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{{Infobox-character
 
| name = <div style=''padding:10px; background:#0f0e1c;font-size:30px;color:#c8c8c8;font-family: Old English Text MT; text-shadow: 3px 3px 3px #4494b9, 8px 8px 8px #81c8d1;''> Mahvashi Labanya </div>
 
| image = VashiAvatar.jpg
 
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| caption =
 
| title = Aerialist, Dancer
 
| gender = Female
 
| citizenship = Ul'dah
 
| race = Miqo'te
 
| clan = Moon Keeper
 
| stat_1 = Height
 
| stat_1_value = 5 fulm 3 ilm
 
| stat_2 = Weight
 
| stat_2_value = 140 ponze
 
| stat_3 = Age
 
| stat_3_value = Mid-20s
 
| stat_4 = Patron Deity
 
| stat_4_value = Menphina, the Lover
 
| stat_5 = Namesday
 
| stat_5_value =  27 th Sun of the 1 st Umbral Moon
 
| stat_6 = Place of Birth
 
| stat_6_value = The Shroud
 
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==<div style="padding:5px; border: 2px solid #395c80; background: #0f0e1c; border-radius:15px;"><span style="font-size: 28px; color: #c8c8c8; font-family: Old English Text MT; text-shadow: 3px 3px 3px #4494b9, 8px 8px 8px #81c8d1;">Character</span></div>==
 
 
'''Aliases/Nicknames:''' Vashi, Nightshade (alias)
 
 
==<div style="padding:5px; border: 2px solid #395c80; background: #0f0e1c; border-radius:15px;"><span style="font-size: 28px; color: #c8c8c8; font-family: Old English Text MT; text-shadow: 3px 3px 3px #4494b9, 8px 8px 8px #81c8d1;">Appearance</span></div>==
 
 
'''Face:''' Vashi's face is heart-shaped with full, high cheekbones and a gently pointed chin.  Her nose is small, her eyes large and tilted at the corners, eminently feline.  Her skin is a soft pink with dramatic white stripes leading from her temples to her eyes and across her cheeks.  A very soft sprinkling of freckles is barely visible across her cheeks and nose.  Vashi's lips are full, her upper a definite bow shape and her lower plush-looking.  Her lips are generally stained a deep purple-blue.  On her forehead, Mahvashi wears a tear-shaped black jewel that sparkles in the slightest light.  Her face is framed with deep blue-violet hair that falls straight along her cheeks and down her shoulders- all the way down to her calves.  A topknot is pulled back in an elaborately carved silver barrette to keep her hair out of her eyes.
 
 
'''Eyes:'''  Her eyes are a deep violet and lined in a dark liner, emphasizing long, long lashes.  Her eyes are large but angular, her pupils round.  Her pupils constrict to tiny pinpricks in the light, making the violet irises seem huge.
 
 
'''Body:''' Mahvashi is on the taller side for a Miqo'te female, with dramatically hourglass curves.  Her bust is full, her waist small, her hips wide.  Her legs are quite long and notably muscular.  In point of fact, despite her plush curves, her arms, legs, and core show the muscular lines of a dancer.  She works hard to maintain her figure, that much is very clear.  Vashi's ears are large and purple-furred, with tufts at the end that darken to black.  Her tail is fluffy and echoes this darkening and it is an easy bellwether of her emotions.  Both ears and tail are extremely expressive.<br>
 
The miqo'te's hands are slender and tipped with sharp, semi-retractable claws.  Her fingertips are slightly callused.<br>
 
There are a few small scars along Vashi's arms and legs, signs of the blade, the lance, and (much faded) the claw.
 
 
==<div style="padding:5px; border: 2px solid #395c80; background: #0f0e1c; border-radius:15px;"><span style="font-size: 28px; color: #c8c8c8; font-family: Old English Text MT; text-shadow: 3px 3px 3px #4494b9, 8px 8px 8px #81c8d1;">Behavior</span></div>==
 
 
'''Voice:''' Low, husky, faintly whisky-and-cigarettes.  When excited or stressed, her voice carries a hint of an accent, something exotic and evocative of the forests of the Shroud.
 
 
'''Demeanor:''' Mahvashi is playful, clever, and flirtatious.  She's friendly to essentially everyone, far preferring to make friends than enemies.  When the situation calls for it she can become quiet, serious, and tactical- even fierce.  She's extremely proud of her heritage and has no embarrassment about her chosen professions.
 
 
'''Personality:''' She's a hedonist that enjoys the finer things in life and does her best to get whatever she can get away with.  Mahvashi is, however, fundamentally a good person with a tendency towards doing bad things for the wrong reasons.  She's a thrill-seeker that cares passionately for her friends and has a ferocious streak of loyalty.
 
 
'''Flaws:'''  Headstrong, manipulative, hedonistic.  She lies frequently and well and appears to have no strong moral compass.  In truth, she operates from a place of deep fear and inadequacy.  She is thoroughly convinced she should have died in the Calamity.  Her hedonism leads her into dangerous situations frequently as she seeks that next adrenaline high.
 
 
'''Intelligence:''' Mahvashi is smarter than she seems, considerably so.  One needs to be intelligent to be good at playing a double life and she has done so with aplomb since the Calamity.
 
 
'''Religious Views:''' Vashi is secretly religious, she keeps a small travelling shrine to Menphina in whatever inn-room she's currently in.  She reveres NaldThal as well, praying to them both when she's undertaking any particularly dangerous job.
 
 
'''Romance:''' Vashi's views on sex are, to put it simply, loose.  She enjoys pleasure of all kinds and doesn't see why sharing intercourse should be any more complicated than sharing a pint in the tavern.  Romance, however, is something that Vashi isn't entirely certain actually exists- or if it does, surely it's not for someone like her.
 
 
== <div style="padding:5px; border: 2px solid #395c80; background: #0f0e1c; border-radius:15px;"><span style="font-size: 28px; color: #c8c8c8; font-family: Old English Text MT; text-shadow: 3px 3px 3px #4494b9, 8px 8px 8px #81c8d1;">Combat</span></div> ==
 
 
'''Style:''' Mahvashi calls herself an 'aerial lancer'.  Her style typically utilizes the lance or other long-hafted weapon and a great deal of acrobatics.  When she is having to be more discreet than a 6 fulm spear can be, she uses her claws, small throwing knives, and gymnastic tricks to strike many times while not being struck.  When sparring or in one-on-one combat, Vashi utilizes her long hair, teasing, flirting, any distractions she can to give her an edge.  When in group combat situations she becomes extremely serious and loses most of the artistic flourishes in favor of solid lancer skills, speed, and acrobatics to avoid getting hit.
 
 
'''Strengths:'''  Vashi is ''fast''.  She has a great deal of training and experience in gymnatic/acrobatic styles and isn't shy about using her natural weaponry in combat.  She is skilled in the use of her body, her hair, and her sensuality as leverage and distractions.
 
 
'''Weaknesses:''' Being fairly small and light, Vashi can't take a lot of damage.  She can be impulsive and reckless, easily getting in over her head in a fight because of pride or simply not acknowledging a stronger foe.  If, for some reason, her maneuverability is hindered, Vashi doesn't have much to fall back on.
 
 
== <div style="padding:5px; border: 2px solid #395c80; background: #0f0e1c; border-radius:15px;"><span style="font-size: 28px; color: #c8c8c8; font-family: Old English Text MT; text-shadow: 3px 3px 3px #4494b9, 8px 8px 8px #81c8d1;">Tendencies</span></div> ==
 
 
=== Likes ===
 
 
::*Fancy clothing
 
::*Fine alcohol
 
::*Attractive people
 
 
=== Dislikes ===
 
 
::*Bad smells
 
::*Being ignored
 
::*Willful ignorance
 
 
== <div style="padding:5px; border: 2px solid #395c80; background: #0f0e1c; border-radius:15px;"><span style="font-size: 28px; color: #c8c8c8; font-family: Old English Text MT; text-shadow: 3px 3px 3px #4494b9, 8px 8px 8px #81c8d1;">Family</span></div> ==
 
 
'''Father:''' Osu'li Gozli- (deceased) Osu'li was extremely important to Mahvashi when she was a child.  She was roughly seven cycles old when he was caught in a Wood Wailers trap set for poachers and died in the resultant fight, leaving Vashi orphaned.  Mahvashi blames herself for his death.
 
 
'''Mother:''' Lita Labanya- (deceased) Lita died giving birth to Mahvashi's younger brother, Lita'a, when Mahvashi was six cycles old.  Vashi has many positive memories of her mother.
 
 
'''Sibling:''' Lita'a Labanya- (deceased at birth)
 
 
'''Sibling/extended family:''' When she was orphaned, Mahvashi was raised in a group of thieves, poachers, and general miscreants run by a miqo'te couple called only "Maman and Papa" in a perverse parody of a family.  When the Wood Wailers raided their 'village' when Vashi was twelve cycles old she fled to Ul'dah and has not had contact with them since.
 
 
=== <div style="padding:5px; border: 2px solid #395c80; background: #0f0e1c; border-radius:15px;"><span style="font-size: 28px; color: #c8c8c8; font-family: Old English Text MT; text-shadow: 3px 3px 3px #4494b9, 8px 8px 8px #81c8d1;">Player Character Standings</span></div> ===
 
 
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: <font style="color:#F02311;" size="3">♥</font> Romantic Interest&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<font style="color:#000000;" size="3">♥</font> Sexual Desire&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<font style="color:#FA70BC;" size="3">♥</font> Platonic Love  &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<font style="color:#4e9362;" size="3">●</font> Good Standing&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<font style="color:#8f8377;" size="3">●</font> Neutral Standing&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<font style="color:#C24640;" size="3">●</font> Poor Standing</center>
 
 
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<div style="padding:10px 35px; background:#0f0e1c;font-size:14px;color:#c8c8c8;"><center>Enemies</center></div></span></h3>
 
 
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== <div style="padding:5px; border: 2px solid #395c80; background: #0f0e1c; border-radius:15px;"><span style="font-size: 28px; color: #c8c8c8; font-family: Old English Text MT; text-shadow: 3px 3px 3px #4494b9, 8px 8px 8px #81c8d1;">Rumors</span></div> ==
 
 
===<div style='background: #0f0e1c;font-size:14px; color: #c8c8c8; font-family: century gothic; '>Common Rumors:</div>===
 
 
::*”Mahvashi... yeah, I know that name.  She's a 'dancer', the kind that ends in nothing but her hair and a little scrap of cloth if you get what I mean.”
 
::*”Oh, her.”  The speaker snorts.  “She's nice and all but it's hard to tell if she really means what she says.  Could sell an Ishgardian snow if she wanted to.”
 
::*”She fights well.  Did some training in Coerthas, even.  Nasty with a guisarme.”
 
 
===<div style='background: #0f0e1c;font-size:14px; color: #c8c8c8; font-family: century gothic; '>Moderate Rumors:</div>===
 
 
::*”She doesn't like to go to the Shroud.  Gets sad.  I saw her drinking in the Carline Canopy once, she didn't even smile at me.”
 
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===<div style='background: #0f0e1c;font-size:14px; color: #c8c8c8; font-family: century gothic; '>Rare rumors:</div>===
 
 
::*”Pssst, hey, you.  I heard you were needing something 'acquired'.  I know somebody- name's Mahvashi.  Leave a note for Nightshade at the Quicksand, she'll get what you're looking for.”
 
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===<div style='background: #0f0e1c;font-size:14px; color: #c8c8c8; font-family: century gothic; '>PC rumors:</div>===
 
 
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== <div style="padding:5px; border: 2px solid #395c80; background: #0f0e1c; border-radius:15px;"><span style="font-size: 28px; color: #c8c8c8; font-family: Old English Text MT; text-shadow: 3px 3px 3px #4494b9, 8px 8px 8px #81c8d1;">History</span></div> ==
 
 
'''Early years'''
 
<spoiler>Mahvashi was born in a small village as the eldest daughter to a young couple, Lita and Osu'li, deep in the Shroud.  She was a smart, sweet, mischievous child with a quick smile and a natural talent for acrobatics and gymnastics.  Her father was a spear-hunter, her mother a martial artist that preferred to use her claws and feet in combat but primarily assisted in running the village as the second-in-command to the village matron.  Lita passed away while bearing her second child, Lita'a, leaving Mahvashi and Osu'li alone.  Claiming mourning rights, Osu'li refused to join another house in the village and raised Mahvashi by himself, with the occasional help of the females of the village.
 
 
By the time she was seven cycles old, Vashi was known as a troublemaker and a trickster.  She had a talent for leaping from the most improbable places and pouncing on friends and 'cousins', setting traps for the local free-range chickens and rabbits, and generally making a nuisance of herself.  In the fall of her seventh cycle she went too far and tried to trap an antelope, thinking she would catch and ride the animal into the village.  Unfortunately, the Wood Wailers were patrolling for poachers and mistook her childish prank as an act of malice.  They chased her back to the village where a fight took place- as the village was, in fact and unknown to the child, guilty of poaching.  Her father (and many of the other villagers) died in the battle and Mahvashi fled blindly into the Shroud.</spoiler>
 
 
'''Growing up'''
 
<spoiler>After a moon or so in the wild, Vashi was found by one of the children that reported to 'Maman and Papa', the miqo'te couple that ran a local crime ring preying upon the Lavender Beds and the Manor houses of prominent Elezen nobles in and around Gridania.  Desperate for a family, lonely, and scared, Mahvashi begged Maman to take her in.  The older miqo'te female agreed and Mahvashi rapidly gained the skills of a thief.  She could get into nearly any house, her childish acrobatics honed into knife-sharp gymnastic skills bolstered by youth's fearlessness.  She was given the nickname “Nightshade” during these years by Maman and Papa and their criminal contacts.
 
 
When Mahvashi was twelve she was involved in a botched burglary.  It wasn't her that got caught- she was far beyond such amateur mistakes.  One of the younger children broke a vase in their hurry to get at the gil stored within it.  The Wood Wailers were called, the child was captured and gave away the location of Maman and Papa's compound.  The Wailers swarmed in force and the group was nearly all captured- save Mahvashi, who had been assigned to mentor the child that broke the vase.  She took to her heels at the first sign of trouble, hiding in a caravan that took her to Ul'dah.
 
 
A young woman with a clever mind and a flowering body, Mahvashi lived fairly well on the streets of Ul'dah for several years, doing what she had to in order to make coin enough to buy her way into the clubs where she could watch the dancers and eat just enough to keep herself going.  By the time she reached her fifteenth cycle she had become one of those dancers- while at the same time beginning to utilize the skills of her childhood to swindle and 'acquire' whatever her clients requested, including lives.  She lived a double life in the city's underworld for several years, dancing, stealing, killing, and reveling in the gil that flowed in like a fountain.</spoiler>
 
 
'''Pre 2.0'''
 
<spoiler>When the Garleans first invaded, Mahvashi didn't really see any difference.  A soldier is a soldier is a soldier, Brass Blade, Stone Torch, or Legionnaire.  They all pay in the same good hard gil and all of them enjoy watching a dance.
 
 
Then the Ala Mhigans started to arrive.
 
 
The bubble of indifference she had carefully cultivated around herself burst and Mahvashi found herself growing angry.  No one had the right to maim innocents in the name of some far off Emperor, no one had the right to cause children to die of hunger in the streets.  Reluctantly, Vashi left Ul'dah and travelled back up north to Gridania, where she vanished into the Shroud for several years, learning the art of the lance from the Moon Keeper tribes that were still scattered throughout the vast forest.  In return she helped repel the Garlean occupation everywhere she could.</spoiler>
 
 
'''Present'''
 
<spoiler>With the fall of Dalamud and the Battle of Carteneau, Mahvashi has found herself at a cross-roads.  She wants badly to fight back- against the primals, the Empire, the corruption of her home city.  But her skills are more suited for the subtle, the dagger in the dark than the blazing 'blade of light'.  She's currently adrift, taking odd jobs here and there, most recently returned from a stint in Coerthas where she danced for the Ishgardians entertainment in return for training as a dragoon.</spoiler>
 
 
== <div style="padding:5px; border: 2px solid #395c80; background: #0f0e1c; border-radius:15px;"><span style="font-size: 28px; color: #c8c8c8; font-family: Old English Text MT; text-shadow: 3px 3px 3px #4494b9, 8px 8px 8px #81c8d1;">OOC notes</span></div> ==
 
 
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This Template was created by [[Deirdre Ta'ea]] with additions and Ideas from [[Siobhain Surtsthalwyn]], [[Brynhilde Wulf]], and [[Renaise Galwind]]
 

Latest revision as of 16:53, 8 August 2022