Dhara Hammerheart
High Defender
Portrait of Dhara Hammerheart
Portrayed by Gina Carano
Name: Dhara Hammerheart
Aliases:
Rank: High Defender
Race: Dwarf
Birthplace: Unknown
Affiliation: The Tomorrow Legion
Occupation: Clan Chieftain
Rifts

Background

Born of a world of high magic, where technology never developed past the level of Earth’s Renaissance era, Dhara Hammerheart watched helplessly as terrible magical storms devastated her clanhome and her people. The youngest daughter of a dwarf chieftain, she inherited his title as the rest of her family died at the hands of wind wraiths and tempest-born horrors.

Even as the caves collapsed in one direction—from where the dwarves came, their homes now smashed and ravaged by the tempest—new passages opened even deeper into the mountains, and she led her people through these untried tunnels. This is how the dwarves of the Hammerheart Clan found themselves on Rifts Earth, near the ruins of an ancient castle. There they determined to build a mighty mountain fortress and a new life.

Dhara is equal parts hope and determination, and she believes she and her people were given this new place not only as a refuge for themselves, but for others in similar need. She adapted quickly to this new world and undertook to learn all she could, and she pushed her fellow dwarves to do the same. Those of magical or spiritual inclination soon came to grasp the power and nature of the Rifts, while she and her fellow engineers and warriors studied the modern materials and technology of this new realm. They integrated all of this knowledge into Castle Refuge, creating a fortress city that maximizes the best of arcane and engineering techniques.

Dhara herself is a pragmatic problem-solver, yet also an enlightened dreamer at her core. Many credit her with helping Lord Coake regain his sense of purpose, and she is known to be fast friends with Erin Tarn. She endeavors to take the lessons of her home, combine them with the glory and horror of Tolkeen’s story, and work to build something stronger—something meant to last as a home for those in need, and for those who seek a much better tomorrow.

Though she refused the title of Queen many tried to place upon her, and insisted that Refuge city’s burgeoning population elect a mayor and other public servants, Dhara is nonetheless revered as the true leader of the region. Like the fortress city and the mountain upon which it stands, Dhara Hammerheart is the solid foundation around which hope is built again.

Sessions

Relationships

Lord Coake

Lord Coake

Ally

A true and honorable comrade in arms.

Erin Tarn

Erin Tarn

Ally

A mind equal to any dwarven scholar, and a heart to match.

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