Species: Snowy Owl (Nyctea scandiaca)
Gender: Male
Family and Relatives: N/A
Book Appearances
Appears in: The Burning
Legendary blacksmith of the Northern Kingdoms
Orf is a male Snowy Owl, or Nyctea scandiaca, and legendary blacksmith of Dark Fowl Island and is rumored to have firesight. He is mentioned many times during the series but his species is never mentioned and it remains unknown.

During the War of the Ice Claws he made weapons for the Kielian League, most notably the legendary battle claws first worn by Lyze of Kiel and later Soren. He also was the mentor of the rogue smith of Silverveil, Thora Plonk.

Before the Battle of the Burning when the chaw of chaws was in the Northern Kingdoms gaining allies and learning about war, he participated in their training.

In the Books

The Rise of Legend- Orf gave Lyze and Moss their first battle claws. He later took Thora as his aprentice.


  • Orf was said to be  snowy owl, but in The Rise of a Legend, he is a great gray.