Kestrael Grymstahlwyn

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Limsa Lominsa-transparent.png Kestrael Grymstahlwyn
Kestrael opt(1).jpg
Gender Female
Race Roegadyn
Clan Sea Wolf
Citizenship Limsa Lominsa
Age 20
Marital Status Single
Occupation Aspiring fighter and smith
Height 7 fulms 1 ilm
Patron Deity Llymaen
Relatives
  • Father: Grymstahl Doenberksyn
  • Mother: Snoeblyss Blanwilfwyn
  • Brother: Thosinfalk Grymstahlsyn

Basic Info

* Nicknames: Doe, Biggs, Red

  • Nameday: 21st Sun of the 5th Umbral Moon
  • Sexuality: Undefined at present
  • Hair: Long, ginger
  • Eyes: Bright green that can become stormy when upset
  • Skin: Pale, sea foam
  • Clothing: Prefers long pants and shirts when in public for the most part. Dresses for comfort and coverage with some exceptions.


Likes

■ Drinking
■ Animals
■ Sailing
■ Cooking

Dislikes

■ Ale
■ Judgmental people
■ Being told what to do
■ Short beds

Other

Alignment: Neutral Good
Vice(s): Pride and Gluttony (she likes her food rich and her drink hard!)
Favorite Foods: Salmon Meuniere and Black Truffle Risotto
Favorite Drinks: Whiskey, Rum or Ul'dahn Coffee with Cream
Favorite Color: Midnight Blue

Appearance & Personality

It is hard to miss or mistake Kestrael in a crowd. She stands head and shoulders above most, including many of the females of her own race. Her body has been shaped by the axe and the forge, most apparent in her well defined arms and shoulders. More striking than her size is her coloring. Pale skin the color of sea foam is accentuated by ginger hair and bright green eyes. A heart shaped face and generous mouth help to soften what could otherwise be an imposing appearance.

Kestrael is nothing if not easy going. She prefers a laid back approach to most aspects of her life. Despite her sometimes rough exterior she is kind and tries to be considerate of all she meets. There isn't a pretentious bone in her body but the Twelve help anyone who hurts or threatens those she holds dear. While generally not quick to anger she has a fury that can burn white hot when kindled and a protective streak to match.

Being that she is still rather young and only just setting out into the world on her own she can be naive and is given to rash behavior. Patience is a virtue wasted on youth and she has none to spare.

Biography

Birth and Early Childhood

The babe was small, concernedly so considering the early arrival; at least two weeks if not more. It was not surprising given the difficult pregnancy that nearly saw the loss of both mother and child. The birth itself was no easier and as the midwife cleansed the infant in the blessed waters of Llymaen she couldn't help but wonder if the Navigator wouldn't soon be taking the babe to Her own bosom.

"You've a daughter at last, my friend."


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The Calamity

It was the longest day of her life; as if time had no meaning until that moment. She stood on the dock with her mother and the other citizens unfit to serve on the battlefield; waiting apprehensively for words they hoped never to hear. With each disembarkment the girl's heart clenched anxiously tighter.

In spite of the fear, or perhaps the product of the very same, something else began to take root in her chest; the first tender green shoots of resolve poked forth from the fertile ground of despair. Never again would she be left on the shore to nurse hope and dread in equal measure. She would take her place beside her brothers and sisters in arms and see as many of them home as she could.

Let Nald'thal slack His eternal thirst on less salty blood.

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Present

Kestrael has recently been spotted more frequently around the Drowning Wench, having taken a room at the Mizzenmast. A certain wanderlust seems to have overcome her though there is no real rhyme or reason as to her travels; Ul'dah seems to be the most common destination. Perhaps in correlation, her mood has also shifted to something generally more somber in tone. Something seems to be bothering the girl.

Of late she has been seen in the company of Shashato Shato and some of her associates and their meetings include a mysterious venture deep into the Gridanian forest of which the Roegadyn returned with an even more sour disposition.

For those that know her, they will tell you that this strange itch for something more has lead to erratic and even manic behavior, highlighted by unusual bouts of melancholy which is quite unlike her. In fact, since her last trip to Gridana she has refused to leave her inn room; having dishes sent up from the Wench or Bismarck as suits her desire and refusing all visitors.

Miscellaneous

Religion

Kestrael is a faithful believer of the Twelve. Llymaen is her patron deity and she pays homage to Her daily but not to the exclusion of the other eleven and Hydaelyn. She enjoys learning about the deities and can recite the stories that are often told to children by the clergy. It is not uncommon to find her in the Anchor Yard, her preferred spot in Limsa, meditating or praying and she is just as apt to seek out shrines and alters dedicated to the other gods and goddesses when she has need to make a specific petition.

Combat and Equipment

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  • Large Battle Axe
  • Bastard Sword

  • Quirks

  • As with most sailors she is extremely superstitious.
  • Wears a small charm around her neck that contains sea water blessed by a priestess of Llymaen.
  • Known Haunts

    You might have run into or otherwise know Kestrael from:
    • The Drowning Wench
    • Naldiq & Vymelli's
    • The Anchor Yard
    • The Quicksand

    Associations

    • Aeon

    Rumors

    Some of these rumors are untrue or are greatly exaggerated. Please feel free to add your own rumors under PC!

    ◢ Common Rumors (Easily overheard)
    ■ 'The lass has refused to come down for a week or more! I'm startin' to worry about her." -Concerned Barmaid
    ◢ Moderate Rumors (Moderately difficult to overhear)
    ◢ Rare Rumors (Very difficult or rarely overheard)
    ◢ PC Rumors (Rumors from the character's of other players)

    Relations

    Romantic Interest Platonic Love Good Standing Poor Standing
    Ququiki Quki : The Lalafell is odd, to say the least, but sweet and endearing in a feisty "I will burn your face off" sort of way. Kestrael is fond of her and may be a bit over protective.
    Shashato Shato : This acquaintance was made when in Ul'dah when the Lalafell scholar needed able bodies for an "easy job" that turned out to mean "walking into the jaws of the Garleans and fighting off a Vanguard". She played a big part in a recent development in Kestrael's life and though she may complain about "bloody Lalafell witch magicks" there isn't anything she wouldn't do for Shato.
    Flickering Ember : Another Roegadyn who Kestrael hasn't had a chance to get to know fully but would like to. She was also present for the recent event in Kestrael's life.
    Brynhilde Wulf : The two met at the Drowning Wench and since then have bumped into one another several times. She is not yet aware (though she probably should be) that Bryn is also Branded but she liked the Highlander woman right away. She just seemed like one of those people you could trust.
    Aymon Wollhundsyn : An alcohol fueled meeting at the Coffer and Coffin nearly left Aymon with a broken hand and will no doubt lead to more encounters.

    Gallery

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    Footnotes

  • I welcome walk up role play and am more than happy to be a support character in the storylines of others. Please pm me on the RPC forum (Kestrael) if you would like to set something special up.
  • Template by Bancroft Gairn
  • Timeline

  • February 08, 2015: Added Calamity history and reworded some other bits.