The raven is sometimes known as “the wolf-bird.” Ravens, like many other animals, scavenge at wolf kills, but there’s more to it than that.
Both wolves and ravens have the ability to form social attachments and they seem to have evolved over many years to form these attachments with each other, to both species’ benefit.
There are a couple of theories as to why wolves and ravens end up at the same carcasses. One is that because ravens can fly, they are better at finding carcasses than wolves are. But they can’t get to the food once they get there, because they can’t open up the carcass. So they’ll make a lot of noise, and then wolves will come and use their sharp teeth and strong jaws to make the food accessible not just to themselves, but also to the ravens.
Ravens have also been observed circling a sick elk or moose and calling out, possibly alerting wolves to an easy kill. The other theory is that ravens respond to the howls of wolves preparing to hunt (and, for that matter, to human hunters shooting guns). They find out where the wolves are going and following. Both theories may be correct.
Wolves and ravens also play. A raven will sneak up behind a wolf and yank its tail and the wolf will play back. Ravens sometimes respond to wolf howls with calls of their own, resulting in a concert of howls and calls.
Sources: Mind of the Raven, Bernd Heinrich, The American Crow and the Common Raven, Lawrence Kilham
A family where women rule and men are only good for reproduction. If at all.
The current head of the family is Spinneret. Her daughter Aranea is determined to follow in her footsteps. Her niece Vriska is actually her brother’s bastard daughter. Spinneret decided to adopt her and make her family, giving her the family name. According to her, Vriska is the only good thing her brother was ever responsible for.
They live in the desert, but tend to visit the capital often. Aranea and Vriska made friends with the princesses, much to the Queen’s dismay.
It goes without saying that Serkets have no respect for the crown. Their fortune mainly increases thanks to piraty and the flourishing black market. If there would happen to be an uprising, the Serkets would be the first ones to fund it.
Spinneret lost her arm and eye in battle to a Pyrope, who she did manage to kill. She meant to overtake her soldiers, but the so called White Dragons remained loyal to the Pyrope family.
A common saying that is frequently mistaken for their house words is:
Trust no one.
skywalker ladies using their chains to kill those that would harm them (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧
I think I took a wrong turn somewhere…
How did I end up 1000 years back in time on a 10 min walk?
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