Female Hatchling

Female Hatchling
Name: unnamed
Species: Abaia
Birthday: Friday, July 15, 2011
Owner: Lazuli

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As one would assume, abaias are not particularly loving companions. They remain on the ocean floors, content with their own company. A magi must cast a spell that allows them to breathe underwater to visit with their fish companion. As the abaia hatchling ages, it will learn to trust its magi more, and will begin to rise to the surface to meet them. Other hatchlings are quite afraid of abaia young and stay far away from them. These companions have huge appetites even when first born, and travel to larger waters to hunt. Their coloring, either a deep green or blue, makes even the youngest abaia difficult to see.

Many magi are interested in history; the world, after all, has existed for far longer than humans have. So when a new species is discovered, its arrival is met with great excitement, because it may unlock some mysteries of the past. Abaias are one of those species. They are a strange, long forgotten race that has managed to survive for countless generations. These fish are beautiful beings, so very different than any others that exist today. Scholars believe them to have originated four hundred million years ago, when no people walked the world. During the day, these huge creatures hide away in deep caves, slowing down their hearts and metabolism to save their energy. As night falls, the abaias resume their activities, finding food and traversing the watery depths. Being nocturnal is to their advantage, as their large eyes can easily see without light. Abaias are stunning creatures, with strange scales harder than most metals. These scales seem more like armor than anything else, and some think they are somehow related to dragon scales. Other fish stay far away from abaias, as if they know that the abaias are not from their time. Indeed, these beasts are a threat to all but the largest sea creatures, eating all smaller fish.

Sprite art: GlassWalker | Description: Damien