Frozen Female Hatchling

Frozen Female Hatchling
Name: unnamed
Species: Diamond Koi
Birthday: Monday, May 13, 2024
Owner: ishipri

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Stage Progress: 73.01%
Overall Progress: 86.51%

Element: Life An icon depicting the element Life

With their harder and seemingly more brittle scales, one would think diamond koi hatchlings might be less agile than other types of koi. However, they have no trouble keeping up with their brethren, and delight in showing off their flashy scales by jumping high out of the water, dazzling onlookers with the flash of sun off their crystalline scales. In the water, they keep themselves occupied by exploring with the other koi hatchlings, darting between the many tunnels between the Stream, Lake Lakira, and the larger bodies of water that leviathans and krakens favor.

With their brilliantly faceted scales, as hard and bright as the stone they’re named for, diamond koi are a variety particularly well-loved for ornamental ponds, especially since their much harder scales deter the predators that other koi varieties sometimes succumb to. With the gentle, patient demeanor of most of their brethren, and the same powers, they are a common choice of companion for magi with water and healing affinities. Since their scales are more brittle as a result of their hardness, diamond koi shed and replace their scales liberally. These shiny scales are quite reflective, but the reflections they show are always slightly off, showing the recent past instead of the present. They make potent ingredients for healing and scrying potions - though only for scrying the past - and so are carefully collected for this purpose.

Sprite art: Munin (hatchling) | Description: Kestrad