Male Hatchling

Male Hatchling
Name: unnamed
Species: Carapopricorn
Birthday: Thursday, October 28, 2021
Owner: vividmirage

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Stage Progress: 1.32%
Overall Progress: 50.66%

Carapopricorn hatchlings are as sweet as they smell, and happily crawl out of Lake Lakira to follow their magi about clumsily on land, dragging their tails awkwardly behind them. They start out small enough that some strong magi simply pick up their hatchling and drape the tail around their neck, carrying their companion around on their shoulders this way. This does have the unfortunate side effect of sometimes giving the magi unexpected haircuts and new holes to patch in their robes, as carapopricorns eat absolutely everything, and hair, clothing, and homework are no exception. They're so cute and smell so nice, though, that the magi raising them often don't mind.

Carapopricorns are a strange variety of capricorn that are slightly smaller but much more densely built and generally much, much more ill-tempered. They also can spend an indefinite amount of time on land with seemingly no ill effects, though they still prefer to be near a body of water. Carapopricorns seem inviting, with their shining golden scales and sweet caramel aroma, but will charge at high speed and give a nasty headbutt to anyone they don’t like - which is most people. They also eat pretty much everything, including cherished clothing, precious jewelry, and rare spellbooks. However, they are mildly affectionate towards their magi and their cast-off scales can be ground into gorgeous gold ink that holds fast through any abuse and also retains their sweet smell, so many magi find them to be a worthwhile companion. Every twenty years or so, some aspiring magi gets the idea to use carapopricorn scales to make jewelry or armor, since the scales are quite hard and lovely. However, though it is indeed possible to make beautiful crafts from their scales, so far no one has ever found a way to stop it from turning into a sticky, melted, unrecognizable mess the day after it is finished.

Sprite art: Mysfytt | Description: Kestrad