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Kelida (331 AC - ? AC) was a female Human who was a companion of the rangers Tyorl and Hauk. She had green eyes, hair the color of a sunset, had a slender build, and was considered attractive by human standards.

The young woman originally lived on a small farm that her family owned, in a valley just outside of Long Ridge. However a marauding Red Dragon swept through the valley and incinerated her house and family before her eyes. Kelida managed to escape the dragon, and fled into the town for her life, where she got a job as a barmaid at Tenny's. It was at the tavern in 351 AC that she first met Hauk and Tyorl. Kelida was unknowingly used as the target of a dagger throwing bet, in which Hauk threw a dagger at the tray she was holding and hit it dead centre. The barmaid was rightfully frightened, and refused Hauk's apology, although the adventurer did leave her a jewelled sword anyway. Kelida was instantly attracted to Hauk, although she would not admit the fact, that she was infatuated with him. Unbeknownst to Kelida or Hauk, the jewelled sword was in fact a Kingsword.

Tyorl later appeared and Kelida tried to return the sword to him, telling the Elf that she wanted nothing to do with it. However they were soon stopped by Dragonarmy troops and forced to flee the town. During their flight from Long Ridge, the pair were joined by Stanach Hammerfell and Lavim Springtoe. The quartet decided to make their way to Thorbardin, however on their travels they discovered the dying mage and comrade of Stanach's, Jordy Piper, who passed away in their care. Lavim began to teach Kelida how to fight with a dagger, to help her defend herself in case of trouble on the road. The companions were ambushed by the lackeys of the Gray Herald during their journey to Thorbardin, although they managed to defeat the Theiwar Dwarves and met with the ranger Finn and his company.

Shortly after, the group were ambushed by the Gray Herald and the Black Dragon Darkknight. Stanach managed to kill the Gray Herald, however he and Kelida were kidnapped by Darkknight and forcibly taken to Theibardin, where they were made prisoners of Realgar, Thane of the Theiwar. In their prison, Stanach and Kelida found Hauk, and the trio found the means to escape their captors and reached Northgate, where they defended Hornfel Thane of the Hylar against Realgar's assassins. Kelida was struck down by a Theiwar warrior, however whilst she soon recovered from the blow, she saw her friend Tyorl cut down and killed.

Kelida and her companions ultimately defeated the Theiwar warriors, and then witnessed Realgar fall to his death. Following Tyorl's funeral, Kelida told Stanach that she and Hauk would aid him in his quest to find the Hammer of Kharas if he chose to search for it. Kelida and Hauk also pledged themselves to one another, beginning the start of a long and fruitful relationship together.

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  • Stormblade, p. 43-47, 49-51, 72-75, 83-84, 90-94, 98-101, 104-112, 127-139, 143-145, 148-151, 153-154, 162-165, 182-188, 192-202, 209-211, 218-229, 257-263, 274-280, 285-292, 300-301, 314-317, 331, 344-346
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