“That’s no bridge, it’s just a chasm with false hope hanging over it.”
Shotah Baelnadar is a tall slender woman whose eyes show a wisdom that has been tainted with a lust for revenge. She wears leather armor that has been tinted the color of her homeland to provide her concealment while traveling and hunting. Her body bears tribal markings that once marked her as a tribal leader. Shotah Bealnadar (Guardian of the ancient world) was born within a small elven village in the forest of the northern most peninsula. The small village was nestled high in dense grove of trees. Her people had created small homes within the trees that protected them from wandering men and beasts.
She was born before the dawn of the great wars that now tore apart her home. She was brought up with a respect for the natural world and would soon become the greatest leader her people had ever known. With wisdom beyond her years and the body of a young and spry hunter she was able to provide for and rule over her people keeping them safe from any natural threats. She soon was wed to not only to the man she was obligated to marry in accordance with the law of nature but to her best friend and hunting companion. While she supplied for her people her husband guarded their homes. She soon bore a son and began to raise him to one day replace her husband as high chief of the tribe.
Her life was simple until an unforeseen threat wandered into their grove. With their proximity to the ocean and the trading islands off the coast an army of men believed they needed to conquer the small forest as a stronghold. When her people refused to leave due to their ancient ties to the forest and their promise to guard an ancient power that dwelled there, the army turned against them. The men burned the grove to the ground capturing all those who did not fight and killing those who did. They defiled the women of the village and sold many others as slaves. Shotah being a defender and spiritual leader of her people stood and fought for her people. She was eventually captured by the army and taken to General Aberson. The general beat and tortured her for information about the sacred grove knowing that since she was the spiritual leader of her people she would know why they refused to leave the grove. The general, tired of her noncompliance killed her son as a warning against further insubordination.
Fuelled by the murder of her son a wild power was released within her a power that consumed her with a need for revenge, a powerful hate towards all mankind. Shotah in a wild fury broke free of her make shift prison and unleashed her anger on the men of the small encampment only to find that General Aberson had left to report back to his superiors. Shotah made a frantic escape and ran back to the rubble that was once her home. She searched for days for the ancient power said to be hidden within the grove but was unsuccessful. She hid herself and wandered the forest searching out the soon returning general. Somehow he had received word of her attack on the encampment and set a trap which Shotah fell into. She was captured by the General and soon put on a boat being sent to prison for her crimes. She was to rot for eternity within the prison tortured by those loyal to the general.
A once diplomatic, wise and powerful leader she had turned into a bloodthirsty revenge seeking women fueled by anger and backed by a force that felt somehow unnatural. She shows distrust to all she meets but is eager for the help of those willing to defend the natural order. Though she no longer has a deep respect for all life she still clings to the magic and wonder of the ancient world she was appointed from birth to protect.