Character Name: Keira Knightley
From Another Game?:Nope
Aim: In Sar’s Head
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Birthdate: March 26 in what would have been 1985 if she was from a world where this mattered.
Marital/Family Status: Single
Orientation: Hetereosexual, though it may be hard to get her into a relationship.
Where You From?:
Keira comes from a world much more closely linked to myths and the old gods than our own. The ancient Norse Gods are more than a myth for most people of her world, which, though it has existed for so long as ours has, still exists in what I would classify as an approximation of the Old Norse period.
In this world, the Gods are known for chosing heroes and champions as well as others to carry out appointed tasks and will gift these heroes with the occasional gift or physical trait to aid them in their quest or life’s path.
Keira was an ordinary girl until the age of about fourteen when her skill with riding, her good eye for judging warriors and her fervent devotion to Odin caused her to be chosen by the God to become one of his priestesses in training. There she improved her gifts and gained skill in them as well as in some feats of arms that were best suited to a woman and to one of her small stature.
Now that she is grown (though not much bigger!) Keira rides at the head of a band of warrior women like herself, though she is the only mortal and far less skilled in the magical abilities that her sisters possess. The job of her particular band is mainly to chose warriors from among the dead who will honor Odin in the field and escort them to Valhalla to be healed and integrated into the God’s army.
Powers: As far as actual powers go, not so much. Keira posesses strong glamour abilities and can make herself seem stunning in an out of this world way when she chooses to do so, though I don’t foresee it being of much use in Camelot. She also has an eye for warriors and while she cannot exactly grant them extra powers, for whatever reason, they seem to fight a bit better if she touches them before battle. We’re talking a tiny boost here, not Clark Kent to Superman or anything like that.
Abilities: Keira is a very good rider, has some rudimentary sword and bow skills and was given a boost by Odin in those abilities because she lacked in them. However, in Camelot that boost is not likely to work as well, bumping her abilities down to somewhere fairly average. Her real strength lies in her training with a pole arm. Due to her height and weight, she was trained in ways to use one to fend off foes on the battlefield, and she can use it both on the ground and mounted. I do not see her besting any knights in jousting, but I could see her knocking at least a few on their asses if the action took place on the ground and depending on her mood.