Falcons were small birds of prey, often used in hunting.[1]


Falcons looked similar to hawks but were smaller in size.[1]


Falcons made their nest in trees and in underground burrows.[1]


Falcons were obligate carnivores. Larger falcons were known to prey on small humanoids.[1][4]


Falcons were a favored animal of the Mulhorandi god Anhur and the halfling god Arvoreen. They were sacred to the goddesses Milil and Red Knight as well.[5]

Moon elves had a special fondness for falcons and often kept them as pets.[6] Centaurs within the forest of Cormanthor used falcons as scouts.[citation needed] In some human lands, such as Cormyr, formal education among the aristocracy included falconry.[7] Some rangers kept falcons as animal companions.[8] At the market, a well-trained falcon could be sold for up to 1,000 gp.[1]

Notable FalconsEdit



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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 David "Zeb" Cook, et al. (1989). Monstrous Compendium Volume Two. (TSR, Inc), p. 63. ISBN 0-8803-8753-X.
  2. Christopher Perkins, James Haeck, James Introcaso, Adam Lee, Matthew Sernett (September 2018). Waterdeep: Dragon Heist. Edited by Jeremy Crawford. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 53. ISBN 978-0-7869-6625-7.
  3. Wizards RPG Team (2014). Monster Manual 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 330. ISBN 978-0786965614.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Gary Gygax (August 1983). Monster Manual II 1st edition. (TSR, Inc), p. 64. ISBN 0-88038-031-4.
  5. Sean K. Reynolds (2002-05-04). Deity Do's and Don'ts (Zipped PDF). Wizards of the Coast. pp. 10, 13. Archived from the original on 2016-11-01. Retrieved on 2018-09-08.
  6. Reynolds, Forbeck, Jacobs, Boyd (March 2003). Races of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 40. ISBN 0-7869-2875-1.
  7. James Lowder (January 1991). Crusade. (TSR, Inc), p. 178. ISBN 0-8803-8908-7.
  8. Matthew G. Adkins (July 1999). “Into the Nest of Vipers”. Dungeon #75 (Wizards of the Coast), p. 66.
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