Khala Kono, elf rogue

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Khala Kono, elf rogue

Post  Halinu on Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:49 pm

Name: Khala Kono [ kaa-la koh-noh ]
Gender: Female
Race: Elf
Age: 27
Birth place: Minrathous, Tevinter

Theme song: Slipknot - Vermillion

Hair colour: Blonde
Eye colour: Grey
Physical description: Khala is slender with toned muscles from long hours of working with rigging and practicing her swordplay. She's 5'3" and prefers to garb herself in leather armour. Her long blonde hair is usually kept away from her face in pony tails or plaits. At her side, she wears her sheathed rapier-styled blade, Mercy.




Class: Rogue
Specialisation: Duelist, Bard
Prominent skills/spells: Incredible accuracy, light-footed, very quick and adept with slender blades, and languages
Occupation: First Mate to Captain Sidian of Maedra's Wrath

Biography: Khala was born into captivity in Tevinter. One of the lesser lordlings had impregnated her mother, a slave to a Magister. She grew up in pitiable circumstances: never a stranger to the whip, starvation or other horrid, magical cruelties. When she was fourteen, her master fell on hard times and lost favour with other more powerful Magisters. He ended up selling many of his slaves, including Khala, to a slave trader. Lost and meek, Khala accepted her fate and she and hundreds of other elf slaves were packed into a ship and sailed to other parts of Thedas to be sold to wealthy prominent figures.

One night, several months at sea, the slaver's ship was attacked by pirates. The slavers were murdered and the slaves freed. Without direction, Khala offered her services aboard the Maedra as a scullery maid. Ironically, the pirates treated her much better than her master had. She was shown kindness and compassion; something she had seen little of in her brutal life.

When she was eighteen, she moved onto the ship Maedra's Wrath, captained by Sidian, son of Silas, who had captained the Maedra. Captain Sidian took an interest in the timid girl due to her fluency in Tevinter. While they were docked, Sidian often relied on the slender, inconspicuous girl to acquire intel and targets. Since she had spent her life serving others, she could read the body language and tone of others and catch them in their lies.

Over the next nine years, Khala honed her abilities and found her place within the crew proper of the Maedra's Wrath. She was taught how to use a sword by an Antivan named Little Rarke and practiced while ashore and out to sea. She rose in the ranks to become the First Mate to Sidian, often accompanying him on raids and trade deals. The fleet under the Maedra were almost honourable pirates, as far as scalleywags can go. They freed slaves when they could and generally preyed on the wealthy corrupt merchants who favoured the Tevinter coasts.

On the Maedra's Wrath, Khala found herself and her confidence. She was quick, smart and didn't get in the way. She was useful and learned easily. The crew came to value her and her abilities.

Personality: If her mother met her on the street now, she wouldn't recognise Khala. Her time with the pirates heralded an extreme change in the young woman. Khala is brash and confident to the point of arrogance at times. She no longer feels like a second class citizen and becomes furious when someone under estimates her. She is not shy and can be vulgar at times, as she has acquired her manners from other pirates. (Though Sidian tends to be more polite than others.) When it's required of her, Khala will adopt a quiet, meek persona to throw others off-guard.

Strengths: She is very sure-footed and light on her feet from her time at sea. She is fluent in both the common tongue and Tevinter. She can also drink most people under the table, despite her slight frame. Perhaps her most valuable strength is her ability to charm and fool others. She can tell a tall tale and have everyone in the tavern hanging on her words.

Weaknesses: Khala has an intense fear of magic. She avoids it like the plague, even in healing circumstances. She refuses to talk about her time as a slave and it can only be assumed that she was subjected to magical torment. When she encounters magic, she will often break into hysterics and flee. Khala is also very hot-headed and easily baited. She sees taunts as a challenge and will go to great lengths to prove herself worthy to others.

Weapon: Khala's primary weapon is a slender rapier blade named Mercy. Its hilt is a tarnished silver with looping embellishments. She only removes Mercy when she bathes and is known even to sleep clutching the scabbard. She was gifted the blade by First Mate Little Rarke of the Maedra's Wrath, shortly before he was killed in a raid. Khala wields Mercy with her right hand.




Roleplays
First Strike (Completed)
{ With Ezrae Talresh, Ser Taunry }
She only wanted to pay her respects, but instead, Khala is caught in a horrible tragedy.

The Dark West Road (Completed)
{ With Petra Pluvia Eirheart, Ser Taunry, Ezrae Talresh, Tempest Adagio }
On the trail of the captured apostate, Khala happens upon the remnants of a bloody battle.

Stewing in the Pit (Ongoing)
{ With Samuel Wallace, Brandyn }
Khala follows Brandyn to Aeonar so that she might question Samuel herself.


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Re: Khala Kono, elf rogue

Post  Halinu on Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:45 pm

APPROVED! ... Unless anyone has any concerns. :]
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Re: Khala Kono, elf rogue

Post  Krios on Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:19 am

I would just like to say well done on your history. Very nice background story.
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Re: Khala Kono, elf rogue

Post  Faelni on Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:36 am

Competition...

I'll drink you under the table girl! XD
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Re: Khala Kono, elf rogue

Post  Halinu on Sat Sep 17, 2011 12:39 pm

Thank you, Krios! And time will tell, Faelni. >:D
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