Brightwing was a female griffon, linked to the warmage Aoth Fezim[1].


Brightwing is 9 feet (2.7 meters) long. Like all griffons, she had a lion's body and the wings, forelegs, and head of an eagle. She had scarlet eyes.[2]

She was named Brightwing because even as a cub her feathers had been a lighter shade of gold than normal. Though her beak and throat were not made for articulating human speech, she could communicate with Aoth, who understood her clacks and squawks.[2] Aoth magically enhanced her stamina and intelligence, making her a formidable foe.[3] Brightwing loved horseflesh for feed.[4]


Brightwing almost died in 1384 DR during the war of Thay, impaled by the sword of one of Szass Tam's undead champions.[5]