Species: Onapae Flea
Birthday: Thursday, March 9, 2023
No bigger than a few millimeters, Onapae flea hatchlings can cause havoc in a short period of time if not overseen in a carefully set up space. Not having developed their antivenom yet, the hatchlings will bite and produce rashes on a creature's skin just like any other common parasite. As soon as they are satisfied with the damage they created, the hatchlings will change hosts and start all over again in an attempt to awaken their magic abilities. Until they manage to distinguish the healthy from the ill, plenty of creatures will receive small quantities of antivenom even if not needed. Creatures with thick fur are the most at risk as these hatchlings thrive in warm environments. Fortunately, they mature in a matter of days and will stop pestering healthy creatures in favor of those who need to be healed.
Commonly found in the Etain desert, the flea was accidentally discovered by a magi going by the name of Onapae. Young and inexperienced, Onapae was not cautious enough in her travels in the arid lands and stepped on an unknown scorpion. The venom spread quickly and the magi found herself paralyzed, no help in sight. However, she recovered unexpectedly. Searching her body, the magi observed multiple strange-looking fleas around the wound, their bellies full, looking content. They appeared bigger than the usual pests about the size of a grain of rice, with bodies as smooth as polished metal. Marveled by her discovery, the magi found the scorpion's body and stung herself again. She watched in awe as more fleas appeared seemingly out of nowhere and started feasting on her wound, ingesting the scorpion's venom and releasing a mysterious antidote in return. Seeing the potential of a new and useful creature, Onapae returned to the Keep with several fleas in possession, intending to study these miraculous parasites thoroughly.
Sprite art: Mysfytt | Description: Real