Played by Adrian Swartout, a female wilder elf ranger.
Ada is a player character played by Adrian Swartout. Adrian, feel free to embellish this page.
For Ada’s beliefs, instincts, and traits please refer to the Saratov PC BITs page.
Moxie, a Pealei Falcon, is Ada’s friend and campanion.
A bit about falcons from Earth: The Peregrine Falcon is often stated to be the fastest animal on the planet in its hunting dive, the stoop, which involves soaring to a great height and then diving steeply at speeds commonly said to be over 320 km/h (200 mph), and hitting one wing of its prey so as not to harm itself on impact. A study testing the flight physics of an “ideal falcon” found a theoretical speed limit at 400 km/h (250 mph) for low altitude flight and 625 km/h (390 mph) for high altitude flight. In 2005, Ken Franklin recorded a falcon stooping at a top speed of 389 km/h (242 mph).
Ada tells the story of how she meet Moxie
I came upon two men in the forest who had killed Moxie’s mother and father – she was only 3 months old – which is around when falcons become independent of their parents… They had captured Moxie and had her tethered by her leg to the ground next to her parents bodies and were laughing and torturing her with rocks shot from sling shots.
I crept up behind them without making a sound and from behind twisted one man’s head breaking it and killing him instantly – as he fell to the ground I pulled his knife from his belt, turned and gutted the other man from the stomach all the way to his collar bone. A faster death than either of them deserved. A creature with no regard for life forfeits it’s right to life, but in delivering the punishment there is no need for further suffering – even in the most vile of beings.
Moxie had a broken wing and was very frightened – I nursed her back to health and we’ve been best friend friends ever since – she has always been very wary of humans since then…
Falcons usually mate for life when there are between 1-2 years old and Moxie has chosen me as her partner – She’s 3 years old now.
Moxie is a Pealei falcon – which is the largest of the species… She’s almost 20 inches long with a wingspan of 44 inches.
Isn’t she striking?