Plot: EnslavedThe A'ris Flock has lived in the North Mountains, and the nearby areas, for generations. Before, the occasional dragon, venomous snake and flockless gryphon had been the only threats. Now, everything is changing.
Humans have recently moved into the area, founding a new village to the south of flock territory. They have built a paddock in the South Mountains, in which they are housing the Enslaved. The Enslaved are gryphons owned by the humans. Some of them are born into enslavement, others captured and forced into it.
Those born into enslavement are very different to those that are captured. They have never known any other life, and generally have a close bond with, and are fiercely protective of, their owners. Due to this, they are unlikely to try and flee, and are given much more freedom than the gryphons that are captured.
Captured gryphons remain wild at heart. They are gryphons that were born free, either in a flock, or flockless. The humans use ropes and chains to capture the wild gryphons, then slowly work with them to break their spirit until they obey. They are kept chained, caged, or otherwise contained any time the human owner is not with them.
The humans now live in the vicinity of the A'ris Flock. The gryphons born into enslavement are now free to roam and hunt in flock territory during the day. Humans are entering the flock territory with the intent of capturing the gryphons of the A'ris Flock, bringing the born Enslaved and large dogs with them to locate and trap their prey.
Before the A'ris Flock was safe. Now, the entire flock is in constant danger.