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FRIC — Viewing Species: Lightcatcher

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Species Info
Grouping: Reptilian, Elemental
Rarity: Rare
Time Per Stage: 37 Hours
Location: Crop Circle Canyon
Wild Caught: 1623
Captive Bred: 495
Total Population: 2118

Common Chroma Breakdown

Red
125 Total
Green
99 Total
Blue
143 Total
Purple
172 Total
Orange
105 Total
Pink
117 Total
White
102 Total
Tan
71 Total

Rare Chroma Breakdown

Obsidian
152 Total
Silver
174 Total
Gold
139 Total
Bronze
106 Total
Rainbow
267 Total
Sapphire
116 Total
Emerald
114 Total
Ruby
116 Total

Baby Stage Notes

This heavy, beautiful egg looks like it's made from stained glass and seems slightly translucent, but the inside of it can't actually be seen. Its colour is difficult to describe, and the surface of the eggshell glints in almost every hue of visible light.

Juvenile Stage Notes

In contrast to its dazzling egg, the creature that emerged from the shell is a rather dully-coloured baby dragon. Though its wings are translucent like the eggshell, the membrane seems to have no real colour or sheen. However, the hatchling does occasionally breathe out a spark of flame and its wings catch the light, creating a glittering display for a few seconds before the fire dissipates into the air.

Adult Stage Notes

The Lightcatcher is a species of large dragon with stark black-and-white markings and vast, translucent wings. It is distantly related to the Vitrevern. They are large enough to ride, intelligent enough to train, and relatively low-maintenance animals, but their rarity in the wild and poor breeding in captivity make them an unusual steed. Both tamed and wild individuals are curious and playful, however wild Lightcatchers are timid and will often attack or flee when approached. Though hatchlings are the easiest to train and socialize to their handlers, establishing a rapport with a wild adult has proven useful in training mature individuals.

Lightcatchers hunt by silhouetting themselves against the sun and letting the light refract through their prismatic, glass-like wings. This results in a blinding, dazzling display of colored light that masks the animal from direct view. Prey is largely unable to see the dragons clearly enough to escape before the Lightcatcher either corners it with fire or dives to grab it. Their wings are fairly fragile relative to their size, and prey which fights back may injure a Lightcatcher to the point of grounding it permanently; for this reason, Lightcatchers prefer to kill prey quickly and cleanly, with minimal struggle. If the prey proves to be too much trouble to kill immediately, a Lightcatcher will often give up and escape into the air.

Common Chroma

Red
Female/Male
Green
Female/Male
Blue
Female/Male
Purple
Female/Male
Orange
Female/Male
Pink
Female/Male
White
Female/Male
Tan
Female/Male

Rare Chroma

Obsidian
Female/Male
Silver
Female/Male
Gold
Female/Male
Bronze
Female/Male
Rainbow
Female/Male
Sapphire
Female/Male
Emerald
Female/Male
Ruby
Female/Male


Artwork: Keileon