Throughout the ages, The Summoners were a prominent family of mages (but technology is magic here), who possess the ability to call forth creatures from cards. Of course they can only summon creatures from special cards.
Now, without getting into details on how the cards work, I'd like to state the "strongest" these card-creatures get.
Belram, The Giant Golden Eagle (Tier: Jack)
Description: Belram resembles a golden eagle, albeit with some different proportions (wing-to-body length, for instance). He's slightly larger in size than the Argentavis Magnificens. Belram is one of the oldest cards and is quite knowledgeable, serving as a tutorial NPC (ya know, the one that teaches you how the game works) for the Summoners.
For the record, he never associated with Peter Jackson in any shape or form.
Belram's special ability is that he can fly while carrying an adult, average human, with minimal gear, on his back. He's primarily a soarer and sports some impressive German dogfight maneuvers, he learned in WW2 when he was still a chick (at least according to the records).
- Time To Live: Belram's staying time is six hours under normal condition. After that, he reverts into his card form, and has to be charged for 12 hours, before he becomes summonable again.
- Attack: Belram's talons are basically worthless, though it's usually his rider who's dangerous.
- Defense: Belram is sort of tough, but even a few bullets from a usual SAW (squad automatic weapon) are enough to revert him into card form.
Just like every other card, Belram needs some time to be summoned. Also, he isn't the most destructive card, but his body has to withstand the greatest stresses of all.
Now, Belram's problem is that you have something that seems to form out of thin air within minutes and is able to generate enough lift to carry a human while flying and can also withstand the forces that occur during his diving moves.
But how could this creature be able to do all of that?