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a summary, more to follow in the comments.

on the 17th of last seed, 4E 201, imperial carriages carried jarl ulfric stormcloak, a group of his soldiers and other prisoners to helgen for a public execution. among them was brynhild, a nord woman caught while attempting to cross the border from cyrodiil back to skyrim after a long journey away from home. coincidentally her roots dated back to falkreath hold, though she'd been long gone and barely recognizable since her last time there.

unaligned with either side of the civil war, at least where official matters are concerned, she wasn't even listed to be executed yet by the imperial captain's orders she saw herself seconds from being beheaded — that is, until the dragon alduin attacked.

managing to escape with the help of ralof, one of the stormcloak prisoners, brynhild set off on a quest where she would discover much about herself: namely, her role as the (seemingly last) dovahkiin or dragonborn. her initial confusion after she defeated the dragon mirmulnir and absorbed his soul just miles away from whiterun was what set her off to meet the greybeards - and though they did their best to train her in the thu'um (dragon shout) and helped her master the shout of unrelenting force (fus ro dah), she initially rejected this legacy and took off as far from there as she could.

in months of adventuring through the nine holds, brynhild proved to be stellar thief and a skilled archer; relying very rarely on other weapons, she fell on the good graces of the daedric prince hircine and chose to wear his savior's hide with pride. she was imprisoned more than once, encountered the forsworn and hagravens, fought other dragons and, in one occasion, got in cahoots with the dark brotherhood (after not-so intelligently accepting one of their contracts; the mun would like to clarify here that they're playing their character as having joined but not being the listener because that's just way too much for one nord :D think of it as an unfinished questline even though it is very much finished). all of this (and more) before the dragons' attacks and the increasing instability of the civil war prompted her to make a serious decision in regards to accepting her fate.

at present time her ~canon point~ is in the dwemer ruin of blackreach. having recently met paarthurnax, brynhild left northwards in search of one of the legendary elder scrolls in hopes that it would help her defeat alduin once and for all.

personality

in short, brynhild is very no-nonsense. it's not that she doesn't have a sense of humour or anything, but she has a very direct approach to problem-solving and doesn't enjoy tiptoeing around more than she necessarily has to already. as an archer, she's a skilled strategist; she's not the best but she feels as if she always has to do her best to be at least two steps ahead of her target. this is especially so, since despite her physical strength being good enough for her to hold her ground in a fair fight, she does not rely on heavy weaponry most of the time unless it's absolutely necessary.

though she has some very wavering morals where stealing and some degree of cheating her way through a situation are concerned, these do not mean she does not have values. as a nord, brynhild values her people and their heritage and though she tries to play off as a neutral party, she can't help but to feel a degree of resentment towards the empire for having lost her childhood, and towards the thalmor for prohibiting religious freedom in the province. as a woman, she values herself and her integrity and does not stand for anyone who looks down upon her for not being as bulky, as tall, as manly as other warriors. thankfully she doesn't seem to be the only one, either!

again, it's not that brynhild doesn't have a sense of humour - far from it, actually. she's not overly funny, but she cracks a few jokes here and there though they often come laced with a bit of sarcasm or to mask what could otherwise be a blunt observation. she's more about idly teasing someone and she'll generally take it as a challenge as well. nonetheless, a genuine insult is still that and might not easily be forgiven: the damage can go from a few harsh words, to fists, to a fit of blind rage (though it would take plenty plenty plenty of poking and prodding as very personal matters to ever get her in that sort of state).

appearance

quickly: she's of average height (around 170cm tall) and more of an athletic build though not without some curve to her frame. her skin is pale and marred with small spots and plenty of freckles, especially along her cheeks, nose and shoulders, as well as several scars along different parts of her body; not even her face is spotless, with one scar traveling down her right eye and another across her lip. her eyes are a clear grey-blue with a sharp look to them egged on by defined eyebrows. as for her hair, it's quite a dark brown passing off for black in bad lighting; the upper part of it is pulled back into a tight braid that ends midway with a small hairpiece, then falling loose down to her mid-back with the rest of it, with only a few small braids messily worked into it here and there. her hair is naturally wavy, not thin but also not very thick and strong and it often just looks messy. she wears very few accessories besides (occasionally) an amulet of talos or an amulet of mara
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ahrk fin kel lost prodah, do ved viing ko fin krah,
tol fod zeymah win kein meyz fundein!
Alduin, feyn do jun, kruziik vokun staadnau,
voth aan bahlok wah diivon fin lein!

nuz aan sul, fent alok, fod fin vul dovah nok,
fen kos nahlot mahfaeraak ahrk ruz!
paaz Keizaal fen kos stin nol bein Alduin jot,
Dovahkiin kos fin saviik do muz!

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