A Kirink

Originally from Aman, the kirink was a tiny scarlet bird with an extremely high chirp that was one of the most beloved songbirds of Númenor. After the Downfall in S.A. 3319, knowledge of these wondrous singers became confined to verse, illustrations in books, and works of art depicting the little creatures. Some of the Faithful who had escaped from Númenor, however, had brought their pet kirinkir with them. Whether any survived or thrived was another matter, although there had been rumors that wild kirinki could be found in Harlindon and Eryn Laegol, and that Radagast the Brown had a pair at his home at Rhosgobel (near the southwestern eaves of Mirkwood).


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