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Not long into the Seventh Umbral Era, a messenger came from the Immortal Flames, bearing a letter writ by Richard's hand and addressed to his sister. This man claimed not to know Richard, but presumed him dead on the battlefields and lost—his letter a final memento. When she brought the letter to her father, he reacted oddly. Though she did not realize it, she had lost memory of her brother's face and name until she saw the script at the bottom. She would later learn that the locals around Little Ala Mhigo, too, had forgotten him entirely. As queer as this was, Romilda found that the final letter had come from the eve of Battle of Carteneau, and described Richard's participation in the events leading up to the Seventh Umbral Calamity.
 
Not long into the Seventh Umbral Era, a messenger came from the Immortal Flames, bearing a letter writ by Richard's hand and addressed to his sister. This man claimed not to know Richard, but presumed him dead on the battlefields and lost—his letter a final memento. When she brought the letter to her father, he reacted oddly. Though she did not realize it, she had lost memory of her brother's face and name until she saw the script at the bottom. She would later learn that the locals around Little Ala Mhigo, too, had forgotten him entirely. As queer as this was, Romilda found that the final letter had come from the eve of Battle of Carteneau, and described Richard's participation in the events leading up to the Seventh Umbral Calamity.
  
Even as the mystery surrounding Richard's disappearance from memory weighed heavy on Romilda's mind, Robert found himself preoccupied with the increasing activity of the Amalj'aa tribe of beastmen. Having moved into Zanr'ak, their presence forewarned of conflict to come. Indeed, later on in that same year, the lizardmen attacked Little Ala Mhigo directly, taking advantage of their weakness to gain worthy sacrifices to the Lord of the Inferno. Robert of the Bloody Fist fought against them, but faltered for his disability. Taken before the Circle of the Tempered, he was bathed in the essence of the primal Ifrit and became His thrall. The Immortal Flames came to Little Ala Mhigo shortly after the incident. Despite being urged to remain in the hamlet, Romilda ventured into Zanr'ak to rescue her father.
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Even as the mystery surrounding Richard's disappearance from memory weighed heavy on Romilda's mind, Robert found himself preoccupied with the increasing activity of the Amalj'aa tribe of beastmen. Having moved into Zanr'ak, their presence forewarned of conflict to come. Indeed, later on in that same year, the lizardmen attacked Little Ala Mhigo directly, taking advantage of their weakness to gain worthy sacrifices to the Lord of the Inferno. Robert of the Bloody Fist fought against them, but faltered for his disability. Taken before the Circle of the Tempered, he was to be bathed in the essence of the primal Ifrit and became His thrall. The Immortal Flames came to Little Ala Mhigo shortly after the incident. Despite being urged to remain in the hamlet, Romilda ventured into Zanr'ak to rescue her father.
  
What Romilda found was not her father, but a fanatical servant of Ifrit eager to spill her blood for his new god. The Lord of the Inferno's aether washed over them both in a torrent of blue, then Robert began to clash with his daughter. The battle was brutal, prolonged by Romilda's continuous attempts to reason with her sire. All proved in vain, and Robert raked along Romilda's shoulder with blazing claws blessed by his new god, injuring her. As he went for the felling blow, the Immortal Flames arrived, assailing the Lord of the Inferno and then killing their own, tempered, members. As though in response to her desire to survive, Romilda's first chakra opened and she broke Robert's arm with a powerful kick. The Bloody Fist fell, leaving his devastated daughter to watch as he was taken by the Immortal Flames and swiftly put to death. Robert's funeral was a small, unceremonious affair; he was buried with his wedding band and in his temple attire. Romilda took possession of the weathered Sphairai he wielded as a disciple of the Fist.
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As she arrived, she attempted to undo his bonds and escape before the Amalj'aa noticed her presence. Suddenly, the Lord of the Inferno's aether washed over them both in a torrent of blue and, while Romilda stood unchanged, Robert transformed into a fanatical servant of Ifrit before her very eyes. The Immortal Flames arrived, assailing the primal and occupying the Amalj'aa's attentions. Eager to spill his daughter's blood for his new god, they clashed in a brutal battle, prolonged by Romilda's continuous attempts to reason with her enthralled sire. All proved in vain, and Robert gained the upper hand and went for the felling blow. In response to her desire to survive and the aether of the land, Romilda's first chakra opened and she broke Robert's arm with a powerful kick. The Bloody Fist fell, leaving his devastated daughter to watch as he was taken by the Immortal Flames and swiftly put to death. Robert's funeral was a small, unceremonious affair; he was buried with his wedding band and in his temple attire. Romilda took possession of the weathered Sphairai he wielded as a disciple of the Fist.
 
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After her father's death, Romilda had little left for her in Little Ala Mhigo, and so she decided to leave her hometown with all her worldly possessions. She didn't leave intending to become an adventurer, instead she joined her merchant employer to officially enlist with the Miners' Guild in Ul'dah in hopes of making better coin to support herself on her own while she looked for Richard. During those days, she lived in a tent at Fesca's Wash and often went without food for lack of money. Ul'dah, she quickly learned, was a place in which wealth decided everything. One day, she happened upon group of Amalj'aa attacking a Mirage Trust merchant caravan. Romilda defeated the lizardmen single-handedly with her bare fists. After this, she passed out and experienced a strange dream. Upon waking upon the sands, she discovered a purple crystal of incredible luster, and felt compelled to keep it on her person.
 
After her father's death, Romilda had little left for her in Little Ala Mhigo, and so she decided to leave her hometown with all her worldly possessions. She didn't leave intending to become an adventurer, instead she joined her merchant employer to officially enlist with the Miners' Guild in Ul'dah in hopes of making better coin to support herself on her own while she looked for Richard. During those days, she lived in a tent at Fesca's Wash and often went without food for lack of money. Ul'dah, she quickly learned, was a place in which wealth decided everything. One day, she happened upon group of Amalj'aa attacking a Mirage Trust merchant caravan. Romilda defeated the lizardmen single-handedly with her bare fists. After this, she passed out and experienced a strange dream. Upon waking upon the sands, she discovered a purple crystal of incredible luster, and felt compelled to keep it on her person.

Revision as of 03:11, 16 August 2019

AlaMhigo.png Romilda Rayne
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Stormhand
Gender Female
Race Hyur
Clan Highlander
Citizenship Ala Mhigo
Place of Birth Ala Gannha
Guardian Rhalgr, the Destroyer
Nameday 21st Sun of the 4th Umbral Moon
(Age: 25)
Occupation Adventurer
Pronunciation "ro-MIL-da RAYN"

Headstrong but not too bright, this spirited young woman fights valiantly against the Garlean Empire.

Romilda Rayne is an adventurer from Ala Mhigo who fled Garlean occupation with her father and older brother when she was a child. Pugnacious and ill-tempered as a youth, Romilda channeled the frustrations of her refugee life in Little Ala Mhigo into street fighting. After the Calamity, her father fell victim to the Amalj'aa. She stopped her tempered sire, but could not save him from execution at the hands of the Immortal Flames.

Afterwards, she left Southern Thanalan for Ul'dah to become a miner, then later joined the Pugilists' Guild and became a prize fighter and bodyguard at the Platinum Mirage. From there, she became an adventurer to see the world at large. Years later, as a seasoned adventurer, Romilda joined the Immortal Flames and took part in Operation Archon. She is currently involved with the Ala Mhigan Resistance, having aided them in reclaiming her homeland.

Appearance

Romilda is Ala Mhigan.

Short for a Highlander at just under five and a half fulms, Romilda Rayne makes up for her relative lack of size through strength. Boasting a muscular form, her toned arms, legs, and abdomen make the results of her training apparent at a glance. A head of short, blonde hair covers her head, usually unkempt and rarely brushed. Her dark-skin is bronzed further by the sun, giving her a golden-brown hue.

Romilda's face is somewhat boyish, even handsome with a slightly squared jawline, thick brown lips, and a small nose. Her sharp, golden eyes give her a fierce, bestial look that is often broken up by her cheerful grin and laid-back demeanor. A large, black facial tattoo marks the left side of her face, likely something the received shortly before she began her adventuring career. The only makeup on her face is a bit of eye black meant to cut the harsh glare of the sun.

Calloused and scraped from fighting, Romilda's hands and knuckles are tough. She cuts her fingernails short and never decorates them. Her left shoulder bears three scars, which are usually visible due to the sleeveless shirts she tends to wear. Various other cuts, scrapes, bumps, and bruises periodically appear on her body, but fade fast enough. Only the scars on her shoulder seem permanent, reaching around to her back to the center of her spine.

Outfits

Casual Wear:
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Adventuring Gear:
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Temple Attire and Sphairai:
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Pacifist's Attire and Sudarshana Chakras:
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Basic Info
Date of Birth: 21st Sun of the Fourth Umbral Moon, Year 1552, Sixth Astral Era
Height: Short (5'6")
Weight: Muscular (161 Ponze)
Complexion: Golden-brown
Hair: Short, Blonde
Eyes: Gold
Particular Traits: Black facial tattoo. Various small scars and bruises along arms, legs, and torso.
Voice: Contralto with an Ala Mhigan (Yorkshire) accent.
Clothing Style: Prefers sleeveless shirts and loose-fitting pants.
Laterality: Ambidextrous

Preferences

Likes
Training and sparring.
Exploring Eorzea.
Fighting monsters.
Meeting and befriending other people.
Savory, bitter, or spicy foods.
Thunderstorms in Gyr Abania.
Riding her chocobo, Comet.
Coeurl kittens.
Dislikes
People who give up without trying.
Feeling abandoned by other people.
Dry or sour foods.
Biting insects.
Killing people.
Favorites
Food: Aldgoat Steak
Drink: Herbal Tea
Colours: Yellow and Purple
Place: Rhalgr's Reach
Festival: Moonfire Faire
Other
Alignment: Neutral Good (Chaotic-Leaning)
Vices: Drinking and gambling.
Religion: Primarily Rhalgr, the Destroyer.
Goal: To master the skills of a monk and help reclaim Ala Mhigo.

Personality

Flaws
Uneducated.
Arrogant.
Sometimes overbearing.
Stubborn.
Impulsive.
Impertinent.
Tactless.
Longsighted; more pronounced in her left eye.
Unskilled at using aether, entirely inept at using magic.
Fears
Voidsent.
Ashkin.
Morbols.
Being tempered.
Ifrit.
Talents
Prodigious strength, stamina, and agility.
Capable of breaking stone without need of a pugilist's arm.
Accustomed to fighting larger opponents.
Makes decent leather armor and weaponry.
Naturally attuned to her chakra.
Can whistle without moving her lips.
Tropes
Action Girl
Bare-Fisted Monk
Boisterous Bruiser
Book Dumb
Charles Atlas Superpower
Determinator
Honor Before Reason
Hot-Blooded
Improvised Training
Muscles are Meaningful
Pint-Sized Powerhouse
Unskilled, but Strong
Intelligence
Romilda has no formal education but is a fast learner. She analyses situations quickly and reacts in whatever manner she feels is best. A visual learner, Romilda can perform most physical techniques on a basic level if she's seen them done at least three times.
While Romilda can read most words, she does not know how to write. She's capable of addition and subtraction with little difficulty, but finds it difficult to multiply or divide integers greater than twelve. Romilda doesn't understand decimals at all.
Quirks
Romilda doesn't pronounce the "g" in words ending with "-ing", nor the "r" in words ending with "er". She tends to talk in a brash manner that can come off as rude to those who expect to be treated as her better and liberally uses profanity.
Comparisons
Final Fantasy Characters: Bartz Klauser (FFV), Macias Rene Figaro (FFVI), Zell Dincht (FFVIII), Rikku (FFX), Snow Villiers (FFXIII)
Other Game Characters: Aika (Skies of Arcadia), Beat (The World Ends With You)
Anime Characters: Sanosuke Sagara (Rurouni Kenshin), Kagura (Azumanga Daioh)

Abilities and Skills

Personal
Physical Strength
Physical Stamina
Fast Learner
Quick Thinker
Naturally Attuned to Chakra
Weapons
Fist Weapons
Lances
Axes
Magic
Chakra
Crafting
Mining

Family and Relationships

Relatives

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Friends and Acquaintances

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Enemies

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Affiliations

Ala Mhigan Resistance

Fist of Rhalgr, Sect of Light

Little Ala Mhigo

Adventurers' Guild

Immortal Flames, Ala Mhigan Brigade

Pugilists' Guild

Miners' Guild

Rumors

Note: This section is editable by anyone. Just keep in mind that the rumors here may be both true or false.

Romilda's brother may have been one of the Warriors of Light.

It seems that Romilda is only attracted to women, and has been since her youth.

Biography

The Fall of Ala Mhigo

Romilda Rayne was born the second child to a monk of the Fist of Rhalgr in 1552 of the Sixth Astral Era. Her mother, Hilda Rayne, was a commoner from a mining family in Ala Gannha who fell in love with the monk Robert Rayne. They kept their love a secret, but eventually had their first child, Richard, in 1547 of the Sixth Astral Era. Their secret was outed, but the tempestuous rise of King Theodoric I saw Hilda granted protection within the Temple of the Fist with some influence from Robert's father, an elder monk named Radulf Rayne.

Hilda decided to remain and train with the Fist of Rhalgr to help them fight, even earning her own set of Temple Attire in the process. She showed great promise as a monk, having built strong muscles from years of mining in the quarries near her village. However, in 1552, the King of Ruin laid waste to the Temple of the Fist, burning the temple and using the Corpse Brigade to entrap the monks within its halls. Radulf gave his life for his family and saw Robert, Richard, and a pregnant Hilda to safety to the north, to her former hometown of Ala Gannha, at the cost of his own life.

Romilda was born not long after the Temple of the Fist burned. Her parents joined the Ala Mhigan Resistance under a local rebel named Curtis Hext and took part in the defense of innocent civilians against the tyranny of Theodoric. In 1557, they joined the enraged citizenry in their assault against their king, only for Ala Mhigo to fall to the XIVth Legion led by Gaius van Baelsar. Robert and Hilda did their utmost to resist the occupation, but ultimately resolved to leave for the sake of their children. As they crossed the border, Hilda was struck by an imperial sniper and Robert was forced to take his children and flee Gyr Abania in. Romilda was too young to remember much of her homeland.

His fists stained red with the blood of any opposition he met on the way, Robert sought succor in the Black Shroud only to be denied. Instead, he took his children to the deserts of Thanalan, but found the disdain of Ul'dahns and their cowardice in the face of Garlemald distasteful. When he was offered the promise of a better way to shelter his children, he chose to journey to the southeastern deserts. There, he found a home in the refugee camp known today as Little Ala Mhigo, and stood among its most stalwart defenders while working among the Ala Mhigan Resistance.

A Father's Love

Romilda grew up in Little Ala Mhigo, and it is in Little Ala Mhigo that her earliest memories lie. The weight of their tradegy saw Robert grow distant and sullen, seldom interacting with his children save to pass down the martial arts of his fallen brotherhood and the teachings of the Fist of Rhalgr. Richard supported Romilda in his stead, the boy growing up to care for her, teaching her how to speak, helping her learn to read as best he could, and receiving help from neighbors and friends. He also took it upon himself to train her when their father was unavailable, enjoying frequent sparring sessions. Romilda tagged along with Richard often as a child, but struggled to make friends on her own.

Richard left home in 1565 in search of profit as an adventurer alongside his friends. The thirteen-year-old Romilda missed her brother terribly, despite receiving trinkets, letters, and rough sketches from his travels abroad. She marveled at his tales, but loneliness and poverty embittered the young woman. She often took out her aggression on others, frequently starting fights in a misguided attempt to attract some form of attention from her father, who remained engrossed in his ongoing work with the Resistance and protecting Little Ala Mhigo save for training his daughter in the martial arts.

In 1570, Romilda and a group of similarly-troubled Ala Mhigan youths waylaid an Ul'dahn merchant traveling through the area and wound up at the mercy of the Corpse Brigade. The kingsguard-turned-bandits, led by a lancer named Garibald Carver, dragged the youths and merchant away to the Sepulchre with intent to ransom them. When Robert learned of this, he rallied the aid of Gundobald and Hremfing to rescue his daughter and her peers from their captors. Robert of the Bloody Fist infiltrated the Sepulchre and successfully saved the children, but lost an arm to Garibald during their confrontation before defeating the lancer.

The experience helped change Romilda's outlook on life. While difficult, she chose to reign in her anger and tried to take on a more positive outlook. Robert, too, opened up and gave Romilda insight into her family history and the legacy of her ancestors. Inspired by her father's valor, her brother's letters, and the sacrifices made by her mother and grandfather, she instead aspired to become a woman worthy of her family name. Making a deal with the Ul'dahn merchant after apologizing to him, she began to work at mining ores locally for pay to be paid a decent sum of his earnings when he traveled back to sell them in Ul'dah.

The Death of Robert Rayne

For her eighteenth nameday, Romilda received her mother's Temple Attire, refitted for her proportions. The next two years saw Romilda grow somewhat closer to her father, who taught her of their homeland, and told the girl of the time he spent with her mother. He also demonstrated techniques exclusive to the Fist of Rhalgr that his basic martial arts training had not covered: those requiring the opening of chakras. Despite her best efforts, she never quite managed to open her chakras at such a young age. Instead, he focused on theory and drilling Romilda to better protect herself in the future.

In the year 1572 of the Sixth Astral Era, Richard's letters began to slow in frequency until they stopped altogether. For moons on end, Romilda wondered what had become of her brother, and asked her merchant friend for any information on his whereabouts. The lesser moon Dalamud descended from the heavens in an aetherial, blood red aura until the day of the Calamity arrived, and Bahamut was unleashed from his five-thousand year imprisonment to wreak unspeakable destruction upon the realm.

Not long into the Seventh Umbral Era, a messenger came from the Immortal Flames, bearing a letter writ by Richard's hand and addressed to his sister. This man claimed not to know Richard, but presumed him dead on the battlefields and lost—his letter a final memento. When she brought the letter to her father, he reacted oddly. Though she did not realize it, she had lost memory of her brother's face and name until she saw the script at the bottom. She would later learn that the locals around Little Ala Mhigo, too, had forgotten him entirely. As queer as this was, Romilda found that the final letter had come from the eve of Battle of Carteneau, and described Richard's participation in the events leading up to the Seventh Umbral Calamity.

Even as the mystery surrounding Richard's disappearance from memory weighed heavy on Romilda's mind, Robert found himself preoccupied with the increasing activity of the Amalj'aa tribe of beastmen. Having moved into Zanr'ak, their presence forewarned of conflict to come. Indeed, later on in that same year, the lizardmen attacked Little Ala Mhigo directly, taking advantage of their weakness to gain worthy sacrifices to the Lord of the Inferno. Robert of the Bloody Fist fought against them, but faltered for his disability. Taken before the Circle of the Tempered, he was to be bathed in the essence of the primal Ifrit and became His thrall. The Immortal Flames came to Little Ala Mhigo shortly after the incident. Despite being urged to remain in the hamlet, Romilda ventured into Zanr'ak to rescue her father.

As she arrived, she attempted to undo his bonds and escape before the Amalj'aa noticed her presence. Suddenly, the Lord of the Inferno's aether washed over them both in a torrent of blue and, while Romilda stood unchanged, Robert transformed into a fanatical servant of Ifrit before her very eyes. The Immortal Flames arrived, assailing the primal and occupying the Amalj'aa's attentions. Eager to spill his daughter's blood for his new god, they clashed in a brutal battle, prolonged by Romilda's continuous attempts to reason with her enthralled sire. All proved in vain, and Robert gained the upper hand and went for the felling blow. In response to her desire to survive and the aether of the land, Romilda's first chakra opened and she broke Robert's arm with a powerful kick. The Bloody Fist fell, leaving his devastated daughter to watch as he was taken by the Immortal Flames and swiftly put to death. Robert's funeral was a small, unceremonious affair; he was buried with his wedding band and in his temple attire. Romilda took possession of the weathered Sphairai he wielded as a disciple of the Fist.

Wandering the Realm

After her father's death, Romilda had little left for her in Little Ala Mhigo, and so she decided to leave her hometown with all her worldly possessions. She didn't leave intending to become an adventurer, instead she joined her merchant employer to officially enlist with the Miners' Guild in Ul'dah in hopes of making better coin to support herself on her own while she looked for Richard. During those days, she lived in a tent at Fesca's Wash and often went without food for lack of money. Ul'dah, she quickly learned, was a place in which wealth decided everything. One day, she happened upon group of Amalj'aa attacking a Mirage Trust merchant caravan. Romilda defeated the lizardmen single-handedly with her bare fists. After this, she passed out and experienced a strange dream. Upon waking upon the sands, she discovered a purple crystal of incredible luster, and felt compelled to keep it on her person.

This act of heroism led the merchants to introduce her to the Pugilists' Guild and Hamon Holyfist. Under the guildmaster's expert tutelage the girl practiced her footwork and improved on her defense, and found gainful employment as a bouncer at the Platinum Mirage casino. No longer needing to toil in the mythril pits for her money, she instead became a bodyguard to earn money on the side. She also participated in prize fights on the bloodsands to earn additional money, her martial art winning numerous victory. This was, however, far from the life she envisioned when she left home, and the nature of the fights forced her to throw a match on more than one occasion. Once she had built up enough gil to sustain herself, she broke ties with the Mirage and enlisted in the Adventurers' Guild.

Her queries into Richard's whereabouts bore no fruit, even as she traveled to the locations depicted in his letters and sketches. From the deserts of Thanalan to the shores of La Noscea, and even under the canopies of the Black Shroud she journeyed seeking him. Along the way, she brought her skills to bear aiding the locals and gaining notoriety as a young, upcoming adventurer. Following in the footsteps of the legendary Ivon Coeurlfist, she honed her skills by fighting coeurls in outer La Noscea. In Thanalan, she helped put the Amalj'aa to rout in the Sagolii Desert. She made merry in Buscarron's Druthers and ended bar fights. Romilda wandered the lands adventuring, unlocking chakras all the while, and it earned her an invitation to join the Immortal Flames.

Romilda refused the Flames' invitation at first, having no desire to join the army of Ul'dah when her loyalties remained with Ala Mhigo. This changed in the fifth year of the Seventh Umbral Era, where she arrived at the Hall of Flames to dedicate herself to service that she might face off against the XIVth Imperial Legion. She elected to join the Ala Mhigan Brigade, despite being scouted by the Free Brigade. During Operation Archon, Romilda was eager to face off with the imperials in battle, and found that warfare was a different beast to her previous adventures. Even as the Praetorium was sacked and the Black Wolf fell, she fought alongside brave men and women who died to defend the realm. With the fall of the Black Wolf, she was emboldened to resume her search for her brother.

The Seventh Astral Era

Other Information

Name Etymology

Romilda: "Famous battle" from hrom meaning "fame", and hild meaning "battle".

Rayne: From ragn meaning "advice" or "counsel".

Nicknames

Romilda Stormhand

Ro

Rommy

Little Highlander

Rayne the Pain

Current Residence

Room #6, Plot 11, 10th Ward, The Goblet

Attuned Aetherytes

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