Reassembled blackbird

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reassembled blackbird
reassembled blackbird

This is a blackbird that has been reassembled from various parts. You're not sure which is the worse fate -- ending up as this hideous, half-formed parody of life, or being baked into a pie with four and nineteen of your buddies.

Hatches into:
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Reassembled Blackbird

Type: familiar
Cannot be traded or discarded
Quest Item

(In-game plural: reassembled blackbirds)
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Item number: 2052
Description ID: 702139094
View in-game: view

Recipe

Wad.gif sunken eyes broken wings
Equals.gif reassembled blackbird

When Used

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You put the reassembled blackbird in your Familiar-Gro™ Terrarium.

It seems to have been waiting for this moment to arrive, so it quickly learns to see, learns to fly, and starts singing.
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You decide to name him Grafflesby.

Notes

  • Originally it was necessary to use the black market map with the Reassembled Blackbird as your active familiar, and the Blackbird would then vanish from your terrarium. However this has been changed - the blackbird no longer disappears, and it is not necessary to actually switch to it during the quest either.
  • However, at the same time that the above change was made, the familiar was given a different use: adventuring with it as the active familiar provides faster progress towards finding the Black Market.
  • Having the hatchling in your inventory replaces (but does not stack with) the familiar's functionality, allowing you to find the Black Market faster. This allows people to use that particular function of the Blackbird in challenge paths without familiars - or when doing a 100% run with a different familiar - as long as they can acquire and paste the components to make the hatchling for their inventory. (It does NOT work if you have the Blackbird in your terrarium but not as the active familiar, unless you have another hatchling in your inventory. The hatchling and both its components are Quest Items.)
  • This change was made for Avatar of Boris, the first challenge path in which the player has no familiars at all. In Bees Hate You, the blackbird was replaced by the functionally identical Reconstituted Crow instead.
  • If you have used and lost the Blackbird in a previous ascension (which is a thing that no longer happens - see above), the following will be displayed instead of the default name text:

"As you place the reassembled blackbird in your Familiar-Gro™ Terrarium, you feel a brief sense of deja-vu. You decide to name this familiar <name of your previous Reassembled Blackbird>."

References

Blackbird singing in the dead of night

Take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to arise

Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these sunken eyes and learn to see
All your life

You were only waiting for this moment to be free
  • The fact that it used to disappear upon use, may be a coincidence, or may be a reference to another song, "Bye Bye Blackbird" (1926).