- the Eberron novels.
Lei d'Cannith is an artificer for a team of ex-Cyran soldiers turned adventurers. She is secretly in love with the team's leader, Daine and she also considers the group's warforged ranger, Pierce, her brother.
A dragonmark heir, daughter of Aleisa and Talin d'Cannith. Lei studied the mystical arts in Sharn and Metrol. Like many young artificers, she chose to serve in the House Cannith support corps during the war. She served with the military forces of the five nations to maintain the warforged soldiers and weapons each nation had purchased from Cannith.
In 993 YK, her parents arranged for her betrothal to Lord Hadran d'Cannith, but Lei's father insisted that she serve term in the military before her marriage. Lei was assigned to the southern command of Cyre, where she served with Daine, Pierce and Jode d'Jorasco.
In 994 YK, she and her parents were excoriated after the Day of Mourning, her parents' excoriation being post-mortem. Lei was injured at Keldan Ridge in Cyre. It seems her troop was faced with an overwhelming force of unknown nationality. They were driven west into contested lands between Thrane and Breland, and that's the only reason Lei is still alive. On the Day of Mourning, she was outside Cyre, just beyond the effects of the disaster. She's one of the few people who actually saw the Mourning with her own eyes.
In 996 YK, she was excoriated from House Cannith; the reasons for this remain a mystery.
Powers & Abilities Edit
- When she concentrated, and time seemed to recede as her senses expanded. She could feel the layers of magic binding the myriad components of the warforged together, the mystical energies that gave the creature thought and motion. Since she was a child she had been taught to weave these webs, to create magical artifacts and bring life to the lifeless. She could do the opposite: simply fell apart, collapsing the warforged into a heap of metal and stone.