in which I look at what this osprey could do in my story The Infinity Saga.
An osprey landing in a tree that stands freely in the water. What could this mean? I’m not looking at the facts as we find them here on earth, which is an osprey bringing in fresh supplies to its home on a dwarf cypress tree. No, what I mean is what can it mean in my story?
The osprey is also called the fish hawk. In this case that is what I’ll stick to. This inspired me to create a people who’s main diet consists of fish. The best fishers are those who have adult Fish hawks as these seem to be able to get the best fish. Only the very experienced men who fish on a boat with a fishing pole and who dare to go out on deeper waters are able to catch similar quality of fish. Others will remain in shallower water and thus will catch smaller fish.
Since The Infinity Saga is a story with a pseudo-medieval setting there are no large fishing trawlers like you may you now see on the Deadliest Catch. Nope, it’s all done by hand.
The rest….. That is something I’ll have to think about a bit more.
MAGES AND OSPREY
Some mages are beast masters and thus can control all kinds of creatures to a certain extend. These mages are able to make a connection with the hawks either for things like sending the hawk to do some fishing, or to be able to look through the hawk’s eyes and see what they’re spotting.
Other mages respect the hawks and, not taking any chances, will also protect the hawk (and when necessary hide from them) as it might be connected to a beast master.
DRAGON RIDERS AND OSPREY
Dragon riders do not have a special relation with fish hawks. The smaller and younger dragons may follow fish hawks every once in a while to hunt for fish, bu that’s about it.
What do your characters think of Ospreys? Why do they feel like that or do that? Share it in the comments below!