Malika is an honourable and brave shieldmaiden who has been fighting in the borderlands for some years. She is of normal height has blue-grey eyes, half long blond hair and a large tattoo on her back. She rides a small pony and uses a long axe with great skill. She loves roaming through the mountainous terrain, living off the land and setting up traps for game and enemies alike.
Malika has a husband, called Þjóstar, and two daughters called Birgit and Egedía, aged 12 and 10 respectively. Þjóstar has a small smithy close to the edge of town. He provides armor and weapons to the local jarl and sometimes the king. Her daughters help him with the shop which is set up in a building next to the house.
Malika was the daughter of a clan leader, her father. He always wanted a son but was unfortunate in his attempts. As it became clear that he was unable to get a son within a year, combat training was given to his daughter instead. She quickly learned the way of the warrior and excelled at speedy moves and combat tricks. Her father grew more and more fond of her. He witnessed at a training that she was able to defeat his best warriors in combat. After 5 years of training she was given the shieldmaiden title in public, which was a great honour. The townspeople were proud to have such skillful maiden to protect them. As a border town, a lot of warriors were trained to fend of enemy raids, Malika joined the town contingents to secure the surrounding lands.
Currently Malika is preparing for a counter attack against neighbouring enemies. The conflict is about nearby fertile lands. Small skirmishes are planned and these will take place this summer. She leads a small contingent of warriors. They have been trained to set traps and build defenses. Her husband Þjóstar is working hard to keep up with all the demand for arms. A number of ore mines exist in the mountain ridge which provide the metals much needed by the smithies.
Malika's primary skills are maneuvering and scouting, her secondary skills are riding and hiding. Malika owns a smithy and shop in town. She has very good quality weapons and armor which have been made by her husband. She uses a broad axe, sword, seax, and a shiny chainmail. She owns a pony, 5 silver and has a monthly income of 6 silver.
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