The Khinerai Heartrenders sweep out of the skies, dark streaks that cut swiftly through low clouds. With streams of vapour still clinging to their bodies, the winged aelves pull up, using their forward momentum to help launch cruelly barbed javelins with great force. These spike-ridden spears travel with such velocity that they can skewer both a mounted warrior and their steed, and still maintain enough impetus to embed themselves deep into the ground. Should a tempting enough target present itself, however, the Heartrenders will forgive their missile assault and dive straight into combat.
Tucking their wings close, the Khinerai known as Lifetakers plummet down at high speeds. At the last moment they spread their leathery pinions, snapping their descent as they swing their sickle-blades with maximum force. Foes that survive this devastating assault can strike back, but the Lifetakers are masters at turning their heartpiercer shields to not only parry blows but to puncture organs. Even as nearby enemies rally to pin the Lifetakers in combat, they rise above the melee in a flurry of beating wings, looking for the next target. For such unfortunates, the last thing they will hear is a sudden rush of wind before the Lifetakers’ deadly assault reaps its toll.