The term rackita—a colloquial derivation of “racket bird”—stems from the earliest days beyond the Last War. While many creatures were unable to cope with the new landscape carved out by nuclear missiles, rackitas thrived. A world full of corpses was a carrion bird’s paradise!
Whilst initially thought to be quite frightening, these adaptable and intelligent creatures soon came to be known as symbols of good fortune. Soot slickers are often grateful for rackitas clearing the streets of death and disease. Many gangs leave their corpses unburied as an offering to these dark and enigmatic creatures.
If such an offering is refused by rackitas, the deceased is said to have "bad blood" and their spirit must wander the wastes for all eternity.