- 1 Character Profile
- 2 Appearance & Personality
- 3 Abilities
- 4 People & Places
- 5 History
- 6 Personal Belongings
- 7 OOC Information
The seventh winter of Syf's life is passing, the end of peace and a stationary life for her and her tribe. A small valley nestled in the mountains of northern Othard is a paradise in the cold months. The heat beneath the land keeps the waters flowing, the cold at bay, and gives the small tribe a chance to collect and craft their knowledge to prepare for the coming year. The comfortable valley will soon become toxic waste of heat, killing most of the grass and pushing away the wildlife to search for the greening pastures of the spring. The Lost Kha adapted to life in a smaller tribe, and found the respite welcome in a season of short sunlight and in a land full of danger.
The few yurts in the valley were being prepared for their departure, people among the tribe preparing their horses and grazing animals for travel, stocking everything that they needed onto their beasts of burden. Heading the transition is the Matron of the tribe, Syf's mother, a middle-aged Xaela with a stern and commanding presence, organizing and making sure nothing would be left behind that is important. Everybody is busy, but there are a few heads that are missing.
A young girl gently rocks from side to side as she holds onto her small fishing stick, watching the line with unbroken attention. Syf bounces along, the dark skinned Xaela beams a smile, her excitement cannot be contained for the promise of new adventures ahead. Next to her is a tall Xaelan man, Syf's father, sitting still and upright with stoic posture. He is far off in thought, staring at the other bank of the lake without motion. The two have been like this for the entirety of sunlight, only changing when interrupted by the promise of a fish. Wordless exchanges passed through the silence of the day, far enough from the bustling business of the tribe not to be bothered. The sun was slowly falling behind the peaks that edged the valley, kissing the mountaintops with the blaze of light. The father broke his distant stare to look up at the sky.
"Little one, what makes a tribe strong?" The father asks.
She replies without thinking much on it. "I make it strong!"
The father chuckles, shakes his head, "No, this was an important question little one. I will ask it again later." The two continue until complete darkness, and head back to join the others.
A year passes, and again the two are on the bank of the river. "Little one, what makes a tribe strong?" The father asks.
She replies with rousing cheer, having thought about it before. "Dah, you make it strong!"
The father beams a smile, but still shakes his head. "I see that you still do not have an answer I am satisfied with. I will ask you again later."
Another year passes, and the two stand in the middle of a river with spears, catching more to eat. The father signals to Syf to pause.
"Little one, what makes a tribe strong?" The father asks.
She replies, having prepared for the question with a lot of thought. "The things we learn from other tribes and villages, the people we meet and the lessons of the land."
The father furrows his brow, but still shakes his head. "I am impressed with your answer, but I do not think you know what makes a tribe strong yet. I will ask you again later." The two collect themselves, and join their tribe. It is the last time Syf's father asks the question.
Seven years pass, and Syf steps foot off of a ship onto a dock of a cold and unwelcoming land. She looks over to the endless horizon of the ocean, and asks herself. "Syf, what makes a tribe strong?" She mulls over this for several minutes, looking to others as they pass by on the busy port. She answers herself and smiles, "I do not know." She turns and follows the current of the crowd, still thinking over what will finally give her the answer her father is looking for.
Mah and Dah Khatsog ( ♥ ♥ ✖ ) - Parents
Relationship: Mah and Dah, referred to affectionately by Syf, were the two leaders of the Khatsog tribe. Dah was a reserved man, often sitting in silence and thinking. When he spoke, each word counted. To Syf, Dah was a figure of reverence, often trailing and watching her father with bright eyes. She would go on fishing trips with the father, working together in silence for hours. Dah was one of the teachers for swordplay in the tribe, teaching Syf along with other students. Mah was the matron of the tribe, teaching Syf how to train horses and to shoot a bow. The two had a distant relationship, performing roles as they were tasked to each other. Mah was seen as rude and controlling for Syf, often because they spent for more time together.
Khatsog Tribe ( ♥ ♥ ✖ ) - Extended Family
Relationship: The Khatsog tribe splintered away from the Kha tribe by a natural disaster about two hundred years ago. Their smaller numbers allowed them to move faster across the Steppes, but they could not reunite with the Kha before leadership changed. The Khatsog followed tradition of the Kha, entering trade with tribes and villages of other civilizations as they traveled. In the winter months however, they found safe havens to endure the cold in peace. A very uncommon rumor placed them as the slayers of a huge swathe of Garleans, but no records indicate this as truth.
Carl ( ♥ ♥ ) - Chocobo
Relationship: Carl, the rascal of a chocobo was adopted and cared for by Syf from a hatchling. The bird is still young, but Syf makes heavy strides in his training from her time spent in Bentbranch Meadows. The bird often runs off and searches for food when given the command to roam free, and will search people with his nose for food. Syf has good command of the bird with a set of unique whistles and calls.
Ohki Leyga ( ● ) - Caretaker
Relationship: Ohki is a matronly figure to Syf, offering up home and some lessons in reading just for the company of the girl. She often talks of her adopted Raen daughter and wife, Glaz. Syf still uses the room offered on her journeys to the Shroud, storing her wealth in the assumed safe place.
Khoba Lhyr ( ● ) - Friend
Relationship: A troublemaker and gadfly that outdoes Syf, mostly due to her mastery of the language and social knowledge of other people. This conjurer lives a seemingly carefree life, sleeping outside and walking around barefoot. Syf is thankful to have Khoba around, to point out her faults in language, and is willing to tolerate Syf's more distancing qualities.
Eddard Holt ( ● ) - Friend
Relationship: A rock standing against the tides of silliness and madness that Syf brings to the world. The bartender of the Neverfar's is a favorite of Syf's, a good target for amusing jokes or to try and push women on. Syf finds him fascinating, and constantly niggles at him to find out the eventual truths he is holding dear.
Yvenalise Tachibana ( ● ) - Friend
Relationship: The hunter Miqo'te of poor language and excellent personal space invasion. Syf's relationship with Tachi is excellent, happy to find another that shares enthusiasm and happiness in the face of a bleak land. They've shared a few hunting jobs in the wild, and Syf has found a layer of character under the cheery demeanour that concerns her greatly. Tachi does not wish to share, however.
Haru Otohime ( ● ) - Friend
Relationship: The young genius has had a few conflicts with Syf, over the use of magiteck and her views on the Garlean empire. Syf does find a good friend in Haru, perhaps one that tries too hard to please Syf's stubborn and ostentatious views. Haru has given Syf a few days of temporary deafness, and a means in which to prevent future incidents, an earring to amplify or dampen Syf's horn receptiveness.
Rainusi Onigura ( ● ) - Friend
Relationship: Rainusi is a quiet and reserved individual for Syf, often found with her companion node AME. The Xaela woman is somebody that Syf feels comfortable sharing thoughts and feelings with freely, and will admit that she is jealous of Rain's acclimation to Eorzean society.
Madison Brookstone ( ● ) - Friend
Relationship: Madison is the leading example for a proper mannered lady in Syf's life, a goal to achieve is to emulate this woman as best as she can. Syf will never admit that this woman is one she respects and wants to learn from, and will act especially aloof around her. Syf is fiercely committed to this woman's happiness, though she will handily fail in trying.
Oai Himura ( ≈ ) - Friend
Relationship:A confusing relationship that has Syf worried and frustrated over this woman. Oai is a chef and maid, often busy with travel and work.
Togy Brandmarkt aka Mister Mask ( ≈ ) - Friend
Relationship: The aggressive man is constantly trying to court Syf into becoming a long term partner, but the constant sexual advances forces Syf to refuse. Syf is interested in learning more about him, and his mastery of magic, but will keep her distance based on reputation and their prior interactions.