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A fierce, taloned creature, relentless in its pursuit. It resembles a wingless bird with powerful jaws and legs. Feathers adorn its arms and head in a colorful crest, its markings varying widely in shape and color. Both Raptors and the variant Dragon Raptor can be trained for War or Hunting and can be either trapped or acquired from caravans. Raptors (but not Dragon Raptors) can also be clad in iron or steel at the Kennel, increasing both their offensive and defensive capabilities considerably. Even clad, a Raptor will typically lose in the Arena to a Dragon Raptor, the latter employing some pretty impressive MMA joint locks and disembowling, spinning back kicks with the hindfoot claws.