known simply as "grandmother" to most of the Swiftwing elves
Hongsi is the owner of the caravanserai, The Double Dip. Her son Hiyonwa Swiftwing runs it on her behalf. She stays largely out of sight, allowing her staff to run the business while she deals with the local Swiftwing community as one of their elders, or Learned Ones.
Her primary motivation is to protect Swiftwing interests in Ripple Ridge.