Engulls can fly for miles and miles on long journeys to find food, and a well-trained engull can be used to send messages if it is fed enough. These creatures are considered a nuisance in most regions, however, and can be wilfull and disobedient. They will only work for food, and truly enormous quantities must be given in order to win their attention, much less respect. They often gather around cities, and can usually be controlled well enough that they eat only the unwanted food that others leave behind. Magi willing to put up with their appetites and attitude often find them useful in a similar way, as they will eat garbage happily. Some consider them vital to keeping places clean.
While these creatures look unassuming, in large numbers they can be disastrous. They travel in large, noisy flocks, their raucous voices calling out when they spot a place to land where they can gorge. Engulls will eat anything organic, from vegetables in farmer's fields to other small animals, and they eat in vast quantities. One flock of engulls can strip an entire field bare, leaving nothing behind but dirt. Some of them will even eat some of the dirt or rocks to aid digestion. Once they have fed, they will take one day to digest, and then fly to another location to find more food. Their wide wings and expert flying abilities mean they can be found anywhere, and their large meals will sustain them for long overseas flights as they look for more sources of nutrition.
Sprite art: Lazuli | Description: Raneth