Take Me On Your Mighty Wings
The Domiornis are giant, flashy falcons with stunning teal, gold, and blue wingspans that rival any billboard. They have striking eyes that miss nothing and invite prey to submit to their curved, sharp beaks. Their flight precision is so impressive that their powerful, elegant wings master thermals, command the upsweeps of tornadic currents, and have utter control of torrential storms. These enormous birds call the edge-streets of cities home on the planet of Qirial in the Cazimi System of the Centralvest Zone. They have been driven to live around the outskirts, pressed further from city centers over the years as the planet's sapient populations and technological advancements spread across the planet's surface and then endlessly up.
Driven to DistinctionConglomerates searching for new products and needing nuisance birds pushed out of areas which they deemed upper class once required the Domiornis to be chased violently to the edges of the 'civilized' settlements. Initially hunting was done by people on foot, then by flying drones, and finally by manned hover-tech vehicles. To say that the Domiornis moved there easily is utter fiction, as anyone who's ever seen one up close would agree that no one can order one of these birds around. Their enormous talons and curved beaks are not for nothing. They did not relocate without protest. Nor did they leave their dead for the monsters to eat, reuse for parts, or strip of feathers; Domiornis take care of their own. It has been witnessed on more than one occasion that the Domiornis return the bodies of their deceased to the nest from whence they hatched, to feed and further nourish those still living. Though there's yet to be visual confirmation, most believe enemies who fall to a Domiornis's ferocious defensive and offensive tactics are most probably consumed as well; their bodies are never recovered. The birds carve flesh with the precision of a surgical laser and they simply digest everything: flesh, meat, viscera, bone. Attempts to force the birds out created far more problems than were solved. The intensity of a battle with a single bird, and the resulting loss of life on the part of the hunters, might not have stopped the most persistent except that even the Conglomerates eventually acknowledged the birds' power. Rather than being due to any kind of conservation effort, the change in policy was purely financial in nature. The damage to their bottom line, costly resources, and lack of returns made liability high and profits low. Aggrieved by the delay in constructive expansion due to the birds' presence, the people at the top of the chain pushed for two more escalations, one after the other, in an attempt to wipe the flocks out of the city completely. Poisoning and Detonation.
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