Sauin peist adults would be small if it weren't for the bones, fabric, and wood arranged in tall piles on their backs. They are friendly and curious creatures, eager to learn new things about the world around them. On the other hand, they are shy and hide under their shell-like trinkets whenever they feel overwhelmed. The adults form small families and take turns caring for their young. While one parent remains with the hatchlings, the other is out exploring, searching for new trinkets and food for the family. One adult can be away from the family for a full day if the creature's curiosity is piqued by something. Occasionally, the adults can lose track of time when watching a milliner create an intricate hat or a group of people build a house. The sauin peists imitate these things when making their shell and take great pride in the results.
Every community has its beliefs, from faith in new or old gods to worshipping nature and the things it gives to people day by day. Those who have reverence for nature put together important festivities at the end of each harvest season. They build small altars to honor the earth for all that it gave throughout the year. During these festivities, they leave objects such as wood, fabrics, bones, and other small trinkets on the altars for nature and its creatures to take. The sauin peists are the most eager creatures to use these items. The adults gather all the things that catch their eye, adding them to their bodies, slowly building magnificent coverings from themselves. They make a special glue that keeps all the trinkets together for many years without any of the things ever falling apart. When produced in excess, the peists discard the glue in small piles, leaving it on leaves and tree bark. Carpenters later gather this sticky substance as it is useful when putting together delicate furniture ornaments.
Sprite art: Mysfytt | Description: Real