Male Hatchling

Male Hatchling
Name: unnamed
Species: Eldritch Dragon
Birthday: Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Owner: Celery
Mother: unnamed
Father: unnamed

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Stage Progress: 40.90%
Overall Progress: 70.45%

One of the most notable features of the eldritch dragon's appearance is the skeletal pattern imprinted on their skin, exacerbated in complete darkness when the individual bones faintly glow. Hatchlings live on their own without any care from their parents, fully capable of caring for themselves and scaring off potential predators with their magic. The hatchlings are surprisingly docile, and because they do not exude their fear-inducing magic at all times as the adults, they can be approached by non-magical people when their guard is down. This has led to a number of unfortunate incidents over the years. One tale describes a farmer stumbling upon a young eldritch dragon in Silva Forest and, thinking the creature abandoned by its mother, took it home to his village. The dragon inadvertently drove the farmer and his fellow villagers mad until one day they all and wandered off into the woods, never to be seen again.

The paths to the most distant corners of the world are marked with omens -- old, rotten signs whose words have been worn away save for the occasional "warning," and "beware." If a person is foolish enough to ignore these markers, they will find themself in a dark forest filled with mist, an uneasy dread creeping up their back and slowly turning them mad. Those who have gone no further claim this to be a trick of the environment, and few who have continued returned to say otherwise. Those few who wander on and manage to escape with some semblance of their minds have come back jabbering about monstrous undead dragons and the end of the world.

Sprite art: Mysfytt | Description: PKGriffin