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Sniper minimap icon.png Kardel Sharpeye, the Sniper
Kardel Sharpeye was born deep in the mountainous valleys of Knollen where, since time immemorial, the folk have survived by hunting the strange, cliff-dwelling steepstalkers above their village—killing them from a distance and collecting their carcasses where they fell. Sharpeye was among the best of these strange folk for whom projectile weapons are but another appendage, and to shoot is as natural as to touch.

On his day of summoning, when he was to gain full standing in his village, Sharpeye took the ancient test: a single shot from the valley floor to strike a beast down from the cliffs. To miss was to be dishonored. With his entire village standing vigil, Sharpeye took his shot. A steepstalker fell; the crowd cheered. But when the carcass was collected, the village grew silent, for the elders found that the bullet had pierced its glittering central eye then fallen to be clenched in the steepstalker's mandibles. This ominous sign was the literal opening of a dark prophecy, foretelling both greatness and exile for the gunman who made such a shot. Sharpeye the Sniper was thus, by his own skill, condemned to make his way apart from his people—and unwelcome back among them until he has fulfilled the remainder of the prophecy by attaining legendary stature on a field of battle.
Associated with
Factions:Frosted Winds Tribe
Characters:Brag Sharpeye
Grandma Sharpeye
Triple-Tailed Howling Wolf
  • Kardel is a highland Keen, and knows how to design and construct his own firearms.[1]
  • Kardel can grow a full mustache in three days.[2]
  • Kardel looks down on bow users, believing that guns are the future.[3]
  • Kardel has had contact with the Frosted Winds Tribe.[4]
  • Kardel enjoys hunting mundane creatures like hare,[5] but also supernatural prey.[6]
  • Brag Sharpeye is Kardel's grandfather.[7] His grandmother is unnamed.[8] Kardel has inherited heirlooms from both.
  • Like other Keen, Kardel inherited a gun from his father, the Killstealer.[9]
  • Until Kardel makes the same perfect shot he did when he killed the Steepstalker, he cannot return to Knollen.[10]
  • Rigwarl hates Kardel, for the same reason he hates all Keen; he considers them small and weak.[11]
  • Kardel is particularly fond of Knollen's midsummer carnivals, especially its shooting gallery.[12]

Friendships and rivalries[edit]

Allies meeting Sniper

  • Play Bounty Hunter minimap icon.png r Cover me, Sniper.
  • Play Bristleback minimap icon.png r Okay, here's the plan. Look, I'll hit em, and you just stand there looking… small and…and weak.
  • Play Clockwerk minimap icon.png u Leave Sniper alone!
  • Play Earth Spirit minimap icon.png r This way keen, there are enemies to slay.
  • Play Gyrocopter minimap icon.png r Can I borrow some powder, Sniper?
  • Play Play Legion Commander minimap icon.png r Nice mustache.
  • Play Play Monkey King minimap icon.png r Careful not to shoot me in the back, Sniper.
  • Play Play Monkey King minimap icon.png r Just stay away from my kills, Sniper.

Enemies killing Sniper

  • Play Alchemist minimap icon.png Sniper, if you're done with all that gunpowder, I can use it.
  • Play Axe minimap icon.png A Keen worthy to fight.
  • Play Axe minimap icon.png For the Keenfolk, you weren't half bad.
  • Play Bounty Hunter minimap icon.png Only cowards hunt from a distance.
  • Play Bristleback minimap icon.png So little and weak, you know I almost feel guilty. Almost.
  • Play Clockwerk minimap icon.png Who sniped who?
  • Play Clockwerk minimap icon.png Sniper, calm your beard!
  • Play Disruptor minimap icon.png Another Keen falls short.
  • Play Drow Ranger minimap icon.png The olden ways are best, Sniper.
  • Play Drow Ranger minimap icon.png Sniper, you're shot.
  • Play Drow Ranger minimap icon.png The hot shot, got shot.
  • Play Gyrocopter minimap icon.png Those scopes are no match for my view!
  • Play Play Monkey King minimap icon.png r You think your toy levels the playing field?
  • Play Play Monkey King minimap icon.png r That cowardly weapon has no place on my battlefield, Sniper.
  • Play Phantom Lancer minimap icon.png Too many targets for you, Sniper?
  • Play Spirit Breaker minimap icon.png Sniper, hunting season is over.
  • Play Tinker minimap icon.png Letting me out of your sight was your first mistake, Sniper!
  • Play Tiny minimap icon.png You're not such a crack shot, Sniper.
  • Play Troll Warlord minimap icon.png I suffer you special, Sniper.
  • Play Windranger minimap icon.png Your tiny featherless arrows can't hurt me, Sniper.

Enemies dying to Sniper

  • Play Clockwerk minimap icon.png Sniper, you? There's one in every family.
  • Play Dark Seer minimap icon.png Shot in the…dark.
  • Play Viper minimap icon.png Lead… poisoning.

Clockwerk moving to Sniper

  • Play Clockwerk minimap icon.png Hey, us little guys gotta stick together, allright, Sniper?
  • Play Clockwerk minimap icon.png Sniper! Got your back, cousin!
  • Play Clockwerk minimap icon.png Tanks, cuz!

Clockwerk attacking Sniper

  • Play Clockwerk minimap icon.png Coming for you, Sniper!
  • Play Clockwerk minimap icon.png Sniper!


  • Play Oracle minimap icon.png r The assassin's bullet has but one name upon it: yours.
  • Play Play Legion Commander minimap icon.png I'll fight you point blank!
  • Play Play Legion Commander minimap icon.png Defend your beard!
  • Play Play Legion Commander minimap icon.png Defend your mustache!


  1. Gunslinger's Rifle description.
  2. Sharpshooter's Stache description.
  3. Sniper response: Play Guns are the future, my friend!
  4. Spirit of the Howling Wolf Set
  5. The Hare Hunt Set
  6. Occultist's Pursuit.
  7. Grampa Sharpie's Shin Shooter description.
  8. Gramma Sharpie's Smokin' Rug description.
  9. Killstealer description.
  10. Assassinate description.
  11. Bristleback response: PlayI hate keens.
  12. Full-Bore Bonanza description.