Phoenix, while not a purely magical species like pixies, fairies, or nymphs, certainly have a good deal of magic at their core. Enormous, powerful birds, phoenix are often found around magical infrastructures. The wizarding academy in Distisil has several that stay on the ground, relishing in the magic there, while others spend much of their time around the sacred groves of Elsinor. Often, a phoenix will bond with a powerful wizard or magician, declaring their loyalty to him or her even in death.
The origin of the phoenix is somewhat vague. Their powerful connection with the latent magical field of Calsin suggests that they had some sort of a connection with the humans at the time of Hinchipol's death. However, it is unknown what that connection may be. The most common theory is that they were once native to Donitor, serving as pets to humanity prior to the expansion.
Height: - 5-10 feet when standing.
Wingspan: - 15-30 feet
Characteristics: - Brilliant golden and red colors - Can use fire-based attacks against opponents - Ages more rapidly when using magic - Will burst into flames upon death, creating a new phoenix from the ashes
Habitat: - Elsinor, Distisil
Weaknesses: - Magic-negating fields, if cast at the moment of a phoenix's death, can kill it permanently.
Other notes: - While new phoenix are born from the ashes of the older phoenix, male and female phoenix can still mate to expand the phoenix population. If a female phoenix is killed before it has laid its eggs, this can result in the appearance of multiple phoenix being reborn from the ashes of just one creature.