|"Fritillra is a butterfly whose softly glowing golden-yellow wings have a span of 100 meters. She spends most of her time fluttering high above the island, coming down only to drink water every few days, since she apparently does not need to eat. Although at first glance she appears relatively harmless, having no obvious natural weapons, when she beats her wings rapidly she can summon powerful winds that blast intruders away from her and drown out all other sounds.
She is one of the few Loral monsters known to reproduce, albeit parthenogenetically, for she frequently lays eggs in various locations across the island. These eggs hatch into fully-grown butterflies, rather than into caterpillars. The so-called Daughters of Fritillra come in a bewildering variety of forms, ranging from normal-sized butterflies, hundreds of which can burst from a single 'egg', to large forms up to the size of an adult human. All possess dangerous powers of some kind, such as harbouring disease spirits, a poisonous touch, or the ability to affect those who see them with emotion-affecting spells that render normal action impossible. A few are vampiric, draining physical or magical energy from anyone whose bare skin they can land upon." tt#13