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D'ranmaia struggled into her adolescent years, attempting to contribute to her tribe as was expected, but failing. Her mother looked after her, but resources for the group continued to dwindle. It was only a matter of time before the strain and dissonance would become too great for both to bear.
And so, in her early teens, the elder of the tribe passed down a grave decision: during their next move, D'ranmaia would be left behind. She lived in isolation in the La Noscean plains for two weeks before she was discovered, malnourished and downtrodden. Later she would know these random adventurers as friends, but in that moment, they were her saviors. They decided to escort her on a ferry to Gridania, where they hoped she would find some purpose within Stillglade Fane. Although the journey was perilous due to the unfortunate timing of the Calamity, the struggled through, and they bid their farewells to her. She was left the care of a Conjury instructor by the name of Imeme Ime, and earned her keep through freelance healing in the area for the next five years. At the age of nineteen, she was allowed to seek her own work, independent of the Conjurer's Guild, which caused her to undertake a job for an elezen named Stephannot Leclerc.
Mr. Leclerc - an elderly Elezen in his twilight years - spent his days holed up in one of the rooms in Fallgourd Float's The Bobbing Cork. D'ranmaia's jobs included running simple errands for food, and casting Repose on him each night so that he could fall asleep with ease. The two grew close, almost like family, though he never spoke much of why he required magic to help him sleep, nor why he rarely left his inn room. Yet the answer became clear soon enough as, one fateful morning, Mr. Leclerc did not awaken. She was steeped in grief, but to her great surprise, she found out he'd left her two things in his will: the property of a potential business, and enough funding to get it off the ground. They'd spoken of it often, his words reminiscent of a dream he'd never seen to fruition. Determined to set his dream alight, she opened up the Rendezvous Host Club on his behalf, and runs the establishment to this day.
* (This story has been effected by a time-travel artifact, so there are two version of what happened. If that's not your bag, feel free to skip/ignore this one!)
Although things seemed rocky at first, D'ranmaia (or 'Maia,' as she was commonly called) grew into a capable Proprietress of the Rendezvous Host Club within The Goblet. She reunited with the friends who had saved her during her adolescence, and ended up employing many more. Even still, the taxation upon Ul'dah businesses (and possibly a few "unseen" expenses) bade her to pick up freelance Conjury again as a second job. She's currently under contract employment, with a lalafell named Cocope Cope as her manager, and is sent wherever she's needed. Very often, this happens to be assisting the Immortal Flames, so she's gained a handful of contacts within that community.
Quite a few moons ago, she was arrested under suspicion of utilizing her business to establish and run a cult. Those claims were dismissed in court, however, after a... rather unusual trial.
She's known as a hard worker, and can be seen all throughout Ul'dah and the surrounding areas (although often with a guide of some sort.) More often than not, her retainer, a Highlander male named Tancred, leads her by the arm. She's also seen with a lesser panda on occasion, which she babysits on behalf of one of her Flame coworkers who is sometimes sent on more dangerous patrols.
Somewhat recently, Maia took a pilgrimage to reunite with her estranged tribe. It was her hope that she rekindle her lost connection with her family, although what she discovered threw her into a spiral of despair. Unbeknownst to her, they had been wiped out during the Calamity, and all she ended up finding was an unmarked graveyard. ((If anyone wants to play a member of her tribe/family who was away when the impact hit, I'm cool with that! Just let me know and we can collaborate!))