Rocs were gargantuan birds of prey that inhabited the highest mountains in warm and subtropical regions.[4]

As large as these great birds were, they paled in both size and ferocity to the mighty Zakharan rocs of the Land of Fate.[6]

Ecology[edit | edit source]

Rocs were birds of immense size that preyed upon large creatures—they were known to snatch horses (and their riders), elephants, and even whales to feed upon. The roc swept down upon prey, seized it in its powerful talons, and carried it off to its lair to feed. If the prey resisted, the roc would strike with its beak. [citation needed]

The lair of a roc was a vast nest of trees, branches, and the like. Its treasure was strewn about, for the creature did not place any value upon it.[3] The egg was large, green, and spotted.[7]

Rocs were usually solitary, but sometimes found in mated pairs.[3]

Rocs often guarded the nests of simurghs until they were mature.[8]

Uses[edit | edit source]

Rocs were occasionally tamed and used by giants.[9]

Roc feathers were commonly used in manufacturing Quaal's feather tokens and brooms of flying.[4]

Lands[edit | edit source]

It flies like a roc too.

The egg of a roc and the most dangerous omelette ever.

Rocs were found in the Utter East, making their nests in the Serpent Valley, Web Mountains, and even underground in the Realm of Fire. Their nests could hold treasure from past victims, if one dared brave the parent and hatchling.[7]

History[edit | edit source]

Lord Charles Frederik LaVerne Blacktree IV was known for wearing a roc feather in his hat.[10]

Appendix[edit | edit source]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Adventures
Curse of Strahd
Novels
Realms of the Dead: "The Bone Bird"
Referenced only
The Magehound
Video Games
Blood & MagicIdle Champions of the Forgotten Realms
Referenced only
NeverwinterNeverwinter Nights: Darkness over Daggerford
Card Games
Dragonfire (Moonshae Storms)
Board Games
Dungeons & Dragons Adventure Begins
Gamebooks
Big Trouble

References[edit | edit source]

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