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Cosmikdebris (talk) 00:37, 8 October 2019 (UTC)


Because of your edits to and time on the wiki, wizard Sysop has been added to your user rights. Feel free to let your newfound ᴘᴏᴡᴇʀ course through your veins. Once the high wears off, see RationalWiki:Sysop guide for more information. If you have questions, bleat ask away. Oxyaena Harass 17:26, 4 December 2019 (UTC)

Thanks! The Crow (talk) 17:27, 4 December 2019 (UTC)

Is that huge corvid from Dark Souls a crow or a raven[edit]

I think it's an oversized crow because the beak proportions are like a crow's, and its nasal bristles aren't extensive as they are on a raven. --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png LeftyGreenMario!(Mod) 21:24, 11 December 2019 (UTC)

You mean the one that carries you from the Asylum to Firelink? I think it's a crow. By looking up the differences between Crows and Ravens, I agree with your assesment on the beak and the bristles. There is also the fact that the bird flaps it's wings quite heavily, which is behavior more associated with crows (Ravens tend to soar more). Furthermore it's tail is a clean circle of feathers (source I found calls it "like a fan"), which indicates it's a crow. Ravens on the other hand have a tail that's more pronounced in it's individual feathers (giving them a pointy tail and the source calls it "like a wedge"). It would also make sense from a lore perspective to be a crow, since it's likely related to Velka, Goddess of Sin, who is heavily associated with crows. The Crow (talk) 21:41, 11 December 2019 (UTC)
The source, I'm guessing, is telling the difference between the American crowWikipedia's W.svg and the common ravenWikipedia's W.svg,. Finally, you can tell between a crow and a raven from the noise they make; crows caw while ravens croak. I think the crow you see in Dark Souls is based on the carrion crowWikipedia's W.svg. Comparison between the birds here. Carrion crows are the common crow of Europe, and Dark Souls lore is based on medieval Europe I'm guessing. But that's how that crow should be based from, can't say for sure if the developers actually do know their crows. After all, I've heard American crows cawing in that gritty Tomb Raider reboot despite the setting taking place in some fictional island in Japan. --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png LeftyGreenMario!(Mod) 03:32, 12 December 2019 (UTC)
Yeah, true. I don't recall the crow in Firelink making any noises though. As far as the crow they went for, it's probably a Carrion Crow, since Bloodborne has enemies that are explicitly called Carrion Crows and From tends to be pretty good in researching things for their fantasy worlds. Birdid seems like a really interesting site, I'll keep that one bookmarked! The Crow (talk) 08:40, 12 December 2019 (UTC)