Cicineru vivineru

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Strands may break alone, but together make a braid



Vital Information

FULL NAME... Cicineru Vivineru

NICKNAMES... Cici ; Ci ; Ciar

RACE & CLAN... Lalafell , Dunesfolk

GENDER... Male

AGE... Twenty-seven

NAMEDAY... 10th Sun of the 2nd Umbral Moon


MARITAL STATUS... Divorced ; Single

Other Statistics


CITIZENSHIP... Ul’dah ; Garlemald

FAMILY... Sagolii ; Gyr Abania


OCCUPATION... Brass Blade

PATRON DEITY... Nald’thal

HEIGHT... 5 fulms, 0 ilms

ALIGNMENT... True Neutral.

General Information
I can’t lay claim to much anything, but if there’s one thing I can call myself, it’s selfless.
Hair & Eyes
Cicineru’s white hair stands starkly out against his figure. When asked about it, he won’t seem to give a consistent answer, for the story changes every time he tells it. Sometimes he tells others that he dyed it to fit in with Garleans. Sometimes he tells that he fell into a vat of white paint. Other times he says that it went white after he once was arrested. Sometimes, the lalafell dyes it black – back to its original color.
Cicineru’s eyes are usually covered. He dislikes that they frighten others with their vacancy. When he was young, he blinded his own right eye. The other lost its sight over time from the same injury, and other repeated stresses. He can see vague shapes and blurs out his left eye, but attempting to focus is only counterproductive.
Physique & Markings
Cicineru’s first and most apparent features include his tall (for a lalafell) stature, and his tattoos. Cici has three different tattoos. One of them is a simple swirl, on his left cheek. It was from his adoptive brother’s side of the family, which hailed from Gyr Abania. Below each eye, he has a tattoo from his mother, each representing an important moment in his life. On the right, beneath his blind eye, represents his bonding with his mount and familiar, Sorghum, and his chocobo Mariposa. On his left cheek, his tattoo represents his first time killing one of the giant sandworms that prey on Sagolii caravans.
Cicineru possesses few scars, but the ones he does have are gruesome. Three scars decorate the dunesfolk’s chest, stretching all the way from his shoulder and the crook of his neck, down to his hip. He received them in a duel with an old rival of his, which went too far when the monk struck too directly with his claws. He was bedridden for seven days following the incident. Otherwise, most of his scars are only nicks and scratches
Hygiene & Attire
Cicineru keeps himself relatively clean, contrasting his general lifestyle – which is in close contact with animals, and often out in the desert. Cicineru bathes regularly, brushes his hair well each day (and rather painstakingly styles it), and does everything in his power to look and be nice and presentable. His clothes are all very nicely washed and well taken care of. One would be hard-pressed to pin down a wrinkle on this dunesfolk’s clothes.
Psychological Profile
Cicineru is kind and forgiving at times, and ruthlessly sarcastic at others. It seems that his personable attitude only can go so far before he runs out, and makes every attempt to avoid socialization, even at the cost of being rude. His personality seems to change at the drop of a hat on occasion, these mood swings lasting anywhere from a few hours and a nap to a whole week. Otherwise, the boy is sweet and forgiving, and very generous, if a bit shy.
Cicineru’s voice is rather moderately-pitched for a lalafell of his age and stature, if slightly high. He speaks evenly and paces his words. Sometimes, when his mood swings, he takes long pauses between sentences, often seeming to make a conscious effort to breathe and speak. He suffers from voice cracks often, as well.
Philosophy & Mannerisms
Cicineru is of the belief that every person in the world when they are born has an inherent corruption within them. He believes that not everyone will always fall victim to this, but every individual spoken has a devil on their shoulder, whispering terrible, terrible things into their ears. Sometimes it’s intrusive thoughts, sometimes it’s crimes, sometimes it’s something terrible. Usually the good people of Hydaelyn shrug these off, but Cicineru is always aware of the mannerisms of a person, and if they’ve listened to that little voice in the back of their mind. Some would call him paranoid, even.
Cicineru is often designated the role of being a mentor or begrudging guardian for someone or another. He’s glad, though, to take on a role in which he can protect others, as his brother and mother did for him for so long. Being short in stature as a lalafell, it took immense work to become someone able to protect others.
He often does his very best to control his impulses and keep his mannerisms under control, but every so often Cicineru slips. When his mood swings, he’ll often get overly aggressive with others, and say or do things he regrets.
● Coffee
● Talking
● Swordplay
● Being a smartass
● Sharlayan
● Being touched. By anyone, for any reason.
● Being surprised
● Go-getters and naïve individuals
● Good with a foil / rapier /sabre
● Determined
● Quick to learn
● Insightful

Combat, Abilities & Weaponry

Basic Statistics
High: Swordsmanship ; Strategy
Above Average: Conviction ; Perception
Average: Will ; Strength
Low: Endurance ; Tact ; Reaction Time
Aetheric Abilities
Mastery: None
Expert: None
Average: None
Novice: None
Weapon Training
Mastery: Foil ; Sabre ; Rapier ; Epee
Expert: Broadsword
Average: Knife
Novice: Literally anything else
Combat Relevant Skills
High: Evasion
Above Average: Perception
Average: Endurance
Low: Pain Tolerance ; Stamina ; Reaction Time
Non-Combat Abilities
● None
Combat Abilities
Swordsman: Cicineru is proficient with multiple types of blades and forms of combat, and despite his blindness can fight up close and physical fairly well.
Aether Sickness: Cicineru has no tolerance at all for aetheric attacks. Hit him with one, and he’ll get extremely dizzy and ‘aether sick’.
OOC Note
I heavily prefer freeform combat, but am familiar with the A Roll Reborn system, the XIV:CS system, and using simply roll vs roll combat. In combat, if Cicineru takes a single hit from aether, he’s like to faint or drop out.

Each story read here is full of information that can be used against this character in what is known as meta-gaming. If any of this information is found used without consent, or learned without IC reasonings, it will resort in me cutting all IC and OOC contact from you. Please understand this is a mere history of this character and for the enjoyment, or dislike of those who wish to peruse.
WARNING: Long entries ahead!

Cicineru was born to a kind woman in the Sagolii named Vividi Vidi, and a Sharlayan politician on a business trip to Ul’dah named Eideard Cadeyrn. After Cicineru’s birth, Eideard decided to stay around in Thanalan for a bit longer, and got involved in numerous criminal networks. Vividi raised Cicineru in the Sagolii, in her caravan of other Dunesfolk, traveling into the depths of the desert. He grew up as any Dunesfolk would traditionally. Any time Eideard visited, he’d enact horrible abuse on Cicineru—once, he even attempted to forcefully attune a fire sprite to Cici’s aether, and only managed to light the boy on fire.

Young Adult Life

Cicineru’s young adult life was fairly uneventful, consisting of more training from his mother Vividi, more abuse from his father Eideard, and his eventual bond with Sorghum. The most important part of his young adult life, perhaps, was bonding with Sorghum. On the edge of despondency due to his father’s abuse, and the end of his rope as far as his tolerance for living out in the desert went, Cicineru had little reason to live, and pull through to each new day. When he was about sixteen years of age, his mother took the caravan out to meet with a faction of Amalj’aa – the Brotherhood of Ash. The caravan was threatened by the sandworms out in the desert, and they needed some form of defense against them. The Brotherhood gave to them three young cavalry drakes, allowing Vividi to train them. Cicineru happened to bond with one drake in particular, who he named Sorghum, and the two became inseparable. In the following years, Cicineru and Sorghum became stalwart defenders of the tortoise caravan. In the following year, Cicineru and Vividi rescued a half-dead and beaten miqo’te boy by the name of M’ekko Tia from the sands as well. It seemed that M’ekko was a refugee from Gyr Abania who sought shelter in Ul’dah and was turned away. He attempted to find refuge at the Forgotten Spring, but was turned away there as well, and so set off into the desert. Being of similar age to Cici, and with Vividi being the kind and caring mother she is, M’ekko and Cicineru became as brothers.

Adult Life

Cicineru’s adult life was when he began moving towards the cities with his brother, M’ekko. At around their early twenties, the brothers moved into Ul’dah. His brother became a street rat and practically a hero, often hanging around the alleys and protecting the less fortunate with little to his name. Ci himself enlisted in the Immortal Flames and quickly climbed the ranks to be a respected Flames officer.

However, not everything could always go as planned. One of Eideard’s contacts had recently turned up dead, and he blamed Cicineru for it. The man went after Cicineru, and attempted to kill him out in the Sagolii, but was met with resistance… from M’ekko. M’ekko killed Eideard, freeing Cicineru from that weight that had been on his shoulders his entire life. The two of them split ways after that, and hardly spoke beyond.

In Recent Times
The following is history pertaining to the beginning of the character's in-game roleplay onwards.
Cicineru was arrested some two years after M’ekko killed Eideard. He was blamed for the politician’s death, and rather than confessing the truth of the matter – the attempt on his own life by his father, and that M’ekko had done the deed – Cicineru confessed and allowed himself to be taken into custody in Sharlayan. It was only with the help of another Sharlayan politician that Cicineru managed to escape, at the cost of the use of his aether, and a nasty case of aether sickness after overexposure to voidal magics. A worthy price to pay, if you ask him.
The cost of his eyesight was not as worthy a price, but he soon learned to live without it, “attuning” to elemental aether as his father once tried to force him to do. It makes him woozy, but he can get a fairly decent grasp on his surroundings by tapping into earth-aspected aether.
In recent years, he’s taken to aiding the Ala Mhigan resistance along with his brother M’ekko, who returned to aid the fight not long ago, under the cover of marrying a Garlean officer by the name of Marsyas. Cicineru has done work as a double agent for both Ala Mhigo and Garlemald, trying to protect himself and his brother, and subtly work against Garlemald to free Gyr Abania.
With the recent rebellion finished and Zenos dead, the lalafell has awaited further action, and contemplates returning to being a Flame Officer to aid whatever cause Eorzea chooses to champion next.

Relationship Status Legend
These are ordered from better to worse standing, not alphabetically! (Family First)

💕 Partner
💘 Romantic Desire
Physical Attraction
💔 Former Partner

Non-Player Characters
Vividi Vidi ; Mother - The Sweetest Woman In Eorzea
Vividi is the sweetest lalafell in all of Eorzea. No matter who asks, they are deserving of her unconditional affection. She’s willing to take in and take on anyone who asks. She’ll feed, clothe, and care for anyone who needs it. Cicineru was blessed to have a mother like Vividi.
Eideard Cadeyrn ; Father - The Worst He Could Ask For
Cicineru’s father, now deceased – thank the Twelve for that. Abusive, cruel, and mean.
M’ekko Tia ; Brother - Little Bro
Cici’s adopted brother. He came from Gyr Abania originally, and was the one who encouraged Cicineru to come help save it. He’s falsely engaged to a Garlean officer, giving both Cici and himself a way to worm their way into the Garlean Empire.
Player Characters

NPC Rumors

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

◢ Common Rumors - Easily overheard. Use these freely!
"Boy can really hold his drinks, for a lalafell! He could outdrink an Ala Mhigan some days." — Quicksand Regular.
"Used to be an officer for the Flames around here, before his hair turned white." — Merchant.
"He used to buy my buttermilk rolls every day. They were his favorite bread in the whole city, he’d tell me. Charming fella, really." — Baker.
◢ Uncommon Rumors - A little more difficult to hear. Use sparingly or ask first!
"Seen him around once or twice in Garlean uniform. He doesn’t look happy when he’s in it." — Ala Mhigan Resistance Fighter.
"He’s real sweet. Once had a wounded girl stumble into camp with a nasty leg wound and nobody was around to help. He just took the wraps right off his head and tied ‘em around her leg, just like that! Real selfless guy, I tell ya… " — Gobsmacked Resistance Fighter.
"He’s got that ashdrake with him all the time. Says it’s tame… I’ll believe it. The chocobos love that thing. He calls it Sorghum…? " — Scholarly Type.
◢ Rare Rumors - Very rarely overheard. Please ask before using!
"Got arrested once… Don’t know why. He’s got a different story every time. I heard he killed a man." — Flame Officer.
"Don’t touch him, if you can. Something happened to that lad. He jumps like you fired a gun right by his head if you so much as brush him." — Worried Individual.
PC Rumors

Feel free to add your own rumors to this section.

◢ Player Character Rumors - Some of these are more rare than others!
"Quote." — Your Name Here.

RP Info

Location & Probability
Places where the character is very likely to be seen
Gyr Abania: High Probability
Yanxia: Low Probability
Gridania/Black Shroud: Extremely Low Probability
Limsa Lominsa/La Noscea: Low Probability
Ul'dah/Thanalan: Very High Probability
Most of these aren’t public, and would have to be asked after!
Garlemald: Basically only other Garleans or Resistance members would know of this connection.
The Ala Mhigan Resistance: An active participant in Gyr Abania’s tumultuous political state.
Immortal Flames: Flames Officer.
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.
Whistle: Summons Sorghum when blown from one end, and summons his chocobo when blown from the other!
Switchblade: Everyone needs a pocket knife. Just don't grab the pointy end when you try to mug him with it.
Flame Officer Badge: Better to have some kind of indication of status than nothing, right?

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 dark themes, mildly sexual themes (NO ERP, FTB), mild gore. Long term plots, adventure, combat, etc. Only write ships with me if you're ready for me to literally never leave you alone because I love ships.
Ask about mortal wounds and rape themes. I know it's in his backstory, but that doesn't mean it needs to happen in RP.
I won't play character death, dismemberment, or any "ask" themes that weren't asked about.
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.
■ Things he's got in his pockets! Jack 'em or ask about 'em! He might bite, though!
■ Any of the affiliations he has, from the Ala Mhigan resistance, to the Immortal Flames, to Garlemald, to potentially shady criminal activity he might know about.
■ PICK A FIGHT!!!! I love when Cici gets into fights….

OOC Notes
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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
Cici has been very carefully written to fall within bounds of lore. If there’s anything you wanna know, just ask! I promise there's an answer to everything! Everything concerning this character that has not been explicitly confirmed by in-game lore should otherwise be taken with a grain of salt. Anything that has had to be changed because of lore shifting will be noted below.
■ Character rewrite from old backstory involving the Vth Legion. (9/2/2017)
Character Concept
twice baked potatoes are good
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