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Sniper minimap icon.png Kardel Sharpeye, the Sniper
Kardel Sharpeye was born deep in the mountains of Knollen where, since time immemorial, Keen Folk have survived by hunting the strange, cliff-dwelling steepstalkers above their village, shooting them from a distance and collecting the carcasses where they fell. Sharpeye was among the best of these strange mountain keens for whom projectile weapons are but another appendage, and to shoot is as natural as to touch.

On his day of summoning, when he was to gain full standing in his village, Sharpeye took the ancient test: a single shot from the valley floor to strike a beast down from the cliffs. To miss was to be dishonored. With his entire village standing vigil, Sharpeye took his shot. A steepstalker fell; the crowd cheered. But when the carcass was collected, the village grew silent, for the elders found that the bullet had pierced its glittering central eye then fallen to be clenched in the steepstalker's mandibles. This ominous sign was the literal opening of a dark prophecy, foretelling both greatness and exile for the gunman who made such a shot. Sharpeye the Sniper was thus, by his own skill, condemned to make his way apart from his people—and unwelcome back among them until he has fulfilled the remainder of the prophecy by attaining legendary stature on a field of battle.
Associated With
Heroes Snapfire minimap icon.png Snapfire
Races Keen
Factions Frosted Winds Tribe
Places Knollen
Characters Brag Sharpeye
Grandma Sharpeye
Species Steepstalkers
Triple-Tailed Howling Wolf
  • Kardel is a highland Keen, and knows how to design and construct his own firearms.[1]
  • Kardel can grow a full mustache in three days.[2]
  • Kardel looks down on bow users, believing that guns are the future.[3]
  • Kardel has had contact with the Frosted Winds Tribe.[4]
  • Kardel enjoys hunting mundane creatures like hare,[5] but also supernatural prey.[6]
  • Brag Sharpeye is Kardel's grandfather.[7] His grandmother is unnamed.[8] Kardel has inherited heirlooms from both.
  • Like other Keen, Kardel inherited a gun from his father, the Killstealer.[9]
  • Until Kardel makes the same perfect shot he did when he killed the Steepstalker, he cannot return to Knollen.[10]
  • Rigwarl hates Kardel, for the same reason he hates all Keen; he considers them small and weak.[11]
  • Kardel is particularly fond of Knollen's midsummer carnivals, especially its shooting gallery.[12]


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Enemies killing Sniper

Enemies dying to Sniper

Clockwerk moving to Sniper

Clockwerk attacking Sniper



  1. Gunslinger's Rifle description.
  2. Sharpshooter's Stache description.
  3. Sniper response: ▶️ Guns are the future, my friend!
  4. Spirit of the Howling Wolf Set
  5. The Hare Hunt Set
  6. Occultist's Pursuit.
  7. Grampa Sharpie's Shin Shooter description.
  8. Gramma Sharpie's Smokin' Rug description.
  9. Killstealer description.
  10. Assassinate description.
  11. Bristleback response: ▶️I hate keens.
  12. Full-Bore Bonanza description.
  13. Timbersaw response: ▶️ I don't know if you've heard, but she's back. Don't risk talking to her and you'll be fine.