Male Hatchling

Male Hatchling
Name: unnamed
Species: Shika Mizu
Birthday: Monday, May 2, 2016
Owner: ChichiBlack

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Like all spirit deer, shika mizu never eat and instead obtain their energy from celestial bodies. They take in energy from the sun and moon, and are most active at dawn and dusk. It is exceedingly rare to see a juvenile shika mizu, for eggs only appear to worthy people near the temples they frequent. While the young do not yet possess antlers, they still have power over water, and seem to be born with an inherent understanding of their magic. In general the fawns are concerned with learning about the world, using their powers only when the flames above their heads are threatened.

While many species of deer can be found throughout the west, only a few are known to roam other planes of existence. The so-called spirit deer – shika mizu, maza iteiri, and fia puca – tread the line between the living and the dead, said to be harbingers and messengers each with their own role to play in our world. As creatures born of another plane, little is understood about their magic, which seems to be a sort all of its own, related to the life energy that gives all things breath. They cannot be wounded or injured, and at certain points in the day they may cease to interact with this world at all, fading away until they appear as ghosts, or disappear altogether. Each variety of spirit deer derives its power from a celestial body – the fia puca draws from the moon, the maza iteiri from the sun, and the shika mizu from the two of them together. Each deer sports a small flame that flickers above its head, and will protect this flame at all costs, for if it goes out, the deer will vanish, its tie to this world broken.

Sprite art: Tekla | Description: PKGriffin