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He is presumed killed on the battlefield when Bahamut emerged from Dalamud. Aidan's loss is an old hurt for Honoura -- time marches on, and he'll always be 20 years old to her. It's unfair, and the idea that there's any small thing she could have done to avoid the tragedy continues to be a source of guilt. She sees him and her in many pairs of siblings, particularly if the sister is the older. At the same time, it's rare she'll bring him up to friends. Being fiercely protective of her privacy, his ghost is one she keeps more often than not all to herself.
 
He is presumed killed on the battlefield when Bahamut emerged from Dalamud. Aidan's loss is an old hurt for Honoura -- time marches on, and he'll always be 20 years old to her. It's unfair, and the idea that there's any small thing she could have done to avoid the tragedy continues to be a source of guilt. She sees him and her in many pairs of siblings, particularly if the sister is the older. At the same time, it's rare she'll bring him up to friends. Being fiercely protective of her privacy, his ghost is one she keeps more often than not all to herself.
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So when he turned up alive in Kugane, shock was just one of several emotions she experienced, all very publicly. Since then she's been sharing an apartment with him, it's very close quarters and while some things are still the same others are painfully, heartbreakingly different between them.
  
 
'''Emma:''' Honoura's baby sister was born when Honoura was 10 years old. She has many memories of how cute a baby Emma was when she wasn't wailing like a tiny gremlin. Where Honoura took after their father physically, Emma favors their mother. At 16, she is already almost a fulm taller than her big sister. She also, like her mother, has an eye for business. The youngest Hawke is currently an apprentice at the Leatherworker's Guild. Both sisters have fond opinions of each other but are not terribly close. At the very least, they remember to write and send each other small trinkets for their namedays. But compared to the closeness she shared with Aidan, Emma and Honoura might as well be strangers. There's a hole that can't be explained, much less filled.  </spoiler>
 
'''Emma:''' Honoura's baby sister was born when Honoura was 10 years old. She has many memories of how cute a baby Emma was when she wasn't wailing like a tiny gremlin. Where Honoura took after their father physically, Emma favors their mother. At 16, she is already almost a fulm taller than her big sister. She also, like her mother, has an eye for business. The youngest Hawke is currently an apprentice at the Leatherworker's Guild. Both sisters have fond opinions of each other but are not terribly close. At the very least, they remember to write and send each other small trinkets for their namedays. But compared to the closeness she shared with Aidan, Emma and Honoura might as well be strangers. There's a hole that can't be explained, much less filled.  </spoiler>
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<div style="border:0px solid; padding:8px;"><div style="padding:10px 15px; background: #238671;">'''◢ Common Rumours (Easily overheard)'''</div>
 
<div style="border:0px solid; padding:8px;"><div style="padding:10px 15px; background: #238671;">'''◢ Common Rumours (Easily overheard)'''</div>
 
:<font style="color:#90AB76;" size="3">■</font> "Might take her 10 tries to get something, but she keeps at it." [Maelstrom Officer]
 
:<font style="color:#90AB76;" size="3">■</font> "Might take her 10 tries to get something, but she keeps at it." [Maelstrom Officer]
:<font style="color:#90AB76;" size="3">■</font> "If it weren't for her and Bisenoire, Andouillant'd probably get into more trouble than he does." [Melvaan's Gate employee]
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:<font style="color:#90AB76;" size="3">■</font> "Somehow her and Bisnoire seem to get along swimmingly." [Melvaan's Gate employee]
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:<font style="color:#90AB76;" size="3">■</font> "Ohhhh her, the little shorty with the brogue, about ate herself sick of egg sandwiches I think." [Bismarck employee]
 
<div style="padding:10px 15px; background: #7ec5a5;">'''◢ Moderate Rumours (Moderately difficult to overhear)'''</div>
 
<div style="padding:10px 15px; background: #7ec5a5;">'''◢ Moderate Rumours (Moderately difficult to overhear)'''</div>
:<font style="color:#F37E1D;" size="3">■</font> "Grew up in the Shroud, but sure never likes to talk about it." [Limsan Citizen]
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:<font style="color:#F37E1D;" size="3">■</font> "Grew up in the Shroud, they all got that dour look about them." [Limsan Citizen]
 
:<font style="color:#F37E1D;" size="3">■</font> "I've seen her drink a lot of swill out of spite." [Drowning Wench Patron]
 
:<font style="color:#F37E1D;" size="3">■</font> "I've seen her drink a lot of swill out of spite." [Drowning Wench Patron]
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:<font style="color:#F37E1D;" size="3">■</font> "Who the bloody hells made her such a godsdamned card shark?" [Maelstrom Private]
 
<div style="padding:10px 15px; background: #e7ce4f;">'''◢ Rare Rumours (Very difficult or rarely overheard)'''</div>
 
<div style="padding:10px 15px; background: #e7ce4f;">'''◢ Rare Rumours (Very difficult or rarely overheard)'''</div>
 
:<font style="color:#D83018;" size="3">■</font> "Pity about her brother. Probably why she left home, honestly." [Gridanian Traveler]
 
:<font style="color:#D83018;" size="3">■</font> "Pity about her brother. Probably why she left home, honestly." [Gridanian Traveler]
:<font style="color:#D83018;" size="3">■</font> "Nothin' personal, but if her father hadn't wanted 'em to end up in such a sorry state he wouldn't have angered the forest, now would he?" [Opiniated Gridanian Elezen]
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:<font style="color:#D83018;" size="3">■</font> "Looks she gets sometimes, you'd think she spied a ghost." [Former Neighbor]
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:<font style="color:#D83018;" size="3">■</font> "Nothin' personal, but if her father hadn't wanted 'em to end up in such a sorry state, shouldn't have done what he did now, hm?" [Opinionated Gridanian Elezen]
 
:<font style="color:#D83018;" size="3">■</font> "Hawke? I think that's the name of the lad Teagan Ashton ran off with." [Limsan Dyemonger]
 
:<font style="color:#D83018;" size="3">■</font> "Hawke? I think that's the name of the lad Teagan Ashton ran off with." [Limsan Dyemonger]
 
:<font style="color:#D83018;" size="3">■</font> "She cut her hair off after some altercation with another private. And shaved 'is beard whilst he was sleepin'." [Maelstrom Officer]
 
:<font style="color:#D83018;" size="3">■</font> "She cut her hair off after some altercation with another private. And shaved 'is beard whilst he was sleepin'." [Maelstrom Officer]

Revision as of 19:33, 15 January 2020

Limsa Lominsa-transparent.png Honoura Hawke
Honoura.jpg
Gender Female
Race Hyur
Clan Midlander
Citizenship Limsa Lominsa
Age Mid-Late 20s
Alignment Neutral Good
Occupation Maelstrom
Height 5 fulm
Guardian Azeyma, The Warden
Relatives
  • Teagan Hawke (mother)
  • Emma Hawke (sister)
  • Aidan Hawke (brother, presumed deceased)
  • Albin Hawke (father, definitely deceased)

Basic Information

Honoura [Hon-or-a] is not many things. Not wealthy, not anyone particularly important, not... terribly tall. A petite, run of the mill Midlander from Gridania, Honoura is prone to snark about her lot in life and doggedly loyal to the people in it. She may drag you for your dumb ideas, but she'll do it while she hauls your ass out of it. A long way from her humble origins in the Black Shroud, she's doing her best to navigate an ever-widening world. One that is getting bigger and weirder by the day.
LIKES
Naps
Coffee with cream
Sweets
The color red
Bees, Moths, Fireflies
Birds
Shade trees
Rain
Bad romance novels
Puns
Whiskey
DISLIKES
Sand in her shoes
Giant toads
Roast dodo
Cruelty or malicious behavior
Summers on the Vylbrand
The Twelveswood
Elementals
Being tiny on some days
Morbols
HOBBIES
Collecting bric-a-brac
Reading
Snarky commentary
Gardening
Collecting orchestrion rolls
Climbing into, onto, or up anything she takes a mind or challenge to
Taking dares when challenged the right way
Taking the occasional Leve for extra cash
Tending to her parrot, Polly
FLAWS & INEPTITUDES
Difficulty reaching things on tall shelves
Overly defensive
Judgmental
Inferiority Complex
Highly Self-Critical
S P I T E
Doesn't hesitate to tease or retort certain individuals
Little by way of formal education, training, or experience

Appearance and Personality

Appearance

When lined up next to her immediate family, you'd almost think Honoura was adopted. The shortest among its living members, she heavily favors her father's side of the family, with dark hair and eyes, her father's nose. Several years of inadequate food has left her on the small side -- she has learned it's incredibly hard to seem intimidating when you likely resemble a 12 year old in a coat. What little muscle she has is toned thanks to a soldier's life. Practicality rules a lot of her fashion choices; hair's kept short, everything is comfortable to wear. When she does pay attention to clothing, she prefers warmer colors such as red, golds and browns. Fashion is not something she gives a lot of thought to -- anything really flashy or put together she had help. She's slowly branching out, mostly in her choices of earrings or shoes. A couple of friends introduced her to manicures and nail art. She's grown to appreciate the skill it takes to put a look together but is ultimately too lazy to do it herself.

Personality

From the outside looking in, Honoura looks like the quiet, thoughtful one. The cool big sister. This is a lie; while she can be a quiet, supportive pat on the shoulder or a hand to hold, she's equally likely to tease and indulge in bouts of immaturity. She is also never, ever cool. Serving with the Maelstrom has made her capable of talking to strangers and close friends alike without much of a problem, but one group will definitely get more jokes out of her (or more disapproving glares). But most importantly, she is an utter nerd.

Honoura often feels a need to look after anyone who sets off those big sister instincts. This can manifest in anything from strong advice to worried faces if not outright insistence on coming along to look after you. If you don't listen to her or go off on your own to engage in risky business, expect a few sharp words and disapproving expressions. There's an underlying fear that if she's not around to keep you out of trouble, you'll get hurt. However, this doesn't mean her patience for what she deems as tomfoolery is boundless. The more you push your luck, the more you can expect an "I told you so" out of her mouth when you suffer for your actions. It might come across as callous, but being the eldest to a very impish younger brother trains you to have an eye-roll as the first response. A punch to the shoulder is very likely the second.

That said, like any sibling, there is also a good portion of her personality that's fueled by spite. It's easier to provoke it to the surface than she'd like to admit. It will lead to a lot of snarky remarks and petty 'fuck yous'.

Family

Grief isn't a stranger to this family. What's left of it at this point, anyway. The Hawke family was struck by loss early on; greenwrath claimed Albin when Honoura was around 12-13. She's not too keen on the exact date; what does one year of age matter over another. The Calamity took her brother too soon after. These days, a family of five is now a trio, and its connections are shaky at best.

Culturally, the Hawkes are a very old Shroud family. They claim (truthfully or not) to have been part of the Twelveswood since the Fall of Amdapor. It's a family with who is devoted to serving the Twelveswood and its Elementals. Most of its members serve the Wood Wailers, Stillglade Fane, the Botanists Guild. In short, it's mired with tradition, and it's absurdly strict about keeping to them. Honoura's father Albin choosing to marry a La Noscean woman broke with that. It was an infraction that was politely tolerated until his passing. The larger, extended family of aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents abruptly cut ties after her father's death -- she tries to keep her visits to the Shroud brief and off the beaten path. An awkward reunion with someone who hasn't claimed you as a relative in over a decade is something she'd prefer not to experience.

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Biography & Timeline

Honoura's childhood wasn't a remarkable one. When asked where she was born within the Twelveswood, her favorite answer is "South Central, or Central South Shroud". It's somewhere in there, but it was nowhere in proper civilization. Say Gridania, and she'll recall her father more than anyone. And she's old enough now to realize that like the city-state, she didn't know him terribly well at all.

Limsa Lominsa is a place she'll call home, more than anywhere. It's a shoe that isn't a perfect fit; she's grown to appreciate and be grateful for what La Noscea gave her. But there's also a feeling that it isn't a perfect home. Maybe that's the result of an upbringing like hers; not quite a Lominsan, not quite a Gridanian. Somewhere in the middle. Somewhere that didn't quite exist on its own.

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RP Hooks & Contact Info

  • Open to walk-ups if you send a /tell please.
  • I do have a discord and you're welcome to ask me for those deets as well.
  • I am open to RPing more mature or complex themes if I get to know you first so that I feel comfortable.
  • I'm also totally open for RPing a pre-existing relationship between two characters barring any kind of romantic pairing -- let's be comrades! Or something. Especially if you're Maelstrom too, it makes sense.
  • If you're a Gridanian or have ties to the Shroud and you want to have a conversation/argument about that you can also hmu.
  • Serve in the Gyr Abania campaign? She did too!
  • If you want to help this nerd be cool, we can set something up for that. Help her. She's a nerd. She's trying.
RUMORS

Not all rumours are necessarily true.

◢ Common Rumours (Easily overheard)
"Might take her 10 tries to get something, but she keeps at it." [Maelstrom Officer]
"Somehow her and Bisnoire seem to get along swimmingly." [Melvaan's Gate employee]
"Ohhhh her, the little shorty with the brogue, about ate herself sick of egg sandwiches I think." [Bismarck employee]
◢ Moderate Rumours (Moderately difficult to overhear)
"Grew up in the Shroud, they all got that dour look about them." [Limsan Citizen]
"I've seen her drink a lot of swill out of spite." [Drowning Wench Patron]
"Who the bloody hells made her such a godsdamned card shark?" [Maelstrom Private]
◢ Rare Rumours (Very difficult or rarely overheard)
"Pity about her brother. Probably why she left home, honestly." [Gridanian Traveler]
"Looks she gets sometimes, you'd think she spied a ghost." [Former Neighbor]
"Nothin' personal, but if her father hadn't wanted 'em to end up in such a sorry state, shouldn't have done what he did now, hm?" [Opinionated Gridanian Elezen]
"Hawke? I think that's the name of the lad Teagan Ashton ran off with." [Limsan Dyemonger]
"She cut her hair off after some altercation with another private. And shaved 'is beard whilst he was sleepin'." [Maelstrom Officer]


RELATIONS
Family/Close Relationship    Friends    We've Met    Dislike  
Avali Nahsra: They both know each other's pasts better than anyone else does. Namely because they spent it together. Growing up together in the Shroud, the miqo'te was essentially, another baby sibling to look after. After a number of years out of contact, they're back in each other's lives; in some ways it's still weird how much has changed.
Proxima Bisenoire: Hon first met Proxima when the poor Ishgardian had the misfortune of being one of Annie's coworkers. They both discovered, to their delight, that they were neighbors in the Topmast. Since then, they've slowly become friends; Honoura doesn't always understand Proxima's sense of etiquette. But she does appreciate her kindness. And her taste in dining options. And her diligence at teaching wayward pets better manners.
Kaito Nagano: Captain Kaito Nagano is a delinquent, cheeky Doman who does nothing but pester and bother the Maelstrom corporal and yet they both keep hanging out and apparently enjoying each other's company. It's needlessly complicated; she'd be lying if she said she didn't like having him around. She also spends a lot of that time scolding him like he wasn't her superior officer. Is it a friendship, is it just workplace banter, is it two people from broken families falling into something like a platonic siblingship? Who knows. The last time he asked her if she dug him, her response was 'I'd dig you a grave if you like'. It was in public.
Jophoix Suinuet: The tallest of little brothers. Joph is a soft-hearted lanky-limbed dork whose entire demeanor to Hon screams 'YOU HAVE TO LOOK AFTER HIM, HE IS TOO GOOD'. Which makes it very ironic how often she has hurt his feelings and made him upset. Which usually makes her upset and begin to apologize profusely. Anyway, she adores him, if you so much as threaten to take his lunch money she's going to end you.
Sounsyy Mirke: Sounsyy has gone from 'somewhat gruff and intimidating Maelstrom captain' to 'a lieutenant who almost shot me once, but now we have Tuesday Night Wine Time and play cards'. They have both seen each other when they aren't at their best. Now they just enable each other for better or worse. Maybe both.
Ojene Suinuet: Legalman Suinuet is a force to be reckoned with. The corporal's feelings tend to sway between wanting to make her proud or just wanting to avoid her attention entirely. Outside influences however, have guaranteed she'll never be completely off her radar.
Tiergan Vashir: A big little brother. An oversized housecat of a person. The good of the friendship outweighs the bad of how it came about.
Sylbfohc Ostulmsyn: Commander Ostulmsyn. She thinks he's fine. He's you know. Her boss. He's fine. It's fine.
Ringo Shiro: Surely anyone who hangs out with Nagano is more responsible than... oh no.
Vell R'ius: He's young, he's nervous, he's shy, he clearly needs to be looked after by an elder sister type.

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