Frozen Female Hatchling

Frozen Female Hatchling
Name: unnamed
Species: Regal Glesvaerid
Birthday: Thursday, June 10, 2021
Owner: bigmamared
Mother: unnamed
Father: unnamed

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Your strange egg has hatched into an equally unusual fish. The fry is only a few inches long, but built to be long and spindly like a snake. It usually swims by rippling the fins on its back and tail, maintaining a stable posture in the water so that it can feed on small particles of plants and animals that float by. Its still posture, thin form, and blotched coloration ensure that the fish is invisible to most would-be predators, but if a curious rewin dragon or pearl wyrm wanders too close, your fish will wriggle its way to safety, teleporting itself into a clump of seaweed or coral until it is safe to emerge.

Glesvaerids are mysterious creatures of the deep, seldom seen but relatively common a few hundred meters below the surface. They prefer open-ocean environments and can be found worldwide, from the shores of Callisto to the cold north waters of the Arkene and Boreus. Glesvaerids are difficult to catch, not only because of their remote choice of habitat and the pied patterning that makes them difficult to spot when they do visit the surface, but also because of their ability to teleport at will. If sufficiently disturbed, a regal glesvaerid will wriggle its body, producing a blue glowing near its facial fins which will then become a portal the fish can swim through to escape. Once the fish is gone, the portal disappears. These portals can open up anywhere in the world as long as there is sufficient salt water, and many magi think the fish's teleportation is how it maintains such a large range, as the individual fish seldom ever swim far on their own.

Sprite art: Tekla | Description: PKGriffin