Female Hatchling

Female Hatchling
Name: unnamed
Species: Arkenian Sea Leopard
Birthday: Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Owner: feralkiwi

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Stage Progress: 4.79%
Overall Progress: 52.39%

Arkenian sea leopard hatchlings are small enough to hold in the average magi's hands when they're born, but they grow quickly to their adult size. They're social creatures who spend a lot of time playing and grooming with both siblings and parents, and many wild sea leopards live in large colonies. Though they don't have the same range of song as the adults, they're still able to sing a target into freezing for a few seconds at a time, and the rare domesticated sea leopards are often very chatty with their magi, demanding food and attention. Hatchlings can only be kept inside in a tank for a few months, before they grow too big and need to be moved to either a cold outdoor pool or the ocean itself.

Though smaller in size than the akhlut, the Arkenian sea leopard is its top competitor in the frozen northern reaches of Arkene. It's thought to have two types of magic: one to allow it to breathe through lungs instead of gills even in the water, and the other related to its singing. Able to make a broad spectrum of sounds ranging from squeaks to trills to outright meows, the sea leopard combines these noises into a melody that is strangely hypnotizing. Those magi that have ventured into the killing cold of the north report that they've observed sea leopards using their song to keep prey still and docile. A few have even woken up to the song of the sea leopard and discovered the creatures close enough to touch, though no magi have been attacked by them.

Sprite art: Lazuli | Description: Sochitelya