Kasi Nebuko

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Gridania-transparent.png Kasi Nebuko
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Gender Female
Race Miqo'te
Clan Keeper of the Moon
Citizenship Gridania
Age 32
Height
Weight
5 fulm
126 ponze (173 ponze armored)
Occupation Mercenary, trader, cook, bartender
Weaknesses Wheat allergy, partially illiterate, evasion
Alignment Lawful evil
Affiliations Twin Adders (Rank: Sergeant, retired)
The Mischief's Coven (Rank: Mob Boss)
Shroudwolf Clan (Rank: Wolf Pup)

Attributes

Like most Miqo'te, Kasi has an extremely keen sense of smell and hearing, as well as a significantly above-average sense of balance for her kind. Unlike most of her kind, she possesses a shocking amount of pure, brute strength, and is horrible at dodging and evasion.

Kasi has a severe allergy to wheat which borders on life-threatening. Eating any kind of wheat product can cause her to have difficulty breathing for several hours depending on the amount she consumes, which is potentially also accompanied by rash, vomiting, moderate itching, and a runny nose.

Kasi is partially illiterate, but can speak and understand 'Huntspeak,' a basic signaling language used between hunters and tribes in the Twelveswood.

Note: A rating of 5 is considered average for a Miqo'te Keeper of the Moon. Attributes range from 1 to a maximum of 10. These ratings are purely relative rather than absolute values.

Attribute Rating
Strength ★★★★★|★★★★★
Dexterity ★☆☆☆☆|☆☆☆☆☆
Constitution ★★★★★|★★☆☆☆
Intelligence ★★★★★|☆☆☆☆☆
Wisdom ★★★☆☆|☆☆☆☆☆
Charisma ★★★★★|★★☆☆☆

Physical Description

"Little thing looks like she could rip the arms offa some poor fella if she tried."
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Although fairly short and petite by Eorzean standards, this adult dark-skinned Miqo’te Keeper of the Moon manages to look at least a little imposing thanks to her black and silver heavy plate armor. She carries with her a large and imposing steel zweihander clasped to her backside which shows generous amounts of wear from use. While her top half is nearly completely covered in sturdy steel, her lower half places a bit more emphasis on movement with a simple deep violet skirt, black combat shorts underneath, and steel-plated leather thighboots. While her equipment is meticulously maintained, her gear shows a great deal of wear and is sporadically peppered with old, smudged blood stains. She appears to be carrying most- if not all- of her personal possessions with her on her back, which most notably features a cast-iron skillet.

What little skin she shows is impressively muscular- a result, no doubt, of extensive combat training in plate with heavy weapons. Her intense, red eyes peek out from under a rat’s nest of black unkempt hair, which is broken up by streaks of deep red amidst the short locks. Her face has a fair bit of grime and dirt to it, but is otherwise free of obvious injury or blemish, save for a streak of white warpaint that runs horizontally across her nose and halfway over her cheeks. Her lips are a lighter shade of black compared to her hair, and almost always formed into a relaxed smile. She's always chewing on something, which is occasionally replenished by the contents of a small satchel at her belt.

Personality & Motives

"Kin and family are everything. Never forsake them."

Cheerful, even-tempered, and calm under pressure, Kasi is a soldier through-and-through that thrives at being the eye of the storm. She is personable, friendly, and informal towards others, and can get along with nearly anyone- ally and enemy alike. While she is slow to anger or taunt, the one thing she cannot stand is a coward. She prides herself foremost on a reputation of being upfront and honest in all her dealings, and expects the same in return. When it comes to those she calls family and other Miqo'te, Kasi is the very definition of benevolent and even takes on protective and motherly qualities. She will put herself in harm's way without hesitation to defend them.

While most may not be given cause to suspect otherwise, Kasi is anything but a paragon of kindness and philanthropy. When it comes to the other races, she is coldly apathetic on first meeting, but not necessarily racist. She turns a blind eye toward slavery, drugs, torture, and murder, and even willfully profits by and supports such institutions. While she always keeps her word, she will only adhere to the strict interpretation of it- not necessarily to the spirit in which it was given. At best, she is true to her oaths, and at worst, she is an outright manipulative schemer that will not balk to take advantage of a situation at someone else's expense.

There is a feral, bloodthirsty side to Kasi that revels in the pain and suffering of others, but she often keeps it bottled up. When uncorked, her normally cheerful demeanor becomes a sick and twisted reflection. Her sadism finds expression most commonly in combat, where she can put her zweihander and obscene strength to the artistic task of horrifically dismembering and mutilating her enemies. In some cases, she has been known to choke opponents with her own bare hands and claim grisly trophies from fallen foes. Occasionally, she can be goaded into showing this savage side of herself, particularly if she needs to intimidate or make an example of someone. Thankfully, such cases are currently rare.

Kasi is primarily motivated by her dream of one day seeing the formation of a universal culture and nation of Miqo'te that puts family and kin above all else. To achieve this end, she pursues the lure of gil to fund such an enormous undertaking, and tries to convert others to follow her dream along the road. Kasi goes to great lengths to teach others the importance of kin and family, and that kin fighting kin, or family fighting family, is the most abominable thing of all. Kasi's goals are currently displayed most prominently in her role as a mob boss in the Mischief's Coven, where she fosters a strong Miqo'te following and is looked to as a leader of the family beside her mate.

History

"What doesn't kill you..."

Kasi's history is not a terribly storied one, though the account of it may be more interesting in the details if one were to ask her directly. As far as public knowledge goes, Kasi grew up in the South Shroud with a tribe of Miqo'te poachers who, at least at the time, were raising the children as a community family rather than father-mother-child units. As a result, she never really knew her parents short of a single encounter with a woman who claimed to be her mother. Kasi left the tribe as soon as she came of age, adopted her own surname, and joined the Twin Adders both as a means to get formal combat training as well as scrub her poaching record clean. Kasi took to the social challenges of being an outcast just as strongly as she did to the physical ones of being in the military, and looks back on the experience fondly as one of the defining moments of her entire life. She served 5 years in the Gridanian military before being honorably discharged.

Employment

"The first serving of jerky is always free. That's just good business."

Since her discharge from the Twin Adders about 12 years prior, Kasi has been self-employed as a contractor doing a fairly wide array of jobs, ranging from delivery to guard escort to bounty hunting. As long as the job has her traveling, there’s not much her fairly loose morals will bar her from doing if hired- the gil is just an added bonus. Even then, she does have her own personal code of ethics that she will not compromise even for a hefty weight in gil. She prides herself on her word, and won’t break her oath to anyone if she makes a promise. She also outright refuses to take any jobs that involve a Miqo’te target, as she intensely detests seriously fighting against her own kin. More than anything else, Kasi thirsts for challenge and competition when it comes to her work, and it drives her forward passionately even in the face of failure.

Today, Kasi still manages to spend some of her time running odd jobs and wandering the roads of Eorzea, from southern Thanalan to the northern wastes of Coerthas. She meets, and regularly trades, with many other travelers along the road, which has resulted in her having a fairly wide range of contacts all across the continent. She is somewhat famous on the road for her homemade jerky, which she often sells and trades. When not traveling the road, she can most often be found relaxing at the Mischief's Coven Tavern, and occasionally at the Shroudwolf Den.

Hobbies

"Nobody else cooks with or even touches that smoker. That's sacred ground for me."

As a former Twin Adder as well as tribal Keeper, Kasi is well-versed in wilderness survival and revels in the opportunity to travel the world and live off the land, along with the sense of freedom that brings. She even enjoys the chance to sleep wherever she can find solace, whether it be in a tent, a cave, or simply under the stars against a tree. Kasi is something of a grilling enthusiast and it would be a challenge to find her without her trusty cast-iron skillet close at hand. She also has access to a large smoker that was purchased for her by her clan, which she uses to mass produce her fairly famous homemade jerky. She also has a particular love of arm-wrestling, as well as any other strength-oriented games, and has a adoration for the art of bouting with anyone she can find who is willing. Kasi spends a fair amount of time staying in shape by running in the mornings in full armor and practicing with her zweihander against training dummies. Lately, she has started 'reading' children's books as she struggles to learn to read.

Chocobo Companion

"C'mon, Reaver! Let's go!"

'Reaver' is a snow-white Gridanian war chocobo brought up and raised in and for the cavalry units. Kasi and Reaver met for the first time several years into Kasi's tour of duty with the Twin Adders, and the two increasingly saw action together for patrols and border skirmishes during the escalating conflict with Garlemald. Originally, Reaver was on-loan to Kasi as standard-issue equipment for her unit, and while their first few missions together were fraught with friction, their bond was ultimately forged in war. When Kasi was honorably discharged after her five years of service with the Twin Adders, she was able to negotiate taking ownership of Reaver in lieu of pay. Reaver still dons his original Gridanian barding, although it has become somewhat patchwork over the years. Thanks in large part to Reaver, Kasi was able to make it along the road as a wandering mercenary and trader.

While Reaver can be finicky, eccentric, and even stupid at times, he does not scare easily and tends to be aggressive toward anyone he doesn't know- qualities for which he is prized. He is primarily fed greens and has a particular fondness of jerky as a special treat. He can often be found at Kasi's side when she is on foot and even at her side when in battle. As a trained Gridanian war chocobo, Reaver can be especially dangerous to foes in close quarters, and he also is able to use a few limited spells to support his owner.

Notable Equipment

Item Description
Iron Skillet Icon.png Cast-Iron Skillet This ancient, heavily used, and therefore heavily seasoned skillet, is always ready to sear a mouth-watering meaty meal. It usually is left hanging off the side of her pack, and commands a place as one of her most prized possessions. She is never without it.
Mythril Zweihander Icon.png Cleaver This zweihander has seen a great deal of action. The pommel grip is worn from constant use, the cross-guard is dented in places, and one side of the blade has a few chips missing. Dull blood stains mar the surface of the blade in a couple places. The other side of the blade appears to be a false-edge. The weapon is always sheathed to her backside or nearby, unless she is currently using it.
Wood Zweihander Icon.png Wooden Sword This simple wooden zweihander is fairly basic, worn from use, and adorns a place on her back below her halberd and Cleaver. She must bout often with it in order to justify carrying it around, but occasionally she can be found without it.
Ruranfullmask.png Broken Mask This broken mask is missing half of the whole. While it appears useless now for the purpose for which it was originally created, it apparently carries some degree of sentimental value to the owner.
Eternity Ring Icon.png Liliro's Ring Although Kasi often doesn't wear it on her hand due to being in full combat armor, she always keeps this sentimental ring close. It appears to have been hand-crafted with loving care.
Wolf Necklace Icon.png Friendship Locket One part of a whole, this part of the locket has a small illustration of a stick figure of a Lalafell on the interior.
Antelope Horn Icon.png Broken Xaela Horn This grim trophy appears to have been lopped off a Xaela's head.

Notable Relationships

Name Relationship Kasi's Remarks
Rhela Nebuko Sister, younger "My dear sister. Although just recently united, I see a lot of myself reflected in her- silent tendencies aside. She just takes a little bit of time to open up. She's determined to get as strong as she can- just like I am. She even has her first girlfriend now."
Liliro Liro Mate "Never intended to have a mate, but here I am. It's nothing like I expected, but that's not a bad thing. She's independent, driven, and ambitious, just like I am- and I'd have it no other way. We may often walk different paths, but we always come to meet in the middle. I love her."
K'toree Tohm Adopted Niece "Met her when she was just a kit along the road. I took her under my wing and taught her much of what she knows today. She sort of idolizes me, actually- it's no coincidence she does her hair like mine. She's grown a whole lot since then, though- she's a young woman now- but I still look after her."
Besheke Ma'iingan Friend "He's one of my clanmates from back at the Wolves. He's related somehow to Red- and I can believe it with how abrasive either of them can be. He seems to be trying to shape up lately. Still, he's a good drinking buddy all the same."
Cohno'ra "Conor" Vukoja Friend "First time I met him was on the road trading fish. Since then, I've kept running into him over time, up until he showed up on the front doorstep of the Coven. Now he's not only kin, but also family, and it seems like he's aiming to be a boss of his own. He sure does have it out for Z, though..."
Delkan "Gramps" Lenoxx Friend "Gramps finally put his history in the open when it was time for his rite of passage in the clan. While I'm sure many of my kin have their doubts and misgivings since he's an ex-slaver, I won't abide them disrespecting him. He's more than proven himself to me."
Irr’hosha Zhwan Friend "One of my sisters from the Shroudwolves. She's a bit more tribal than the rest of the lot, but I find it fairly interesting myself. She's something of a shaman- caring, inspired, and driven. She even has a bit of a playful side to her, too."
Izrikairin Rish Friend "I've met him out on the road more than a good few times. He's kin, but frankly he's got a few bolts loose. He's possessed or something- manners and attitude can shift between one of two on a gil. His old family abandoned him due to his madness- so, I told him to come to the Coven. I haven't seen him yet, but someday I hope he comes around."
Kailia Greenheart Friend "Found her with Tyll'a lost in the Shroud- apparently her tribe lived underground and she'd been separated and can't go back. We took her back to the Shroudwolves, and she's become family. She's still a kit, though- but she's learning pretty fast and eager to explore and see more of the surface world."
Mikh'al Lihzeh Friend "I've met him on the road more times than I can count- he's a bit of a loner and soft-spoken to boot. He's a bit of a wilderness healer, really- but he seems pretty happy with where he is."
Nauta "Red" Lyehga Friend "She might have an abrasive personality and no filter on speaking her mind, but while others- even in the clan- might look disdainfully upon it, I appreciate her candidness and unflinching resolve. Red is a fellow warrior to me, and one of my best friends, at that."
Tyll'a Starr Friend "Quiet fellow, and rarely has more than a few words to speak at a time, but he's helped me out more times than I can count. He's always enthusiastic when put to a task."
Y'rhenasi "Rhen" Jadel Friend "Purchased her debt from another fellow for the bar- never could ignore kin in trouble. She's since paid her debt off working for the Coven, and she started tutoring me to read and write."
Z'mona "Z" Talmarin Friend "Met him on the road- ended up saving his skin since he had a bounty on his head at the time, and I offered to erase it for him for a modest sum. Sneaky sort- small wonder he ended up at the Coven in the end. Now he's kin and family both. He's also got some incredible 15-year-old whiskey."
Kazukata Go Friend, tentative "Like many others, I met him on the road as a wanderer along with Sahja. He's a bit more... morally upstanding and idealistic, though- I don't think we'd agree on some topics. Still, he's a good fellow, and he ended up joining Azeyma's Oath next door to the Coven."
Sahja Maimhov Friend, rival "A fellow mercenary- so, naturally, we occasionally compete for the same jobs and rib each other when we cross paths on the road. She's a good sport, and while I don't think we'd ever seriously fight, I find myself often looking forward to the next time we have a showdown."
Narantu Dazkar Rival "Like two old warriors fighting on opposing sides of a war, we respect each other- and every time we meet, we try to eviscerate one another. Neither has managed to succeed yet, at least- but that thrill... it's intoxicating- liberating. I don't often allow myself the chance to cut loose, but with her, I do. It'll be a shame when one of us finally kills the other."
Mu Dhoro-kahkol Business Associate "Interesting fellow- he's worked through me to hire the services of the Coven probably a half-a-dozen times so far. He's obviously got his fingers in shady business to begin with- but, he pays well, and he's discreet."
Hikari Miyuki Business Associate "Hikari leads Azeyma's Oath, and they're next door to the Coven. I've worked with her more than a dozen times now to arrange for jobs and extra muscle when they need it. We even have the occasional social gathering. I have to say, I'm pleasantly surprised there is such a thing as a pragmatic paladin."
Kasi and Rhela
Kasi and Liliro

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