Pronunciation: KAHH-vee (rhymes with RAH-she)
Lovemate of Rayek, Vok, Tyldak and many others
Mother of Vaya, Venka, and Teir
Kahvi was the fiery, often absent leader of the Go-Backs. She was happiest with sword in hand and a battle to be fought. When the Palace of the High Ones was freed from its icy entombment and began calling to the elves of the World of Two Moons, Kahvi and her people were the first to answer and “go back” to their ancestral home. They happily went to war with the northern trolls who blocked their way.
She rescued the Wolfriders from slaughter at the hands of those trolls when the forest elves arrived in the Frozen Mountains on Cutter‘s Quest. She invited the Wolfriders to join the Go-Backs’ war for the Palace. Kahvi was shrewd and practical in matters of war, and though she mistrusted magic, she was happy to leverage the elves’ magic to her advantage against the trolls.
Kahvi was as much a lover as a fighter. Though she had many lovemates, she found a permanent love in the unlikeliest place: the shape-changed Glider Tyldak. Kahvi’s belief that “differences make good sparks” allowed her to see past physical outward differences and embrace the winged elf. Tyldak found the deepest parts of Kahvi’s heart and there was nothing that she would not do for him.
Kahvi birthed many children in her long life. She believed the young come through their parents, but don’t belong to them, and had no idea which of the Go-Backs fathered most of her fawns. She was more concerned with equipping her offspring with the best chance in life than doling out maternal love. She was also not above using her children for her own ends.
After living for millennia and shedding every worldly tie, even Kahvi grew tired of life. Yet she chose not to go out in a blaze of battle glory in traditional Go-Back fashion. Instead, she entertained herself in a years-long cat-and-mouse game with the human hunter Lehrigen. Though her physical life ended, Kahvi kept her brashness and wit to her last breath.
Kahvi’s lawless philosophy put her in the role of villain as often as it did hero, but she was basically decent. While she caused a lot of inconvenience and wasn’t above lying, stealing, using others, or even warring with her own kind to accomplish her ends, she did comparatively little hurt. There is no better elf to have at your back, in life or in death, than Kahvi.
Kahvi’s spirit has manifested in the Palace of the Highs Ones, and she is as ready for action in spirit form as when she was in the flesh.