Origin and prevalence[edit | edit source]
Avian godlike are thought to have been blessed before birth by Hylea, the goddess of the birds and the sky. Their bird-like features mirror the avian aspects of the god. By worshippers of Hylea, avian godlike are revered as heralds of the Sky-Mother, while others see them as merely colorful oddities. Either way, avian godlike are exceptionally rare, with the only known example being Pallegina.
Appearance and culture[edit | edit source]
Their divine heritage from the Sky-Mother can be seen in their many bird-like features. Avian godlike grow colorful feathers from their skin and hair, which vary in density. Their golden bird-like eyes contain fully developed nictitating membranes (a thin, semi-transparent eyelid used as an additional layer of protection, without fully obscuring vision). Their appearance, while present at birth, only fully manifest during puberty. During her childhood, Pallegina underwent a procedure to reverse some of her avian appearances, and as such, does not display all the features of a fully-developed avian godlike, leaving no known examples. What is known is that their feathers eventually spread to most of their body, that they grow talon-like fingers, as well as a beak in place of a nose.
In-game description[edit | edit source]
|“||Avian godlike bear the mark of Hylea and often display birdlike features, including colorful feathers and - in some cases - talon-like fingers. Some cultures revere them as artists and heralds of the Sky-Mother, while others perceive them as merely colorful oddities.||”|
|~ Deadfire in-game cyclopedia
Gameplay[edit | edit source]
Avian godlike are not a selectable subrace. As one of your companions, Pallegina is the only avian godlike in-game.
They gain the following racial bonuses:
- In Pillars of Eternity
- Elusive Quarry: +10 Deflection against ranged attacks, +10 Defense when Disengaging while Endurance below 50%, +3 Perception while Endurance below 50%.
- In Deadfire
Notable characters[edit | edit source]
Gallery[edit | edit source]
- Interview with Josh Sawyer in the PC Gamer UK April 2014 Issue.