Female Hatchling

Female Hatchling
Name: unnamed
Species: Platyplush
Birthday: Friday, August 5, 2022
Owner: nellymoose118

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Stage Progress: 10.99%
Overall Progress: 48.21%

Your baby platyplush isn't as helpless as a real platypus, but it is roughly the same size and looks quite similar. It has a soft cloth skin, softer than the fabric used to make its egg. Like many other artificial creatures, the egg was incorporated into the creature's body when it hatched so as not to waste perfectly usable materials. It grows slowly, never eating anything but gradually expanding in size through the magic it was imbued with. Eventually, tiny synthetic hairs made from treated thread emerge from between the cloth weave, making it just as soft and furry as a real platypus.

The platyplush is a master of disguise, provided it is surrounded by Lakiran platypodes. Platyplushes are artificial creatures made of cloth and leather and stuffed with small beans or seeds, but despite their soft makeup, they can withstand quite a beating. Their artificial fur is waterproof so they can swim, and if their fabric tears, it can sew itself back up within seconds. They have no need to eat or sleep, but otherwise behave much like real platypodes, swimming in Lake Lakira and the Stream, rummaging in the mud with their leather beaks and sunning themselves on lakeside rocks. Regular platypodes don't seem to mind them and will readily adopt platyplushes into their family groups, especially around the Keep. Their insistence on acting like Lakiran platypodes was the inspiration for a popular tale about a platyplush that turns real, often retold as a bedtime story for children.

Sprite art: Jrap17 | Description: PKGriffin