The majority of adult kitanchosa stand around 3 feet tall at the withers, but it's not that unusual for some to grow bigger; the largest ever recorded grew to 20 feet before disappearing into the Etain Desert. Adults are conscientious parents and will defend their territory fiercely, using their antlers to drive away intruders and popping spikes out of their skin if physically attacked. They don't often lose their crystals, but those few that magi find can be embedded in wells to guarantee that the well will never dry up.
Kitanchosa crystalwings are tough and hardy, and even those hand-raised by magi remain a little wild. They like hot temperatures and dry places for the most part, but also enjoy standing out in heavy downpours, absorbing the rain to keep them going for quite a while. They tend to prefer to have their own distinct territories, sharing only with a mate and any hatchlings. Unlike most creatures, kitanchosa don't lay their eggs; plantlets are removed from their bodies and grow into eggs before hatching. Kitanchosa are prized for their ability to find water in any kind of environment, literally sniffing it out if they need it, or when asked by their magi.
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