The strix are a race of dark-winged humanoids who live in only a warm mountains and jungles of the south.
Grisly tales told by the local human population has made them the target of much hatred and fear; in truth, the strix wish mainly to be left alone.
Strix resemble humans in size and build, but are distinguished by their jet black skin, their 12-foot, raven-like wingspan, and their strange facial features. Strix have pointed ears, slitted nostrils, and eyes without pupils which, due to their large size, appear to glow in the half-light of the evening. Their eyes are fixed within their head, so to look around they have to move their entire head making them look either slow and sombre or jerky and skittish depending on how fast they move. Strix stand just over six feet tall, but considering their size, are quite light, weighing around 170 pounds.
Strix society is small and isolationist, and as a result is very tight knit.Strix have developed a deep hatred of humans; the precise origin of this hate is uncertain, but it is known that they deeply resent human intrusions and besiegement. Due to their limited numbers, strix have a very close-knit family structure, effectively all belonging to a single extended tribe. Within this tribe all work together to ensure the species’ survival. Murder is unknown except when committed by outsiders. The strix respond to these occasional murders in kind, but as humans outnumber them so greatly, they do not hesitate to take dozens, even hundreds of lives in revenge for the death of one of their own. Their isolationist nature has led them to assume that human society is as tight-knit as their own, so they take vengeance indiscriminately.
Strix worship the goddess of Air Istishia