Nabi Kharlu

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Nabi Kharlu
Medicine Woman

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About
Name... Nabi Kharlu
Nicknames... Natse
Age... 27
Gender... Female
Race... Au Ra
Clan... Xaela
Orientation... Heterosexual
Marital... Single
Deity... Dusk Mother
Nationality... None
Occupation... Alchemist
Alignment... Lawful
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Nabi runs a stall peddling herbs and healing services, along with two Hingans on the streets of Kugane. She often has her nose buried in a book as she is always looking for new formulas and potions to concoct. She greets each customer that approaches with a bright smile, perhaps to make up for the usually aloof but polite Hingans that also man the stall.

Nabi keeps her jet black hair cropped short, else it would get in her way of her work. While she keeps herself adequately groomed and cleaned, her choices are made for practicality and comfort first and foremost. Her dark locks and sun-kissed complexion make her light golden eyes seem starkly pale in comparison, and her gaze is usually wont to look about her surroundings, ever curious. Her onyx scales mark her as Xaela, but aside from occasional tribal wardrobe, she does not seem to abide by the ways of the Xaela.

It is easy to see that she has a cheerful personality and has a youthful energy about her. She does not seem to care if one is Hingan, Doman, or a foreigner hailing from other parts of the world; she welcomes anyone looking for her services. She will converse easily and is happy to share stories, although she does not seem inclined to speak of her tribe.

Scars & Markings: A small but detailed scar, on her left shoulder.

Clothing: She prefers cottons, either comfortably loose robe or tunic and breeches, and comfortable leather boots. The boots that allow her toes to peek out are her favorites. When traveling to the Steppes, she prefers to wear a head scarf or a hood.

She also often carries a large sack with her, slung over her shoulder and back. It is usually filled with all sorts of unusual knickknacks, but those with a keen sense of smell could discern various herbs among her collections.

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Likes

  • Gaining knowledge on medicine and herbs - Her mother was one of the best healers of her tribe, and has taught Nabi all she knows of herbs and their medicinal properties since she was young. Nabi has since expanded her knowledge, and is always looking to study various materials for different uses.
  • Small things - Whether it be babies, dogs, fireflies, or tiny flower petals, she can't help but adore tiny beautiful things.
  • Outdoors - Despite the fact that she spends a lot of time indoors brewing potions, she tries to enjoy the outdoors as much as possible. She loves weather of all types, including rain and wind, unless it is unhealthy and unsustainable -- like the freezing cold.

Dislikes

  • Rigid Traditions - Her tribe and ancestors are known for their long standing heritage of war. It is why her mother risked her life to run away, and Nabi has a natural aversion to such strict culture.
  • Violence - Having been removed from the Kharlu tribe and being raised in the tranquil mercantile port city, Nabi has not been exposed to the violence people can inflict upon each other. She has treated wounds however that arises from such a conflict. While she is not a vocal opponent of it, the thought of such brutality frightens her.
  • Things that do not make sense - Nabi has a logical mind when it comes to healing and alchemy. She likes figuring out the mechanism of how things work physiologically which often drives her to try and find a medicinal solution to any ailment she comes across.


Fears

  • Being forced to return to her family's tribe - Nabi has only heard about her tribe from her mother, with very few memories still remaining. But she knows to return to them would be to return to a prison her mother risked everything to free her from. She has been warned by her mother never to reveal her origin to other Xaela in fear of this.
  • Being discovered by the Jhungid - Long standing antagonism between the Kharlu and the Jhungid is well known to her. While she has never met a Jhungid, she believes that if they were to know her own tribe, they would kill her out of tradition.
  • Drowning - She fell off a boat when she was very young and nearly drowned. While she is an excellent swimmer, she still has nightmares now and then about drowning.

Quirks

  • Favorite Hobby - Drawing herbs, flowers, and sources of reagents. She likes keeping notes on medicines which includes pictures of how to find them in nature.
  • Forward - When she is curious about something, she rarely recognizes people's personal space or privacy. It may come from her practice as a healer. It can come across as socially awkward.
  • Enthusiastic - Nabi is easily excited and her energy sometimes seems boundless. When she gets an idea in her head, she is quick to act upon it, although sometimes she may come to regret it later. This is especially the case if the matter is of greater importance.
  • Guileless - She often says what she thinks, and her emotions show easily upon her face. She readily believes people at their word.
  • Optimistic - Nabi has an optimistic outlook on life, which allows her to easily forgive, forget, and hope for the best.

Color Key
In A Relationship: Nabi is romantically involved with this character.
Romantic Attraction: Nabi is romantically interested in this character.
Sexual Attraction Nabi is physically interested in this character.


Platonic Love/Family: Nabi considers this person family.
Friend: Nabi considers this person her friend.
Friendly Acquaintance: Nabi considers this person mostly friendly, or as an ally.


Good Standing: Nabi has no specific feelings about this character, however they left a good impression.
Neutral: Nabi has no specific feelings about this character.
Bad Standing: Nabi has no specific feelings about this character, however they left a bad impression.


Dislike: Nabi doesn't consider this person a friend, and will talk if needed, but try to avoid them.
Hate: Nabi consider this person an annoyance, and will try to avoid them. Conflict can happen.
Fear: Nabi is terrified by this character, and will try to avoid them at all cost.
Rivalry: Nabi consider 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 Nabi.
Business: This character is either an Nabi's employer, employee, or coworker.
Deceased: This character has passed away.
? Complicated: Nabi may feel one or more of the feelings above, it's complicated.

Characters

Chanai Kharlu ( ) (NPC) - Departed Mother
Remembered fondly by Nabi, her mother was the only true family she has known and remembers to this day. She taught Nabi much of what she knows about herbs and medicines of Othard. She passed away five years ago but is still regarded favorably by her Hingan neighbors, including Yoshinari and Mimiyo.
Yoshinari Naeuri ( ) (NPC) - The Onery Uncle
A Hingan Hyur in his mid-fifties, runs a stall in Kugane that sells various herbs and spices. He lets Nabi occasionally help out, as she also peddles her medicinal herbs there as well. It is a mutually beneficial business relationship, since her cheery disposition usually attracts more customers to the stall than his cranky demeanor. Nabi calls him 'uncle' as a term of endearment, to which he complains overly much.
Mimiyo Naeuri ( ) (NPC) - The Nosy Aunt
Wife to Yoshinari, the woman loves to poke her nose into everything, including the business, the gossips of other merchants, and also that of Nabi's. Nabi calls her 'aunt' in an affectionate way.
Temulun Kharlu ( ) (NPC) - Kin Long Forgotten
Brother to her mother, Nabi remembers him only by name and vague images in her memory. He was always a frightening figure of an Au Ra, and to a young girl of six winters, he was the most intimidating figure whom everyone in the tribe respected. His name still frightens her to this sun, but she has not heard or spoken of him in years.
Elam Grave ( ) (PC) - Business Man
A Highlander representing a company called Stonesthrow Consortium from Eorzea, he has shown keen interest in some of Nabi's concoctions. He broached the subject of Nabi working at least in part for his employer and has offered her what seems like a lucrative deal. She has declined his offer, but has agreed to at least accept him as a client for a few potion requests.
Grant Yaeger ( ) (PC) - Stubborn Knight
Nabi met this Ishgardian knight when he approached her stall for directions. She has encountered him a few more times, each time finding his considerate attitude toward well being of others clashing with his apathetic demeanor in general. But she has recently discovered the reason for his unwavering goal to go to the Steppe, which has left her with conflicted feelings about the man in general.

More Characters

Tserende Valqirelle ( ) (PC) - The Trusted
He was the first to answer her new advertisement for a guard, but since then, he has become a much more important figure in her life. She has come to appreciate his discerning eye, his wry humor, and his courteous ways, but even more so his ever comforting presence. He has come to her aid more than once, and she would like to believe that it is out of something more than his sense of duty as a hired guard. Recently, she somehow managed to stammer out what he means to her in a round about way, and to her surprise, he returned her sentiment despite his reserved nature. She does not know what comes next, only that there is a flutter of both nervousness and joy in her stomach at the thought.
Kiyokage Mizuhiki ( ) (PC) - The Determined
A friend of Tserende, she initially met him when he agreed to accompany both of them to the Steppe. Since then, she has become used to his brusque nature and even his crude humor, perhaps even fond of it, for she knows there is an earnest man beneath it all who is driven to find his own purpose. He does seem to always be surrounded by trouble and violence, and his latest revelation of his company makes her worry for his safety and well-being.
Shael Stormchild ( ) (PC) - Troubled Smuggler
A Highlander from the west who visited her stall seeking medicines, Nabi sensed something troubling about the woman's well-being. She tried to help the her as best as she could, but only ended up getting duped and lured out into the Steppe and stranded there. She suspects that the woman was also responsible for robbery and vandalism of her stall, causing her to lose a great deal of medicines and supplies. Due to a strange twist of fate, Nabi was then called upon to heal her when she was found with a broken arm and hand, and since then, Shael seems to be making some effort to be at least reluctantly cooperative with the Xaela's efforts to heal her.
Stalwart Sentry ( ) (PC) - Generous But Aloof
Nabi encountered him on one of her usual trips to the Umineko Tea House, where upon the end of the day, they just sold the last of their dango, much to Nabi's disappointment. But the customer in front of her, a pale haired man, elected to give her his order instead. She thanked him and tried to strike up a conversation, but he departed soon after, seemingly distracted. She has seen him a few more times at the Tea House and has greeted him cheerfully, but he does not seem to be the talkative type. At least not to her.
Ghoa Mankhad ( ) (PC) - Refined Lady
Nabi met this beautiful Xaela woman as she approached her stall looking for specific potions. Nabi saw Ghoa for everything she herself was not: a beautiful, refined, worldly woman. She instantly admired the fact that she seems to know how to say just the right thing. Being that Nabi also knows very few Xaelas in general, and a female no less, Nabi hopes Ghoa visits her stall again in the near future.
Anchor Saltborn ( ) (PC) - Grumpy Pirate
Nabi has paid the Ruby Tithe to this foul tempered Confederate pirate for passage across the seas a few times. She also had hired him once to try and obtain a rare antenna from a giant mothra creature in Yanxia. The mission was a failure but she paid him anyway; he also accepted her healing begrudgingly. Despite his irritable demeanor, she tries to keep a cheerful outlook around him and knows that he will give his best, even if in the most reckless manner, once he is hired to do a job.
Some of these rumors are untrue, speculation, or are greatly exaggerated. Please feel free to add your own rumors under the Player Character category!

NPC

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◢ Common Rumors - Easily overheard. Use these freely!

    "Nabi? She's always bumping into people, her head buried in a book." -- Sekiseigumi guard
    "Oh, I wouldn't go to that girl for healing. She asks for unusual things in return." -- an old Kugane resident
    "She always stops on by for tea and some treats." -- Tea vendor

◢ Uncommon Rumors - A little more difficult to hear. Use sparingly or ask first!

    "Her mother brought her to Kugane when she was but a wee thing! Look at her now, all grown up and running her own clinic." -- Kugane silk vendor
    "She doesn't have to go to the Steppe herself for what she needs, but sometimes she insists!" -- an adventurer
    "Peculiar girl. I've seen her randomly pluck a leaf from a tree and chew it." -- Thavnairain guard

◢ Rare Rumors - Very rarely overheard. Please ask before using!

    "She concocts her own medicine. Kami knows what are in some of them. I heard she's traded with the Bolir. And we know what they peddle." -- Kugane herbal vendor
    "I asked her about that scar on her shoulder once. She went all quiet and covered it up immediately." -- Kugane customer
    "She never had friends her own age while growing up here. But she's always been bubbly, even all by herself." -- Mimiyo Naeuri

PC

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◢ Player Character Rumors - Feel free to add rumors of your own!

    "Infuriatingly nice. Annoyingly cheerful. Incessant rambler. ... Pretty good healer though. Don't mess with her else you mess with me. Got that?" Highlander wearing some fly shades
    "Add rumor here." Name
    "Add rumor here." Name

Stories are in chronological order.


Personal RP Limits

I will play mature content and themes (violence, sexuality, drug / alcohol use) as long as they're logical in a plot-driven encounter. Coarse and excessive language. Temporary injury and incapacitation. Temporary imprisonment. Most walk-up encounters.
Ask about long-term and/or permanent injury and disfigurement. Long-term captivity or imprisonment.
I won't play permanent character death or rape plots.
RP Hooks
■ She is always looking for adventurers and bodyguards to help her gather some unusual materials and ingredients across the Ruby Sea that are found in the Steppes and Yanxia.
■ She is known by word of mouth as an unusual healer/alchemist, but one that will usually take in strangers and the like for little or no money.
■ Some say that she will offer healing or goods if one is willing to be a test subject for her experimental medicinal herbs. Rumors suggest that the side effects vary, and while not dangerous, some have been rather peculiar.
■ Members of the Kharlu tribe may recognize her features as being very similar to a skilled medicine woman that left the tribe over two decades ago.
Disclaimer
■ 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.
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