Female Hatchling

Female Hatchling
Name: unnamed
Species: Leliyn
Birthday: Thursday, August 3, 2017
Owner: WolfeDente

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Leliyn hatchlings are independent from the moment they free themselves from their egg, capable of both flaring their frill and of spitting poison, though it isn't as potent as when they're adults. Fortunately, leliyn are also quite intelligent and easily understand the concept of magi as friends; it's just a matter of whether or not they choose to believe it. Magi generally don't keep more than two leliyn together - one male and one female - because they are aggressively territorial even as hatchlings and will battle each other. Magi raising hatchlings should ensure they have a place to climb to avoid any potential predators, or may just find the leliyn hatchling climbing them instead.

Loosely related to dragons, leliyn are found exclusively in warm, dry areas with lots of trees, where they spend most of their time clinging to tree trunks and threatening passersby. At night, the blue stripes on their otherwise dull scales glow with bioluminescence, an effect which also applies to their frills and the insides of their mouths. When threatened, leliyn extend their frills and open their mouths, and if this display doesn't work, they can spit a thick black poison that burns anything it comes in contact with. Leliyn are not considered a good Keep companion for this reason, but when raised from an egg they are often great protectors for explorers and magi who generally just want to be left alone. Their distinctive run - where they raise up onto their hind legs - makes them easy to spot even at a distance, but can be quite frightening when they're running towards someone instead of away.

Sprite art: Tekla | Description: Sochitelya