E'salih Goldenbough

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E'salih Goldenbough
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The son of a well-to-do Limsan merchant and her miqo'te wife, E'salih has lived a life of ease and contentment far from the wildlands and clan structure of his kin. Friendly and well-meaning, E'salih suffers from the perennial naiveté imparted by an upbringing far from hardship. As he begins to set foot outside the comfort of home and hearth, E'salih is slowly discovering pieces of himself never brought to light - a wanderlust and a longing for exploration that's now making itself known.

An extrovert at heart, Salih is rarely one to turn down new friends or new experiences - as long as they're not particularly dangerous. His attitude is generally amiable, and he takes pleasure in many of the disciples Limsa Lominsa is known for; he can often be found on the lower decks of the city, fishing to his heart's content, and often ventures out of the city in search of particularly out-of-the-way fishing holes. Well-read and well-educated, Salih is smart, but lacks the wisdom that exploration and hardship afford. As of late, Salih has struggled with anxiety and self-doubt surrounding decisionmaking regarding his future. Though a part of him longs to strike out on an adventure, worries over his role in his mother's business and for his own competency plague him.

About
Name... E'salih Goldenbough
Alias... Sal, Greenbough
Age... 24
Gender... Male
Race... Miqo'te
Clan... Seeker of the Sun
Orientation... Bisexual
Marital... Dating, polyamorous
Deity... Llymlaen
Nationality... Lominsan
Occupation... Tradesman, trainee Lancer
Alignment... Lawful Good
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E'salih stands at a surprising 6 fulms. Despite the few inches he might have on many of his Seeker kin, this does little to help him cut an imposing figure, dwarfed as he is by the Sea Wolves and Highlanders that call Limsa their home alongside him. His skin is dark, owing both to genes and the healthy tan the sunny port city affords to Eorzeans of his trade. The physical work he does entails other benefits; namely, a strength somewhat uncommon in non-adventurers. Though he may lack the know-how to put that muscle to its most effective use, the short-sleeved and V-necked garments he takes to wearing do little to disguise the strength of his upper body. His eyes, at a glance, seem a pale green, though on closer inspection one is ringed by a pale golden halo. Dark markings typical of his heritage adorn the corners of his eyes, and a smattering of dark freckles dusts his cheeks and the slight curve of his nose. Black hair falls to below his shoulders, rarely pulled up into a messy ponytail or bun.


Scars & Markings: Thin scar on left side of jaw

Voice: Friendly and warm, male sylvari without the British accent

Clothing: Comfortable collared shirts, vests, work pants & boots, occasional simple brass jewelry

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A kind soul with a naturally optimistic outlook, E'salih meanders his way through life eager for experience and knowledge. What he lacks in martial ability he makes up for by reading and learning voraciously in some attempt to make up for his comparatively sheltered upbringing. He takes pleasure in the simple things where he can - a good fishing hole, a round of ale with friends at the Drowning Wench, a lazy afternoon in the sun on some hidden-away beach.

Though his mind may work against him sometimes, he is ultimately an extrovert at heart and delights in all sorts of company. He is most drawn to others of the same spirit - people who share an empathetic nature and an idealistic outlook are those he's most drawn towards. He's happy to find friendship where he can, and though he counts few friends as truly close, those he does he holds near and dear to his heart. He is very fond of physical affection, and will gladly share familiar gestures with close friends both romantic and non-.

E'salih is a patient man, and disdains cruelty and malice, though he is far from perfect in his own right. It takes a persistent person to truly earn his ire, but if angered E'salih is not without his vices, able to hold a fierce grudge if so provoked. He is not overly combative, and does not care for wanton violence, but cannot call himself a pacifist, having taken up the art of lancing and more recently, swordfighting. Perhaps given time, he may grow to be a decent combatant in his own right.

Likes

  • --- Sweet foods
  • --- Fishing
  • --- Exploration

Dislikes

  • --- Garleans
  • --- Pirates
  • --- Flying


Fears

  • --- Dragons
  • --- Losing friends & family
  • --- Living an unfulfilling life

Trivia

  • Favorite Food: --- La Noscean Toast
  • Favorite Drink: --- Green tea
  • Favorite Color: --- Blue

Color Key
In A Relationship: E'salih is romantically involved with this character.
Romantic Attraction: E'salih is romantically interested in this character.
Sexual Attraction E'salih is physically interested in this character.


Platonic Love/Family: E'salih considers this person family.
Friend: E'salih considers this person his friend.
Friendly Acquaintance: E'salih considers this person mostly friendly, or as an ally.


Good Standing: E'salih has no specific feelings about this character, however they left a good impression.
Neutral: E'salih has no specific feelings about this character.
Bad Standing: E'salih has no specific feelings about this character, however they left a bad impression.


Dislike: E'salih doesn't consider this person a friend, and will talk if needed, but try to avoid them.
Hate: E'salih considers this person an annoyance, and will try to avoid them. Conflict can happen.
Fear: E'salih is terrified by this character, and will try to avoid them at all cost.
Rivalry: E'salih considers this person a rival, and will try to initiate conflict every time he's near them.


Family Member: This character is related by blood to E'salih.
Business: This character is either E'salih's employer, employee, or coworker.
Deceased: This character has passed away.
? Hidden Feelings/Unknown: This character has one of all the color keys above, but E'salih isn't fully aware of it yet.

NPC

E'khoya Anwar ( ) ( NPC ) - Khoya
E'salih's older sister, adventurer and pugilist. Died in the battle at Carteneau.
E'yala Urekh ( ) ( NPC ) - Mamae, ma
E'salih's biological mother and member of a Vylbrand splinter of the Eft tribe. No longer a part of tribe structure, she helps her wife, Marjolaine, run Goldenbough Maritime.
Marjolaine Goldenbough ( ) ( NPC ) - Mom, mother
E'salih's adoptive mother and the wife of E'yala. Owns a shipping company out of Limsa Lominsa under her family name.
Adelu Ett ( ) ( NPC )
A fellow member of the Lancer's Guild and sister of Gehr'ir, Adelu was one of the first to give Salih a proper welcome into the Guild's fold.
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PC

Gehr'ir Ett ( )
Partially responsible for E'salih's first hesitant steps outside of his comfort zone, Gehr'ir confounds and enamors him in equal measure. Though the moon cat's capricious nature and lax attitude are the source of some measure of annoyance, he still considers the Keeper a close companion, and currently resides part-time within Gehr'ir's wooded camp in the Twelveswood.
M'rhos Tia ( )
A fast friend, then mentor, then lover in turn, Salih quickly found himself falling hard for the ever-exuberant M'rhos as he trained him in the art of the blade. He has demonstrated a kindness and a boundlessness of spirit that Salih admires greatly - and that the man feels the same way for him? Salih is all too eager to see where time will take them.
M'veerah Rahz ( )
With a silliness to match Salih's own, the man has found a fast friend and potential confidante in Veerah in their sharing of the pain of loss. He does, however, worry for the woman's wellbeing thanks to the words of those who are closer to her than he.
Admiah Kreiston ( )
A childhood friend and somewhat brief teenage flame of Salih's, he doesn't see Admiah as often as he'd like. Admiah served as partial inspiration for his decision to learn the art of lancing.
R'khena Xhati ( )
Though cautioned against friendship with Khena by the woman herself, Salih nonetheless finds in her a friend he'd like to make, citing both her adventurous lifestyle and her connection to Rhos as reason enough to tentatively disregard the warning.
Veyha Yanjahl ( )
A cunning businesswoman and powerful mage - though Salih may not be aware of the extent of the latter - Veyha has left Salih with a healthy respect - and wariness - for the woman and her Sable Tree Company.
Lucilynn Faust ( )
A fellow new adventurer under Veyha's wing, Salih thinks well of Lucilynn, though he may occasionally tire of the self-imposed drama she occasionally falls into during their adventures.


Gideon Black ( )
Though the man's stories may have been exaggerated a tad, Salih nonetheless finds incredible entertainment and camaraderie in the kindly, exuberant highlander.
Pacifica Heare ( )
Pacifica's dry humor and strange wit do little to dissuade Salih from enjoying the alchemist's company; having offered some insight into himself that even he was quite not aware of, he's interested in getting to know the former noblewoman better.
Tseren Arslan ( )
Salih's first visit to Magical Miscellany in the Lavender Beds was an exercise in the unexpected - Tseren was to thank for that. Though the witch's power makes him wary, he cannot deny the positive experience her divination cultivated, and part of him wishes to pay a debt that he feels goes beyond coin.
Some of these rumors are untrue, speculation, or are greatly exaggerated. Please feel free to add your own rumors under the Player Character category!

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◢ Common Rumors - Easily overheard. Use these freely!

    "That scrawny little Seeker? Hah! He pulls his weight, even though he don' look like he could." - Jovial Sea Wolf merchant
    "He's a kind one. Used to always offer to do extra work around the Barrel. Wonder what he's been up to lately." - Elderly Limsan highlander
    "Sure, he's in and out of this place all the time. Nary a moon goes that he doesn't rent a room for at least a sennight. Hardly ever see him with company, though." - Carline Canopy waitstaff

◢ Uncommon Rumors - A little more difficult to hear. Use sparingly or ask first!

    "I remember him, yeah. Used to tag along with a girl about his age - mind, this was years ago. Haven't seen her since... well. You've gotta consider the timing." -- Maelstrom soldier
    "Saw 'im leavin' that new magic sundry shop - Magic Miscellaneous or summat. Seemed awful happy, but 'is face seemed like 'e'd been cryin'. Wonder what a grown man cries over, 'specially in a place like that." -- Lavender Beds resident
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◢ Rare Rumors - Very rarely overheard. Please ask before using!

    "A lucky fool. Wonder where he'd be if his mam's ships all sunk." - Surly Highlander merchant
    "He's out there on the beach sometimes, kicking sand around and making faces. What possesses him to do that so late at night baffles me." - Mist resident
    "A child masquerading as a grown man. Only has his mother to thank for how useless he's become." - Eft tribe Hunter

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◢ Player Character Rumors - If you've met E'salih in character, feel free to offer rumors to put here!

    "Sal? I know a Lominsan boy who goes by that... He's got a cute face. A sunny smile. Soft bed. It's been a moon and a half, hasn't it... Ah, I miss the way he looks at me. <dramatic sigh> Or maybe I just miss his mother. Now that's a woman who makes my tail quiver!" Gehr'ir Ett
    "What can I say of Salih, without sounding like a sop and a fool? I suppose... he is a kind-hearted man, perhaps too occupied with the hearts and feelings of others - at the cost of his own. Intelligent, funny, a gentle presence to the last. The way he lights up when he tells a story... He has a bright future awaiting him, one I feel blessed to have some part in." M'rhos Tia
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