Six Foot Three
Dark Hair and Eyes
Gypsy blood sears
through his veins. His dark looks attested to this quality but
there was something more that hinted of ancient warriors and kings.
From the mists of time came the story of Clan MacKay. In Ireland
from ancient times several tribes lived in the northern tier, which
was once part of one of the ancient Scottish kingdoms known as Dal
Riata. While most of the clan followed two brothers who were
deported to Scotland after a battle lost for kingship, their
Clan remained. A young man of the Clan fell in love with a girl of
the Tuatha Dé Danann and took her as his wife. Tuatha Dé Danann
means 'the race of the gods of Danu', Danu was the mother of all the
ancient gods of Ireland. They were the powers of light, life and
warmth. The children of the couple were strong in the energies
of nature and followed the ancient gods.
In time, another
son married a woman who was also descended of the Tuatha Dé Danann.
This only strengthened their bond with the gods of old. The family
drew the wrath of the Fomhóire, which means 'from the sea' and
is the name given to the divine powers, or gods of night, death and
cold. They were served by the Fir Bholg, or Men of the Builg. They
are human but with one difference - their eyes glow with a strange
reddish light during battle.
The descendants of
the Fir Bholg began to attack the Clan members whenever they could.
In particular, one clan, MacEirc, seemed to hold a deep hatred of
the MacKays, often employing members of other clans to attack the
MacKays, making it seem as if there were many against them. Finally,
in desperation, the head of the clan, Afton MacKay, sent his
children away from Ireland in different directions. He hoped they
would all find one another in the land of Heathfield where a cousin
matriarch was known to be by the name of Hazel MacKay. Their mother
died long ago, not long after the birth of Kynan. So far, Ruarc,
Aedan, Mikhail, Kaylea, and Adara Giles, Ruarc's fiancee,
have made it to Heathfield. Eimear as well the two younger brothers,
Trevet and, Kynan have yet to arrive. They have also received
word that Afton has not survived the latest attack and are worried
their sister and brothers are captives of the MacEirc.
Battle worn, it
was time for him to start a new life. The conflicts at home would
continue without them for there was never a settling of matters
between warring clans. This he came to realize after years of
watching good men die, many friends amongst them. It was a waste of
life over chieftains squabbling. It was their father's wish
for them to survive and so he came to Heathfield with his brothers
Ruarc and Aedan along with their sister Kaylea some years ago. While Ruarc
and Aedan found love, he found he had a penchant for the Tarot
Cards. A glimpse into the future or one's personality, not to doom
but to use constructively.
GleannTaise - MacKay Family Manor
ooc and ic, or ignored. RPL#1. Actor used is only in how this
roleplayed character would look. No claims made. 06-12-07++