Frequenting the side of Silva Forest closest to the Alasre Mountains, fell perytons are considerably more disquieting than their mountain counterparts. With their skull faces, imposing height, tattered wings, and striking colors, they are majestic and terrifying to behold, and their powers over decay and destruction mean they are treated as ominous portents, best avoided. However, while regal from the healthy distance that most non-magic users like to keep, magi who keep fell perytons report that up close, they can be adorably clumsy and silly - sometimes getting spooked by their own wings, attempting to flee, and crashing straight into whatever is nearby, be that a tree, a fence, or another fell peryton. After recovering, the fell peryton almost resembles a cat in how it proceeds in utter dignity, as if nothing has happened.
This egg is unpleasantly warm, and touching it always makes your eyes water and your throat sting.
Fell peryton hatchlings are surprisingly active and dextrous immediately after hatchling, and love nothing more than to prance through their territory, exploring every corner. They do not have the raw power that their adult counterparts do, which is fortunate, as they also have no control over when and where their magic spills, spilling sparks and spewing small flames everywhere. In Silva forest, most living, native plants are well adapted against these random sparks and do not kindle easily during the season fallen peryton hatchlings are growing, but dead brush and invasive species get burned into nutrient-rich ash, maintaining a healthy ecosystem. Magi raising fallen peryton hatchlings are strictly banned from bringing them anywhere near the Keep, though, lest they accidentally set anything or anyone on fire.
Despite their fearsome powers, fell peryton are shy creatures, rarely leaving Silva forest unless called upon by their magi. Adult fallen perytons no longer randomly spill their destructive magics, and apply their flames to strategic burns where the forest has started to grow too densely, clearing out both old dead trees and young growth that is simultaneously unviable and leeching nutrients from healthy adult trees. Fallen perytons seem to feed on the nutrient-rich ash left behind, and the newly cleared space allows new trees to grow healthily without competing for limited resources.
Obtained from: Donation (Mar)
Renaming cost: 20000 gold
Release date: March 1st 2023
Breeds with the following:
Fallen Fell Peryton + Fallen Fell Peryton = Fallen Fell Peryton Cost: 3 shards
Corrupt Fell Peryton + Fallen Fell Peryton = Corrupt Fell Peryton Cost: 3 shards
Corrupt Fell Peryton + Fallen Fell Peryton = Fallen Fell Peryton Cost: 3 shards
March 2023 5-shard Donation Pet
Sprite art: Mysfytt | Description: Kestrad