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Aevum Spicalx #966

General

Spicalx are shy, docile creatures rarely seen by humans despite their size. Their tough hides are made of rock, allowing them to camouflage in many environments if they stand still. All spicalx are herbivores, feeding on soft plants that grow near their preferred habitat. They have slow metabolisms and need to eat little for creatures their size, and can go for long periods without food or water. They can carry up to three people comfortably and haul tremendous loads, though they're uncommon pack animals. Their rarity in the wild and their leisurely pace tends to make more common horses or oxen preferred for long-distance transport, but spicalx are occasionally seen helping their human companions in rural towns near the creatures' native habitats. Although gentle most of the time, if threatened, spicalx can run surprisingly fast and make good use of their sharp horns.

Egg

This mossy rock is carved into the shape of an egg, but its surface looks like it's been worn smooth with age.

Hatchling

A young spicalx is a rare thing to see in the wild, as they spend most of the day hiding. Their mothers watch over them, occasionally bringing them choice ferns and other favored plants from their forage. The youngsters are more active than the adults, quickly learning how to charge into anything nearby to make it wobble or collapse. They enjoy play-fighting with one another -- a harmless endeavor, as the juveniles lack the horns or size necessary to cause much damage. As they grow older and strike out on their own, though, the skills they've learned as juveniles become vital to their survival. There are only a few creatures that would think to eat a creature made of rock, but those few predators are wily and fierce.

Adult

There are several varieties of spicalx, all of them fairly rare and elusive. Aevum spicalx are placid even by the standards set by these typically gentle species. They may spend years without moving, easily mistaken for statues. They may take centuries to hatch and grow, and live for far longer than that, though they can choose to grow faster if they wish. Because of their longevity, aevum spicalx tend to become very familiar with the forests they live near, and are seen by some as guardians of the trees. One of the aevum spicalx that lives in the Keep's gardens is though to have lived there since before the building was constructed. Though not especially magical themselves, the moss that grows on aevum spicalx has healing properties. They don't seem to gain anything from the moss, and will occasionally scratch against trees and boulders to rub it off. At the Keep, the aevum spicalx get a semi-annual cleaning, during which time the moss is collected and prepared for potions.

Notes

Obtained from: Shop, Herbalist Shop: 6000 gold
Breeding: Yes
Renaming cost: 2000 gold
Release date: February 3rd 2019

Breeds with the following:
Aevum Spicalx + Aevum Spicalx = Aevum Spicalx
Alius Spicalx + Aevum Spicalx = Alius Spicalx
Alius Spicalx + Aevum Spicalx = Aevum Spicalx
Aestus Spicalx + Aevum Spicalx = Aestus Spicalx
Aestus Spicalx + Aevum Spicalx = Aevum Spicalx

Sprite art: Mysfytt | Description: PKGriffin

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