Rise of the Runelords
Ser Lea Kroft-Nox
A young paladin of Iomedae from Korvosa
A Paladin of 16, Ecclesia has a slim, athletic build with Chelish features, with the exception of her wavy, light brown hair. Her most striking feature are her eyes; which are uniquely Amethyst in color. She’s typically found in her armor which bears some resemblance to one of the famed Crimson Blades of Korvosa: heavy, blackened mithral plate with golden accents. She also wears a crimson cloak and tabbard with Iomedae’s holy symbol on it. At her side a rests a long sword, but her true weapon of choice is the magic infused Aztalnok , an earth breaker that shares its name in Shoanti legend. All of these things make for quite an unusual sight, made even more unusual given the companions she keeps.
Ecclesia is a fiery young woman, strong in convictions and stubborn. Her words carry an air of nobility that at first glance do not fit her presumed station (that of a junior paladin), making her come off as a bit snobbish or spoiled. She has a bit of naivety about the world and how it works, however she is amenable to the fact that her companions may not share in her convictions or faith. She is willing to overlook minor transgressions, with the hopes that she can inspire her companions by example. She has a fondness for horses, learning and theology. Being the younger of five siblings, she does have a bit of a temper, which can be easily pressed by those who know her well.
Ecclesia is the fourth child of King Aquilos Nox and Queen Cressida Kroft of Korvosa. She was born on Rova 19th, otherwise known as the Day of the Inheritor. She has a birthmark in her irises are Amethyst in color. Her birth sparked controversy and gossip within Korvosa due to the advanced age of the Queen and the fact she was born a month earlier than expected, leading some to suspect divine intervention or at least a celestial affair on behalf of the queen. The birthmark exacerbated these rumors, and while the monarchy vehemently denies these rumors, young Ecclesia was largely absent from the public eye in her early childhood. The birth of her younger sister, Aquila, 3 years later finally put most of the rumors to rest (and sparked new ones).
Although she has grown close to many of the inhabitants of Sandpoint, none hold her attention as much as Ameiko Kaijitsu, Lea’s current girlfriend.