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Dagmar Blair

One-Horned Bull

Written by Endrise

Dagmar Blair (a.k.a. One-Horned Bull)

Sure, I thought about removing the other horn... but one-horn sounds better than no-horn now does it?
— Dagmar

Dagmar Blair is a well-acclaimed Aurochian from the small coastal village of Berufell, a mere slave turned protector. After an attack of a Draugr the size which was never seen before, she earned her freedom and place in the settlement ever since.

Physical Description

General Physical Condition

As an Aurochian, Dagmar is a large and sturdy woman. Distinct by her one horn, she towers over people around her. Dressed in Nõrdman attire, many describe her as "imposing, but friendly".

Specialized Equipment

Dagmar knows how to handle many types of weapons, from bows to spears. Typically she prefers to fight using her double-ended spear, keeping a short blade for close encounters.

Mental characteristics

Personal history

Early Life & Enslavement

Dagmar remembers not that much of her past, only that she was born in a small coastal area in Roselia. Growing up as a child of a fisherman, her early life mostly consisted of cleaning fish and selling the catches of her father.

That was, at the age of 13, a Nõrdman fleet approached her town, raiding and burning it down to the ground. She and a few others survived the attack, being taken in as slaves.

Life in servitude

They used to treat me like cattle. Tugged me at the horns, eyeing me over, putting me in the fanciest clothes they could afford. All to be sold like some trophy to some rando to satisfy his twisted fantasies.
— Dagmar talking about her slave years

During her first years as slave, she got sold between many slave traders. The next few years had her move across Nõrdlann's frozen lands, switching hands every so often. Everything from concubine to heavy labour was her selling point. Any chance to flee ended up failure.

Eventually, she arrived at the small town of Berufell, where she was sold as a house servant to one of the families. As she matured, they realised her size and strength did not suit indoors help. So instead, she began helping with heavy labour outside.

Although her escape attempts still consisted, her treatment became more humane. Not only was she treated as part of the family, they also taught her how to hunt and fight on her own. She even had the chance to participate in a Forlog Veida for her 15th birthday.

The Draugr Attack

Around her 19th birthday, Dagmar witnessed something unlike anything seen before. From the depths of a sea, a Draugr arose, the size of which was unlike any seen before. The Undead made a straight line towards the village, causing alarms to be rang.

The bloated corpse cause a rampage unlike any seen before, quenching its bloodlust on the villagers. Dagmar tried to bring as many as possible to safety. However, she got caught by the Draugr, grabbed by the horn and tossed aside, breaking it off.

Either due to the sudden blood loss or the kick of adrenaline to her system, Dagmar's thoughts cleared up. Even though she had a chance to run, she instead grabbed the attention of the Draugr.

With the Undead focused on her, the went in an one-on-one battle with it. As people evacuated villagers away, she tackled and sliced into the living corpse, getting tossed around in the progress. But even as Dagmar got bruised and scarred, she kept fighting with all she had got.

In the final few blows, she broke its left calf, making it fall to the ground. And with a support beam of a broken house, crushed the skull of the Draugr, rendering it dead. Only moments later did she cave in, collapsing from her own wounds.

Recovery & Present Day

Days later, she woke up to the sight of her wounds bandaged and villagers thanking her for saving them. As an offer, she was given her freedom, alongside any reward she desired. Not knowing where to go, she decided to stay, as long as the Aurochian had her freedom and her own home.

As such, restorations to Berufell came along, with Dagmar getting a home of her own while she recovered. As a memorial, her broken horn got converted into a drinking horn. Nowadays, she became a respected inhabitant of the village, helping with the hunting of large prey.

Personality Characteristics

Likes & Dislikes

Likes

  • Deer meat
  • Poetry
  • Woodcarving

Dislikes

  • Slave traders
  • Height jokes
  • Belittling others
  • Wealth & Financial state

    While not filthy rich, Dagmar lives quite comfortable in Berufell. Not only does she have her own house, she has accumulated a small hoard of treasures from her hunts. From mounted heads of things she hunted to even some treasures she found during travels outside the village.

    Alignment
    Chaotic Good
    Current Location
    Species
    Ethnicity
    Honorary & Occupational Titles
    Draugr Slayer
    One-Horned Bull
    Year of Birth
    1157 AFE 27 Years old
    Current Residence
    Berufell
    Biological Sex
    Female
    Sexuality
    Bisexual
    Eyes
    Blue
    Skin Tone
    Pale
    Height
    7'4" | 2.24 m
    Weight
    280 lbs | 127 kg
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    Cover image: GoldGreen Set - Character Cover by Vertixico
    Character Portrait image: Dagmar Blair by Endrise

    Comments

    Author's Notes

    This article was made for the Hero's Journey Challenge.


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    17 Jan, 2021 22:33

    The horn as Memorial rather than memory. Nice little profile for a potentially interesting encounter.

    Sage Serukis
    Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull
    20 Jan, 2021 16:13

    Aw, I like her story. It sucks she had to deal with slavery though, but I'm glad she was in an much better space by the end. I like that her horn was turned into a drinking horn.

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