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Kenku
« on: December 25, 2002, 11:35:32 AM »
What exactly is a kenku?

That's not IC, either, since it's all over the place on descriptions in the Northlands, but I just can't find a description of one.
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Kenku
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2002, 01:23:32 PM »
Think, some sort of mythical bird thing... Can't remember an exact description. But it has feathered wings and a beak I think. Thats all I remember.

Probably enough to know. If you want to know more I'd find a description ICally if your in the north it'd be pretty easy I'm sure.


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« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2002, 02:14:49 PM »
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Kenku
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2002, 04:48:05 PM »
It's a mansized bird creature that is intelligent and mythical.
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Kenku
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2002, 05:29:53 PM »
Who says it is mythical?  :wink:

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Kenku
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2002, 06:42:06 PM »
Bird-man!!!

Well, I haven't seen any in game, I doubt many have, so I'd say they're mythical :P

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Kenku
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2002, 06:47:04 PM »
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Bird-man!!!

Well, I haven't seen any in game, I doubt many have, so I'd say they're mythical :P

Excuse me but we prefer bird-people.

Kenku are an ad&d race, of like what people said, pretty much -very- intelligent bird hunters.

If they ever existed, or still exist is a mystery.  So I'd say they are mythical.
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Kenku
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2002, 01:00:54 AM »
In the game I've read something about "a mythical creature called a kenku" so I'd say they are mythical. Just take the word of it from people who know. :P



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Kenku
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2002, 05:42:20 AM »
I was joking! hehehehehe

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Kenku
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2002, 11:14:04 AM »
A note on "mythical":  The worth myth is derived from the greek word muthos (meaning of mouth) , and just means anything passed down orally.  So, in a land where writing is horribly scarce, most everything is mythos.

The thought of "myth" as being something of only imaginary or unbelievable existence is a relatively new one, appearing in literature dating back only to the early 1900's.

Pet peeve of mine... seeing as how most older religious stories were all myth, from Zeus to John the Babtist... but only the ones from "dead" religions are granted that title.  :wink:

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Kenku
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2002, 02:34:17 PM »
ok, think I might know what a kenku is now...

without getting too IC are those humanoids kenkus?
The ones all over tuluk?

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Kenku
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2002, 03:24:50 PM »
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ok, think I might know what a kenku is now...

without getting too IC are those humanoids kenkus?
The ones all over tuluk?


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« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2002, 04:49:25 PM »
I remember asking this question years ago and an imm responded on the old gdb, not sure if its in nthe archive. I think it was ness, that posted. The kenku were a race of birdmen during the empire of man. They were used as gladiators and guards. They were also flightless. After some rebellions they reportably became extinct. If anyone can correct me please do.

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Kenku
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2003, 10:35:16 AM »
I've never even heard of Kenku in ArmageddonMUD so far but I remember those very old AD&D books had them.  The Fiend Folia Tome had kenku, they were short (maybe halfling height) bird-men, who had separate arms from their wings, allowing them to wield a weapon while taking flight.  You could probably find a nice picture somewhere on the internet.

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Kenkus
« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2003, 12:35:35 PM »
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« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2003, 06:22:42 PM »
Holy shit!  Kenku eggs are worth 20 sp!

Hatchlings are worth 30-50sp!

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Kenku
« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2003, 07:12:09 PM »
What are those things that fly by over head? Is that too IC?