Amberspice mice live primarily in and around pumpkin patches where they can be found arguing over prime living space with pumpkin wyrms. Adults are fairly large, about the size of your hand, and will collect everything they can lay a paw on. Though they are active year round, they are most often seen during the autumn months when the pumpkins are ripe and ready for harvest. They build nests in hollow tree stumps and will extend these nests into the ground around the pumpkin patch as their need for storage grows. Magi who wish to keep amberspice mice are often advised to give over a small barn to support their hoarding habits as these mice continue this behaviour throughout their lives. Should you have an important item taken by an amberspice mouse, wait until autumn and then offer roasted pumpkin seeds in trade as these are their favorite treat.
Amberspice mice are incredibly quick and agile. They can be found anywhere and everywhere once autumn arrives, including places they are not supposed to be such as classrooms, kitchens, the library, Thane's wardrobe, and Belmos's desk. Because their fur smells of pumpkin and spices, amberspice mice were a popular pet when first introduced to the city of Synara. This excitement was quickly tempered by their kleptomaniac tendencies, a major problem in a city with so many artisans and merchants. The mice were quickly removed to the countryside, though it's rumored that more than a few amberspice mice hoards are still lost beneath the streets.
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