OOC: Well, guys, I'm here. I know, I'm late. I had an incident with a golem and a pair of quilting gloves.
Name: Kiani Chipfinder (this is what happens when you tell an online dwarf name generator that your name is Beverly Noseworthy)
Appearance: Kiani is short (obviously) and built about like any other dwarf. She likes to think she's more thin and built like an elf, but she really isn't. She's dwarfish. She has a long, intricately braided beard to go with her equally long, equally braided dark brown hair. However, despite the common misconception about dwarves, her hair isn't thick and scraggly. It's smooth and shiny, and she takes excellent care of it; probably far better than she should be wasting her time on. She has sharp features and a gaze that cuts right into you when she looks at you. Beauty isn't a word that describes her, but she's not hideous, either. Perhaps somewhere between average and homely. She doesn't look overly wise, but she knows more than she lets on. Because dwarf and longevity, to anyone who didn't know her, she could be in her thirties. Of course, everyone who does know her thinks she's senile. Whether that is true or not has yet to be determined.
Equipment: She wears light but sturdy armor, dull and lackluster from wear. She's never without her sword, which is sharp and shiny and perhaps a bit too long for someone of her stature. When she knows she'll have occasion for it, she carries a buckler as well, but usually she goes without. She handles an axe well, but she considers it to be more of a man's weapon, and perfers not to use one.
Kiani also has a potato she keeps in a pouch slung over her shoulder. Though whether it's a piece of equipment or a companion is debatable. And why does she randomly have a potato in this barren wasteland, you ask? ....It's an enchanted potato, okay? Deal with it.
History: Kiani was married at the tender young age of 48, to a dwarf a good 20 years older than her. No one understood why the two got married, since in reality that's really old for anyone to get married, dwarf or no. But they told everyone it was true love, so apparently it was okay. Most of Kiani's life has been mining and fighting, without much variation or anything unusual. However, she was never hardened by the wars, and has always kept an open mind to the other races. She believes that somewhere in history, there has to be an answer to all the hatred. And she can't stand to see Kargeth such a barren wasteland. She isn't quiet about her mindset, either, but everyone ignores her, because she's crazy. However, lately she's taken to wandering off in....soul-searching or something, and her people are beginning to question her loyalty. She can tell that soon she may well be confronted about her habits, or driven out entirely. However, recently widowed, she feels little attachment to anything anymore.
Other: Unbeknownst to Kiani, her mining group has just been ambushed and wiped out by a certain unnamed group of elves while she was busy wandering around the hills. Tragic, really.
BIC: Kiani looked up when she heard the noise. Ah, those creatures again...From the sound of it, they weren't far away, but neither had they discovered her. So she simply remained seated where she was. But then...she was absolutely certain she heard a voice yelling something urgently. Kiani cocked her head, waiting. Then she heard another sound. In spite of how much it sounded like a predator, Kiani was familiar with this area and knew that such a predator didn't exist for miles, and her years of battle experience told her it must be an Elf signal. Raising herself up quickly, Kiani drew her sword, suddenly regretting having left the mining camp. What could possibly be going on. The savages, a voice she didn't recognize, and then an Elf signal. What on earth was going on over there?
Cresting a hill, Kiani found herself face to face with an Orc, with whom she also almost collided. Jumping back, Kiani pointed her sword at the Orc, ready to throw out an accusatory inquiry as to what he was doing there. But then her eyes took in the situation, with the mob of mad creatures closing in, and a few strangers from the other races also caught in the situation. Kiani didn't say a word, but turned and started the other way.
"Hurry!" She yelled, motioning for the strangers to get their legs moving if they valued their lives. Kiani didn't wait for a reply or to see if anyone made it out alive. If they couldn't survive on their own, there wasn't much a lone dwarf was going to be able to do for them either.