Large black crows with a mischievous nature, Crebain (Sgl. Craban) had often been servants of evil: spies and informants to Morgoth, Sauron, Saruman or Murazor. They were primarily carrion eaters, and they were not picky about how long their meals had been dead or even about whether they were truly dead yet. They would also mob injured creatures and, if under instructions from some evil will, uninjured individuals travelling alone or lost. Keen-sighted and attracted by shining or brightly-colored objects, they made excellent spies for their dark masters. They were most common on south-central Middle-earth, including Fangorn and Dor 'Wathui, but sometimes also found in the forest of Mirkwood near the old fortress of Dol Guldur, in the vicinity of Nan Curunir or in the frozen wastelands in the North of Middle-earth, were the once dreaded realm of Angmar had been established.
- Retrieved from [Realms of Arda]; original reference: [ICE MERP 2012]
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