The Tale of spots, the legendary Puppillar of the Sky
In the Puppillar world, Legendary Puppillars are often revered by humans. In some cultures these majestic and humongous Puppillars are regarded as gods, with their local humans leaving them offerings in hopes of recieving blessings or good fortune. This reverence is beneficial for both parties, usually benevolent Legendary Puppillars will use their magic to aid humans, and in turn are fed by offerings and given a measure of protection by their local humans from those that would seek to do them harm.
Not all humans revere Legendary Puppillars, their magic and general appearances can make them targets for human poachers. The danger present from these poachers, and other humans that may aid them looking to get rich quick, has driven many Legendary Puppillars into hiding. In years past humans would marvel at Legendary Puppillars flying through the sky, but the danger became too great for many of these gentle giants, so many have taken to using an illusory form when they are near human settlements, in order to blend in as a more common Puppillar.
One such Legendary Puppillar was known to those around them as The Legendary Puppillar of the Sky, a massive, gentle Pupp whose true name had been lost to time. They used to soar across the skies, quite the sight to see, and local humans would hold festivals in their honor. Unfortunately after a run in with some cruel humans, The Legendary Puppillar of the Sky was forced to flee and hide, disguising themselves as a more common looking Puppillar. Injured, they hid away, and kind local humans noticed their absence. In the coming years, the humans kept their traditions alive, hoping that they could bring their revered Puppillar back, but as time passed less people celebrated, and eventually the annual festival stopped happening.
The Legendary Puppillar of the Sky hid among the hills, close enough to the local village to continue keeping watch of the humans it cared for. They kept their identity secret, even from the local Puppillars, fearing that letting it slip would get back to the poachers. The Legendary Puppillar of the sky especially liked to watch the local children play outside the village, having a soft spot for the young humans. Since the attack by the poachers, The Legendary Puppillar of the Sky walked with a limp, as magical as they were, healing magic was not among their talents. For a while, a young girl watched the puppillar back, noting thier injury. After some observation, the little girl cautiously approached them, bringing some food. The Legendary Puppillar of the Sky shrunk away and growled at first, but the child was persistent and gentle, and after it became evident that the child meant no harm, The Legendary Puppillar of the Sky became more friendly. The child took the Puppillar home, where they lived as a family pet. During this time, The Legendary Puppillar of the Sky learned to trust humans again, they mad missed the village folk they watched over, and being among them felt safe and warm again. The village humans used some of their healing resources to mend the puppilar's leg, kept them fed and warm, and cared for them deeply. The Legendary Puppillar of the Sky began to look forward to playing with the village children, fetching sticks, chasing them, and curling up around them when they all grew tired from running around.
Their time in the village was insightful as well. Despite starting to settle in, The Legendary Puppillar of the Sky kept a lookout for the types of people who meant harm. The village folk seemed like mainly good folk, on occasion strangers would come to town, and the puppillar observed a few hunter types being turned away. The Legendary Puppillar of the Sky was treated well, and saw that the villager's domestic puppillars were as well. The village folk even cared for the local wild puppillars, even if they kept their distance. Though the festival dedicated to them had stopped, they observed the humans discussing discussing the disappearance of the Legendary Puppillar of the Sky. The puppillar they once cherished so much was dearly missed, even without the festival, the stories of The Legendary Puppillar of the Sky were still passed down.
Living with humans was a good experience, The Legendary Puppillar of the Sky grew close to thier human companions, living with them for many years, through the child's growing up and even into her adulthood. Being a legendary puppillar, they outlived their caretakers, but was so touched by the time spent with them that they revealed themselves once again, much to the surprise and celebration of the local humans. Though its original name had been lost to time, The Legendary Puppillar of the Sky has since taken on the name that the child gave it so many years ago, Spots.