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Briar Amano
Ex Storm Captain
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❝Respect ain't given freely, it's earned with sweat an' blood. Prove yeh 'ave the strength to lead and yer men will follow yeh to hell an' back .



Vital Information

PRONUNCIATION - Bri-er A-mon-o .

NICKNAMES - Bri, Thorns, Thorny, Bri-bear, Briarthorn

RACE & CLAN - Hyur Highlander

GENDER - Female

AGE - 30

NAMEDAY - 11th Sun of the 3rd Umbral Moon


MARITAL STATUS - Happily Married

Other Statistics


CITIZENSHIP - Doma, Limsa Lominsa

FAMILY - Ikeda Amano, Tristram Emberblood

RESIDENCE - Mist Ward 13 Plot 13

OCCUPATION - Bounty Hunter, Vigilante, Mercenary, Adventurer


HEIGHT & WEIGHT - 6' 200lbs

ALIGNMENT - Chaotic Good/Neutral

General Information
Vivid Lavender Black with Red Dye Lightly Tanned Tall and Heavily Muscled Deep and rough, Thick Lominsan accent
Military, Vigilant Favours Right Across Right Eye, Bite marks on abdomen and back Tattoo on Right Cheek Dark and Heavy
Hair & Eyes
Briar's eyes are expressive and very easy to read the most vivid of lavender almost as if they glowed with color, the only acception to this is when a certain side of her takes the reigns showing a glowing red that is impossible to miss... normally however, she shows many of her emotions with them whether it be anger, hurt, joy, love one look at her eyes once you learn to read them and you'd know how she felt nary she spoke. Her hair changes from time to time often it is worn short naturally black but dyed red sparsly , bangs over her forhead and a couple of braids off the the side. sometimes she will wear it in an undyed ponytail other times she can be seen , once it's grown to length a very large ponytail in a gyr abanian fashion with braids along her head.
Physique & Markings
Briar is not the tallest of highlanders but she still maintains a tall stature, standing as tall as most men and normally a full head taller than most women in eorzea (Roe Elezen and Viera aside) her most defining feature is her strong muscled body , she does have a rather curvy femanine figure but along side that she's incedibly fit and extremely muscular. Her arms alone would make most men jealous this follows downwards to the rest of her chiseled and beefy to the last. She has many scars from her battles though the most distinct are a row of teeth marks along her abs and along her back from an old battle against a dragon , another marking is across her right eye and finally there's a deep scar across her left arm
Hygiene & Attire
She is quite hygenic most of the time, she bathes regularly and takes good care to stay presentable, you might see her sweaty after a long day of work or after her usual intense morning training sessions however. Her attire most of the time is her armor , rarely is she seen out of it. If she is in clothing it's normally the robes she wears when practicing her magic disciplines or clothes made to work in, she has recently however thanks to a good friend began to put together a couple of casual outfits you may see her in once in a while.
Psychological Profile
 Briar is normally rather even tempered and patient, this may be decieving at first for underneath lies a fiery temper. She has rather intense mood swings at time and could be considered mentally unstable due to some rather dark.... secrets hiding within her
Her voice is normally rather deep and mature sounding, there's a slight gruff tone to it she's a veteran warrior and soldier and it shows. Aside from this she carries a rather odd accent (it's closer to an irish) lominsan in nature she's lived there for years
Philosophy & Mannerisms
Briar was raised hearing about Rhalgar from her mother, a rather devout disciple and loyal ala mighan. As she got older however and came to Eorzea she came to adopt the twelve and most of all Althyk as her patron diety. She is rather friendly most of the time and is often either coming back from a contract or getting ready for one thus her mannerisms could be described as thus, always preparing and thinking ahead though she's normally willing to make time for new friends and allies particularly if its over a glass of aged rum
● Drinking
● Adventures
● Conversing
● Training
● Reading
● Insults
● Being Interrupted
● Being hit on
● Snobby people
● The Quicksand
● Experienced Leader and Ex Storm Captain
● Strong Melee fighter with an Axe or Greatsword
● Trained in hand to hand
● Healing
● Thaumaturgy and Black Magic
● Defensive and Dark Magics of Dark Knight
● Talented Blacksmith
Combat, Abilities & Weaponry

Basic Statistics
High: Strength and Endurance
Above Average: Intelligence
Average: Mind, Dexterity
Aetheric Abilities
Mastery: Defensive barriers, siphoning magics, destructive dark magics and thaumaturgy spells, channeling dark energies
Expert: Samurai Abilities, Monk Abilities
Average: Healing magic, Conjuery based attack spells,
Novice: Arcaenum, Red Magic
Weapon Training
Mastery: Greatsword, Battleaxe, Fists
Expert: Staff, Sword and Shield
Average: Cane, Katana, Bow and Arrow
Novice: Rapier, Daggers, Gunblade
Combat Relevant Skills
High: Taking hits, Powering through attacks, ignoring pain, making strategic attacks
Above Average: Dodging, Blocking, parrying
Average: using range weapons
Low: effectively casting healing spells
Non-Combat Abilities
Ability: Out of Combat Briar is a rather skilled Blacksmith and Weaver, she's practiced them in her spare time for a while and has come to enoy them. Other than this she is quite knowledgeable of darker magics and arcane secrets so she could be useful in a research situation
Combat Abilities
Ability: Briar is a very accomplished greatswords woman, her skill is hard to match in this as well in the dark arts she employs. She's been an accomplished spell caster before transitioning to this was a good medium. Channeling her darkside has a different effect for Briar its treated as another part of her and when she uses it properly she is much tougher and stronger , incredibly hard to deal with though she has to be pushed to draw on this ability
OOC Note
Under no circumstances will I take part in a player made or /random roll system I do not enjoy it and it sucks all the fun out of the combat encounter for me. I strongly prefer emoting and writing the battle out and seeing out both parties react on their writers free will, I'm aware not many like this way as there is room to be unfair but I prefer to take my chances as the whole expereince just feels more enjoyable to me and does not stress me out like a roll system does. I am quite comfortable with losing should the situation provide a curcumstance for that lest you think otherwise, it's just a matter of preference on my end ... I've tried many roll encounters before and just found myself not enjoying it even when I did win, all I ask is for understanding in this regard :)

Disclaimer: These events have changed over time and may continue to do so as I continually grow the character thanks for your understanding
Sixth Astral Era
Briar was born to a full blooded highlander mother Arnora Stormcaller and Doman father Tokisada Amano, she was the middle child Ikeda her older brother born before her and her sister Tenme born five years later after her, childhood in the amano home was fairly typical for their doman village. That was until she came of age and began blossoming into a young woman, now Briar even as a child was more brutish and boyish, she'd always be doing something physical despite her father trying to break her of it and teach her how to be a proper lady. This carried on into her older years once she'd began growing into a preteen, soon enough things came to a head between Briar and Tokisada, she was eventually given an ultimatum "if you want to act like a man you'll learn to fight like a man" was his proposal the only other option was to leave and that was no option at all. So train she did in the same art her father and brother practiced that of the samurai, she trained twice as hard as she was required to putting her anger and frustration into it, soon she was a fierce warrior becoming more and more skilled with the katana ... but she hated it for the sheer fact it was not her choice. Her father enjoyed it no more than she did still trying every chance he could to get her to be more proper, more lady like it was infurating.

She had only one escape from all this a childhood friend , a raen whom went by the name of Suna. Briar vented to her often until they'd become the best of friends ... though Suna saw something else, love. She was heavily attracted to the blossoming woman, and thus eventually made a move on her and kissed her. Briar was shocked at this, she had to explain how she felt to the woman and this drove a wedge between them briar couldn't take it being around her afterwards. Things only got worse from here once she was around fourteen years of age her father arranged a marriage for her, things exploded in a fight so fierce neith ikeda could calm briar down nor could arnora calm tokisada down. The end result? Briar fled that night taking only her katana and a few clothes, her brother was the only soul that knew.
Seventh Umbral Era
Arrive in Erozea Briar did via cargo ship where she'd been hiding in the hold bound for Gyr Abania through Garlean waters, she was lucky to survive frankly she disguised herself as a soldier then finally was able to sneak into her mothers homeland of Ala Migho. Only... it wasn't how she'd heard of it, the garleans had ruined that too, Briar found herself moving to the frontline of the resistance and offering her help however she could. This didn't last long however and she was forced to flee farther back and closer to the shroud until eventually she had to flee entirely into the forest and past the wall Gaius Van Baelsar had built. Thus she found Gridania and her new life, she laid down her Katana and took up a more peaceful discipline, Conjury.

She studied for a little over a year at the guild, learning to commune with nature and harness its power, before long she'd earned the admiration of Brother El Sumi the guildmaster whom directed her to the Adventurers guild to expand her experience and continue growing. She was excited to join and even made a few friends as she worked and grew in her discipline. Eventually, it wasn't enough however and she desired to learn more having heard much of a destructive form of magic hailing from the jewel of the desert Ul'Dah, a discipline known as Thaumaturgy. She studied for a few years thus came about her true potential, her teachers were impressed by the power of her spells and deep reserves of aether. Soon she rose to the top of her class, this only drove her to work harder gain more power more knowledge at the cost of everything , her friends, her outside life anything and anyone near her suffered, including her best friend P'tria.. it nearly destroyed their friendship...Briar's only real friendship.

Soon Briar came to journey to Limsa Lominsa, the assignment came straight from the guildmaster and was meant to be a collaboration of sorts between their two schools of magic. Briar was there to borrow and drop off some reading material as well as stick around and learn waht she could while there. It was here she met her husband to be, Tristram Emberblood he was tall, strong, every bit as sharp as she and had long beautiful red hair and Briar HATED HIM. They argued non stop, it was infuriating every argument she had Tristram had an equally compelling argument for. Things went on like this until one fateful day Briar kicked his beloved Topaz Carbuncle so named Anwen. Needless to say this didnt end well, indeed they were to fight outside of the city limits alone... the fight went rather normally for either side but Briar ended up victorious , something overcame her during the course of the fight a dark demeanor... all she wanted was blood. She moved to kill him but was stopped, her friend P'tria who'd happened by on her own travels snapped her out of it ending the fight there and sparing Tristrams life, Briar however ran away in tears after realizing what had happened.

Some time passed and Briar was back in Ul'dah at the thaumaturgy guild though unknown to her so was Tristram, having come to return some of the books to them. They inevitably ran into one another and Briar broke down in a flood of tears and embraced him, this marked a turning point in their relationship they were together now and nothing would seperate them. Briar stayed in Ul'Dah for a time continuing her studies and practices of thaumaturgy, soon this led her to darker more powerful forms of magic and quite illegal besides that... soon she was learned the true nature of this power, so she put it down with a promise never to practice it again, though she still studied it trying to understand it more. Soon Briar desired more from life than this and so she returned to Gridania where she decided to join up with the Twin Adder, here she trained not only mentally but physically in a manner which she'd not done in a few years... soon she adapated to this life and found herself feeling rather happy. Briar became good friends with another solider , one whom wielded an axe, finding herself intrigued she began talking to him about it and he began teaching her, this marked another turning point in her life... she had forgotten how enjoyable melee combat could be and so she pushed herself harder and made herself stronger but... she needed help so she figured the best place to turn would be the marauders guild in Limsa Lominsa. She traveled back here taking leave from the adder so she could train, this went on for 6 long months Briar did nothing but train her body and mind, everyday she became stronger and more fit, soon the axe was second nature, her muscles were big and strong enough she could wear heavy gear and swing that axe around as if it were weightless... she'd become what would define her from then on, a warrior.

From here Briar transfered into the Maelstrom and moved in with her now boyfriend Tristram, she worked here for some time and continued to practice the axe for a few years and she rose through the ranks , but something was still missing... her lost passion for magic. She began practicing thaumaturgy once more along side her axe to remedy this and it made her happy for a time. However as fate would have it there was something out there that suited her far more, she went on an assignment to coerthas, the holy see of ishgard, it was here she began hearing rumors of a strange warrior one whom used a greatsword and chanelled dark arts wielding powerful magics. These rumors eventually led her out into western coerthas, where she found not a warrior but a corpse, a massive sword laying beside it and a glowing red and black gem besides it. Something about it pulled at her, almost against her will and without realizing it she had knelt down and touched it, the pain that surged through her was so intense it knocked her clean out from shock. When she awoke the corpse she'd seen before stood over her offering a hand and advice ... this changed everything and set her on the path that would come to define her, the way of the dark knight.

In Recent Times
Moving Forward
Years had passed since Briar all but mastered the art of the greatsword and the power of a dark knight, her and Tristram only grew closer overcoming challenge after challenge together and soon... he proposed. Briar was overwhelmed with happiness, the answer was yes, they had a beautiful wedding in the sanctum of the twelve and Tristram ACTUALLY got her to wear a dress for the first time in her life, they were together in a whole new way now. As time went on and they drew closer something dark began surfacing within Briar, a side she'd long forgotten and she'd been harnessing as a dark knight... her dark side, she became incredibly unstable mentally and even violent at times. It put a strain on their relationship it wasn't something she could control but still it was hurting her husband, encounter after encounter came and then finally on a fateful journey into ishgard it showed itself in physical form , an epic showdown of Briar vs Dark Briar the stakes? her sanity and Tristrams life. Briar conquered it and was stronger than ever for it, now both sides of her working together in unison... though there would still be instances it lashed out though far less severe and common.

Time goes on, people change and grow this was the same for Briar. She grew into a hardened warrior rising through the ranks of the Maelstrom until reaching Captain, she enjoyed it immensley it gave her meaning and she learned a lot during it, however things only last so long. Her and tristram had a plan to start a company of their own based out of Ul'Dah, it sounded like a good idea at the time but things never did pan out how they wanted them to, the finances weren't there they'd gathered no sponsors and it was becoming increasingly stressful to recruit members, not to mention Briar was still working for the storm as a captain all the way in Limsa and travelling by aetheryte wasn't something she particularly enjoyed doing all the time. Things eventually came to a head between her and her husband and they agreed to disband what few members they'd gathered and find a home in Limsa to pursue their real dreams together.

Soon Briar and Tristram had grown closer than ever and invevitably the talk of her past came up and her family, something she'd been avoiding for over a decade. It wasn't something she necessarily wanted to confront but, her husband knew better. Tristram made his way east to find her brother and bring him to Eorzea, together they could convince her to confront it... however he didn't go about it the best way. He was gone for a long time leaving briar home by herself travelling east via ship was no short journey. When they came back she was beyond furious and extremely hard to talk to but eventually she came around to the idea thanks to her husbands way with her and the sight of her long lost brother.

Soon they made their own jouney East, this time together Briar, Tristram, Ikeda and Briar's best friend P'tria who'd grown quite fond of Ikeda. Briar became pregnant on the jouney there and made up with her family as well as had twins, she stayed in Doma for about a year raising them and visiting with her family before eventually heading back to Eorzea, her and Tristram got a family home in the mist and Briar worked as a blacksmith to stay close to home until the kids got older. She then returned to her work travelling the land as a bounty hunter and vigilante.... more was to come as briar had her adventures and raised her family , though to find out you'll just have to talk to her

Relationship Status Legend

Tokisada Amano,
Aurora Amano,
Ikeda Amano,
Tenme Amano,
Tristram Emberblood
Zari'to Honi,
Lyra Amberlin,
P'tria Khain,
Liam Rucker,
Senhri Nyerhah,
W'revald Tia,
H'vhil Tia
Malena Harper,
Iri Dazkar,
Kai Morrigan
Former Acquaintances

NPC Rumors

Some of these rumors are untrue, speculation, or are greatly exaggerated.

◢ Common Rumors - Easily overheard. Use these freely!
"I think she's into women.She acts so boyish and look at her hair."
"Have you seen the size of her arms? There's something suspicious going on, no woman could manage that natually"
"does she even own clothes? I've only ever seen her in armor ... maybe she's poor"
"I heard she's an alcoholic, why she's even been able to keep up with roe men in drining contests ... how unladylike"
"Is her hair red or black? I hear she dyes it ... and her eyes are so vivid lavender, she's using some kind of magic I hear"
◢ Uncommon Rumors - A little more difficult to hear. Use sparingly or ask first!
"Her husband raises her kids while she's traveling about going on adventures ... what kind of mother and wife does that?"
"She's insane .... she has mood swings but I heard its more than that, it's like she has another personality entirely... I'd stay far away from her"
"I swear once she got angry and I saw her eyes change color right then and there as a cold shiver went down my spine... she's hiding evil under that smile"
◢ Rare Rumors - Very rarely overheard. Please ask before using!
"She's nearly killed her husband more than once ... why does he stay with her?"
"She's actually doman... but why does she have such a heavy lominsan accent then?"
"She's terrifying on the battlefield ... I saw someone push her too far once and it was as if a great darkness consumed her granting superhuman strength, they didn't stand a chance"
"I hear she practices black magic not to mention other dark arts... her heart is black as the ascians I tell you"
PC Rumors

Feel free to add your own rumors to this section.

◢ Player Character Rumors - Some of these are more rare than others!

RP Info

Location & Probability
Places where the character is very likely to be seen
Limsa Lominsa Upper Decks: in the wench or at home in the mist [W13P13]
New Gridania: close to the carline canopy
Holy See of Ishgard: around the forgotten knight
Othard/Hingashi: Rarely in the doman enclave or kugane
The First/Crystarium: around the library or tavern either
Most of these aren’t public, and would have to be asked after!
The Maelstrom: Ex-Storm Captain but she still does jobs for them every now and then.
IC Inventory
The following items are things that this individual carries on their person at all times. These are noted for pickpockets, and those watching her closely. This information is meant to be a prompt for insight and is not to be meta-gamed, though feel free to use this information if it comes up logically in RP (pickpocketing, a search, etc) with use of a simple /tell.

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Coinpurse: A simple coin purse made of soft leather, containing a few hundred gil.
Tattered Book: A self made rather poorly assembled book holding her contracts and info on targets
Soul Crystal of the Dark Knight: Her soul gem dark and glowing with aether jagged and menacing
Wedding Ring: If she's not wearing it that is
RP Limits
I like to consider myself a flexible player who is willing to commit to a number of different types of scenes and role-play scenarios, but even I have my limits. If something is on the play list, assume it means yes, as long as it's within the context of the current play or ongoing plot. No's are typically a hard no, and it means don't ask.
I will play - adventure scenarios, conversation and character development, fight scenes so long as /random isn't part of it. Lore Bending scenes so long as we talk it out first
I won't play - /random or dice roll systems of any kind or sort, no exceptions. Romance, Briar is happily marrried and you shouldn't even bother with a serious coming on.. though flirting is safe so long as its in play
RP Hooks
While the below is by no means comprehensive, it's a kind of spring board for walk-up RP. Longer plots that are meant to run for more than a few quick RP's, please feel free to send me a tell so we can work out a good reason for our characters to get to know one another. I'm always looking for RP.
■ She's been seen hauling a man into the city on occasion , covered in blood
■ you've heard tell of a woman matching her description serving in the maelstrom as captain

OOC Notes
Player Information
Player Note
There is a lot of information on this character wiki, but it is by no means completely comprehensive. There are chunks of backstory that are left intentionally vague so that details can be later added as developed through creative writing or in role-play revelation. Feel free to use Common or Uncommon rumors freely, if you want to use a Rare Rumor as a plot hook or to spark RP, I would ask that you send me a tell first, to make certain it's alright.
Character Lore Adherence
Everything concerning this character that has not been confirmed by in-game lore should be taken with a grain of salt.I am a rather relaxed rper and don't take lore bending to seriously.. I do like to stick as close as possible to it but if you'd like to do soemthing that bends it I won't object more than likely.
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