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: <div style="font-family:Georgia"><font style="color:#000000;" size="3">■</font> <font style="color:#444146;">'''Reading'''. She has no preference when it comes to books and enjoys most genres. Whenever she has downtime, it is not unusual to find her hiding somewhere quiet to read.</font></div>
 
: <div style="font-family:Georgia"><font style="color:#000000;" size="3">■</font> <font style="color:#444146;">'''Reading'''. She has no preference when it comes to books and enjoys most genres. Whenever she has downtime, it is not unusual to find her hiding somewhere quiet to read.</font></div>
: <div style="font-family:Georgia"><font style="color:#000000;" size="3">■</font> <font style="color:#444146;">'''Dancing and singing'''. Secret hobbies that she'd never admit to anyone. Growing up, Bellona was encouraged to take part in the arts and developed a strong liking for music. She knows how to play a few instruments dancing over the two activities. While very gifted in both arts, the woman is easily embarrassed and will put up a fuss (or at least pretends to) whenever someone tries to push her into singing or dancing for them.</font></div>
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: <div style="font-family:Georgia"><font style="color:#000000;" size="3">■</font> <font style="color:#444146;">'''Dancing and singing'''. Secret hobbies that she'd never admit to anyone. Growing up, Bellona was encouraged to take part in the arts and developed a strong liking for music. She knows how to play a few instruments but prefers dancing over the two activities. While very gifted in both arts, the woman is easily embarrassed and will put up a fuss (or at least pretends to) whenever someone tries to push her into singing or dancing for them.</font></div>
 
: <div style="font-family:Georgia"><font style="color:#000000;" size="3">■</font> <font style="color:#444146;">'''Climbing'''. An activity she picked up in childhood, Bellona enjoys climbing things. Buildings and trees and whatever she thinks would be a fun challenge to scale. As a child it drove her mother mad whenever the young Bellona would clamber up onto the roof of their home. Presently, Bellona usually only climbs things when she wants to be alone with her thoughts and doesn't want anyone to find her.</font></div>
 
: <div style="font-family:Georgia"><font style="color:#000000;" size="3">■</font> <font style="color:#444146;">'''Climbing'''. An activity she picked up in childhood, Bellona enjoys climbing things. Buildings and trees and whatever she thinks would be a fun challenge to scale. As a child it drove her mother mad whenever the young Bellona would clamber up onto the roof of their home. Presently, Bellona usually only climbs things when she wants to be alone with her thoughts and doesn't want anyone to find her.</font></div>
  
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: <div style="font-family:Georgia"><font style="color:#000000;" size="3">■</font> <font style="color:#444146;">'''People who pry'''. She likes to keep things to herself and a few people don't seem to understand that. Be it about her past or something that's clearly upsetting her, Bellona would prefer no one question her about it. She's quick to lose her temper with anyone who doesn't respect her wishes.</font></div>
 
: <div style="font-family:Georgia"><font style="color:#000000;" size="3">■</font> <font style="color:#444146;">'''People who pry'''. She likes to keep things to herself and a few people don't seem to understand that. Be it about her past or something that's clearly upsetting her, Bellona would prefer no one question her about it. She's quick to lose her temper with anyone who doesn't respect her wishes.</font></div>
  
: <div style="font-family:Georgia"><font style="color:#000000;" size="3">■</font> <font style="color:#444146;">'''Gridania'''. She a lot of problems with Gridania, though most of them have to do with the people's beliefs and the Elementals. Perhaps she just misunderstand the faith but she dislikes it greatly that people allow these beings to dictate the fate of everything and everyone. Something about several homeless refugees being turned away because the Elementals willed it felt wrong. Then she especially has her gripes with the Wood Wailers. She was not welcomed warmly by them and many treated her rather poorly. As a result, Bellona has developed a deep grudge against the Wailers and has even made enemies of a few of them.</font></div>
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: <div style="font-family:Georgia"><font style="color:#000000;" size="3">■</font> <font style="color:#444146;">'''Gridania'''. She a lot of problems with Gridania, though most of them have to do with the people's beliefs and the Elementals. Perhaps she just misunderstands the faith but she dislikes it greatly that people allow these beings to dictate the fate of everything and everyone. Something about several homeless refugees being turned away because the Elementals willed it felt wrong. Then she especially has her gripes with the Wood Wailers. She was not welcomed warmly by them and many treated her rather poorly. As a result, Bellona has developed a deep grudge against the Wailers and has even made enemies of a few of them.</font></div>
 
: <div style="font-family:Georgia"><font style="color:#000000;" size="3">■</font> <font style="color:#444146;">'''Bed Rest'''. Bellona doesn't like being forced to remain in bed, despite being injured. She's rather prideful when it comes to this, feeling useless because she is unable to provide help to anyone. Even with the most grievous of injuries, the woman will put up a fuss and protest and even make many attempts (to the ire of the healers looking after her) to sneak away from her bed.</font></div>
 
: <div style="font-family:Georgia"><font style="color:#000000;" size="3">■</font> <font style="color:#444146;">'''Bed Rest'''. Bellona doesn't like being forced to remain in bed, despite being injured. She's rather prideful when it comes to this, feeling useless because she is unable to provide help to anyone. Even with the most grievous of injuries, the woman will put up a fuss and protest and even make many attempts (to the ire of the healers looking after her) to sneak away from her bed.</font></div>
  
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: <div style="font-family:Georgia"><font style="color:#000000;" size="3">■</font> <font style="color:#000000;">'''Hunting and exploring'''. Bellona is very curious about Eorzea and takes any opportunity she can to explore it. She's absolutely amazed by many of the sights she finds. </font></div>
 
: <div style="font-family:Georgia"><font style="color:#000000;" size="3">■</font> <font style="color:#000000;">'''Hunting and exploring'''. Bellona is very curious about Eorzea and takes any opportunity she can to explore it. She's absolutely amazed by many of the sights she finds. </font></div>
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: <div style="font-family:Georgia"><font style="color:#000000;" size="3">■</font> <font style="color:#000000;">'''Harassing Wood Wailers'''. Perhaps a dangerous hobby, but Bellona whenever in a petty mood, enjoys pestering the Wood Wailers of Gridania. Usually with harmless pranks or scathing quips. Often times it does lead her into confrontation with one of the Wailers, but the woman hasn't let that discourage her from her "fun". </font></div>
 
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: <div style="font-family:Georgia"><font style="color:#000000;" size="3">■</font> <font style="color:#444146;">''???''' -Coming soon.</font></div>
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: <div style="font-family:Georgia"><font style="color:#000000;" size="3">■</font> <font style="color:#444146;">'''A Better Garlemald''' - While having run away from her home in Ilsabard, Bellona doesn't feel overwhelming hatred for the Empire. It's committed many wrongs at the behest of its corrupted monarchy and while little can be done to right many of those wrongs, she does believe that the Empire can be turned into something better. How that will happen remains to be seen, but Bellona holds onto the hope that the Empire can change. And if she must, she is willing to do whatever it takes to see that happen herself. Even if that means taking up arms...But if cold Ishgard could change it's ways, than perhaps there is hope for Garlemald as well?</font></div>
  
 
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GENERAL INFORMATION

Born in Garlemald, she was orphaned as an infant when her mother, Viridia tol Glaucia was murdered by insurgents. The whereabouts of the girl's father were unknown as he had left long before she was born and her mother never spoke of him. She was instead brought up by adoptive parents all her life. Do to her having no memory of who her birth parents were, Bellona cares very little when it comes to knowing about them. Believing it to be a waste of time getting attached to a dead woman she'd never meet and a man who didn't care enough to stick around. As far as she was concerned, her adoptive parents were her real parents.

Raised by Garlean nobility, Bellona lived a rather comfortable life with little troubles.Being the only child of her adoptive parents, she was somewhat spoiled growing up. At a young age, she took a strong interest in the arts (mostly dance). While her parents encouraged her love for the arts, they also encouraged her to take up a few combat skills. While not entirely sure she’d ever enlist in the military to put these skills to use, Bellona has some training in archery and swordsmanship.

Despite being raise by parents who were very much for the Empire’s conquering and annexing of foreign territories, Bellona came to question her homeland’s actions. She believed that there were times when the Empire went too far or treated inhabitants of conquered territories too unfairly. Such poor treatment only fed the fire of rebellion in a few angry stubborn souls. At least that’s what she thought of it.

She didn’t understand Garlemald’s need for conquest. Didn’t understand the extreme measures the nation often took.

Whenever she voiced her thoughts about the Empire’s methods, she was often hushed and demanded to put such thoughts out of mind. And for awhile she heeded these demands…but Bellona knew she would only be content with this for so long. But there wasn’t anything she could do. So, she eventually came to the decision to simply leave. She knew that if she stayed, she’d only grow more and more malcontent with things.

Later on, she would admit that it was a rash plan, one born of frustration and anger. But she left home and decided to make for Eorzea, knowing of no other place she could run to. It was never her intention to stay they (neither was it her intention to become involved with it’s troubles) but she did eventually decide to stay. Though she tells herself it is just until she figured out a better alternative.

Until then, she has taken up adventuring, needing something to get by while staying in Eorzea. Though she deserted her homeland, she keeps where she’s from to herself. Bellona’s quite aware of tensions between Eorzea and Garlemald and isn’t sure how she would be treated by the Eorzeans if they knew where she came from.

Bellona doesn’t hate her home…not exactly. She hates the many atrocities it has committed…but she doesn’t think she could truly hate it. Be ashamed of and disgusted by? Yes. In fact, she still feels some attachment to it. She just wishes things were…different. However, in Eorzea she has also found new friends she has come care about greatly. And thus, struggles with attachment to her homeland and her loyalty to her Eorzean companions.

APPEARANCE

About 4 fulm 11 in height, she has an average build for a young woman her age. Grey eyed and dark skinned with long raven black hair that falls passed her shoulders. She has jaguar-like rosette marks on her skin. The markings show on her cheeks, across her shoulders, and mid way down her back. The markings can also be faintly seen in her fur but one wouldn't be able to tell unless they were up close or she was in direct light.
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PERSONALITY

Bellona in general is a rather friendly person Even with strangers. However, with people she doesn't know well, she tends to keep to herself. She doesn't like to talk about herself or her past and tends to become standoffish and impatient with those who try to pry. That aside, friends and companions know her to be rather snarky and playful but having a serious side when the situation calls for it. But she's also known to be painfully stubborn and reckless; two traits which have gotten her into trouble more than once.

L I K E S

Reading. She has no preference when it comes to books and enjoys most genres. Whenever she has downtime, it is not unusual to find her hiding somewhere quiet to read.
Dancing and singing. Secret hobbies that she'd never admit to anyone. Growing up, Bellona was encouraged to take part in the arts and developed a strong liking for music. She knows how to play a few instruments but prefers dancing over the two activities. While very gifted in both arts, the woman is easily embarrassed and will put up a fuss (or at least pretends to) whenever someone tries to push her into singing or dancing for them.
Climbing. An activity she picked up in childhood, Bellona enjoys climbing things. Buildings and trees and whatever she thinks would be a fun challenge to scale. As a child it drove her mother mad whenever the young Bellona would clamber up onto the roof of their home. Presently, Bellona usually only climbs things when she wants to be alone with her thoughts and doesn't want anyone to find her.


D I S L I K E S

Insects. Bellona can't stand any creature with six or more legs. The woman is absolutely repulsed by them and thus refuses having to do anything involving them.
People who pry. She likes to keep things to herself and a few people don't seem to understand that. Be it about her past or something that's clearly upsetting her, Bellona would prefer no one question her about it. She's quick to lose her temper with anyone who doesn't respect her wishes.
Gridania. She a lot of problems with Gridania, though most of them have to do with the people's beliefs and the Elementals. Perhaps she just misunderstands the faith but she dislikes it greatly that people allow these beings to dictate the fate of everything and everyone. Something about several homeless refugees being turned away because the Elementals willed it felt wrong. Then she especially has her gripes with the Wood Wailers. She was not welcomed warmly by them and many treated her rather poorly. As a result, Bellona has developed a deep grudge against the Wailers and has even made enemies of a few of them.
Bed Rest. Bellona doesn't like being forced to remain in bed, despite being injured. She's rather prideful when it comes to this, feeling useless because she is unable to provide help to anyone. Even with the most grievous of injuries, the woman will put up a fuss and protest and even make many attempts (to the ire of the healers looking after her) to sneak away from her bed.

H O B B I E S

Hunting and exploring. Bellona is very curious about Eorzea and takes any opportunity she can to explore it. She's absolutely amazed by many of the sights she finds.
Harassing Wood Wailers. Perhaps a dangerous hobby, but Bellona whenever in a petty mood, enjoys pestering the Wood Wailers of Gridania. Usually with harmless pranks or scathing quips. Often times it does lead her into confrontation with one of the Wailers, but the woman hasn't let that discourage her from her "fun".

S T R E N G T H S

Determination. Or just being plain stubborn, Bellona does not back down easily.
Love for Her Friends. Bellona is the type to fight tooth and nail for those she cares about. Never backing down from even the greatest of challenges if it means her friends remain safe.
Sharp Shooter. Highly proficient in ranged combat. She knows her way around a gun but is more comfortable with the bow.

W E A K N E S S E S

Reckless. Bellona tends to throw herself headlong into danger with little to no thought. Her actions often lead her to get herself hurt. Despite this, it doesn't discourage her from her rash behaviour.
Little Confidence in Herself. She feigns it, but in reality, Bellona tends to doubt herself often. Often questioning if her actions are the "right" ones. To avoid the worry of her friends and allies, she wears a brave face and puts on a confident act to distract from the fact that she's very much the opposite.
Close Ranged Combat. Bellona certainly knows how to fight...with the bow and blade that is. However, when it comes to using her fists, that is her weak point. While she knows how to throw a punch and can take a hit, such fights usually end up with her on her back rather than her opponent.

M O T I V A T I O N S

A Better Garlemald - While having run away from her home in Ilsabard, Bellona doesn't feel overwhelming hatred for the Empire. It's committed many wrongs at the behest of its corrupted monarchy and while little can be done to right many of those wrongs, she does believe that the Empire can be turned into something better. How that will happen remains to be seen, but Bellona holds onto the hope that the Empire can change. And if she must, she is willing to do whatever it takes to see that happen herself. Even if that means taking up arms...But if cold Ishgard could change it's ways, than perhaps there is hope for Garlemald as well?



RELATIONSHIP STATUS LEGEND
Family Involved Romantic Platonic Physical Friend Acquaintance $ Business Deceased Positive Negative Neutral Unsure
FAMILY
Kaeso het Marcellus, Adoptive Father. ( ) - Stern but Loving.
Character's Thoughts: "He is a stern man. One of those no nonsense types. But his smile is always one of the warmest ones I've ever seen whenever he looks at me."
A busy man but by no means an absent figure in his daughter's life. He has a stern and serious air about him. While many may find him intimidating, he tends to have a soft side for his daughter. Bellona's fondest memories with him were when he had work to do in Kugane and he'd bring her with him. She'd run around exploring the city while he had business to take care of in the Consulate. There were even times when the man would sneak her sweets when her mother wasn't looking. "Our Little Secret" is what he'd call it. Though he loves his daughter greatly, Kaeso had little patience with her qualms about Garlemald but simply believed her complaints to be a phase. Furious though that his daughter had actually run away from home, he has sent people to retrieve her with promise of a reward. Kaeso Het Marcellus.jpg
Icilia rem Marcellus, Adoptive Mother. ( ) - Dangerously Protective.
Character's Thoughts: "She taught me how to fight and defend myself. We were always rather close. Whenever father was busy with work we'd always spend a lot of time with each other."
She came from a family of fighters and soldiers and she herself is well trained in combat. However, she eventually left the military after a tragedy relating to a family member occurred. Icilia doesn't talk much about it but has made it clear she has no interest in taking up her blade once more. Instead, she now spends most of her time as a stay-at-home mother. Though she occasionally obliges in requests for her to help train any newly recruited soldiers. Kaeso was always a busy man, which resulted in Bellona only having her mother to spend a lot of time with. The two are close, spending many activities bonding with one another. It was Icilia that started Bellona's combat training. Though the woman is a harsh teacher, Bellona quite enjoys the time they spend together during these lessons. Icilia rem Marcellus.jpg
Viridia tol Glaucia, Birth Mother. ( ) - Forgotten Mother.
Character's Thoughts: "She was killed when I was just a baby. I never knew her...don't really care to. They gave me her necklace...I don't know why I keep it."
She was said to be a proficient fighter, rising through the ranks quickly. Some described her as cold but having a soft side for those she loved...others believed that such a side to her did not exist. She raised her daughter for a short time on her own as the girl's father had left them before she was even born. However, Bellona never got to know her as the woman was said to have been killed. Being a mere infant when she lost her mother, Bellona has no memory of her and has little care about that. "What is the use in getting attached to a dead woman?" is her reasoning.
Unknown, Birth Father. ( ) - The Abandoner.
Character's Thoughts: "He left before I was even born. So I'm told. Don't really care much for a man who couldn't bother to stick around to care for his child."
Little is known of him as Viridia never spoke of him often. There have been many rumors about the man. Some say he was an aan and Viridia was just ashamed of her love for him. Some believe he left her because he was in love with another. Some simply think that he was a traitor and is now in hiding. More peculiar rumors say the man wasn't even a being of this world. Viridia showed little patience for any kind of rumor involving her absent husband. Bellona knows nothing of him save for the many rumors regarding his whereabouts. As with her mother, she cares very little to know about a parent she never knew. She also bears some resentment at him for leaving them.
NON-FAMILY
Atticus pyr Vitalion, Childhood Friend. ( ) - Big Brother Figure.
Character's Thoughts: "We've been best friends since we were little children. He was always like a brother to me. Always there for me."
Close with Bellona as a child, Atticus was like her partner in crime whenever the two would get up to trouble. A few years before Bellona left for Eorzea, he enlisted into the Imperial Military. Her desertion has pushed their friendship into uncertain territory. Though, he believes he can convince her to return home and is attempting to find her. Atticus pyr Vitalion.jpg
Esredes Rosemond, ??? ( ) - Mysterious Snarky Elezen.
Character's Thoughts: "I'm...curious about him. There's not much else to it."
Knowing him by the name of Licano (and not knowing him to be a heretic), she was drawn into a scheme that involved stealing supplies from the Wood Wailers. Initially wary at first, Bellona agrees to help upon discovering that said supplies were for the less fortunate. Esredes' tale of people suffering under Ishgardian law resonated with her greatly, especially given her own reasons for leaving her home. Though, her sympathy may have left her somewhat vulnerable to manipulation from the heretic...

RUMORS

N P C

Some are true, some are untrue, and some are the truth but greatly exaggerated.

◢ Common Rumors - Easily overheard. Use these freely!
"She has little respect for the Elementals. Tis no wonder they give her trouble every time she is in the Shroud. I hear the Greenwrath has seized her so badly that the entire Shroud quakes whenever she sets foot in Gridania."
"Has a strange accent, doesn't she? No one knows where she's from and neither does she like telling. Probably just a little shy. "
◢ Uncommon Rumors - A little more difficult to hear. Use sparingly or ask first!
"Isn't that the lass who bit off a Wailer's finger?"
"I hear she was warming the bed of that Fortemps son. You know the one stationed out at Camp Dragonhead."
" Seems ever since she's arrived, Gridania has been seeing a lot more poaching. The woman looks to be the secretive type too. Keep an eye on her. Wouldn't surprise me if she had something to do with it or is just some bandit looking to cause trouble around here."
◢ Rare Rumors - Very rarely overheard. Please ask before using!
"You can't trust that one. She's hiding things. I hear she's actually a spy sent by our enemies."
"Some believe she works for some black market merchant. So I've heard. Apparently, takes care of the...messier work for her masters."
"Saw her messing around with some magitek once. Lass, seemed to know more than most people."

P C

N/A.

◢ Player Character Rumors - Some of these are more rare than others!
"...." — Rumormonger.

ಌ OOC NOTES ಌ

OOC INFORMATION

Player Note
Hi there! I'm somewhat new to FFXIV RP and decided to get into the community. I'm still getting the hang of it some I might be a little shy and slow to approach people. But I'm working on getting over this. I'm located on Mateus and if I'm not running content, I'm usually available in the evenings on weekdays. On weekends I'm usually also online during the afternoons. If you're not on Mateus, that's okay! I'm also fine with doing discord rp and if you have a tumblr I'm fine with doing rp there as well.

Tumblr: catte-bard

Discord: FriendlyFiend#9263 .
Personal RP Limits
There are a few limits I have. The biggest one is ERP. The closest I'd be comfortable with is a fade to black scene but if you're looking for some ERP for the sake of ERP, then you're going to have to look somewhere else. I don't mind Bel being captured or injured so long as it's nothing that could leave her permanently disabled. Big red flag for me is god-modding and I reserve the right to stop rping with you if it becomes too much of a problem.
I will play I wouldn't mind doing long term stories with plots to them. I don't mind planning out some story ideas. I will do darker themes in rp but this is something the REQUIRES COMMUNICATION between us to avoid pushing any boundaries. I am open to shipping but this also requires communication.
I won't play I will under no circumstance do any ERP. Nor will I do anything where my character is killed.
Disclaimer
Little Tidbits.
Time Zone is US Central
If I say or do anything in rp that rubs you the wrong way please don't be afraid to tell me. RP is supposed to be fun and don't mind working something out to avoid it happening again!

CHARACTER TIDBITS

Potential Plot Hooks
Any adventuring shenanigans. Bel spends a lot of time exploring Eorzea and sometimes gets caught up in some wild stuff. Anything involving Garlemald or Garleans is also a pretty good hook.


Character Lore Adherence
I'm rather lax when it comes to sticking to lore. Mostly because I'm still struggling to learn it myself. That said I do like to try to keep things within lore but I'm also not overly strict about it, so I don't mind if someone wants to bend it a little.




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ಌ INFORMATION ಌ
Name - Bellona Marcellus
Race - Miqo'te
Age - 20
Name Day - 9th Sun of the 6th Umbral Moon
Deity - None

Alias: Bel, Bella
Citizenship: Garlemald
Occupation: Adventurer
Orientation: Bisexual
Marital Status: Single
Hair color: Raven black
Eye color: Grey
Complexion: Dark
Piercings: Ears
Marks or tattoos: Facial marks
Alignment: I hate the alignment chart. No.
Key Items: A pendent that once belonged to her birth mother. She's very protective of it and rarely takes it off.
Favorite Food: Rolanberry Cheesecake
Favorite Drink: Sweet Thanalan Tea and Hot Chocolate
Favorite Color: Blue
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