Years of training left the Ala Mhigan with a body shape fitting for a Fist of Rhalgr. Far from overly muscular or masculine, Ave does have a feminine shape to her appearance; one she is very much aware of, and not afraid to flaunt either. Self-assurance in her posture and manners are as a second nature to the highlander woman.
Like a properly trained Ala Mhigan woman, Ave doesn't have much in terms of her chest. After all, how many women who came from the mountain clans remain have their soft curves after being trained from a young age, especially a Fist of Rhalgr? That is not to say she lacks alluring features; rigorous training, and together with the fact she had multiple children in her past, she gained a generous amount of hips and thighs. All in all, Ave looks the part of being born from selective breeding between her forefathers clans; they clearly valued fit, tall and strong stock over the fairer, shorter or curvy sort what sooner would belong to Midlanders.
After having spent as much time in the Thanalan sun as she did, whereas she was once more of the fairer complexions, she find a herself having a proper tan in the past years - what gives her a bit of an odd contrast due to her fiery red hair and green eyes to go with it.
Her hair is often kept into a messy pony tail or sorts, simply due to preferring not to have it sweep in her face during combat. However if someone were to convince her to brush it and let it down, one would figure out the Monk has rather long thick hair. Whereas many male highlanders shave off their eyebrows, Ave keeps them thinly trimmed instead, giving her a more aggressive look then when she would let her eyebrows run their course. Next to that she doesn't exactly shy away from slapping too much black eyeshadow and eyeliner on her face either.
Been in quite some fights, brawls and wars over the past few decades, she owns a few scars here and there on her body, but nothing what would draw instantly attention, with the exception of a brandmark underneath her right foot. Naturally like any woman who had children, Ave does have several stretchmarks due to it, but thankfully for her they have mostly faded over the years. Not that Ave truly minds, as most of her blemishes are worn with pride or as a reminder of a lesson in the past.
At best she is bit on the taller end of female Highlanders, but certainly not towering above her male counter parts. Ave is simply said a true and proper Ala Mhigan woman born and bred for combat. An appearance that may be an acquired taste for non-Ala Mhigans.
While on first glance Avelyn look like your typical, drunken, cursing, brawling Ala Mhigan, certainly somewhere she has a heart of gold hidden away somewhere. Often mistaken for having an abrasive personality, Ave is drop dead honest with everyone she meets; whether it always works in her favour is left to question, but the fierce highlander certainly isn't dying to hold her tongue. After all she was raised as a Fist, and the strong personality was merely a side-effect of such an upbringing. One the one hand she can be unapologetic, easily jaded and immensely arrogant due to what she is. But on the other hand she can be passionate, compassionate if not downright inspiring depending on the company she around. It's fairly easy to say Avelyn's behaviour isn't easy to pin down. Her opinions, behaviour and moods swing around constantly. Despite her denying such, she is easily influenced by other people's emotions and actions, especially of those who she cares of.
However, as easy as it is to get on her good side, it is just as easy to become the target her ire. Any stranger trying to pry deeply into her past, talking about the Fist of Rhalgr in a disrespectful manner, or her children, will be greeted with hostility, if not a fist to the jaw after several warnings. To Ala Mhigans disrespecting her status as a Fist she tends to be even more harsher, and those who claim to be Fists without ever having seen a temple in their lives have to deal with an even colder and harsher side of Ave. In the end her religion come before anything. She will gladly push aside lovers, family and friends alike for the Destroyer if need be.
When it comes down to her stance in life, Ave is a firm believer you can lay claim whatever you desire if you managed to do such, and it being yours as long you can hold onto it by whatever way they see fit. From relationships, to taking property, gil, or anything else you can name it, seems to be her core philosophy. After all Rhalgr yields for no one, nor will His priestess. If it can be helped.
Some of these rumours are untrue, speculation, or are greatly exaggerated. Please feel free to add your own rumors under the Player Character category!
◢ Common Rumors - Easily overheard. Use these freely!
■ "Can't count how many times I've seen her passed out drunk in and around Ul'dah." - Passing Mercenary
■ "Firestone doesn't seem to be picky on who she sleeps with; got another in her bed every night I tell ye!" - Regular at the Sands
■ "Fuck if I know about tha' red-haired drunkard. Like all drunks, she probably has a sob story ta explain why. Why are ye still standin' here? Fuck off, 'nd go ask someone else about tha' woman would ye?" - Pearl Lane Hobo
■ "She been trying gathering folk for our cause. Ala Mhigans and outsiders alike." - Resistance Fighter
■ "Heard she's having another Fist's baby?" - Ala Mhigan Crone
◢ Uncommon Rumors -A little more difficult to hear. Use sparingly or ask first!
■ "Spittin' image of her mother; before she started drinkin' tha' be." - Old Family Friend
■ "Ever since good ol' Gwen suddenly died, her daughter has been aimlessly wandering about. Shame that." - An older Fist of Rhalgr
■ "She'd never admit it, but she made fer a shite mother fer all her children. Don't know why she kept getting them if all she wanted was ta fight fer the Resistance. At least they have their fathers aye?" - Acquaintance from Little Ala Mhigo
■ "Constantly sulks about some swiving red-haired man who left her. He was married, and he picked his wife in the end or something. She doesn't seem ta be capable of shutting up about it. But hey, supposes that be what us barkeeps be for aye? At least she be drinking plenty when she be doing her whining, else I wouldn't be putting up with it." - Irritated Barkeep
■ "Th' priestess hunts heretics down, or used ta. I ain't sure. Just wouldn't bark too loudly when disrespecting Rhalgr in front of that priestess. Or anyone here fer that matter. They all be swiving angry zealots here, and that fiery-haired Fist ain't an exception ta the rule." - Brass Blade stationed in Little Ala Mhigo
◢ Rare Rumors -Very rarely overheard. Please ask before using!
■ "Heard the Monk hunts down Nymeia worshippers fer sports, but I never told ye tha', especially if she ever asks. Don't want no trouble with some swivin' savage Fist." - Ala Mhigan Shaman
■ "Her father was supposed to be one of Theodoric's loyal dogs. I wouldn't be surprised that traitorous blood seeped into her as well if that were the case." - Denizen of Little Ala Mhigo
■ "She and her son no longer speak. Why? I do not know. Lord Bressal refuses to speak about it as well." - Ul'dahn Courtesan
■ "Heard she be a part of the Griffin's Masks. Utter shite I tell ye. Woman runs around with her face exposed, be a heap of nonsense." - Ala Mhigan Lancer
◢ Player Character Rumors -Feel free to add rumors of your own!
■ "Be as fierce as a storm rolling off the Spine into Gyr Abania, that woman. Might not be seein' it on her own, but she be lost in one too ..." Tristram Greythorne
■ "Met this lil' firecracker one night at the quicksand. She reminded me so much of someone I used ta know I let my guard down, an had one of the best and roughest nights I've had in five years. She was gone before I woke in the mornin' which is a shame I thought we were onta somethin maybe, well somethin' worth tryin'. Maybe I'll run inta her again an we'll find out." War Bear
■ "Urgh, this woman! I finally fall for someone after two moons and she instantly shatters it with her damn sex addiction! Firecrotch. . . I apparently named her well. Don't let her drink and brawl around anyone you may be interested in. She has NO self control." Kaguya Nightsong
■ "Brash. Drunk. Somehow she saw through me. I have to wonder if she trusts me or my wallet. Hopefully the former." Franz
■ "A woman who understands the need for violence is a rare thing indeed. She is a strong bull, striding through a pack of weak antelopes. I quite like sharing a drink with her, and am looking forward to creating art on the battlefield by her side." Miette Pelicier
■ "...A very /traditional/ woman from the Old Country, no doubt. Still a "spring chicken" in her "mid-twenties." A token to most nationalistic and racial stereotypes plaguing our kin. Oddly, she has a surprisingly good sense of humor, but is very firm... in more ways than one. " Sigurd Sundsteigen
■ "Oh Lady Avelyn! I met her at a drinking contest. She can be quite serious, but it is hard to tell. Especially when she is crushing melons; they were the biggest I have ever seen!" Jancis Milburga
■ I will play mature content and themes (violence, sexuality, drug / alcohol use) as long as they're logical in a plot-driven encounter. Coarse and excessive language. Temporary injury and incapacitation. Temporary imprisonment. Most walk-up encounters.
■ Ask about long-term and/or permanent injury and disfigurement. Long-term captivity or imprisonment.
■ I won't roleplay with storyline NPCs (such as but not restricted to the Heavensward), individuals who are minors in real life, or character from a non-Final Fantasy universe.
■ Whereas I'm okay roleplaying more shallower, casual topics with lorebendy, if not completely broken, characters, I'm not so much interested in them beyond that!
■ Avelyn is not a 'family friendly' character by any means. If you are uncomfortable with cursing, and/or heavier topics in general, you probably won't enjoy roleplaying with me.
■ However if an aspect of RP makes you uncomfortable in a scene we're playing, please send me a whisper.
■ English isn't my native language. It sometimes shows.
■ Avelyn is mostly of the time rather hostile and wary of non-Ala Mhigans.
■ I'm extremely selective on which other Fist's I RP with. If your character isn't in their forties, has a lot of headcanons going on, isn't relgious, or isn't Ala Mhigan, I'd rather avoid them to Ave being an old cranky Fist. Please do not take that OOC.
■ Heresy is a huge part of Ave's roleplay. Whereas the player is happy enough to agree on a satisfactory outcome if conflict arises regarding this topic, I do kindly ask to not force Avelyn, and myself as her writer, in a corner either when it comes down to this matter. She's a mad priestess of a cult after all. Thank you!
■ Avelyn is a subject to have her story ended by permadeath. While not set in stone, it may or may not happen.
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