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Type Animal
World First of the Sun
Featured In Sixth of the Dusk
It looked like a bird — in the same way that a wolf looked like a lapdog
—Six of the Dusk]].[1]


Nightmaws are enormous bird-like predators from Patji. One Nightmaw is described as being "as tall as a tree if it had stood upright." Nightmaws have two clawed forelegs and powerful back legs that bear most of their weight. Their beaks are razor sharp and as tall as a door. They screech when they detect prey.


Their cognitive parasite gives them the ability to detect and track cognitive activity in other animals, allowing them to find prey. Their skin is difficult to pierce with any weapon, although Dusk's machete does cut one nightmaw in the head. They can be killed with guns.


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