Chaeli - Human-Hating Dalish May 31, 2011 15:22:12 GMT -5
Post by The Maker on May 31, 2011 15:22:12 GMT -5
Account Name: chaeli
Display Name: Chaeli
Character Full Name: Chaeli Haheniel
Race: Dalish Elf
Birthplace: Brecilian Forest
Marital status: single
Occupation(s): highwayman, bandit
Hair: Red, long hair that is kept tied back away from her face. She does this to avoid having her peripheral vision cut off while she is fighting.
Eyes: Chaeli's eyes are green.
Other: She has a long scar along one leg. It has been healed, but the mark is still quite obvious.
Weapons: Ironbark round shield and Whitewood longsword. Both the shield and sword are well cared-for.
Usual Garments/Armor: She wears a full set of dalish armor in reinforced leather. In colder weather, she wears furs over that.
Inventory: Chaeli keeps extra furs and dried fruits and meats in her pack, along with elfroot for chewing. When she comes across a Dalish clan, she will go in and obtain fresh bandages and health poultices as well. She keeps armor and weapon maintenance supplies in her pack as well, and also trap-making supplies to catch food for herself.
Basic Skill(s): Chaeli can cook a little and hunts with traps. Being raised as a Dalish elf, she also can survive on her own for extended periods of time.
Trade Skill(s): Chaeli was trained as a Dalish warrior, so she is proficient enough with a sword and shield to be a mercenary if she so chose. She also could make a living as a fur trapper.
In-Game Skill(s): Survival, Improved Survival, Expert Survival, Trap-making, Improved Trap-making, Expert Trap-making, Combat Training, Improved Combat Training
Sustained Abilities: Threaten, Precise Striking, Shield Defense, Shield Cover
Passive Abilities: Powerful, Bravery, Shield Block, Shield Balance
Activated Abilities: Taunt, Shield Bash, Shield Pummel, Overpower
Chaeli holds much anger, particularly toward humans. She has heard many stories over the years, of injustices done to the Dalish, of the slavery that was rampant. All of it angers her beyond reason. She feels that her people should be free to do as they like, to live free lives without fear of bullying and oppression by the humans, and she will not rest until justice has been wrought against them.
She views humans as the enemy, but she also holds no love for elves who continue to live in cities and reinforce the idea that humans are their masters. It might not be called slavery any more, but to Chaeli there is no difference. To her mind, 'flat-ears' are just as untrustworthy as their shemlen masters becaues they accept their downtrodden position instead of fighting it.
Chaeli was born to Zathrian's clan while they were passing through the Brecilian forest. She trained as a clan warrior and as she grew up, she learned how the shemlen had wronged the Dalish time and again. She took those lessons to heart, and their rare interactions with humans only reinforced these lessons.
When Chaeli came of age, she hunted and brought down a large bear. She keeps the pelt from it to show her pride in her skills. Her vallaslin cause her similar pride, as does the scar on her leg she obtained from the incident.
When the Blight started, the clan came to the Brecilian Forest. When the hunters were attacked by werewolves, and when the warriors were sent out to try to counter the attacks, they found their numbers decimated. Chaeli had been relatively lucky on her excursions, but her parents did not fare as well. Chaeli was devastated by the loss of her parents and found herself closing off from her clanmates while she tried to deal with her grief. More losses occurred, and she found that many of the clanmates she respected and liked were forever lost to the werewolf curse. Keeper Zathrian was working hard to try to keep the clan together, and she vowed to do everything in her power to help him, as he was so old and wise.
Then, the Warden came, with his treaties and his request for help, and Zathrian asked him to kill the werewolves so that the Dalish would be able to honor their treaty with the Grey Wardens. But after the Warden left, Zathrian followed. Chaeli thought it was to make sure the Warden held up his side of the bargain, which was smart in her mind. When the Warden returned without their keeper and a story about how Zathrian had died, Chaeli was furious. Zathrian had been alive for hundreds of years and had fought against humans' tyranny, had brought them to justice, and this shemlen decided that Zathrian should suffer as a result? When Lanaya decided to honor the Grey Wardens' treaty anyway, Chaeli packed her things and left the clan. She wanted nothing to do with their new keeper's weakness in allowing the shem who had killed Zathrian to live. Siding with a human? She could not abide by that decision.
She began wandering alone, and every time she came across small groups of humans in the forests or traveling alone on the road, she took her wrath out on them. She decided that she would continue to mete out justice against the humans, for all the injustices they had brought against her race, and even though she was only one elf, she would see retribution one human at a time if she had to. She hoped that she would eventually inspire other elves to take up arms against the oppressors and see Dalish pride restored.