Aves tap into their great wisdom and set out on pilgrimages searching for clues of what came before the Era of the Bonded One (EoBO). Others use their hunting prowess and pursue bounties and trophies in the name of their Flock. One thing is certain, an Aves who leaves the comforts of the nest only does so with purpose.The life of the Aves is spent on the ground, far from the skies where their ancestors dwell. There exists no great empire to call home, instead they spend their lives carving out existences among the larger races villages, or forming tight-knit communities deep within overgrown forests, underground in vast hidden caverns, or travel the Frozen North in solitude.
Small in stature and oft quiet demeanor, their hollow bones make them rather light weight despite any changes in physical build they have due to lifestyle choices. An Aves stands an average of 3 feet to 4 feet in height and weigh between 40 and 60 pounds. Aves are covered in feathers with large eyes scanning their surroundings. Their eye color is nearly always yellow or orange, however very rarely other colors are seen. Aves feather color varies depending on their ancestry. This can range from snowy white to various forest camouflage patterns. They take great care to keep clean, as Aves believe their cleanliness represents their community.
Growth Rate & Stages
Aves reach adulthood at 15 and can live 125 to almost 150 years
Ecology and Habitats
Aves settlements can usually be found high in the trees or deep within surface cave systems. They tend to build their communities in the shadows and forgotten areas of the world. When their communities are within city limits, the build their large nest like structures on top of exisiting buildings and structures.
Civilization and Culture
When an Aves is hatched, they are given a nest name. Nest names tend to have distinction with a physical characteristic or personality quirk such as Crooked Claw or Chipped Beak. Once an Aves reaches 15 years old they partake in a ritual with the elders of the clan where the individual will be allow to pick a new name. Many Aves will include a click or whistle at points in their name which can make pronunciation difficult for other races. This can cause Aves who interact frequently outside the nest to take nick names or shortened version of their name, avoiding the difficult pronunciation altogether.
Common Etiquette Rules
Despite their general reclusiveness, Aves believe that honor is of great importance. They believe strongly in personal honor and honoring their flock.
Culture and Cultural Heritage
Aves have a great love for lore and literature. Many spend their lives working to expand their intellect. This has lead many Aves to delve into ancient ruins looking for lost tomes or researching everything of interest in universities.