1. Dusty is named after her silvering, which makes her look like she just rolled in a bag of flour. Her original name would have been Kestrel, but I've heard that she looks somewhat like a robin.
2. Her handler, Bree loves the silly birb to death. Bree's culture actually revere a giant birdlike being that supposedly is the forebear of her tribe. Stryx look very similar to said being, so she's very proud of being able to raise the somewhat physical embodiment of said being. Of course, this is on top of Dusty being her first bird which she hand raised so there's a special attachment, to say the very least.
3. Dusty was picked up from a bargain bin of stryx eggs, as cheap (and random) as they could get. Bree had zero money at the time, so she traded Dusty's egg for a couple of shiny stones she had with her. If she had picked the egg to her left instead of her right, she might have ended up with a plain soil tyto with brittle bones pfft.
4. Dusty is not a very nice birb. She tolerates Bree at very best, is kinda snappy to the other critters at the Eyrie and has a terrible hoarding problem. She tends to collect huge mounds of junk, at which this time Bree doesn't have the energy to keep up with their disposal.
5. She has a fowl
mouth (geddit?) being a corva, she actually can imitate human speech and has unfortunately picked up quite a plethora of foul words (the way mynahs do) Doesn't necessarily understand everything she says though.
6. One of her nicknames is Niece Pantyhose, following the naming of kuroya-ken
as Uncle Underpants. Both birds are related through Fairydust 148
and that's where the whole thing started LOL. Fairydust has caused a whole bunch of schenanigans with our birbs, but that deserves its very own post LOL
7. I was so excite with the birbs when I got Dusty I had sketched all the training prompts for her, but up to this day they aren't finished. If I had finished all the sketches and stuff I did for her, she'd be Legendary already LOL
8. Dusty is my first ever ARPG character. It's snowballed from there
. VERY BADLY HELP IM DROWN-