I wouldn't want to mess with one. A common observation about chickens is 'who decided someone who was a coward was a chicken? Have you ever met a chicken? They will mess you up'. This applies to your run of the mill evolved from therapod poultry.
A bird with antlers. I want an omelet, this might cost me an eye... Go to Comment
This my favorite post about fantasy foul ever! Seriously, I just love everything you did here and how this sort of mix of cultural habits, history, knowledge and facts. Some of the details I really loved was the birds use of "tools" during the mating displays, the fighting among males, and the lore regarding "Big Pete". More than the stories of divine creation or the histories of which Prince succeeded which King following which war, it is the stuff like this that really brings a setting to life. One of he advantages that the RPG format has over other forms of storytelling is that if you pick up a random rock there is something under the rock. If I go to Siogal County and sit to bowl chicken soup, there is a history to that soup. Go to Comment
This is a nice note, and the setting has a nice mixture of the mundane and the fantastic. You laid out the bare bones of county with history, pride, mystery, unorganized power and perhaps a long history of internal strife (assuming the people at the time this writing still remember all this stuff). Are you planning to build on this? Go to Comment
This is fantastic (more people should read it). I am a fan of novel creation myths for the "D&D hetro normal" setting and this is great one. As I can see it you took the typical fantasy cannon-dwarves Dragons an so on-and worked backwards to create this myth. I also like how subtle yet dramatic the value embodied by each " diety" and instrument is, this is really great. I loved the magical song examples. Go to Comment
This is legend. The way it is written feels like a vast adventure is opening up, the challenges and objectives clearly laid out before me. An excellent, excellent creation myth and world feel. The powers have clear applications in addition to flavor. I love the synergy between pairs of instruments given by the songs of creation. This is an entire world wrapped in one post. Go to Comment
I like the tone and presentation, and it has a very mythical magical feeling to it. Like Val says, the details of the bow itself do not matter, it could be nothing more than a plain bow from a fortuitous source or a mythic powered item of exceptional ability. Go to Comment