|Citizenship||Gridania (currently based in Limsa Lominsa though)|
Rilya Oroa is a student of the arcane arts, the latest in a long line of Wildwood practitioners from Ala Mhigo.
Born in Ala Mhigo, Rilya was the only child of a pair of Master Arcanists. She was only 6 years old when the Garlean Empire solidified its hold on the city-state and she was the only member of her family to survive the chaos and violence surrounding the invasion. She was taken by other Elezen refugees and fled to the Black Shroud, where she was taken in by a childless couple. Her adoptive mother was an accomplished goldsmith with strong connections to the guild in Ul'dah and her adoptive father a retired Lieutenant of the Order of the Twin Adder. She apprenticed with her adoptive mother and still tinkers in the craft from time to time, but it is not a passion for her.
Young as she was at the time of its fall, she has ever been driven to do her part to retake Ala Mhigo. So at last she made her way to Limsa Lominsa to join the Arcanists Guild, taking up her family craft in the hopes of wielding it for the benefit of whatever resistance remains in Ala Mhigo...
She is reserved, thoughtful, intelligent, empathetic, and kind. She also lacks confidence, is not always honest with her feelings, and is not the most courageous person. Yet her dogged determination to overcome her own shortcomings to do her part to help Ala Mhigo drives her to persist well beyond her comfort zone.
The Arcanist Guild; loose affiliations with the Goldsmiths Guild; newly joined the Order of the Twin Adder. In spite of her fondness for Limsa Lominsa where she spends her time these days, when her skills were sufficient that she could join a Grand Company, it was the Order her adoptive father had so proudly served that called to her.
IC: Currently located in Limsa Lominsa, training with the Guild and occasionally traveling to Gridania to visit her adoptive parents and assist the Order of the Twin Adder. Re the timeline, Rilya is still in the midst of the events of ARR.