Riki/Lore

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Riki minimap icon.png Riki, the Stealth Assassin
Riki was born middle child to the great dynasty of Tahlin. With an older brother groomed for the throne, and a younger brother coddled and kept, Riki, the small middle son, seemed born for the art of invisibility. It was an art he cultivated, and one which ultimately saved his life on the night that his people were betrayed and his family slaughtered. Of all the royal line, he alone escaped—small and agile, unassuming, using smoke as cover. He cut his way out of the royal grounds, using the advantage of surprise, quietly slitting the throats of one enemy warrior after another. Now free of his royal responsibilities, Riki uses his talents in service to a new trade: Stealth Assassin. He silences his enemies, sharpening his skills, hoping to one day take revenge on those who killed his family and robbed him of his birthright.
Riki
Associated with
Heroes:Dark Willow minimap icon.png Dark Willow
Factions:House of Tahlin
Tahlin Watch
Bladebreaker Order
Jasper Circle
Characters:Lorlin Lasan
Items:Sange and Yasha icon.png Sange and Yasha
  • Before escaping the royal grounds, Riki took one of the daggers used to kill his father. He now uses it on his foes.[1]
  • Riki disguised himself as a member of the royal Tahlin Watch in order to make his escape.[2]
  • Riki has his mother's (the queen) damaged crown in his possession.[3]
  • Riki takes contracts, but does not give refunds.[4]
  • Riki owns the ancestral daggers of his house.[5]
  • Riki may be a member of the Bladebreaker Order.
  • Riki's unnamed homeland is known for its fragrant spices.[6]

The Jasper Circle[edit]

Along with Mireska, Riki once associated with the Jasper Circle. He has likely joined the association, while Mireska decided to go her separate ways.[7] Because of this, Mireska feels they have become estranged.[8] Riki is familiar with Lorlin Lasan, another member of the Jasper Circle.[9]

Friendships and rivalries[edit]

  • Pudge once said something about Riki, possibly while he was invisible, and is now embarrassed about it.[10]

Allies meeting Riki

  • Play Bounty Hunter minimap icon.png r Rikimaru, I didn't see you join us.
  • Play Bounty Hunter minimap icon.png r Riki, let's sneak up on them together.
  • Play Play Monkey King minimap icon.png r Didn't think I'd be seeing you here, Riki.
  • Play Play Monkey King minimap icon.png r I'm friends with an alarming amount of assassins.
  • Play Slark minimap icon.png r Riki, just keep a low profile and we won't have any trouble.
  • Play Templar Assassin minimap icon.png r Ah, Riki, care to share some trade secrets?

Enemies meeting Riki

  • Play Play Monkey King minimap icon.png r I wish I could unsee you, Riki.

Enemies killing Riki

  • Play Bounty Hunter minimap icon.png You may fool others, but not me.
  • Play Bounty Hunter minimap icon.png Riki, I've always known you were a backstabber.
  • Play Bounty Hunter minimap icon.png Impressive technique, Riki, but not enough.
  • Play Bounty Hunter minimap icon.png See, two can play at that game.
  • Play Centaur Warrunner minimap icon.png A cloven skull for the cloven hooved.
  • Play Centaur Warrunner minimap icon.png There is no honor in back-stabbery.
  • Play Drow Ranger minimap icon.png There's more than one hunter in these woods.
  • Play Earthshaker minimap icon.png I didn't need a contract to hunt you down.
  • Play Enchantress minimap icon.png Nice rack, Riki!
  • Play Play Juggernaut minimap icon.png An honorable foe stands to fight before he dies.
  • Play Play Legion Commander minimap icon.png Never trust an assassin.
  • Play Play Monkey King minimap icon.png r Oh, sorry! Didn't see you.
  • Play Nyx Assassin minimap icon.png The stealth assassin, not stealthy enough.
  • Play Pudge minimap icon.png Winner, winner, Riki dinner.
  • Play Queen of Pain minimap icon.png Blink! You're dead.
  • Play Queen of Pain minimap icon.png Oh! I almost missed you.
  • Play Slark minimap icon.png I know your type, Riki. Common sneak thief.
  • Play Slark minimap icon.png You call that sneaky?
  • Play Sniper minimap icon.png You pull a knife, I pull a gun.
  • Play Sniper minimap icon.png Someone brought a knife to a gunfight!
  • Play Sven minimap icon.png Nobody likes a sneak.
  • Play Templar Assassin minimap icon.png Riki, it's no secret that you're a poor assassin.
  • Play Visage minimap icon.png Even a well-hidden soul can be found.
  • Play Play Zeus minimap icon.png Did you think you could hide from a god?

Slardar revealing Riki

  • Play Slardar minimap icon.png 30 I'm onto you, Riki.
  • Play Slardar minimap icon.png 30 Riki's here!
  • Play Slardar minimap icon.png 30 I've got Riki.
  • Play Slardar minimap icon.png 30 Riki revealed!
  • Play Slardar minimap icon.png 30 Riki, you die.
  • Play Slardar minimap icon.png 30 Rikimaru, I see you.

Others

  • Play Oracle minimap icon.png r Death strikes from the shadows, stabs from behind, then chuckles and fades away.
  • Play Play Legion Commander minimap icon.png No more hiding!
  • Play Play Legion Commander minimap icon.png Defend your beard!
  • Play Tusk minimap icon.png u I float like Destroyer and sting like Riki.


References[edit]

  1. Tahlin Occult Dagger - Off-Hand description.
  2. Bracer of the Tahlin Watch description.
  3. Curse of the Highborn description.
  4. Riki response: Play It says right in my contract, no refunds.
  5. Golden Shadow Masquerade description.
  6. Pangolier response: Play I thought I smelled the spices of your lands, Riki.
  7. Dark Willow response: Play You made your choice Riki, and I made mine.
  8. Dark Willow response: Play We could've been friends, Riki.
  9. Dark Willow response: Play How's Lasan doing?
  10. Feast of Abscession response: Play Heh heh heh. I'm embarrassed about what I said, Riki.