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

DescriptionEdit

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

HabitatEdit

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

EcologyEdit

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

ReputationEdit

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

AppendixEdit

AppearancesEdit

Adventures
The Sword of the DalesWaterdeep: Dragon Heist
Novels
Darkwalker on MoonshaeThe Jewel of Turmish
Video Games
Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms

ReferencesEdit

  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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