Born to I'behn Nunh and I'wren Venn, this daughter of a medium-sized sect of the I tribe grew up in Vylbrand. She can often be found dancing in the streets of Ul'dah, or working as a bartender at the Coeurl's Coffer.
Growing up the daughter of a Nunh proved to apply needless pressure to the Seeker, and she used dancing and her tribes love for reading the stars to help guide their hunts as well as their lives, and her love of swimming and water to mitigate the stress. She soon became adept at acrobatics, learning more skills as she grew, and has become proficient with aerial silks and hoops, as well as a number of dancing styles. Dancing did not fix her inherent issues, though it served to keep her sane. The third daughter of her family, her fathers traditionalism meant he were more inclined to arrange marriages for his daughters. A romantic, Shanna shirked the idea. I'behn Nunh encouraged reckless competition in his daughters - an encouragement which led to the Seeker almost drowning to death during a fight with her oldest sister. After this trauma, Shanna retreated into herself and allowed her father to arrange a marriage, much to her distaste. The betrothal did not go well.Shanna ran - and did not stop running until she had left Vylbrand and her tribe. Since then, she has been trying to make her life in Ul'dah, freeing herself of the constraints of the tribe. Though she has been in minimal contact with her family since, her father has made it clear that she is not to return until she agrees to marry and live as a Seeker woman should.
✔ Pale skin with a hint of peach, clearly well taken care of. Soft as silk and twice as enticing. Her hair falls in wild ebony waves, often tamed into something more manageable and sleeker unless one is waking up to her in the morning, in which case they might catch her unawares.
✔ Heart shaped face, bearing natural Miqo'te markings. Luminescent eyes of sea blue are flecked with greens and greys, framed with thick lashes. Her lips are a natural cherry red with a prominent cupids bow, plush and full. Her nose is slender and nicely shaped. Under certain lighting a minimal smattering of freckles upon the bridge of her nose becomes visible if one is looking hard enough. A decorative gem sits upon the centre of her forehead, though what meaning it bears is unknown.
✔ A professional dancer, Shanna's form is fit and slender. However, she is not unlike most of her Seeker sisters - at only 5 fulms exact, her hips are wide and her breasts full, giving her a nicely shaped hourglass figure. Her tail is long and often wrapped in jewellery such as thin chains, the very tuft of her tail plumed and well taken care of.✔ Outward appearance is important to Shanna. She will often use subtle makeup to enhance her looks or during performances. She also takes care to dress well, with never a speck of dirt upon her skirts nor a hair out of place. More often than not, you can find her using heeled boots to boost her height slightly.
Aspects That Stand Out:
✘ Being a traditional Seeker, I'shanna is always polite and respectful towards males, Miqo'te in particular - out of habit and bordering on servitude. Similar with other women; though she often finds herself as attracted to women as men, natural tribal life means that she considers them to be 'sisters'. She harbours no distaste for any of the other races, though she'll often make jokes about Hyur.
✘ Despite her traditional habits, Shanna has shirked tribal life and has dreams of moving on. A romantic, growing up as the daughter of a Nunh was not an easy life. She'll often find herself flustered though she tries her best not to show it when the subject of flirting approaches, and though she has a sensible head on her shoulders she has a very childish notion of what romance entails and will often find herself with 'schoolgirl' crushes.
✘ Shanna is openly friendly, chatty, and eager to help/please.
✘ She is incredibly secretive when it comes to herself, and plays down her talents as often as possible. As such, nobody knows the extent of her prowess with education, magicks, physical fighting or any other skills. This is the way she prefers it, always eager to surprise others - even if they won't be particularly impressed with the surprise. She will often state it gives her an advantage for others to see her as weak.
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