The first time Maskurm Falcons are described are at the ground breaking wedding between Immortals and Mortals at Hunters.. Where a multicoloured Maskurm Falcon gift brought a wide smile on the brides face -forever known as the ‘Archaic Smile’. Since then the Boriac favoured Maskurm Falcons, and , have held a special status amongst using
The Maskurm Falcons are collected as eggs, from nests which has been observed for weeks to determine parents health, hunting abilities and feather tinting. Safely returned they are hatched, fed and trained carefully, to become Falconer ‘birds of prey’ like the Hawker trained ones. Bringing home birds, , , and even , and other less easy prey.
In fact they are not only collected for hunting but also for breeding, as colour tintings are of extreme value to wealthy collectors. The most exquisite ones have a pure tinting placing them within one of the Aura Colours. As some collectors want skilled Birds of all 8 Colours -and a Multicoloured one as well, prices are high, so stock breeders try their best to pair and produce the most spectacular Multicolour ones.
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The rivalry between egg collectors, breeders, trainers, sellers and users are though, so its also a business where one has to watch ones purse, back, life and bird. Every one of those can dissapear with a blink of the eye at the wrong time and it has spawned quite a cold hearted lot of dagger & poison lot. Thus it takes a lifetime or heroic deed to gain the trust of one of those. But once gained, don’t ever betray them as they spread the word quickly or demand their dues. I should mention that if your not extremely rich, entering their circles is the easiest way to get a ‘free egg’. And no, don’t go mountain crawling yourself as you most likely will snatch someobes planned harvest.
Once a year a Maskurm Falcon of his choice was picked by the King of Golny, as per the agreement of selling the Island, up until The Great Invasion. So he had a large collection and even his own breeding programme. But, during it his entire collection vanished without trace, and a gargantuan reward has been offered to the one that can shed some light on its whereabouts.
Historically the use of birds of prey has been a popular thing and great status symbol, especially amongst the Nobility all the way back to the early Age of Hordes. In some Indigenous cultures even longer and in the early days of the , it was another path to the top elite for lesser Nobility and wealthy wannabees.
Birds of prey are found throughout our World but the Maskurm ones are from Island of Piecao, the new name for Maskurm since Lionel bought the Island from the of Golny. Careful study of the origin of successfully hatched eggs have revealed thet multicoloured ones appears most often from nests at the south side of , Scholars think this has to do with The Rim.
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Generally they are divided into 3 types; wild, falconry and breeding ones. Wild are studied and farmed, falconry ones are trained throughly for years, and breding ones are those of such excusite feather tinting that they aren’t being put to hunting risk. Thus solely lives for breeding.
They come in all Colours but the most sought ones, aside from their hunting abilities, are those that match the Aura Colour Wheel and heres shown the current flock owned by Black Oak the former High King, of , Commander of the Cleansing Crusade and now owner of the . He also have a multicoloured one, but that one I havent seen so can’t tell of its colour distribution.
They have an exceptional talent for picking good prey and are extremely costly.
Last Updated on 2022-12-30 by IoM-Christian