Frozen Female Hatchling

Frozen Female Hatchling
Name: unnamed
Species: Golden Pteira Crystalwing
Birthday: Monday, May 13, 2024
Owner: bluemooncheese

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Element: Earth/Air An icon depicting the element EarthAn icon depicting the element Air

These crystalwings are odd little hatchlings. This variation has a few gems on their bodies, making them both extremely heavy and beautiful. Adding to their strangeness is not one set of wings, but two. This allows crystalwings great dexterity and stamina when flying, allowing even a hatchling to fly great distances. No one knows quite how far they can fly; they seem to be tireless. To balance their wings, these hatchlings have long graceful tails, ending with yet more gems. Crystalwing young grow very large, and as such need to eat much. These birds seem to eat everything in sight, be it edible or not. They also harbor great love to anything shiny, and love to find bright rocks to play with... or eat. Though rocks are the main part of a crystalwing's diet, they are partial to anything from the Cave of Nareau.

Little is known about crystalwings. Their numbers have grown in the recent years, but these brightly colored birds are still rarely seen. They are so uncommonly seen among the local villagers that they are regarded as myth, beings said to have existed centuries ago. The commoners think of them as strange creatures, living entities formed of crystals and jewels. The villagers say that these gorgeous beings fly very, very high up in the sky, and that to see one is good luck. It is thought that they travel above the clouds, and this is why they are so difficult to spot. Sometimes they are seen flying over the tops of mountains, traveling to unknown lands. Their flight is silent and graceful, and despite being covered in jewels, they usually go by unnoticed. According to ancient legend, they originate from the depths of the Caves of Nareau, where few venture dare to go. Those caves are supposedly full of treasures, but not many adventure there. It is said that crystalwing eggs are all but impossible to find, as they are covered in jewels and hidden among gems. If one travels to the city of Synara, one can find proof that these creatures exist. Once a year the majestic birds molt, and the fallen jewels are collected and made into exquisite jewelry, sold at a steep cost to the wealthy. A few magi possess such a piece of jewelry, as magic can be stored in the crystalwing's feathers.

Sprite art: Rijolt/GlassWalker (hatchling) | Description: Damien