Character Concept: Irella the Wanderer

Primary Motivation: discovery and adventure! to explore, meet people, and see new places

Emotional Disposition: curious but apathetic

Sense of Humor: sarcastic

Flexible nonchalant, tolerant, open-minded, adaptable

Secretive closed, mysterious, evasive, cryptic

Favorite Topics of Conversation: the road, other travellers, weather, exotic locations

Quirks, Habits and Oddities: humming, superstitious

Hobbies and Enjoyments fishing, storytelling

•Irella’s family homestead burned to the ground when she was but a toddler. Her uncle, Nadoin, rescued her from the fire.

•Irella grew up with Nadoin on the road and learned much of her worldly knowledge from him.

•Irella does not know where she was born or where her family homestead was located. It was many years ago and her uncle rarely spoke of home before he died.

•Nadoin once told Irella that there was Elven heritage in her father’s family but that the elven ancestor was from so long ago that it was hardly worth mentioning.

•Irella has travelled to see this “Great City beneith a cloud from three waterfalls”

Friends

Bagarth – A roguish human who travels the roads, sings songs and keeps Irella company on the road now and then. He tends to travel with caravans, selling his services as a scout and woodsman.

Riyah – A shy elven slave that Irella saved from a cruel master and dispicable living conditions at a outlaying farm.

Enemies

Vantar – A mercenary and bounty hunter seeking revenge for the stolen diamond that Bagarth liberated from his possession. He and Irella have had several run-ins.

Trigat – The wealthy farm owner who lost his slave, when Riyah helped the elven girl escape and travelled on the road together for a while.

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Character Concept: Jo Roberts

Joanne “Jo” Roberts
Height: 5’6
Weight: 165 lbs
Primary Motivation: Avenge the murder of her older brothers.
Quote: “You’re in my way.”
Home: The Roberts’ family compound, located near Temple, Texas.

Appearance: Jo is physically fit from a life of hard physical training. Her family has a history of supporting local militia and also supporting the 3:16 project. She is a tomboy through and through. Her long blonde hair is often loosely tied back and kept under a camo baseball cap. Jo’s clothes are quite utilitarian.

Background Information: Born in a family of proud military tradition, Jo learned to roughhouse early on. Retired General Burt Roberts expected nothing short of exemplary service to Terra from all of his children. As a strong leader during the Crisis, he has a name that carries much weight among his peers. Jo’s two older brothers, Sam and Mike each volunteered for The Expeditionary Force and were each assigned to the 3:14 Brigade, much to the delight of both of their parents and extended family.

Sam, the overachieving elder brother, was the first to leave. Sam quickly earned the rank of Captain in the self-proclaimed Phoenix Squad under the strict but effective Major Whitakers. It was a happy coincidence when a few years later Mike was sent to join Sam’s squad and earned the rank of Corporal. The two quickly became synonymous with surviving against the odds, no matter how vastly their squad was outnumbered during their missions. The Phoenix Squad was constantly sent on dangerous, suicide missions that no other unit would live to finish.

Career: Jo has just completed Basic Combat Training (BCT) and has just been given
Roleplaying Style: Jo is not the warmest person. She is fiercely loyal to her family. Her primary
focus is to earn the respect of her family and outshine her older brothers by accomplishing even
greater feats of heroism. She desperately wants the approval of her father.

Character Concept: Etsuko – Deadly Geisha

Etsuko was born to a simple fisherman and his wife. Ichiro and Kasumi had two daughters, Etsuko and Sachiko. Both daughters were happy and obedient but Ichiro desired a son more than anything. No son ever arrived to continue the fmaily line and learn the fishing trade. Kasumi died of a deadly fever while Etsuko was a young girl and Sachiko was a small toddler. Ichiro was heart broken and could not bring himself to remarry.

Jiro, Ichiro’s younger brother was ambitious and pleased that he had a son of his own, Masumi, who would become the head of the clan someday. When Ichiro begged Jiro to have his wife care for the two young girls, Jiro refused stubbornly. With hard times pressing him and no one to care for his children as he fished all day, Ichiro had no choice but sell his daughters as house servants, hangyoku.

Etsuko and Sachiko were carted off to a large city with an active Hanamachi (flower town district). Tearfully, Etsuko and Sachiko were sent off to separate geisha houses, Okiya. They would never see each other again. Etsuko was sent to Hoshi’s Okiya. there Etsuko would work hard, long hours taking care of the house. She was servant to both Hoshi and Hoshi’s apprentice, Yasu. Continue reading Character Concept: Etsuko – Deadly Geisha

Lady Milena – Noble Working Lady

Background

Milena was born last to Alejo de Trallibes and his wife Taresa, a pair of freed slaves struggling to survive in southern Zingara.  Five siblings preceded her in the family.  The eldest four:  Shantala, Vittoria, Jovina and Nisio worked hard from a young age to help their parents with the family business.  Alejo had been trained in the use of herbs and medicines as a slave.  He had served as a house healer for many years before earning his freedom and that of his wife.  He now used those talents to create deadly poisons, a commodity of great demand in the noble courts of Zingara.  His children went to gather the herbs and his wife worked on cleaning, drying and grinding the herbs.  Alejo concentrated on forming more deadly and precise poisons than his competition.

The two youngest children, Fausto and Milena were born far too late to be of much use in the business.  Fausto was barely of an age to walk and Milena was still carried around by her mother’s arms when the family was utterly destroyed by scandal.  Alejo was captured and imprisioned by a noble man, Quilo de Kordava, who claimed that Alejo’s poisons were the cause of his eldest son’s death.  Milena was executed for her part in the endevour – she had been the one who had sold the poisons to a rival family.  Shantala, the eldest daughter, committed suicide rather than surrender.  Vittoria, Jovina and Nisio were claimed as slaves by Quilo.  The two young children were spared, in a rare case of mercy.  Quilo’s sister had never been able to bear children on her own.  Thus Fausto and Milena were sent as gifts to Estrella de Kordava to be raised as her own.  Milena and Fausto were raised in a life of much luxury as noble children.  The two grew quite close and maintain contact, even to this day. Continue reading Lady Milena – Noble Working Lady