Male Hatchling

Male Hatchling
Name: unnamed
Species: Solaerus Dovala
Birthday: Monday, February 25, 2013
Owner: NelwNoll

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A magi does not take much part in the raising of a dovala hatchling. These little ones prefer to be near adults of their kind, and remain with their herd almost constantly. Hatchlings are gathered in the center of these herds, and many watchful eyes are on them at all times. Dovala young learn important skills from their elders, such as finding food and mastering flight. It is vital for these companions to learn to fly, lest food become scarce for them in the winter.

Dovalas are graceful, slender creatures that seldom leave the forest. Their territories are located on the far west edges of the forest, near lands no magi has traveled. It is rare that people move through the far edges of the forest, and it's likely dovalas would never have been discovered by humans. Instead, dovalas made themselves known, by moving further to the east. As soon as a herd of dovala were spotted, word of them spread. The creatures were quickly identified, as several older books mention them and have detailed descriptions. Though these companions have existed for centuries, their history is unknown. They were not created by man, and indeed dislike most human company. It's unusual for dovalas to linger near the castle, and they will only approach their specific magi. Dovalas cannot understand human speech, and have difficulty understanding even a few simple commands. For the most part, these creatures are left to their own devices, peacefully moving throughout the woods. If one is spotted, others are sure to be nearby, as they travel in groups. They remain together even when in flight. Dovalas can fly extremely well, winding through thick branches with ease. This skill is most valuable in winter, when food becomes scarce. Other animals eat away at most leaves, but dovalas simply fly higher, where leaves are still plentiful. Dovalas love all manner of leaves, and are content to eat pine needles when they can find nothing else. Harsh weather seems to agree with them, as they are light enough to walk along the surface of snow.

Sprite art: Xenomorph/Lazuli/Cassowary | Description: Damien