These fiendish birds are undead mockeries of the standard vulture. They appear much as do their mundane brethren, but their eyes have decayed, leaving only emptied sockets. Most feathers have long since dropped, revealing rotting flesh. Carrion vultures are large birds, standing 3.5 feet tall and with a wingspan that averages 8 feet. Most carrion vultures live in Hekata.
They feed upon carcasses and seem to multiply as the supply of food increases. Voracious, even insatiable feeders, they can work their way through a carcass in an incredibly short time and few are foolish enough to go near one when feeding.
When not feeding, they are actually extremely placid and lazy. They spend days without moving except to groom what few feathers remain—it’s a sick parody seeing such ugly and bloodthirsty creatures preening themselves. Carrion vultures can’t fly in bad weather, since there are no thermal currents with which to take off or soar, and it is at these times when they are most vulnerable.
Carrion vultures are prophetic and can divine beforehand any place of battle, where they congregate in
apprehension of the inevitable bloodbath.