The sareni – a flightless bird standing roughly three and a half feet tall – are among the few predators to successfully adapt to the Aexian Waste’s forbidding climate. The sareni’s body is covered almost uniformly in a dappled tan plumage, with the underside tending more toward white and the back bearing the most noticeable spots. However, males of the species sport long, red-gold tail feathers and crests. The sareni are among the fastest creatures in the Wastes and use this speed to overrun their prey. Attempts have been made to domesticate them, but despite their apparent intelligence, have proven too wild to be of any use.
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