Here at Untethered Realms, we're taking on the Challenge as a group. Each day, one of us will be sharing with you a fantastical creature that may be from one of our books, a favorite movie, or something we just came up with as entertainment.
Today we have...
K is for Karshiptas
When I was scouring mythologies for talking birds, I came across the karshipta from Persian mythology. Although my karshiptas aren't so noble to spread religion, they do send messages.
“Babak said the boat from Amora has arrived.” Dad’s arm brushed against mine.
“Send him to the harbor. Have him tell them I’m not coming.” Our karshipta, a talking falcon-like bird, could deliver the message. I hated I wasted the priest, the ferryman, and that boy’s time, but their journey back was only three days with favorable winds and the magical current rushing them toward Amora. - an excerpt from Reborn