Guttersnipe are dangerous birds of prey seen only in the marshes near Grubbo-by-the-Sea. Cantankerous and evil, these birds have a needle-sharp beak that is up to a foot in length, that they use with deadly accuracy once they have found a victim.

Difficult to tame, the guttersnipe has an eye for zorkmids and will find caches of loot in the darkest lair and scout ahead to find roads and paths. Low magic seems to have affinity with this strange bird so anyone able to train one will find their spells to be more powerful. An adventurer with a guttersnipe perched on their shoulder seems to usually unnerve traders to some extent, making them more amenable to haggling.

IMAGE01: Guttersnipes perching around Grubbo-by-the-Sea