The Heart of Barsaive
The Zoak looks like a cross between a large bird and a bat, with feathers on its body and head and a leathery neck, wings, and tail. A Zoak’s feathered legs each end in four eagle-like talons. Zoaks measure roughly 4 feet from beak to tail-tip. The zoak’s neck is long and flexible, similar in appearance to that of the crakbill, but with vertebrae instead of pure muscle. These jungle and forest animals are favored by windling Cavalrymen, and also often serve as companions for Beastmasters. Because they usually prove difficult to train, zoaks are rarely offered for sale. Merchants in cities are known to trade and sell zoaks.