Mchawi Ndege - the Magician Bird

Armor Class: 12
Hit Points: 1 (1d4 - 1)
Speed: 10 ft., fly 50 ft.







Skills Perception +5
Senses Passive Perception 15
Languages: Mimicry
Challenge 8 (3,900 XP)
Proficiency Bonus +5


The Mchawi Ndege, or Magician bird is found exclusively on the lushly forested islands of the Hazina Dada, Divai and Embe. The birds are considered sacred by most populations in Sayarii, and are fiercely protected both by the Kathirian government, and the Eastern Empire. The birds live under close stewardship of the the Fēixiān peoples - a highly sentient avian species that are native to the Hazina Fex.jpgDada islands. the Fēixiān farm extensively on the islands and are the exclusive harvesters and traders of the Manyoya, the long wing feathers of the male Mchawi Ndege. Bright orange (or red in a sub-species found on the southern Island of Embe) the wing feathers of the Mchawi Ndege posess extraordinary magic. Originally the feathers were used by the Fēixiān in ceremonies honoring the dead, as a feather placed on the tongue of the deceased allowed the Fēixiān friends and realtives to revisit the recently deceased in order to say goodbye and send the deceased off in a ceremonial process that included the dead. 

Later, it was discovered by the people of Kateria that the feathers magic went considerably farther that allowing the visitation of the dead. The feathers can carry magic, teach, and even entertain when crafted by the Mwandishi or Mwotaji wa Kaharabu - "Feather Scribes" that dedicate thier lives to manipulating the feathers while in a trance like state achived by smoking the amber like dried sap of the Maono Cactus found in the Deserts of the Bara Kusini. 

The male Mchawi Ndege - whose Feathers are harvested for manyoya

The Female Mchawi Ndege