Time for Version 1.1 already! A couple of problems are fixed. Most notably compatibility with the companion extension mods like UFO, AFT and EFF.
Caele has a hard exterior but a soft heart. She wears warpaint rather than makeup, so no pretty little shiny photo model here, no-no. She is a bit paranoid and thinks the rest of the world is out to get her, but she will treat her friends like royalty. She enjoys a good fight (maybe a little too much!) and getting drunk. She has a lot of political opinions about the state of Tamriel.
Caele is a mature, real woman. Her mother died when Caele was young, and she was raised by her father, who was a hardened veteran of the Great War. Caele found religion and joined the Talos Cult. As she was appalled by the conditions for Talos Worship in Skyrim, she left for Cyrodiil. There, she fought alongside and trained with the best of the best at the Temple of The Warrior Monks near Bruma. Now she is on her way home to Helgen. She uses strong language from time to time. Deal with it.
Caele levels from 6 to 81 (Legendary 300). She will fight to the end to protect herself and her friends. She fights like a true barbarian with two-handed swords (using the 2HHumanBoss combat style), so see to it that she is equipped with a proper weapon. She has the beheading perk and will occasionally show that skill off. She also has the lightfoot perk, which makes her avoid traps. She wears heavy armour the best, and is initially outfitted with heavy barbarian armour. The armour is specific to her and shouldn't be worn by anyone else. Caele uses the standard UNP body with body weight set to 80. She uses a heal spell in case her health gets too low although she is also marked essential.
Caele is one of all those Companion mods for Skyrim. Almost. I've been very disappointed in the follower/companion mods for Skyrim; most of them have been about photo model exteriors with no content or soul whatsoever. You know what I mean - plastic babes with makeup and perfect hairdos waving big swords like professionals. Where's the immersion in that? To be fair, there are a couple of good companion mods out there, but they're few and far between. Vilja is great, and the official Dawnguard companion Serana. I liked them.
Against this background, I started creating Caele. She's a character with content, personality and indeed - soul. Fully voice acted, with a storyline to boot, she'll hang along on your adventures in Skyrim and exercise some real barbarism with her two handed weapons. No photo model fun here or plastic babe with Lydia's voice pasted on. No, siree. Not to say that Caele isn't beautiful though.
There's more coming. In version 2.0 she'll be marriable and the quest will be expanded. We're planning for full Dawnguard and Dragonborn support as well and to give her a whole lot of more voice acting. Right now, she's a really playable, enjoyable, complete character and personality already; a somewhat psychotic killer barbarian real babe.