Part of a series - I'm trying to get drawings done of all the races featured in my novel, set in a worldscape called Meridia. Here we have the Tarsere, a cunning race of saurian/brid-like creatures from the open plains. Only the males of the race are sentient - fathers raise the sons and have little to do with females except at mating time. It is not unknown for a male to sell his ex-mate as a riding or pack animal after his chick is hatched. They also have no qualms about eating sentient creatures if they are hungry and said creatures have no food to offer them. Tarsere males are known to be quite aggressive, and can deliver a devastating blow with their heavy beaks.