Suvdkhi Qestir

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Bio Info
Aliases: Suv/Suvd, Suq, Qi/Qiqi, Specs, Scribs/Scribble, Cricket
Gender: Female
Race/Clan: Au Ra (Xaela)
Age: 15
Nameday: Winter Solstice
Height: 4'8.5"
Server: Omega


General Info

Like most other members of her clan, Suvdkhi (pronounced /suuvdkey/) Qestir does not speak. Although this originally stemmed from her tribe's beliefs that all words are lies, and that a man's actions are the purest form of communication; at this point, she is simply unable to make the requisite sounds. Even though one of her relatives, Miynmekh, was known to refuse to read and write, Suvdkhi, like many of their other shared family members, will happily do so. Her spelling and grammar can be questionable at times, though she is steadily improving. Although she is fluent in understanding the Old Tongue, she never learned to read or write in it--something she has been working on remedying when she has the chance.

Appearance

Measuring in at 4'8.5" (that .5" is important, she'll have you know!), Suvdkhi appears to have not grown in over a year, making her ultimately just as short as the rest of her kin. Like the majority of her family members, she has the same mismatched eyes of blue and black. Other noticeable shared features include a lack of limbal rings and a smattering of brilliant white freckles splashed across her face. Unlike her other relatives, Suvdkhi's hair is neither white nor blue, but instead a deep shade of black. Suffering from severe nearsightedness, she will nearly always be found in glasses.


Even though she spends a large portion of her time in either La Noscea or Thanalan, Suvdkhi generally wears long pants and skirts along with long sleeves. Although she is not self-conscious of her scales, she is very self-conscious when it comes to her arms and, to a lesser extent, her legs. In the past, most of her clothes were provided and/or picked out by her aunt, Miynmekh. Though she appears to have few complaints about them in terms of style, it might also be noted that she has few complaints about things in general. When in the company of other Xaela, she will generally opt for more tribal-style attire. Around other Eorzeans, she tends to either dress in fancier tribal attire or in Eorzean styles. Recently she has acquired a hat. She greatly enjoys wearing said hat.


Temperament

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Nigh-perpetually cheerful and agreeable, it is difficult for one to find themselves on Suvdkhi's bad side and rarer still to remain there. Immensely loyal to her family and friends, she has a strong tendency towards being overprotective, at times at the expense of her own emotional or physical well-being. Although normally naturally trusting and easily approachable, an encounter with the Brass Blades and their gaol system damaged this inherent trust, which was further shaken when she learned that the person responsible was a close personal friend of her aunt's. Some time later, she was also advised that Eorzeans held few qualms about poisoning foods and drinks. Due to this, she is wary and skittish around all non-tribal Xaela and avoids the city-proper areas unless traveling with someone both capable and trustworthy.


Having been in Eorzea for close to two years, Suvdkhi has a decent grasp of many of the more common customs and practices that are commonplace to Eorzea. When uncertain how to act, she defaults to polite and respectful behavior, doing her best to be as agreeable as possible. Amongst her fellow kin-brothers and sisters, or those with whom she has developed bonds, however, she may be noted to have a bit of a mischievous streak. For a Qestir, she is remarkably sheltered when it comes to the quirks and historical bad blood of the other tribes.


Combat Style

Suvdkhi is horribly near-sighted and thus prefers close range combat. Unlike the other members of her family, she has little and less affinity for the aetherial arts, with the distinct exception of the earth aether manipulation that is a hallmark of her family line. Other than this trademark talent, she shows strong similarities in style to the Dotharli siblings Yisutei and Dashun.


For sparring and duels, she prefers to use her fists, typically enhanced with earth aether to both cushion her blows for herself and strengthen the force of such on her opponents. While hunting, however, she favors the lance. Although she is capable of hunting with a bow, she prefers to avoid this as her poor eyesight has led to a less than ideal method of hunting. To wit, while she can strike a target with an arrow, it must be moving, and she cannot guarantee where on the target it will land. While it would be possible for her to relearn to fire a bow with the glasses she received in Eorzea, she has neither the equipment for nor guidance on doing so.


Her attempts at studying arcanima during her first months in Eorzea, on the other hand, went poorly despite her intelligence due to her lack of aetherial reserves, culminating in the odd result that she can only maintain the Topaz carbuncle summon for any period of time. Between this and the "cowardice" of her carbuncle, she has all but given up on the field and prefers to rely on those areas where she most excels.


Although still new to the idea of fighting in large groups of more than just a couple of hunters, Suvdkhi is both a quick learner and eager to please. Therefore, when given instructions, she will typically follow them to the letter where possible. Her preferred role is "bait" as this is the one she has the most experience with; however, most Eorzeans tend to object when she volunteers for such roles given her age.


Family

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Relationships

Friendly Positive Neutral Negative It's Complicated
Family Trusted 💢 Disliked ☠ Deceased ❔ Missing    ✗ Distant
Dusk & Xaela
Irtei Buduga (BlackOne)
Muuno Buduga (YellowOne)
Odgerel Dotharl
Yisutei Dotharl
Miira Kagon (DrunkScold)
Batzorig Kahkol
Miynmekh Qestir
Seb Qestir
Lighthouse
Drust Aedan (Dust, LoudRed)
Trachius Dreher (FakeMute, Squishy)
💢 Kaiya Nagano (EyeMaskHyur)
Arobaen Neniya (AirBean)
Soraya Rashid (CookHyur)
Rhapsody (Keys of Hekaton)
Nergui Borlaaq
Aubineaux Caulaire (Moss)
Maya Gamduhla (BadCat)
Amelia Rosamond (BirdHyur)
Kallius Thr'gant (Coweus)
N'xai Tia (ArrowCat)
R'mhaq Tia
Others
Emmy
Thya Burwani
Kuromi Kaneyama (BreadRaen)
Kira Moravvi (BuncCat)


Rumors

Common
"The quiet Xaela? Seems to prefer the wilds 'round here to the camp itself. Skittish little thing, but friendly enough to do business with." -Drybone Fruit Merchant
"Never seen her before." -Stonesthrow Refugee
"Wish I could eat that many sweets and stay so small! You think she'd share her secret?" -Idling waitress
"I tried to ask her directions. She just stared at me, then ran off and hid behind this grotesque-looking greying Hyur. I could see his tongue through his cheek!" -Perturbed Passerby
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Uncommon
"She often frequents the campfire back behind the lentil merchant." -Drybone Fruit Merchant
"A black-haired silent Xaela? See one on occasion trading with the refugees. Doesn't ever get too close to them; though, I can't say I blame her." -Patrolling Flame
"I dropped a pot once; should've seen the way she shot out of her chair in a panic." -Chatty Cook
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Rare
"Seen 'er 'anging 'round wiv them mercs from Lighthouse. Ain't no expert on lizzers, but ain't she look a mite young fer that?" -Random Adventurer
"The Silent One? She trades her hunts with us sometimes!" -Young Refugee Child
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