The oldest son of Finn and Lilly, Port Sumac’s most experienced harvesters, Kyse grew up part of a family well liked and much needed by its neighbors. His parents taught him the importance of the community and the success of the mice because they stuck together. For this reason, he was more than willing to apprentice himself to Maggie the Wheelwright. She was an oldfur and the settlement needed someone with her skills. He stepped into that role.
It was his free time that Kyse looked most forward to. Then he would go to the shore and visit the boat captains. Kyse had an unusually adept sense for the weather, smelling the salt in the air and feeling the subtle changes in wind and temperature. Boat captains learned quickly to trust his predictions. One captain in particular, Brand, took a strong liking to him and tried to lure him away from Maggie. But Kyse had made a commitment and stuck with it. He spent his free time with Brand, getting a sense for the weather over water and how the tides worked.
When Brand’s son Willem challenged him for stealing his father away from him and insinuating himself into a boating role Willem felt was his, Kyse chose instead to leave Port Sumac and join the guard, where his efforts would not just benefit his settlement, but all of mousedom.
Home: Port Sumac
Fur Color: Auburn
Parents: Finn and Lilly the Harvesters
Senior: Maggie the Wheelwright
Friend: Captain Brand
Enemy: Willem (Captain Brand’s son)
Belief: The good of the many outweighs the good of the one.
Instinct: Press on until you know for sure
Skills: Fighter (3), Haggler (2), Harvester (2), Pathfinder (3), Persuader (2), Scout (2), Weather Watcher (5)
Traits: Nimble, Weather Sense (2)
Wises: Thunderstorm-wise, Tide-wise
Gear: Hook and line, sling
Nature (Mouse – Climbing, Escaping, Foraging, Hiding): 5 (saves for winter, afraid of owls, weasels, and wolves)
Resources: 5 (works in the winter, parents work, frugal)
Circles: 3 (easily liked)