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Species: Snowy Owl (Nyctea scandiaca) or Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa)
Gender: Male
Family and Relatives: N/A
Book Appearances
Appears in: The Burning, The Rise of a Legend
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 comes from a long line of ancestors with a seemingly natural intricate understanding of metalworking and ice weapons.

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.


The Rise of a Legend

Orf is first introduced when Lyze and Moss went on their first flight to Dark Fowl Island, where he gave them their first battle claws. He later took Thora as his apprentice, after he was rescued by her, Lyze, and their friends when he was owlknapped by members of the Ice Talon League.

The Burning

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. 


  • Orf was originally said to be a Snowy Owl, but in The Rise of a Legend, he is a Great Gray Owl.
  • For some reason Twilight calls him a "rogue smith" in The Burning, despite him being aligned with the Kielian League in The Rise of a Legend.