Being aloof and fierce are what myrrokkats are known for. They do not naturally form bonds with others easily, to the point where a mother myrrokkat will leave her eggs to fend for themselves once they hatch. After successful training as a hatchling, however, an adult myrrokkat is a fantastic companion for those who want a magical creature as an athletic competitor. With their lithe forms twisting and turning in mid-air and their colorful feathers streaming as they wind through a course of gnarled branches, they are great fun to watch. They enjoy the game as much as those watching them, if not more. Instead of hunting near constantly, they turn their instincts to out-flying other myrrokkats, and there are a great many rivalries between competitors. Thankfully, their instincts do not drive them to hurt each other--only to prove that they are the best.
A wilder version of winged cats, myrrokatts are primarily found deep in jungles and forests. The feathers on their legs and tails give them camouflage from any larger predators who may see them as prey, as well as giving them a beautiful appearance that any domestic winged cat would be envious of. They possess twice the leaping ability of a normal feline, and with their wings and cat-like agility, can fly through narrow branches and pull off aerial maneuvers that even most birds can't. While somewhat small, they are wildly successful hunters of their chosen prey, which includes anything from regular mice to other magical creatures found in their territory. Even when not engaged in the chase, they can camouflage themselves with their feathers and ambush prey with ease. Efforts have been made recently to domesticate these creatures and curb some of their hunting instincts, as they have been steadily hunting some species, like the psittarx, to near-extinction.
Sprite art: Mysfytt | Description: Raneth