Cora Qestir

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Cora was born on the Steppe to the Qestir tribe. During an unusually violent attack she was rescued by a traveler, and for one unspoken reason or another he decided not to return the scared little ten-year-old to her people. He eventually took her to his home in Gridania, called her Cora, and cared for her and educated her on his own, keeping her hidden away from the world for most of her teenage years. During this time she grew away from the Qestiri traditions and developed a familiarity with and attachment to all things Eorzean. When her father failed to return home after a long absence, she was eventually forced to sell the house and venture out into the world. She found herself confronted with the difficulties of finding a place for herself alone, speechless in a speaking world. Some were sympathetic, thinking her a mute, and would offer her aid or even temporary work in kitchens or on farms. Others tried to take advantage of her silence, and she rarely had anyone to turn to for help. Over time she found she had a talent for healing, and though she still hasn’t received any formal training, she practiced in private and developed her skills. Now she wanders, living off her dwindling saving, some discrete prostitution, and the small payment she receives from healing.

APPEARANCE

Slight, short, and with eyes that shift seamlessly from uncertainty to perfect focus to an almost dazed dreaminess. She’s more likely to be called ‘pretty’ than beautiful ; she’s the kind of attractive where you might pass over her at first glance, but on the second find something worth noticing.

She likes to dress in mostly greens and dark colors, preferring loose yet slimming outfits – shirts and skirts that aren't too revealing and are suited for continuous travel in cooler climates, usually having pockets and satchels for storage. With the exception of the area around her eyes, she wears very little makeup, and she doesn’t seem to need it.
Aspects That Stand Out:
■ Bright green eyes
■ Birthmark on her cheek
■ Thick black hair

PERSONALITY

Reserved is one way she might be described, shy could be another, though many may think she’s rude. She’ll smile and nod and play along, she’ll take care of anyone who needs her help, but she simply won’t speak to people – and she won’t even trust half of what they tell her, believing like any Qestir that something only spoken could easily be a lie. Unlike the typical Qestir however, she’s not opposed to speaking to people she grows to trust, at least in private.

Beneath that superficial shyness, however, she is both libidinous and romantic, with a sometimes self-defeating desire to please others at her own expense, and a hopeless habit of following her emotions before anything else, though she desperately tries to think things through first. And while she might seem comfortable with being alone, she is constantly searching for a few true friends, or a love she needs no distance from.

L I K E S

Poetry. A guilty pleasure she tries to justify with a famous line from a poem.
Wind and rain.
Traveling. She’s restless and searching.
Directness. She respects politeness, but not at the expense of honesty.

D I S L I K E S

Stories. Sometimes entertaining, sometimes true, but usually nothing more than long-winded lies.
Crowds. Too much talking. She likes to sit on the outside of crowds, preferably with someone she who can deflect attention away from her.
Heat. It can make her queasy.
Small Talk. Though she may never show it, nothing annoys her more.

H O B B I E S

Reading poetry. Usually in secret.
People-watching

S T R E N G T H S

Aether. She has a strong aether, and in spite of her lack of training she’s surprisingly adept at healing and defensive magics.
Outsider’s Perspective. Her status as an outsider usually allows her to see things from all sides of any disagreement.


W E A K N E S S E S

Silence. Her unwillingness to speak can lead to misunderstandings, and she rarely tries to clear them up.
Empathy for the Enemy. She can fall into the trap of sympathizing with people who should be or are her enemies.
Unrealistic. Her head is usually in the clouds.


M O T I V A T I O N S

Finding a home – She doesn’t feel like a true Qestir, and she feels out of place in Eorzea.
Easing suffering – She wants to help, whether the pain be physical or emotional.


RELATIONSHIP STATUS LEGEND
Family Involved Romantic Platonic Physical Friend Acquaintance $ Business Deceased Positive Negative Neutral Unsure
FAMILY
Peytr Blacke, adoptive father. ( )
Character's Thoughts: " ."
Her rescuer and her kidnapper. While she saw her biological parents die in front of her, she still has no idea if the rest of her family survived, and Peytr probably didn’t try and find out. He attached to Cora, somewhat obsessively, as a replacement for his sister, and he even gave her his sister’s name. He may have been flawed, but Cora believes he was a good father, and she has long since forgiven him.
NON-FAMILY
Person Name, relationship. ( ) - Title.
Character's Thoughts: " ."
Description of their relationship.

RUMORS

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

◢ Common Rumors - Easily overheard. Use these freely!
"She healed my son good as new. Nearly forgot to wait for the money though. Someone could take advantage of a person like that." - La Noscean Farmer
◢ Uncommon Rumors - A little more difficult to hear. Use sparingly or ask first!
"Who knows with that one. I saw her getting chatted up in the market once. Such a silver tongue on that one too, but she was having none of it. I thought ‘that’s all well and good, she’s got a head on her shoulders.’ But that night she’s at the tavern and some drunken lout stumbles over and starts groping her. And that she liked." - Kugane laborer
◢ Rare Rumors - Very rarely overheard. Please ask before using!
"Peytr Blacke’s ‘daughter’, huh? She’s a kind soul. I hear there’s not much that was good about him though. From what I hear, it’s a wonder he was allowed to live in the city. " - Retired Gridanian Officer

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Feel free to add your own rumors to this section.

◢ Player Character Rumors - Some of these are more rare than others!
"Rumor." — Rumormonger.

ಌ OOC NOTES ಌ

OOC INFORMATION

Player Note
Personal RP Limits
I will play - Sexual themes/ERP, mature themes, dark/violent themes, romance, adventure, and possibly longer story-lines.
I won't play - Death, gore, permanent damage to my character, etc.
Disclaimer
Little Tidbits.
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CHARACTER TIDBITS

Potential Plot Hooks
If someone is in desperate need of a healer, and they either can’t afford it, or are in some kind of trouble, or otherwise can’t risk exposure, Cora will offer her services and her discretion. Even if someone needs more long-term care, she’ll help without complaint. All she’d want is a place to stay and food to eat and whatever reward you can afford.
she’s always in need of a place to stay when she returns to a city or stops by a small town. Although she can usually afford to stay in inns, she’s effectively homeless, and she can sometimes be found sleeping in hidden corners of the city or on the sides of roads.
Because she usually travels alone, and because she tends to rush to stranger’s aid regardless of risk to herself, she might be taken advantage of by people with darker motives.
Character Lore Adherence
I like try and keep to the lore, but I’m not an expert myself. And unless it threatens to break the immersion I don’t take it too seriously.
I don’t really like the idea of “instant” healing, if that helps. I think there should be time for recovery, except for minor scrapes and bruises.



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ಌ INFORMATION ಌ
Name – Cora Qestir
Race – Au Ra, Xaela
Age - 24
Name Day - 22nd Sun of the 4th Umbral Moon
Deity – None

Alias: Bright Eyes
Citizenship: Gridania
Occupation: Itinerant healer
Hair color: Black
Eye color: Green
Complexion: Fair
Piercings: None
Marks or tattoos: Heart-shaped birthmark
Alignment: Neutral Good
Orientation: Bisexual
Marital Status: Single
Favorite Food: Omelette
Favorite Drink: Herbal Teas
Favorite Color: Nophica Green
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