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Oda Elsasdottir

by Jacob Skytte

Chaotic 2nd level Fighter (Str 13, Int 13, Wis 10, Dex 11, Con 14, Cha 12, AC 4, hp 13) Personality Traits: Modest/Proud 5/15, Generous/Greedy 6/14, Honest/Deceitful 5/15 18 years old, Blond hair, Pale blue eyes

"It killed all of my pitiful innocence and purity, but now I am my own woman, and no man rules over me!"

As the older daughter of Elsa the Seal and Jarl Geirstein Thorgelson of Noslosford, Oda was expected to become an asset for her father to give away in a political marriage. Geirstein tried his best to shape her into a perfect bride, but Oda would not stand for it. A fire burns in Oda, pride and ambition fuelling it. Oda saw her older brothers, saw their freedom, the way that they could get what they wanted, that they could defeat those who would stand in their way, and she desired that freedom.

In secret Oda started wielding weapons, learning their use. She liked the power of weapons, the feeling of being deadly, able to strike down the ones she wished. When she were eventually discovered, her father was furious. But in spite of harsh words and painful punishments, Oda kept finding ways to learn more of weapon use. Eventually her father saw the futility of trying to stop her and focused on making sure that his other daughter wouldn't walk that same path. Oda was allowed formal training and she greedily partook in it, honing her skills and strength.

Oda has not forgotten the corporal punishments she faced at the hands of her father, and she has developed a hatred for all males, based on that. At the same time she despises weak females, who can't stand up to males. This has made Oda a lonely and bitter woman, she has no friends and doesn't care much for any of her family.

When finally the day came that Geirstein suggested she marry Jarl Ragnar Solmundson of Vithesford, she was at first furious. She would not yield to any man, she knew that for sure. But when she met him and saw what an old goat he was, she formulated a plan. Ragnar would be a means to an end. She came to realise that what she wanted above all else was to rule, to be jarl of her own domain. She would marry Ragnar and take over his domain, either by bending him to her will or by getting rid of him once she felt that she was firmly in control. Though she loathed the thought of yielding her body to him, she would never yield her mind, and she just had to accept that there were sacrifices to be made to get what she wanted.

Oda acted the sweet young maiden for Ragnar's benefit and was betrothed and soon married to him, just in time to get away from the war that was brewing between her brother Bue and the rest of her family. When what remained of her family sought her out at the end of the war, she agreed to help her brother Lot escape in return for his later service to her, though she gave up the rest of her family to King Hord without a second thought. She was ecstatic at proving herself to be Lot's better (at least in her mind), now if only she could find a way to break Bue as well...

In combat Oda wields a normal sword of exceptional quality (+2 to hit, +1 to damage) and prefers to wear chain mail and a shield, though she has her eyes set on obtaining a magical plate mail for the added protection.