Slim and agile, an adult triak is an intelligent but shy companion, often hiding when strange magi approach. With magi they trust, however, they're affectionate and love to have their heads scratched, and will happily hunt out treasure when asked. They're excellent parents and can live a long time when properly cared for. They often explore at night when not feeding, and magi who live by the ocean have reported waking up in the morning to a pile of treasure - ranging from real gold to gems to bits of glass and particularly interesting shells - pushed up onto the beach.
The tropical triak is related to the Arkenian sea leopard, but has a completely different territory, size, and anatomy. Living mostly around reefs and in shallow tropical waters, the triak is much brighter in colour, though it still shares the general feline upper body and the lack of gills. They're small and shy creatures, only warming up slowly to magi that are patient with them, and although social, they prefer smaller groups with other triak of similar size. Triak seem to have a sixth sense for finding valuable coins, gems, and stones hidden in the sands where they mostly live, and many magi go on treasure hunts with their triak.
Sprite art: Lazuli | Description: Sochitelya