Gatoli Catoli is a male Lalafell who was born into a fairly well off family. After a rather uneventful childhood which mostly involved his nose constantly being buried in a book and some remarkably eventful teenage years involving his lascivious Highlander nanny, Gato left home to escape the influence of his controlling father. Upon leaving, he took on various jobs including a courtesan, a butler, a bar worker, and a stripper. However, as he took these jobs on, he picked up some other skills as he expanded upon somewhat basic knowledge of tanning and his newly-discovered talent for pugilism. Using these skills, he began to pursue a life as an adventurer. Recently learned to rely completely on his newfound skills as an adventurer. He uses his earnings from these ventures to maintain the niche existence that he's made for himself and, most importantly, to fund his lascivious night life which has found him courting quite a few different people since striking out on his own. Gato currently lives alone in the Sultana's Breath Apartments in the Goblet with his pet duck, Gilbert. He also owns a Sanuwa named Haka.
Gato training in his favorite set of armor.
Hair & Eyes
Gato has very green hair and eyes, both of which he inherited from his mother's side of the family. He's always liked having his hair shoulder-length, but usually keeps it tied up so as to keep out of his way during taining and exercise.
Physique & Markings
Gato has kept a good physique over the years through his heavy axe training. Although he may have never been able to improve his axe-wielding skills, his rigorous training left him in top physical shape. Since taking up pugilism and adventuring, he's gone from toned to ripped, with pectorals, a six pack and all.
Gato during his days as a butler.
Hygiene & Attire
Gato always keeps tries himself clean and well-groomed, though he has found this rather challenging ever since taking up adventuring. In terms of attire, Gato, being raised in a fairly well off family has spent most of his life in fairly formal attire, even after he ran away from home during his time working various jobs such requiring him to look neat and dapper such as his time as a butler. As of late, his dress has been much more utilitarian as adventuring has become a much more active part of his life, trading in suits and linens for protective leathers that allow him to move around easily in combat while keeping him protected.
Gato is a bit of a people pleaser, although he can be somewhat selective of the people he chooses to please. Being raised in a somewhat upper-class environment, Gato is typically very polite and charming, often knowing the right things to say to get a person's good side. Granted, this ability doesn't translate very well when dealing with large groups of people, where his mouth has often been known to get him into trouble. One may consider Gato a bit manipulative with the way he often seeks to charm women (and sometimes men) into his bed chambers, and while there is some truth to this, Gato is not the sort of person to manipulate someone for his own pleasure then discard them. In fact he has found that bedfellows often come to be his closest friends, and often tries to stay in contact with them.
Typically, Gato tends to avoid confrontation, preferring to deescalate the situation with his words. However, since discovering his strength, he has been known to resort to physical coercion in some situations, especially when standing up for another person. While by no means a scholar, Gato is fairly intelligent and well-read and doesn't suffer fools easily. Although he doesn't consider himself a leader, he has been known to reprimand comrades for foolish behavior.
Gato is one of those Lalafellan males who has a very high voice to go along with his short height. This voice of his only adds to the confusion that some people have with his gender at times.
Philosophy & Mannerisms
Gato's life philosophy is a relatively simple one: Live your life the way you want to live it, have fun doing it, and take care of the people closest to you.
● Interracial romances
● Female Roegadyn
● Passionate lovers
● Well-built partners
● Overly-authoritarian authority figures
● Heavy axe training
● A fairly decent writer, in spite of only having basic upper-class Limsan education
● Surprisingly skilled at tanning, has long since surpassed his teacher, although she will not openly admit this.
● A naturally-gifted pugilist, has only recently discovered this
● A rather virile and passionate lover, thanks in part to his rather insatiable Highlander nanny.
● Somewhat well-versed in high society and proper etiquette.
Combat, Abilities & Weaponry
High: Stamina, Strength
Average: Chakra manipulation
Average: Fist weapons
Novice: Heavy axes
Combat Relevant Skills
High: Hand-to-hand combat
Low: Heavey two-handed weapons
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Sixth Astral Era
Gatoli Catoli on Fifth Astral Moon of was born on the 17th Sun of the 1st Umbral Moon, 1559 Sixth Astral Era to a fairly well-off family. Gato's father was a well-respected officer in Limsa Lominsa's armada and his mother was the daughter of a high-ranking member of the Brugaire Consortium. Needless to say, Gatoli was fairly well off, even having a nanny for much of his life. However, this particular family had a long history of serving the armada, having been among the Brigands who first founded Limsa Lominsa. The Plainsfolk family was renowned for their prowess with the axe, with each first born male of each generation demonstrating unparalleled skill in wielding such a large weapon in spite of their size. That is, until Gatoli came into the family.
It was apparent early on that Gatoli would not live up to the reputation of his ancestors as he seemed to be rather clumsy in handling long, unwieldy objects. The boy's father, however, insisted that this clumsiness would be overcome through training, so he had him train rigorously every day, yet even though he gained considerable strength and perhaps even awoke a different kind of strength inside of him (which he would not discover until much later), his skills with the axe did not improve even in the slightest.
A major turning point in Gato's, as with most of the denizens in Eorzea, was the Calamity, but not simply because of the fact that he lost his home and his relatively stable life was abruptly changed. In fact, Gatoli was far more fortunate than most in the Calamity, as his father, having made plans to escape Limsa in the event that Dalamud fell, arranged for a boat to ferry him and his family out of the city. Even though the Seventh Umbral Calamity unfolded far differently than he or anyone else expected, he still adjusted his escape plan accordingly and got his family out of the city. In the wake of the Calamity, the family relocated to a second home that he purchased with the money Gato's father managed to make out with while the rest of his assets were recovered over the next five years.
During the period of time that Limsa was being rebuilt, Gato spent most of his time in that house, continuing his schooling at this isolated house. His mother and father would be absent most days, assisting with the reconstruction effort, leaving Gato alone with his nanny for the majority of the day. This particular nanny was a big Highlander woman in her early 20's who was hired by Gato's mother in the wake of the Calamity. Unknown to her, however, this woman used to be a prostitute, and still had quite the lascivious streak about her. Naturally, being pent up days on end in an isolated cabin with nothing but a hormone-filled teenager for company eventually took its toll on this Hyur woman and her strong sexual cravings. This ended up leading to her seducing her young ward, as Gato began a sexual relationship with his nanny that lasted throughout his teenage years. This period of of the Lalafell's life changed him in more ways than the Calamity itself ever could. He went from being a shy boy constantly buried in a book, to a far more confident and outgoing young man. It definitely showed too. Once he moved back to Limsa with his family, the young Lalafell would flirt with practically every woman that looked pleasing to him.
Seventh Umbral Era – Seventh Astral Era
In the end, he was flunked out of the Marauders Guild shortly after joining. Gatoli had hoped that his father would see the futility in all of this and allow him to pursue his true passion in life: writing. However his father was a very bitter man, and he would not let his son's failure go unpunished.
Using his pull at the Brugaire Consortium, Gatoli's father got him a job as a caravan guard for the organization. Although he was essentially useless as a guard, it kept him where his father could see him, where he would either get better through real experience, or remain in a dead-end job for the rest of his days. His father gave him just enough money to afford a dingy apartment above a family-owned restaurant, and made sure that his salary from the consortium was just enough to afford himself the bare essentials that he needed to live off. And if he even suspected that Gatoli was going to try and pursue a career in writing on the side, he would immediately write a letter to his contacts at the Consortium and have his contract terminated, then he would cancel the lease on his apartment, leaving him jobless and homeless.
After a few months on this miserable job, Gatoli eventually devised a plan to be rid of his father and be independent with a considerable amount of gil. First, he convinced a rather gullible secretary at the consortium that he had authorization for an advancement on his salary. He then staged a chigoe infestation in his apartment, and convinced the family who owned the building to repay that month's rent in exchange for not going public about this incident. Then, delivering his coup de grâce, he managed to take a loan out from the bank in his father's name from the bank where he kept his money. Now having enough gil to get his new life starting (and resolved to pay it all back plus interest as soon as he was able to do so. Gatoli Catoli set out to find his place in the world.
In Recent Times
After leaving home, Gato certainly found a much different life than he was used to. After taking work as a courtesan, putting the skills that he learned from his nanny to good use, Gato was unsure of what kind of direction his life would be taking or where he wanted to end up. What he did know, however, was that his decisions were his own and he felt that he was in control of his life, even if his life felt like it might be a bit out of control. One defining moment that did help Gatoli find his place came one night when he was hired to go on a date with a Miqo'te man to the Gold Saucer. While there, Gato and his date found themselves at the Cuff-a-Cur punching game. After giving his hired date a commendable show of strength, he encouraged the Lalafell to give it a try. After some token protest, Gato decided to give the game a try. Now in spite of all the training he had done, Gato had never actually been in a fight or had even thrown a punch. What he was unaware of, however, was that all that training he had done with the heavy axe throughout his life, while it may not have improved his axe-wielding skills one bit, it had pushed his body physically to the point that his first chakra was about to open. However, even if Gato had been aware of this, he was also unaware of the fact that there was a strict no Chakra use policy at the Cuff-a-Cur machine. Gato discovered both of these things this day as he punched the machine with all of his might and broke the thing. Although doubtful that this was anything more than a fluke at first, after fleeing the scene of the broken machine Gato's date encouraged him to punch him in the gut. The Lalafell obliged, just to prove the man wrong, only to punch him so hard that he coughed up blood.
Sometime after this, Gato was fired from his job at the brothel he worked at and took up employ with one of his clients who had taken a liking to him, an Eelezen woman named Destiney Delvanguard. He worked as her live-in butler for a some time, maintaining and cleaning the house while bringing some local women into his private chambers in his free time. But philandering wasn't the only thing did in his off time, as he had become very curious about his previously unknown talent for pugilism. Joining the Pugilists' Guild in Ul'dah, began training himself every day in this new skill of his. It became like an obsession to him, as the idea of training, something he'd hated his whole life, quickly became one of his favorite things to do outside of sex.
A dark skinned Keeper woman who hails from a farm in the countryside, growing up with her relatively reclusive family. When her family decided to break away from Keeper tradition and sell their farm, they each went their own separate ways with Minali herself wandering around Eorzea for close to a year. She met Gato at Camp Bronze Lake when he she joined him for some nude bathing in one of the hot springs. The two of them found the others' rather brazenly flirtatious nature rather appealing, so naturally they began dating soon after. As their relationship progressed, they soon realized there was something beyond just their physical attraction to each other, finding happiness in each other's company. Eventually, as is with common with adventurers, the two gradually lost contact and slowly drifted apart.
Schiele is a courtesan who was in a brothel that Gato contemplated joining. A fairly well-endowed intersexual Duskwight, Gato was on the receiving end of her affections for an entire night and well into the hours of the morning, giving the virile Elezen fairly thorough display of his rather impressive stamina. Gato has come ot admire Schiele for her sensuality and confidence, but he doesn't entertain any delusions of being with her, knowing she is unreachable to him aside from being a lover.
An older Elezen woman who entered into a relationship with both Gato and Mina. The couple was instantly enamored by the mature Elezen woman's charms and both of them felt a connection with her desire to belong and to have people who love and care for her. Unfortunately, as Gato's relationship with Minali faded, so too did his relationship with Liselle.
Gato met Umbral while working as a courtesan. She politely turned him down when he approached her, although she negelected to tell him that she was a courtesan herself, she accepted his offer to accompany him to Bronze Springs free of charge. The two of them bonded rather quickly, and Umbral eventually sought employment at the same brothel that he worked at. Although she stayed behind even after Gato lost his job, the two of them still remain very close friends and lovers.
Grinding iron was a craftsman under the employ of the Catoli family who could often be found in the Catoli estate's workshop. Gatoli oftened skipped his training sessions to visit the Roe crafstwoman, where he found that he had a knack for tanning leather. This came useful later in life, when Gato went out on his own, developing his skill far beyond that of even his teacher's. Grinding Iron's home was destroyed during the Calamaity along with her entire family. She was listed among those missing in the wake of the tragedy, so she was ultimately presumed dead. In reality, the grief-stricken Hellsguard spent the next seven years as a drifter, where she eventually reunited with her former student in Ul'dah. Gato helped Grinding Iron secure a job as a repairwoman for the brothel he worked at. Although he was happy to be reunited with his former teacher, Gato is, in truth, unsure if she approves of what he's done with his life. Seeing her as a sort of surrogate mother, he worries that he might have disappointed her as well.
Leader of the Broken Blades Company and Gato's current employer, this Xaela woman runs her small mercenary company along with her wife Nataru. Of the two of them, Gato finds Vali less approachable one as she somewhat intimidates him. In spite of this, he knows that she is good person and is happy to call her free company home.
Valirelia's wife and co-leader of the Broken Blades, Gato has always gotten along with her well due to their like-minded interest in martial arts. He had to fight her in a sparring match when he first joined th Broken Blades in order to evaluate his strength. He ended up winning this match, and he can't help but brag about it to other members of the company due to just how fierce Nataru's reputation as an adept martial artist is. It's probably for this same reason he's put off challenging her again, wondering if he might not be so lucky next time.
Not much is known about the circumstances that lead Destiney to hiring Gato, a courtesan that she had only met a few weeks prior. They are rather hush-hush as to what kind of relationship they had prior to her hiring him as the caretaker of her house, the fact that he was a courtesan leads to no end of speculation, however. In any case, Gato has been nothing but loyal to his lady since allowing him to stay at her lovely estate in exchange for his services. Although her life as an adventurer leads her to often be absent from Sanctuary—the name she has given to her estate—Gato is as attentive as ever to the well-being of the house, as if Lady Destiney might return home at any moment, because she very well could.
Gato's Nanny( ❣ ✔ ) Nanny (NPC)
Gato's nanny was a young woman from an Ala Mhigan refugee family whom his father employed to live with them and essentially help raise Gato. She was probably closer to the boy than anyone else, save for Grinding Iron. So much so that when Gato entered his teenage years, she decided that she should be the one who guided him into manhood. Gato lost his virginity to his nanny in his early teenage years. Surviving through the calamity wiht Gato and his family, the two of them continued their relationship right up until Gato left the house. Being rather virile and insatiable, this woman, Gato's sexual appetite and philandering ways can most liekly be attributed to this woman.
Some of these rumors are untrue, speculation, or are greatly exaggerated.
◢ Common Rumors - Easily overheard. Use these freely!
■ "Rumor." — Rumor Monger
■ "Rumor." — Rumor Monger
◢ Uncommon Rumors -A little more difficult to hear. Use sparingly or ask first!
■ "I see him leave this establishment with women all the time. One common thing I've noticed about many of those women is that they are either rumored to have something extra between their legs, or they are sporting a rather obvious bulge in their scant clothing to shamelessly display that they do. I think that young one might have a thing for ladies with male parts." — Momodi Modi
◢ Rare Rumors -Very rarely overheard. Please ask before using!
■ "He told me once he had a kid out ther somewhere. I know right? Someone as young as him. Guess it can't be helped, doing what he did." — Drinking friend
Feel free to add your own rumors to this section.
◢ Player Character Rumors -Some of these are more rare than others!
■ "I swear it as I live in breathe! The little Lalafell sent the Cuff-a-Cur dummy flying off its tracks on his first try! Never even threw a punch before in his life! Then I asked him to punch me, and I'll be damned if it didn't feel like I got punched by an angry Gigas!" — Yves Ketsuhana .
Context: If there's one thing Gato loves doing, it's showing his friends and lovers a good time. I feel that this particular aspect of him is best reflected in this song
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Location & Probability
Places where the character is very likely to be seen
■ Location: Probability
Most of these aren’t public, and would have to be asked after!
■ City-State, Region or Organization: Broken Blades
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.
■ Coinpurse: A simple coin purse made of soft leather, containing a few hundred gil.
I like to consider myself a flexible player who is willing to commit to a number of different types of scenes and role-play scenarios, but even I have my limits. If something is on the play list, assume it means yes, as long as it's within the context of the current play or ongoing plot. No's are typically a hard no, and it means don't ask.
■ I will play
■ Ask about
■ I won't play
While the below is by no means comprehensive, it's a kind of spring board for walk-up RP. Longer plots that are meant to run for more than a few quick RP's, please feel free to send me a tell so we can work out a good reason for our characters to get to know one another. I'm always looking for RP, unless I'm actively spamming PvE content.
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There is a lot of information on this character wiki, but it is by no means completely comprehensive. There are chunks of backstory that are left intentionally vague so that details can be later added as developed through creative writing or in role-play revelation. Feel free to use Common or Uncommon rumors freely, if you want to use a Rare Rumor as a plot hook or to spark RP, I would ask that you send me a tell first, to make certain it's alright.
Character Lore Adherence
I'm a pretty big stickler for lore. If my partner's character goes against lore in a small way, I'll likely nitpick about it, but I won't refuse to RP over it. If it's a major lore violation, however, I'll likely have some issues. When players violate lore with their characters to an extreme extent this tells me that either they don't care enough about RPing to familiarize themselves with the lore or they feel that the lore doesn't apply to their characters because they're a special snowflake. That being said, if you are still familiarizing yourself with the game's lore and there's a glaring violation of lore in your character's backstory, it typically isn't too hard to rewrite such things around the game's lore, provided that your character isn't a Mary Sue.
A trope is a convention or device that is often found in creative works. In this case, the tropes below describe my character either in part, or as a whole. Their background, personality, appearance, etc, most of them can be described in the tropes below.
■ The Charmer Well he certainly not his rebellious attitude and flagrant disregard for authority that gets him women…
■ Chivalrous Pervert Gato may be lecherous, but that does not mean he is rude and uncaring. On the contrary, Gato will do what he can to help those in need, especially if it's a pretty woman.
■ Depraved Dwarf Lalafell gained a sort of evolutionary advantage by having the appearance of children, yet having strength and intelligence equal to that to that of an adult. Yet where does it say that we are not allowed to be sexual because of this?
■ Ethical Slut Gato is the first to admit that he could probably be labelled a "slut" with as much as he sleeps around, but that doesn't make him morally bankrupt. He doesn't view his partners as individuals who are to be used then disgarded, rather he sees them as opportunities for new friendships and relationships. Many see Gato as being shallow for how often he seeks companionship and the fact that he does so with so many different people. In truth, he does care for each one who shows that they care for him as well.
■ Interspecies Romance Gato has nothing against relations with members of his own race, yet he finds himself attracted to the bigger races, more often than not.
■ Really Gets Around Having slept with members of each human-type race that currently accounts for a sizeable chunk of Eorzea's population, "getting around" might be a bit of an understatement.