Felt like making a doodle of the Mosanto Fairy Dragons, Quissin and Pixiup.
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Pixiup's feathery down help it to keep warm in the icy, crystal caves where they live, it's evolutionary line may have Split from Gonibbla hundreds of thousands of years ago, but Pixiup will always retain their ancestor's feathery coat, it's light blue colour helps it to hide among the crystals. The floatation sacks on Pixiup's back inflate like a pair of helium balloons, while Pixiup may not be the most graceful flyer, they are able to 'Swim' through the air with their arms and tails propelling them and using their horns to steer. Pixiup's diet consists of fish and the occasional root vegetable, Pixiup haunt in a similar fashion to gannets, they observe fish from the water's surface, their underbellies, camouflaging them against the ceiling, once they've spotted their prey, Pixiup will quickly deflate their balloons, then dive into the water, once it has a fish, Pixiup will hold on tight with it's claws and re-inflate it's back, floating them and their food out of the water, once Pixiup is back out, it will land on the riverbank and wait for the fish to stop moving. After Pixiup eat, they clean their feathers of any leftover scales of meat that may have been caught, Pixiup do not like having dirty feathers and will vigorously clean themselves to return to their blue colour.
Quissin no longer need to deploy airsacks on the outside of their body, despite being close to 20ft long, their bodies are so light that a small, human child would be more than capable of carrying them on their backs without trouble. Unlike their cave dwelling pre-evolutions, Quissin live high in the outer atmosphere and are capable of mostly surviving on the moisture in the sky, only rarely needing to hunt for fish. Quissin move by snaking their way through the sky in a fast, vertical waving motion, Quissin are capable of making pinpoint turns, mid flight, and are so agile, they are almost impossible to reach via conventional means. Quissin never need to land on the ground, so their legs are, relatively, much thinner than when they were Pixiup, even if it appears they are standing on the ground, this is actually an optical illusion, they actually hover a few inches off the ground, but the faint glow that radiates from the bottom of their feet makes it look like they have landed. Quissin's feathery down is a much sought after prize by hunters, Quissin's current rarity stems from a combination of their slow reproduction rate and an old trick hunters used long ago, Quissin mate for life, if a Quissin's mate dies, a Quissin will lose all will to go on, if this happens, it will land and wait for death to take them, hunters learned this and targeted known pairs, they would deploy nets between two camouflaged boats hunting one while they fished, waiting for the Quissin to resurface, if a Quissin tried to resurface, not knowing there was a net above them, they would be tangled in the thick rope, at which point, the hunters would cut the net loose, the ends, weighted down by heavy rocks, pulled the Quissin back down beneath the sea, drowning them.
If the hunters were successful, after a while, the living Quissin of the pair would eventually realise the sad truth, the hunters would watch their target land and became easy quarry, not even putting up a fight when the their pursuers arrived.
Markings in some old Mosanto ruins suggest some long gone, tribes held close bonds with ancient Quissin, leaving out offerings of fish and fruit, while Quissin would, in turn, provide them with gifts of jewels and rare stones.