Frozen Female Hatchling

Frozen Female Hatchling
Name: unnamed
Species: Radiant Nautilus
Birthday: Thursday, March 16, 2023
Owner: falsanthin

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Stage Progress: 28.28%
Overall Progress: 64.14%

Radiant nautilus eggs will only hatch underwater, and hatchlings must be taken to Lake Lakira or the sea shortly after hatching if they are not already there, as they quickly overheat in shallow waters during the day. Radiant nautilus hatchlings grow very quickly, from fitting within a magi’s palm upon first hatching, to the width of an average magi’s torso, within a month, growing a new chamber in their shell seemingly every day. They spend most of their time playing with the smallest kraken and leviathan hatchlings in the depths, though they will briefly approach the surface to greet their magi. It is generally recommended for anyone raising a radiant nautilus hatchling to also have a koi companion, so as to more easily visit their hatchling underwater. Despite their initial rapid growth, radiant nautili take a long time to fully mature, and will go through several sets of kraken and leviathan playmates before it too finally reaches adulthood.

It is well known that if a magi wishes to explore shallow waters, there is no better companion than a koi. However, if a magi has reason to delve deeper, a radiant nautilus becomes the ideal choice for a time. They too have the power of letting their magi breathe underwater while nearby, though their general reluctance to ever be less than several hundred feet from the surface means getting to them in the first place often requires assistance from a koi. While radiant nautili cannot reach the truly abyssal depths of the ocean, having a nautilus companion assist in a dive helps a magi conserve quite a bit of magic during their explorations. They are also pleasant to be around deep underwater due to their other notable power, which is their ability to exude a strange light that it seems only magical beings can see. Exploring magi find it a welcome respite from the general darkness of the deep ocean, and more than one magi who has overextended themself has been guided back to safety by a radiant nautilus using itself as a beacon.

Sprite art: Mysfytt | Description: Kestrad