Laetolis beasts shed their sulfuric mists as adults, to reveal a surprisingly tiny, fuzzy animal with big eyes and large ears. As a method of protection, they use magic to make themselves seem frightening, as they are otherwise almost defenseless. They're experts of camouflage and seem to embrace their reputation as ghostly and extremely dangerous, gathering and raising their hatchlings in dark corners of the world. One commonly held belief is that feeding a laetolis beast during certain hours of the night will cause it to become exactly what it pretends to be: a terrifying, otherworldly beast that no magi can stand against.
Laetolis beasts are most often found in old abandoned houses, ghost towns, and decaying forests where the trees are straight and white, as though the elements have made them into their own gravestones. Beasts are mostly silent, nocturnal creatures and many magi say that a sudden chill is a result of a laetolis beast walking across their grave. For this reason they are also believed to be able to predict death, and that anyone who sees one on a dark night is soon to be doomed, especially if they hear the laetolis beast's wailing, childlike cry. Not much is known about them and what is passed from community to community is more myth and legend than true fact.
Sprite art: Lazuli | Description: Sochitelya