Commander Kyave Din'El (a.k.a. The Stoic) (She/Her)
Kyave Din'El (Kih-jah-veh) was a Khamadian senior officer, serving the Da'Goeva family. She's a decorated soldier with infallible loyalty and sense of duty. She has been serving as the military commander of Khamad's outpost, Nabak, on Celenia.
"I don't understand your obsession with high-heeled shoes. They're impractical, give you poor balance, you cannot run in them and they compromise your stance. Why do you insist on wearing them?"
Kyave is a woman who lives and breathes duty. She is a soldier first and foremost, everything else is secondary. She is the stereotype of a vindral personified; stoic, emotionally detached, blunt and efficient. The commander is a no-nonsense, humorless, ice-queen who would never have a drink with her men or be found gambling in the tavern. In spite of this, she is greatly respected by most everyone because of her honor and achievements. Even before her promotion to commander, she was a decorated war-veteran, primarily fighting chatalan raiders on the western border of Khamad. Because of her extensive experience, she expects a lot of her subordinates and is not fond of young upstarts trying to prove themselves, or impress her.
Loyalty is important to Commander Din'El and she would rather die than betray her lord, or even fail in her duty. For this reason she distrusts mercenaries, who she believes are only loyal to coin, rather than duty.
Kyave is of average height for vindral, which belies her combat prowess. Vindral are traditionally looked down upon as soldiers because of their meager size and strength. She keeps a proud posture and walks with confidence. Her hair is bright amber and tied in a tight knot at the back of her head. No one has ever seen her out of uniform, although there are those who claim they have, but even at banquets among the nobility, she still wears her well-worn soldier garb. Despite her lack of interest in everything fancy or romantic, she is a beautiful woman, blessed with rare alabaster skin. Alabaster white skin is a rare, but sought-after, condition among vindral, and it contrasts beautifully with their azure blue-within-blue eyes.
Skills and Abilities
Commander Kyave is an exceptionally skilled melee fighter, both in single combat and on the battlefield. She is an accomplished tactician with several years of successful service in the homeland. Her family trained her, starting at an early age, like tradition demands. The Din'El family leans on the traditional side of honor and combat, reminiscent of Irdárian values and her training was not neglected. They pressured her to get into military service and she gladly pursued that career.
The only one she would consider her friend is Lieutenant Marek Tyving, her assistant.
Commander Din'el was slain in battle, defending Nabak from the 529 invasion of Shadebeasts. She commanded the Nabakian militia and successfully pushed the shadebeasts back through their Mist Portal and held bravely against the hordes in the crystal cavern, but was eventually overrun and killed.
She was memorialized with an alabaster statue on the town square in Nabak in 531.