Kaelyn the Dove (Iconic)
NG Female Half-Celestial Cleric 17/Doomguide of Kelemvor 2
Weapon Choice: Heavy Mace and Round Shield
“Kaelyn possesses a strange, otherworldly grace… her hair is silver-white, her eyes dark – almost black, like those of a dove. Her wings mark her as a half-celestial, a mortal with one parent who was an angel, from the higher planes. Kaelyn has an unmistakable intensity about her… and a quiet sadness that lurks behind her dark eyes.”
Kaelyn hails from the slopes of Mount Celestia, the granddaughter of a powerful solar. Kaelyn is the eldest sister of a group known as the “Menagerie,” who served Kelemvor, the current God of the Dead. Kaelyn was known as “the Dove” because she was the spiritual leader and her eyes were black like a dove. She was one of Kelemvor’s Doomguides, who would offer comfort to the dying and help them accept death.
But her conscience could not bear the fact she would be giving false comfort to dying Faithless, as she knew that they would ultimately be suffering eternally in the Wall of the Faithless, and many of them had no chance of evading that fate. To her, the Faithless being doomed to the Wall, no matter how pure or unselfish they are, was an injustice based on archaic law, and weighed heavily upon her. She could not in good conscience continue work in Kelemvor’s service as a doomguide, and instead found Ilmater’s teachings to be more true to her heart. In her mind, she owed it to herself and the Faithless to free them from the Wall and give them peace.
She learned from her grandfather about the Betrayer’s Crusade, of Akachi’s assault upon the City of the Dead in the Fugue Plane in opposition against Myrkul and the Wall of the Faithless. Though her grandfather intended his retelling of the tale to be a lesson about the order of the universe, Kaelyn could only ask herself “Why must the universe be so?”…and whether she could change it. Inspired by Akachi’s crusade, she hoped to renew the crusade and end the injustice of the Wall.
Her attempts to launch a Second Crusade resulted in failure, and many of those who joined were lost to Kelemvor. This did not sway her determination. Two of her siblings, Efram and Susah, were concerned about her and arrived in Mulsantir hoping to find her. They enlisted the aid of the PC, requesting that he/she find Kaelyn with the promise of aiding in the battle with Okku and the spirit army. The PC ultimately meets her in the Death God’s Vault as she was trying to reach the Betrayer’s Gate. As she was unable to find a way to open the doorway to the lower vaults, the player can recruit her into the roster.
When the revelation about the Spirit Eater curse and its connection to Akachi came to light, she knew the PC was ultimately going after the same goal as hers. After receiving the Silver Sword of Gith from the Founder, the player could finally open the Betrayer’s Gate. In the Fugue Plane, Akachi’s original allies, Zoab the solar, Rammaq the demilich, and Ser’ryu the blue dragon were waiting for the crusade to begin once again. With this, the Third Crusade into the City of Judgement began. At the Wall of the Faithless, Kelemvor intervened, decreeing that he cannot allow them to destroy the wall, but allowed the player to retrieve his/her soul and face Akachi’s hunger, the Faceless Man.
Death: Dies fighting against a pair Barbed Devil