the Keep generally live at Lake Lakira and only rarely leave, generally unwilling to be a great distance away from their magi for longer than a few days at a time, and always eager for attention from their companion. A rare exception to this is when spring rolls around, and with it their breeding season. For about a month, the minikrakens of Lake Lakira are more preoccupied with impressing each other to find a suitable mate. However, once they have laid their eggs into the water, to be carried by currents into the surrounding streams, they once again devote all their attention to their magi companion. Unbonded minikrakens surely exist in the wild, but seem to be very uncommon. Minikrakens crave companionship, and don't provide it between themselves with familial bonds, or seek it out in creatures other than magi.
Obtained from: Donation (May)
Renaming cost: 20000 gold
Release date: May 15th 2022
May 2022 Midmonth Donation Pet
Sprite rotates based on time of day.
Sprite art: Mysfytt | Description: Kestrad