Male Hatchling

Male Hatchling
Name: unnamed
Species: Jax
Birthday: Friday, December 9, 2016
Owner: whitewolfjustice
Mother: Atheni
Father: Athenui

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Hatchling jaxes are clumsy like many young creatures. They rely entirely on their parents for food for the first year, by which time they'll have developed sufficient strength and speed to hunt for themselves. They communicate by sound and vibrations through the ground, and many magi quickly learn that young jaxes enjoy being spoken to and will learn to recognize specific voices. Due to their weak eyesight, they have be supervised around smaller creatures because they're prone to mistaking someone's pet for food and lunging suddenly.

Jaxes can be found across Arkene and the northern reaches of the Silva forest, almost never venturing into warmer regions. Despite their impressive size - on average twice the height of a magi - finding a jax is almost never as easy as anyone thinks it will be. In addition to being various shades of grey and white - perfect for blending into snow-covered ground and grey skies - they excel at simply standing still. With endless patience, a silent demeanor, and alarming reflexes, a jax can simply wait for days for an unwitting animal to pass close enough to grab. They can stay this way for days on end, weathering subzero temperatures and being blanketed in snow. Their branchlike antlers contribute to many travellers simply dismissing them as trees; many peculiar things live in Arkene - why not the trees?

Sprite art: Tekla | Description: Tekla