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Name: Keegan Teague MacAlister
Birthdate: April 27, 1567
Weight: 130 lbs
Marital Status: Married to Gabriel MacAlister
Personality: Strong, Protective, Noble, Worrisome, Stoic, Often called "the MacGregor tiger" for her over-protective nature
Brief History: Seamus MacGregor, son of Keegan and Adelin MacGregor, was a strong man, a proud man, and loved his wife Fionna enough that when she died, leaving him with only one son and heir, Fergus, he never remarried. When it came time for Fergus to marry, Seamus found a less-than-stable match for his son in Dianah MacTavish. While the couple found no love, they managed to produce two heirs, two daughters, Keegan, named for her great-grandfather, and Adelin, named for her great-grandmother. Soon after Keegan's fourth birthday, Fergus was killed in a clan war between the MacGregors and their rival clan, the Cambells, leaving behind his mentally unstable wife, two daughters, and swiftly aging father. Sending Dianah to the nunnery, Seamus began schooling his eldest grand-daughter in the ways of clan leading while at the same time searching for a suitable match in a laird that would do well in taking care of his people.
And he found that match in Gabriel MacAlister. A month after Keegan's sixteenth birthday, the two were betrothed and married only a week later, uniting the MacGregors and MacAlisters against the constantly warring MacBains and Campbells. However, Seamus would never live to see the birth of his first great-grand-child, Fionna, in 1584, dieing mere months prior to the babe's birth, making Gabriel the official laird of Clan MacGregor.
In 1589, the MacBains, waged a blood war upon the MacAlisters. Fearing for the safety of his family, Gabriel sent Keegan, Fionna, and their twin one-year-old sons, Seamus and Sean, off to live in Keegan's ancestral home high in the mountains with only a handful of guardsmen and kin. It would be four long years before Gabriel saw his family again. Once the war died down, and things began to calm, he traveled to the mountain fort to retrieve his wife, nine year old daughter and five year old sons.
There was much rebuilding to do, for the MacBains especially kept up their antics. Keegan became a midwife and spent much of her time in the villages with her kith and kin, delivering babies, helping with crops and illnesses while Gabriel helped rebuild homes and farms and consoled his clan on how to protect themselves from raids and attacks. The pair barely saw each other for many years, only then at night, when they were too exhausted to even exchange words as they drifted off into sleep in each other's arms.
But finally things were beginning to calm and Keegan and Gabriel were beginning to rediscover each other again. Their love and marriage was reinforced with the birth of their daughter, Lillian, early in 1597. These were happy days...
Played By: Rachel Weisz
Picture/Website: The Lady of Clan MacAlister