Aiko Nakamura

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Aiko Nakamura
A woman searching for redemption.

Life is a series of performances. Some of which end in tragedy.

- Aiko, to a patron
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Vital Information


PRONUNCIATION... Eye-Ko Nah-Kah-Mur-Ah

NICKNAMES... Ai, Boss

RACE & CLAN... Au Ra - Raen

GENDER... Female

AGE... 28[?]

NAMEDAY... 6th Sun, 3rd Astral Moon, 1549 S.A.E.

ORIENTATION... Pansexual

MARITAL STATUS... Single

Other Statistics


NATIONALITY... Hingan

CITIZENSHIP... Doman

FAMILY... None.

RESIDENCE... A small cottage in Yanxia

OCCUPATION... Owner of the Sanguine Den, a theater in the wilds of Yanxia. Leader of the Ebon Rose Troupe.

PATRON DEITY... The Kami (Rhalgar)

HEIGHT & WEIGHT... 5 fulms, 2 ilms. 112 ponze.

ALIGNMENT... Lawful Neutral (On the cusp of Lawful Evil)

General Information
Aiko spends most of her days at the Sanguine Den, overseeing tasks and the talent of the establishment. Trained in the craft of Smithing before fleeing Othard, she carries an extensive knowledge of the Hingan arts of the trade, specializing in blades and swords of all kinds. Her combat training lies in that of the shinobi and - while by no means an expert - carries herself with a quiet step and cautious gaze wherever she may tread.
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Oh, you again? It's always a pleasure.
Appearance
Eyes
Red
Hair
Various
Skin
Pale Beige
Build
Lithe Athletic
Voice
Heavily Hingan Accented
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Bearing
Cautious, yet intimidating
Laterality
Right
Scars
Various nicks beneath her clothing
Markings
Heavy freckling around the nose region
Style
Eastern Garb in shades of reds and golds
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Hair & Eyes
Aiko's hair changes quite frequently based on her mood or current styles. Her eyes a bright red, with even brighter limbal rings that flare up in color when her emotion peaks.
Physique & Markings
Standing at a meager 5'2", Aiko's build carried an amount of muscle to it, a deal of toning in the legs and arms due to the various training and smithing work she found herself busy with. She carried a narrow face with pointed features, skin a soft beige with heavy freckling around the nose region. Each of her horns are heavily jeweled, golden links and vibrant rubies dangling off each of the ivory mantles. She carried with her an ample bust, easily a C by the look of her tight fitting clothing. Swinging to and fro from the back of her hips was a scaled, lightly barbed tail, with a length that spanned down below her feet while standing. Along her legs, forearms, cheeks and neck were a vast series of incredibly sensitive scales, prone to a delicate touch.
Hygiene & Attire
Aiko keeps her skin and hair very well maintained, avoiding being seen in public in anything less than complete cleanliness. Normally seen in a tightly wrapped corset with a great deal of frills along the shirt proper, coupled with a purposefully tattered skirt that flowed just below her knees and a veil of sorts, covering her left eye with cloth and golden links.
Personality
Psychological Profile
A woman of many social masks, Aiko wears a calm and comforting demeanor in public, always friendly with a smile on her face. Behind closed doors, she could be described as cold, calculating. Her troupe and her theater becoming first priority the moment the doors close.
Voice
Her voice is rather melodic, a heavy Hingan accent mixed in with years of Eorzean dialect.
Philosophy & Mannerisms
Aiko is a raen heavily rooted in the concept of honor, even given her less-than-honorable trade. Blood for blood, an eye for an eye, she believes in paying what's due, and giving her all to a task - a trait she expects from anyone she works with. Always polite and to the point, she could easily be seen as a very kind and welcoming girl, a layer of duplicity laying just beneath the surface of every word.
Preferences
Likes
● Food of all sorts
● Bare feet in the sand
● Watching the ocean under a setting sun
● Those who challenge her
● Those who submit to her whims
● Spending a long day tempering steel
● The smell of fresh lavender
● Watching performances
● Money
● Competence
● Coerthan weather
● Alcohol
Dislikes
● Uncleanliness
● Disrespectful people
● Manipulators
● Incompetence
● Reluctance
● Dusty climates
● Pants
Skills
● Smithing
● Eastern styled swordplay
● Infiltration
● Small Business management
● Slight of hand


History
Born and raised in Sui no Sato, Aiko loathed the life she was presented. She hated gathering from the gardens, tending to the clothing and wanted to see the world sprawled out before her. She found herself fleeing to the surface at the young age at fourteen, where she managed to wander to Yanxia. There she'd meet up with a old, established Blacksmith by the name of Matsumoto Hideki. It was him who taught her the value of hard work, the concepts of respect and challenge, how to swing and wield a katana and gave her a father figure for the coming years.

One fateful day at age seventeen, she returned to Hideki's home to find the building alight with flames. The Garleans had come. She saw him there, holding his steel in defiance to his oppressors and it was at that moment that they locked eyes. He yelled out to her

"Aiko! Run!" "I...I will not!" She replied, her hands wandering to the grip of her katana. "Aiko! They are not worth your steel. Flee this place. Find someone worth protecting. Find someone worth your steel.!" He yelled back, the Garleans turning to glance back at the frightened young girl.

She hesitated, and he swung, taking down the Garlean who had turned his gaze away from an armed opponent. What followed was an execution plain and simple. The remaining forces cascaded down onto him, slicing the old man down where he stood.

It had taken her this long to run. Seeing her mentor collapse to the ground, her work burned to the ground. She fled, just as she had before.

Years had passed. She found herself on Eorzea, working odd jobs with the other Doman refugees. Another mentor, another message, this time - the ways of the shinobi of Doma. She'd grown jaded, sullen, loathing, but took the knowledge and teachings to heart. Until one day when she was approached by an agent of misfortune - a criminal, so to speak. They offered steady work and reliable pay, all for the low price of sacrificing every bit of honor she held dear.

She did. She would for years to come. She still finds herself in this line of work, still finding time and energy to regret it, up until the moment that she gained control of The Sanguine Den - a theater located on Othard. From there out she formed the Ebon Rose Troupe, a group of miscreants and slaves hellsbent on making as much gil as possible.
Disclaimer: An old, devoloped character. Some backgrounds can change if anyone would like to play a piece of her past.
Sixth Astral Era
Childhood
Aiko grew up beneath the Ruby Sea and despised every moment of it. Menial tasks and a sheltered life not being her strong suit. She fled at a young age, discovering and meeting her smithing mentor within a few weeks of scrounging around Yanxia. The old man took her in, teaching the raen the value of an honest day's work at the forge as well as passing on each bit of his trade.

Seventh Umbral Era
Adulthood
Upon Garlean occupation of Othard and her master's death, she fled to Eorzea, arriving with the first batch of refugees. Upon being turned away at Ul'dah, she began work in Revenant's Toll, returning to the menial tasks of her youth until she was approached by a rather shady miqo'te woman. This contact was the turning point for Aiko, sending her down a much darker path than she'd ever intend.

In Recent Times
Moving Forward
Recent occurrences have brought Aiko to many places, under many aliases. Most recently being an airship crash with a group of sky pirates, forcing her out of combat comission for a great deal of time. Aiko currently runs the Ebon Rose Troupe, a group of shady merchants, shifty performers, slaves and scoundrels out of the Sanguine Den - a theater located in the wilds of Yanxia - but internally struggles each day she partakes in such a dishonorable trade, seeking redemption with her newly reacquainted sister.

Relationships
Relationship Status Legend
Relationship
Attraction
Complicated
Friend
Deceased

Positive
Negative
Neutral
Unsure
Family

Mother: ------ Nakamura - Father: ------ Nakamura-(Additional siblings can be played. Names of parents kept blank in case interest is shown in playing one.)

Acquaintances

Aster Koramire - Shi'ara Blackstone - Zahzi Gifei - Miya Amariyo - Araahaiel Starbreeze - Ibakha Bolir - Enrei Edakumi - Eunbhe Nbolo - Aestrea Mirra - Yhan Akhyra - Astrid Snowpaw - Mynxie Mynx - Maya Panjiah - Muzi Raya

Former Acquaintances

Andraste Faulkner - Gunther Naylor

Deceased


Rumors
NPC Rumors

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

◢ Common Rumors - Easily overheard. Use these freely!
"That Au Ra girl? I once saw her drink one of them Hellsguard lads into a coma! That's the truth!" — A patron of the Drowning Wench.
"Oh. She's a real sweetheart, that one! Saw her givin' out pouches of lavender t'folks on the street to calm their nerves, I did." — A citizen of Ul'dah.
"I seen her sittin' on th'steps near the Quicksand more than once. Seems like a good spot t'find 'er." — A citizen of Ul'dah.
"I saw her fish up a mudcrab the other day! Nasty creatures..." — A Lominsan Fisherman.
"Oh! Aiko! I commissioned a blade from her! Fine quality, excellent craftsmanship. It hasn't let me down yet!" — A Maelstrom Soldier.
◢ Uncommon Rumors - A little more difficult to hear. Use sparingly or ask first!
"That group of hers... I don't trust 'em. I saw a couple of her 'talent' kidnap a woman outside of town! Honest to Halone!" — An Ishgardian commoner.
"I heard she keeps slaves! SLAVES! In this day and age!" — A citizen of Kugane.
◢ Rare Rumors - Very rarely overheard. Please ask before using!
"Yeah. I know the witch. Approached me with honeyed words and sweet smells, before I knew it, I had two of her goons on me. I don't know what they were planning, or what they wanted, but I got out of there." — An Ul'dahn back alley dealer.
"I saw her save a child from a small group of riff raff outside the walls. Looked like they were gettin' ready to cart the kid off, then she showed up. Without a word, she flayed 'em, right then and there. Sent the kid off with a pouch of gil, or something that looked like it." — A Brass Blade.
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


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Location & Probability
Places where the character is very likely to be seen
Ul'dah: Likely
The Sanguine Den: Very Likely
Yanxia: Sometimes
Limsa Lominsa: Sometimes
Kugane: Sometimes
Affiliations
Most of these aren’t public, and would have to be asked after!
Ebon Rose Troupe: Leader of the theater troupe.
Doma: Home Nation.
Ul'dah: Frequent visitor.
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 .
Most anything, if it's not in the "I won't play" section, feel free to ask!
Ask about .
Anything.
I won't play .
Aiko's Death (Not with anyone I don't trust.), Roll based combat, God-modding or Meta-gaming.
RP Hooks
Here are a few templates for interaction with Aiko!
■ Anyone looking for a Smith can approach Aiko with ease.
■ Anyone who'd like to play a slave.
■ Other Doman refugees.
■ Patrons of the Sanguine Den.
OOC Notes
Player Information
Player Note
There is a lot of information on this character wiki, but it is by no means completely comprehensive. Feel free to use Common rumors freely, if you want to use an Uncommon or Rare Rumor as a plot hook or to spark RP, I would ask that you send me a tell or message me on Discord first!
Character Lore Adherence
Everything concerning this character that has not been confirmed by in-game lore should be taken with a grain of salt. Anything that has had to be changed because of lore shifting will be noted below.
■ No changes.
Character Concept
Information.
Character Tidbits
Links Out
Links that lead off the wiki, but are technically relevant to the character.
■ Ebon Rose Discord (For Contact): The Ebon Rose Troupe
■ 18+ F-List: Aiko Nakamura


Credits

Wiki Information
This wiki is constantly changing as the character’s story changes. It was last modified on May 3rd, 2018.

A blank version of the wiki template can be found here
Layout Information
The following is not entirely comprehensive, but contains general credits. Please leave the link-backs if you use this template!
■ Original template by Bancroft Gairn.
■ Adapted by Xheja Rajhera.
■ Tabs by Unnamed Mercenary.
■ Expanded bits by Lucaell Tareth'eian.
■ Header image inspired by D'lyhhia Lhuil.
■ Music bits from J'karu Rhome.
■ Relationships & OOC notes by Glioca Sargonnai.
■ Various formatting inspired by Odette Saoirse & others.
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