Izanami Tatewaki

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 Izanami Tatewaki
Stoic Swordmaiden
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OOC Character Information
Main Job(s): Paladin
Main Tradeskill: none
Preferred Role: Tank
Server: Balmung
Alignment: Neutral Good
Reputation: Unknown
Occupation: Swordmaiden
Education: had a private tutor, well educated in Raen and Doman subjects
Marital Status: Single, not looking
Sexuality: Queer
Guardian: Azeyma, the Warden
Free Company
Aethertide Ventures
Items Carried
a satchel that typically contains a water skin, travel rations, a length of rope, a fire-starting kit, a purse of gil, and a utility knife
Race: Au Ra
Clan: Raen
Age: 26
Height: 4 fulm 11 ilm.
Weight: 110 ponze.
Eyes: Bright Emerald Green with slightly darker limnal rings
Hair: Jet Black, green highlites in certain lighting
Complexion: Pale Jade Green
Physical Build: Lean Muscle, Slim
Notable Features: Unknown
   Martial Prowess
   Magic Affinity

Youngest child of the Tatewaki family, sworn protectors of the Matsumoto’s in the Village of Pine. Raised and trained from a young age to be both a gentle lady and a fierce wielder of steel, her way of life as she knew it came to an abrupt end at the young age of eighteen. Almost a decade has passed, and she has made her way to Eorzea to try to start anew. Burdened with the ghosts of her past, this swordmaiden is trying to forge herself a new life in a strange land.


Appearance & Personality

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Nature & Demeanor

Nature & Demeanor

Demeanor: Izanami holds herself somewhat apart, keeping her emotions tightly bottled and only occasionally allowing anything beyond a small smile or frown disturb her features to give any indication of her mental state. She is a quiet person, preferring to let others speak and only adding when she feels she has something important to say.

Nature: She is a singularly focused woman. She pursues her causes or goals relentlessly, and will let nothing stand in her way. That does not mean she is incapable of patience, quite the opposite. She can focus on a goal and play the long, waiting game to be in position for the optimum moment to secure her preferred outcome.

Religious Beliefs: Izanami holds the traditional Au Ra beliefs in the Dawn Father and Dusk Mother, as well as believing that when she dies, she will join her deceased family in watching over any progeny.

Notable Features

Notable Features

Common Appearance: She is meticulous in her appearance: her hair always groomed and glossy, skin clear and free from excess cosmetics aside from a touch of color on her lips and kohl on her eyes. Her clothing is well-pressed and clean. She stands with a straight back and maintains good posture. There is often the subtle scent of jasmine on her skin.

Scars & Markings: Izanami's wrist scales are worn down and devoid of detail in a roughly 4 inch area between her hands and forearms. She bears multiple whip-scars on her back, legs and upper arms, as well as other signs of physical abuse.

Voice: Though her natural pitch is in the middle to high range, she pitches her voice lower when speaking. She has a mild Doman accent, which is more noticeable when speaking for long periods of time.

Clothing: Izanami's personal clothing is always well-tailored, and made of quality materials, regardless of whether she is dressed in every day wear, armor, or fancy dress.




  • Tea
  • Finely made clothing
  • Swordplay
  • Well-crafted armor
  • High-end wines
  • Keeping Busy


  • Beer
  • People with poor manners
  • Garleans


  • Color: Green
  • Food: Pickled radish
  • Beverage: Green Tea
  • Scent: Jasmine
  • Weapon: Doman Sword
  • Season: Spring


Having grown up in a small Raen village, her predjudices run in the same vein as any who live in an insular community. She sees Xaela as uncultured, backwards people. Due to some personal history, Garleans strike a particularly nasty chord in her heart.




  • Quick Learner
  • Intelligent
  • Level-headed
  • Patient
  • Able to make quick decisions
  • Polite


  • small, and while she trains daily to overcome her physical limitations, she'll never be incredibly strong.
  • no great magic proficiency, and has not been trained at all in its use.
  • She's very proud and doesn't like to ask for help.
  • She suffers from PTSD.
  • She's incredibly guarded, and does not open up to new people easily.


  • Proficient: Doman style sword, Doman style polearm
  • Capable: Eastern style martial arts, Western style sword and shield
  • Fair: Throwing knives, longbow

People & Places

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Romantic Attraction Attraction Platonic Love Family Business Deceased Positive Negative Neutral Unsure


Khyran Oisin ( ) - Free Company Leader
After an initially bad impression after a brief run-in in the slums of Ul'dah, Izanami's opinion of this scrawny man changed for the positive when he invited her to join his company and promised to keep her secret. He keeps going up in her esteem, having helped her deal with the aftermath of a particularly nasty void attack by a posessed girl during a mission for Aethertide.
Eduard Harlow ( ) - Captain of Aegis
H'aku Tsesa ( ) - Capable Merchant
Defiant Bride ( ) - Young and naive
Fabebe Bebe ( ) - Smol and angry
Sokhatai Urumet ( ) - That Rude Xaela
Her first meeting with Sokhatai went quickly downhill as he called her rudely by her tribe rather than just about any other polite manner of address. He continued to dig a hole (in her eyes) by insisting it was -she- who was in the wrong, and not he. There is currently an uncomfortable negative tension whenever the two are nearby, which is only going to be complicated by her recent promotion in their division in the company



Common Rumors
Use freely.

  • "That green Au Ra? She's a pretty girl, that, but don't she turn ya down ever-so-nicely. Pity." -Quicksand Patron
  • "She's very dedicated to learning our skills, you know. I'd say she could master 'em real quick too if she didn't want to hold her sword so funny." -Gladiator Trainer

Uncommon Rumors
Use sparingly.

  • "You know, she's always wearing such nice things, but the jobs she takes can't possibly pay for that kind of quality." -Keen-eye'd Mercenary

Rare Rumors
Please ask before using.

  • "I heard she flipped out in a tea shop! She was with a couple other Raen, men, and she was crying, and then suddenly there was a knife! I don't think anybody got hurt, though." -Friend of a friend who's brother works at a tea shop

PC Rumors

"She's strong, loyal, and brave. I'm honored to work with her. I only hope she stays strong- the places she's had to go and the things she's had to deal with have left many burdens in her."~Khyran Oisin

"Miss Izanami? She's very strong... I-I mean, in terms of her character? I find myself hoping to become more like her."~Defiant Bride


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Izanami is candid about her status in Eorzea as a refugee, but will always make excuses or change the topic if anybody pries too much into her life before arriving in Ul'dah, though she does make vague references to growing up in a small village in Doma. From her education and the way she holds herself, one can make the safe assumption that she grew up well-off.

This is a link to her In-Character Journal. All information contained within is considered OOC unless we have worked out your access to it.


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OOC Information

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Mild to moderate injury is quite alright, but any deep wounds or lasting damage must be cleared with me OOC first.

Hooks & RP Favorites

Hooks & RP Favorites
Izanami spends a lot of time in Ul'dah, being that she currently makes her residence at the Quicksand. She can be found in the fountain court relaxing during the heat of the day, in one of the tea houses in the city, at the weavers guild, at the Gladiator's guild, or off on errand for the Adventurer's guild.

As a member of Aethertide Ventures Free Company, she can frequently be found in the vicinity of the Golden Bazaar, and at the Drunken Moogle Pub (Ward 4, Plot 8 Lavender Beds) on Tuesday nights.

External Links

External Links