Kahvi is chief of the Go-Backs, a warrior and a huntress. She leads the Go-Backs in their attempts to regain the Palace of the High Ones. She is the mother of Vaya, Venka, Teir, and likely other, unnamed children.
Kahvi's parentage is uncertain. Willowgreen, Kahvi's mother, was Two-Spear's lifemate, but she later recognized Graywolf. Therefore although Kahvi is treated as Two-Spear's daughter, her father might be Graywolf.
Kahvi is the fiery, often absent leader of the Go-Backs. As revealed to her during the Egg-induced Dream Hunt, she is the child of the Wolfrider chief Two-Spear. She spent hundreds of years in suspended animation in a magical pool of water and has only recently learned of her true heritage. Extremely stubborn and quick to anger, she is nevertheless a decisive and aggressive leader.
Her mistrust of "fish-poking" magic, however, didn't keep her from being attracted to Rayek and becoming his lovemate. But as usual with Kahvi there was an ulterior motive. After carrying his child for two years, she told him a deliberate lie that the cub had died at birth. The cub, Venka, had indeed lived and was indeed Rayek's. Considering how much Kahvi hates farewells, she has left the Go-Backs countless times, her thirst for trophies and prizes for the lodge unquenchable. She sought the Palace of the High Ones, the Little Palace, the Egg of Six Spheres, and even a cub from Cutter. In the end, she embraced her Wolfrider heritage and bonded with a wolf. Kahvi's known history ends here. After the Djun's War, Venka, Aroree and Two-Edge set out to find her - if she still lives.