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Fy'ra Rai is a fire genasi monk who appeared in Exandria Unlimited. She is played by special guest Anjali Bhimani.

Description

Official full-body portait of Fy'ra Rai, by Hannah Friederichs.[art 1]

Appearance

Fy'ra Rai is tall and very dark-skinned, with gold sparkling on her arms and neck. She has fire for hair. When she first appears, she is wearing all black, including her tall boots. She carries a tall,[5] collapsible staff.[6]

Personality

Fy'ra Rai always shows a calm and composed front, and fully believes in her purpose of guiding the group to complete their mission, whatever that may be. She gives great importance to following one's destiny, and relies on her "gift", which gives her hints about the present and future, often. She often gives the group instructions, but hides many things from them, such as their destination and the fact that she has met them before, during the week that the group forgot.[7] Fy'ra was deeply troubled by her sister's passing, which fueled her desire to protect others no matter what, even trying to control the situation they're in or what they do.[8]

Biography

Background

"By the Road" (Ex04)

Relationships

She has known the adventuring party[9] since they met, and they fought together in a space between the Feywild and the Material Plane, though the rest of the party forgot that time.[10] She believes she is meant to protect them.[11]

She had a twin sister, Fy'ra Kai, whom she believed had died shortly after going off on an adventure.[12] Fy'ra Rai has mentioned their parents, saying that the only time she had heard of anything like Fearne's creation of Little Mister from the breach into the Elemental Plane of Fire in Emon was when her parents fought, "long ago."[13]

Character Information

Abilities

Genasi Traits

Fan art of Fy'ra Rai, by HeartofPack.[art 2]

  • Subrace: Fire Genasi
    • Darkvision (60 ft.)
    • Fire resistance[14]
    • Reach to the Blaze
      • Produce Flame cantrip
      • Burning Hands (1/Day)[15]

Monk Abilities

  • Flurry of Blows[16]
  • Monastic Tradition: Way of the Four Elements[17]
    • Disciple of the Elements
      • Elemental Attunement
      • Fist of Four Thunders[18]
      • Lava Whip,[19] likely a reskinned Water Whip

Notable Items

Quotations

  • "Not all family is blood. Much family is chosen."[20]

Trivia

  • Fy'ra Rai is 2 levels above the other player characters.
  • When creating Fy'ra Rai, Anjali "wanted her to be someone who was from somewhere far far away and wasn’t really OF any place on Exandria… which is part of why her accent is a combination of several different ones from different lands". She gave Fy'ra Rai traits that she would hope to have in similar situations, and some of her own traits, but magnified.[21]
  • Anjali previously played another fire genasi character who was vastly different from Fy'ra Rai "in every other way".[22]

External Links

References

  1. Fy'ra decides against using Thunderwave, which can be cast by Four Elements monks using the Fist of Four Thunders elemental discipline.  See "The Gift Among the Green" (Ex06) at 3:03:45.  See also the use of "Lava Whip" at 3:53:58.
  2. See "A Test of Worth" (Ex05) at 54:55.
  3. See "The Gift Among the Green" (Ex06) at 1:18:50.
  4. See "By the Road" (Ex04) at 55:20.
  5. See "By the Road" (Ex04) at 54:59.
  6. See "By the Road" (Ex04) at 2:50:37.
  7. See "A Test of Worth" (Ex05) at 1:26:09.
  8. See "The Gift Among the Green" (Ex06) at 4:40:09.
  9. See "By the Road" (Ex04) at 2:51:00.
  10. See "A Test of Worth" (Ex05) at 1:26:10.
  11. See "A Test of Worth" (Ex05) at 0:53:29.
  12. See "A Test of Worth" (Ex05) at 0:54:55.
  13. See "The Gift Among the Green" (Ex06) at 2:09:28.  It's not entirely clear whether this is referring to the creation of the ashen plateau or the summoning of Little Mister.
  14. See "By the Road" (Ex04) at 1:26:06.
  15. See "The Gift Among the Green" (Ex06) at 4:15:13.
  16. See "By the Road" (Ex04) at 1:46:22.
  17. See "The Gift Among the Green" (Ex06) at 3:03:45.  See also 3:53:58.
  18. See "The Gift Among the Green" (Ex06) at 3:03:45.
  19. See "The Gift Among the Green" (Ex06) at 3:53:58.
  20. See "The Gift Among the Green" (Ex06) at 4:39:00.
  21. Critical Role Newsletter (2021-07-22). Visit Tal'Dorei AND Get to Know Anjali! ✨. Archived on 2021-07-22.
  22. Critical Role Newsletter (2021-07-22). Visit Tal'Dorei AND Get to Know Anjali! ✨. Archived on 2021-07-22.

Art:

  1. Official full-body portait of Fy'ra Rai, by Hannah Friederichs (source).  Permission needed.
  2. Fan art of Fy'ra Rai, by HeartofPack (source).  Used with permission.
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