- "The High Professor of Flight's head jabbed forward like a pied heron spearing an oozefish."
- —simile about Quove Lentis
Pied herons were birds found in the Mire. They fed on oozefish, which they speared with their beaks. They were very similar to mire-herons, which lived in the same region and were also herons.
- ↑ The Immortals, Chapter 9