species sapiens, the talking crows and rooks of the deep forests. Usually of bigger size than the actual birds and with more intelligent powers than any Aves. Cruxes are spies, thieves and solitary scavengers, who are able to talk. Disguised as simple birds, they are perfect snitches and intruders, hired by the most merciless assassins to follow their prey. Sometimes, they form criminal clans with Shrumelians, Paglots and Sleeves. Some of Cruxes may be of good descend, turning into bards and story-tellers.