Who doesn't like getting gifts? Or shoulder pets?How about both?Here is a real life prehistoric creature that actually existed and fits perfectly with the lore and name of the ARK Map Ragnarokl
it will also bring more utility and use to the direwolf making them the perfect hunting team and true to natural history and Norse lore.
Natural History: Corvus Moriorum was a large Raven or crow native to the island of New Zealand. It was a large Bird that likely had much of the same characteristics of today's corvids that make them such intelligent survivors. Chatham raven was significantly larger than the New Zealand raven, and probably the world's fourth- or fifth-largest passerine. They had long, broad bills that were not as arched as those of some of the Hawaiian crows (C. hawaiiensis). Presumably, they were black all over like all their close relatives. There do not seem to be recorded oral traditions of this sub-species – most of the Moriori people, after whom this sub-species was named, were eventually killed or enslaved by Māori explorers, and little of their natural history knowledge has been preserved. Thus, it cannot be completely ruled out that like some congeners they had partially white or grey plumage (see also Pied raven).
Remains of Chatham ravens are most common in coastal sites on the Chatham Islands. On the coast, it may have frequented the seal and penguin colonies or fed in the intertidal zone, as does the Tasmanian forest raven (C. tasmanicus). It may also have depended on fruit, like the New Caledonian crow (C. moneduloides), but it is difficult to understand why a fruit eater would have been most common in coastal forest and shrubland when fruit was distributed throughout the forest.
Habitat: These birds excel at surviving in most environments, but you can most often find them in snow and desert biomes in the same spawn area as the direwolf.
Behavior: The Corvus Moriorum is curious on its own and will often stay just out of reach of a survivor. But the longer it's around you the more it calls it's flock and they quickly become greedy and can mob a survivor in a deadly frenzy if they have any edible, shiny, or other resources on thier person. So remember a single corvus is good, a group is bad. Perhaps that's why a group is called a murder? One exception to this is if you are riding a direwolf which they tend to see as a simbiotic hunter they can steal food scraps from.
Taming: The Giant Raven is a passive tame. You must be riding a direwolf and you tame it using the resource you wish to collect. Be aware that if you aren't on a direwolf the Ravens will slowly group together. They are tamed by having prime meat, prime fish which is there second preferred food after kibble or kibble in the inventory of the direwolf. You do not have to be riding it so you can have a pack of wolves to help you tame. Remember the wolves will eat the ranking food as well so have extras.Be sure the wolves are on passive or the Raven will act as though neutral and start attacking if bit, Wich will also reset the taking progress. When there are 3 or more they start getting aggressive like compys. And like compys they get a pack boost but they have to call out like a wolf does first. The pack boost also increases the amount they harvest, Wich means if you jump on a direwolf to escape more of the taming food will be consumed. The amount taken by a raven will not increase taming effectiveness.
Pvp Utility: The Raven is useful as a shoulder guardian but really shines when used in a flock as they get a pack boost to damage and defense. It benefits a survivor to ride a direwolf since direwolves work as feeding through for them. Having meat or kibble in the direwolves inventory also gives them the same heal effect as a argentavis eating a corpse. The alpha direwolf howl will call the ravens back even when attacking a target, and ravens around the direwolves share the healing effect with them much like a daedeon.
PvE Utility: The Giant Raven is a extremely useful gathering companion. When flying on follow they gather resources and items around them. They can gather from plants, enemies, containers and bodies living or dead. They can't gather from resources such as rocks and crystals. This behavior utilizes the direwolf again. The wolf is where the resources and items are deposited much like a giant turtle or sand from a sandstorm. Note that they have to be on follow to a direwolf, and so entire passive gathering farms can be utilized this way! You can choose if they gather items and/or resources just by choosing in the radial wheel.
Breeding: Ravens will only eat from direwolves. This works much like a maewing but only for Ravens. Babies, juveniles, and adolescent ravens are included in this. For this reason it's essential to have the direwolf around. Being a intelligent and bigger species of bird means they are one of the longer shoulder pets to raise. Melle and health are valuable stats for both Pvp and PvE use.
Color and looks: Corvus Moriorum is shoulder pet sized but looks like one of the biggest shoulder pets. They are patterned much like a magpie but have a tendency to be actual black and dino albino most commonly. They have a adorable pet interaction that causes them to do their call and start a pack boost.