Shivra Zar’Haelirin is a drow rogue and assassin, once the adventuring companion of Stravo Vangelis. Originally a drow priestess, she suffered a loss of faith and turned her back on her dark kin, forsaking the Underdark. She joined a group of adventurers in Hawksbridge, and did much good in attempting to destroy the evils that threatened the land. During the course of their adventuring, Shivra fell beneath the attacks of their opponents and instead of trying to save his friend, Stravo fled the battlefield.
It appears some unholy power, likely Lolth, has reanimated Shivra’s body. It is unsure whether any of Shivra’s true essence remains, although the returned Shivra seems to recognize her former bard companion. In addition to her formidable abilities as a rogue and assassin, Shivra has gained (or regained) some ability to channel destructive spells.
After the initial battle with Stravo Vangelis and his new adventuring company, Shivra managed to escape. It is unknown if she will return, but given the depth of the hatred she seems to have shown, it is likely she will continue to stalk her former ally until she is finally killed, or he is slain.