A Fallen Light, A New Hope
Name: Kathryn Balmonte
Birthday: 12th of Hammer
Alignment: Chaotic Neutral (Leaning Good)
Sub race: Damaran
Nickname or preferred name: Kathryn does not particularly appreciate pet names directed towards her.
Occupation: Apprentice Courtier
Mannerisms: Well spoken and elegant, she moves with an enviable grace in her step and slight sway to her body. There is a admirable confidence in the way Kathryn carries herself, head held high and words lacking any doubt in what she says, she keeps a steady composure in both voice and body at all times rarely betraying any conflicting emotions.
Notable Traits: Poised, inquisitive, charming, and fiercely driven and independent. Kathryn is often motivated by her own ambition and practicality over all else and does not bow easily. She is fine with using anything from her looks, to her way with words to achieve her desired outcome and will meticulously plan how to do so if needed.
Education: Advanced + University (4 Years)
Strengths: Persuasive, Graceful, Intelligent
Weaknesses: Cocky and abrasive, she is hesitant to openly show any vulnerability and often comes off as indifferent and callous as a result.
Likes: Nice Clothing, Music, Fencing, Reading, History, Shopping
Dislikes: Harsh environments, people who act recklessly, being spoken down to or appearing weak
Life goal: Attain a position of influence in the courts
Aspirations: Carve out her place in the world and protect Kaleb
Favourite Food: Pastries and other sweets
Favourite Drink: Tea (Especially spicy blends)
Sexuality: – 2 = Mostly heterosexual with the possibility of homosexual activities with someone, mainly with a close friend or in extreme needs of companionship.
Romantic Interest: None
Restrictions on Race for sexual interest: No interest in the “uglier” races (eg. orcs)
Restrictions on Subrace for sexual interest: N/A
Reserved Vs. Outgoing: 4
Emotionally Chaotic Vs. Emotionally Stable: 5
Submissive Vs. Dominate: 5
Serious Vs. Less Serious: 2
Expedient Vs Conscientious:5
Timid Vs Venturesome: 5
Tough- Minded Vs. Sensitive: 1
Trusting Vs Suspicious: 5
Practical Vs. Imaginative: 2
Forthright Vs. Shrewd: 5
Self-Assured Vs. Apprehensive: 1
Conservative Vs. Liberal: 4
Group Dependent Vs. Self-Sufficient: 5
Uncontrolled Vs. Controlled: 5
Relaxed Vs. Tense: 3
Apperance: A beautiful young woman with ivory skin and soft raven hair. Often using face paints to highlight her features such as her high cheek bones, plush cupids bow lips, and slender face. Large deep blue eyes and her delicate features can give her a false look of frailty that is often countered by the aggressive and self assured aura she gives off.
Body Type: Lithe with an attractive and suple figure, and just above average height mostly due to her long legs.
Eye Colour: Blue
Attire: Not one to settle for any less, Kathryn’s normal attire is well made, fancily designed with typical Castow fashion in mind, and often left purposefully revealing for her benefit. She highly favors puff sleeved blouses that hang low on the shoulders or plunge deep in the neckline with a corset and fitted trousers.
Her armor favors a similar style including shoulder guards and a buckler that acts as her main source of defense.
Concealed Items: None
Kathryn had the privilege of being born into House Balmonte; one of the most prestigious noble houses within the Baemore region. She was given every opportunity in life; from the finest of anything her family could afford for her to being adored by her parents and having a near inseparable bond with her twin brother Kaleb in their earlier years. The only thing less than ideal about her family in her eyes was her eldest brother, Callum. Callum’s controlling and traditional nature grated Kathryn desire for freedom even at a young age and the siblings lived with a volatile relationship that even the distance of him moving out of the family home after his marriage could not mend.
Her nearly perfect life came to a halt after the death of her parents in a bandit raid. Of all the Balmonte siblings Kathryn was the one who handled the loss the worst. She fell into a deep depression and steadily spiraled as time went on. Callum becoming her guardian in the wake of their parent’s death did little to help her grief. The more authority he tried to push onto Kathryn and cruelty he showed toward her, the more she would push right back and fall even further into despair from the stress. After years of having a hostile relationship there was no way to peacefully transition into their new circumstance. Kaleb proved to be the one person Kathryn found comfort in during this time, often relying on her brother to be the mediator between herself and Callum.
As she grew older her rebellious streak became bolder, and she was more willing to openly defy Callum. Her brother grew tired of the difficult child’s defiance and Kathryn was forced to pack her bags to be sent away to Castow to finish her education away from their family. Threatened with being disowned if she did not comply Callum made sure her departure was discreet and that not even their brother was aware she would be leaving until he came home to find her room empty.
For over ten years Kathryn attended the finest schools in Castow with Callum keeping her location and reason for leaving in the dark from everyone in Baemore. During her stay she became educated in court life as well as history, art, and music and discovered an unexpected passion in fencing. She eventually became proficient in traditional Car’tie fencing, both as a performance art and quick and deadly martial fighting style.