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Shaylen

Character created by Rhiannon Hancock

Shaylen Ignatiasdottir Ohmseer

Not knowing what lies before her, Shaylen took her first step away from the tribe. The Kattegat had been her life. Always on the move, always traveling, and taking their services wherever they could. Wandering would be nothing new. As for wandering without a destination though, that was a whole other story. This was something new for Shaylen. Scary, but she knew she had to do it. She needed to find her own path away from the safety of the tribe. Her mother, Ignatia, encouraged this. Shaylen knew that she'd be fine. All the training her mother had taught her, as well as all the training from Cahtemeck. She looked behind her one more time at the life she'd be leaving behind. Ignatia stood at the edge of the camp with several others who had come to see her off. Raising her hand, Ignatia waved one final goodbye to her daughter and Shaylen returned it. Turning to face the vast openness in front of her, it was time to take on this brave new world...

Physical Description

General Physical Condition

Shaylen is pretty physically fit. A life on the road among the Kattegat Tribe has kept her in an active and healthy state.

Special abilities

  • Rage
  • Unarmored Defense
  • Reckless Attack
  • Danger Sense
  • Totem Warrior: Griffin
  • Darkvision
  • Fey Ancestry

Mental characteristics

Personal history

Shaylen grew up with the wandering nomadic tribe of people known as the Kattegat. They hunt, forage, trade, and bring their services to anyone who might require them. The life of a Kattegat tribesman or woman is one that is always on the move and never in one place for too long. Growing up, Shaylen had a stable group of friends and when she was old enough to hold a sword, her mother Ignatia made sure she knew how to use one. Shaylen went to the school with the other children to learn how to read and write. On top of that, Ignatia taught Shaylen the ways of the Skofnung Runes, since the Skofnung Isles were the homeland of her mother. Besides the runes, Ignatia made even more sure that Shaylen knew how to speak Elvish. This wasn't impossible since there were many elves and half-elves like Shaylen within the tribe. Shaylen knew that she was a half-elf and when asking her mother about who her father was, Ignatia would never tell her much. As Shaylen got older, she figured that her father might've been some prissy in-keep or a quiet farmer who didn't want to break his wife's heart. Every year on her birthday, Shaylen was given a bead by her mother, and when asked about where she found them, Ignatia would put her finger to her lips and say that it was a secret. Shaylen proved to be quite skilled with a sword, and even though this was the case, Shaylen took a particular liking to the glaive. Switching her attention to this weapon, Shaylen studied under a master within the tribe known as Cahtemeck, who was from the southern continent of Gondwana. Shaylen had always taken a liking to the wildlands and would run off with her friends to try and find monsters. Ignatia took note of this, and began to teach her daughter the ways of the Spirit Walker. Always being an adventurous spirit, Shaylen told her mother that she wished to leave the Kattegat and explore the world outside the confines of the tribe. Ignatia supported her daughters decision, knowing that she'd find her own way as she once did. As a parting gift, Ignatia gave Shaylen a necklace formed from all the beads that she had given her over the years. Putting the beads on her glaive, Shaylen set out to find her own way.

Education

Educated among the Kattegat Tribe

Morality & Philosophy

Shaylen has always marched to the beat of her own drum. She has a very steady moral center that she's grounded and takes strength in. She's always ready to lend a helping hand, but she isn't naive about it. She will follow her heart and do what she thinks is right and doesn't care what anyone else thinks.

Personality Characteristics

Motivation

Shaylen is driven by a wanderlust to travel and see the world. Even though she kind of already achieved this by being born into the nomadic Kattegat Tribe, she wishes to seek life for herself outside of the confines of her society.

Savvies & Ineptitudes

  • Proficient in light & medium armor
  • Shields
  • Simple & Martial weapons
  • Can play the lyre

Virtues & Personality perks

Driven, Patient, Down-to-Earth, Friendly

Vices & Personality flaws

Tends to wander off sometimes without telling anyone

Social

Contacts & Relations

Allies:

  • Kuonrad
  • Agnes
  • Wendel
  • Vladimir

Family Ties

Ignatia Ohmseer: Mother

Religious Views

Shaylen doesn't really adhere to any gods or tenets of faith. She grew up sort of believing and learning about them, but when one of her childhood friends died from a respiratory disease she had, had her whole life, Shaylen ultimately abandoned believing in the gods all together.

Species
Half-Elf
Ethnicity
W├Ągemunding
Year of Birth
1281 (53 years old)
Biological Sex
Female
Sexuality
Bisexual
Eyes
Green
Hair
Brown/Blonde (more blonde in the spring and summer)
Height
5'8"
Weight
155 lbs.
Known Languages
  • Common
  • Skofnung
  • Elvish
  • Dwarvish

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