The Ashes of Creation team has shared some insight and lore behind the creation of the Dunewing, their latest creature.
“How the Vaelune originally came upon the Dunewing is a treasured story shared with wonder around the evening fire,” reads the lore, “A Vaelune caravan trekking through the desert was set upon by bandits. The travelers managed to slay their assailants, and though they had almost made their way through the sandy paths, the caravan had no choice but to abandon the majority of its goods in order to prioritize saving the wounded. They would simply have to return for the shipment after reaching their destination.”
You can check out the creation process in the video below, featuring in-game footage of the falcon as well.