Frozen Male Hatchling

Frozen Male Hatchling
Name: unnamed
Species: Capellin
Birthday: Sunday, January 18, 2015
Owner: Enchanteddil

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These little ones are more carefree than their parents, but are still alert and ready to run at a moment's notice. Instead of spending the majority of the day foraging, capellin hatchlings entertain themselves with play. Their games involve challenging each another, seeing which of them can jump the furthest and run the fastest.

There is no doubt that there are plenty of agile creatures at The Keep, and these companions certainly fall into this category. It's nearly impossible to sneak up on a capellin, though there are those who try. Many students studying martial arts consider it a point of pride to be able to surprise a capellin. It is only the youngest of these companions that fail to spot an approaching human, however. These little creatures are constantly alert, their watchful gaze aware of every passing bird. When in groups, several capellins will stand guard while the others graze. Should anything alarm the watchers, the herd immediately breaks into a run, with the hatchlings surrounded by adults. Such practiced actions are necessary, as these companions are small and slender, a tempting sight to most predators. It would be quite foolish to assume a capellin to be harmless, however; they can jump to great heights, and land hard or stunning blows with their hooves. Males possess a pair of strong horns that can also do great damage. Although capellins stand only half as tall as a human, they are most adept at defending themselves, darting around a predator and stabbing them repeatedly. Such actions are rarely required, though, as capellins are swift enough to outrun most animals. Even the youngest hatchling knows how to navigate the forest to their advantage, weaving through dense underbrush and leaping over obstacles.

Sprite art: DarrkestDrow | Description: Damien