As his talons clamped down on the aged skull of Cathar Noorvik, the legendary condor, Stag let out a wheezed laugh that was a mixture of astonishment and fatigue. His barrel chest caved in and thrust out with every inhale and exhale.
”I did it…” He said with disbelief as his narrowed eyes stare down at the massive bird struggling below him. “I finally got her!” He head leaned back with another laugh and enthusiastically flapped of his wings like an excited chick anticipating a meal from its mother.
"After all these years…" Stag whispered harshly, "You’re finally mine, you old bird." His massive black wings sprawled out over the ancient condor, encasing her. Both birds breathed heavily, Stag still pinning Cathar Noorvik and Cathar Noorvik watching his every movement with her bright, green eyes.
Cathar Noorvik was nearly 200 years old - her wings were not as strong as they used to be. Her old, frail body was tired and even though she gave Stag a run for his money during their fight, it all came down to stamina and she could no longer fight. She flailed underneath the weight of the old world vulture, wriggling like an eel being skinned alive. This only angered Stag more and he squeezed her skull even harder within his talons.
So, this is just an idea of a scene I had in my head for my story. Cathar Noorvik is a legendary condor - based around Thunderbirds and Teratorns, but depicted as a giant California Condor with a wingspan of nearly 30’ ft. She is sort of like Mother Nature, has some ability to control how the world lives (not entirely, but she has a lot of power, especially with thunderstorms and rain)
And Stag, the lammergeier, figures if he catches her and is able to control her and use her powers to influence the world, he will be able to finally rule as King of the skies. He searches for Cathar Noorvik for years and years until finally he is able to find her as she makes her self vulnerable by getting involved with Halcyon (the peregrine falcon main character) and this, of course, makes Halcyon extremely guilty.
And that’s really all I’ve got so far…still rounding it out.
Stag the Lammergeier and Cathar Noorvik the Condor © to me Dezzoi