Male Hatchling

Male Hatchling
Name: unnamed
Species: Beach Copei
Birthday: Friday, March 17, 2023
Owner: Darktigress430
Mother: unnamed
Father: unnamed

Stage Progress: 44.09%
Overall Progress: 72.05%

With a powerful thrash the copei bursts from its egg, sending shell shards flying everywhere. An arrow-shaped, bony head moves slowly from side to side as the little hatchling crawls along the ground. It looks up at you for a moment, then turns and heads towards the lake where you brought it to hatch. Slowly the copei drags itself to the edge of the water, but as soon as it touches the shallows it whips its tail and takes off into the waves, disappearing in a cloud of disturbed mud. The copei will spend most of its life in the water, feeding on any moving thing that happens to swim near it.

The copei is one of the oldest creatures known to magi. They have been around longer than even the earliest dragons. Their power has helped them survive millennia through even the harshest of events, for they can freeze themselves in time in a sort of hibernation, during which they cannot be affected by anything. This power can extend to other objects around it, and it is not unheard of for a companion copei to freeze itself and its magi in time during terrible storms or other life-threatening situations, waiting until the danger passes. It is also not unheard of for a copei to play pranks on magi it doesn't like by freezing them for a day or more. Magi know not to mess with a copei else they wake finding they've lost a week and having no clue any time has passed.

Sprite art: Lazuli | Description: Lazuli