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FRIC — Viewing Species: Drakilin

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Species Info
Grouping: Reptilian, Mammalian
Rarity: Scarce
Time Per Stage: 32 Hours
Wild Caught: 3052
Captive Bred: 1030
Total Population: 4082

Wild Caught Acquisition

Delving (LR Reward) — Acquired as a reward for completing a Limited Run Delve.
Forested Laboratory — Found regularly at the Sector's nest.

Common Chroma Breakdown

Red
313 Total
Green
270 Total
Blue
350 Total
Purple
280 Total
Orange
250 Total
Pink
228 Total
White
431 Total
Tan
186 Total

Rare Chroma Breakdown

Obsidian
268 Total
Silver
249 Total
Gold
213 Total
Bronze
177 Total
Rainbow
279 Total
Sapphire
221 Total
Emerald
179 Total
Ruby
188 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