by Ben McSweeney
|Featured In||The Stormlight Archive|
Appearance and Anatomy
Skyeels have pale bellies so that they camouflage with the sky from below and dappled skin on their back that lets them blend in with the water they fly over from above.
Skyeels are graceful as they undulate through the air, but somewhat awkward on land.
Their diet consists of fish, small rodents (such as rats) and crabs. When a skyeel spots prey, they go into a sharp dive and coil around it as they snatch it up. It can take an hour or two for a skyeel to refill its gas pouches after diving. During this time, they usually find somewhere to hide. Skyeels are known to fight over their prey.
Skyeels nest and watch carefully over their young.
”Hundreds of arrows split the sky, dimming the sun. They arced and fell, dropping like skyeels upon their prey.— 
”...Szeth moved among them, graceful as a skyeel,...— 
”Jasnah's words fought in her mind, like skyeels with only one rat between them.— 
”...watching over her like nesting skyeels with a single pup.— 
”Nearby, Wyndle grew up around one of the bedposts, coiled like a skyeel.— 
”In the strange manner of Shardeplate, the armor constricted on its own, like a skyeel curling around its rat, pulling to a comfortable tightness around his wrists.—
- Skyeel page from Shallan's portfolio
- Inkthinker's notes on the Skyeel page from Shallan's Notebook
— Deviant Art #
- Words of Radiance chapter 1 #
- Words of Radiance chapter 78 #
- Words of Radiance chapter 40 #
- The Way of Kings chapter 1 #
- The Way of Kings interlude I-9 #
- Words of Radiance interlude I-9 #
- Words of Radiance chapter 14 #
It has yet to be reviewed.