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"He entertained himself and, apparently, the bird for several minutes attempting to instruct it in its new language, even meeting it halfway by trilling Cazaril! Cazaril! in what he fancied was a birdish accent, but despite lavish gifts of bread it seemed even more resistant than Iselle to Darthacan."
―Speech lessons[src]

Shortly after his arrival at the Zangre, Cazaril was approached by one of the sacred crows who inhabited Fonsa's Tower. The bird, missing two tail feathers, seemed entertained when Cazaril tried to teach him to say his name, but proved resistant. Later in the day though, the bird approached him again, this time calling 'Caz', and refuses to leave until Umegat removed him.

A few days later, Cazaril was brought before Roya Orico after a courtier related a story that Cazaril's scars were the result of being flogged for rape. In response, Martou dy Jironal claimed Cazaril should be removed from Royina Iselle's presence immediately. Orico chose to resolve the issue by having one of the sacred crows fly to the innocent party. Cazaril was exonerated, but wondered if a trick was involved, since the crow used was the one that was missing two tail feathers. Umegat advised that he did not seek out a particular crow; rather, the crow, sacred to the Bastard, picked him.

Several nights later, Cazaril was driven to use death magic against Dondo dy Jironal to prevent his marriage to Iselle. Fully expecting to die him himself, Cazaril crawled over to Fonsa's Tower and was approached by the crow with two missing tail feathers. Cazaril kissed the crow on its head and asked for forgiveness. "Maybe the Bastard will feed you the bread of the gods, and you can ride on His shoulder, when you meet Him." Then Cazaril broke the crow's neck and prayed to the Bastard for justice.

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