The prismatic crystalwings rarely show their face. Mostly seen right after the end of massive storms, their bodies are easily mistaken for rainbows. They befriend only those who show a genuine interest in the crystalwings' magic. The prismatic crystalwings love to be in the air and spend most of their time in the clouds. The adults make their nests high in the mountains, burrowing in the most abrupt slopes, making it difficult to locate them. They collect gems and often use their magic to distract those who possess them. They are master thieves and are interested in gems that are hard to come by, making their escapades even more bothersome to merchants than they would normally be. Once a year, the prismatic crystalwings molt, and those who venture up on the mountain peaks return with beautiful gems that are later turned into exquisite jewelry.
If not much is known about crystalwings, then the prismatic type is a complete mystery to most people. Magi who dedicated their lives to studying these beasts have more questions about the prismatic crystalwings than they have answers. While some creatures have powers over one or two elements at most, the prismatic crystalwings appear to control all of them. They can liquify tiny objects, rejuvenate a withering flower, heat up rocks, turn things their touch into stone, and even cause gusts of air. Moreover, they can produce magical light and a second image of themselves by moving extremely fast. All of this without effort. On the other hand, their magic is not impressive by any means compared to that of other creatures. They master no element more than the other, which makes them interesting and quaint at the same time. Their magic is hardly useful when they can use it only in small amounts. Even so, they are one of a kind, and many magi take an interest in them.
Sprite art: Mysfytt | Description: Real