A woman who's quiet disposition only draws attention to her sharp eyes.
■ Chosen Name... Willow
■ Race... Roegadyn, Hellsguard
■ Gender... Female
■ Age... 19
■ Current Residence... The Goblet
■ Occupation... Personal Assistant, Intelligence Operative
■ Guardian Deity... Nymeia
■ Alignment... Neutral Good
■ Magic: Willow is a mage by birth and training. She practices an art not dissimilar to a mixture of conjury and thaumaturgy but is distinctly unique to her own people. She finds great pride and joy in her skills and works endlessly to better herself. She has a distinct affinity for ice magic but is proficient in a rather wide variety of techniques. However, unlike other mages, her people's emphasis on personal discipline and control has lead to her trading raw power for near unparalleled flexibility in aetherial manipulation.
■ Cooking and Food: From a young age Willow was trained in many useful skills, cooking being one of them. She considers her abilities in the kitchen to be her most well honed despite her prowess in the aetherial arts. However, few will argue her food is anything short of divine and she has a terrible habit of being quite a big eater. Frequently carrying snacks or planning her next meal, the only thing keeping her from a rotund figure is her dedication to magic.
■ Learning: Willow is an insatiably curious woman and takes great joy in finding out any sort of knowledge. This could be anything from the trick to better understanding a new spell, the secret ingredient to a favored dish, or merely what makes other people tick. This sometimes leads her to being accidentally thrown into less than ideal situations.
■ Her Friends: As cliche as it may be, Willow frequently holds others above herself. She takes great pleasure in bringing joy to others and tries her best to be a source of positivity and happiness in anyone she meets. She never visits a friend without something to bring along, be it a gift or a meal.
■ Ignorance: If there is one thing that would set Willow off it is willful ignorance. She views knowledge as one of the most important things in life and to deny that is borderline suicidal.
■ Immodest People: While she won't outright hate anyone for being boastful or crude, she will quietly plot the fall of one who claims to be above all others and frown at someone trying to make her blush.
■ Plain Food: After a venture into Gridania Willow was forcibly awoken to how lacking certain cultures can be in terms of culinary expertise. A bland dish is one of the quickest ways to put the woman in a sour mood.
■ Hot Weather: One of the primary reasons Willow dislikes being in Thanalan is her preference for the colder climates. Having been born on the Spine has left her being used to cooler airs. Expect her to complain if she's put out in the hot sun for too long.
■ Overly formal: One of the immediate things one may notice about Willow is she speaks in a very distinct and formal fashion. Even in casual conversation she keeps herself respectful and professional. She also rarely uses nicknames and prefers to use the name given rather than one she may have came up with for convenience.
■ Packrat: As previously mentioned Willow tends to pack things into her robes or coats, most often food. She is almost always over-prepared for just about anything.
■ Note Taker: Willow has a curious habit of writing down damn near everything that catches her attention. Be it a new recipe, a person's name, or just a conversation she overheard. Never know when it might be useful after all. She makes a point to rarely if ever let people read her notes however.
♥ In A Relationship: Willow is romantically involved with this character.
♥ Romantic Attraction: Willow is romantically interested in this character.
♥ Sexual Attraction Willow is physically interested in this character.
♥ Platonic Love/Family: Willow considers this person family.
♦ Friend: Willow considers this person her friend.
♦ Friendly Acquaintance: Willow considers this person mostly friendly, or as an ally.
● Good Standing: Willow has no specific feelings about this character, however they left a good impression.
● Neutral: Willow has no specific feelings about this character.
● Bad Standing: Willow has no specific feelings about this character, however they left a bad impression.
♠ Dislike: Willow doesn't consider this person a friend, and will talk if needed, but try to avoid them.
♠ Hate: Willow considers this person an annoyance, and will try to avoid them. Conflict can happen.
♠ Fear: Willow is terrified by this character, and will try to avoid them at all cost.
♠ Rivalry: Willow considers 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 Willow.
✔ Business: This character is either an Willow'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 Willow isn't fully aware of it yet.
The two met strictly on the basis of being mentor and student. As the moons passed, however, the two have forged a deep friendship and despite the massive difference in stature Willow considers Aanzo to be something of a surrogate paternal figure in her time in Eorzea.
Janelle and Willow have a relationship that the Roegadyn considers strange and unusual. They work well as allies but she can't help but be charmed by the woman's wit and words. Thankfully, it seems the feelings are not one sided, much to Willow's surprise.
Willow and Emrys have had a cordial relationship since they met, however recent developments have seen to her opinion of him deteriorating slightly. While she still considers him a friend she is justifiably wary of the man.
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!
■ "Ya know she was a fish butcher nae long ago, wonder 'ow she's doin'" - Heard around Limsa Lominsa
■ "She's always poking around the markets. Damn her and the gods that blessed her with such a figure for her diet!"
◢ Uncommon Rumors -A little more difficult to hear. Use sparingly or ask first!
■ "I once stole a glance at her notes... Bit of an artist she is. Of course it seems she fancies drawing this one miqo'te."
◢ Rare Rumors -Very rarely overheard. Please ask before using!
■ "She acts kind, but I saw with the sort of folks ya don't wanna meet in a dark alley once."
◢ Player Character Rumors -Feel free to add rumors of your own!
Personal RP Limits
■ Player comfort zonesIncludes mature, dark, or otherwise adult themes. The player behind Willow feels that the world is a dark, unforgiving place and roleplay should be handled accordingly.
■ Ask aboutBuilding plots and character death. Willow is considered mortal and as such is never exempt from the possibility of perma-death or other terrible fates. However I request it is within reason and not simply a bar fight gone south.
■ Player StipulationsWhile the typist is open to just about anything ERP is not a focus and will be declined.
■ Lore BendingThe typist is very lore abiding and recognizes bending only in the instances where there is reasonable suggestion for the bend being appropriate but simply under-supported or makes sense within the context of both FFXIV and FF as a series. The typist is very flexible but will not entertain thinly veiled attempts at playing high powered or otherwise Mary-Sueish characters.
■ 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.
Potential Plot Hooks
■ Seeing or overhearing something related to the magic club she runs, The Crystal Rose
■ Culinarian business or other things in that vein.