Frozen Male Hatchling

Frozen Male Hatchling
Name: unnamed
Species: Forest Tylluan
Birthday: Saturday, November 6, 2010
Owner: Ruinily

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In general, hatchlings are energetic little things, busy learning and playing. Tylluans seem more somber than most, and prefer to sit still and watch. Their constant gaze is sometimes a little unnerving, as if they are holding some secret. During the day they tend to pick one perch and remain there, sleeping. If disturbed, the hatchling will show their disapproval by snapping at the one who annoyed them. Their beaks are incredibly sharp, and a bite from a forest tylluan is very painful. These beaks are perfect for catching prey, usually rabits or small creatures. They hunt during the night, when their excellent eyesight gives them advantage. Sharp talons snatch the unfortunate meal up, and then the bird will swallow it whole. Even at a young age, these birds delight in hunting, flying off into the forest with an elder or two. When first born, a magi must bring them scraps of meat. This endears the little one to you, and it is slightly less cruel to you than to others.

Beautiful though they are, tylluans are not very liked among magi. Nocturnal creatures tend to be more vicious and prone to violence, and these birds are no exception. Scattered bones can be seen around their homes, and they take great pleasure in frightening people. They live in hollowed out trees, and if they see someone walking past in the dark, will swoop out and pretend to attack. They can be totally silent in flight if that is what they wish. Their eyes glow in the darkness, and their hunting call is quite chilling. The only person that forest tylluans are genuinely affectionate to is their human companion, hence their lack of popularity among humans. There are also vague accounts of how these birds are capable of stealing souls, though magi are not foolish enough to believe these ancient myths. Still, there is something odd about these creatures... their wide, knowing eyes follow those are sick with great interest, as if waiting... If someone is ill, a tylluan will hover nearby, and often have to be removed. Villagers are quite frightened of these creatures, claiming they are harbingers of death. Sometimes your companion leaves for a few days, flying away in a perfectly straight line. These times occur when your companion looks more tired than usual, feathers somewhat bedraggled. The creature always returns looking well rested, and is noticeably faster and full of energy. You have no idea what transpires during the animal's absence, as all attempts at tracking it have failed.

Sprite art: Niwer/GlassWalker | Description: Damien