"Strange, bird", Twida remarked as she began to finally gather her things to leave. The bird turned his head, peering at Twida. It jumped from its gnarled perch to Twida's feet and with a loud "SQUAWK!" pecked at her toes.
Twida jumped, "Blasted bird, what is your problem?" The crow leaped to Twida's shoulder, were she tried to shoo it away. Then she heard it, a little whisper in here ear,"Twida, Daughter..." Twida jumped and knocked the crow from her shoulder. Clawing her the crow landed in a branch of a near tree.
"Did you say that bird?" Twida asked, silly she knew it, birds can't talk. The bird cocked his head in her direction. "Come down bird" Twida asked. "Come here, I'm sorry." The bird seemed to respond, he glided down landing near Twida's feet. Then in a flutter leaped to her shoulder.
"Well you old bird, which way should we go?" Twida asked. "Daughter, be at peace." Twida heard the whisper once again. She glanced at the crow,"Are you saying that crow, or am I losing my mind?" Twida worried if she was ever getting out of this forest. Why did she even come, the strange dreams, it was the dreams.
The crow whispered again,"Daughter the sun sets, follow the path." the crow squawked and flew forward along the path in front of Twida.
Maybe this bird knew something she didn't know, Twida couldn't guess, but as of right know she didn't know what else to do.
Divine powers come in many forms on Ganth, many struggle for worship from mortals. However the Animal Lords don't have the same need for worship, this does not mean they lack for care of the mortal races, they just move in different ways.
Most Animal Lords are content to be the guides and protectors of their animal followers, however from time to time a Animal Lord pics a higher life form to be a protector in a more active way. To be the eyes, ears and mouth of the Animal Lords animal followers.
Many cultures of Ganth honor the Animal Lords in different ways, though most Animal Lords discourage open worship, Animal Lords like the Cat and the Snake have large cults in the southern lands of Ganth.
Snake has gone so far as to allow the crossbreeding of his divine agents and mortals creating the dreaded Snake Priests of the Kwan Jume Jungles. Cat has not gon as far but has done much to steal away worshippers of the Four Throned Gods of the Tawy.
Crow and Fox have had a close relationship with Man both positive and negative, while Dog has become so ingrained with Man few of the other Animal Lords even consider Dog a true Animal Lord anymore.
All Animal Lords are enemies of the creature that share animal forms the Were-Beings. Wolf hates the cure of Lycanthopy that plaques both his kind and Man, and has trained up Great Wolves and Mortal Hunters to seek out these creatures and destroy them.
The Most alien in thought of the Animal Lords, and creatures closest to Chaos are the Insect Lords. Beings so different and appearing to be so insane few Animal Lords have any dealing with them.