Valkyries are female, armor-clad mounted warriors who escort the souls of fallen mortal warriors to the heavens. They wield either swords or spears and their mounts gallop on the winds.
In recent times, Valkyries have been seen fighting on the battlefields on the side of good. It is speculated that the sudden appearance of the Undead in the realm of the living has prompted the Valkyries to come forth and dispatch these lost souls back from whence they came. Yet, Valkyries have been seen fighting other evil beings--perhaps in response to these beings' dishonorable tactics on the battlefield and the undue deaths they have delivered to honorable men.
The connection between the Highmen and the Valkyrie is unknown, save that both races are interested in the well-being and destination of the soul.