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Winter Hawk

Other Names -
Climate/Terrain Arctic Mountains
Frequency Uncommon
Organization Solitary
Activity Cycle


Diet Carnivore

Physical Description

Winter hawks are huge predatory birds common in the Shard Mountains. They have an twelve foot wing span and brilliant plummage of grey, white and blur feathers. 


Winter hawks are dangerous predators and have been known to attack lone humans or small groups. Their strong claws and huge wings allow them to lift and carry away small children or animals.

Geographic Distribution and Habitat

Winter hawks dwell in only one area in the world, the northern Shard Mountains. In the summer months, winter hawks stay to the extreme northern polar regions. In the winter time, they range further south into the realm of the Iron States. The winter hawk gets its name from this as the people of the Iron States only see the winter hawks in the dead of winter.


Winter hawks feed on small deer, rabbits, etc. They have been known to make off with small children. Winter hawks mate for life and raise a brood of chicks once every five years. When they build their nests, they will often incorporate shiny materials. It is not uncommon for a winter hawk nest to have rings, bracelets, necklaces, blades, bits of armor, chainmail and chain incorporated into its construction.


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