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Kyra Swiftwind

by Darcwulf

Female Qualinesti Elf Fighter 5/Elven Skylord 5
Strength14 Fortitude+9 Armor Class24
Dexterity20 Reflex+10 Flat-footed AC19
Constitution12 Will+3 Touch AC15
Intelligence12 AlignmentNG Base Attack+10
Wisdom12 Speed30 ft. Melee Attack+16
Charisma10 Initiative+5 Ranged Attack+16
Hit Points80 SizeMedium


Bonded Mind (Su)
As long as Kyra and Razorwind are within 1 mile of each other, they are both unaffected by spells or abilities that target humanoids or magical beasts, unless the spell or ability is capable of affecting both creature types.

Eagle's Poise (Ex)
Kyra's presence on the battlefield causes all elves within 30 feet (including herself) to gain a +2 morale bonus to saves against fear.

Griffon Bond (Su)
Kyra has formed an empathic connection with Razorwind, her griffon.

Mounted Attack (Ex)
Kyra can always attack on the same round as Razorwind, and does not have to make a Ride check to do so.

Sturdy Charge (Ex)
At 2nd level, Kyra's lance never breaks when she uses the Tremendous Charge feat. In addition, she no longer suffers the -2 penalty to AC when her griffon performs a charge. Razorwind, however, suffers the penalty as normal.


+15 Handle Animal, +5 Knowledge (Nobility and Royalty), +20 Ride, +5 Spot.


Cleave, Mounted Combat, Ride-By Attack. Tremendous Charge, Weapon Finesse, Weapon Focus (lance), Weapon Specialisation (Lance)


Common, Elf, Solamnic


+2 Keen Lance, Masterwork Rapier, Masterwork Silver Dagger, Masterwork Composite Short bow (+2 Str)


+2 Studded Leather, +2 Arrow Deflecting Heavy Steel Shield, Windrider Ring (Functions as a Ring of Feather Falling and a Least Crystal of Adaption (MIC)), +1 Amulet of Mighty Fists (Worn by her Griffon mount Razorwind)

Kyra Swiftwind 's Bonded Griffon

N Large magical beast
Init +2; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Listen +6, Spot +11
AC 21 (-1 size, +2 Dex, +10 natural), touch 11, flat-footed 19
hp 95 (9 HD)
Fort +11, Ref +8, Will +6; improved evasion
Spd 30 ft. (6 squares), fly 90 ft. (18 squares)
Melee Bite +15 melee (2d6+5)
Full Attack Bite +15 melee (2d6+5) and 2 claws +12 melee (1d4+2)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 5 ft.
Base Atk +9; Grp +18
Atk Options pounce, rake 1d6+2
Abilities Str 20, Dex 15, Con 16, Int 5, Wis 13, Cha 8
SQ scent, share saving throws
Feats Flyby Attack, Hover, Iron Will, Multiattack, Power Attack, Weapon Focus (bite)
Skills Jump +9, Listen +6, Spot +11
Possessions +1 Amulet of Mighty Fists

Bonded Mind (Su)
As long as Kyra and Razorwind are within 1 mile of each other, they are both unaffected by spells or abilities that target humanoids or magical beasts, unless the spell or ability is capable of affecting both creature types.

Empathic Link (Su)
Kyra has an empathic link with Razorwind out to a distance of 1 mile. She cannot see through the griffon's eyes, but they both can communicate empathically.

Share Saving Throws (Ex)
For each of his saving throws, Razorwind uses his own base save bonus or Kyra's, whichever is higher. Razorwind applies his own ability modifiers to his saves, and he doesn't share any other bonuses on saves that Kyra has. Already included in current stats.

Pounce (Ex)
If Razorwind dives upon or charges a foe, he can make a full attack, including two rake attacks.


Kyra has long blonde hair that she wears in a braid and her eyes are the forest green of her beloved homeland. Her most distinctive feature is the pale scar that runs down the left side of her face, going from her forehead through her eyebrow and down her cheek to the jaw.

Kyra is driven woman who believes that the elven peoples are to blame for the loss of their homelands. She believes they have forgotten the hard lessons they learned in the early ages of the world, that their suffering is their punishment for their arrogance, intolerance and cowardice.

Only through courage, sacrifice and blood will the elves regain what is rightfully theirs, is the motto Kyra lives by.


Kyra Swiftwind's early years are shrouded in mystery. Nothing is known of her before she was found by rebels, alone in the smoking ruins of a nameless Qualinesti village ten years before the War of Souls. Rumours surround her past, some speculating that her village was destroyed by minions of Chaos that robbed her of the knowledge of her earlier life. Others believe her home was destroyed and her family were slaughtered by the great green herself, the Dragon Overlord Beryllinthranox. Whether or not Kyra knows anything about her past is unknown, since she absolutely refuses to discuss the subject with anyone.

Leading the rebels that found Kyra was a Windrider, the sight of the noble elven knight fascinated the young elf maiden, changing her life forever. Through hard years of dedication and effort, Kyra managed to join the Windriders, obtaining her own griffin mount in time to join the fight against Beryl and witness the fall of Qualinost and the formation of Nalas Aren. As one of the few surviving witnesses of this great tragedy, she is revered and at the same time hated by her people.

In the years since, Kyra has tried to rally and organise the fragmented elven rebels into a cohesive whole, but has struggled in the face of her people's arrogance and bitterness. She has also alienated many of her fellow Windriders by forsaking some of their traditions, like looking as shiny as possible. Kyra believes that the Windriders have far more important things to concentrate on than their vanity.

Her current day-to-day efforts are focused on disrupting the activities of the upstart robber baron and former dark knight, Samuval.

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