Little is known about Strikewing except that he was Lord Arcneck's ancestor. He was the commander of the Swans during the first Raven War and he defeated the Ravens and drove them out of Swan Isle. He also accepted the terms that the ravens might return if they had a Silver Prince. He and the rest of the swans knew that it was not possible because a feather cannot be silver, only gray. However the terms of his treaty led to the Archraven attacking Swan Isle after his son had gray feathers on his wings that seem to shine silver in the sunlight.