Taliesin is a rabbit who can hear the voice of nature. Taliesin leaf-talker, Taliesin bone-teller. His warren did not understand and turned their backs on him. One day, he transformed into a mythical beast and traveled deep into the forest, never to be seen by that warren again. A black rabbit with glowing markings appeared before him, calling himself Raven. Raven said Taliesin could come join the War Band any time; they were not truly about war, he explained, but defense against predators and violent warrens. They were led by a buck named Sol, but Raven was their strongest mage. "I can tell you're a mage yourself," said Raven. "If you come with me I'll teach you all I know."