Dull Feathers Condition in Starstruck | World Anvil

Dull Feathers

A common sight on elderly Birdkin is dull feathers. The coloring on the feathers is less vibrant, and a little gray. For many birdkin this is one of the main signs of age.


As a birdkin grows older, their magic begins to circulate more erratically. Depending on how 'in shape' a person's magic is, and how often they go outside, the exact age where color fade begins will vary. This is because the dull color is due to a lack of sunlight.

Birdkin are born the sun in their veins (metaphorically, but also a bit literally). They have adapted to not just receive sunlight from above, but also from their magic. The lack of sunlight leads to calcium deficiency, which is shown in the feathers.


The primary treatment is a good meal, full of calcium rich food. The traditional meal is a sardine and nut salad. Every ingredient helps boost the body's stores of calcium, and tastes good besides. Some also make a yogurt salad dressing to go on top.
Sardine and Nut Salad
  • Kale
  • Several sardines (On taste)
  • 50g almonds
  • 1 onion
  • Several tomatoes

Yogurt Dressing
  • 2 tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 tbsp. palm vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 cup of yogurt
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper


Elderly birdkin can delay symptoms with similar dietary choices as the foods recommended in treatment. Other than that, exercising one's magic in small bursts often is important to prevent atrophy.
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