Male Hatchling

Male Hatchling
Name: unnamed
Species: Dust Bunny
Birthday: Thursday, September 18, 2014
Owner: Enchanteddil

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Hatchling dust bunnies are known for their fluffiness, and young students can be found sneaking the marble-sized creatures into the Keep as new companions. Bringing dust bunnies to the Keep isn't entirely necessary, however, as they tend to multiply at an alarming rate when left on their own. The well-known ability of the bunnies to make a dusty mess wherever they go leads some magi to blame the state of their rooms on their furry little companions, though no dust bunny, however disorderly, wants anything to do with a magi's dirty laundry. As hatchlings, the dust bunnies are harmless and not yet able to spread dust like the adults - though they can't seem to do anything to keep it from collecting on their fur, and in fact appear to enjoy rolling around in dirt and sand. The hatchlings spend much of their time play-fighting each other, learning crucial skills that will help them later on in life when they disperse and form or join new groups. Although many of the additions that students sneak into the Keep are orphaned, the dust bunnies born there live in large prides, protected by a watchful male or their mothers at all times.

Dust bunnies are common household pests that typically live in attics and old, seldom-used rooms. In large dwellings with plenty of food, like the Keep, they may migrate to areas still occupied by humans and other creatures in response to their ever-growing numbers. The natural habitat of the dust bunny appears to be tied to human buildings, giving some the suspicion that these creatures were first created by a mischievous magician. Whatever the original intent, dust bunnies themselves are fairly harmless, and only nip when threatened, or when the unfortunate inhabitant of the bed they live under leaves an arm or leg dangling over the edge. Dust bunnies are territorial by nature, forming complex prides to defend their land and feed their hatchlings. Magi can often find a large infestation in the more remote rooms in the Keep, and unless they prove to be an issue, will leave the bunnies alone. Every so often, however, the dust bunny population in the Keep increases dramatically and the bunnies must be rounded up so that they don't get in trouble with the many creatures that dwell in the Keep. Finding uses for these bunnies is a constant challenge, and while most are relocated to the lower depths and abandoned rooms, some magi choose to keep them as pets. This is often a great delight for the younger students, and a great detriment to hypersensitive teachers.

Sprite art: DarrkestDrow | Description: PKGriffin