Rocs are gargantuan birds used as beasts of burden and mounts in Ciel. These enormous creatures are 30 feet long from the beak to the base of the tail, with wingspans as wide as 80 feet. A single roc weighs about 8,000 pounds. Generally about as intelligent as a dog, Rocs make for fiercely loyal companions if well treated, and fearsome foes if angered. A roc attacks from the air, swooping earthward to snatch prey in its powerful talons and carry it off for itself and its young to devour. A solitary roc is typically hunting and will attack any Medium or larger creature that appears edible. A mated pair of rocs attack in concert, fighting to the death to defend their nests or hatchlings.
With their value to the economy of Ciel and unique status as the largest and most powerful natives of the air, it was decided that the Grand Council would be joined by a pair of awakened rocs several years ago. Druids worked their magics to raise the minds of a particularly regal pair to humanoid standards and educated them in the politics of the realm. The pair has been well regarded and they will serve the remainder of their terms on the Council.