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Greetings. Can I help you at all?4,847
Training falcons is a lot of work and I doubt you're up to the task. However, I suppose I could let you try hunting with one.4,636
I have some tamer birds that I occasionally lend to rich noblemen who consider it a sufficiently refined sport for their tastes, and you look like the kind who might appreciate a good hunt.3,794
I'd have to request a small fee, mind you; how does 500 gold pieces sound?3,206
Don't worry; I'll keep an eye on you to make sure you don't upset it too much.2,456
Good, however you really need both hands free. I'd suggest that you put away your weapons and gloves before we start.1,921
Sorry, but I was talking to the falcon, not you. But yes it is; have you had enough yet?1,167
Ah, you're back. How are you getting along with him then?816
Ah, you're back. How are you getting along with her then?354
Falcons aren't domesticated you know. You can't expect them to just automatically return to you. Fortunately for you, they can learn to associate areas with food. He'll probably be back on his post.216
Do you want me to fetch him for you?196
Right, try to be a bit more careful this time; these birds take a long time to raise. I'd rather not lose one.190
A quest? What a strange notion. Do you normally go around asking complete strangers for quests?146
Oh, ok then. Well, no, I don't; sorry.134
A good question; straight and to the point.131
My name is Matthias, I am a falconer, and this is where I train my birds.112
Ok then, just come talk to me when you're done.43
I'm sorry, but training falcons is a lot of work and I doubt you're up to the task.33
I might occasionally lend some of my better trained birds to professionals to hunt with, that being what the birds are trained for after all, but I can't really lend them to anyone else.31
Well, some people see it as a sport, although such a term does not really convey the amount of patience and dedication required to be proficient at the task.30
Not exactly, no. Such a bird can never really be considered tame in the same way that a dog can.29
Putting it simply, it is the training and use of birds of prey in hunting quarry.27
They can be trained to associate people or places with food though, and, as such, a good falconer can get a trained bird to do as he wishes.25
Well, you're welcome to come back if you change your mind.19
Fair enough; it does require a great deal of patience and skill, so I can understand if you might feel intimidated.11
Hmm, well it looks like you've got the hang of setting falcons on creatures. However, I suggest you keep track of it; left to its own devices it'll be more than happy to fly off on its own to find food.5
Good, however you really need both hands free. I'd suggest that you take off some of that kit you're wearing before we start.2