Daughter of the north, seeker in the snows:
The Kellid people have a long history of displacement, having been pushed north by everyone from the Ulfen warriors, to the Irrisen witches, to even demons, when the lands of Sarkoris erupted into a pit to the abyss. They are mostly nomadic, hunting across the frozen north in the lands where even the Ulfen don't bother trying to set up homes. Chiquq (say: CHIH-kook) is in some ways an archetypal daughter of her people-- she knows well how to live off the land, how to survive deep snows, and how to hunt both the caribou and seals of the north-- but also those creatures less natural, the witch-kin and ice trolls and other such horrors.
Though she doesn't necessarily need the comforts of civilization, Chiquq has become fond of them, and makes her living as a guide and a trader: she leads southerners who must travel north across the tundra and steppes, and she also brings ivory, furs, and tusks south to trade for things like metal tools, foodstuffs, and alcohol. Chiquq is helped in this task by a not-fully-grown mammoth named Ila (Ee-la), her beast of burden and loyal companion. She found the baby mammoth surrounded by wolves, with no sign of its herd. Chiquq drove off the predators and healed the little mammoth's injuries through the power of the giant goddess Skode.
Rewriting all this bit
(But a nice girl really):
Chiquq is a friendly, optimistic woman with an earthy sense of humor and a fondness for strong drink. Her pleasures are simple: the thrill of the hunt, swapping outrageous stories around campfires at night, carving scrimshaw mementos of her travels, and showing soft south-landers the stark beauty of the northern lands. She follows a work-hard play-hard philosophy, and is blunt and honest in terms of her personality, having little patience for the dissembling and 'courtesies' of the civilized world.
In looks: Chiquq is not very tall, about 5'4", and she has the natural tendency towards plumpness that results from a long genetic history of fat-storage-for-survival. However, Chiquq has muscle under her curves; she is fully capable of skinning a caribou, chopping firewood, and the dozens of other physically-demanding tasks required to live life alone in the harsh north. She has a round, moon-like face and the ruddy-brown complexion common to true Kellids, as well as black hair and black eyes.
Goals and NPCs:
Goals To hunt and kill a significant beast (or threat to her people) and take the trophy-or-proof home; GOAL 2
NPCs (Friend) An Ulfen named Erik Blackspear - A brave Ulfen warrior whose village Chiquq has passed through more than once, and with whom she's been, shall we say friendly, more than once as well. Theirs is both an amicable business relationship-- she brings travelers through his village, leading to trade and profit for them both, and he provides hospitality and a safe waypoint north-- and a personal friendship, founded on mutual respect and liking and the fact that it's nice to share bedfurs on a cold night.
(Neutral) Sezra - a jadwiga witch who, despite her loyalty to the Irrisen throne, is of a relatively open mind.... enough so that she is willing to trade, for both material goods and for rumors of what goes on in the southlands. Chiquq has a wary, respectful relationship with her-- she fears the witches of Irrisen as a rule, but Sezra has always dealt honorably with her thus far.
(Enemy) - Sir Darron Hillsfar - a minor noble of Taldor. His son was traveling to the northlands on a hunting expedition, as the great beasts of the north are quite the rage right now in Taldor social circles. Chiquq was contracted as a guide for the expedition. However, things did not go smoothly; Darron Jr. repeatedly ignored Chiquq's advice on the expedition, saying that he knew how to hunt far better than a mere savage woman... ultimately, his arrogance cost him his life, gored by one of the mammoths he sought to hunt. Chiquq has written this off as nature doing what it will, and hasn't lost any sleep over it, but Darron Sr. blames her for the death of his son and has sworn vengeance before she can leave for the north again...