The Garuda Clan is the clan of birds, and one of the eight sura clans. Their King is Garuda, but since he is currently incapacited due to an effect of the Power of the Name, his son Maruna has temporary authority to command the clan's suras.
The former King, Garuda, at some point entered in an alliance with the Gandharva and Yaksha clans, probably on Gandharva's input. In time, Garuda became best friends with the kings of those clans and Visnu. However, his three children had to be separated in order to hide the Power of the Name. These circumstances prevented them from being raised together, and each was sent to one of Garuda's friends. Maruna was trained by Gandharva (presumably on Carte), Yuta by Shuri on Isholy, and Kalavinka by Visnu on Willarv. It's unknown what was Vinata's opinion on the matter.
By N0, Vinata died and Garuda fell into a coma, making Akasha the second strongest in the clan. Maruna was given temporary authority over the clan and started looking for his lost siblings. The clan was left in a dire situation, but the Gandharva clan considered taking refuge in the Garuda Stronghold after an attack.
They take the form of various species of birds, although only Maruna's sura form and those of some other suras in lower ranks were shown.
Their special characteristic is that their transcendental skills change the color of the sky; for example, Maruna's skills turn the sky red, and Samphati's turn the sky yellow. They also have excellent vision, and that's the reason most inferior Garuda suras and Halfs are hunted for their eyes. They can move and fly fast.
Their regeneration speed is considerably slow compared to other clans.
PoliticsEditRavana in the finite, Garuda is the last stand for the clan to keep its position; once he dies, it would be the end of the clan. Currently, Maruna has the authority to command the clan's suras instead of a nastika, because apparently, since Vinata's death, there are no strong nastikas to take over for the king, and the last remaining nastikas follow Maruna due to his resemblance to his father and his strength. The second-strongest nastika in the clan (as of Season 2) is Akasha, but there is a great gap in power between her and Garuda; Akasha is waiting until Garuda's death before she makes her move to take his position as King.
The Garuda clan formed an alliance with the Gandharva and Yaksha clans, mostly because their kings were friends. To date, the alliance remains but has started to waver, since only one of the three kings remains active. Nevertheless, Maruna is supported by Yaksha and Gandharva suras in the human realm.