Helda Silverstream

A bold dwarven merchant and Icewind Dale native

Description:

Female Dwarf Merchant (Veteran)

Bio:

Born of the union between clans Silverstream and Battlehammer, Helda Silverstream is a young dwarf who inherited the formidable cunning ofher father’s kin as well as the bravery associated with her mother’s name. Worldly as well as wise, she has already seen more of the world than her famed uncle.

She left Kelvin’s Cairn at the tender age of thirty-five, defying her parents and the conventions ofdwarven society to leave her home at so young an age. Helda’s father asked Stokely to forbid her from leaving the valley, but the elder Silverstream—whether because of his own regret over never having visited the vaunted dwarven hold, or because he realized that nothing he could say would sway the determined young dwarf— gave Helda his blessing, so she left with the next caravan out of the Dale.

Helda trained hard in Mithril Hall. There she learned mining, smithcraft, and the arts of war and diplomacy from her mother’s people, displaying the earnestness of a dwarf who had grown up in a harsh land that could ill accommodate the time required to spend so long at study. Even in their protected valley home, the dwarves of Kelvin’s Cairn struggle to live through each winter, hunting for food and resources and fending off the orcs, giants, and other creatures that would claim the valley’s shelter. The clan members in Icewind Dale must work hard simply to survive—they do not have the luxury of a liberal education.

She now ranges as a merchant from Waterdeep to Icewind Dale. Helda Silverstream has gray eyes and dreadlocks oflong, mahogany hair that she pulls back behind her head. She wears the hooded silver-stitched blue cloak ofher clan, fastened with a silver clasp in the shape ofa dwarven war axe, marking her as a war- nor ofthe Axe of Mirabar.

Helda Silverstream

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