The Apparatus of Jokaryn
Hidden away in the impassible mountains to north lies a hidden sanctuary known as the Glade. This large lowland valley hides a wealth of fauna and flora amidst the barren mountains, and its most famous residents are the Aarakocra, the birdfolk. Nestled in the white cliffs surrounding the Glade, the Aarakocra make their homes carved into the cliff face itself. Some say this elusive race are the children of Dakri, her breath given life, whilst others dismiss this claim on the basis that the Aarakocra were present long before Dakris intervention in Jokaryn. Either way the birdfolk live in harmony with the world in a way that few others do, and the Glade houses the largest monastery in Jokaryn. The Aarakocra welcome those who make the journey to the Glade, which is perilous for those not gifted with flight, and offer to train travelers in their ways.