Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Eagle & Giant Eagle

Giant eagles have been special ever since they saved Bilbo and the dwarves in The Hobbit.  And regular eagles have been special ever since Spirit showed up with one in G.I. Joe.  (Okay, fine, they were big in the Bible and Greek myths and Persian myths and the symbolism of the U.S. and shut your face-hole.)

A falconer lies dead in the king’s mews, and the king’s prize eagle is missing.  Find the eagle, and a party of detectives could will her killer.  At least, that’s the theory, until the eagle is found being tended by the monks of a nearby abbey, all of whom have alibis and not one a motive.

Oreads live far from each other, spread out across the mountain peaks they love.  Giant eagles serve as their mounts as messengers, glad of humanoid company that knows the value of silence and stone.

Giant eagles are known for their good natures, but the desert eagles of the Kral Expanse are not, attacking any humanoid who presumes to take to the air in their skies, from rogues on flying carpets to pegasi-riding paladins.  The giant eagles of the Kral are menaced from the south by expansionist derhii who see them as both rivals and game, and they fear the derhii will try to ally with any fellow flyers.

Pathfinder Bestiary 118

Today I got my delivery of the Dragon Empires Gazetteer, Mythical Monsters Revisited, and the Bestiary 3!  Even with a long weekend, I probably won’t be able to get through all three any time soon, but all three look impressive at first glance.  And I’ll be working in Bestiary 3 monsters in ABC order ASAP—I snuck in the derhii today, and we’ll have our first official B3 entry with the ecorche on Friday.

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