Nice thought... well planned... hmmm.
My original idea was back at the beginning of this AU Aethasia, The Great Engineer created this species along with the other things in HIS realm. Their special abilities and flight made them prime candidates for guards and messengers. HE recruited many to serve as HIS personal aid, and many more had influential places in the community.
Lucky himself was one of them.
After a while, the power of the Wynged went to his head. He decided he would be a better ruler than his creator. After a failed coup... The Great Engineer punished him by turning him into a Landbound. Bitter, angry, and more hungry than ever for power, Lucky created armies of soulless robots, all the while poisoning the land with his fog. Once he finally came to power, Lucky outlawed Wynged. He hunted down every single one he could find, determined to eradicate his own kind. If he couldn't have the gifts...
No one would.
He hunted them down to extinction. Not one was seen for centuries. Until....
A girl, tired and grieved because of the false emperor's tyranny, prayed that The Great Engineer would send something that would show the people HE was still with them. A clam washed over her, and she felt certain her prayer was answered.
Across the continent a young teenager named Vytanni got deadly sick, and woke up a week later with wings.