Frozen Male Hatchling

Frozen Male Hatchling
Name: unnamed
Species: Crystalcoatl
Birthday: Friday, May 15, 2015
Owner: Ruinily

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Stage Progress: 93.63%
Overall Progress: 96.18%

Crystalcoatl hatchlings love to fly, and may spend their entire day aloft, playing with young dragons. They are agile in the air, though their weight makes their flying patterns, like those of the crystalwings, different from other creatures. As a crystalcoatl slithers through the air, its iridescent feathers and gem-like scales refract light into many colors, and if they fly on a damp or humid day, you can sometimes spot small rainbows forming around them. Youngsters retain a crystalwing's urge to hoard shiny objects, and they usually sleep coiled defensively around their favorite piece of treasure.

A rare mix of quetzalcoatl and crystalwing, crystalcoatls, as they are affectionately called at the Keep, are large winged serpents with an affinity for gems. As they age, their hoarding instinct wavers, but grows strong again in females when they lay their eggs. Their bodies are capable of storing large amounts of heat when they bask in the sunlight, and they use this energy to keep themselves and their eggs warm. Crystalcoatls of the Keep may extend this power to help other creatures as well, and few things are as nice in winter as a warm crystalcoatl sleeping under one's bed. These creatures make their homes all around the world, favoring caves in volcanic regions near Voltar and the Etain Desert, though they can also be found at high altitudes where more sunlight penetrates the clouds. Those that live in the Caves of Nareau are usually just visitors, though legend claims that it is in chambers deep within the caves, heated and lit by magic, where the crystalcoatls originated.

Sprite art: Lazuli | Description: PKGriffin