These are my two main characters! The first is the village leader. As penance for some great sin, he shackled himself with all encompassing bird manacles- that is why he isn't going to go save the world himself. They are heavy and he cannot do anything with his hands. The keys hang from the bottom, but he cannot unlock them because, well, his hands are useless. His bird friend takes care of small things for him. The second is the heroine. She is not a trained fighter, and at first is not a good fit for her role, but eventually she grows into the part.