Ariuna Goro

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GENERAL INFORMATION

"Ariuna Goro is an Au Ra of the Xaela clan, and a member of the nomadic Goro tribe. Having developed fewer scales or obviously-Xaela features than most of her tribe (not to mention, being very small), it was continually noted to her as she grew up how she'd fit into society in the major city-states better than her tribesmen. Her head full of dreams about the world outside her tribe, she found herself frustrated with their hostility towards outsiders. Once she came of age and was married to her husband Batu (a horse, as is tradition for the Goro clan, who view horses as perfect beings), she set off to become an adventurer, wanting to see the world in a way she couldn't traveling with an insulated tribe of nomads. Feeling self-conscious about her size, and wanting to protect her beloved husband from harm, she committed herself to the way of the Gladiator.

APPEARANCE

At 4'9" (146 cm), Ariuna cuts a small figure even by Auri standards. She has long brown hair, and brown eyes. Despite being a Gladiator, her build is on the softer side, struggling to put on much in the way of muscle. She's quite curvy for an Auri girl, being about as top-heavy as her kind get. Her Xaela traits are somewhat subtle, having fewer scales than many of her breatheren, as well as Hyur-like eyes and complexion. The fashion of the city-states is still a bit of a mystery for her, coming from the more utilitarian nomadic culture of the Goro tribe, and is still somewhat prone to misunderstanding what is considered appropriate or attractive casualwear.

PERSONALITY

Sheltered as she was by the tribe's insular nature, Ariuna can seem a touch dense or slow to catch on to others. Despite traveling apart from her tribe, she still fully believes in their ways, and speaks of them with an innocence one might not expect for the subject matter. But Ariuna has also learned that most in the city-states react negatively to her tribe's beliefs and practices, and so can be a bit hesitant to discuss them with strangers. She's still very green to adventuring, but throws herself into every expedition with earnestness and eagerness!

L I K E S

Horses. Like any member of the Goro tribe, Ariuna thinks horses to be perfect beings; fast, strong, sturdy, intelligent, and loyal.
Meeting new people. Ari's whole reason for separating from her tribe was to see the rest of the world, and getting to know new people scratches that itch quite well!


D I S L I K E S

Judgmental attitudes toward Goro/Xaela beliefs. Her tribe's ways are very important to Ariuna, and she shies aaway from those who ridicule them.
Anxiety. Despite her eagerness to see the world, Ariuna can sometimes experience anxiety about new places, not knowing what to expect. This is especially true on adventures, given that a Gladiator is expected to lead the charge and maintain the safety of those who follow behind.

H O B B I E S

Horse grooming. Ariuna finds brushing her beloved's mane to be especially soothing and relaxing. To a slightly lesser extent, grooming any horse is therapeutic for her, making her feel zen-like and nostalgic.
People watching. Being an outsider to city-state culture, but being endlessly fascinated by the outside world, Ariuna is known to stand around populated areas just watching folks. Doesn't understand why this would be rude.

S T R E N G T H S

Earnest nature. Growing up far from the sometimes cynical culture of the major city-states, Ariuna commits herself fully to most things she puts her mind to, with a sincere desire to help those around her.
Stubborn desire to prove useful. Being so small of stature and physically weak compared to many of her tribe, Ariuna has a bit of a complex, but channels it into a muley desire to be helpful and protective of those around her.

W E A K N E S S E S

Self-esteem. It's not hard for Ari to get down on herself, and to think that anyone who ever doubts her is right to.
Feelings of isolation. Ariuna is far from home in the major city-states of Eorzea, and people seldom understand or respect her people's customs. She can often feel like she's all on her own, or like she can't form bonds with others despite her strong desire to.


M O T I V A T I O N S

Seeing the world. While her tribe is nomadic, their hostility to outsiders made it feel as if Ariuna could travel the world with them and never see any of it. She wishes to really know the world beyond her people.
Being a shield for her friends and loved ones. Being so small (and having relatively few scales for defense) in a tribe of strong nomadic hunter-gatherers meant she was always protected and babied by her tribesmen. This has given Ari a bit of a complex. She wishes to hone herself into a shield worthy to protect those close to her, especially her beloved.


RELATIONSHIP STATUS LEGEND
Family Romantic Partner Romantic Interest Platonic Physical Friend Acquaintance $ Business 💍 Eternally Bonded Deceased Positive Negative Neutral Unsure
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💍Batu, Husband - Trusty Steed
Character's Thoughts: "I love my husband more than anything. I'm blessed to get to be so close to such a perfect creature."
As is the Goro tribe's tradition, Ariuna was married to a horse when she came of age. Like everyone in her tribe, she sees horses as truly perfect beings, and simultaneously feels lucky to be the wife of one, but thinks nothing unusual about it. The two are very close, and seem to calm each other merely being near one another. They've been with each long enough and intimately enough that Ariuna insists she can understand his feelings and intent even without sharing a common tongue.
P C
N/A, N/A - N/A
Character's Thoughts: " ."
Description of their relationship.

RUMORS

N P C

Some of these rumors are untrue, speculation, or are greatly exaggerated.

◢ Common Rumors - Easily overheard. Use these freely!
"That Auri girl is always ducking out of town to tend to that horse of hers. She seems so much more at ease around him, I'm not sure if it's more for his sake or hers!"
◢ Uncommon Rumors - A little more difficult to hear. Use sparingly or ask first!
"A friend of mine says that Ariuna girl got a drink or two in her the other night, and got to blathering about her whole life story. Can't hold liquor, that one! Apparently she was asked to leave when she started on about her tribe's traditions."
◢ Rare Rumors - Very rarely overheard. Please ask before using!
"Ariuna? That small Auri girl who's usually around the Adventurer's Guild? You know, the other night I stepped outside the city walls for some fresh air. I happened upon her with that horse she's always traveling with. They... no, nevermind. I dare not speak of what I saw."

P C

Feel free to add your own rumors to this section.

◢ Player Character Rumors - Some of these are more rare than others!
"Your Rumor Here!" — Your Name Here!.

ಌ OOC NOTES ಌ

OOC INFORMATION

Player Note
I'm queer, trans, and NB irl. This character is not my main, and is none of those things.
I haven't really RP'd much since I was a teen. But a friend got me back into it, and I figured I'd make a wiki page! I also don't normally play MMOs, and have only been playing FF14 since August 2019, but I think I'm acclimating alright! My main isn't really on an RP server and I probably won't make a page for them.
Personal RP Limits
I'll generally say so as it comes up if I'm not comfortable with something!

CHARACTER TIDBITS

Potential Plot Hooks
Nothing at the moment that isn't already touched on elsewhere in this wiki page!
See above!
Character Lore Adherence
I like it when people use the lore of the game's world as a foundation to build their own thing off of, not when they treat it as a set of religious texts to adhere strictly to. People like to use the word 'canon' as a bat to beat people with ideas they don't like into silence, but 'canon' is whatever a corporation decides will make them the most money at any given moment. People deviate from the norms in real life, and your character can, too!



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ಌ INFORMATION ಌ
Name - Ariuna Goro
Race - Au Ra
Age - 18
Name Day - 12th Sun of the 3rd Astral Moon
Deity - Menphina, the Lover

Alias: Ari
Citizenship: Ul'dah
Occupation: Adventurer
Hair color: Brown
Eye color: Brown
Complexion: Light-skinned
Piercings: None
Marks or tattoos: None
Alignment: Chaotic-Good
Key Items: Heart-shaped Collar, a symbol of her marriage
Favorite Food: Beef Stew
Favorite Drink: Triple Cream Coffee
Favorite Color: Green
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