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Fy'ra Kai is a fire genasi who is twin sister to Fy'ra Rai.[3]

Description[]

Appearance[]

Fy'ra Kai looks very similar to her twin sister, but she lacks the monk's tattoos.[5]

Personality[]

Fy'ra Kai is a freer spirit than her twin: powerful, but willful. She wanted to explore the world that gave birth to their mother.[3] According to her twin, Fy'ra Kai had always been a bit of an asshole, but never murderous, at least until recently.[6]

Biography[]

Twins Fy'ra Rai and Fy'ra Kai were born in the Elemental Plane of Fire, having very powerful but strict parents.[7] Not long before they left their home, the two sisters went climbing as a form of competition, and although the younger sister was faster, she ended up losing her footing, falling and causing Fy'ra Rai to break her arm for trying to help her. That, along with the fact that the eldest daughter lied to their parents about the accident, presenting herself as the sole responsible, caused Fy'ra Kai to resent her twin.[8] Both left their home roughly at the same time, but separately, possibly because of Fy'ra Kai wanting to avoid Fy'ra Rai's protection; a short time later, the latter heard of her twin's supposed perishing.[3] However, during her conversation with Tetrarch Thrascuur, Fy'ra Rai had a vision of her sister who was still alive.[9] Fy'ra Rai left the Crown Keepers to look for her sister, but she wasn't able to, and eventually returned with her friends.

Fy'ra Kai joined the Nameless Ones at some point in or before 843 PD, and she moved to Kymal, preventing people from leaving the city and forcing them to join the criminal organization. When the Crown Keepers were in Kymal, they learned thanks to Jinoir of the criminals' activity, as well as Fy'ra Kai's presence there.

During the adventurers' heist a goliath member of the Nameless Ones encountered them, and when he saw the monk he didn't mistake her for her twin, angering her by mentioning that she had joined them willingly. Later, when the Crown Keepers were leaving Kymal on their floating glass skydeck, Fy'ra Kai arrived and, despite Opal's Major Image, she made eye contact with her sister, and with one neck movement, she shattered in half her tiger's eye.[10]

Relationships[]

Fy'ra Kai is the younger twin to Fy'ra Rai. The two had a competitive relationship in their youth, but at some point after traveling to the Material Plane Fy'ra Kai developed a murderous hatred for her twin. However, Fy'ra Rai was unwilling to confront her, and when taunted by Lolth regarding that subject, the monk stated that she preferred to stay and protect Opal, her chosen sister, rather than seek out Fy'ra Kai.[11]

Appearances and mentions[]

Trivia[]

Fy'ra Kai Mini

Photograph of miniature of Fy'ra Kai for #RollForCharity, by Hero Forge and Ian Phillips.[art 1]

  • In-universe, Fy'ra Kai, like her sister, has two names,[12] each with its own meaning: fy'ra means "fire", and kai means "warrior". The parents of the twins meant kai and rai ("just" or "trust") to represent two sides of a coin.[13]
  • Anjali Bhimani played Fy'ra Kai in #RollForCharity live stream by Roll for Persuasion.
  • Her sister mentioned that their mother was the one who gave them their magic. However, she also said that their mother was from Exandria,[14] making possible that she is a genasi who left the Material Plane.
    • Before destroying a carving of the Matron of Ravens Fy'ra Rai prayed to her mother in her tongue,[15] which, along with the fact that both of her parents had some sort of epic cataclysmic fight,[16] suggests that the genasi's mother is very powerful.

References[]

  1. See "The Gift Among the Green" (E1x06) at 1:18:45.  Her sister Fy'ra Rai mentions some sort of fiery outcropping she doesn't know how to name in Common.
  2. See Anjali Bhimani's interview on D&D Beyond's website. Anjali confirmed Fy'ra Rai (Fy'ra Kai's twin) was from the Elemental Plane of Fire: "For Fy’ra, it was definitely the pride of being born from the Elemental Plane of Fire."
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 See "A Test of Worth" (E1x05) at 0:54:55.
  4. See "The Gift Among the Green" (E1x06) at 2:31:25.
  5. See "Exandria Unlimited: Kymal, Part 2" (E2x02) at 2:22:35.
  6. See "Broken Roads" (3x92) at 3:43:13.
  7. See Anjali Bhimani's interview on D&D Beyond's website. Anjali confirmed Fy'ra Rai (Fy'ra Kai's twin) was from the Elemental Plane of Fire: "For Fy’ra, it was definitely the pride of being born from the Elemental Plane of Fire."
  8. See "The Gift Among the Green" (E1x06) at 1:18:45.
  9. See "The Gift Among the Green" (E1x06) at 2:31:54.
  10. See "Exandria Unlimited: Kymal, Part 2" (E2x02) at 4:47:26.
  11. See "Bittersweet Reunions" (3x93) at 2:19:08.
  12. Twitter logo Anjali Bhimani (@sweeetanj) on Twitter: "Great question.... let me think on how best to answer that... For now, I WILL say I always think of her going by the full name as if it were one word, even though it's two. 😉" (2021-07-26) — in reply to @higglety1: "Hey @sweeetanj I have a question! Can you clarify her name structure for me? Mentioning #ExUSpoilers her sister Fy'ra Kai leads me to believe Fy'ra is her family name, and Rai is her given name; is that accurate? When referring to her in conversation (or fanfic) is it acceptable". Anjali later added a second reply: "Given the option between the two words, I would definitely call her Fy'ra, not Rai. But again, I imagine the full name all the time... (Unless one of the party members decided to give her a nickname... god help us all)."
  13. See "Broken Roads" (3x92) at 3:45:34.
  14. See "A Test of Worth" (E1x05) at 0:54:50.
  15. See "Exandria Unlimited: Kymal, Part 2" (E2x02) at 3:45:09.
  16. See "The Gift Among the Green" (E1x06) at 2:09:28.

Art:

  1. Photograph of miniature of Fy'ra Kai for #RollForCharity, by Hero Forge and Ian Phillips (source). This file is a copyrighted work. Its use in this article is asserted to qualify as fair use of the material under United States copyright law.
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