Clan...Keeper, though her family has been non-tribal for three generations
Occupation... Store Owner, Accountant, and Merchant
Alignment... Chaotic Neutral
Ephy has a rather unassuming appearance; she stands at average height with a slender build. White hair frames her round face, though it is often tied into a messy bun. Dark circles cling beneath her eyes, giving her the appearance of someone much older than twenty-five. Trembling hands belie her confident aura, and her nervous eyes seem to dart about the room wildly.
Scars & Markings: While Ephy has no visual scars, she lost a majority of her vision in her left eye due to an infection as a child.
Voice: Ephy is prone to speaking loudly and quickly. At times, she can be hard to understand as she rarely takes pause between sentences and complete thoughts. Some have described her voice as shrill and domineering, though she refutes such claims.
Clothing: Ephy's wardrobe consists of garments that are primarily red or feature red accents. She enjoys flaunting her wealth, and is often seen wearing intricately crafted jewelry.
Above all vices, Ephy embodies the spirit of greed. Raised in a luxurious setting where she wanted for nothing, she has misconstrued notions about the value of material wealth. While she believes most problems resolve themselves and that to worry is to waste one’s time, she rabidly pursues those who have impeded her in business ventures.
Ephy treats most with indifference. Despite this, she is fiercely loyal to her friends and comrades and will come to their aid whenever they ask, and often when they do not. Arguments are common with Ephy as she tends to misinterpret disagreements as personal attacks.
Machinery & Guns
Living in poverty
Not realizing her potential as a mathematician and engineer
Favorite Food: Dragon Pepper Curry
Favorite Drink: Dessert Wines
Favorite Color: Purple
♥ In A Relationship: Name is romantically involved with this character.
♥ Romantic Attraction: Name is romantically interested in this character.
♥ Sexual Attraction Name is physically interested in this character.
♥ Platonic Love/Family: Name considers this person family.
♦ Friend: Name considers this person her friend.
♦ Friendly Acquaintance: Name considers this person mostly friendly, or as an ally.
● Good Standing: Name has no specific feelings about this character, however they left a good impression.
● Neutral: Name has no specific feelings about this character.
● Bad Standing: Name has no specific feelings about this character, however they left a bad impression.
♠ Dislike: Name doesn't consider this person a friend, and will talk if needed, but try to avoid them.
♠ Hate: Name consider this person an annoyance, and will try to avoid them. Conflict can happen.
♠ Fear: Name is terrified by this character, and will try to avoid them at all cost.
♠ Rivalry: Name consider this person a rival, and will try to initiate conflict every time she gets to meet them.
♥ Family Member: This character is related by blood to Name.
✔ Business: This character is either an Name'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 Name isn't fully aware of it yet.
Though many who meet Susani are captivated by her charm, charisma, and ability to strike any deal, Ephy knows this is little more than a show for her egotistical and selfish mother. While the two have an antagonistic relationship, it is apparent that they both deeply love one another. Ephy often accompanies her mother when she travels, and Susani does not hesitate to fund her daughter's misadventures.
Big Gil was the one who approached Ephy and offered her economic prosperity in the black market. Though the two initially got on well due to their uncouth senses of humor, Ephy realized that she did not want to commit to a life intermingled with the dregs of society. When Big Gil was sent to prison, Ephy used this as an opportunity to start a fresh life for herself. Upon later introspection, she came to the realization that Big Gil was perhaps the most grotesque person--both in appearance and personality--to ever draw breath.
While Kerrath and Ephy have their rather polarizing differences, the two often find common ground on their academic pursuits. Ephy is ecstatic that the two became business partners; a sentiment that she is unsure Kerrath shares. While small, usually insignificant arguments are still common between the two, they have both come to the realization that their mutual love of banter and playful trickery keep their otherwise monotonous days lively. Though the two never formally entered a relationship in a traditional manner, it is common knowledge that they are an item.
Ephy has a pleasant relationship with Andre that is defined by mutual trust. One of her longest standing friendships, Ephy is incredibly loyal to him and does not hesitate to come to his aid, even though she believes many of his problems are the result of his own actions. Though he is her acting boss in Umbra, she is unafraid to speak frankly in his presence and to challenge him on decisions she finds unwise.
V and Ephy entered a whirlwind friendship which does not seem to be faltering any time soon. They cemented their bestie bond over a night of one too many drinks that culminated in them holding eachother's hair as they violently vomited into the toilet. While the two may seem to be near opposites upon first glance, Ephy is quick to reply that these difference only serve to keep things interesting and ultimately, make up for the other's weaknesses.
Some of these rumors are untrue, speculation, or are greatly exaggerated. Please feel free to add your own rumors under the Player Character category!
◢ Common Rumors - Easily overheard. Use these freely!
■ "She tried to sell me a loose scrap of paper with rough scribbles on it and even had the gall to claim it came from a famous artist. What a scam."
■"One time, she sold me a famous artist's magnum opus as a bookmark. Great deal. Would buy from her again."
◢ Uncommon Rumors -A little more difficult to hear. Use sparingly or ask first!
■ "She used to be a simple drug runner and addict herself, but apparently all you need to do is put on some fancy clothes and everyone forgets that fact."
◢ Rare Rumors -Very rarely overheard. Please ask before using!
■ "You didn't hear it from me, but that bookstore she runs is probably no more than a front. There's no way her and Kerrath got that wealthy by running one cluttered store in the Goblet."
◢ Player Character Rumors -Feel free to add rumors of your own!
■ "One time Ephy held my hair while we drunk vomited in the dive bathroom and if that's not a bond stronger than the Ceremony of Eternal Bonding, I don't know what is." V'ieh Vhessi
Born to Susani, a wealthy textiles merchant whose primary business was conducted in the bustling streets of Uldah, Ephy wanted for nothing in her childhood. Her youth was uneventful; the young girl spent most of her days wandering the nearby wilds. Much to her mother's chagrin, she would often attempt to bring home whatever unfortunate critter she had "befriended" that day. As she came of age, it became apparent to Susani that her daughter chased after lofty dreams rather than following her in the rigid pursuit of business. Ephy’s dream manifested itself in the study of mathematics. A sterile, unromantic concept to many, Ephy believed that engineering and arithmetic was the future of Eorzea—not faith and the arcane as many others subscribed their belief.
At the age of sixteen, Ephy left her mother and headed for Limsa Lominsa to pursue her academic goals. As she delved deeper into her studies, it became apparent that youthful optimism and an inquisitive mind were not traits exclusive to her; she was like the others—full of unwarranted hubris in an uncaring and saturated field.
The looming existentialist dread forced her to go to extreme measures; she slept very little, ate even less to prove herself worthy of recognition. After continuous rejections from academic circles across Eorzea, she found comfort in mind-altering substances. It was during one of her binges that she met a Lalafell named Big Gil—a man of unsavory nature and an even more unappealing demeanor—who introduced her to the black market and the seemingly infinite amount of profit to be made. Desperate and running out of funds from her increasingly exasperated mother, she hesitantly agreed to do business with Big Gil.
For several years, she peddled wares of morally ambiguous nature to the bottom-dwellers of society to fund her addiction. It was not until Big Gil was apprehended by guards that she questioned the path her life was heading. At the behest of her rather insistent mother, Ephy went into business with Kerrath and opened Acquisition Books.
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Personal RP Limits
I am not interested in forming OOC romantic relationships. This being said, I am in a happily committed relationship OOC, so ERP or highly sexual themes where my character is the subject is off limits. However, I am not uncomfortable with mature themes and so violence, drug use, and the like are free game. I only ask that we discuss any types of permanent injuries beforehand. Death is also off the table. Other than what has been stated, I'm open to most types of plot, just ask!
■ If an aspect of RP makes you uncomfortable in a scene we're playing, please send me a /tell, letting me know. Communication is very important, more important than potentially keeping immersion.
■ I understand the difference between IC and OOC. Just because our internet wizards may dislike one another does not mean I harbor any ill-will towards you as a human being.
■ I enjoy both the creative and social aspect of RP, so I genuinely enjoy talking to my partners!
Thank you all for letting me use/alter your codes. If it weren't for you my wiki would not look how it does.