One of the more easily craftable creatures from the artificers association, the paper butterfly is perfect for children who love art. If a magi draws onto the paper used to craft the egg, the image will appear on the wings of the adult butterfly, making them truly unique to the magi who made them. Some magis hold the belief that if you write a wish upon its wings and set it free, that wish will come true. Children love paper butterflies, often time, it is the first spell a child will learn.
This small egg is made out of parchment.
A paper butterfly egg doesn't hatch, more so, it reforms into a small caterpillar. It requires paper to grow at this stage and will eat any paper it can find. They need an almost constant supply of paper, as if they go too long without eating, they begin to regress back into an egg. If this happens, the egg could literally crumble away into nothing. It is always a good idea to keep any important papers stored away as they will become lunch if left unattended around one of these caterpillars. Once it has eaten enough paper, it will reform into a paper butterfly.
Paper butterflies need no food or water, in fact, unless imbued with a water repellent spell, water can make them turn to mush. Once they form into butterflies, the magic used to make these will last for only a few days before it wears off, but the spell can be reapplied multiple times, or until the paper butterfly itself is damaged beyond repair. It never lands, constantly fluttering about, so if you want to keep one, it is best to not take them outside, otherwise it could fly off, never to be seen again. One should take care to keep these butterflies away from flames, as they are flammable, and one does not want a ball of flame fluttering about indoors.
Obtained from: Shop, Artificer Shop: 1231 gold
Renaming cost: 2000 gold
Release date: September 16th 2022
Sprite art: Jrap17 | Description: Jrap17