Windranger/Lore

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Windranger minimap icon.png Lyralei, the Windranger
The western forests guard their secrets well. One of these is Lyralei, master archer of the wood, and favored godchild of the wind. Known now as Windranger, Lyralei's family was killed in a storm on the night of her birth--their house blown down by the gale, contents scattered to the winds. Only the newborn survived among the debris field of death and destruction. In the quiet after the storm, the wind itself took notice of the lucky infant crying in the grass. The wind pitied the child and so lifted her into the sky and deposited her on a doorstep in a neighboring village. In the years that followed, the wind returned occasionally to the child's life, watching from a distance while she honed her skills. Now, after many years of training, Windranger fires her arrows true to their targets. She moves with blinding speed, as if hastened by a wind ever at her back. With a flurry of arrows, she slaughters her enemies, having become, nearly, a force of nature herself.
Windranger
Associated with
Heroes:Drow Ranger minimap icon.png Drow Ranger
Races:Angvols
Harpies
Places:Western Forests
Zaru'Kina
Njord's Hearth
Species:Oyoloe
Sun Vine
Bloodwood
Gilded Falcon
  • Lyralei is from the village of Zaru'Kina, in the Western Forests.
  • Lyralei once slew an elusive Oyoloe.[1]
  • Lyralei counts among her allies several birds of prey, including sparrowhawks, peregrine and Gilded Falcons.[2]
  • Lyralei uses arrows attached with thick ropes to bind her enemies.[3]
  • Lyralei's can shoot arrows powerful enough to penetrate trees.[4]
  • Lyralei has some control over the wind, summoning it to deflect incoming attacks.[5]
  • Lyralei brags that she once shot an ant off a worm's backside, but only aimed to wound.[6]
  • Lyralei once saved a doomed forest from an unknown threat in Njord's Hearth.[7]
  • Lyralei is fond of giving inspirational speeches and pep talks.[8]

Background[edit]

Although Lyralei never knew her family or people, Grimstroke minimap icon.png Grimstroke suggests that she was better off not knowing them.[9]

Relationships[edit]

  • Lyralei is Traxex's main rival, and often says mean things about her.[10] According to Lyralei, Traxex is an "emotionally vacant husk of perpetual sadness".[11] Traxex shoots back by calling Lyralei "completely useless".[12]

Friendships and rivalries[edit]

Allies meeting Windranger

  • Play Drow Ranger minimap icon.png u Chase them down, Windrunner.
  • Play Ember Spirit minimap icon.png r Wind dances, arrows fly!
  • Play Kunkka minimap icon.png r Sweetly sweetly blew the breeze, on me alone it blew.
  • Play Meepo minimap icon.png u Windrunner, how are you doing?
  • Play Play Monkey King minimap icon.png r You don't fool me, Lyralei. I see the killer behind that smile.
  • Play Play Monkey King minimap icon.png r I don't know what Traxex was talking about, you're not completely useless at all.
  • Play Ursa minimap icon.png u The breeze said you would aid us, Windrunner.
  • Play Wraith King minimap icon.png r What brings you to these wraithly woods, Windranger?

Enemies killing Windranger

  • Play Batrider minimap icon.png u Aw now Windrunner, you don't have to run from me.
  • Play Clinkz minimap icon.png You may outrun me, but you'll never outshoot me.
  • Play Clinkz minimap icon.png Thanks for the target practice.
  • Play Clinkz minimap icon.png Don't like the taste of your own medicine?
  • Play Clinkz minimap icon.png u Thanks for the target practice, Windrunner.
  • Play Death Prophet minimap icon.png u You might have known, Windrunner, that you cannot outrun death.
  • Play Drow Ranger minimap icon.png My arrow found your arrow's mark.
  • Play Drow Ranger minimap icon.png Took you down a notch.
  • Play Drow Ranger minimap icon.png u Don't knock me, Windrunner.
  • Play Drow Ranger minimap icon.png You lost that one.
  • Play Luna minimap icon.png u Windrunner, slow down and stay down.
  • Play Magnus minimap icon.png u Windrunner, you are always running through my mind.
  • Play Meepo minimap icon.png Too bad. I like redheads.
  • Play Mirana minimap icon.png My arrow pierces the wind.
  • Play Mirana minimap icon.png A mounted bow will always claim victory.
  • Play Play Monkey King minimap icon.png r Traxex was right about you: you are a middling talent.
  • Play Play Monkey King minimap icon.png r Congratulations, Windranger. You did get there first.
  • Play Pudge minimap icon.png Hm, I always liked red meat.
  • Play Queen of Pain minimap icon.png Submit to your lady, little girl.
  • Play Sand King minimap icon.png The wind should carry sand, not arrows.
  • Play Play Shadow Fiend minimap icon.png I guess gingers do have souls. Mm, delicious.
  • Play Sniper minimap icon.png Oh, feather bullets!
  • Play Sniper minimap icon.png Guns are the future, my friend!
  • Play Play Play Terrorblade minimap icon.png You were quick Windranger, but not quick enough.

Others

  • Play Oracle minimap icon.png r The softest breath of wind presages the point of the sharpest arrow.
  • Play Play Legion Commander minimap icon.png Blades against bows!


References[edit]

  1. Bow of the Oyoloe description.
  2. Peregrine Flight description.
  3. Shackleshot description.
  4. Powershot description.
  5. Windrun description.
  6. Windranger response: Play I once shot an ant off a worm's backside, but only aimed to wound.
  7. Cloak of the Northern Wind description.
  8. Dark Willow response: Play Spare the rah-rah hero speech, okay?
  9. Grimstroke response: Play Trust me, Lyralei, you're better off not knowing your people.
  10. Monkey King response: Play I don't want to stick my nose in Ranger business, but that redhead wasn't saying the most kind things about you.
  11. Monkey King response: Play Hey Traxex, I don't know what that other archer was talking about, you're not an emotionally vacant husk of perpetual sadness.
  12. Monkey King response: Play I don't know what Traxex was talking about, you're not completely useless at all.