In the wild, axolotls go where they please, fearing no creature. Only a rare illness or old age ends their lives, although they live for just a few decades – a short life for a magical creature. Any one axolotl is capable of bringing a dozen hatchlings into the world, an ability thought to be fortuitous by humans. They reach adulthood by their fifth year, and then leave home to journey. As they travel around the world via oceans and seas, they search for their mate. Once they have chosen a mate, the adult axolotl will spend the rest of their life with them, although they never settle. Axolotls constantly migrate, and are able to withstand both cold and warm climates. When bearing young, however, they return to their original home, to be surrounded by other parents. This unique behavior allows them to raise their young in a large community, where the hatchlings can receive the needed socialization.
These creatures live in seas and oceans, but often choose to live in Lake Lakira, where they can mingle with other species. Axolotls are among the most social of magical creatures, due to their gift. They possess the ability to bring humans together in love, as well as animals. Because of this, the commoners have nicknamed these salamanders “Love Bringers”. This species is highly sought among the wealthy, due to this wonderful talent. Because axolotls have affection towards all living creatures, magi do not frown upon the practice of them being sold, as long as the creature is happy. They are meant to be joyful creatures, though, and a sad axolotl is a sight not seen. Axolotls are easy to spot even when they are mingling with their non-magical cousins, due to their beautiful pink coloration. These sweet creatures will also swim up to any human nearby and make their own form of conversation.
Sprite art: Niwer | Description: Damien