As their name implies, temple burrowers like nothing more than to dig holes, pits, and elaborate underground labyrinths. In light of this, burrowers are indispensable to magi looking to build new homes and shops - especially as temple burrowers are quite willing to be paid in tasty treats. It's said that temple burrowers are responsible for the construction of the great ruined city in the middle of the Etain desert, though no one can find any records to prove it. Regardless, wild burrowers are often found in this area, resting from the heat of the day and gorging on the figs and dates in the old orchard.
A pair of oversized ears poke out of this sandy egg, occasionally wiggling to some internal beat.
Temple burrower hatchlings tend to be unsteady on their feet, even long after hatching. With their poor eyesight, they often stumble in the bright light of day, but their excellent sense of smell helps guide them. Fortunately they're goodnatured and shake off any clumsy missteps, always curious to inspect the next interesting thing with their long, sensitive snouts. This clumsiness doesn't extend to their digging, however; even freshly hatched, they have excellent control of their claws and a driving urge to dig in any dirt they can find. Magi raising a temple burrower should provide them with an area to dig - just be careful that there's some way to keep them contained lest they dig their way into becoming lost.
An adult temple burrower still has terrible eyesight, but is usually less likely to bumble into walls and corners. They love to be fed sweet things, and will follow their noses to anything that might be tasty, even if they're not supposed to eat it. Generally quiet, they do grunt to themselves, and will bleat when alarmed. Unlike hatchlings, they know how to find their way back if they dig a long way, but magi should still be careful to make sure their burrower doesn't end up under their neighbour's basement. Burrowers are hardly malicious, but they can be singleminded about their digging, so it's always best to ensure the burrower has a constructive outlet - and all the treats they can eat.
Obtained from: Donation (Jun)
Renaming cost: 20000 gold
Release date: June 15th 2023
June 2023 Midmonth Donation Pet
Sprite art: Munin | Description: Sochitelya | Side art: Munin