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Riki minimap icon.png Riki, the Stealth Assassin
Riki was born middle child to the great dynasty of Tahlin. With an older brother groomed for the throne, and a younger brother coddled and kept, Riki, the small middle son, seemed born for the art of invisibility. It was an art he cultivated, and one which ultimately saved his life on the night that his people were betrayed and his family slaughtered. Of all the royal line, he alone escaped—small and agile, unassuming, using smoke as cover. He cut his way out of the royal grounds, using the advantage of surprise, quietly slitting the throats of one enemy warrior after another. Now free of his royal responsibilities, Riki uses his talents in service to a new trade: Stealth Assassin. He silences his enemies, sharpening his skills, hoping to one day take revenge on those who killed his family and robbed him of his birthright.
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Associated with
Heroes Dark Willow minimap icon.png Dark Willow
Factions House of Tahlin
Tahlin Watch
Bladebreaker Order
Jasper Circle
Characters Lorlin Lasan
Items Sange and Yasha icon.png Sange and Yasha
  • Before escaping the royal grounds, Riki took one of the daggers used to kill his father. He now uses it on his foes.[1]
  • Riki disguised himself as a member of the royal Tahlin Watch in order to make his escape.[2]
  • Riki has his mother's (the queen) damaged crown in his possession.[3]
  • Riki takes contracts, but does not give refunds.[4]
  • Riki owns the ancestral daggers of his house.[5]
  • Riki may be a member of the Bladebreaker Order.
  • Riki's unnamed homeland is known for its fragrant spices.[6]

The Jasper Circle[]

Along with Mireska, Riki once associated with the Jasper Circle. He has likely joined the association, while Mireska decided to go her separate ways.[7] Because of this, Mireska feels they have become estranged.[8] Riki is familiar with Lorlin Lasan, another member of the Jasper Circle.[9]

Friendships and rivalries[]

  • Pudge once said something about Riki, possibly while he was invisible, and is now embarrassed about it.[10]

Allies meeting Riki

Enemies meeting Riki

Enemies killing Riki

Slardar revealing Riki



  1. Tahlin Occult Dagger - Off-Hand description.
  2. Bracer of the Tahlin Watch description.
  3. Curse of the Highborn description.
  4. Riki response: ▶️ It says right in my contract, no refunds.
  5. Golden Shadow Masquerade description.
  6. Pangolier response: ▶️ I thought I smelled the spices of your lands, Riki.
  7. Dark Willow response: ▶️ You made your choice Riki, and I made mine.
  8. Dark Willow response: ▶️ We could've been friends, Riki.
  9. Dark Willow response: ▶️ How's Lasan doing?
  10. Feast of Abscession response: ▶️ Heh heh heh. I'm embarrassed about what I said, Riki.