- East Asian (culture)
- Mountain Dweller (attribute)
- Flying (attribute)
- Troublesome (behaviour)
A creature believed to have lived in China according to ancient bestiaries. It had the tail of a dog and the face of a human. Its body was that of a Wei monkey and it had wings enabling it to fly. The Niao made a sound that resembled its name. The sight of the Niao was an omen that there would be a drought in the nearby town.
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