Name Pronounced: ke-ma
Appearance: Khema isn't exactly imposing at 5'9", but he carries himself well. He feels enough women find him attractive for him to consider himself handsome. His eyes are brown, his hair is dark, lightening in the sun to a dirty blond color . His beard is well groomed and though it is darker it is interspersed with enough red and blond to make it seem lighter. He places a good deal of importance on what he wears and how he's presented to people.
Personality: On first meeting Khema the impression is that he is aloof and perhaps even narcissistic. Once you get to know him however you meet a man who is deeply motivated by his craft to the exclusion of all else. He does however have a bigger heart then he is willing to admit to- something which only those closest to him ever really get to see.
History: Khema glosses over his childhood as if most of it didn't happen. It's not because it was traumatic in anyway, but because of how uninteresting it was. He grew up the son of Khet and Juma with an older brother and younger sister. Khet had a porcine farm beholden to Bitra and did well for his family. They never went hungry, at least. Even so, Khema hated it. It was boring and it smelled bad. He wanted out. At age twelve, he went to the Bitra Hold healer and asked for admittance into the craft. After much resistance from Khet, Khema was admitted into the Healer Hall. Khema left the pigs behind and has rarely returned since.
Information about Khema's craft
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