It seems like the giant eagles from shadow of the sands, called Itikar, have been replaced by giant vultures! Since the word Ikar crops up a few times, meaning eagle, this doesnt seem to make any sense, unless mongoose felt vultures were more evil. To add insult to injury, the vakaros now seem to train very familiar looking giant eagles as mounts. I have no problem with mongoose making up their own details about magnamund, as long as it doesnt contradict the original source material. Personally i will keep Itikar as god intended( the mysterious lord Dever) and just have Vakaros have them as mounts as well.