At first, when your egg hatched it appeared to be empty. It was only when you looked closely that you noticed the the small creature formed of cloying condensation, its body transparent and constantly moving in a near hypnotic way. Typically, foenaran nimbii hatchlings haven't quite decided on what form they wish to take, and will oscillate between different forms as they decide. Hatchlings do not need food, but will grow more and more transparent if the air grows dry, and they lack the ability or knowledge to find areas with more humidity. Magi should take care not to let their hatchling float too close to an open flame, and it is advised they not travel with them through dry desert areas.
In Foenara, clouds over the grass forest may not be clouds at all, but the foenaran nimbii, a creature borne of water vapor and ancient magic. The details of their initial discovery, or perhaps creation, are lost in the mists of history, and much about their life cycle is unknown. It is equally uncertain why their eggs can only be found nestled in the long grass of Foenara. While the eggs of normal foenaran nimbii are not as valued as that of the king foenaran nimbii, Foenaran citizens are encouraged to find and hatch these eggs at all times. Despite people continuously hatching the eggs, the skies of Foenara do not get overrun with clouds. Some magi think these creatures have short lifespans, the creatures dissipating into mist as the years go on, while others think they travel, floating all around the world. Some magi even believe that every cloud in the world was once a nimbii, and they believe that the nimbii, born from the earliest volcanoes at the dawning of the world, are responsible for keeping the atmosphere of the world in place.
Sprite art: Tekla | Description: Raneth