Motto: Fear Nothing
Other Towns of Note:
City of SouthCliff,
City of FangKeep
Town of Corsair
Places of Note:
Dwarven City of Marble Hold
General Kaydia was known as a brillaint tactician. He had studied warfare under the tutelage of Viori’s best and brightest and he learned his lessons well. Commander of the “Boar Army” by the age of thirty-five, he turned his troops into a wall of spears that no army dared to challenge.
At Viori’s death, Kaydia was sixty-five, but still an active commander with no intent of laying down his spear. However, after the assassination of Aeteos, he found his loyalty torn. In his heart, he knew that the lost son of Aeteos should be his king– but he had to choose between an uncle and a brother, neither of which he felt was worth his blade’s loyalty. However, before he could make his choice, both erstwhile rulers contacted Kaydia.
One of Kaydia’s lieutenants, a personal friend of Athos, approached the general with an order from Athos. Written in Athos’ hand it ordered Kaydia to relinquish control of the Boar Army to the lieutenant and present himself to Athos for reassignment to a duty more becoming age. At the same moment, Kaydia received a message from Brionus offering him a large sum of defect to Brionus’ side.
Kaydia told both to go to hell in rather dramatic fashion. His soldiers set fire to their barracks, stole the mounts of their armies, and fled into the wilds. In the coming years, Kaydia taught both men the meaning of “guerilla warfare.” When young Dwyndon appeared, Kaydia’s men rode under the banner of their “lost king.”
On Unification Day, Kaydia asked only for every one of his soldiers to receive land to retire upon. It was granted with Kaydia’s son, Nickolas, as their king. Kaydia then retired, contented.
Today, the Kaydian’s are a very independent people. They stand behind their old army motto of “Fear Nothing,” and they mean every bit of it. Every citizen must serve in the army in order to hold land, and every soul considers it the greatest of honors to do so.
○ Ruler: King Phillip. A kind man fond of laughter, he is lame due to an accident as a child. Married to his childhood sweetheart, Samantha, they have two sons (Tam and Fredrick) and one daughter (Penelope).