Once the small flame inside their rib cage grows into a roaring inferno, a hound has reached adulthood. If raised properly, an inferno hound can be kept as a companion, though one should always take care around them as they can still be dangerous. Knowledge of flame repellent spells and flame repellent clothing is a must when handling these creatures. Though they have no need to eat as they will not starve, inferno hounds do eat bones any chance they get as it strengthens their bones and repairs any breaks they may have acquired. Many magis who keep these hounds use them for forging as the swords and metal work made from the flames of an inferno hound has distinct red shimmering veins that are unable to be replicated by other means and as such, has become a hot commodity sold in Synara City.
One of the more dangerous creatures that roam the Etain Desert, these skeletal creatures are best to be avoided. Inferno hounds are easily recognizable by their rib cage filled with living fire, and horns on top of their skull. While they have a powerful bite that can easily break bone, they rarely have need as they are able to set ablaze anything unfortunate enough to get caught in their fiery gaze. It is said that the flames inside their ribs is what gives an inferno hound its life and that without it, the hound would be nothing more than a pile of bones. Many believe that these flames is how Odan Galopin was able to create the flaming comets and though many have experimented, no other magi has been able to replicate Odans magic.
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