The Kindon Family
Wounded in battle, fine, strapping Dougal Kindon retired to the genteel poverty of his family estates in Aureus on the East Continent. He married the daughter of a neighbouring noble and set about to raise fine, strapping sons that he could train in the ways of war.
In this he was disappointed, as birth after birth brought him daughter after daughter: sometimes two at a time.
As his daughters grew into fine, strapping girls, seeking the love and attention of their father, they began to join his private training. Being of an old-fashioned turn of mind, he was at first reluctant to see swords and bows in the hands of women. His girls were dedicated, however, and soon he began to feel pride in their efforts. Dougal trained his chicks in both the physical and mental aspects of war, fitting them to both fight and lead a troop of soldiers.
Time passed, and some of his little birds left the nest…
First born, she had paved the way for her younger sisters to obtain their father’s training, perhaps the most determined of the Kindon girls to become a warrior. Trying in some ways to be the son her father never had, she could out-drink, out-cuss, and out-fight the average man. Of medium height, she seemed taller because of her proud carriage. Well-muscled and battle-scarred, no one would ever call her beautiful, but she was striking with her mother’s dark hair, and her father’s ice-blue eyes. She was determined become a great hero, or die trying. When her love, Sennianus, suffered mortal wounds in a dock-side brawl, she ended his suffering and took her own life that they might be together in death.
Second born, and Lek’s identical twin, she had never truly had the warrior nature of her sister; she trained because the sisters always did everything together. After Lek left home on her warrior’s quest, Bane put down her sword became an itinerant priest. After a lengthy service, she felt the Gods turn their backs on her, and she fled to the Far East to begin a new life. There she fell in love and seemed to be establishing an ordinary life when she became unhinged by ongoing religious strife resulting in numerous deaths. She slipped into a quiet retreat from the world.
Acknowledged as the beauty of the family, with the same dark hair, but her mother’s large brown eyes, Leta was taller than her older sisters. There would be no ale-swilling and coarse-talk for Leta, and if she had to travel to another continent to get away from Lek’s reputation as the fiercest fighter and soldiers’ best friend, then so be it. Standing in Lek’s shadow was not a place she liked to be. Successful in her quest, she became a Countess and later the Judge of Carelia. She also found love...only to lose her beloved Belisarius to undead.
She had always idolized her oldest sister, Lek, and left home as soon as she was permitted so that she might become a great warrior just like her. The truth is, in time, Ain became even better. The tallest of all the Kindon girls, and with the heaviest frame, she is the most built for fighting. Her hair, which she keeps in short curls, is a lighter brown than her sisters' but her eyes are her mothers. Something of a wanderer, it was many years and many realms before she finally settled down in Caergoth.
Daughter of Dougal's younger brother, Donovan. After her father's death, her mother left to spend her time in the capitol and enjoy the social life there. Consequently, Edara was raised mostly with her cousins. Taking after her mother, she is shorter than her cousins, with long auburn hair and green eyes. Her step-father took advantage of her youth and naivety to persuade her to leave home for the Far East, hoping that she (and her claim upon her father's estates) would perish there. Instead she found a happy home in Arcaea, a position as Duchess, and most importantly, her husband, Jenred Bedwyr.
From another branch of the Kindon Family, Trahern is very young and very conceited. Time will tell what sort of man he will grow into.
Fairs and religious festivals are country folks’ entertainment, and if at one such fair there happened to be a beautiful travelling player...Dougal’s wife had recently died. Some nine months later, on another continent, even his illegitimate offspring was a girl. Harmony herself knew nothing of her father beyond his being some sort of noble. Raised as a performer, she left the players after her mother’s death to seek what adventure she might. Finding herself a surprisingly dab hand with a sword, she occasionally wondered if her father had been a soldier—her gentle, songbird mother had certainly not passed on such instincts. Earning enough gold to buy her own tavern, Harmony retired from adventuring. Her father found her there and they travelled together to Arcaea where Harmony found a place amongst the nobility and the love of Arlian Bedwyr. She has retired from active participation in realm business to spend more time with her husband increasing their fortunes and the size of their family.
Fame of the Kindon Family