A fiercely wagging tail protrudes from this egg.
A zalon pup is nothing more than a bundle of energy, constantly at play. As these younglings learn to fly, they claim the sky around The Keep as theirs, noisily making games out of hunting one another. Zalons are known to possess great fighting skills, making it important for a magi to establish boundaries. Because they are born rather small, and act like puppies, it is difficult to remember that they are dangerous beasts. A small nibble from a hatchling could be a very painful bite from an adult, and a magi must take precaution to train their zalon companions. Failure to do so results in an uncontrollable animal who must be sent back into the wild.
As a zalon ages, it becomes increasingly obvious that they are not normal dogs. In place of paws, their back feet have hoofs, and wings jutting from their shoulders also set them apart. The only tales of them are very old and vague, as some of the more ancient texts have fallen apart or are impossible to translate. The legends say that as a zalon grows older, they will often leave their homes, sometimes for months at a time. It is said that zalons are separated into two kinds, the light being kind animals who defend the deserving. Dark zalons, on the other hand, are cruel creatures, seeking to lead travelers into dangerous lands. The only other information known is that all who attempt to defeat a dark zalon have failed. It's amazing that one of their eggs was ever found and brought back to the castle. These days, magi receive zalon eggs from those zalons already residing at The Keep. Given their past, it's understandable that zalons are difficult creatures to tame. If one works hard enough, a light zalon will become a valuable friend, defending their human companions to the death. Dark zalons, despite however much time a magi trains them, always tend to be more aloof and prone to violence. When a hatchling grows old enough, it is best to introduce them to the forest, where they can prowl the day away without harming anyone. One must be careful, though – zalons are impossible to track down if they do not wish to be found. A mistreated or discontent zalon will disappear into the woods, never to be seen again.
- No. 184
- Obtained from Donation Shop for 3 (February 2011)
- Released: February 1st, 2011
- Artist: Niwer
- Breeding: available for 3