Female Hatchling

Female Hatchling
Name: unnamed
Species: Silvan Tycoleon
Birthday: Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Owner: Vespurrs

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Overall Progress: 91.42%

Young tycoleons do not possess the magic of adults, but learn all about it from their parents. An adult tycoleon will teach their young the potential of the paw print portal by letting their hatchlings leap into space and appear in the parent's paw print. The mechanism behind this magic is not well understood, as no other creature, not even the tycoleon's magi, can use the print as a portal--only the tycoleon itself and its offspring. When not practicing their magic with their parents, young tycoleons will practice more conventional hunting methods, lying in wait to pounce on unsuspecting prey--or leaves, or bits of string, or their magi's robe or toes.

With large, expressive eyes and beautiful markings, these creatures don't look dangerous at first. When they unsheathe their long claws, however, a magi knows to be wary. While not as strong or fast as other predators, they are formidable ambush hunters, and rely on trickery. Their coloring lets them blend into the foliage, and they will leap on their prey and deliver a killing blow in the blink of an eye. Their true prowess, however, lies in their magic. When they press their large paws into the earth and leave a well-formed paw print, they can leave a portal that they can travel through. It seems to serve as a third eye, and they know what happens near the area where they leave their paw print. If particularly tasty prey passes by, they will vanish from their current location to the location of the paw print, taking the prey by surprise. Locals in the areas where these creatures live know never to follow the prints of a tycoleon, as it is impossible to tell which print they may be using to hunt for food.

Sprite art: Mysfytt | Description: Raneth