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<p style="padding:5px 20px;">Aetheric inspection of Steia reveals an '''unnaturally deep aetherpool''' and '''voidal corruption'''This corruption appears to be making her sick, slowly eating away at her.  The corruption and decay is kept in check by specialized alchemical treatments, though as the cost of her ability to use magic. </p>
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<p style="padding:5px 20px;">Those sensitive to aether sense nothing unusual coming from Steia most of the timeDetailed aetheric inspection of the woman, however, reveals a field generated by her earrings and rings is effectively glamouring her aether. </p>
  
 
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<p style="padding:5px 20px;">Steia's introduction to Eorzea seemingly came in the form of falling from the sky in Coerthas.  Due to her supposed amnesia, the reason for this can only be speculated on, ranging from a traveller picked up and dropped by a malign dragon, to a drunk passenger falling from an airship. More superstitious persons suggested a divine being cast from the heavens, noting that she survived the fall mostly unscathed. Similar suggestions leaned more towards a demonic presence. </p>
 
<p style="padding:5px 20px;">Steia's introduction to Eorzea seemingly came in the form of falling from the sky in Coerthas.  Due to her supposed amnesia, the reason for this can only be speculated on, ranging from a traveller picked up and dropped by a malign dragon, to a drunk passenger falling from an airship. More superstitious persons suggested a divine being cast from the heavens, noting that she survived the fall mostly unscathed. Similar suggestions leaned more towards a demonic presence. </p>
 
<p style="padding:5px 20px;">Whatever the explanation, a runner was sent to Ishgard to fetch an inquisitor.  When Steia heard of this, she fled into Western Coerthas.  Due to an ongoing blizzard, scouts were unable to track her down, and she was presumed dead until a woman with her name and matching description showed up in La Noscea a day later. At this point, Steia seduced a woman on shore leave, then stole her clothes and firearm.  After this, she vanished again, only to show up later in the Black Shroud. </p>
 
<p style="padding:5px 20px;">Whatever the explanation, a runner was sent to Ishgard to fetch an inquisitor.  When Steia heard of this, she fled into Western Coerthas.  Due to an ongoing blizzard, scouts were unable to track her down, and she was presumed dead until a woman with her name and matching description showed up in La Noscea a day later. At this point, Steia seduced a woman on shore leave, then stole her clothes and firearm.  After this, she vanished again, only to show up later in the Black Shroud. </p>
<p style="padding:5px 20px;">Despite the voidal taint, a conjurer sent to investigate Steia found her ultimately harmless, though noted they would have a close eye kept on her. </p>
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<p style="padding:5px 20px;">Despite the voidal taint, a conjurer sent to investigate Steia found her ultimately harmless, though noted they would have a close eye kept on her. She would later come into position of a set of jewelry that masked this taint.</p>
  
 
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<p style="padding:5px 20px;">Steia is a self-proclaimed "Fallen [[:Category:Voidsent|Demoness]]" in the form of a [[:Category:Hyur|Hyur]] [[:Category:Midlander_Hyur|Midlander]].  Prior to her fall, she was a mirror of [[Nighean Dorcha]].  As a mirror, she was called "Melodia", and was distinct from the others for her desire to seek mortals as companions rather than objects to be manipulated and consumed. To this end, she worked to destroy the other mirrors, and very nearly succeeded until Esoterica, the senior of the mirrors, caught her, cast her out, and cursed her to live as a mortal. </p>
 
 
<p style="padding:5px 20px;">Drawing on her aetherochemical knowledge, she has adopted the role of an alchemist to both earn a living and keep herself alive.  Her new life has brought her challenges both common and unusual.  One such unusual challenge is the inability to attune to Aetherytes, thus preventing her from teleporting in a normal fashion.  Another of these unusual challenges involves Her corrupt soul corroding her body if it is not kept in check by specialized medicine. </p>
 
 
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<p style="padding:5px 20px;">Steia stands just over '''five-and-a-half fulms tall''', and possesses a moderately curvy figure. Her shoulder-length hair is greying black, though she occasionally dyes it.  She possesses '''a olive complexion'''.  Her '''left eye is amber''', and her right eye is artificial, having been replaced with allagan technology. She is '''not particularly well-muscled''', and if she cannot take her medicine, patches where blackened blood vessels show through will form across her body. </p>
 
<p style="padding:5px 20px;">She she keeps herself '''clean''' and her hair brushed, and wears dark-red eyeshadow and lipstick. She wears '''simple floral perfumes''' that aren't particularly strong.  Despite her perfumes, those with sensitive noses will detect the faint scent of blood on her breath and alchemical substances on her clothes. </p>
 
<p style="padding:5px 20px;">Though she has a '''few newer outfits''', most of her clothing is old and well worn. Though well-maintained, judging by the fit, it may be '''second-hand clothing'''.  She favors '''favors the function over aesthetics''' when she has to make a choice, but avoids having to make that choice.  Most of her clothing covers her full body, hiding the patches of black blood vessels. She carries a black handkerchief, which she uses to cover her mouth during coughing fits.  </p>
 
 
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<p style="padding:5px 20px;">Aetheric inspection of Steia reveals the '''unnaturally deep aetherpool''' and '''void corrupted soul'''.  The corruption of her soul is making her sick, and casting magic accelerates the process. She has specialized alchemical treatments to combat it, but for the medicine to be effective, she has to abstain from spellcasting.  When she does choose to cast spells, the method can vary wildly between instinctive casting similar to so-called "blue" magic and the disciplined geometries of arcanism. Considering her background as an aetherochemist and creature of the void, this is hardly surprising.</p>
 
 
<p align=right style="margin:0px; padding:0px;"><span class="plainlinks">[https://wiki.ffxiv-roleplayers.com/index.php?title=Steia_L'etoile&action=edit&section=3 🖉]</span> </p>
 
 
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<p style="padding:0px 10px; font-size:16px; text-shadow: 1px 1px 1px silver;"> '''Seventh Astral Era''' </p>
 
<p style="margin:0px; padding:1px 20px;">'''► ?''' - Melodia is caught killing the other mirrors, and is cast out. </p>
 
<p style="margin:0px; padding:1px 20px;">'''► ?''' - Melodia falls to Coerthas and starts over from scratch as Steia L'etoile. </p>
 
 
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<p style="padding:5px 20px;">Prior to her literal and figurative fall, Steia was a "mirror" of [[Nighean Dorcha]], called "Melodia".  From the eve of the Seventh Umbral Calamity, the disruption of the telepathic link between the Mirrors had allowed them to begin growing somewhat independently. Melodia was revealed to be the only mirror sympathetic to mortals, and as a result, worked on a plan to destroy them.  For years following, she set about planning the destruction of the other mirrors, and as Ala Mhigo was freed from Garlemald oppression, Melodia was putting her plan into effect. </p>
 
<p style="padding:5px 20px;">Though largely successful, Melodia had miscalculated, and mistakenly made Esoterica more powerful than she already was.  To deal with her, she worked to frame Esoterica for the destruction of the other mirrors, suggesting the senior mirror was want for more power.  Laying the groundwork for this, Melodia took part of Nighean's Cult to Azys Lla to analyze a substance used to destroy one of the Mirrors, to ensure there were no surprises for when she'd guide void hunters to do the same.  This led to a pair of startling revelations for the pseudo-succubus: First, that Nighean's true origin was that of an Aetherochemist who worked at Azys Lla during the Calamity of Earth.  Second, that Esoterica -  the senior of the Mirrors - had suspected she had turned traitor, and had instructed the cult to find the truth. </p>
 
<p style="padding:5px 20px;">Once caught, Melodia was taken by Esoterica to discuss what had been done.  Though sympathizing with Melodia's point of view, and loathe to lose yet another Mirror, Esoterica nonetheless had to deal with the threat.  She severed Melodia's telepathic connection, sealed her powers away, and put her in a body cloned from their original appearance. With that, she threw Melodia down to Hydaelyn. </p>
 
 
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<p style="padding:5px 20px;">Experiencing rather unpleasant déjà vu, Melodia found herself painfully cast into a harsh land devoid of warmth, and swiftly under attack.  She found she could no longer cast magic in the same manner she once had, and suffered a maimed arm to earn this knowledge.  Though she'd dispatch the beast that attacked her, she still found herself lost in the cold.  Catching her reflection in a patch of ice, she resolved to call herself "Steia" as a shortened form of her original, mortal name. </p>
 
<p style="padding:5px 20px;">She was soon found by a Coerthan scouting party which had witnessed her fall and subsequent battle.  She claimed amnesia, a reasonable side effect from falling in such a manner, and pleaded for shelter.  The scouts took her to their garrison to feed, cloth, tend to her wounds, and question her.  Afterwards, the knights were divided on what to do or think of her.  More faithful knights suggested that she had been tested by Halone, but while some suggested she could start life fresh, cleared of whatever sins she had committed previously, others noted she had survived the fall unscathed, and suggested something sinister was at play.  As an agreement was reached to call an Inquisitor from Ishgard to decide what to do, one sympathetic knight suggested she adopt the surname "L'etoile" - supposedly meaning "The Star" - until she recalled or learned her real surname. </p>
 
<p style="padding:5px 20px;">The Inquisitor would never get the chance to interview her.  Upon hearing that such a person was on their way, Steia took advantage of the lax security around her to escape, drugging a pair of guards with a sleep agent created from items found in the infirmary. Luck on her side, an ongoing blizzard allowed her to evade the scouts sent to track her down.  However, she'd soon be found by '''Catherine Marchand''', a "sister" of Nighean's with spies in Coerthas.  After Steia explained  the situation, Catherine offered her a place to stay in Thanalan, and spent time with her before taking her to the peak of Sohm Al at Steia's request. </p>
 
<p style="padding:5px 20px;">Making her way to Zenith, she called for '''Fiona Delaine''', who she knew to occasionally visit the summit, and using a name she wasn't likely to ignore.  Once arriving, she attempted to attune to Zenith's aetheryte, only to have it reject her.  Shrugging this off, she soon found Fiona waiting for her. Speaking to the woman she saw as her friend, she explained the situation, she sought advice and council.  She felt that on some level, Fiona's own situation was not too dissimilar to her own. Fiona's words eased her mind, and afterward, the woman also mended her arm with magic before aiding her in travel to Limsa Lominsa. </p>
 
<p style="padding:5px 20px;">Like Sohm Al, Limsa was a destination requested by Steia. Here, she sought out [[Kahti_Wiht|Kahti]], '''Zohka''', '''Sahli''' and '''Adrah''' to admit the truth of things to them and seek forgiveness.  Though aid was offered to her, she declined, saying that it just didn't feel right.  Afterward, she headed for Limsa Lominsa where, again, she attempted to attune to the city's aetheryte.  Again rejected, she started to realize how limited her travel options had become.  Noting she was drawing attention, she looked to the dress given to her by the Coerthans, and realized it was little more than a nightgown.  Again, she used this to her advantage, seducing a woman on shore leave, and stealing her clothing and firearm. </p>
 
<p style="padding:5px 20px;">While trying to figure out her next step, she ran across [[Siegfried Blutritter]].  After once more explaining the situation, he teleported her to the Nevermorn estate in the Black Shroud.</p>
 
 
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<p style="padding:2px 15px;">'''► Mint Tea''' - With a mild bit of sugar or honey. </p>
 
<p style="padding:2px 15px;">'''► Socializing''' - Steia fully admits that sometimes she just enjoys talking to people. </p>
 
<p style="padding:2px 15px;">'''► Forests''' - No real reason why. she simply finds them pleasant. </p>
 
<p style="padding:2px 15px;">'''► Animals''' - Though not incautious, she just loves all animals. Even vilekin. </p>
 
<p style="padding:2px 15px;">'''► Young Children''' - Often times the only true innocents, full of hope and wonder. </p>
 
 
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<p style="padding:2px 15px;">'''► Meat''' - Steia loves animals too much to eat them. </p>
 
<p style="padding:2px 15px;">'''► Sports Hunters''' - Even poachers are trying to make a living, but sport hunters are truly wasteful. </p>
 
<p style="padding:2px 15px;">'''► Abuses of Power''' - Those granted power through right or might who would use that power to harm are awful to her. </p>
 
<p style="padding:2px 15px;">'''► Unfair Slavers''' - She finds cheating people to force them into or keep them in service to be vile. </p>
 
<p style="padding:2px 15px;">'''► Greed And Gluttony''' - She sees those who wilfully hoard and consume more than they need to be the source of most of the world's ills. </p>
 
 
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<p style="padding:2px 15px;">'''► Alchemy''' - A seemingly natural talent she possesses. </p>
 
<p style="padding:2px 15px;">'''► Cooking''' - Steia enjoys cooking, and will even prepare meat for her more carnivorous friends. </p>
 
<p style="padding:2px 15px;">'''► Piano Playing''' - Steia enjoys playing to ease her mind. </p>
 
<p style="padding:2px 15px;">'''► Painting''' - Less of a hobby, and more of a means to an end, Steia is an adept painter. </p>
 
 
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<p style="padding:2px 15px;">'''► Diligent''' - She takes care in everything she does, rarely leaving something unfinished. </p>
 
<p style="padding:2px 15px;">'''► Determined''' - She can be hard to stop when she sets her mind to something. </p>
 
<p style="padding:2px 15px;">'''► Echo''' - Not fully aware of it, it allows her to understand what people are saying. </p>
 
<p style="padding:2px 15px;">'''► Multilingual''' - Five thousand years has allowed Steia to pick up on numerous languages. </p>
 
<p style="padding:2px 15px;">'''► Patient''' - Even when someone is being rude to her, she is slow to anger. So slow, that few have seen her upset. </p>
 
<p style="padding:2px 15px;">'''► Physically Tough''' - Can endure unnatural amounts of physical punishment, such as falling from the heavens. </p>
 
 
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<p style="padding:2px 15px;">'''► Clingy''' - It can be hard to keep her away from the people she trusts. </p>
 
<p style="padding:2px 15px;">'''► Bleeding Heart''' - A good sob story can get her to overlook your misdeeds. </p>
 
<p style="padding:2px 15px;">'''► Combat Avoidance''' - Acting more as a scholar and artisan than anything, Steia generally avoids fighting. </p>
 
<p style="padding:2px 15px;">'''► Void Corruption''' - Her void-corrupted soul is making her sick. </p>
 
<p style="padding:2px 15px;">'''► Aetheryte Rejection''' - City aetherytes keep rejecting Steia's attempt to attune to them. </p>
 
 
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<p style="padding:2px 15px;">'''► Carnivore Tolerant''' - Despite abstaining from eating meat herself, Steia doesn't mind that other people do, so long as they aren't rude or gluttonous about it. </p>
 
<p style="padding:2px 15px;">'''► Recycler''' - Steia prefers to reuse things rather than discard them, using magic to extend an item's life. What bits of her clothing come from animals have often been recycled in this manner. </p>
 
<p style="padding:2px 15px;">'''► Odd Speech''' - Steia's speech pattern often comes off as a foreigner who hasn't completely grasped the nuances of the language. </p>
 
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<p align=justify>''"Descendants of the Mhachi Voidmage, Gauri Halanuu, I am bound to ensure their bloodline lasts as long as I do. Though I would normally detest such a binding, and seek the end of it, most of their bloodline has forgotten me...and I must admit I enjoy the companionship of a few. Truly am I want to maintain our covenant, now...though with mine own intent in mind, rather than Gauri's"'' </p>
 
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<p align=justify>''"My little group of incompetent, adoring mortals. They have their place...mostly in gathering things I need. Hardly can I trust them with anything more complex. Last I did, they fouled up so horribly that I was forced to cull half of them, including all of the leadership. Twas such a waist. The current incarnation is somewhat more reliable, however. There may be hope for them yet."'' </p>
 
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<p align=justify>''"Not a day goes by where I do not wonder if one of them is want to destroy me or not. Yet the risks are worth it, as many doors - previously closed - are now open to me through this organization and its leader, Lady Dusk. I would be a fool, however, it I did not acknowledge the instability of the group as a result of Dusk's attempt to gather diametrically opposed individuals for want of balance. Then again, I oft wonder if this is what having a proper family is like."'' </p>
 
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! <p style="margin:0px; padding:0px; font-variant:small-caps; text-shadow: 1px 1px 1px silver;">'''Raven's Watch''', <span style="font-size:11px">''ally''</span> </p>
 
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<p align=justify>''"Voidhunters and their ilk, they would be a nuisance I am want to avoid...yet my association with Lady Dusk has given me the unique opportunity to work with them. Already have a few come to learn of my nature, and due to those self same associations, are willing to give me a chance. There are few things I enjoy more than wooing people once so set against me to my side."'' </p>
 
<span title="Neutral" style="color:#6b6e72; font-size:16px;">●</span>
 
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! <p style="margin:0px; padding:0px; font-variant:small-caps; text-shadow: 1px 1px 1px silver;">'''Sable Tree Company''', <span style="font-size:11px">''persona non grata''</span> </p>
 
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<p align=justify>''"Moons ago, serendipity saw me meeting this group in the Sea of Clouds, where we had the common goal of watching the skies. While there are a few among them I yet favor, I find myself unwelcome. Their leader, [[Veyha_Yanjahl|Veyha]], seems want to attack me on sight. Tis no doubt simply due to my nature, for I cannot imagine aught else I may have done to deserve such ire. Alas, even if I still wished to visit, she has warded the entire grounds against me."'' </p>
 
<span title="Neutral" style="color:#6b6e72; font-size:16px;">●</span>
 
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<h3 align=center style="padding:10px 35px; background:#000000; font-size:14px; color:#ffffff;"> '''FAVORED''' </h3>
 
 
<p align=justify>''"My daughters, my consorts, and those darling mortals who are fonder of me than is reasonable...and I am want to dote upon them all."'' </p>
 
 
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! <p style="margin:0px; padding:0px; font-variant:small-caps; text-shadow: 1px 1px 1px silver;">'''Sahli Wiht''', <span style="font-size:11px">''daughter''</span> </p>
 
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<p align=justify>''"The first of my daughters, and easily one my favorites. Though there is less of me in her than the others, she has ever looked upon me with fondness. She is quick to aid those in need, strike down evil, and truly one of the few bits of proof that a part of me may yet be redeemable. If I have any fear at all, it is that one day she or Adrah will turn against me."'' </p>
 
<span title="Family" style="color:#54b5eb; font-size:16px;">♥</span>
 
<span title="Positive" style="color:#6B8E23; font-size:16px;">✔</span>
 
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! <p style="margin:0px; padding:0px; font-variant:small-caps; text-shadow: 1px 1px 1px silver;">'''Adrah Feniq''', <span style="font-size:11px">''daughter''</span> </p>
 
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<p align=justify>''"The eighth of my daughters, and another of my favorites. Kind, like Sahli, she is also impressively industrious, having skill at multiple trades. Somewhat of a loner, she is not as quick to aid others. Yet if I heard of the homeless suddenly bestowed new tools and shoes from some anonymous benefactor, and learned she was behind it, it would not shock me."'' </p>
 
<span title="Family" style="color:#54b5eb; font-size:16px;">♥</span>
 
<span title="Positive" style="color:#6B8E23; font-size:16px;">✔</span>
 
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! <p style="margin:0px; padding:0px; font-variant:small-caps; text-shadow: 1px 1px 1px silver;">'''[[Kahti Wiht]]''', <span style="font-size:11px">''consort''</span> </p>
 
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<p align=justify>''"For the longest time, she knew not that she was mine, and when she learned the truth, she tried to reject me, yet her own relationship to Zohka weakened her resolve. Though she still has her doubts, they melt away in my presence."'' </p>
 
<span title="Romantic" style="color:#F02311; font-size:16px;">♥</span>
 
<span title="Physical" style="color:#000000; font-size:16px;">♡</span>
 
<span title="Positive" style="color:#6B8E23; font-size:16px;">✔</span>
 
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! <p style="margin:0px; padding:0px; font-variant:small-caps; text-shadow: 1px 1px 1px silver;">'''Zohka Feniq''', <span style="font-size:11px">''consort''</span> </p>
 
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<p align=justify>''"This one surprised me, and such is rare. First growing close to Kahti, she learned of me when I rescued her from a tense situation on Kahti's behalf. The more she learned of me, the more curious became. Then came the matter of Adrah. I'll not discuss the details, but She, Kahti, and myself became closer while raising the girl."'' </p>
 
<span title="Romantic" style="color:#F02311; font-size:16px;">♥</span>
 
<span title="Physical" style="color:#000000; font-size:16px;">♡</span>
 
<span title="Positive" style="color:#6B8E23; font-size:16px;">✔</span>
 
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<h3 align=center style="padding:10px 35px; background:#000000; font-size:14px; color:#ffffff;"> '''IRRITANTS''' </h3>
 
 
<p align=justify>''"Few are the numbers of mortals that are a true threat to me, yet many are irritating. They are akin to difficult-to-remove splinters."'' </p>
 
 
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! <p style="margin:0px; padding:0px; font-variant:small-caps; text-shadow: 1px 1px 1px silver;">'''[[Veyha Yanjahl]]''', <span style="font-size:11px">''lovely obstruction''</span> </p>
 
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<p align=justify>''"Veyha is a keeper, witch, and huntress...and I do find her attractive. Yet as the leader of Sable Tree, she has opposed my presence since first we met, and has most recently attacked me and set up wards around their estate to...discourage my visits. Yet a number of her own find me pleasant to be around, and I have done naught to earn such ire. Fair is fair, I suppose: one should not trust my kind...but given this supposed huntress seems to neither hunt nor report me, I doubt much her motives stop at 'she is voidsent'."'' </p>
 
<span title="Adversary" style="color:#AA0000; font-size:16px;">🗡</span>
 
<span title="Neutral" style="color:#6b6e72; font-size:16px;">●</span>
 
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<h3 align=center style="padding:10px 35px; background:#000000; font-size:14px; color:#ffffff;"> '''"SISTERS"''' </h3>
 
 
<p align=justify>''"Those I am want to refer to as 'sister' are often voidkin, or otherwise closer to the void than they are to their mortal origins. Mistake me not: though our nature binds us, I do not immediately trust them, nor are they like to trust me."'' </p>
 
 
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! <p style="margin:0px; padding:0px; font-variant:small-caps; text-shadow: 1px 1px 1px silver;">'''[[L'aelwyn_Sutorei|Aelwyn Sutorei]]''', <span style="font-size:11px">''little sister''</span> </p>
 
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<p align=justify>''"Though she might not agree, I am want to think of her as my adopted little sister, and like many siblings, there is a rivalry there. Perhaps it is more intense than your usual rivalry, but such is to be expected. Lately she seems to be warming up to me, and I have not yet decided if it is a genuine warming, or if she is merely taking advantage of me for her own ends. I suppose, in the end, I'll either be pleased or proud."'' </p>
 
<span title="Ally" style="color:#e6ce56; font-size:16px;">★</span>
 
<span title="Positive" style="color:#6B8E23; font-size:16px;">✔</span>
 
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! <p style="margin:0px; padding:0px; font-variant:small-caps; text-shadow: 1px 1px 1px silver;">'''[[Seraphine Gestalt]]''', <span style="font-size:11px">''distant sister''</span> </p>
 
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<p align=justify>''"I have already forgotten what first drew my attention to Seraphine, though I recall meeting her at a masquerade. Lady Dusk has bid me to get her husband to visit the spire. Mayhap I will, in time, yet my personal interest is in Seraphine. It seems we may have very similar dispositions: bound to protect a mortal family, and having adopted that family as our own...yet she is not quite as relaxed as I. Truly does she seem paranoid...and I can not blame her."'' </p>
 
<span title="Acquaintance" style="color:#b72a78; font-size:16px;">♦</span>
 
<span title="Neutral" style="color:#6b6e72; font-size:16px;">●</span>
 
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! <p style="margin:0px; padding:0px; font-variant:small-caps; text-shadow: 1px 1px 1px silver;">'''[[Aibnat Alzalam]]''', <span style="font-size:11px">''severed mirror''</span> </p>
 
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<p align=justify>''"Aibnat was once a mirror of mine. When the matter of Tejshar Arcanubis came to light, she was severed from me in effort to keep tabs on him, and learn of his purpose.  Though I fear she may have given in to his charms, she nevertheless continues to report to me, giving us information on whatever I might find interesting or useful. Also must I admit...she makes for an alluring Seeker."'' </p>
 
<span title="Family" style="color:#54b5eb; font-size:16px;">♥</span>
 
<span title="Positive" style="color:#6B8E23; font-size:16px;">✔</span>
 
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<h3 align=center style="padding:10px 35px; background:#000000; font-size:14px; color:#ffffff;"> '''PLEASING''' </h3>
 
 
<p align=justify>''"I wonder...is my enjoyment of mortals like a mortal's enjoyment of a pet?"'' </p>
 
 
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! <p style="margin:0px; padding:0px; font-variant:small-caps; text-shadow: 1px 1px 1px silver;">'''[[Siegfried Blutritter]]''', <span style="font-size:11px">''horn handler''</span> </p>
 
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<p align=justify>''"He has lovely eyes, and is one of the few people who thought to try stroking my horns to see if it soothed me. Lady Dusk treats him as a son, yet I recall not what the truth of their relation is. Mayhap I would pursue him for romance if not for her threats regarding such. Lately I have taken note of him spending time with one of my 'sisters', and it dawns on me how Lady Dusk must feel."'' </p>
 
<span title="Ally" style="color:#e6ce56; font-size:16px;">★</span>
 
<span title="Positive" style="color:#6B8E23; font-size:16px;">✔</span>
 
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! <p style="margin:0px; padding:0px; font-variant:small-caps; text-shadow: 1px 1px 1px silver;">'''[[Arlia Kreiston]]''', <span style="font-size:11px">''pleasing piratess''</span> </p>
 
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<p align=justify>''"I generally do not consider myself a fool. I know Arlia may merely tolerate my presence at the orders of Veyha, want to find some sort of weakness, so I am yet guarded with her. That aside, were one to assume she is genuine, she has always been tolerant of me, despite Sable's stance. I should more oft seek her company, now that I think of it."'' </p>
 
<span title="Friend" style="color:#692ab7; font-size:16px;">★</span>
 
<span title="Positive" style="color:#6B8E23; font-size:16px;">✔</span>
 
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! <p style="margin:0px; padding:0px; font-variant:small-caps; text-shadow: 1px 1px 1px silver;">'''[[Holo Wolf]]''', <span style="font-size:11px">''darling dreamer''</span> </p>
 
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<p align=justify>''"A strange young woman subject to terrible nightmares for reasons I shall not delve into. She has grown close by necessity, due to my ability to steal the nightmares from her, and allow her peaceful slumber. Recently she spoke to me of seeking eternal life, and I have made an offer to her. A part of me wishes she would abandon such an idea, yet if she does not, then I should naturally want for her to seek it by my hand."'' </p>
 
<span title="Friend" style="color:#692ab7; font-size:16px;">★</span>
 
<span title="Positive" style="color:#6B8E23; font-size:16px;">✔</span>
 
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! <p style="margin:0px; padding:0px; font-variant:small-caps; text-shadow: 1px 1px 1px silver;">'''Lihya Zharipoh''', <span style="font-size:11px">''cute catte''</span> </p>
 
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<p align=justify>''"Were one want to sum up Lihya in a single word, twould be 'naive', I should think. She is one of those of the 'blue magic' tradition, and learned to consume aether through study of my kin. Quickly did she take to me, seeing me as just another entity to befriend. I think I shall keep her around, for at least her want to serve her companions."'' </p>
 
<span title="Acquaintance" style="color:#b72a78; font-size:16px;">♦</span>
 
<span title="Neutral" style="color:#6b6e72; font-size:16px;">●</span>
 
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<h3 align=center style="padding:10px 35px; background:#000000; font-size:14px; color:#ffffff;"> '''ALLIES''' </h3>
 
 
<p align=justify>''"I will never understand the want of many of my kin to rely solely on their own power. Mayhap that comes with believing yourself to be untouchable. I am prey to no such delusions."'' </p>
 
 
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<p align=justify>''"To think she was want to destroy me on our first meeting. I imagine her pet professor, Aulsoix, yet does. Lady Dusk herself seems to be rather taken with me, now, seeing me as not too different from herself. I should think her easily exploited with such thoughts, yet she gives me pause, and I am want to see where they lead. Regardless, her organization's mission aligns with my own, and the connections are quite useful, so I am want to give her my support."'' </p>
 
<span title="Ally" style="color:#e6ce56; font-size:16px;">★</span>
 
<span title="Business" style="color:#CD950C; font-size:16px;">$</span>
 
<span title="Positive" style="color:#6B8E23; font-size:16px;">✔</span>
 
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! <p style="margin:0px; padding:0px; font-variant:small-caps; text-shadow: 1px 1px 1px silver;">'''[[Aulsoix Claimane]]''', <span style="font-size:11px">''foolish prof.''</span> </p>
 
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<p align=justify>''"A fool, and not the useful sort where my plans are concerned. I fear I recall not our introduction due to the shattering of a mirror, but I have heard it was a poor one, he demanding my submission. Twould seem he did not get it, and what I have seen since has revealed to be a man so desperately needing to control all around him. Truly does he seem rather typical for a voidmage. Tis irritating that I must tolerate him for the foreseeable future."'' </p>
 
<span title="Ally" style="color:#e6ce56; font-size:16px;">★</span>
 
<span title="Negative" style="color:#C24640; font-size:16px;">✖</span>
 
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<h3 align=center style="padding:10px 35px; background:#000000; font-size:14px; color:#ffffff;"> '''OTHER''' </h3>
 
 
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! <p style="margin:0px; padding:0px; font-variant:small-caps; text-shadow: 1px 1px 1px silver;">'''[[Rhuli'a Kanjun]]''', <span style="font-size:11px">''freedom fighter''</span> </p>
 
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<p align=justify>''"When first I met him, he was just another man I attempted to trap and consume. Yet when the moment came where he might take advantage of me, he did not. Truly did I not even sense a hesitation...the thought seemed not to cross his mind. When he learned of my supposed subjugation to Kahti, he sought to free me of my bonds. Seemingly an honorable man...until he learned I was voidsent. The way he admired Kahti for her power and supposed summoning of me makes me wonder about the truth of him. Mayhap some day when I am bored, I will seek to learn more of him."'' </p>
 
<span title="Acquaintance" style="color:#b72a78; font-size:16px;">♦</span>
 
<span title="Neutral" style="color:#6b6e72; font-size:16px;">●</span>
 
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<p align=justify>''"Once was I meant to find him, and invite him to treat with Lady Dusk. Find him I did, but quite by accident. I rather enjoyed getting to know him, however briefly.  Whether or not his spouse will let me visit with him again, however, remains to be seen."'' </p>
 
<span title="Acquaintance" style="color:#b72a78; font-size:16px;">♦</span>
 
<span title="Positive" style="color:#6B8E23; font-size:16px;">✔</span>
 
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! <p style="margin:0px; padding:0px; font-variant:small-caps; text-shadow: 1px 1px 1px silver;">'''[https://ref.st/Ufah Ufah'r Vamsidu]''', <span style="font-size:11px">''that thing''</span> </p>
 
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<p align=justify>''"I had first met Ufah while searching for a dark crystal. Truly do I have trouble figuring out what he is some days.  He is an Ascian in part, thus why my search led me to him.  So, too, is he part incubus and a kitsune I should think. Truly do I have trouble knowing for certain some days, but tis no matter. He is quite fun to romp with.  Alas, I do find the goals of the Ascian conflict with my own interests, so I am not likely to aid him in such endeavor. In truth, I am far more likely to hinder such plans as theirs.  One wonders where that leaves us."'' </p>
 
<span title="Physical" style="color:#000000; font-size:16px;">♡</span>
 
<span title="Acquaintance" style="color:#b72a78; font-size:16px;">♦</span>
 
<span title="Unsure" style="color:#000000; font-size:16px;">�</span>
 
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! <p style="margin:0px; padding:0px; font-variant:small-caps; text-shadow: 1px 1px 1px silver;">'''More''', <span style="font-size:11px">''pending''</span> </p>
 
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<p align=justify>''"Other people exist in my life, too."'' </p>
 
<span title="Unsure" style="color:#000000; font-size:16px;">�</span>
 
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<p align=right style="margin:0px; padding:0px;"><span class="plainlinks">[https://wiki.ffxiv-roleplayers.com/index.php?title=Steia_L'etoile&action=edit&section=3 🖉]</span> </p>
 
 
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<p style="padding:0px 10px; font-size:16px; text-shadow: 1px 1px 1px silver;">'''Goals''' </p>
 
<p style="padding:5px 15px;">''Steia's role in most stories is that of a secondary character. Depending on the story, she can aid the protagonist or antagonist, or even flip between them depending on the situation. Originally, I meant her to be an NPC with no screen time, and she's grown to take a larger role. I'm okay with her being killed or imprisoned, though I prefer such is discussed with me ahead of time.'' </p>
 
<p style="padding:5px 15px;">''I honestly don't know what my author goals are for this character, but she's fun to play, so I'm just going to keep at it. As with all my characters, I'd like to experience and participate in similar stories with a vast array of characters. I will just as happily interact IC with a paladin as a psychopath. I enjoy IC drama, and I ''especially adore'' ethical dilemmas. At the end of the day, though, I want myself and my fellow role players to walk away from a scene satisfied and/or wanting more.'' </p>
 
 
<p style="padding:0px 10px; font-size:16px; text-shadow: 1px 1px 1px silver;">'''Lore Compliance''' </p>
 
<p style="padding:5px 15px;">''I favor '''lore plausible''' roleplay. This is roleplay that adheres to concrete lore, but fills in the places where the lore has gaps with whatever seems reasonable and artistically appropriate. By "reasonable", I mean that it '''must adhere to concrete lore''' (That is, things that have been directly observed to be true during the MSQ and side quests), '''should avoid conflicting with "fuzzy" lore''' (lore given by NPCs which might be false but has not been proven to be), and '''should fit in with the narrative style''' of Final Fantasy XIV (which, admittedly, can vary wildly).'' </p>
 
<p style="padding:5px 15px;">''My justification for this is that '''Final Fantasy XIV has [https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/UnreliableNarrator Unreliable Narrator] Syndrome'''. NPCs are often wrong about the history of things, assuming they don't outright lie to you, and even the Encyclopedia Eorzea is written from the point of view of the NPCs.  I might also accept less plausible '''private''' head-canons which are accepted by the group I'm in, again, so long as they fit in an artistic way. In any case, if '''I'm violating lore as you know it, please bring it up to me OOC'''. Do expect me to debate the lore with you, but understand my intention is to reach an agreement...not "win", which I don't think is possible.'' </p>
 
 
<p style="padding:0px 10px; font-size:16px; text-shadow: 1px 1px 1px silver;">'''RP Limits''' </p>
 
<p style="padding:5px 15px;">''Ultimately, I'm all about an interesting and entertaining story. '''I enjoy "dynamic" roleplay''' just as much as (if not more than) private stories.  In either case, I don't expect Steia to take center stage in any plot aside from my own. I'm pretty okay with most themes and twists, as long as they're not overdone. Anything from Light-Hearted Fun to Dark and Violent themes are okay by me, so long as it seems realistic. There are '''two''' important caveats, however: </p>
 
<p style="padding:0px 35px;">'''''First''': While I'd normally prefer warnings about things that might make my character unplayable, I realize they can come up with no warning with a character like Steia...but expect the character to respond appropriately.'' </p>
 
<p style="padding:0px 35px;">'''''Second''': I will try to abort a scene or plot if I find out it's making someone seriously uncomfortable Out of Character. It's hard to entertain people when they're upset, after all! </p>
 
<p style="padding:5px 15px;">''I'm fine with story-driven character romance and/or "sexy fun times", but I'm typically '''not interested in ERP''', preferring to "fade to black". I don't suggest coming after me for ERP for a variety of reasons, many of which are mood-dependant and completely unpredictable.'' </p>
 
 
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<p style="padding:5px 15px;">''Tentatively, these:'' </p>
 
 
<p style="padding:2px 15px 2px 35px;">'''● [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03X0B6u-AxM In This Moment - Sick Like Me]''' - ''When Steia is in an rare, honest relationship.'' </p>
 
<p style="padding:2px 15px 2px 35px;">'''● [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVrhGqaMwGo Milck - Devil Devil]''' - ''Contemplating the machinations of other voidsent and maligned entities.'' </p>
 
 
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<p style="padding:0px 10px; font-size:16px; text-shadow: 1px 1px 1px silver;">'''Personality/World View''' </p>
 
<p style="padding:2px 15px 2px 35px;">'''► [https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BeingHumanSucks Being Human Sucks]''' - ''Not to offend, but she would much rather be a demoness.'' </p>
 
<p style="padding:2px 15px 2px 35px;">'''► [https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/LongGame Long Game]''' - ''Though she doesn't know if or when her time will be up, she can still wait.'' </p>
 
<p style="padding:2px 15px 2px 35px;">'''► [https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AboveGoodAndEvil Above Good And Evil]''' - ''Good and Evil are petty, mortal concepts and concerns.'' </p>
 
<p style="padding:2px 15px 2px 35px;">'''► [https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/HumansAreFlawed Humans Are Flawed]''' - ''What Steia's thinks of mortals. She includes herself in this.'' </p>
 
<p style="padding:2px 15px 2px 35px;">'''► [https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/HumansAreBastards Humans Are Bastards]''' - ''What Esoterica is trying to teach Melodia.'' </p>
 
 
<p style="padding:0px 10px; font-size:16px; text-shadow: 1px 1px 1px silver;">'''Traits''' </p>
 
<p style="padding:2px 15px 2px 35px;">'''► [https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ElectronicEyes Electronic Eye]''' - ''Esoterica's copy of Adrasteia's original body included an artificial left eye. Steia thinks it inert, unaware that it still has functions.'' </p>
 
<p style="padding:2px 15px 2px 35px;">'''► [https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TaintedVeins Tainted Veins]''' - ''A symptom of her void corruption, made worse by spellcasting.'' </p>
 
 
<p style="padding:0px 10px; font-size:16px; text-shadow: 1px 1px 1px silver;">'''Strengths''' </p>
 
<p style="padding:2px 15px 2px 35px;">'''► [https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Determinator Determinator]''' - ''Physically and mentally resilient, she's not one to stop when the going gets tough.'' </p>
 
<p style="padding:2px 15px 2px 35px;">'''► [https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SuperToughness Super Toughness]''' - ''A "gift" from Esoterica, she is supernaturally resistant to blunt damage (such as falling from the heavens).  Blades, arrows, and other such things can still hurt her normally.'' </p>
 
<p style="padding:2px 15px 2px 35px;">'''► [https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/DisabilityImmunity Disability Immunity]''' - ''The same void corruption that makes her sick also prevents non-magical disease from taking root.'' </p>
 
<p style="padding:2px 15px 2px 35px;">'''► [https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ChemistryCanDoAnything Chemistry Can Do Anything]''' - ''At least it can when you're an Aetherochemist-turned-fallen demoness pretending to do alchemy.'' </p>
 
<p style="padding:2px 15px 2px 35px;">'''► [https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/KeeperOfForbiddenKnowledge Keeper Of Forbidden Knowledge]''' - ''Steia has forgotten more than most people will ever know about the workings of the cosmos.'' </p>
 
 
 
<p style="padding:0px 10px; font-size:16px; text-shadow: 1px 1px 1px silver;">'''Weaknesses''' </p>
 
<p style="padding:2px 15px 2px 35px;">'''► [https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Curse Curse]''' - ''Esoterica has cursed Steia to live as a mortal suffering from void corruption.'' </p>
 
<p style="padding:2px 15px 2px 35px;">'''► [https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheCorruption The Corruption]''' - ''Steia is still has voidsent soul, and Esoterica's curse purposely doesn't stop that from making her mortal body sick.'' </p>
 
<p style="padding:2px 15px 2px 35px;">'''► [https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BadBlackBarf Bad Black Barf]''' - ''Coughed up from her lungs, this substance is void-corrupted blood.'' </p>
 
<p style="padding:2px 15px 2px 35px;">'''► [https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/HorrorHunger Horror Hunger]''' - ''Speaking of a voidsent soul, she's ''still'' hungry.'' </p>
 
<p style="padding:2px 15px 2px 35px;">'''► [https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ElectronicEyes Electronic Eye]''' - ''Esoterica's copy of Adrasteia's original body included an artificial left eye.  It seems inert, and she can't see out of it.'' </p>
 
 
<p style="padding:0px 10px; font-size:16px; text-shadow: 1px 1px 1px silver;">'''History''' </p>
 
<p style="padding:2px 15px 2px 35px;">'''► [https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/DemonOfHumanOrigin Demon of Human Origin]''' - ''Steia, as Nighean, was originally a Hyur from Hydaelyn.'' </p>
 
<p style="padding:2px 15px 2px 35px;">'''► [https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/HumanityEnsues Humanity Ensues]''' - ''After five millenia, Steia suddenly has to live like a mortal.'' </p>
 
 
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<h3 align=center style="font-family:Georgia; padding:10px 15px; background:#000000; font-size:16px; color:#ffffff; letter-spacing:0.1em;"> ⪻ STEIA L'ETOILE ⪼ </h3>
 
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<h3 align=center style="padding:10px 35px; background:#000000; font-size:14px; color:#ffffff;"> '''IN BRIEF'''</h3>
 
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<p style="margin:1px; padding:1px 5px;">'''Race''' - [[:Category:Voidsent|Voidsent]] [[:Category:Hyur|Hyur]] </p>
 
<p style="margin:1px; padding:1px 5px;">'''Subrace''' - [[:Category:Midlander_Hyur|Midlander]] (Allagan)</p>
 
<p style="margin:1px; padding:1px 5px;">'''Real Age''' - 5000+ </p>
 
<p style="margin:1px; padding:1px 5px;">'''Name Day''' - 15th Sun of the 2nd Umbral Moon (Apr 15) </p>
 
<p style="margin:1px; padding:1px 5px;">'''Deity''' - [[Nymeia, the Spinner]] </p>
 
<p style="margin:1px; padding:1px 5px;">'''Disposition''' - [https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ChaoticNeutral Chaotic Neutral] </p>
 
<p style="margin:1px; padding:1px 5px;">'''Color Alignment''' - [https://medium.com/s/story/the-mtg-color-wheel-c9700a7cf36d Black-Red] </p>
 
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<p style="margin:1px; padding:0px 15px;">'''► Orientation:''' Pansexual </p>
 
<p style="margin:1px; padding:0px 15px;">'''► Relationship Status:''' [[Siegfried_Blutritter|Engaged]] </p>
 
<p style="margin:1px; padding:0px 15px;">'''► Citizenship:''' None </p>
 
<p style="margin:1px; padding:0px 15px;">'''► Occupation:''' Illicit Alchemist, Art Forger </p>
 
<p style="margin:1px; padding:0px 15px;">'''► Hair color:''' Greying Black </p>
 
<p style="margin:1px; padding:0px 15px;">'''► Eye color:''' Amber * </p>
 
<p style="margin:1px; padding:0px 15px;">'''► Piercings:''' Ears </p>
 
<p style="margin:1px; padding:0px 15px;">'''► Favorite Food:''' Cheddar Broccoli Soup </p>
 
<p style="margin:1px; padding:0px 15px;">'''► Favorite Drink:''' Mint Tea </p>
 
<p style="margin:1px; padding:0px 15px;">'''► Favorite Color:''' Any Vibrant </p>
 
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<p style="padding:0px 15px; font-size: 8pt;">* Right, artificial eye is colored black</p>
 
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General

⊰ GENERAL INFORMATION ⊱

Steia L'etoile (Stee-ah Lee-twal) is a Hyur Midlander of unknown origin. She was discovered in Coerthas after knights witnessed her falling from the sky. As she only recalled her first name, one of the knights suggested "L'etoile" as a placeholder, being sympathetic to her. Steia has since adopted it as a surname.

When less sympathetic members of the garrison sought out an Inquisitor to interview her, Steia fled. Reports from those knights say she has skill with offensive magic, and an aura which is either unsettling or comforting, depending on the person talking to her.

⊰ APPEARANCE ⊱

Steia stands just over five-and-a-half fulms tall, and possesses a moderately curvy figure. Her shoulder-length hair is greying black, though she occasionally dyes it. She possesses a olive complexion. Her left eye is amber, and her right eye is artificial, having been replaced with allagan technology. She is not particularly well-muscled, and across her body are patches where blackened blood vessels show through.

She she keeps herself clean and her hair brushed, and wears dark-red eyeshadow and lipstick. She wears simple floral perfumes that aren't particularly strong. Despite her perfumes, those with sensitive noses will detect the faint scent of blood on her breath and alchemical substances on her clothes.

Her clothing, although well maintained, is old and well worn. Judging by the fit, it may be second-hand clothing. She favors favors the function over aesthetics when she has to make a choice, and most of her clothing covers her full body to hide the blackened blood vessels, hiding the patches of black veins. She carries a red handkerchief, which she uses to cover her mouth during coughing fits.  

⊰ MAGIC ⊱

Those sensitive to aether sense nothing unusual coming from Steia most of the time. Detailed aetheric inspection of the woman, however, reveals a field generated by her earrings and rings is effectively glamouring her aether.

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History

⊰ TIMELINE ⊱

Seventh Astral Era

► ? - Steia falls to Coerthas and is discovered by Coerthan knights.

⊰ SEVENTH UMBRAL / ASTRAL ERA ⊱

Stormblood

Steia's introduction to Eorzea seemingly came in the form of falling from the sky in Coerthas. Due to her supposed amnesia, the reason for this can only be speculated on, ranging from a traveller picked up and dropped by a malign dragon, to a drunk passenger falling from an airship. More superstitious persons suggested a divine being cast from the heavens, noting that she survived the fall mostly unscathed. Similar suggestions leaned more towards a demonic presence.

Whatever the explanation, a runner was sent to Ishgard to fetch an inquisitor. When Steia heard of this, she fled into Western Coerthas. Due to an ongoing blizzard, scouts were unable to track her down, and she was presumed dead until a woman with her name and matching description showed up in La Noscea a day later. At this point, Steia seduced a woman on shore leave, then stole her clothes and firearm. After this, she vanished again, only to show up later in the Black Shroud.

Despite the voidal taint, a conjurer sent to investigate Steia found her ultimately harmless, though noted they would have a close eye kept on her. She would later come into position of a set of jewelry that masked this taint.

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Personality

⊰ PERSONALITY ⊱

Pending.

L I K E S

► Mint Tea - With a mild bit of sugar or honey.

► Socializing - Steia fully admits that sometimes she just enjoys talking to people.

► Forests - No real reason why. she simply finds them pleasant.

► Animals - Though not incautious, she just loves all animals. Even vilekin.

► Young Children - Often times the only true innocents, full of hope and wonder.

D I S L I K E S

► Meat - Steia loves animals too much to eat them.

► Sports Hunters - Even poachers are trying to make a living, but sport hunters are truly wasteful.

► Abuses of Power - Those granted power through right or might who would use that power to harm are awful to her.

► Unfair Slavers - She finds cheating people to force them into or keep them in service to be vile.

► Greed And Gluttony - She sees those who wilfully hoard and consume more than they need to be the source of most of the world's ills.

H O B B I E S

► Alchemy - A seemingly natural talent she possesses.

► Cooking - Steia enjoys cooking, and will even prepare meat for her more carnivorous friends.

► Piano Playing - Steia enjoys playing to ease her mind.

► Painting - Less of a hobby, and more of a means to an end, Steia is an adept painter.

S T R E N G T H S

► Diligent - She takes care in everything she does, rarely leaving something unfinished.

► Determined - She can be hard to stop when she sets her mind to something.

► Multi-Lingual - Steia has surprised many people by revealing she understands what they're saying or writing.

► Patient - Even when someone is being rude to her, she is slow to anger. So slow, that few have seen her upset.

► Tolerant - Steia gives most a chance. Even when confronting a supposed enemy, Steia is often soft-spoken and understanding.

W E A K N E S S E S

► Clingy - It can be hard to keep her away from the people she trusts.

► Bleeding Heart - A good sob story can get her to overlook your misdeeds.

► Combat Avoidance - Acting more as a scholar than anything, Steia generally avoids fighting.

► Void Corruption - A supposed side-effect of her field of study, the void corruption in her body makes her sick.

Q U I R K S

► Carnivore Tolerant - Despite abstaining from eating meat herself, Steia doesn't mind that other people do, so long as they aren't rude or gluttonous about it.

► Recycler - Steia prefers to reuse things rather than discard them, using magic to extend an item's life. What bits of her clothing come from animals have often been recycled in this manner.

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OOC

⊰ PLAYER POV ⊱

Goals

Steia's role in most stories is that of a secondary character. Depending on the story, she can aid the protagonist or antagonist, or even flip between them depending on the situation. Originally, I meant her to be an NPC with no screen time, and she's grown to take a larger role. I'm okay with her being killed or imprisoned, though I prefer such is discussed with me ahead of time.

I honestly don't know what my author goals are for this character, but she's fun to play, so I'm just going to keep at it. As with all my characters, I'd like to experience and participate in similar stories with a vast array of characters. I will just as happily interact IC with a paladin as a psychopath. I enjoy IC drama, and I especially adore ethical dilemmas. At the end of the day, though, I want myself and my fellow role players to walk away from a scene satisfied and/or wanting more.

Lore Compliance

I favor lore plausible roleplay. This is roleplay that adheres to concrete lore, but fills in the places where the lore has gaps with whatever seems reasonable and artistically appropriate. By "reasonable", I mean that it must adhere to concrete lore (That is, things that have been directly observed to be true during the MSQ and side quests), should avoid conflicting with "fuzzy" lore (lore given by NPCs which might be false but has not been proven to be), and should fit in with the narrative style of Final Fantasy XIV (which, admittedly, can vary wildly).

My justification for this is that Final Fantasy XIV has Unreliable Narrator Syndrome. NPCs are often wrong about the history of things, assuming they don't outright lie to you, and even the Encyclopedia Eorzea is written from the point of view of the NPCs. I might also accept less plausible private head-canons which are accepted by the group I'm in, again, so long as they fit in an artistic way. In any case, if I'm violating lore as you know it, please bring it up to me OOC. Do expect me to debate the lore with you, but understand my intention is to reach an agreement...not "win", which I don't think is possible.

RP Limits

Ultimately, I'm all about an interesting and entertaining story. I enjoy "dynamic" roleplay just as much as (if not more than) private stories. In either case, I don't expect Steia to take center stage in any plot aside from my own. I'm pretty okay with most themes and twists, as long as they're not overdone. Anything from Light-Hearted Fun to Dark and Violent themes are okay by me, so long as it seems realistic. There are two important caveats, however:

First: While I'd normally prefer warnings about things that might make my character unplayable, I realize they can come up with no warning with a character like Steia...but expect the character to respond appropriately.

Second: I will try to abort a scene or plot if I find out it's making someone seriously uncomfortable Out of Character. It's hard to entertain people when they're upset, after all!

I'm fine with story-driven character romance and/or "sexy fun times", but I'm typically not interested in ERP, preferring to "fade to black". I don't suggest coming after me for ERP for a variety of reasons, many of which are mood-dependant and completely unpredictable.

⊰ SCREENSHOTS ⊱

 

 

 

 

 

 

⊰ MUSICAL THEMES ⊱

Tentatively, these:

● Blue Öyster Cult Cover - Don't Fear The Reaper (Raquel Eugenio Cover) - Reflecting Steia's comments on death, literally that one should not fear it, as death is an inevitable and natural part of life.

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⪻ STEIA L'ETOILE ⪼

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IN BRIEF


Race - Hyur

Subrace - Midlander

Apparent Age - 40's

Name Day - 15th Sun of the 2nd Umbral Moon (Apr 15)

Deity - Nymeia, the Spinner

Disposition - Chaotic Neutral

Color Alignment - Blue-Red


► Orientation: Pansexual

► Relationship Status: Engaged

► Citizenship: None

► Occupation: Scholar, Alchemist

► Hair color: Greying Black

► Eye color: Amber *

► Piercings: Ears

► Favorite Food: Cheddar Broccoli Soup

► Favorite Drink: Mint Tea

► Favorite Color: Any Vibrant


* Right, artificial eye is colored black

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