"Can't escape the ticking of time... so live each day to its fullest!"
|Nicknames||Mell, Merry Mell Bell|
|Occupation||Waitress / Entertainer|
|Guardian Deity||Nophica, the Matron|
- Time Zone: CET - Poland
- Nationality: Canadian-Polish
- Server: Omega
- FC: None
- Lodestone: Meriell Bell
- Additional Characters: Shin Nelhah, Rinako Ura, Black Forest, Rorosa Rosa, Odette Veaureaux, Zetoh'a Velshado, Bernadette Bearclaw
Meriell Bell, usually going simply as Mell, is a Lominsan barmaid, ex-Maelstrom, mostly known for her larger than life personality.
After leaving the Maelstrom, she started her career as a barmaid at the Bismarck back in Limsa Lominsa; which later got her to work in Thanalan and later on even in the Mists; her loving and outgoing personality being selling point for such a profession. Very likable and having a gift to interact with customers, she got employed at Club Lustre as the head waitress and chatelaine, in charge or organizing events and social gatherings. Due to some unfortunate events, she left the Club and after some time alone, she joined the Astral Crusaders as a waitress, and as an adventurer; seeing it as an opportunity to brush-up on her fighting skills as well as get back to her beloved customers.
Cheery and kind to everyone, she is the life of any party or gathering, genuinely wanting to make sure that everyone has a good time and that no one gets ignored or bored. Due to her hyperactivity, it’s not uncommon to see her switching topics at random, or even getting herself lost and confused by her own speed. Her mouth is definitely faster than her brain which often got her in trouble, despite the good intentions behind her words.
A simple lass, who takes pleasure in the small things in life. She is very easy to befriend and she would never turn anyone down or a good conversation.
The first thing anyone can notice immediately, and say to best describe Meriell, is her personality.
Limitless energy, hyper-active and always on the go; accompanied by a winning smile and a very cheerful demeanor, it is not possible to hate the girl. By default she is a very happy person and an optimist, which she easily infects her friends with.
Cheery and out-going, she has an easy time befriending anyone that crosses her path, unless they simply refuse to be friends with her. To her, everyone is a friend and an ally, and she’d never turned anyone down. Very quick to trust however, she often gets into trouble for placing her faith in certain individuals but it never put her off or made her learn her lesson; she still continues talking to strangers despite getting burnt in the past.
She is a very energetic girl who appears to never run out of fuel and will be all over the place at the same time. She enjoys talking and meeting new people, and her open personality allows her that easily. Learning about the different races, or even culture is one of her biggest hobbies so she feels naturally drawn to foreigners or even peculiar looking individuals; and she has no shame to approach them on the street with her questions. A big fan of fun and games, she can be often seen playing in the company’s front yard, or doing other outdoor activities.
Due to her age, she is perhaps seen as naïve, but there is more than meets the eye. She is definitely not thoughtless and can understand if she is being used or manipulated. The benefit of being such a friendly person, means that she is capable of extracting information from people easily without them even noticing. They often don’t see her as a threat or anyone of great matter that can cause harm. Her smile and cheery nature seem to easily fool many.
One of Meriell's biggest traits which is immediately noticeable at first glance, is her award winning smile.
Meriell is quite tall for her kind, standing at a full 170cm. She is of a slender build and a lean figure with a strong physique. Despite her very feminine and girly looks, she is very sturdy and physically capable; all coming from her upbringing as well as her years in the Maelstrom, as well as her love for all sorts of outdoor activities. Being a very active person, it made her extremely agile and limber, despite her love for sweeties. Meriell always walks with a light air about her, a cheerful smile always on her face and appearing to be accepting of everyone around her as well as inviting with her warm demeanor
She has thick, light brown, shoulder-length hair in a convenient small bob, which wraps at her cheeks, giving her a slightly more juvenile look. Soft and bright big blue sapphire eyes, always with a glint of excitement and wonder in them. She has a very gently sun-kissed complexion thanks to working outdoors for extended periods of time. On her chin, she sports a small beauty mark. However, she isn’t one for makeup and wears absolutely none of it unless it is required due to work as a waitress or while on stage.
For clothing, she enjoys bright and warm colours, going from sunny oranges to deep reds and even vibrant pinks. Not shy to show skin but still rather modest with her attire, she'd often wears skirts or even dresses when the weather allowed it. However, for personal convenience and considering how hyperactive she is, she prefers trousers. She does enjoy jewelry and other accessories and often wears earrings or some pendants just to adorn her plain clothes and add more flare to them. In her hair, she quite often wears big bows or even flowers. An enthusiast of foreign cultures, it is not uncommon to see her wearings garments from the Far East.
Many years ago, she formed part of the Maelstrom but it was for a very brief moment of her life, despite being groomed for it since birth. Her tasks were mainly assisting with stopping petty crimes and also taking care of refugees. Her soft spot were for the suffering children, and despite helping them, she wasn’t able to handle the pain well. Behind her family's back, Meriell worked part-time at the Bismarck back in Limsa Lominsa for a few years as a waitress and wannabe cook, very often observing the cooks in the kitchen and offering help whenever they were short on staff. She was very helpful and always available to come in whenever help was needed. It was a job that brought her happiness and satisfaction, unlike the Maelstrom. Thus, she decided to leave the Maelstrom and lead a very simple life, continuing her career as a waitress at the Bismarck.
Truly liked by other employees and customers, she was the apple in the eye for many and even became the reason for many returning customers. Despite her popularity, she was moved to Thanalan to the Coffer & Coffin tavern by her employer, saying that it was for her to gain more experience in a more unfriendly environment; the entire goal to harden her a bit. Things did not go too smoothly and with some help from new friends, she traveled to the Shroud where she found work at The Bobbing Cork. She settled there for a long period, her reputation always surpassing her.
Every now and then she started hosting some small events to gather more potential customers. She’d often organize small dances or even more grand spectacles, and very often she’d be the entertainer for the evening. An accomplished dancer and acrobat, she developed a new hobby while dancing on stage and she still managed perfectly the balance between being a waitress and entertainer. With such a good reputation, she was offered a job at Club Lustre, which was an exclusive club for the higher classes in Limsa Lominsa; meant to please the most demanding, with great food and entertainment as well as offer an amazing environment to socialize. She was the first waitress to join and quickly became a star employee, getting promoted instantly to head waitress and chatelaine of the establishment. The tasks were harder and much more demanding, but it seemed the harder they were, the more joy it brought her. She was tasked with overseeing the entire staff as well as organizing grand events on a weekly basis. She would still perform for the guests on rare occasions, but her main focus was to assist the other employees as well as the owner.
The Hyur, at first sight, might not appear to be a fighter, but having a good look at her, she definitely appears to be able to handle her own in a fight. Powerful legs and strong arms, she could definitely pack up a punch and she wouldn’t hesitate to get aggressive if required, especially if it meant helping her loved ones. Being born in a family fully dedicated to the Maelstrom, she was groomed from birth to join their ranks, as her older sister and father already had. Day in and day out she'd be training sword-fighting, bowman skills as well as her condition and physique.
Finally, having serve in the Maelstrom for little over a year, she became a really skilled bow-woman and also very good at hand-to-hand combat. A good eye and stable arms, she is able to take down enemies standing far away with a single arrow if taken the time to prepare. She can wield a sword but she finds it barbaric and an easy way to get hurt. Another reason for it, is she does not want to have any eye contact with the enemies while in combat as it always fills her with guilt. Thus, the bow will always triumph over all other weapons, which is her most treasured possession to this day. If she cannot attack from a long distance and needs to be involved heads on, she will resort to using her own fists and kicks to fend off enemies. She is a very good acrobat, able to climb walls, trees, crawl through tight ducts with ease, or even cliff-sides. She does not mind getting her hands dirty and will gladly to the manual labour in any missions if necessary. She is more of a physical person than magic-oriented, and it is still unclear and unknown if she can use magic in big extents.
Due to her ex, Thorir Ryder, she had taken up sword-fighting, and just like him, choosing a katana as the blade. At his behest, she started training every single day to get better, wanting to impress him as well as to get better herself. Always being one for long-ranged combat, she saw it as a benefit to learn close combat, wanting to be more useful to the company as well as to her loved ones, able to protect them when the day would come. However, with him leaving the Respite, she turned her attention towards Kathir Ragewind, knowing that he would gladly continue her teachings.
- Vibrant colours
- Girly accessories
- Mother nature
- Spicy and fragrant foods that can stink up a room
- Anything of foreign origin
- Filthy places or establishments
- Big, crowded cities
- Stiff and rude people
- All outdoor activities
- Dancing the evening away
- Loves cooking meals for family and friends
- Puzzles. She adores the challenge of arranging the small pieces and it keeps her busy for hours
- Everything and anything Doman
- A good singer and dancer; an accomplished entertainer all around. She'd often provide entertainment for others
- Easily makes friends with her bubbly nature
- Well developed athletically with amazing endurance and stamina