I understand that flying creatures and characters can fly over (but not end their movement in) obstacles.
I just noticed a scenario in which the obstacle was a stone pillar.
I assume that an obstacle is an obstacle and that flying creatures can fly through the pillar as if it isn't there, but wondered how to explain this thematically (after all - the pillar probably reaches the ceiling; and if the flying creatures can pass it by fly around it, I assume that the same applies to those walking on the ground....).
Or did I miss something?
Flying figures can not only move over, but also end their movement on obstacles.
Thematically you could think of a reason - perhaps the stone pillar does not reach all the way to the ceiling, or it has a hole in it higher up or similar.
Rule book, page 19 wrote:
Some figures may also have the “Flying” special trait. This allows figures to completely ignore any figures and terrain tiles during any part of their movement, including the last hex, except that they still must end their movement in an unoccupied hex (no figures present).