❝We met for a reason. Either you're a blessing or a lesson.❞
Auburn, but is often dyed
Petite and Wirey
Low and Husky
Functional and Comfortable
Hair & Eyes
X'lanya usually prefers to keep her hair short and out of her way, but lately has taken to keeping it long and kept back with pins or ties. Her natural color is a light auburn but she dyes her hair different colors every so often. X'lanya's eyes are a bright, sea-green.
Physique & Markings
X'lanya is tiny, physically speaking, barely standing under the 5 fulm mark. It would be a mistake, however, to assume that her stature means she's weak.
Hygiene & Attire
If given a choice, X'lanya bathes daily, and makes it a point to have clean clothes available at any time. As for overall attire, she goes for function and comfort, but is vain enough to want to look pleasing to the eye.
X'lanya tends to be calm and level-headed, preferring her actions to speak for her. She's closed-mouthed around strangers or business colleagues, but around friends, X'lanya softens up a bit, actually having conversations and making terrible puns should the opportunities present themselves.
X'lanya's voice is surprisingly low and husky. Many people expect her to have a childlike voice to match her stature.
Philosophy & Mannerisms
X'lanya is a firm believer of preventative maintenance, object lessons as needed, and that actions will always speak louder than words ever will.
● Books/tomes/scrolls...anything that stores knowledge
● Good food and tea
● New and interesting scents
● A Challenge
● Soft things
● Prickly people
● Smoking her pipe on occasion
● Change without purpose
● Garlean occupation
● Most people
● Being obnoxious for the sake of being obnoxious
● Willful ignorance
● Being hot (temperature)
● Machinistry (use of skills partaining to being a Machinist)
● Explosives in conjunction with firearms
Combat, Abilities & Weaponry
High: Machinistry with an emphasis in Sniping
Above Average: Tracking, Stealth,
Average: Fortitude, Blades
Low: Taking a beating
Mastery: White Magic: Healing
Expert: Black Magic: Offense, particularly with Thunder and Ice
X'lanya was born to a part of the X' Tribe in Ala Mhigo, twenty some odd years ago. Her early years were spent play-hunting with her sisters, wrassling with her brothers, and generally being a nuisance that only kits can be. Around the time she was four, Garlemald invaded Ala Mhigo, setting up occupation of the city-state. For their part in trying to resist the Garleans, X'lanya's father was used as an object lesson and the rest of the tribe slaughtered or used for sport, a subject that she resolutely tries to forget but still gives X'lanya nightmares. The few to escape, fled to Ul'dah along with the Hyuran refugees. It was there that her remaining family drifted apart, some taking up entertainment to earn their wages, others marrying into other Seeker tribes. X'lanya instead choose to take up Thaumatergry and managed to scrape enough gil together to enroll at the Ossuary. Afraid she would be dismissed were her efforts not perfect, X'lanya spent every waking moment to her craft. It wasn't for a few years until she discovered studying the long, complex tomes was no longer a chore and that she enjoyed using the magic they covered. When she was seventeen, she had enough gil to go traveling and she wanted to know more of magic. She visited the ports of Limsa Lominsa, picking up the magic of Arcanum, staying with the Arcanists Guild for a few seasons. Still wanting more, the guild leader pointed her in the direction of the Conjurer's Guild in Gridania and when the snows thawed and over-land travel became possible, X'lanya left for the Black Shroud. At first, she didn't know what to make of a place with so many trees and the stand-offish attitudes of the natives suited her just fine; no-one would try to pry into her personal life. X'lanya enjoyed the semi-solitude during the trip to Gridania, but when she arrived and began her training with the Conjurers, her frozen attitude melted a bit. The guild master, E-Sumi-Yan, was patient with her, always encouraging her and gentle when her destructive magic would occasionally leak into a healing (thunder makes for an unpleasant but effect healing source). She spent the next two years honing her magic. When she was nineteen, X'lanya healed a child that had broken his arm after falling from a tree. His enthusiastic response gave her pause for thought. She could use her magic to undo some of the hurt Garlemald had done to her people. Taking her skills and blessings from her teachers, X'lanya returned to Ul'dah. She set up shop around Pearl Lane and for the better part of a year, began to do what she could for the Ala Mhigan refugees and the poor. Whether it was food, healing at a discounted price (no Ul'dahan would trust anything for free,) or simply finding whatever work she could for them, X'lanya did everything in her power to help.
Then the Calamity hit.
Seventh Umbral Era
The world was in shambles, the labor of her heart in ruins, and a good many people dead. It wasn't until Momodi invited her to join the Adventures Guild over several pints of ale, that X'lanya found purpose again. It felt good to blow up monsters with fire, to see villains laid low with magical viruses, to see nature strike back at its foes. It wasn't until she met Konran Rex and a few more of the people she would later call friends that her nihilist attitude changed.
In Recent Times
~For the rest of her history from then until now, find her in-game and RP
Relationship Status Legend
Konran Rex, Mate ღ ✔
~ Konran is at the top of a short list of people that Lanya loves more than books and herself. He pulls her out of lost-in-a-book oblivion and makes her laugh. In return she keeps him focused and reigns in his temper when it gets the better of him. In short, Konran is the light and warmth that thaws her heart.
Senna Polaali, Clan mate ❣ ♦ ✔
~ X'lanya has mixed but happy feelings towards Senna. Most definitely a kindred spirit and a similar outlook on life. She also suspects that Senna has the same brand of gallows humor that she does. One thing X'lanya wasn't counting on with Senna was the sheer chemistry they have. Maybe something more will develop?
Besheke Ma'iingan, Clan mate ✔ ●
~ She doesn't know Besh well just yet, but he's one of the few people that X'lanya instantly liked on sight, possibly because his insults amused her. She likes that they have common interests and that she can be comfortable around him. It both shocked and made her happy that Besh trusted her enough to share a vulnerable piece of his past with her and she fully intends to keep that trust.
Khloe Lyehga, Clan Matriarch ✔ ●
~ X'lanya likes the Matriarch of the Shroudwolf Clan and is interested in getting to know Khloe a bit better. X'lanya enjoys Khloe's moxy.
Sanja Polaali, Clan mate ✔ ●
~ X'lanya doesn't know what to think of Khloe's mate, but she does like that Sanja enjoys cooking and seems to have a knack for healing. She'll have to interact with Sanja more before she forms an opinion. She also likes Sanja's wolf, Feilsi. He's soft <3
Nauta Lyehga, Clan mate ● �
~ X'lanya doesn't know what to make of her clan mate. Nauta is by turns a kindred spirit and a crosspatch. X'lanya likes her but is having a hard time not whacking Nauta upside the head when Nauta gets into a snit over being slighted in any way. However, X'lanya recognizes that Nauta has the potential to be an amazing ally in a fight.
Ares D'Argent, Clan mate ✔ ●
~ X'lanya likes Nauta's mate and is grateful for his calming influence on his wife. She's interested to see more of what he can do as a dragoon and is quietly contemplating strategies that involve Ares and Nauta in combat.
X'rahan Nunh, Father ✝
X'lairen Hren, Mother ✝
X'ayra Rahan, Younger Sister ✝ �
X'roori Tia, Older Brother ✝
X'dahn Tia, Older Brother ✝
Some of these rumors are untrue, speculation, or are greatly exaggerated.
◢ Common Rumors - Easily overheard. Use these freely!
■ "Rumor." — Rumor Monger.
■ "Rumor." — Rumor Monger.
◢ Uncommon Rumors -A little more difficult to hear. Use sparingly or ask first!
■ "Rumor" — Rumormonger.
■ "Rumor" — Rumormonger.
◢ Rare Rumors -Very rarely overheard. Please ask before using!
■ "Rumor" — Rumormonger.
■ "Rumor" — Rumormonger.
Feel free to add your own rumors to this section.
◢ Player Character Rumors -Some of these are more rare than others!
Most of these aren’t public, and would have to be asked after!
■ Immortal Flames
■ Shroudwolf Clan
The following items are things that X'lanya carries on her person at all times. These are noted for pickpockets, and those watching her closely. This information is meant to be a prompt for insight and is not to be meta-gamed, though feel free to use this information if it comes up logically in RP (pickpocketing, a search, etc) with use of a simple /tell.
■ Coinpurse: A simple coin purse made of soft leather, containing a few hundred gil.
■ Large Over-the-Shoulder Bag: A sturdy bag that seems to be made of carbon weave and which X'lanya pulls out all sorts of oddities. Where she stores her custom components for her firearm.
■ Belt Pouches: Soft leather pouches attached to her belt, filled with various sorts of ammunition and odds'n'ends.
I like to consider myself a flexible player who is willing to commit to a number of different types of scenes and role-play scenarios, but even I have my limits. If something is on the play list, assume it means yes, as long as it's within the context of the current play or ongoing plot. No's are typically a hard no, and it means don't ask.
■ I will play Pretty much anything that's fun and/or amusing
■ Ask about Character history, play style, running content and chatting
■ I won't play Walk up Sexual Encounters. It's one thing if our characters get to know each other and things develop in that direction. It's another if some stranger walks up to my character and tries to shove their tongue down her throat. It's not going to end well.
While the below is by no means comprehensive, it's a kind of spring board for walk-up RP. Longer plots that are meant to run for more than a few quick RP's, please feel free to send me a tell so we can work out a good reason for our characters to get to know one another. I'm always looking for RP, unless I'm actively spamming PvE content.
■ Relation to the X' tribe of Seekers
■ Any information on X'arya, X'lanya's little sister
■ A knowledge and appreciation for books
There is a lot of information on this character wiki, but it is by no means completely comprehensive. There are chunks of backstory that are left intentionally vague so that details can be later added as developed through creative writing or in role-play revelation. Feel free to use Common or Uncommon rumors freely, if you want to use a Rare Rumor as a plot hook or to spark RP, I would ask that you send me a tell first, to make certain it's alright.
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