Katherine Haldis (ne Haldis Raknardottir)Weapon:
1301Number of Immortals Killed:
Slow to anger, but her temper can explode if prodded the right/wrong way. Has a strong sense of justice, and the last few hundred years has taken on more of a matronly demeanor.Bio:
Born in Norway in the year 714 AD, Kate Haldis (simply referred to as 'Haldis' by most Watchers and some Immortals) was the adopted daughter of a prominent Jarl, Raknar Magnusson. Raknar was a fierce warrior with a reputation for fairness but he was also not one to tolerate those who broke his people's laws or preyed on the weakness of others. Haldis herself was looking forward to giving her father many strong grandsons, but try as she might she was not able to conceive. In her late teens, when she finally admitted to herself that she wasn't going to have a family of her own, she instead learned how to fight and begged her father to let her raid with him, but he would have none of it. One year, in her early 20's, she would get her chance when he didn't come home, and she was so insistent on looking for him that no one dared to tell her she couldn't. She never found her father, and a few years later she was 'killed' on a raid, herself. But, being an Immortal, this was not the end of her story, but rather just the beginning.
For several years, Haldis wandered the British Isles, not really sure what happened to her or why she had come back from death. She was eventually discovered by a druid who called himself "Mannix the Great", who told her what she was, taught her about the Game, and started to hone her sword fighting skills. Like her adopted father, Mannix also had a sense of justice and fairness, and preferred not to see the strong pick on the weak. He taught her the value of patience, and she learned pretty quickly that she wouldn't need to prey on weaker immortals in order to rack up Immortal kills. Instead, she became a silent observer of history by living through much of it, and would eventually become a custodian of antiquity and even a professor of history from time to time.