- 1 Appearance & Personality
- 2 Abilities
- 3 History
- 4 People
- 5 Art
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The canons blasted off the masts, making the ship unable to take the wind, immobilizing it in the treacherous waters near the Storm Eye islands. Another blast, and the strikeship's main deck was pierced with holes, blowing off the most unfortune men. The Scream of Garuda was approaching the strikeship, the black flag dancing in the howling wind, dark sailclothes giving the ship a sinister appearance. The figurehead made of skeletons was the first glimpse of death the men would catch as the pirate ship would violently ram the vessel before coming alongside. Howling would be heard, evil screams and laughs echoing in the storm as the pirate ship poured its crew onto the main deck like Voidsent hurling themselves out of a portal to devour their mortal souls.
The pirates, all dressed in dark clothes, painted faces and hellish masks, were deaf to the begging and blind to the white flag. In a blink, the main deck was flooded with corpses and blood as the tapping of boots echoed. The glow of a tainted sword caught the attention of sailors begging for their lives as they were gathered in the main deck, circled by the pirates, forced to bend their knees and lowered their gaze as they could not dare to watch the face of the one who was carrying the howling sword, whose sound was like the chant of a siren, as dreadful and mesmerizing. And those who would dare would fail to understand why captain Vane was but a mortal, and not the voidsent demonborn everyone pictured as ugly and terrifying as hell.
The captain of the vessel was dragged before Vane, and threw himself at his feet. Vayne thrusted his foot in his face and watched him cry like a little girl, blood flowing from his nose. "I'm -very- angry right now. Ya think ya can sails my seas without gettin' invited? Ya think this is all yars, heh? 'Tis pirate's nation here. The whole seas belong to us. Not ya. Ya're not wantin' here. How many of ya must I slaughter before ya understand? See where it leads us?" The man tried to mutter something but Vayne interrupted him abruptly. "What ? Are ya sayin' something? Speak up, boy. Louder. Louder, I can't hear ya." Vayne grabbed him and forced him to stand on his feet, putting his arm around his waist as he made him face his own crew. With his other hand he unsheated a dagger. "I said louder." He plunged the blade into the man's flesh and his cry of pain died in his throat. "Louder. Cry." The man's scream escaped his lips as blood flowed from the wound. "Cry for help." Vane thrusted the weapon in its flesh. Again. And again. The scream filled the air untill the body laid flat on the floor. Vayne cleaned the dagger on the dead man's jacket, before his one eye stared intensely at the sailors. A deadly silent fell on the seas, and only the unnatural howling of Vayne's blade could he now heard amongst the clashing of the waves.
"Now, ya have a choice. Everyone of ya is a slave. A servant to the city-states. Oppressed, blinded, chained. Yar slave driver is dead. Ya may now chose to live like a free man, or die like a dog. I can free ya, one way or another... If ya chose to stand up and join the nation of the free men, then ya'll have to fight for it, 'cause one thing that angers me is cowards and weak bitches thinking they can join me crew just because they want to live. There's not room for everyone, ya'll have to -earn- it with yar bare fists. As for the others, they'll make a good example. I'll hang ya with yar guts on throw yar bodies on the shores for everyone to see that none can mess with pirates and get away with it."
Some would usualy dare to stand up. And amongst them very few survived the trials. But those who did were now standing by Vayne's side, butchering the others, flooding ships with their blood, and taking what was theirs. What they deserved and earned by their own -respectable- work. "One day", Vayne thought, "I will make a nation where all free men would gather. Fuck their laws. Fuck their rules. Fuck the city-states. I am free and I live by my Code."
Vayne has a problem with authority. Justice is something she stopped believing in since the death of her mother. She failed to understand how men could live by following the rules, even though it was only making them suffer and die like rats in the streets. The only law she follows is the law of the strongest, and she's done believing in the lies of a civilization she deems as hypocrite and weak. As a matter of fact, she would challenge anyone trying to have the slightest control over her. If anyone tries to tell her of to do something, she's likely to reply with violence. Vayne also has a huge problem with men. She's disgusted by most of them, and their attitude towards women. She's disgusted by what it means to be a woman in her mind, what it represents in her life. With what happened to her mother, she has always thought that men could abuse women without being judged or punished for that. She never wanted to face these problems, and she keeps thinking that being a woman is a weakness in such a violent and harsh world. She keeps thinking men are almost all hypocrites seeking physical pleasures. As a matter of fact, she also despises any women who let men have power over them. In her state of mind, if you are a victim, you deserve it. She would not be more merciful with women because of this, quite the contrary in fact. She also thinks Ishgard is a city-state of corruption, which she would gladly set free by selling her goods with cut-prices to all who wants to fight the current system and differences between the lowborns and the nobleborns.
Diane Avenoist ( ✖ Deceased ) - Charlotte's mother
The system's victim: Diane was Charlotte's mother, a maid serving a lord of a minor house in Ishgard. He raped her, she fell pregnant and he didn't want to aknowledge the child. He put an heretic rosary in her belongings, accused her of thievery, and she was dimed and executed for heresy.
Theodore Avenoist ( ✖ Deceased ) - Charlotte's father
The system's slave: Theodore was a cobbler and the loving father of Charlotte. He tried to raise her as he could, as Diane spent so much time working she would barely see her daughter. He died of malnutrition and sickness in the Brume while little Charlotte was holding his hand.
Tristanaud Lemieux ( ♥ Buddies ) - The Sky Pirate
The best buddy: Tristanaud and her have common history in Limsa. They spent quite a good time in bars, drinking, singing and getting to know each other. They cheated a limsean captain in dice rolls and ended up tied together. They had to escape and fight their way through this mess, but somehow it made them really good friends. They enjoy catching up and exchange some informations.
Vevekera Lelekera ( ♥ Buddies ) - The Lalafell Mage
The Unexpected Buddy: Vayne met him while she was conspiring against ishgardians. As she spent much time talking with him she realised he wasn't what he appeared to be at first. She took a growing interest in him and even begun to consider him as a friend she could...maybe...rely on in the future.
Lady Dusk ( ♥ Attraction ) - The Emissary's Shadow
The Poison lily: It's a secret too!
Quiliane Ronsard ( ♥ Attraction ) - The Velvet Wolf
The Archer: Vayne met her in the quicksands and whatever the reasons and what led them to this, she accepted to teach Vayne how to wield a bow. Though Vayne had clearly a personnal interest in befriending her, it goes beyond manipulation, as she truly sees something to her liking in this woman.
Aulsoix Claimane ( ● Positive ) - The Shady Mage
The Emissary: It's a secret!
Drohkya Dotharl ( ● Neutral ) - The Axe-wielder
The Xalea: Vayne met her and her friend in the quicksands. After some time chatting she realised the xalea could be a potential toy in her personnal little war-game against the ishgardians.
Therion Kator'to ( ● Neutral ) - The Weird Mask-Guy
Beakie: Vayne met him in Thanalan. At first she was cautious, taking him for a dangerous mad guy. Though she still thinks this guy is somehow completly insane, she tried to take advantage of this strange acquaintance to have ears and eyes in the quicksands...though she's not quite yet convinced it would actually pay off.
Suen Shyu ( ● Neutral ) - The Kitty
The magitek girl: Vayne met her at her buddy's company. Though she acted like a playful bastard towards her, she quickly shifted her attitude when she learned the miqo'te could potentially provide magitek weapons. Just what she needed in her business...
Kudros Crendraven ( ● Neutral ) - Silver Hairs
The Kid: Vayne helped him escape the pirates' wrath after a business in which Kudros was double-crossed. Seeing in the kid strong potential, he'd rather have him be an ally of pirates than an ennemy to all.
K'hoga Tia ( ● Neutral ) - The wanderer
A potential recruit: Vyane met him in Ul'dah and saw in him a potential recruit for piracy. He tried to show him a way to freedom, leading him into a pirate's den with the hope he would embrace a new life far from the oppression of the cities and the system of the miqo'te clans.
Argent Windrider ( ● Neutral ) - The Dark Knight
The Unexpected Ally: Vayne played a very dangerous game when he found out she was a sea pirate. Now she earned herself an ally in the war against Aramis...as long as Argent believes in her lies.
Elleesia Wolfeheart ( ● Neutral ) - The Lost Kitten
She-Who-Was-In-The-way: Vayne punched her in the face...and it all started from this.
Chlodomer Bavarac ( ✔ Business ) - The Mercenary
The War gear: Another tool in Vayne's war against his mortal enemy Aramis Dumas. Cholodomer seemed to have the perfect profile to be hired against him.
Cyr'a Valruhn ( ✔ Business ) - The Spy
The Shadow: A great efficient spy Vayne hired to gather information on Aramis. With his help, Vayne managed to begin his plan to take down the temple knight and his allies.
Synerva Devereux ( ✔ Business ) - The Two-faces Lady
The Thorn Lady: Vayne met her as a spy and took a risk by hiring her. She seemed obviously very skilled in her field, but maybe far too much to be trusted. Manipulating her in her war seemed like a challenge Vayne was willing to take.
Reinard Ackerman ( ● Negative ) - The shady businessman
Paciscor: The first impression left by this encounter led Vayne to consider him as a shady salesman he would certainly not trust. However, he is curious about him and has the intention to gather information. You never know what you could learn...
Eratika Bahjiri ( ● Negative ) - The shady businesswoman
Paciscor: In her quest for information, Vayne met Reinard's associate. All of this revolves around some shady connections with the Garleans. Who knows what's going to happen now.
Simeon Sibaruse ( ● Negative ) - The Princess
The Naughty Nobleass Another nobleass lost in the sinful life of the lowborns. Vayne met this one and could not resist to lure him into a bloody fight. Simeon being a noble ishgardian, it's enough for Vayne to feel the need to break him.
Amedee Delacroix ( ● Negative ) - The Silly Thaumaturge
Another Tool: Vayne helped him in a massive brawl involving Simeon. She tried to manipulate him into a deal, and now intends to make Simeon and Amedee kill each other one way or another.
Aramis Dumas ( ● Negative ) - The Temple Knight
The Antagonist: Vayne met him in Ishgard while doing business selling stolen weapons to arm the rebels and fuel the quarrels. Since the day Aramis suspected him, Vayne chose to play a dangerous game with him. He'll be Aramis' dragon, promising to bathe him in fire if needed, as boh of them fight with the same convictions, but not for the same side.