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Superb Quetzumbidae #1323

General

Beautiful, friendly, and the perfect size and weight to drape around one’s neck, quetzumbidae are beloved companions. They come in a variety of lovely colors, and some magi devote themselves to breeding the fanciest quetzumbidae. The two most common varieties at the Keep have either a deep blue and orange body with fire-tipped wings, or a glorious white-tipped feather crown and stately blue and purple plumage. Quetzumbidae enjoy flying with each other when not snoozing on their magi or basking in the sun, dancing in intricate patterns in the wind. In addition to the ability to call small breezes to help them dance, quetzumbidae seem to have some ambient magic that helps a magi focus and improves their memory. Creature companions are generally not allowed in the classroom during the theoretical portion of exams, but that hasn't stopped the occasional student from trying to smuggle in a quetzumbidae for their helpful effects.

Egg

Small, gloriously feathered wings and a tail have emerged from this egg.

Hatchling

Quetzumbidae hatchlings are very small, able to wrap a tail around a magi's wrist and easily fit the rest of their body into a magi's palm. Capable of flying almost immediately after hatching, they enjoy poking their beaks into every corner of their magi's room and exploring. However, they seem wiser than most other hatchlings, and tend not to get into trouble despite their explorations. Once their curiosity is satisfied, they are content to simply curl up somewhere warm and observe. However, in exchange for bribes of particularly ripe, sweet fruit, they will happily fly and slither into small spaces to help retrieve lost objects.

Adult

Adult quetzumbidae are placid creatures, generally content to perch around their magi's neck like a lovely, living scarf, and simply watch as their magi proceeds about their day, though they are wise creatures and unafraid to prevent their magi from doing something stupid with a sharp peck to the ears. They are not merely wisdom-dispensing fashion pieces, though, as if anything threatens their magi, the quetzumbidae's sharp beak and power over wind serve as excellent deterrents. In the summer quetzumbidae abandon their perches to nest, using their dances to seek a mate. During this time their magi companion must fend for themself, though once the eggs hatch, magi companions are often pressed into service to help, usually by fetching the choicest fruits for the quetzumbitae family to share.

Notes

Obtained from: Donation, Retired
Breeding: No
Renaming cost: 20000 gold
Release date: June 1st 2022

June 2022 3-shard Donation Pet

Sprite art: Mysfytt | Description: Kestrad

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