Adult Male

Adult Male
Name: unnamed
Species: Theia Alvean Wasp
Birthday: Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Owner: RavenSkyfire

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A magi with an Alvean Wasp as a companion is either very brave, very talented, or very reckless. These creatures are difficult to train, and their sting is not only unpleasant for a magi, but also for other magical creatures. While a sting will drain a magi's power to nothing, it will knock unconscious any and every magical creature. For this reason, the reaction of magical creatures to these wasps is instinctive, and will usually take the form of cowering fear or quick attempts to eradicate the wasp before it gets close. Even powerful creatures like dragons will not dare risk angering one of these wasps. Despite the danger, their venom is a powerful ingredient in some medicines, and can be used to instantly halt the effects of harmful ongoing spells that may be affecting a person. Many healers will keep an Alvean wasp, or at least a sample of its toxin, for cases like these.

There are many insect species in Alveus, and many that sting, but Alveans do not mind these small wasps. While rarely found in nature, these wasps are often bred by Alveans for their beauty. Their soft glowing wings are pleasant to look at, and their sting is completely painless, the venom considered inert. An oddity of these wasps is that both the males and females sting. Their true value, however, became apparent when a magi was stung, and the magi's powers vanished until the sting faded. These wasps carry a toxin so potent that it is effective against magi whether it is injected, ingested, or even merely touched. Worse, they are not friendly insects, and in the wild they are very territorial of their nests, especially the more agile females. This makes any approach toward these insects a dangerous proposition for a magi. Luckily, they are not themselves immune to magic, so a smart magi will not be caught unaware. However, their toxin has become the subject of many studies, and since it is tasteless, a drop of it can do undetected in a drink or a soup in order to render a magi incapable of using their power for hours. Legends in Alveus say that these wasps were bred and refined in the past for defense during the worst of the mage wars, and historical notes sometimes refer to them as "mage killers".

Sprite art: Lazuli | Description: Raneth