Delphinne Renardgente

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Delphinne Renardgente
Paranormal Horticulturalist

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Uncouth little fluffbeast! Were you born in a barn!?

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Vital Information


PRONUNCIATION... dɛlfin ʀ(ə)naʀʒɑ̃.

NICKNAMES... Del, Delph, Finny

RACE & CLAN... Wildwood Elezen

GENDER... Female

AGE... 27

NAMEDAY... 13th Sun, 5th Umbral Moon

ORIENTATION... Heterosexual

MARITAL STATUS... Single

Other Statistics


NATIONALITY... Gridanian

ALLEGIANCE... Maelstrom

FAMILY... None in this realm

RESIDENCE... None at present

OCCUPATION... Dragoon

PATRON DEITY... Byregot

HEIGHT... 6 fulms, 3 ilms

ALIGNMENT... Lawful Neutral



General Information
Delphinne Renardgente was once a servant to a diminuitive adventurer in a faraway city of gleaming white stone that spiraled up through the clouds in a realm much older than Eorzea by far. Working as a sales rep and inventory manager taught her valuable lessons about the ebb and flow of the markets, but while she showed a natural proficiency for facts, figures, and the organization thereof, something was missing. The mere accumulation of wealth was riveting, but it wasn't satisfying.

One day, while discussing the world outside the walls of her city home with other adventurer's helpers, she became fascinated with tales of vegetation run amok, of mandragoras, of sabotenders, of morbols and ochus and rafflesias! Of all manner of plant life given the gift of movement, and in all too many cases, the thirst for spoken blood! During her hours off, she would pore over dusty volumes written by erudite researchers, their findings long since lost to the deepest recesses of the most labyrinthine libraries, searching for the reasons behind nature's uprising. Her new-found passion broke open the heretofore unknown field of PARANORMAL BOTANY AND HORTICULTURE, the cultivation of strange plant life, and the study of the dark, dreadful secrets behind their infamy.

Such as how to arrange lawn furniture to focus the energies required to summon plant-based effigies of the dead.



Would you mind terribly if I extracted a small sample of grass from your lawn?
Appearance
Eyes
Hair
Skin
Build
Voice
Green Ice Blue Porcelain Lithe Melodious
Bearing
Laterality
Scars
Markings
Style
Dignified Right-handed None Beauty mark Elegant
Hair & Eyes
Her hair is kept long enough to be fetching, but short enough to be practical. It simply would not do to be unpresentable even after a difficult afternoon's slogging through swamps collecting botanical specimens, or slicing and dicing aggressive flora with her trusty spear. She would not care to have her green eyes described by cloying suitors as 'emeralds,' which are cold and lifeless. No, the green of the grass, and the trees, the rolling hills and the tender leaves much better describe her inquisitive eyes.
Physique & Markings
She keeps herself fit enough for her work, but attracting a mate is the farthest thing from her mind. Her work is all that matters, all that drives her, and she must be strong enough to see it through to whatever conclusion awaits her. Apart from one close call when an ochu vine nearly scraped her left cheek, she has successfully parried all attempts to mar her face, though if it were to happen, she would accept it with dignity and grace. Perhaps out of superstition, however, she pencils in a beauty mark onto her right cheek each morning after her ablutions.
Hygiene & Attire
Delphinne has accepted the armor and weaponry associated with being a Dragoon as a necessary evil in the course of her botanical work, but not without a pounce of resentment. She is used to being pristine from head to toe, and chose the lance as her weapon as a way of keeping the icky things well beyond arm's length. Oh, but the icky things...the goo...the slime...the dank, sludgey, sloughing, smelly dross of the natural world! Oh, horrors. Oh, the MESS!

Delphinne always wears gloves. Always.



Personality
Psychological Profile
Delphinne is always eager to talk to strangers about her work, but her single-mindedness often drives them away within the first half-hour. In a room bustling with conversation and activity, she can focus entirely on a potted plant for quite a long while. She has no need for a mate, or children, as these would detract her from her mission. They can also be very messy.

She is bright, cool-headed, introverted, analytical, independent, and formal, but occasionally displays a gleefully savage streak if steered onto the topic of harnessing the power of seedkin to demolish all cities and return Eorzea to it's natural, immaculate state...excepting, of course, for a small, civilized villa she would reserve for herself.

If she becomes annoyed at something, be it people, circumstances, or herself, she will call upon an encyclopedic knowledge of colorful (but never profane!) insults, and if someone really gets her goat, they might find themselves on the receiving end of some rather cutting sarcasm and passive aggression.
Voice
Her voice is soft and musical while calm, slightly edgy when riled. She can sing either Alto or Second Soprano equally well.
Philosophy & Mannerisms
She believes that when the people of Eorzea live in opposition to nature, natural disaster cannot help but follow, and that the dead who perish in these events have their spirits absorbed into the soil along with their bodies. Recently, upon discovering the housing wards, she has become very interested in how the ornamentation on one's lawn might unlock the cosmic gateway to the true underworld, which lies at a depth of no more than twelve fulms, and release the unsettled souls of the departed to take on new leafy forms and seek vengeance on their destroyers in a flurry of smothering spores and cracking vines. Thus far, success eludes her.

While she professes no interest at all in her own love life, she adores hearing about other peoples'. When a juicy piece of gossip strolls her way, she sets aside her ever-present notebook and pays full attention with both ears, fully intending to forget everything that's said, but also to thoroughly enjoy the telling of it.



Preferences
Likes
● Cake
● Cake forks
● Cake plates
● Cloth napkins
● Fresh paint
● White gloves
● Apocalypse prepping
Dislikes
● Messy people
● Pushy suitors
● Reptiles
● Jewelry
● Snow
Skills
● Gardening
● Cross-cultivating
● Winemaking
● Topiary
● Bonsai
● Shorthand
● Accounting
Combat, Abilities & Weaponry


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Basic Statistics
High: Intelligence
Above Average: Strength
Average: Dexterity
Low: Charisma
Aetheric Abilities
Mastery: ???
Expert: ???
Average: ???
Novice: ???
Weapon Training
Mastery: Lance
Expert: Bypass pruners
Average: Hedge clippers
Novice: Spork
Combat Relevant Skills
High: Nature
Above Average: Intuition
Average: Acrobatics
Low: Stealth
Non-Combat Abilities
Ability: Description
Combat Abilities
Ability: Description
OOC Note
Any relevant notes about combat should be added here, such as player preference, system preference, or links off-site to sheets using existing XIV player-made combat systems.


History
Sixth Astral Era
Childhood
Delphinne's early years were unremarkable except for being an extremely picky eater, so much so that her mother worried that her growth would be permanently stunted from self-imposed malnutrition. Her near-violent distaste for so many foods led her to lie frequently about having a variety of allergies, and the parents of other children became so fearful of accidentally poisoning her that they confronted her parents en masse to demand a concise list of non-lethal victuals that they could serve at nameday parties. After a long lecture from her father, Delphinne was made to promise to tell the absolute truth whenever possible, because lying only makes things worse.

Seventh Umbral Era
Adulthood
Delphinne was not present in Eorzea at the time of the Calamity, but heard the call inviting fresh adventurers to come forward several years afterward.

In Recent Times
Moving Forward
Delphinne has recently reached level 50 in her first class, lancer. Her advanced Dragoon training is on hold until she either finishes a task given to her by General Raubahn or finds a backdoor into Ishgard.

Relationships
Relationship Status Legend
Relationship
Attraction
Complicated
Friend
Deceased

Positive
Negative
Neutral
Unsure
Family

Aside from one cousin working in the employ of another adventurer as a retainer, Delphinne's entire family is in the realm of her origin, far beyond Hydaelyn.

Acquaintances

None at present.

Former Acquaintances

None in this realm.

Deceased

None at present/

Rumors
NPC Rumors

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

◢ Common Rumors - Easily overheard.
"She just crouched down and carved a divot out of my lawn with a pocket knife, and then took it away with her! Seriously, who does that!?" — Private Estate Owner
"All the poor bloke did was compliment 'er on 'er appearance, and not in a bad way neither, and she goes and flippin' pours a whole pint of ale o'er his head!" — Worldly Pub Patron
◢ Uncommon Rumors - A little more difficult to hear.
"You know why she prefers the company of plants, don't you? It's because she can't bear to be touched by warm-blooded people." — Tart-Tongued Matron
"I ain't lettin' her anywhere near my prize Azeyma roses! Prob'ly wants to use 'em in some gods-damned summoning ritual. What can plants summon anyhow?" — Pious Botanist
◢ Rare Rumors - Very rarely overheard.
"This mission of revenge is sure to fail, and cause more heartbreak than the original wound...unless she plays every card with exquisite care." — Librarian of Forbidden Books
"Mark my words, she knows summat...'bout the end o' the world, or at least, the end o' civilization as we know it. The way she hoards food n' drink....ain't natural." — Grizzled Miner
PC Rumors

Feel free to add your own rumors to this section.

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


RP Info


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Location & Probability
Places where the character is very likely to be seen
Limsa Lominsa: High
Old Gridania: High
Lavender Beds: Medium
North Shroud: Medium
Little Ala Mhigo: Medium
Ul'Dah: Low
Mor Dhona: Low
Affiliations
Most of these aren’t public, and would have to be asked after!
Ala Mhigan Resistance: Commerce reconaissance.
???: Delphinne's patron, who sent her on her current mission.
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.

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Coinpurse: A simple coin purse made of soft leather, containing a few hundred gil.
Codex Floralegium: A leather-bound tome containing encyclopedic knowledge of plant life throughout the realm and beyond. It is completely fire-resistant, and the pages will temporarily turn blank if it is separated from Delphinne's hands.
Lil' Audrie: A pet morbol seedling which is instrumental in Delphinne's botanical research.





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