Darkwind k'Sheyna is a Tayledras scout and mage, originally named Songwind. After an accident with the k'Sheyna heartstone that killed his mother, he discontinued use of his mage powers and joined the Clan's scouts. A friend of the gryphonsTreyvan and Hydona, he patrolled the borders of k'Sheyna's territory. When Elspeth was sent to the Tayledras for training, he discovered her on the outskirts of their lands. He began training her, and was later trained with her by the Healing Adept Firesong.
Darkwind followed Elspeth to Valdemar, and became the Tayledras envoy to the Valdemaran court. Along with Firesong, they snuck into Hardorn, fought Mornelithe Falconsbane and managed to defeat him, throwing him into the Void. With the help of Firesong and the Avatars, they freed An'desha. They also destroyed Ancar and Hulda, eliminating the immediate threat to Valdemar. After she renounced her claim to the throne, Darkwind and Elspeth married in the Tayledras fashion.
After their return, Elspeth founded a mage school as a fourth Collegium on the Palace grounds. As one of the founders, Darkwind was instrumental in training the new generation of Herald-Mages.
During the Mage Storms, he and Elspeth traveled to Shonar and worked with the new King of Hardorn, Tremane, to solve the problem of the Mage Storms.