Archila (Weapons Mistress)
Archila (Quarter Mistress)
Athelfi (First Sister)
Etelka, or 'Telka as she was known to her friends and
companions, was for seven of her twenty-two years on this earth,
trained to be a Ranger of the Nordic lands. Born to a Nordic
family, she and her twin brother, Bjorn, were raised in the rough
foothills of Gausta Peak. As her childhood developed, her father
realized that he needed to teach her all the things he taught her
brother if she was to survive in the harsh lands of her home.
As children, Etelka and Bjorn were made to help farm the lands.
Working hard to make their parents proud, they both found they had
each a different, but very obvious talent. Bjorn, the elder of the
two, excelled at academic procedures and made a name for himself
in the local village as a philosopher. Etelka, although not stupid
by any means, excelled at athletics and from an early age
displayed the lean, toned body of a warrior. At the age of
fifteen, Etelka made history in her village by boldly asking the
Thane to allow her to join his army. Later in life, at the meager
age of seventeen and during her time with the Viking warriors; she
was among those few who slew the Daemon Skrymir, the supposedly
invincible Nordic Ice-Terror of the mountains, by extinguishing
his essence completely. Once she had slain the Terrorist of the
villages, the warriors took all the treasure and holdings Skrymir
had selfishly kept. Etelka herself took but one thing, the
Necklace of the Brisings, which contained hair from a flying horse
of the Valkyries. With it, she felt as though she had the power of
the Valkyries herself. This made her a deadly weapon and a
formidable foe. The Chief of the army was mysteriously wanting for
her to take over. After leaving the fireplace that night, he was
never seen again. She soon became the next leader of the Viking
clan she had so capriciously joined but two years hitherto.
A lethal force, her Clan grew with time until many men sought
her out in hope of serving under her rule. However, after another
year of fighting and warring, her heart longed for something more.
She began to yearn for travel, for adventure and to see different
cultures and lands.
Once she had made up her mind, she took steps to accomplish her
goal. Taking one of the famed Viking longboats, she set sail south
in the hopes of landing on the island of Eire, where she had heard
tales of a feared race called the Celts. However, luck was not
with her on this journey, and a storm blew her ship thousands of
miles off course. After months of aimlessly wondering the seas,
her food provisions running low, and close to death as a woman
could be, the Norse Gods took pity on their famed warrior and her
ship beached on a strange new land.
Traveling night and day, Etelka finally came across a small
fishing village, but wasn't greeted with much warmth. Due to her
strange appearance, the locals didn't treat her very kindly and
she left. Again traveling as many miles in a day as she could, she
began to hear stories of a nation of warrior women, she thought
that these Amazons as the bards called them would be willing to
take her in.
She was right.
Etelka's totems are the eagle and the spider. She uses the
sword and the labrys in battle. Her hut mate is Bryseis, the Lyna.
She rides a dappled gray stallion named Tyr. She speaks Norse and
Tae'Nah athelfi arche:
10 June 2003