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FRIC — Viewing Species: Drakilin

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Species Info
Grouping: Reptilian, Mammalian
Rarity: Scarce
Time Per Stage: 32 Hours
Location: Forested Laboratory
Wild Caught: 2003
Captive Bred: 621
Total Population: 2624

Common Chroma Breakdown

Red
210 Total
Green
174 Total
Blue
230 Total
Purple
173 Total
Orange
161 Total
Pink
140 Total
White
270 Total
Tan
95 Total

Rare Chroma Breakdown

Obsidian
177 Total
Silver
177 Total
Gold
142 Total
Bronze
133 Total
Rainbow
184 Total
Sapphire
148 Total
Emerald
120 Total
Ruby
90 Total

Baby Stage Notes

A smooth, dark egg with blue stripes. It has a somewhat dull lustre, with only a faint gloss to it. Tapping can already be heard from inside.

Juvenile Stage Notes

Something resembling a cross between a deer and a dragon has hatched from the egg, with three white horns and a thick, plush mane. Though it stumbles around clumsily, it seems somewhat defensive and approaches from its handler are more often than not met with a growl and it darting away. It has impressively long upper canines, with its lower canines also growing rapidly as the small animal ages. When particularly aggravated, it rattles the plates on its tail or snaps its jaws at whatever it thinks is threatening it.

Adult Stage Notes

Closely related to the forest-dwelling Qidrik, but far less rare, the reptilian Drakilin is a skittish, predatory therapsid. Though intelligent, Drakilin are defensive towards rival predators and will typically opt to escape rather than fight. If cornered, however, a Drakilin will use its sabre-like teeth, which can grow over six inches long, and sharp antlers to defend itself. Their senses are incredibly sharp, hunting with all of their non-tactile senses including "tasting" the air similar to a snake.

Drakilin prey on most other creatures that share its habitat, including Barkbacks, Lutreo, and Qidrik. Their prominent teeth are ideal for prying the armor off of a Barkback as well as from researchers who run afoul of one, and its powerful jaws allow it to snap bones with one well-placed bite. Antlers seem to be shed every few years, making them rare to see laying about in the wild. The plates on their tails open to reveal large spikes, and it rattles these plates to warn off rival predators or other Drakilin. The rattling makes a deceptively pleasant noise like a bamboo wind chime, though making a decoration from the plates has yielded poor results, as it seems the creature's tail muscles are uniquely evolved to produce the sound.

Common Chroma

Red
Green
Blue
Purple
Orange
Pink
White
Tan

Rare Chroma

Obsidian
Silver
Gold
Bronze
Rainbow
Sapphire
Emerald
Ruby


Artwork: Keileon