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Warhawk

A Warhawk with its Rider

Many large birds of prey cover the forest, especially where where it covers the foothills, ravines and crags of the Grey Mountains. These hawks and buzzards often grow to be far larger than the similar species elsewhere in the Old World. Some are so big and have such a broad wingspan that they can carry a rider on their back. Some Wood Elves live among the crags inhabited by the great hawks and befriend them. One way they do this is by rescuing hatchlings or even hatching them from abandoned eggs found in nests among the pinnacles or in the highest branches of pine trees.[1a]

A fledgling raised by an Elf develops a strong bond with its master and eventually the Elf will be able to ride the fully grown hawk. The hawk will be trained to fight with its beak and talons. Since the Elves themselves live high up among the treetops in platforms of woven branches, it is a very useful skill to be able to fly above the trees. The Warhawk riders can spot any intruders and swoop down to attack them.[1a]

SourceEdit

  • 1 Warhammer Armies: Wood Elves (4th Edition)
    • 1a: pg. 43
  • 2 Warhammer Armies: Wood Elves (6th Edition)
    • 2a: pg. 28
  • 3 Warhammer Armies: Wood Elves (8th Edition)
    • 3a: pg. 43

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