Adult Male

Adult Male
Name: unnamed
Species: Autumnal Crystalwing
Birthday: Thursday, May 12, 2022
Owner: Chimera

Stage Progress: 100%
Overall Progress: 100%

Many believe the adult autumnal crystalwings to be mystical fey creatures, beings of great elegance. Their bodies are covered in dead leaves and gems, having a quite interesting look. Even so, as elegant as they are, these crystalwings are rather silly. The adults never lose their juvenile spirit, loving to play in the piles of dead leaves, in which they blend in perfectly. The most important thing for these crystalwings is to spend their time between the dead leaves and be one with nature. The obsession with the fallen leaves varies, the males being less focused on them than females. They can often be seen at the base of trees, wrapped up in complicated dance-like displays. At first sight, none of their movements make any sense. However, they are trying to gain the attention of female autumnal crystalwings from the dead and dying leaves that have recently fallen. In some cases, the males manage to gain the attention of females. In other cases, the males fail and join their counterparts in playing with the leaves, their initial intent forgotten.

Autumnal crystalwings are migratory creatures. They follow the seasons, feeling the most comfortable in the wet weather of autumn. It is believed the autumnal crystalwings bring abundant rains in the cold mornings of autumn as well as thick fogs. Their presence is marked by the faint scent of sweet maple and by the coloration of their bodies. Their thick, leathery wings resemble leaves. Although all of them have the coloration of autumn leaves, the males are brightly colored compared to the females. The males use the colors to their advantage, trying to attract the attention of females. With a great passion for dead and dying leaves, the autumnal crystalwings can be so focused on them that they no longer pay attention to their surroundings. The only other thing they care about just as much is colorful gems. They often venture inside deep and narrow caves in search of beautiful crystals. They eat some of these gems while hoarding the rest. A sleeping autumnal crystalwing can easily be mistaken for a pile of fallen leaves, only the shining gems giving it away. Unlike other crystalwings, the autumnal prefer to fly close to the trees, blending in with the autumn leaves. Gems that fall from their bodies are gathered and turned into delicate pieces of jewelry, often gifted to those who celebrate their birthdays in the fall season.

Sprite art: Xenomorph/Lazuli | Description: Real