Blade Sworn Kalagos Sedriel
For a body to survive, one must be strong. For a family to survive, their bond must be strong. For a people to survive, their honor must be strong.
Description: Tall, but not a giant, this Thalerith's skin has been touched many a time by the hot desert suns, given its bronze hue. His eyes are a sandy gold in color, set deep under a naturally brooding brow. Broad shoulders frame a well muscled form, and the calluses on his hands indicate their frequent use. His fire kissed nature is shown by the copper hair on his head, shorn to the scalp on the sides and back, but a long braid hangs down his back, or perhaps rests over his shoulder. His jaw is square, with the tiniest hint of a cleft to his chin.
Personality: Kalagos makes no attempt to hide the fire in his heart, it's there, for everyone to see and tempered only by his unyielding dedication to living an honorable life, and his deep loyalty to those that have earned it. The man is vigilant to a fault, expecting something to be hidden within every shadow. As impulsive as he is, once he's made up his mind, it's hard to get him to abandon his beliefs. He admires strength, but with that strength comes a responsibility to protect the ones that are unable to protect themselves. Those that earn his friendship finds themselves with one of the most steadfast of allies.
Background: Many in the kinship have wondered if the union between Jarlanen Sedriel and Tavirah Aynarr was a political one, or a love one. The couple never spoke of it, and as different from each other as they were, they seem very united when it came to their relationship. Jarlanen's calmed demeanor seemed ever at odds with the fiery temperament of Tavirah, and it was certainly the latter that Kalagos inherited his own temperament from. Kalagos was a difficult child, and that didn't get any better when his mother passed away during the Mortal Strife. He was barely seventy when she returned to the Wheel. He fully expected his father to try and force schooling into him, but to his surprise Jarlanen did the opposite and gave him his space. The fact that Jarlanen seemed more concerned with mentoring Aganor was quite helpful. The reality was that he had very little in common with his father, so he looked for inspiration in others.
He found himself drawn at first to his uncle Karagoth, who like him, mourned the loss of Tavirah. He couldn't help but admire Karagoth's passion and strength, and his uncle saw in him someone he could shape into a true warrior. He fought at his uncle's side for a few years, learning from him and realizing he didn't like a lot of what he saw. His uncle seemed to have no regard for his soldiers, his warriors, always caring about winning first.Things came to a head during a training exercise. One of the trainees failed to perform to his uncle expectations, and this lead to a beating. However, the beating was excessive, and as Karagoth was about to land a blow that could have killed the young elf, Kalagos stepped in, taking the blow himself. Karagoth was furious, and argued that the young elf needed to learn that in the battlefield, the enemy shows no quarter. Kalagos snapped back that there are things a Thalerith should never lower himself too.
Boiling with anger, Karagoth was about to turn his fury onto Kalagos, but was stopped by Sylindra. She had witnessed the exchange beween Kalagos and his uncle, and decided to interfere. To Kalagos' surprise, his uncle backed down. Kalagos immediately knew this woman had a true warrior's heart and was someone he could gladly follow into any battle, against any enemy. And so he did, fighting at her side during the Eradication War. Sylindra took him under her wing, and helped forge the fighter in him into something different, something better. She became the older sister he didn't have, and when she took the on the mantle of Warlord and asked him to become one of her Blade Sworn, he didn't have to think about it, he immediately said yes. The steel of his soul is not fully tempered, he knows this, but he will walk the road to become a true warrior with honor, or die trying to.
Marriage: In 53PA, Azariah Devrien was married to Kalagos Sedriel and joined his family. -- At the end of 53PA the marriage was disolved in a divorce and Azariah rejoined House Devrien.