Elemental crystalwings are strange creatures. Unlike the most well-known (if not most commonly seen) crystalwings that are creatures of earth and air, they display strong affinity for a specific element the moment they hatch, and actively seek out magi with similar affinities to partner with. Sometimes if an elemental crystalwing does not find a suitable magi, it will even seek out a creature with similar powers as a companion instead. This is uncommon, as elemental crystalwings are highly useful magical companions, making spells of their corresponding element far easier to cast in their presence. Magi speculate that elemental crystalwings seek companions so readily because they are rarely seen manipulating their element themselves, seemingly preferring to help exert their will on the world by helping a companion do so instead.
This egg is very heavy and hard.
Elemental crystalwing hatchlings are immediately inquisitive upon hatching, if a bit lethargic. They spend the first few days of their lives exploring their environment, seemingly subsiding on the ambient magic that makes up the world, as they do not eat, and everything around them relating to the corresponding element gets just slightly duller somehow during this time. Elemental crystalwing parents will watch the hatchlings during this period, but the hatchlings grow independent very quickly and soon venture off to find a suitable companion.
Heavy, solid, and sometimes frustratingly stubborn, earth elemental crystalwings enjoy burrowing and exploring caves. Unlike most other elemental crystalwings, they like to eat, and will happily munch on crystals and interesting rocks. Crystals gathered from their molts are particularly useful for scrying the past, as the earth bore witness to all past events, and hides its secrets in its depths. These crystals are also a common component for defensive rituals.
Obtained from: Event, Magiversary, Retired
Renaming cost: 2000 gold
Release date: May 10th 2023
Sprite art: Mysfytt | Description: Kestrad