P E R S O N A L I T Y
Demeanor: First and foremost, Sounsyy is a survivor. Her first war, she fought at the age of eleven - a child soldier of the Ala Mhigan Resistance. At fifteen, she achieved glory on the Bloodsands. By twenty-five, Sounsyy served as an officer in the Lominsan Armada. Those who know anything of her past often jest that she is Thal's daughter, and Thal does not want her back. To strangers, Sounsyy can be unnecessarily sharp-tongued, but to her friends you will never find a more loyal or giving heart. If you met Sounsyy in a social setting, you might think her introverted or closed-mouth, and you'd be mostly correct. But as a captain on the field of battle, she wields sword and shield and voice with irrefutable authority.
A P P E A R A N C E
I N V E N T O R Y
Home: After the Calamity washed away her bungalow on Tiger Helm Island, Sounsyy has converted the Captain's Cabin of her Lominsan, frigate-built brigantine, the Roehmerl, into her new home. Most of her personal items salvaged from the remains of Tiger Helm are kept here.
On the port wall, below a section where the tapestries parted was a small vanity mirror and chest of drawers. If the chest contained any sundries at all, they were all tucked away from sight. The opposite, starboard wall possessed no additional furniture, adorned only by the tapestries. Finally, against the entrance on one side of the door sat a smallish armoire, its wood matching that of her desk and vanity. A wine rack occupied the opposite side of the door. Only a few bottles adorned the furnishing. There was no bed or cot to be seen inside the cabin. If Sounsyy slept here, it was not immediately evident where.
I N T E R A C T I O N S
H I S T O R Y
T H E 7 T H
Before the Calamity, the 7th Levy Infantry was a small unit of the Thalassocratic Navy's 3rd Squadron. Tasked with patrolling the Straight of Merlthor and the surrounding coasts, the 7th Levy's orders were to occupy and hold the region surrounding Iron Lake. Camp Iron Lake acted as a forward operations center in the Maelstrom's campaigns against the Kobold, while also serving as a first line defense from Garlean forces seeking to infiltrate further south into La Noscea. Shortly before the Levy's demise, Storm Captain Sounsyy Mirke was given orders to safeguard supply caravans and civilian pilgrims moving through the area.
According to Captain Mirke's official report, on the 22nd Sun of the 5th Umbral Moon, a Garlean invasion force attacked the Iron Lake Garrison. As per orders, the 7th Levy held their position against the attack, sustaining heavy losses. Forty-three men and women of the 7th were found among the dead. Those lost were put to sea in the Straight of Merlthor. The remaining seventeen members of the 7th Levy were recalled to Limsa Lominsa and placed on administrative leave. Captain Mirke faced court martial and removal of rank pending criminal charges. However, when the Maelstrom's forces were amassing on the Flats of Carteneau, the 7th Levy returned to active service per Commander Iyrnlahz Sylbahctsyn's orders. Eleven men and women of the 7th were reported killed in action or are currently missing in action, presumed dead, including Levy Captain Sounsyy Mirke.-Maelstrom Official Records, Year '02 of the Seventh Umbral Era
T H E R O E H M E R L
Sources within Ul'dah's Sultansworn confirm that former MIA Levy Captain Mirke suffered severe physical and mental trauma during the Calamity and was admitted into long-term hospitalization at Frondale's Phrontistery. Upon making suitable recovery, Levy Captain Mirke was transferred to Warmwine Sanitorium to complete her recovery under Maelstrom supervision. Captain Mirke has since been readmitted into the Maelstrom and pardoned of pending court marshal for desertion, reckless endangerment, and war crimes. Commander of the 3rd Squadron, Sabine Gavronchette granted Mirke command of the 3rd Squadron's 8th Levy Tactical Operations Unit and control over the Thalassocratic Navy's frigate-built brig, the Roehmerl. Levy Captain Mirke has been ordered to carry out sensitive tactical operations on Thanalan soil while maintaining the cover of protecting trade lines in the Straight of Merlthor. The 8th Levy has been outfitted with trusted veterans to aid her in this endeavor.
C R I M I N A L R E C O R D
((If your character is Brass Blade or Sultansworn, please feel free to have IC knowledge of Sounsyy's Criminal Record.))
G R I N D S T O N E
A martial competition held near Fresca's Wash, overseen by Arbiter Warren Castille.
Grindstone Records award competitor-alias "Mirke" with crowning three consecutive championships and over twenty individual victories against other fighters before finally being defeated by competitor Leanne Delphium. But not before news of Mirke's unyielding determination and martial feats swept through Ul'dah, resulting in a couple of young fighters posting notes in the Quicksand challenging her to private duels to test their mettle. This has also brought on the unwanted attention of other factions such as the Turks, the Brass Blades, the Sultansworn, and the Adventurer's Guild. Such infamy comes with its own price.
R E D L O T U S
Levy Captain Mirke received an oddly shaped parcel while sleeping one morning in the Coral Tower. Upon opening the package, Sounsyy discovered a small, crimson gemstone bearing an intricate carving of an Ala Mhigan Fighting Fish, along with a letter signed by one "Sisters of the Red Lotus." Having no sense or manipulation over anything aetherial, the gemstone appeared to be just that. Sounsyy, having no other use for it, has since taken to using it as a paperweight and carries it with her in her pack. She had intended to delve deeper into the mystery of who these "Sisters of the Red Lotus" were, but recent events within the Maelstrom have caused the letter to slip from her mind entirely.
((Perhaps some wayward adventurer will reignite that hunt for answers?))
E C H O
((In this section, I'll be posting small segments of story from Sounsyy's past. If your character is an Echo user and you want to use the Echo on Sounsyy, let me know and I will direct you to one of these stories and tell you which one your character sees! Please do not use any of these stories ICly without asking me first. If you are not an Echo user, this is strictly OOC info. Thanks!))
Echo Entry #1 - "Carteneau"
"Fight me will you?!" The Dunesfolk rasped at the girl, "When I saw you on the Bloodsands you were ruthless - a survivor! A fighter! Where is that girl?" The young Sounsyy glared up at him through the tears in her eyes. "I cannot defeat you with a shield and blade, how am I supposed to win without the blade?!" The aged Dunesfolk scoffed, "Hmph, the girl who bludgeoned a man to death with his own pauldron doesn't know how to win with a fifteen ponz sheet of metal strapped to her arm?!" Sounsyy attacked instantly, but Roroludo was ready. The Dunesfolk held the assault with his own shield, his muscle winning over Sounsyy's full body. "That's the spirit! If you can't defeat a few Ul'dahn gladiators what good are you to Ala Mhigo?" This enraged Sounsyy and she struck out with her shield again, waging a violent assault with her blunt weapon. She struck until the Dunesfolk's shield cracked and then the vision was over, whisking <Player Character> back to Sounsyy's sharp eyes.
All along the center of the main deck stood Maelstrom soldiers, in full regalia, their heads hung, standing firm and still against the rocking tide. Along the gunwale lay rows of caskets adorned with the Lominsan standard. A member of Maelstrom's high command stood between the caskets and crew, reading off from a list of names. A name would be sung out to the Deep, a single musket would answer, and a casket would be tipped over the gunwale into the briny depths below. Sounsyy's hat was held firmly over her heart, her hollow eyes bore holes into the caskets which lined the gunwale before her.
"Private Jeanifre, Ceaulie." The musket fired, and over tipped Ceaulie's casket.
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