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#61 Creepin

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Posted 22 June 2010 - 01:28 AM

I've always found it curious that Haer'Dalis, being newcomer from Sigil, know such great number of mundane Prime birds but never mentions any native to Sigil. Aren't there any?

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#62 Eric P.

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 05:51 PM

I've always found it curious that Haer'Dalis, being newcomer from Sigil, know such great number of mundane Prime birds but never mentions any native to Sigil. Aren't there any?


Sigil is a city. It is highly unlikely that any flora or fauna are native to it (though, since I said flora, razorvine is found there). It exists on the Outlands (what used to be called the Plane of Concordant Opposition).

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 05:55 PM


I've always found it curious that Haer'Dalis, being newcomer from Sigil, know such great number of mundane Prime birds but never mentions any native to Sigil. Aren't there any?


Sigil is a city. It is highly unlikely that any flora or fauna are native to it (though, since I said flora, razorvine is found there). It exists on the Outlands (what used to be called the Plane of Concordant Opposition).

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I read something somewhere about cranium rats and pest swarms. I don't know if that would count.

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#64 Eric P.

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 05:56 PM

Lava's Yvette (to be released very soon as of this post) is a canary, according to Haer'Dalis.

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#65 Eric P.

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 08:50 PM



I've always found it curious that Haer'Dalis, being newcomer from Sigil, know such great number of mundane Prime birds but never mentions any native to Sigil. Aren't there any?


Sigil is a city. It is highly unlikely that any flora or fauna are native to it (though, since I said flora, razorvine is found there). It exists on the Outlands (what used to be called the Plane of Concordant Opposition).

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I read something somewhere about cranium rats and pest swarms. I don't know if that would count.


Cranium rats are common in Sigil and in lower planes cities. They probably qualify as the closest thing to native fauna. Pest swarms, being summoned, would be from wherever "here" is ;)

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#66 Eric P.

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 08:52 PM

Haer'Dalis will call Erysseril a forest falcon.

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Edited by Eric P., 18 January 2014 - 09:44 AM.

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 12:03 PM

It'll be a long while before the two meet, but Haer'Dalis will dub my NPC Enya a curlew.

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology's All About Birds might prove a useful resource.

@ Eric P: perhaps a Northern Harrier, but just use "harrier"?

I hope that, someday, someone decides to use "smew," "coot," "ruddy turnstone," "long-toed stint," or "yellow-bellied sapsucker." Just in the interest of variety, of course. Or, hey...an elf owl! :P

Edited by Ipsissimus, 27 July 2010 - 08:46 PM.

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#68 Zireael

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 02:31 AM

Haer'dalis is calling Khalid a stork in my (not-yet-released) Khalid mod. Thanks Lava and Karanith for the suggestion!

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 08:34 PM

Haer'Dalis calls Moongaze's Kari the Half-Kobold a Fennec in Throne of Bhaal.
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Fennec


And Haer'Dalis calls Kim the Pirate "my phoenix".

"Alas, alas.. so much beauty and so little time..."

And then calls her his nightingale.

And then, when Kim wants to put her foot in Haer'Dalis' butt:

He says "Let's fly away, my swallow, before this nasty crow picks our eyes."

Kim and Haer'Dalis then talk and He says:

"This swallow is hurt. You will have your play, I promise you!" :coolthumb:

Edited by Neane, 25 March 2011 - 09:33 PM.


#70 Eric P.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 08:53 AM

Here's a list of what groups of birds together are commonly called, in case it's helpful.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 12:28 PM

A murder of crows was always my favourite until I found "squadron of pelicans." lolwat. We do like our birds in English, don't we?

My Adrian is going to be a shrike once he's released.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 08:11 PM

I've taken the liberty of updating the OP with posts made since its last addition. If a mod in blue has been completed or abandoned, please say so so that the entry can be turned black or deleted.

And in Valerie's BG2 mod, Haer'Dalis calls her a harrier.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 01:25 PM

Oh lol, Tempest, I just noticed your avy is a bowling penguin! So far I saw it as a mouth with creepy teeth... XD

 

This thread is awesome, there's birds mentioned that I had no idea existed! I'm amazed at how organized the modding community is, I had no idea.

 

And it's almost like a challenge to find new ones that aren't listed... Actually, there is no quail! Someone should take the awesome quail :D

 

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:17 PM

By the way, I want to temporarily reserve "duck" and "booby." The reasons for this might become clear within a week or so. Duck takes precedence if somebody ever wants booby.

 

And yes, who else is more fitting for the quail than Quayle?


Edited by rbx4, 05 January 2013 - 11:00 PM.


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Posted 03 May 2013 - 04:31 AM

In my (yet unfinished) mod 'The Djinni Companion' he calls the djinn Afaaq a seasoned owl. It fits an ancient and wise dawn-of-time type djinni well, I think.



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Posted 21 May 2017 - 09:42 PM

An update, including 2 of the EE characters:

 

Hexxat is a dark dove or ebon dove.

 

Neera is a duck.

 

I can't find anything for Dorn or Rasaad.

 

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