Frozen Male Hatchling

Frozen Male Hatchling
Name: unnamed
Species: Siku Tanzerin
Birthday: Friday, December 25, 2015
Owner: AuraDragoness

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Siku hatchlings look almost nothing like their blue and white parents; hatched in the regions around Synara City during the spring, they're light brown in colour to help blend into the ground. Even as hatchlings they are fairly graceful, though their large feet can occasionally get in their way. By the end of fall, they've generally grown into their adult plumage, which is when they're able to start using the same ice magic as their parents. This is a slow process, however; it takes four to five years for a tanzerin to reach full adulthood and the full scope of their magic, and they're unable to participate in the winter welcome dance until this happens. Until then, they still dance and summon ice, but it's unlikely to be much more than a few crystals or a small slippery spot. Tanzerin hatchlings raised among magi are friendly, affectionate, and calm; wild hatchlings may be more cautious but warm up quickly and are easy to raise once a magi has gained their trust.

Although tanzerin are large birds, with long necks and even longer legs, they are delicate and graceful, especially when they dance. During the summer, the two species - siku and mauja - almost never cross paths, but when the days begin to darken, tanzerin gather to welcome the approaching winter. Magi who witness this first dance are guaranteed a prosperous and lucky year to come, but while tanzerin are easy to spot on the open fields around Synara City and the base of Arkene, they require absolute silence to complete their dance. Any magi who disturbs this dance and ends it early will instead bring misfortune and bad luck down upon themselves and, legends say, cause a terrible and long-lasting winter. Fortunately tanzerin are easy to approach at any other time, with their calm temperaments and relaxed demeanour. Siku tanzerin possess the ability to conjure ice in many forms, from delicate crystals on window glass to dangerous black ice and ice storms that can prevent magi from leaving their homes for weeks at a time.

Sprite art: Tekla | Description: Sochitelya