Female Hatchling

Female Hatchling
Name: unnamed
Species: Krampen Beest
Birthday: Saturday, March 2, 2019
Owner: HopingFaith
Mother: unnamed
Father: unnamed

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Stage Progress: 0.85%
Overall Progress: 50.42%

Unlike the lively sintervos, krampen beests are slow and lethargic as hatchlings. Sometimes they'll emerge from their egg sacks seemingly dead, smelling rather putrid and entirely listless. If a concerned magi goes to touch them, however, the krampen beest will jump to life and bite them, refusing to let go for hours unless it is promptly dumped in water. Even from a young age, they seem to delight in causing misery, shredding anything they can get their claws on and jumping out from dark places to scare anyone who passes. Their wheezing bark often sounds like vindictive laughter, and whenever someone hears it, their first response is to rush home to be sure their important belongings are intact. Thankfully, the hatchlings seem to be far worse than adults at destroying valuables, often becoming wrapped up in eviscerating a particular toy for hours at a time and leaving everything else alone. Wise caretakers use this to their advantage, providing their young krampen beests with balls of paper and straw dolls that they can destroy to their heart's content.

Winter is a rough time of year in the north, with light vanishing for days at a time and many creatures gone much further south to wait out the colder, snowier nights. However, even in the far north, people find ways to cheer themselves up with tales about the sintervos. These creatures are incredibly shy, considered little more than a myth even by the denizens of Synara and other major cities, but the northern folk of the Arkene still take care to leave milk and crumbs next to the fireplace in the winter for the sintervos. Parents often tell their children that the sintervos is invisible throughout the year, occasionally checking in on households to see if the children are behaving. On the Solstice, the sintervos become visible and get to work delivering presents to those who were good throughout the year. If the children were bad, their parents warn they'll be visited by cruel demon creatures that like to destroy presents instead.

Sprite art: Lazuli | Description: PKGriffin