Jackalopes are a well-known species, making it quite easy to obtain information on them from many books of lore. They appear only once a year, marking the beginning of warmer seasons, when the land will grow anew after the thawing of the snow. While some jackalopes are suited for colder climates, all of these animals migrate south with the coming of spring, and can often be seen around The Keep. This is due to a particular talent of theirs -- rearing young. It is these horns or antlers that allow jackalopes to have high rates of childbirth. Jackalopes do not follow the typical routine of most magical creatures and are extremely fruitful, sometimes giving birth to as many as three hatchlings. Another unique trait of theirs is the ability to pass on this talent to their magi companions. If a human woman wishes to have a child but is unable, a horn from a jackalope can make it possible for her to have a baby. Therefore, the antlers shed each year by the jackalopes are always collected.
The stream has become overrun with these eggs recently, most of which are striped.
It is rather amazing the amount of energy this young creature possesses. When it is not busy investigating everything around it, it attempts to hop out of your sight. Adorable though a jackalope hatchling is, its boundless energy can be tiring on a magi. Thankfully, there seem to be plenty of other excitable jackalope hatchlings around The Keep for your companion to play with. When this soft, tiny creature finally does succumb to exhaustion, you have a comfortable straw bed arranged for it to slumber upon. When it awakens, it is ravenous, and quickly destroys a head of lettuce and several carrots before springing off to continue playing.
What is interesting about jackalopes is that there are so many varieties of these animals. These rabbits come in many different shapes, varying in colors and temperaments. Some are fat and dislike exercise, while others are energetic and slim. Aetus jackalopes a reddish orange during the day, and change to a dark grey come night. Kursim rabbits are extremely swift, brown in color, and have horns that closely resemble those of rams. Jackalopes with tan fur and pastel markings are known as medeor or flos jackalopes. Those with purple or blue colors are medeor jackalopes, while flos jackalopes have pink or green variations. Despite their widely different appearances, all are friendly creatures who are more concerned with munching on grass than exploring.
Obtained from: Event, Spring, Retired
Renaming cost: 2000 gold
Release date: April 20th 2014
Sprite rotates based on time of day.
Sprite art: Tekla | Description: Damien