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Common Skyeel nest

The common skyeel of Roshar nests high on cliff faces to shelter their young from high storms. Once their chick matures, they would take the leaf of faith from hundreds of meters above ground to learn how to fly - or fall to their deaths. 



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Lunamor

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3 hours ago, Ark1002 said:

Do skyeels have wings?

I think that they have flap things, but not wings.

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Koloss

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@Ark1002 It's unclear just what kind of wings they have - flying fish fins or dragonfly wings with no bending joints, bird wings with joints but no digits, or pterosaur wings with joints and digits? @Lunamor

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Just now, Koloss said:

@Ark1002 It's unclear just what kind of wings they have - flying fish fins or dragonfly wings with no bending joints, bird wings with joints but no digits, or pterosaur wings with joints and digits? @Lunamor

I think that they would likely have something akin to flying fish wings, as they would look most like the picture I posted earlier. That one was from the books, so I know that it was an accurate description. Shallan says that they use only pouches under their flap things to fly, if I remember correctly, so what ever the wings/flaps are, they would have no use for flying.

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Koloss

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@Lunamor Yeah it does sound like from the books that their wings are generally less for propulsion and more for flight controls. :)

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