Champion and GuardianTalents from Talent Tree:
Powerful, Threaten, Bravery, Shield Bash, Assault, Shield Defence, Warcry, Rally, Motivate, Superiority, Guardians Shield, Fortifying Presence, Master Guardian, Aura of the Stalwart Defender, Melee Archer, Master Archer, Accuracy, Critical Shot, Crippling Shot.Background:
Born in the cramped, densely populated alienage of Denerim, Kileena never knew really her mother, and was raised almost exclusive by her father, when her mother died while she was quite young. She had two cousins and a family within the alienage where she lived, and that was more than enough for her. Growing up, she cherished above everything else in her life those around her, particularly her family, but in the alienage all elves were family, and had to stay close together. Kileena was young enough to be brash and reckless enough to sneak in and out of the alienage at night, but not naive enough to think she could do crime and get away with it. She took to using weapons and training, quite frequently, much to her fathers distress. But like her mother, Kileena refused to leave herself unarmed while criminals stalked the alienage streets nightly, and murders and robberies were frighteningly common. Kileena grew closest with her cousin, Shianni, as the two held similar opinions on not staying quiet while the alienage collapsed around them. Still, Kileena loved her father, and when he found someone for her to marry, she agreed, if reluctantly. She had never met this man, but trusted her father, and even felt a sense of eager anxiety in meeting her future husband. Come the day of her wedding, however, things did not go as she wanted.
Early in the day, her anxiety running high after having just met her fiance, Kileena and Soris, her cousin, encountered a well armed human loitering in the alienage. The two elves confronted him, distrustful of a human in the alienage, especially today. It was soon revealed by Valendrian, the alienage hahren, or elder, that this human was a Grey Warden named Duncan, here for recruits. Though she knew little of the Grey Wardens, she knew enough to know this man wasn't a threat, and quickly apologized. Later, another human man came into the alienage and made a scene, which was quickly stopped when her cousin Shianni struck the man over the head. It was then revealed the man was the son of the Arl of Denerim, Vaughan. Though the humans left, everyone knew something bad would happen as a result, still the day proceeded. Later the same day, as the wedding ceremony was underway, Vaughan returned, this time with more men, and attempted to take the female members of the wedding party, some of the men knocking Kileena unconscious before she could react, and taking them all to the Arl of Derenim's estate. She awoke several hours later, locked in a room with the other elves, and quietly pondered her fate, and planned to escape. But that was not necessary, as Soris burst into the room where she was being held, Kileena cornered by ill intentioned guards, and threw her a sword. The two fought their way through the Arl's guards, encountering her slain fiance, Nelaros. She hadn't known him well, but it pained her to know he died trying to save her, but she had to continue, Shianni had been taken.
Kileena and Soris fought their way to Vaughan's room, where they encountered Vaughan and several of his friends surrounding Shianni. Fueled by rage, Kileena silenced Vaughan with a swing of her sword and quickly killed the other two men just as easily. She and Soris took Shianni and the other survivors out of the Arl's estate, but by then, word had reached the city guard that something had happened, and almost as soon as they arrived, the elves were interrupted by guards. Fearing for her family, and knowing what she must do, Kileena quickly took the blame for the entire thing, though the guards were scarce willing to believe an elven woman could kill so many, the fact she was covered with blood convinced them enough. It was then that Duncan, the Grey Warden, stepped forward to conscript Kileena into the Grey Wardens. Though hesitant to leave her family, Kileena was immediately aware that her fate laid with Duncan or in a dark cell, likely until the Arl took retribution on her for her actions. She accompanied Duncan, willingly, to the ancient human fortress of Ostagar, in order to meet the growing Blight stirring in the Kokari Wilds.
Arriving at Ostagar along with Duncan, Kileena met the King of Ferelden, Cailan Therin, and many others who had come to Ostagar to fight the darkspawn. She had never really heard of the darkspawn except in passing tales, but seeing all these shems at Ostagar and so few elves made her uneasy. She wanted to flock to her own kind, maybe she'd see someone she knew, but her duties as a Grey Warden recruit demanded her attention. She explored the camp, as well as sought out other recruits, and another Grey Warden, Alistair. Together with the other recruits, Kileena met Duncan back at his tent near the center of camp and immediately set out to venture through the Kokari Wilds in search of ancient Warden documents, as well as the tainted blood of the darkspawn, which was somehow related to a secret ritual required before she joined the Wardens. It was in the wilds that she and her party met Morrigan, aparently a witch living in the wilds, along with her mother. This clearly topped the strangest moment in the elf's life, though she progressed through the ordeal easily enough. That night they returned to Ostagar with the blood and documents, and set about to this ritual. Finding out she had to drink the blood of those twisted creatures, which she was certain were to haunt her dreams for many nights to come, was hard enough. But seeing one recruit, Daveth, die after drinking the tainted blood, and the other recruit killed for refusing, Kileena had a sudden feeling the Wardens were as bad as the alienage, worse, without her family.
Still, where others died, Kileena survived and later, fought in the battle that night. Along with Alistair, she fought her way through a large number of darkspawn in order to light a signal fire for reserves waiting to join the fight. But those reserves never attacked, for reasons they would not discover until later, and despite their best attempts the tower was overrun by darkspawn shortly thereafter. The battle for Ostagar was similarly broken, and most of the army destroyed, though Kileena and her fellow Warden Alistair survived with the help of Flemeth, the Witch of the Wilds. She awoke days later, having been wounded in the battle and nursed back to health. It soon became obviously that Teyrn Loghain, a supposed ally of the king, had betrayed and abandoned the king during the battle, leaving all those left behind to their fate. Though she was loathe to feel pity for humans, knowing almost the entire army had perished wrought Kileena with a deep sadness and urge for revenge, on both this human Loghain and the darkspawn as well. Setting out from the wilds with Morrigan as their guide, and meeting a mabari war dog she had helped before the battle, the party set out for the human village of Lothering, while Kileena was more eager to seek out the Dalish elves who were rumored to dwell in the Brecilian Forest. While in Lothering, however, Kileena encountered many who needed her help, and some who wanted to join her, including a chantry sister named Leliana. Though not a particularly devout believer in the Maker, Kileena was impressed by how well the sister fought, and besides, she was eager to find someone else to talk to, with Alistair quiet and sullen since they had left the wilds, and Morrigan always having a dreary and depressing outlook on everything. The mabari, which she'd named Falon, elven for friend, was a remarkable and disturbingly attentive companion to talk to. While in Lothering, Kileena also found a locked up qunari warrior named Sten, whom she rescued from his captivity and took him with her.
She first went to Circle Tower of Ferelen, where she recruited a senior enchanter of the tower, Wynne, and assisted the mages and templars there in ridding the tower of demons and abominations, and ended up using the ancient documents, which were treaties compelling various races and factions of Ferelden to aid the Wardens during a Blight, to convince the surviving mages of the tower to join her, when the time came. From there, she travelled to Orzammar, seat of the dwarves who dwelled under the Frostback Mountains. There, she recruited a dwarven warrior named Oghren, and set about putting the deceased kings advisor, Harrowmont, on the throne of Orzammar. After leaving Orzammar, Kileena travelled to Redcliff, a human city. The Arl there was a friend of Alistair, who consequently revealed himself to be the heir to the Therin throne, son of King Maric. Redcliff, however, was under siege from the undead, and through a hard night of fighting, Kileena and her party managed to defend the village before moving into the castle. With the help of the mages from the tower, Kileena and her party defeated the demon that had plagued the city and village. But their troubles did not end there, as the Arl had taken ill long before the undead had first appeared. Under guide from Isolde, wife of the Arl, Kileena and her party sought out the ashes of Andraste, prophet and wife of the Maker, and the woman who had thrown down the Tevinter Imperium and died for it. Fighting their way through dozens of zealots and even a dragon, Kileena recovered a pinch of the ashes for her cause, and returned to the Arl of Redcliff. The ashes cured the arl, and immediately they set about to dealing with their final obstacle before the Archdemon; Loghain. Kileena finally managed to travel to the Brecilian Forest, where she encountered the Dalish elves, who like everyone else in Ferelden it seemed, had problems of their own to deal with. She assisted the elves in dealing with the werewolves which had attacked them, though not necessarily in the way she had first intended, as Zathrian, the keeper of the Dalish clan, had put a curse on them, and his willing death ended the curse forever.
After all of this, Kileena found herself changed, but more focused then ever. She had fall in love with the bard, Leliana, and even recruited an assassin who had tried to kill her, Zevran. With her entire party in tow, Kileena travelled 'home' to Denerim with Arl Eamon, to confront Loghain and his supporters directly. She could feel the Blight growing beyond southern Ferelden, and darkspawn patrols and parties were common as far north as the Hafter River. She knew they would strike out, west, north or east it mattered not, but a united Ferelden might stand, and a divided one would fall. But Loghain was firmly in power, and only one method existed to oust him from power; a Landsmeet. With every lord in Ferelden coming to Denerim, Kileena set out to collect evidence against Loghain, and to hamper his actions throughout the city. She rescued the queen, and was sent to prison in thanks, though she and Alistair broke out easily enough. After, she returned to the aligenage, reuinted with her friends and family, and saved many elves from Tevinter slavers operating with the saction of Loghain, though she was too late for Valendrian. Angry and driven, Kileena rallied all her supporters to challenge Loghain at the Landsmeet. Though her evidence was substantial, and most of the nobles at the Landsmeet supported her cause, Loghain refused to yield. The option was given for single combat to decide the outcome, and Kileena was more than eager to fight him, given what he had allowed done to her people in the alienage. Through skill or him underestimating her, Kileena won decisively against Loghain, and summarily moved to execute him, though Riordan, another Grey Warden, stayed her hand. Instead of killing him for his crimes, as much as she wanted to, Kileena allowed Loghain to join the Wardens, and convinced Alistair to wed Anora, wife of King Cailan, and take the throne together.
Mere weeks passed before the horde beset the city of Denerim, and all the forces available to Kileena were summoned to the city. Through brutal fighting, Kileena broke through the darkspawn in the city, and met the Archdemon itself atop Fort Drakon, and slew the dragon in combat. She would have perished, if not for a ritual undertaken between Morrigan and Loghain before the battle.
Recognized a hero by Wardens and all in Ferelden alike, Kileena took up the mantle of Warden Commander of Ferelden, and set to rebuilding the order at Vigil's Keep, in Amaranthine, an arling in northern Ferelden. There, she rebuilt the order, recruited new wardens. The darkspawn, however, were still present, enough so to attack the city of Amaranthine. Kileena defended the city, though Vigil's Keep was attacked, the fortress held out. In response to the attacks, Kileena set out to defeat the remaining darkspawn and defeated an intelligent darkspawn calling himself the Architect, as well as a broodmother referred to as the Mother. Following, Kileena fell out of public life, travelling to an abandoned thaig called Amgarrak, and even tracking down Morrigan, before disappearing all together.Gear:
Dragonbone Warden Longsword. Warden Tower Shield. Dalish Longbow. Regalia of Weisshaupt, without helm.Personality:
Dutiful, brave, fierce, curious, compassionate for elves especially, but she does not wish to see humans harmed, distrustful of most humans, loyal only to the Wardens.\Sexual Orientation:
Right so after conversing with Trey, I thought hey, we got the Champion of Kirkwall, why not have the Hero of Ferelden show up too!