Female Hatchling

Female Hatchling
Name: unnamed
Species: Soapstone Makou
Birthday: Thursday, July 25, 2019
Owner: Windi1

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Stage Progress: 80.49%
Overall Progress: 87.58%

Makou eggs don't hatch; they morph, elongating themselves and forming tiny fins and a tail. Beyond this shaping and growth, the young rarely move, and there are stories of people forgetting their pretty paperweight is one of the living variety. Such neglect is very risky though. Young makou often want coddling, and if they feel neglected they will move to different places to see if anyone notices. If the owner is not quick to find and tend the infant, it may well move to someone else's rooms, seeking an owner who will treat it better.

The people of the far north are expert carvers, and while they usually work with wood they have also made beautiful trinkets of bone or soft, colorful gemstones. Particularly intricate pieces made by magi often have an additional surprise: living creations capable of affection, loyalty, and sometimes even small magic. The makou is one of the most popular forms of living trinket, and so often the most commonly found and the first mastered by new carvers. Makou also hold a special place among the Boreus people, who hunt the flesh-and-blood versions in the late summer. The whales are considered vital to their survival through the harsh winters, and the people let nothing of their kills go to waste.

Sprite art: Mysfytt | Description: Myrin