Female Hatchling

Female Hatchling
Name: unnamed
Species: Borean Luteus Owl
Birthday: Thursday, July 30, 2020
Owner: ImmortalPhoenixTwin
Mother: Hedwig
Father: Hermes

Stage Progress: 74.65%
Overall Progress: 87.33%

These little ones refuse to go near The Keep, but they are friendly enough. When their magi enter the woods, luteus owl hatchlings swoop down at once, finding a shoulder or bag to perch on. They are inquisitive and feisty hatchlings, prone to investigating the pockets of passersby. Unfortunately, they will fly off with anything they find interesting, and getting them to return items is tricky. Leaving cups of sweet syrups will catch their attention, though. When luteus owls are busy guzzling maple syrup, they are so focused on their treat that it is relatively easy to sidle up and retrieve the stolen goods.

No one has ever seen one of these companions venture far from a forest, and they have never been known to enter the castle. Luteus owls seem to grow weak without the presence of trees, becoming lethargic and then slipping out of consciousness. It would be easy enough to pick up a luteus owl in this state, perhaps transferring it to a cage. This doesn't mean that it's a good idea to try and transport them – rather, quite the opposite. When luteus owls awaken far from trees, they fly into fits of rage. These companions will lash out at anyone, and are capable of inflicting great damage. As one can imagine, they are not considered to be the best travel companions. When surrounded by trees, however, these companions possess quiet temperaments and bond well with their magi. Their thirst for blood is reserved for the hunt. Borean luteus owls are most ravenous during the late autumn, when the warmth finally relinquishes its hold and the nights begin to leave frost on the ground. As soon as the first traces of snow appear, these companions are spotted more, flitting from tree to tree. Unlike other owls, these companions move as comfortably in daylight as they do in the dark, and hunt at all hours. Their appearances allow them to go all but unnoticed. Luteus owls will often remain still for an entire day, blending in seamlessly with the surrounding foliage. Younger owls will swoop down on unsuspecting passerby, finding their surprised yells to be greatly amusing.

Sprite art: Lazuli | Description: Damien