Male Hatchling

Male Hatchling
Name: unnamed
Species: Mammoth Snail
Birthday: Saturday, December 23, 2017
Owner: RobotChimera

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A small snail has hatched from your egg. It has an unusual appetite and is constantly eating, usually anything leafy and green, though also drier branches vanish without a trace. The first night after it emerged, you made the mistake of letting it run around your quarters unchecked, with the result that one of the plants you had was eaten whole. You now keep the snail in a glass bowl with a lot of food, and it increases in size daily. Before long, this odd hatchling will challenge the gryphon younglings in size.

A distant cousin of the elephant snail the mammoth snail is a well-known nuisance dreaded by every gardener, originally hailing from the northernmost parts of the Silva Forest. Its appetite is legendary, and one snail alone can destroy a good-sized garden in only a single night. Worse, these creatures usually come in large groups and can easily destroy the harvest of a village in short time, causing famine among the people. Mammoth snails usually appear in irregular intervals at the Silva Forest, separated by several years. In those years, they eat a swath through the forest, until they lay their eggs and die off. Careless magi who didn't watch their mammoth snails have caused swarms of them in other regions of the world, which caused the Keep to put a ban on breeding them. The Keep has a team of experts ready to move out when hearing about a swarm in an inhabited region and contain the infestation.

Sprite art: Niwer/Lazuli | Description: Morgaln