Summary: Work in Progress
Gerda of Hilfengarde
Owned by: Nim
Game: Dark Age of Aeran
Nationality/LoyaltiesGerda is a dwarf from the Dwarven City-State of Hefhilgen. Although she cares for her people, her loyalties lie primarily for her elf husband, Solandriel, and her longtime employer, the enigmatic fey known as Maelwin Keyes.
Title/RankA bastard daughter of the then-High King of Hefhilgen, Thoran of Clan Gul (and by extention, a step-sister of the current High King), Gerda is arguably a princess, although that position carries few perks for her these days other than easier access to the Royal Hall.
More applicable to her de facto situation is that she is the owner of the travelling potion shop, "Dwarven Potions and Tonics", a relatively reputable enterprise, if one that can be hard to locate.
Race/AppearanceGerda is a middle-aged dwarf with moderately fair although clearly weather-beaten skin, mostly-red (with an increasing amount of grey) hair, freckles, and intelligent brown eyes. She has a pretty average height and weight of a female dwarf, which means she's short and sturdy. Despite her noble-ish birth, she has the look of a working woman rather than that of a pampered aristocrat.
Personality/InterestsQuite a few terms can be used to describe Gerda: meticulous, persnickety, resolute, persistant, morally flexible, Gerda is first and foremost task and goal oriented, usually willing to do whatever it takes to accomplish what she sets her mind to, even if people get hurt in the process. While she believes her intentions are benign, casualties can be justified if the ends are worthwhile.
Gerda also possesses a keen intellect and a remarkable education, being highly informed about the subjects she commits herself to, namely potion making and dwarven runecrafting.
While she has learned to work with people out of necessity, she struggles to tolerate fools, unless that fool happens to be her husband. She tries not to be condescending to those less knowledgeable and intelligent than herself (don't want to lose out on customers by being an asshole after all) but sometimes she slips up.