Name: Rhiannon "Rhia" Galedeep
Species: Sea Otter
Personality: Rhiannon is a veteran warrior of many seasons, with a hardened soul blocked from most emotion. Too many sorrows have scarred her and made her cold, so cold that to some goodbeasts she seems as heartless as any vermin. She has absolutely no pity for vermin, and shows no mercy. The otter's highland accent is typically faint, nearly imperceptible. When her adrenaline is high or emotion is strong, though, it becomes much more marked.
Appearance: Rhia has forest-green eyes and heavily-callused paws. She stands 6'1". Her form is lean and muscular, her body taut, her posture suggesting a constant readiness for action, like a tightly wound spring ready to release at any moment. Pale, silvery scars form almost a lattice on her dark brown fur, almost too many to count. She wears a single silver hoop earring in her left ear, a blood-red tunic, a green kerchief tied around her neck and a red and green plaid kilt, along with twin scabbards slung over her back.
Weapons: Rhia uses the twin swords of her ancestor, Finnbarr Galedeep. Her travels took her to the Abbey one winter, where she recovered the blades from the gatehouse. After hearing his story, she swore to wield his blades with honor. She also carries a long-bladed dirk, which serves her as both backup blade and an everyday knife. Her dirk has the image of a leaping otter carved into the hilt.
Battlecry: "Hawaay the braaaaw! Galedeeeeep!"
Birthplace and family: Rhia was born Rhiannon Stormcrester in a small holt on the far North coast. Her mother, Vanora Galedeep, died in childbirth. Her father, Dagro Stormcrester, raised her as best he could. She adored him, and he taught her all he knew of wilderness survival, stealth, tracking, and the warrior's art. Yet when Rhia was but five seasons old, a black weasel named Shadowheart came to their holt and challenged Dagro to a duel. As Rhia watched in panic from inside a clump of bushes, they fought, but just when her father seemed to be winning, Shadowheart growled three short times- a signal to three hidden archers. . . and Dagro became riddled with arrows. She vowed to take revenge on the weasel and has been tracking him ever since. She took up the Galedeep name afterward to honor her mother and her ancestor.
Weaknesses: Rhia has never been able to use a sling, no matter how hard she's tried.