As a dragonborn specialising in melee combat, Nathyra is very large compared to most humanoids - standing at 6'4'' and weighing nearly 300 pounds. She's extremely athletic and strong, and displays a surprising dexterity for her large size.
Mystan Nathyra was born in Silverymoon
in 1464 in a tavern. One of two children, she grew up with both of her parents in the wealthy Northbank district of the city. For the most part, her childhood was generally happy, having made several close friends as she grew up. During her teen years, she began regularly training with the Silverwatch. Even though her parents preferred she study and become their heiress, they either couldn’t or wouldn’t stop her from joining the Silverwatch when she was seventeen. Nathyra's size often gave her an advantage when dealing with the city's crooks.
After spending several years in the guard force, she left for the private sector. A mercenary company called ‘Raven’s Band’ scouted her out, personally recruiting her for their forces. While this was going on, her parents had made numerous poor financial decisions, leaving them in significant debt. Nathyra rose quickly through the ranks, becoming an officer after only three years. With her significant pay, she very quickly paid off a large portion of her parents’ debt - enough to keep them afloat. After eight years in Raven’s Band, she received an offer from Lord Ardentor Aial Vock Tal. He asked her to join him in the newly-constructed Ardent Keep, where she would receive the position of Marshal - and significant pay. She accepted, bidding farewell to her colleagues in Raven’s Band, and made her way to Ardent Keep, where she now resides.
Went to school in Silverymoon
Learned fighting and legal stuff from the Silverwatch
Baptism of fire
Believes she's been shunned by parents due to her choices
Mistakes she's made that have gotten her men killed
The greater good
Skilled with a longsword and shield
Building relations with non-warriors
Cooking (NEVER eat Nathyra's cooking)
Weapons of any kind
Armour of any kind
Cowards/people who put themselves before others
Talking with people for an extended time
Blunt in conversation
Bit of a brute/unaware of her size
Dwells on mistakes too much
Nathyra spent her early years in Silverymoon
, where she came to know many people in the city outside of her family. She also has extensive contacts within the Silverwatch guard, and writes to them regularly, giving advice. Nathyra spent several years as a captain in Raven's Band and maintains the ability to call upon them if needed. As the marshal of the Ardent
, Nathyra personally tests every prospective member, and as such knows almost every single member of the organisation on some level.
Prior to joining the Raven's Band, Nathyra lived in Silverymoon
with her parents, older brother, and extended family. They remain in the city, but her nephew Rhogar
requested to join the Ardent
with her - she obliged.
Follower of Bahamut
Not particularly well-spoke
Good leader, understands her troops
Leads from the front
Gets to know the people fighting alongside her
Can come across as very intimidating
Bit of a gentle giant when you get to know her
Very direct and blunt
Succinct, only says what she has to say without flowery language
Always has a military story to tell, the one thing she'll go on at length about
Much Cooler Nephew (Important)
Nathyra wasn't present for his birth and was being tutored and learning. She is his aunt and only older than him by eight years so a rivalry was formed between them, with Rhogar feeling the need to reach her achievements.
Nathyra has always prided herself on rejecting her parents' help, preferring to forge her own path. This includes money, as the dragonborn has amassed a fairly large sum through hard work and careful investment, approximately three thousand gold plus her expensive equipment.