Avians

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Eagle

Natural Habitat 
Highlands
Frequency 
Uncommon
Number 
1-20 (1)
Description
Great Eagles are the largest of the birds of prey. They have a wingspan of 7 feet when full grown. Their feathers are gray except around neck and head (which is white).
Comments
Eagles avoid humans except to occasionally steal goats or other small animals from human flocks. They will sometimes attack a party that ventures too near their nest.
Abilities
Eagles have no special talents or skills. They are not magic users and do not use tools. They do have keen eyesight.
Movement Rates 
Flying: 1200
PS: 12-16 MD: 22-24 AG: 19-23 MA: None EN: 9-12 FT: 17-20
WP: 11-13 PC: 20-24 PB: 10-12 TMR: 24 NA: Feathers absorb 2 DP
Weapons
Eagles may attack with beak or two talons without penalty. They will Charge and Close from hundreds of feet above without warning.
Beak: BC 50%, [D – 1], Close, Rank 1-3.
Talons: BC 70%, [D + 1], Close, Rank 1-2.

Goshawk

Natural Habitat 
Anywhere (except Arctic)
Frequency 
Rare
Number 
1-2 (1)
Description
Goshawks are the largest of the hawks. They are almost 2 ½ feet in length. The feathers of a goshawk are primarily brown, although the belly is pure white and some of the tail feathers are black. The sharp beak and claws are black.
Comments
Like the other birds of prey, the goshawk can be trained to serve man in captivity. It will bring 700-1200 Silver Pennies as a Trained hunter. Other types of hawks and falcons will have characteristics 1-2 less than the goshawk, will fly at speeds of 100-200 yards per minute less, and will have a value of 200-300 fewer Silver Pennies. They will otherwise be similar.
Abilities
Other than their excellent eyesight, goshawks have no special talents, skills, or magical abilities and are not tool users.
Movement Rates 
Flying: 1100
PS: 4-6 MD: 18-20 AG: 20-22 MA: None EN: 6-7 FT: 9-11
WP: 8-10 PC: 20-21 PB: 10-12 TMR: 22 NA: Feathers absorb 1 DP
Weapons
A goshawk may attack with beak and two talons without penalty. They will Charge and Close from hundreds of feet above without warning.
Beak: BC 65%, [D – 4], Close.
Talons: BC 80%, [D – 3], Close.

Owl

Natural Habitat 
Rural, Woods
Frequency 
Uncommon
Number 
1-6 (1)
Description
Owls can be of several types, but in general they are between one and two feet in length. Colouring varies, but brown feathers speckled with grey is a common coloration. Owls' eyes are both on the front of the head, unlike most birds, and they tend to have large, dark rings around the eyes.
Comments
Owls are primarily nocturnal predators, hunting small mammals as well as birds. They are said to understand human speech and to be friendly to man, often providing travellers with valuable information.
Abilities
Owls see well in the dark and have excellent hearing. They have no magical abilities, skills or talents and are not tool users. They have incredible stealth and can glide without sound.
Movement Rates 
Flying: 600
PS: 3-4 MD: 18-20 AG: 22-24 MA: None EN: 3-4 FT: 5-7
WP: 7-9 PC: 20-22 PB: 9-11 TMR: 12 NA: Feathers absorb 1 DP
Weapons
Owls may attack with beak and two talons without penalty.
Beak: BC 55%, [D – 6], Close.
Talons: BC 50%, [D – 7], Close.

Raven

Natural Habitat
Highlands, Plains, Waste
Frequency
Uncommon
Number
1-60 (15)
Description
Ravens are large black birds, standing two foot high, with a 5 foot wingspan..
Comments
Unlike raptors, they will band together and mob other birds, commonly driving other predators including their great rival, the eagle, away from their territory. Ravens are not afraid of humans, and can be made pets. They like shiny baubles and sometimes collect small metal objects in their nests. They can be trained to speak a few words. Ravens are often used by evil forces as scouts.
Abilities
Ravens have no special talents or skills. They are not magic users and do not use tools.
Movement Rates
Flying: 800
PS: 6-9 MD: 18-20 AG: 17-19 MA: None EN: 6-9 FT: 12-14
WP: 15-17 PC: 16-20 PB: 8-10 TMR: 16 NA: Feathers absorb 2 DP
Weapons
Ravens may attack with beak or two talons without penalty. They will Close in great numbers, or attack the eyes if alone.
Beak: BC 45%, [D – 3], Close, Rank 0.
Talons: BC 75%, [D – 2], Close, Rank 1-4.

Vulture

Natural Habitat 
Highlands, Plains, Waste
Frequency 
Common
Number 
1-60 (10)
Description
These birds have dark brown plumage and thin, featherless necks of a beige colour. Their beaks are black and snub-tipped. They prey on the dead and near dead (especially if unconscious).
Abilities
Vultures can see each other miles away, and thus when one vulture descends for a meal, others soon follow. Except for their keen eyesight, vultures possess no special talents, skills or magic. They are not tool users.
Movement Rates 
Flying: 600
PS: 3-5 MD: 15-17 AG: 14-16 MA: None EN: 6-7 FT: 9-11
WP: 8-10 PC: 17-20 PB: 8-10 TMR: 12 NA: Feathers absorb 1 DP
Weapons
A vulture may attack with its claws and beak.
Claws: BC 45%, [D – 5], Close, Rank 0.
Bite: BC 40%, [D – 6], Close, Rank 0.