The Roc is an extremely large eagle-like bird of prey. These birds, being of such enormous size, have been hunted through out time and as such are extremely rare. Roc eggs have been stolen to be placed in private collections or to be eaten by the very wealthy. Rocs have also be hunted so they could be tamed and used as mounts by the very wealthy and eccentric, while others have been hunted because they were considered to be a threat to man and his livestock.
Rocs are the natural enemy of dragons