Species: Fallen Fell Peryton
Birthday: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Despite their fearsome powers, fell peryton are shy creatures, rarely leaving Silva forest unless called upon by their magi. Adult fallen perytons no longer randomly spill their destructive magics, and apply their flames to strategic burns where the forest has started to grow too densely, clearing out both old dead trees and young growth that is simultaneously unviable and leeching nutrients from healthy adult trees. Fallen perytons seem to feed on the nutrient-rich ash left behind, and the newly cleared space allows new trees to grow healthily without competing for limited resources.
Frequenting the side of Silva Forest closest to the Alasre Mountains, fell perytons are considerably more disquieting than their mountain counterparts. With their skull faces, imposing height, tattered wings, and striking colors, they are majestic and terrifying to behold, and their powers over decay and destruction mean they are treated as ominous portents, best avoided. However, while regal from the healthy distance that most non-magic users like to keep, magi who keep fell perytons report that up close, they can be adorably clumsy and silly - sometimes getting spooked by their own wings, attempting to flee, and crashing straight into whatever is nearby, be that a tree, a fence, or another fell peryton. After recovering, the fell peryton almost resembles a cat in how it proceeds in utter dignity, as if nothing has happened.
Sprite art: Mysfytt | Description: Kestrad