To find one of these beautiful creatures, one has to travel to the Everlight Crevasse, as they are endemic only to this region. With long bodies that sparkle in a mesmerizing array of colors, these types of wyverns are like no other. With power over both air and light, the cyathia wyverns are a strange sight to many eyes. Not only do they have a different shape from what most consider a standard wyvern, but their ability to turn invisible has many scratching their heads about what these wyverns are and aren't. The mysterious magic that affects the Everlight Crevasse might be the source of their powers over light since no other creature is able to reflect and refract the light as these wyverns do. As unnavigable as the crevasse is, the cyathia wyverns seem to know their way around better than any other creature. They fly gracefully, their powers over air allowing them to create wind eddies that help them cover long distances. To make these wyverns even stranger than they already are, they sometimes seem to appear on the coldest of winter nights all around the world, even if such a thing is technically impossible. They give the impression of auroras, moving silently in the air as they fly to unknown destinations. Magi have tried repeatedly to keep them as companions, but they cannot survive outside of the Everlight Crevasse, the wyverns becoming ill the longer they are away from their native lands.
A small poinsettia decorates this egg.
To this day, dedicated magi visit the Everlight Crevasse when they know the cyathia wyverns lay their eggs, mainly to observe the hatchlings. While the adults spend many hours in the air, it takes the wyvern hatchlings many months to fly. Thus, they are stuck on the ground for the better part of a year. When they first took an interest in these creatures, the magi were mainly curious about the poinsettias growing on the hatchlings' backs. After weeks of observations, it became clear the plants were mainly there for decoration. While the plants do irritate the skin when touched, it is not deadly in any way. In the end, everyone agreed the poinsettias give the wyverns a cute and festive look. The next thing that baffled the magi was the hatchlings' ability to reflect light. The array of beautiful colors that come off the scales, as well as the wyverns' capability to turn their seethrough bodies invisible, had led to the conclusion that the wyvern hatchlings possess an incredible power over light magic. The magi attempted to take the hatchlings back to the Keep, but the wyvern hatchlings became ill as soon as they left the crevasse. It is inexplicable how the hatchlings cannot leave their native area, but as soon as they manage to take flight, they are spotted in different parts of the world in the night sky.
Strangely enough, the cyathia wyvern adults always make an appearance during the nights of winter festivities, no matter where these celebrations happen. Usually, when the wyverns arrive, all activities are forgotten, as no one wishes to miss the spectacle of cyathia wyverns flying through the air. The lights that reflect on their scales as they move give such beautiful and unique views that even the most talented painters cannot reproduce them. The wyvern adults take their time inspecting everything nearby, from trees to buildings, before heading to other places that might pique their interest. Although usually in the air, they sometimes come down to earth when their curiosity wins over caution. When this happens, they will approach those nearby eagerly, poking at things or chewing on fabrics. While it is hard to tell when they are in the air, most are surprised to notice the wyverns are smaller than originally thought. The tallest of them reach waist height, while the shortest barely reach one's knees. And while their translucent bodies give them a fragile look, their scales make them hardy creatures. They accept treats and pets alike, but those who approach them know better than to touch the poinsettia-like plants that grow on the wyverns' shoulders, as they might irritate the skin.
Obtained from: Event, Winter Solstice, Retired
Renaming cost: 2000 gold
Release date: December 19th 2022
Sprite art: Mysfytt | Description: Real