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Baby Awlis-1

A nest of Awlis chicks

Awlises were large predatory birds native to the Endless Forest. Recognizable by their dark purple satin plumage and large, bright reflective eyes, these formidable hunters could lift a fully-grown Podling off the ground.

They possessed enormous wingspans that allowed them to cover a hundred wheels of hunting ground in a night and could turn their heads in full rotation by detaching their neck bones from their skulls, allowing no prey to escape the scope of their vision.

Infant Awlises had even larger eyes than grown ones and a series of thin feathers that stuck straight up like antennae. Gelfling considered them adorable and would adopt any that fell from their nests, often unaware of how large and fearsome they would grow to be.

Awlises would bay the night song of Thra's woodlands as twilight fell, dooming smaller creatures on the forest floor. Many Gelfling poets attempted to replicate this song in words and dream etchings, but none succeeded.[1] The diurnal cousin of the Awlis was the Sharp Awlid.[2]

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