One of the more dangerous creatures that roam the Etain Desert, these skeletal creatures are best to be avoided. Inferno hounds are easily recognizable by their rib cage filled with living fire, and horns on top of their skull. While they have a powerful bite that can easily break bone, they rarely have need as they are able to set ablaze anything unfortunate enough to get caught in their fiery gaze. It is said that the flames inside their ribs is what gives an inferno hound its life and that without it, the hound would be nothing more than a pile of bones. Many believe that these flames is how Odan Galopin was able to create the flaming comets and though many have experimented, no other magi has been able to replicate Odans magic.
This egg is shaped like a ribcage and is filled with fire.
When an inferno hound egg hatches, it is with a burst of flames, leaving behind a pile of bones and a small spark inside what appears to be a small rib cage. This spark is crucial and it must be tended carefully as if it should go out, the hound will not grow. This spark needs to be tended until it becomes a small flame, at which point the bones will fuse together and form a small hatchling. A hatchling iInferno hound needs plenty of bones to eat and a nice fire to sleep in as they grow. Hatchlings are a lot more docile than adults and it is at this point that a magi must take care to tame them properly as once they grow into adults, it is nearly an impossible task.
Once the small flame inside their rib cage grows into a roaring inferno, a hound has reached adulthood. If raised properly, an inferno hound can be kept as a companion, though one should always take care around them as they can still be dangerous. Knowledge of flame repellent spells and flame repellent clothing is a must when handling these creatures. Though they have no need to eat as they will not starve, inferno hounds do eat bones any chance they get as it strengthens their bones and repairs any breaks they may have acquired. Many magis who keep these hounds use them for forging as the swords and metal work made from the flames of an inferno hound has distinct red shimmering veins that are unable to be replicated by other means and as such, has become a hot commodity sold in Synara City.
Obtained from: Stream (uncommon) Tributary: Etain Desert
Renaming cost: 2000 gold
Release date: March 22nd 2023
Sprite art: Jrap17 | Description: Jrap17