Sketch: Journeybird

June 7, 2012 Artwork, Writing Comments (0) 538

In the world of Volve [my first, as yet unpublished book], journeybirds are the messengers of choice. Rather than carrying written notes, they are capable of remembering and repeating what they hear. Noble houses keep captive flocks and watch carefully for wild birds, which have been known to overhear and disseminate sensitive conversations.

Journeybirds can travel great distances in a short time, but their limited intelligence means the messages they carry are sometimes garbled – and their love of shiny trinkets makes them┬ásusceptible┬áto bribery.

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