Kutsu-Ya-Ku is the largest of the Ya-Ku bird wyvern trio. Like its relatives, it lacks proper vocal cords and communicates with clopping its heavy beak or forcing air out its windpipe. With a large, blunt beak, this bird wyvern is a foul-tempered dweller of fresh water. Commonly seen wading through it, Kutsu is content to feast on local fish populations, but will happily help itself to whatever else comes across its path that is smaller than it- humans included! It uses is heavy beak and clawed feet to pummel its prey violently into submission, for an easy kill. To those who can get one, the tempermental Kutsu-Ya-Ku is actually an excellent tame. Despite their size and strength, they are easily tamed and can easily fend off smaller predators. Due to their temperament: most small creatures leave you alone as well! Further, its aquatic affinity can prove useful for survivors living in certain habitats!
Color Region 0 - Main Body
Color Region 1 - Feathers
Color Region 2 - Collar, Stripes
Color Region 3 - Beak
Color Region 4 - Undertoned Stripes
Color Region 5 - Stripe Outer Tone, Feet
Base Stats, Controls, and Abilities
Left Click - Beak Attack
40 Base Damage - Increased Gathering on Fish Meat
Right Click - Claw Slash
27 Base Damage - Hits Twice - Gathers Meat, Berries, Fiber, and Thatch
C - Stomps
35 Base Damage - Hits Twice - Deals 5x Damage to Smaller Creatures - Cannot Be Used While Moving
Shift + C - Shoulder Bash
50 Base Damage - High Knockback
X - Clatter
Left Control + X - Roar
Spacebar - Jump
Kutsu-Ya-Ku are hostile to smaller creatures, including humans, but will mostly ignore larger ones, and said larger creatures will also largely ignore Kutsu-Ya-Ku. This also applies to tamed individuals.
- Kutsu-Ya-Ku is a part of the bird wyvern class.
- Kutsu-Ya-Ku is the 2nd member of Grand Hunt's raptorial bird wyverns, alongside Diru-Ya-Ku and Shiro-Ya-Ku. It is the largest and most aggressive of the trio.
- Kutsu-Ya-Ku appears to be heavily referenced to Shoebill Storks, given its appearance and title.