Lunar koi love swimming just at the surface of the shallow waters of the pond to enjoy clear, starry nights. They sometimes swim in groups, moonlight shining off their shimmering scales in strange, but beautiful patterns. Lunar koi will often poke their heads from the water when their magi gets near, perhaps inviting their magi into the water. Swimming with a lunar koi instills a person with a sense of peace, and is a good way to meditate if one wishes to. A lunar koi's true power, though, is their ability to vanish from one body of water and reappear in another. They can only perform this feat at night, and only a few days of the month when the moon is mostly full. They can even take their magi with them, although the experience is said to be disorienting. But if the time is right and someone needs to get somewhere quickly, a lunar koi is sometimes the fastest way.
Lunar Koi only emerge at night, and are stately and serene. Their scales reflect the moonlight, with lighter colorations reminding one of a full moon and the darker variations reminding one of the shadow one sometimes sees when the moon is new. Some varieties look like a red harvest moon. Lunar Koi are slow-moving and relaxed, happy to slowly nibble at algae that they find glowing in the moonlight or in the deepest crevices in rocks beneath the water. When the sun is out, they can dive so deep they seem to vanish, and no magi has ever been able to dive deep enough to follow them.
Sprite art: Jrap17 | Description: Raneth