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::* "Likes her drink, that one! When she's not out with them 'venturers, she can usually be found in the pub."
 
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::* "Don't bother, lad. That lass has a different suitor every sun of the week, but never takes a one of 'em to bed."
 
::* "Don't bother, lad. That lass has a different suitor every sun of the week, but never takes a one of 'em to bed."
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Revision as of 14:55, 15 July 2014

 
Brynhilde Wulf
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'The secret to a life without fear is ever being ready to die.'
Gender Female
Race Hyur
Clan Highlander
Citizenship Ala Mhigan refugee
Place of birth Ala Mhigo
Age 39
Sexuality Bisexual
Marital Status In Mourning
Build Athletic
Server Balmung

((Last major update: 5th May 2014))

Free Paladin, sword-for-hire, wilds walker. On first impression, Brynhilde is your average adventurer; skilled in battle, living for the moment, and concerned only with survival and worldly pleasures.

However, this Highlander is more than she seems. Disgraced Ala Mhigan noble and ex-Resistance fighter, Brynhilde lives life under a false identity, ever seeking to stay one step ahead of the Garlean Empire's terrible vengeance.


Recent Events

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Character

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Eyes Hair Skin Body Type Voice
Icy blue. Auburn; shoulder-length. Waved. Pale, lightly freckled. Athletic, toned, strong. Soft, unhurried. Light accent.
Bearing Notable Features Alignment Element Nameday
Dignified, graceful. None. Type 2 Chaotic Good.[1] Fire 22nd Sun of the First Astral Moon, 1539


Brynhilde stands at 6 fulms, 1 ilm tall, with long, slender limbs and neck. She has the archetypal developed musculature of the Highlander woman, while keeping the feminine body shape.

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Bryn has a slim face, with a very fine nose, full lips and thick brows. She has porcelain-pale skin, with light freckling across her nose, cheeks and shoulders. As such, she burns very easily and tries to avoid extended periods in the sun.

Her eyes are a very pale, sky blue. She keeps them lined with brown kohl, as the contrast brings out their colour.

Her hair is quite thick, and she usually keeps it neatly tied. It is of a rich auburn colour, but appears copper under sunlight. It has a natural wave to it, and when worn loose reaches just to the top of her shoulder blades.

A good look at her reveals that Bryn takes greater pride in her personal appearance than your average adventurer. When not in her armour (which, although well-worn and showing signs of use in battle and wear in the field, is clearly well-maintained), she chooses light, often feminine attire. She has a curiously good eye for colour and her fingernails are oddly well-kept for an adventurer. She wears a pleasant lavender fragrance, and often applies a light gloss to her lips.

Bryn has no tattoos, but a few fine scars on her hands and arms. She does, however, have some significant scarring on her torso. She has two piercings in either earlobe, and wears simple silver studs in them.

Brynhilde's voice is smooth and somewhat breathy. She has a slight Highlander (closest to Scottish) accent and dialect, and a tendency to roll her R's. But her accent is oddly changeable. If she is caught speaking to herself when others aren't about, the dialect and accent seem to drop. This can also happen when she is stressed or upset.

She maintains good posture, typically keeping her head held high and back straight, accentuating her already considerable height as a Highlander. At rest, her expression is often stern or impassive. If she wasn't so quick to smile, she’d easily come across as haughty.


Personality

PRIMARY MOTIVATOR Beneficence Sense of Humor Jokey
Emotional Disposition Calm SEXUALITY
Moodiness Even-tempered Sexual Orientation Bisexual
CORE TRAITS Libido Healthy
Outlook Realistic Sexual Expressiveness Modest
Integrity Pragmatic Sexual Expressive Style Romantic
Impulsiveness Spontaneous Openness to sexual experience Low
Boldness Courageous Promiscuousness Low
Flexibility Stubborn RELIGION & SPIRITUALITY
Affinity Altruistic Affiliation/Adherence Solitary
Comportment Agreeable Tolerance Tolerant
Interactivity Engaging Expression of beliefs Rarely
Disclosure Closed Converting others Never
Conformity Rebellious Attitude Irreverent
Topics of Conversation Adventure; hobbies; animals; jokes
Quirks, Habits, & Oddities lip-chewing; substance use; insomnia; pacing; singing
Hobbies & Enjoyments Drinking; calligraphy; smoking
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Strengths

Bryn, despite surface impressions, is a woman of intense feeling. She is deeply compassionate, and fervently loyal to friends and family. She is very principled, has a tendency to consider the needs of the group above her own, and can be relied on to take up responsibility and leadership if it is necessary. She will willingly do what others won’t, if she believes it is for the best. She is determined to the extreme; once she has decided on a course of action, naught will keep her from her goal.

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With her calm, confident demeanour and tendency to be decisive and assertive, Bryn is a natural leader. While she does not actively seek to lead, she is comfortable being the one others turn to for guidance.

Although she always desired a family, Bryn's devotion to the resistance kept her from ever having children of her own. Perhaps as a result, and owing to her qualities of being 'the protector' type, Bryn has a mothering side to her. She likes to take care of those around her, be it through making sure they're fed a decent meal, or through offering a sympathetic ear.

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Having spent her younger years in Ala Mhigo's noble courts, Bryn is adept in charm and flattery, and will happily employ both to her advantage in social situations. Bryn has been known to use her skill in diplomacy to smooth over difficult social situations, to great effect. She can sometimes come across as rather flirtatious, although she rarely has genuine romantic intentions.

Flaws

Her desire to protect those around her, coupled with her ‘bigger picture’ views, can make her very self-destructive and reckless. She is a martyr, with little regard for her own safety and happiness. Her principles can make her arrogant and overly-righteous at times, to the point where she has difficulty perceiving other views and shades of moral grey. As a result, she can be prone to extremism.

Years spent in the militarized environment of the Ala Mhigan resistance have left Bryn with a measure of distaste for authority, rules and rigid social structures. She cares for laws only insofar as they serve toward achieving moral ends. As soon as she perceives them as having become a hindrance to those ends, Bryn swiftly abandons them in favour of her own moral code. This can make her something of a wildcard.

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Bryn can be overly-proud, sometimes to the point of arrogance, and is often loathe to reveal anything about herself which she feels could make her vulnerable. She has a strong desire to maintain control at all times, both of herself and her environment, and sometimes unfortunately of the people in her life, too. Her desire to control the situations she finds herself in can sometimes necessitate dishonesty.

Although it is a difficult thing to provoke her into anger, her temper is explosive when lost. It takes a lot to drag Bryn into an argument. Once there, however, she digs her heels in and doesn't yield. She’s not entirely above a shouting match if the argument is regarding something she feels passionately about. But generally she prefers to avoid conflict whenever she can. Insults have little effect on her; the quickest way to witness her temper is to attack those she cares for.

Romance

Being the guarded character that she is, Bryn does not grow close to others quickly. A potential lover would need to be willing to invest the time and energy needed to get her to lower her defences before there could be any chance for intimacy. Trust is a big issue for Brynhilde and she is also keenly aware that, owing to her history, allowing others to get close to her may put them at risk of harm.

In others she respects the qualities of strength, virtue and courage. Her partner would need to be a person who is non-judgemental and compassionate. She is put off by lecherous behaviour and empty flattery.

Bryn recognises that she seems to be equally attracted to both men and women.



In the year 1577, Brynhilde met and fell in love with the Hellsguard warrior, Striding Oak. The two shared a loving, tender relationship and were inseparable; Bryn considered Oak her soulmate. But after Oak's sudden disappearance a moon before, the Third Astral Moon of 1578 brought with it the news of Oak's tragic death in the highlands of Coerthas. Brynhilde was not permitted to attend the burial in Abalathia on account of her non-Hellsguard heritage, so she returned to Thanalan. Heartbroken over the loss of her first and only love, Brynhilde entered into a period of mourning and has since sworn never to love another.

Combat

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In battle Brynhilde favours the sword and shield, and prefers a longer blade to the shortsword or gladius. She is swift in battle and possessing of remarkable grace, fighting with a dancing, flourishing style of swordplay rarely seen among adventurers. She tends toward a more defensive stance, and most often on the battlefield can be found with shield raised, stood between her comrades and that which would harm them.

In combat, Bryn wears a combination of plate, chain and leather. The heavy plate she wears to guard her torso against the inevitable blows she endures as a defender, as well as to guard her sword-arm. She wears the lighter chain on her legs to preserve mobility, and the leather on her gauntlets and greaves to maintain flexibility.

She has incredible staying power; although she may have suffered heavy blows and her body screams with fatigue, she will fight until either her foe is defeated, or she is overwhelmed. Pain seems to have little effect on her.

After many moons of intense practice and study, Brynhilde has achieved a greater mastery of curative magic. As she continues to improve, she seeks ways to utilise her spells in close-quarters battle, so as to better defend and protect her allies.

Although rarely employed, Brynhilde has an understanding of the basic functioning of magitek small arms and improvised explosives.

If given the choice, however, Bryn would rather not fight at all. Although not a pacifist, she detests senseless violence. Regardless, she is often dragged into battle to protect others. Most often, this is foolhardy young adventurers.


Occupation, skills and pastimes

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"I was born under th' sign of th' Goddess of war. My people followed th' God of destruction. All I ever wanted was tae raise Chocobos."



Adventurer, freelance Paladin, vagabond and help-for-hire. Bryn doesn't call herself a mercenary. She is very selective about the jobs she picks up, often agreeing to them only if there has been a severe moral wrong committed that needs redressing. As such, she has built up a modest reputation in Limsa Lominsa and Ul’dah as a reliable person who deals fairly and honourably with those she works with. She has a marked concern for the underdog and the downtrodden.

Bryn loves to ride, and she and her chocobo, Astridr, typically cover several malms every day. She finds a measure of peace in travelling, in cooking and reading, and sometimes in writing. She loves Chocobos and hounds, often preferring their company to that of other people.

She also has a secret, tragic love for trashy romance novels. You know, the really awful ones with titles like, ‘The Viscount’s Mistress’, and ‘The Doctor’s Bride’. Heaving bosoms abound!

Bryn likes music and stories, particularly romance. She enjoys drinking, and owing to her noble origins, is a talented dancer. Just perhaps not in the dancing styles you’d most often find in Eorzea’s taverns.

Likes:
  • Chocobos.
  • Children.
  • Romance.
  • Reading.
  • Spicy food.
  • Sweets, especially kukuru.
  • Aldgoat steak.
  • Displays of strength and courage.
  • Music, the fiddle in particular.
  • Booze.
Dislikes:
  • Violence.
  • People who chew with their mouths open.
  • Time-wasters.
  • Sand.
  • Intense heat/sunlight.
  • Phurbles.
  • Mathematics.
  • Pettyness.
  • Sailing. She suffers from horrific sea-sickness.
  • ... Spiders.
Skills:
  • Diplomacy and charm.
  • Swordplay
  • Riding
  • Cooking.
  • Calligraphy.
  • Ballroom dancing.
Fears:
  • Losing herself to her rage, so that she loses all sight of who she is or what she stands for.
  • Going to her grave without atoning for the crimes of her youth.
  • Being remembered merely as a traitor.
  • Deep water (she cannot swim).
  • Her past being laid bare.
  • Imprisonment.
  • Causing harm to those she cares for.
  • ... Spiders.
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Relationships

Family

Bryn was born to the distinguished Ala Mhigan noble family House Brandulfr. Her birth name was Adelfrida Brynhilde Brandulfr.


Father: Jàrngrìmur Brandulfr (presumed deceased)

Mother: Adelhilde Brandulfr (deceased)

Younger brother: Bjollgrìmur Brandulfr (deceased)

Younger sister: Adele Brandulfr (estranged)

Niece: Adelheid Brandulfr (estranged)

Linkshells and Organisations



Player Character Relationships

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Romantic Interest     Sexual Desire     Platonic Love      Good Standing     Neutral Standing     Poor Standing    ! Recent Standing Change


Positive Standing




Striding Oak / "Myna"  : The two met in La Noscea when Oak came to Bryn's aid as the Hyur fled attackers. Oak arrived in time to find a gravely wounded Brynhilde, whose life she saved by ripping a spear tip from her side so that the White Mage Ne'ci Aera could heal her. After that, the two began to develop a close friendship. As moons passed and the two spent time together, Bryn began to realise that her feelings for Oak ran deeper than she was ready to admit. Eventually the two confessed their feelings, and embarked upon a loving, affectionate and happy relationship. But it was not to last; Oak was slain in Coerthas seven moons later, sending Bryn into a deep sorrow from which she has not yet recovered. !Tiergan Vashir : Although their relationship began with mutual distrust, recent events have brought Brynhilde and Tiergan closer together. Close enough, even, for Bryn to place her life in Tiergan's hands. Bryn was pleasantly surprised to learn that they share a homeland, and has come to appreciate Tiergan's selflessness and combat proficiency. Having correctly guessed Tiergan's difficult past, Bryn also feels sympathetic toward the Miqo'te.
Horace Rook : For some unknown reason, Brynhilde initially suspected Rook of intending to kill her when they first met. But as Bryn would soon come to learn, this enigmatic Hyur is nothing if not persistent. A somewhat standoffish Bryn began to warm to Rook over time, however, the more frequently they talked. Although many consider Rook to be untrustworthy, their relationship has developed to the point where Bryn feels genuine fondness for the man, which seems to be reciprocated. !Aryianna Nightshade : Of all of them, Bryn's relationship with Aryianna is perhaps the one that has most fluctuated. While they initially had a warm friendship, certain revelations regarding Aryianna's past made Brynhilde more cautious of her. While she holds no ill will toward Ary personally, Bryn has come to the grim realisation that if it were necessary, she must be ready to do her harm. She acknowledges, however, that this would take its toll on her, as time has developed in Brynhilde a great degree of care for the Midlander.
Raelin Aradan and Ne'ci Aera : The Templar's second-in-command is a man Bryn decided she liked the instant they met (unlike his hair). Bryn enjoys Raelin's easy-going nature, and their shared appreciation for levity. Bryn mainly knows Ne'ci through Raelin, and does not know her very well. That was not an obstacle, however, to Bryn aiding Ne'ci in a matter of great importance to the Miqo'te. Since then, the two have had a pleasant, but distant relationship. Ciel Lazuli : Countless jobs and missions together have confirmed in Bryn's mind that Ciel is an extremely talented healer, and she would not hesitate to throw herself at the deadliest foes if she knew she had Ciel's skill in white magic present to care for her. On the personal front, she finds Ciel to be a cautious, distant individual, which she respects.
Zaku Paku : Brynhilde met Zaku through Ciel Lazuli, and in much the same way as she did with Ciel, formed her opinion of Zaku by working alongside him. Aside from being a competent adventurer, Bryn enjoys Zaku's friendliness and eccentric nature. The whole referring-to-himself-in-the-third-person-thing doesn't even grate on her any more. Gharen Wolfsong : Ever happy to meet a fellow Highlander, Bryn first met Gharen in the Black Shroud, where she attempted to engage him in amiable conversation. Bryn intially found Gharen's taciturn nature quite frustrating, but time spent training and socializing together since has given her a better understanding of the man. Although Brynhilde enjoys his company, she senses that Gharen is a man with a dark history. There is something she finds intriguing about him that she cannot quite place, however.


Negative Standing

!Sion Gyr : Bryn met her fellow Highlander and Ala Mhigan in the North Shroud, when the two started up a conversation and became friends almost instantly. Despite this initial promising start to their relationship, however, events between the two of late have brought the development of their friendship to an abrupt halt. Gyr is now one of the few people Brynhilde would admit to feeling genuine hostility toward. Nadeau Celeste : The leader of the Traveling Templar gained an initial appraisal from Bryn of simply being a 'sweet enough lass'. Certain things that have come to light over time, however, have soured Bryn's opinion of the Midlander. In particular, Nadeau's obvious affection for Varus is troubling to Bryn. To say that she does not trust Nadeau would be an understatement. Regardless, Bryn has not made this known to Nadeau. She is content to watch, and to learn. For now.
Varus Adelric Rosenthal : It was a contract with the Templar that first introduced Brynhilde to Varus, and she decided immediately that she did not like him. The veracity of her gut instinct would later be confirmed the more she learned of him. They spoke recently, although Bryn will not say what the topic of conversation was. Nevertheless, her dislike of the man seems only to have intensified.

Rumors

Common Rumors

  • "She can sometimes be found at the Culinarian's guild in Limsa, where she cooks. The things she makes smell divine!"
  • "She's certainly the charitable sort; I often see her goin' about the streets of Ul'dah an' the camps outside the gates, givin' gifts of food an' gil to the refugees."
  • "Likes her drink, that one! When she's not out with them 'venturers, she can usually be found in the pub."
  • "Don't bother, lad. That lass has a different suitor every sun of the week, but never takes a one of 'em to bed."

Moderate Rumors

  • "That's an odd bird she rides. Beautiful thing, but it's got a mean streak a malm wide. A bit like the rider, heh."
  • "She's a tricky woman to track down. I hear she never stays in the same place for more than two nights. Sounds like trouble to me."
  • "She's done well for herself. Aye, she used to be a down-an'-out, like most of the other Highlanders you see in the Sultanate. If only more refugees would care to follow her example, it'd do wonders to clean up cesspits like Pearl Lane."
  • "Isn't that--? No, no. I must be mistaken. But damn if she doesn't look like one of those wretched somnus junkies I used to see around the refugee camps."
  • "There are no records anywhere of anyone by that name having existed prior to the Calamity. She could've fallen to Eorzea from Dalamud for all I know."

Rare Rumors

  • "You'd do well to avoid that one. She's been seen in the company of the shadier types of Ul'dah. I don't know what she's involved in, but it can't be good."
  • "Rumour has it that she was one of the few poor souls who survived Carteneau, but just barely. It's hard to imagine what she might've seen and been through."
  • "There's a sizeable bounty on that woman's head. Questionable characters are willing to pay handsomely for her capture, but not for her death. Quite who these characters are working for is uncertain."
  • "Aye, that's her. Adelfrida Bloodwoad, daughter of the resistance. So called because she used to paint her face with the blood of the Imperials she had slain in battle. What, you don't believe me? Bah, fine. Believe as you wish. But I'm tellin' you, that one's as the Highlanders of old; she's as vicious as they come."

Player Character Rumors

((Please contact me if you'd like to contribute a PC rumor!))

  • "Lady Brynhilde is known far n'wide for beating every single Sea Wolf in Limsa Lominsa to an arm wrestlin' match! She's th'strongest lady in th'world unless Lady Oak unlocks her secret Ancient Roegadyn Powers!" -- Bard Leilani Leilai
  • "Bryn is loyal to a fault. Even though we do not always see eye to eye, I trust her with my life... And take comfort knowing that she could end it if she wanted to." -- Aryianna Nightshade
  • "Miss Wulf cooked me up the best steak I've ever eaten! No-ones e'er cooked me up anythin' without askin' fer gil b'fore. Huh? An apron... n-no... I dunno nuthin' 'bout that..." --Caen Jabari



"Lady Brynhilde moved like the wind, fearless before her foes!

She struck down her enemies, that were larger then roes!
Half-man, Half-coeurl, they each fell before her might!
But alas - she was injured at the end of her fight!

That's when Lady Oak came in swift as the breeze!
She summoned Ancient Roe power and saved Brynhilde with ease!
Out came the spear-tip, lodged in Brynhilde's side!
And e'er since has love grown, burnin' brightly inside~."

-- A portion of the song "The Wulf and the Coeurls" by Bard Leilani Leilai


History/Timeline

1539 - 1558 : The Ala Mhigan Years

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1558 - 1559 : Rebellion

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1559 - 1572 : The Resistance Years

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1572 - Present Day : Without a Cause

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Character Connections

The following characters may have the possibility of an RP link with Brynhilde:

  • Anyone who keeps informed of known adventurers. While Bryn isn’t famous, her work has bought her a small amount of recognition.
  • Anyone who lives and works around Little Ala Mhigo.
  • Ala Mhigans, Ala Mhigan refugees and those involved with the Ala Mhigan resistance.
  • Anyone who lived or worked in Bronze Lake around 5 years ago.
  • Survivors of Carteneau, or those who assisted in searching the battlefield for survivors.
  • Garleans, those with ties to the Garlean Empire, and those who work for it.
  • Bounty hunters.

Trivia & Miscellaneous

  • Bryn has a scar on her back from receiving a kick from a Chocobo as a young girl.
  • She wears a silver chain necklace, on which hangs a distinctive ring with a fiery wolf motif, but she keeps this hidden under her clothing.
  • Bryn held her first sword at the age of seven summers.
  • While she is bothered by dirt in general, in particular Bryn can't stand having blood on her skin, especially if it's on her face.
  • She has a mild case of dyscalculia.
  • Brynhilde desires many things; a peaceful life and a free Ala Mhigo among them. But what she desires more than anything else is to have a child.

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Author's Notes

Bryn's identity as Adelfrida Brandulfr has been a closely-guarded secret for the last twenty years, a necessary measure to avoid the Empire's hunting. If you intend to have your character allude to Bryn's history or identity, or her status as a fugitive, please speak to me first.

The correct pronunciation of her name would be "Breen-HILL-d' Voolf." The R should be briefly rolled, if possible. However, Bryn usually introduces herself simply as "Brin Wolf", as so few people are able to pronounce her name properly.

This character is on the Balmung server.

I'm in-character 90% of the time. Please don't be afraid to say 'hi' or drop me a /tell in-game. I'm always up for random meets, too. I am in the GMT time zone, but often play late.

If you like Bryn's profile layout, please feel free to use it. I ask only that you link back to this page if you do.




The design of this profile includes elements created or inspired by: Deirdre Ta'ea, Gharen Wolfsong

Change Log

18th December 2013:

  • Minor formatting changes
  • 'Recent Events' updated.
  • New 'Player Character Relationships' section; more relationships added.
  • Relationship entries for the following characters updated: Striding Oak, Tiergan Vashir.
  • 'Linkshells and Organisations' section added to 'Relationships'.
  • Content added to "History/Timeline".
  • 'Player Character Rumors' section added.