Ravens are clever, adaptable, and social birds. They are often associated with ill omen and bad luck, being carrion-feeders and opportunists.
The "raven" type includes crows, jackdaws, jays, magpies, and similar clever avians.
Ravens normally travel in flocks. If provoked, the flock attacks en masse. They go for the eyes, blinding their enemies if possible.
Ravens are highly intelligent creatures, with a knack for speaking and learning new languages. They are adept at picking shiny objects out of a crowd, and finding things that were supposedly hidden. Those who employ raven familiars tend toward magic of shadow and fire, with the occasional necromancy thrown in.
Once in a while, a truly wicked raven will come into existence, whose purpose is to harass and destroy. Fond of fire and smoke, these creatures may burn villages to the ground, even "accidentally," or torment those prone to melancholy. They are plotters and planners, who use their apperance as normal birds (if a bit shabby or wicked-looking) to accomplish their nefarious deeds.
Main Article: Great Ravens
These pugnacious creatures are large enough to serve as mounts for smaller creatures. They are clever and arrogant, but a strong personality can cow them.