Vrez Marid

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Vrez Marid
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Vital Information


NICKNAMES... None she'd accept

RACE & CLAN... Rava Viera

GENDER... Female

AGE... 175

NAMEDAY... 2nd Sun, 3th A Moon, 1402 S.A.E.

ORIENTATION... Uninterested

MARITAL STATUS... Unavailable

Other Statistics



FAMILY... Estranged

RESIDENCE... Limsa Lominsa

OCCUPATION... Aether Technician


HEIGHT & WEIGHT... 6 fulms,2 ilms,195 ponze

ALIGNMENT... Chaotic Neutral.

General Information
At nearly two centuries old, Vrez Marid has still seen surprisingly little of the world. In the five years since her exile from the jungle, she's experienced just as much variety as she did during the previous 170 of her life. The only consistent thread in the tapestry of her life has been her rabbit-eat-rabbit mentality. Friends are useful, but in the end, she makes decisions and plans for her future based on the assumption that, at any time, the world she knows could collapse. If it does, she's likely to be one of the few to come out on top, though at the expense of trust and any true sense of rest.
Ruby Soft black Golden honey Chocoholic Mezzo-soprano
Aggressive Right None visible Tribal tattoos from left cheek across to right hip Formal
Hair & Eyes
Ruby red eyes are often her most noticeable feature, contrasting strongly to the soft black tone of her hair. Like many of her kind, she leaves her layered hair down, falling to shoulder length and not longer.
Physique & Markings
Since leaving the Golmore Jungle, the less active urban lifestyle and greasy Eorzean food hit her body like a mag roader. Though she's still more agile than most people, she's no longer as fit as the stereotype of Viera. She's physically strong but has lost a measure of her former coordination, looking more like a typical townie than a tribal forester. She bears a few whipping marks along her back gained from hazing and bullying by other students in the Arcanist's Guild (spoiler: they mysteriously went missing).
Hygiene & Attire
Vrez no longer prefers the traditional attire of her people, having found the revealing style more comfortable in an all-female village than in cities full of strangers. She's adapted to the generic flavor of Eorzean formalwear, especially the type expected in academic or magical settings. Her hygeine is impeccable, and she has slight paranoia over shaking hands with strangers until she knows they wash their hands regularly.
Psychological Profile
Vrez is a demonstration of how the survivor mentality can become toxic. She's betrayed and been betrayed, and despite seeing the diversity of personalities out there, her behavior and life path is based on the assumption that everyone she meets is trying to screw her over, so she'd better screw them harder and faster. Her capacity for deception is impressive, and she can spend years dealing politely with people she hates just to keep the peace. So long as there is peace, she's a model citizen; when the rules of decorum break down, the self-centered survivor comes out.
Her voice is heavy for a woman yet still distinctly female, excluding perhaps the standards of Lalafell. She's not a bad singer either so long as a more experienced person sings along with her first.
Philosophy & Mannerisms
On the outside, Vrez is a consumate professional and cultivates a positive, if understated, image. Her gestures and body language is subdued without being stiff, and she's spent the past century preening her demeanor such that strangers will remember her but not know why. Her philosophy of life is base, almost animalistic, in the sense that she prioritizes safety and shelter before friendship and creative expression. This can cause her to be disloyal at times, though since gaining her bearings outside the Golmore Jungle, she can proudly say that she's never gone hungry or felt cold - a matter of pride she takes in her harsh views on life.
● Naive communities
● Minding one's own business
● No questions asked policies
● Professional networking
● Stairs
● People like herself
● Scrutiny
● Other Viera
● Duplicity
● Social engineering
● Phishing
● Making contacts
Combat, Abilities & Weaponry

Basic Statistics
High: Intelligence
Above Average: Mind, Dexterity
Average: Strength
Low: Vitality
Aetheric Abilities
Mastery: Crystallic manipulation
Expert: Summoning magic
Average: Teleportation
Novice: Blue magic
Weapon Training
Mastery: Running away
Expert: Arm flailing
Average: Throwing shoes
Novice: Actually fighting
Combat Relevant Skills
High: Primal egi binding
Above Average: Higher order strategic thinking
Average: Tactical command of others
Low: Human shields
Non-Combat Abilities
Networking: Vrez keeps a rolodex of hollow acquaintances who owe her favors. She's charming and feigns generosity when need be, expanding a list of low- to mid-level contacts she can call in when low-profile, discreet actions must be taken. Few of these people know her well, but all of them hold a falsely sparkling positive image of her.
Portals: Though completely lacking in conventional defensive magic, her attunement to her collection of Aether crystals allows her not only to swiftly teleport away from hazardous locations, but she can even assist others in doing so, including teleporting groups of people who may or may not be consciously aware.
Combat Abilities
Minion swarm: In limited bursts, she can impose her will on surrounding Aether to summon multiple primal egis at once. This only lasts for a few moments, but therein she can overwhelm a target with swarming tactics.
OOC Note
I don't do dice-rolling. I'm a longtime player of D&D, Warhammer, and other tabletop games; I love them, but number-crunching is NOT roleplaying. If you want to roll dice with me, I'm down to do that in another setting. For FFXIV-based RP, let's weave tales, write plausible descriptions, and determine likely outcomes based on plot devices and story structure.

And a very long history, at that.
Disclaimer: There are no disclaimers.
Sixth Astral Era
Golmore Jungle
For 170 years, Vrez lived in complete isolation from the rest of the world. Her birth tribe was decimated by a flood-induced landslide when she was in her 50s, and the survivors in her region joined the Fyth tribe. Harmony endured for decades until the death of her branch of the tribe's matron left a power vacuum. Greedy for power, Vrez challenged a distant cousin to a duel for leadership. They fought; she lost. Rather than punishing her, her cousin was magnanimous and respectful in victory. Unable to preserve her dignity after the public beatdown, however, Vrez chose voluntary exile against the wishes of her whole tribe.

Seventh Umbral Era
Brave New World
Wandering an unfamiliar world, Vrez hopped the first boat she could find and wound up on the shores of Vylbrand roughly a year after the Calamity. Her talent with 'the Mist,' as Viera term the Aether, earned her a teacher-researcher role in the Arcanist's Guild. The Guild helped her to refine her knowledge, but the social environment was hell for her: she faced prejudice for her race as well as being ten times the age of the other students. Eventually her tormentors disappeared under mysterious circumstances, and she went on to be recognized as a Summoner in the fourth shortest period of time in Guild records.

In Recent Times
Moving Forward
Her survivor's instinct led her to secure her position in Limsa Lominsa, focusing her ability to impose her will on and shape Aether into a marketable skill. Though she's no innovator, she analzyed the methods of attuning Aether crystals for teleportation and copied them, improving them, devising methods to use less energy and in shorter periods of time. Her aggressive marketing of herself earned her a fair amount of Gil as well as enemies among competitors she pushed out of the market, though her profession took her on jobs much further across Eorzea than she'd ever expected.

Relationship Status Legend


✖ Lljn Fyth (2nd cousin): raised in the same jungle hut as Vrez but the two grew apart. Mother of two daughters, current speaker for their branch of the Fyth tribe in their village. Holds no ill will toward Vrez.
✖ Chenal (daughter): a century old, keeps a low profile among the tribe after her mother's ignonimous departure. Had a daughter of her own a few years ago, making Vrez a grandmother though Vrez has no idea.

Former Acquaintances

✝ Jebette Faimoiud (arcanist guild member): a popular clique leader at the Arcanists' Guild, though she'd incurred a disciplinary infraction for hazing and harassment. Disappeared from the streets of Limsa Lominsa with two other guild members.
✝ Cenwalh Mercer (engineer): an enemy and rival to Vrez in both their profession and adventuring. Entered a dungeon alongside her but never came back out.

NPC Rumors

Some of these rumors are untrue, speculation, or are greatly exaggerated.

◢ Common Rumors - Easily overheard. Use these freely!
"Vrez Marid! Yes, she's a great person to work with. I mean, I've never worked with her, but that's what everyone says." — Ishgardian arcane instructor.
"I know that name from a repair service for one of our Aethernet crystals. The work was good." — Gridanian civil servant.
◢ Uncommon Rumors - A little more difficult to hear. Use sparingly or ask first!
"Mz. Marid is just the best! She's kind and generous and certainly never hits us and she's smart and, well, I need to get back to work so have a great day!" — One of Vrez's retainers.
"She speaks well, and the speaks a lot. I actually don't remember how I know her, but we have a lot of mutuals for some reason." — Aether researcher based in Gridania.
◢ Rare Rumors - Very rarely overheard. Please ask before using!
"She stole my customers and put me out of business. I don't care what 'everybody says' about her, 'everybody' hasn't had to deal with her underhanded tactics." — Competing Aethernet tech on Limsa Lominsa.
"Why do people who have a problem with her just drop off the radar? Tell me that." — Anonymous.
PC Rumors

Feel free to add your own rumors to this section.

◢ Player Character Rumors - Some of these are more rare than others!
"Rumor" — Rumormonger.
"Rumor" — Rumormonger.

RP Info

Location & Probability
Places where Vrez is very likely to be seen
Limsa Lominsa: Moderate
Most of these aren’t public, and would have to be asked after!
Arcanist's Guild: Former teacher and researcher
IC Inventory
The following items are things that Vrez 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.

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Coinpurse: A simple coin purse made of soft leather, containing a few hundred gil.
RP Limits
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 moderately violent themes, innuendo, or anything else rated PG-13.
Ask about injuries, imprisonment, stranding, substance abuse, or personal insults.
I won't play ERP, perma-death, perma-injury, meta-gaming, or god-moding.
RP Hooks
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.
■ Aetheryte research: if your character is academically inclined and interacts with the academic side of magic, they may know Vrez's name as associated with others in the field.
■ Aethernet work: if your character owns or is a member of an organization which owns an Aethernet Shard, they may learn Vrez's name from a directory of people qualified to troubleshoot problems or make improvements.

OOC Notes
Player Information
Info Use
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 contact me first to make certain it's alright.
Character Lore Adherence
Everything concerning Vrez that has not been confirmed by in-game lore should be taken with a grain of salt. Anything that has had to be changed because of lore shifting will be noted below.
■ No changes.
Important Note for RP Partners
I'm not looking for romance. I've accidentally upset RP partners in other games by failing to make this clear up front, so let me be clear now. If my character is nice to yours, please don't understand her behavior as anything else other than being a decent human being. By all means, be yourself; if your character is a gregarious flirt, then don't censor yourself. Just be prepared for an IC rebuff and remember that Vrez is off the market, so to speak.
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