When in a playful mood, Telvian panthers can be hard to deal with. On your customary walk to the lake, you turn around a corner and shriek as your companion appears abruptly. Yellow eyes seem to laugh at you, and you can swear that the creature is smiling around its lolling tongue. With a glance over its shoulder, the feline bounds off, slowly disappearing. You frown after it, continuing on your walk with more caution. While seemingly gentle and harmless, you know better – this animal is nothing less than alarming when hunting. It may seem like a large kitten, coiled and ready to pounce, but the rabbit on the receiving end may feel a little differently. On most days, the large cat spends many hours in the forest, terrorizing local wildlife.
Telvian panthers are majestic but dangerous creatures that dwell in the depths of the Jungle of Raza. They are one of the main reasons why it is not wise to spend the night in Raza. They can sometimes be seen lounging along a branch, yellow eyes watchful and tail twitching. Beautifully marked fur allows them to blend in easily with their surroundings, not that these animals have any need for this ability. Telvian panthers are impossible to see at any far distance – only when you draw near to one does this creature become visible. By that point, it is too late to evade the panther. This power is used in the wild to hunt, but when a panther becomes a magi's companion, this skill is put to a different use. A panther can easily obtain rare eggs from dangerous places, like a draconian nest. These felines can control this magical skill, of course, and usually only disappear from view if hunting.
Sprite art: Niwer | Description: Damien