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Blue Plumed Crystalwing #1506

General

With each passing year, magi gather more and more information about the crystalwings, majestic creatures that come in different colors: the traditional purple and golden, but also in blue, bronze, and green. If the local villagers once regarded them as myth, the crystalwings are now a common sight. The plumed ones sport a second pair of wings and delicate feathers on their arms, allowing them to fly high in the sky, usually swarming over the top of mountains. Their flight is silent and graceful, the crystals adorning their bodies glistening in the sunlight the higher they fly. While most crystalwings make their nests in the caves of Nareau, surrounded by crystals, the plumed ones were discovered right under the Keep. No one knows how long the plumed crystalwings waited in slumber, only to be awakened by the recent excavations. Having less interest in crystals than their cousins, the plumed crystalwings rarely molt. However, when they do, the fallen gems are collected and made into fine jewelry, usually imbued with magic by the wearers.

Egg

A beautiful polished gem adorns this heavy egg.

Hatchling

Like every other crystalwing, this hatchling has tiny gems encrusted in its body. It is both extremely heavy and beautiful. Not one, but two pairs of wings grow on its back, currently too small to give it flight. But you know that with time, this tiny hatchling will be as graceful flying as all the birds are. The hatchling attempts to fly every so often, but the small wings and its heaviness keep it grounded no matter how hard it tries to take flight. Not as attracted by shiny objects as other crystalwings, the hatchling is more interested in the shape of colorful rocks, loving to stack them on top of each other. Although loyal and sometimes even inseparable from you, the hatchling sometimes wanders in the newly excavated part of the Keep, where it spends hours seemingly admiring the rune-covered walls.

Adult

The once fragile-looking hatchling has turned into a majestic creature. Two sets of wings sit on its back, covered in delicate feathers. The same feathers adorn the crystalwing's arms, and you suspect they are partly - if not entirely - the reason why this creature flies so elegantly. The crystalwings' flight is silent, and they can reach extraordinary heights, no matter how heavy their gem-encrusted body is. When the crystalwings' gems catch the sunlight, they reflect a kaleidoscope of colors, and many nobles keep them as companions simply because of this. At the same time, they are also picked as companions by magi who are more inclined towards the air and earth elements. Besides possessing silent flight and natural strength, the plumed crystalwings have magical abilities over the two elements, manipulating gusts of air and reshaping the earth. Even so, no matter what element a magi has or has not chosen, these crystalwings are a common sight on the Keep grounds. Although they were dormant for many years and are now ready to explore the world, the plumed crystalwings will forever call the Keep their home.

Notes

Obtained from: Event, Magiversary
Breeding: No
Renaming cost: 200 gold
Release date: May 18th 2024

Element: Earth/Air An icon depicting the element EarthAn icon depicting the element Air

Sprite art: Mysfytt | Description: Real

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