Far above the safety of the ground, soaring, reaching, rising to new heights, to new places that so few have ever seen before. Much like the Dragons of the world, they prefer the heights to ground, places difficult to reach except on wing, wind rushing about as one ascends to the homelands of the Avians, a place as elusive and unknown as the people that live there. Here amongst the peaks, the Avians mingle, birds of prey, songbirds, waterfowl, all manner of birdfolk celebrating their life in the air.
Avians are the oldest of the Animal Kingdom races, the animalistic people that are still considered among the civilized races of the world. Their role in the Eldritch War was to control the skies, their leader, the Grand Talon, coordinating aerial attacks in various places around the world most notably along the Crumbling Wall. Avians are known to be an elusive species that are masters of flight that can stay airborne for nearly a day at a time with powerful talons for feet.
Currently, they live in the high mountains of the world where they can be as close as possible to the sky and their native homeland is found on the cliffs near the northern coast of the Southern Continent, this area is known as the Crumbling Wall. You will find these people in areas that seem inhospitable in terms of altitude and perilous, steep avenues of travel because it allows them more freedom of flight in the area. The largest city of the Avian species is a floating structure called the Crystal Nest that is inaccessible to most races but it is known to float high above the Crumbling Wall.
Avians can be found scattered throughout Isekai, but outside of their homeland in the Crumbling Wall
, these people are a solitary race, often living amongst other races, but not in groups with their own people. They prefer more rural areas, places that have high peaks and open spaces that allow them to stretch their wings and serve as solitary hunters, depending on the type of Avian. Some types of Avians such as the Anseri
and the Passeri
may prefer to flock in groups like their animal counterparts.
Culturally, the various types of Avians vary greatly, much like other birds, in the ways they live and socialize. That being said, all types of Avians can be found in the Crumbling Wall
, living together even though normally these various types of birds may not share a space or home. In their homeland, it is the love of open spaces and their shared heritage that brings them together under the guidance of the Grand Talon
Avians are not known to have inherently mystical abilities, their traits are focused on physical aspects and have to do with their bird-like physiology.
This species has many varieties in terms of plumage, coloration, beak, talon, and body shape. These can be overwhelming distinctions but in terms of culture and abilities these seem to be relatively the same with some being stronger, others being lither, some are experts at flying silently but it all breaks down to biology in relation to what birds that they resemble.
The uniting features that span across all variations of Avians are their ability to fly, much faster than most creatures can run. They are capable of wounding most unprotected creatures with their talons and they seem to have no aversion to high altitudes and long drops in which they are able to dive during flight.