Greer was born to a lupin mother in the outskirts of Namai – a small village community nestled within The Gensui Chain in Yanxia. Like most of the residents in Yanxia, her mother suffered though intense oppression during the Garlean rule and overtake of Doma. Despite having the help of her village, the weight of taxation and grueling physical labor had taken an immense tole on her. For the years – even prior to her birth - her mother had struggled to make quota by supplying the Garlean’s strictly enforced taxes by selling whatever she could to make ends meet.
Yuki, The Caring:
Yuki is Greer’s birthmother – a widowed lupin with a soft auburn and cream-colored coat and a heart of gold. Prior to Greer’s birth, she had worked as a lowly rice farmer on the outskirts of Namai. Though her burdens where great, she never failed to keep a smile on her face. And thus, her caring demeanor was known to all the residents of Namai. On an unfortunate summer’s eve, a monsoon had swept through the land of Yanxia – destroying rice plantations and houses in its wake. With a partially destroyed rice crop, Yuki could not pay for the heavy taxation quota requested once Garlean soldiers came to collect dues. Going door-to-door, these soldiers collected the fines from each individual farmer. A brutish, masked Xaelan soldier approached Yuki’s small, shanty cabin – knocking aggressively upon her door and demanding payment. With no rice, and no money, the Xealan had took matters into his own hands and forced himself upon Yuki as punishment. Lo and behold, she became pregnant with Greer. While burdened with pregnancy, thoughtful local villagers had assisted Yuki with future taxation dues and tending to her home and crop. As the months had passed, Yuki gave birth to Greer in solitude. Bearing a sickly, pale, halfbreed child into the world. With the help of fellow villagers, she kept the halfbreed a secret from others outside her village for fear of taboo or racist genocide.
Greer has a skin disorder called leucism, where her entire body is exceptionally pale and lacks color or pigment – aside from her scales, which retained their Xaelic color. Her and her mother stayed in their cabin on the outskirts of Namai as small rice farmers – so hiding her was not a large issue at hand. When routine visits from outsiders had happened, Greer was told to hide her ears and portray herself as an abandoned Auri child orphaned due to the war itself.
Time passes, Greer turns into a teenager full of worry and lack of social skills. Fellow lupin, Hyur, and Au Ra her age tease her about her appearance and her fatherless upbringing – thus, making her develop an attitude of bitterness, jealousy, and loneliness. Despite her peers teasing and tormenting her, her mother became her best and only friend, to which Greer held her as the most important person in her life. She grew to help her mother as best she could, despite her halfbreed self being so frail and weak. She would tire easily but pushed herself to her limits, and would labor herself for hours on her mothers behalf. She strived to learn how to fix broken things, hunt small game, and become a proper arborist for their rice crop. Though she grew to hate others, she loved and appreciated her mother.
Despite the burdens of the war, Greer watched the landscape of Yanxia and its people change as she aged in her adolescence. The people had learned to adapt to the oppression, and most had become acquainted with the idea of war-torn lands, soldiers, rebellions, and bandits. Some days where horrid, but most where full of happiness as Greer grew alongside her mother.
The End / The Beginning:
On a quiet spring night, Greer had arrived to her and her mother’s home late from working in rice fields. Upon getting closer to the shanty cabin that she had called home - she came upon the sight of a broken front door, completely split off the hinges and splintered in half. With the sounds of snarls and fighting happening within, Greer rushed inside to the sight of her mother attempting to defend herself against a Garlean Xaelic soldier. The traumatized, wide-eyed teenage Greer stood still as she saw the once-kind face of her mother turn feral. Teeth and claws beared, Yuki tried her best to defend herself to the best of her ability. However, the Xaelan soldier brandished a large dagger, slicing her mother's throat brutally and ending her life. Blood splattered across the cabin, splashing against the emotionally paralyzed Greer.
Upon seeing Greer, the Xaelan quickly marched over to her and pinned her down, restraining her arms behind her back with a binding Magitek device. The emotionally scarred child was then taken as a slave of war and forcefully lead by this soldier – this murderer – to the edge of Yanxia on foot. As days passed in her travels in chains to the edge of her homeland, the traumatized child was silent throughout their journey. Tired, malnourished, sleep-deprived, and emotionally drained – Greer grew hostile and mustered the confidence to speak violently towards the Xaelan once they had arrived at the southern end of The Glittering Basin. She questioned who he was, what he wanted, why he had killed her mother, where he was taking her and what he planned on doing to her; simultaneously. The Xaelan stopped in his tracks, turning around slowly to stare down Greer.
The soldier brandished the same blade used to murder her mother onto Greer – unsheathing it and pointing it at her. He confessed to Greer about her, quote-on-quote, ‘disgusting’ origins and cause of her birth. He claimed that her mother had hid her very well, but “secrets where meant to be unraveled”. Rumors had spread amongst lowly, young Namai male workers who had sold themselves as soldiers for the Garlean war. Upon hearing about a crossbreed Xaelic child born to a lupin mother - the soldier had specifically marched himself alone to Namai to slaughter her mother for giving birth to such a “disgusting creature that would disgrace the lineage of the Dawn Father and the Dusk Mother”. This information alone was enough for Greer to realize the soldier was, indeed, her birthfather. Greer’s father also revealed his plans to sell her as an exotic slave in the lands of the far West – Overseas in the city-state of Ul’dah.
She was lead to a boat on the southern end of the Glittering Basin, she traveled overseas in chains. Her “father” did not join her on her journey, and instead she was given to the slave traders as he remained in Yanxia. On her time overseas, Greer was fed meager amounts of food and cried herself to sleep every night. Upon her ultimate arrival in Ul’dah via the slave vessel, Greer’s bindings had become loose as the days had wore on. Uncertain of the cause, though she speculated the magitek’s innermost magics had become weak, she hastily escaped amongst the dense crowds and away from the slave-trader’s grasp – running as fast as she could, out of the city, and finding solitude in Thanalan...
Adulthood - present:
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