A silent hunter from the Golmore Jungle, skilled with archery and stealth, but terrible with people. Ches is rarely seen, and even more rarely heard, avoiding direct interactions with people unless absolutely necessary.
When she isn't hidden in the shadows, the vivid violet and red hair of this Viera woman are rather striking, as are her jade green eyes. Her face is adorned with a traditional red Rava tattoo. She is typically clothed in dark stealthy garb appropriate for the circumstances of her employment, and her daggers are quite visible on her hips at all times.
Very little personality shows through on the rare occasion that one might even see this elusive Rava. She is eternally stone-faced, using as few words as possible in her brief interactions with other people. The moment that you look away, she will be gone, skittish like a hare evading a predator.
In that way, it would not be a far reach to see her as mildly-paranoid. Ever-watching, ever-listening, and always with her hands on the hilts of her daggers.
Philosophy & Ideals
Personal autonomy is the most important thing to Ches - forsaking all gender roles and expectations.
Personality Tidbits and Random Facts
- Ches is rarely seen, as she tends to stick to the shadows. This serves a dual purpose - to avoid unnecessary social interactions as well as to do her work undisturbed.
- Ches lives a minimalist lifestyle. Her apartment only has a few pieces of furniture that she needs and that is it.
Ches was born into a large family in Camoa Village. She was the fourth of eight children borne by her mother Lles, the one closest to her being her twin brother Vren. Due to their shared difficulties with overstimulation, Ches and Vren were inseparable as kits, often running off on their own to play together away from the crowds of children living within the village. They developed their own crude way of communicating privately between themselves and trusted only each other. They had a happy childhood, for the most part, though the lack of privacy and constant noise of other children made things difficult, at times.
As Ches grew older, the reality of her separation from her twin began to loom over her. She decided to train in archery, thinking that perhaps she would follow Vren and become a Wood-Warder as well. This of course did not pan out as she hoped, as she was rejected by the Warder that came for Vren when he was of-age. Feeling defeated and longing for a more solitary life with her twin gone, Ches took up the mantle of a hunter, insisting always on hunting alone. Luckily, none in the village ever questioned it, as she was quick and quiet and learned to navigate the jungle in such a way that she would never be sensed by prey or monster until it was too late...
She grew more and more resentful of her culture the older she got. Despite growing into an adult, she was unable to aquire a space of her own due to the tiny size and large population of Camoa Village, so she spent more time camping in the jungle than in her own home. As male vieras visited the village to mate, she was extremely disinterested. On the rare occasion that her heat cycle became a problem, she would seek out a female viera to spend the night with...though she never stayed around for long.
One day while she was hunting, she discovered the encampment of a hyur woman in her 70s, Doman in origin. Her name was Maketa, a spy from a since-disbanded Shinobi clan, and she had been fleeing from Imperial forces and somehow found herself lost in Rava territory. Interested in hearing more about the outside world and feeling no ties to her own village, Ches agreed to guide Maketa through the jungle in exchange for lessons in ninjutsu.
And so they traveled together for quite some time, avoiding Imperial troops as they went. Eventually, the pair found themselves in Kugane. Maketa decided to retire in this city of neutrality, but Ches found herself overwhelmed with the constant rush of activity in the city and the constant stares from those who had never seen a Viera before. So, sticking to the shadows, she began to take odd jobs within the city, and it was on one of these odd jobs that she met Azzy Crannach, a cantankerous plainsfolk woman from Eorzea visiting Kugane on business. Azzy, despite having some roguish talents of her own, was impressed with Ches' knack for stealth, speed, and observation - as well as her distate for gender roles - and hired her to be her right hand woman.
Azzy and Ches returned to Eorzea together, where Ches has served her faithfully. She has filled a number of roles for Azzy - courier, bodyguard, and informant to name a few. More recently, Azzy has been investing a great deal of time and money into a new venture, a cabaret called the Purple Orchid. Ches has been at her side through every obstacle as they seek to build this new venue.
I am open to all RP backgrounds! Feel free to walkup if you see me out and about in the world with the RP tag on!
However, I have the following requests:
- Please keep IC and OOC interactions separate in /say by keeping OOC comments within double parentheses ((like so!)).
- Romance is fine if it develops naturally. Please respect that IC and OOC are separate!
- Please clear Ches's involvement with any huge storyline with me OOC before dragging her into it. I am typically open to big storylines, though, so don't be afraid to message me!
- While Ches does work in adult-only spaces, please do not randomly proposition me for ERP. That's sexual harrassment, kids! I will blacklist you and report you to my FC.
Thank you! ♥️