Nox hesten are seen mostly at night, though many magi would prefer not to see them at all. This is because nox hesten have the ability to bring up dark memories, which often manifest in dreams. Although they're beautiful to look at, they are not social creatures and are very difficult to tame; even as new hatchlings, they tend to be stubborn and willful, and attempts at using force often result in the magi descending into madness. There are many stories of death and destruction surrounding nox hesten, but there are also some who believe that nox hesten simply bring about the night and any nightmares as a result of their presence are simply from a guilty mind.
This dark winged egg makes a shiver run down the spine of anyone who touches it.
Nox hesten hatchlings are able to walk and run within minutes of their hatching, and they seem to greatly enjoy racing through the darkness, able to see perfectly well with their red eyes. Their wings aren't big enough to allow them to truly fly but they often glide from high places, at least until their bodies get too heavy as they age. It's thought that dark magi collect the feathers of their manes and tails for use in spells; easier to collect them from the smaller hatchlings - or the ground - than annoy a fully-grown nox hesten.
An adult nox hesten is too small to ride, but still large enough to inflict damage with their sharp hooves and large teeth, not to mention the nightmares they induce. They gleam with a multitude of colours under the moonlight, and it's thought that there's an increased chance to see one when the moon is full. In some towns and villages, parents warn their children to avoid any red lights, as this could be the glow from a nox hesten's eyes. Unlike sol hesten, nox hesten have a crest of feathers and a feathered tail instead of hair, and their colouring is darker. Occasionally they are also seen during late-night storms, when they race across the plains under the fitful flickers of lightning.
Obtained from: Donation, Retired
Renaming cost: 20000 gold
Release date: October 1st 2017
October 2017 5-shard Donation Pet
Sprite art: Tekla | Description: Sochitelya