Although not made out of jade, the yaguas have green fur and an elegant posture, making them look like jade statues. They are the perfect creatures in terms of guarding one's household. While they form shallow bonds with those who own them, the yaguas become devoted to the places they have to protect. They will even guard a location at the cost of their lives if necessary. The yaguas feed on their own, so if anyone wants to adopt some of these guardians, they should consider getting a pair. The yaguas are so dedicated to protecting a place they would rather starve to death than leave their station. When working in pairs, one yagua will hunt while the other remains at its post. It would take a life-long bond with its human companion and plenty of convincing to take a yagua along if its owner moves to a different place. In most occasions, the yagua is left behind, defending the building until the end of its days, slowly getting accustomed to newcomers as time passes. Even if rare, there are stories of yaguas protecting old ruins until nothing is left to guard.
Stringy, green fur covers parts of this egg.
Those who own jade yagua hatchlings know not to disturb them if they sleep. The hatchlings are grumpy at best when awake, so rousing a yagua can lead to many scratches and bite marks. Not even treats can calm these creatures if angered. If hatchlings sleep in places they should not be, they should be left to wake up on their own. With strong personalities, it is hard to convince yagua hatchlings to guard something other than they desire. The hatchlings choose spots they wish to guard and remain there for many hours until they get bored and move to a different location. This behavior can be troublesome in some situations, especially if the hatchlings decide to protect doorways between two rooms at all costs. The risk of being scratched is high, so taking alternative routes is preferred. Training needs to start from the very moment the yagua hatchlings hatch, or they will misbehave and attack everyone nearby if they feel the place they guard is threatened in any way.
Many buildings have what appear to be jade statues depicting jaguars. Some of these statues are indeed made out of jade and are purely decorative, while others are instead yaguas. With never-ending patience, the adult yaguas can sit entirely still for many hours, often mistaken as statues. They perch at the top of roofs, stand by doors, or even in the middle of gardens, keeping a vigilant eye on everything around them. It is impossible to fool the yaguas, as their sensitive hearing and sense of smell alert them when someone unwanted approaches. There is nothing more important for the adults than to guard a place. Even if they do not care about their owners as much as they care about protecting their owners' homesteads, they make for excellent guardians. One can sleep soundly, knowing only harmless creatures such as mice or birds can sneak past the yaguas' keen eyes. Since the yaguas need to feed and sleep, they live in pairs. While one of them sleeps or hunts, the other remains guarding. Although they rarely form bonds with the yaguas they are paired with, they sometimes gift their owners small, green eggs as a sign they might care more than they let show.
Obtained from: Donation (Jan)
Renaming cost: 20000 gold
Release date: January 15th 2023
January 2023 Midmonth Donation Pet
Sprite art: Mysfytt | Description: Real