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Eirene du Charbonneau
A remnant of ages past, a history the Gridanians would rather leave forgotten. Hailing from a suspiciously similar line of portraited pharmacists, Eirene spent her life being groomed for reverence and service to Gelmorra, only emerging from the Deep to find it centuries dead. Since then, she's hardly aged a day, and her fairy and hum have lit the dark below for years upon dreary years. Secret deals and secret meets stack atop secrets deep, and soon the elezen found herself with nowhere to go but up; seeking to conquer the most ancient enemy of life and remind its curators that the Age of Gods is long since ended.
Aine of Rin
The only-non Padjal in a House famous for producing padjal, Aine is a short-tempered, alcoholic Hearer with a grudge against Gods and demons alike. Serving the Elementals and their patron goddess, Nophica, Aine is a troublemaker always looking to uphold the balance of the Wood.
Hrje, of Iryut: The Hoplite
Two hundred years and more within the boughs of the Wood; this venerable esper-huntress the Wood-Warder agent of change hidden in the dark. Sticking to the Green Word even beyond her home's reach, she clings to old ideals. Beyond the safety of the treeline, she hunts not gods nor demons, but a prey far worse than either of them: Man.
Shinshoku no Natsuki
Kami-devout, Tsukuyomi-wed; she changed her fate in pursuit of truth. A shrine maiden from a young age, and now kannushi by default of what little remains of her temple. Freed from the yokes of her Garlean occupiers, their retreat did not come without a final spit in the face - a torch to the places she held sacred. Now, she follows the light of the one shintai even the Garleans' flying machines cannot corrupt, wherever her Lord deems fit to shine.
J'leytai, the Jackal Queen
A prize to be won for the nunhs of the J, to be sure. Perhaps this is why they believed the Garleans would receive her as a gift of value that she was when they sent her to improve relations with the Garleans in Ala Mhigo so that they might retain their home in the ancestral peaks. Her sacrifice in vain was avenged by Rhalgr when a bolt of levin struck down their Emperor for their crimes, but even the Grand Companies viewed this hunt-speaking princess as but a spoil of war. At the first touch, she proved them wrong and coronated herself in blood, fleeing far and away from all those who gave her away. Her empire, she knows, will rise soon.
One, two, red, blue; dancing mania made manifest upon the surface of this star, the Himaa twins are not uncommon amidst their clan for the nature of their duality. For the primal nature of their bewitching dance and deadly ribbons set a twirl, however, the Himaa are feared as wildcards in the annual Naadaam and revered as a luxury service for which the victor might enlist the aid of to better relations with the Himaa clan. The steppe is too small to hold such boundless divas, though, and they inevitably broke free of its grassy cage. A deadly race against time ticks away to the tempo of their exhaustive dance, a game with life on the line; and they're all in, playing for keeps.
A hulking goliath of a Hrothgar, Milenko lost his queen and most of his clan to the Garleans. A slave for years, he regained his freedom after a daring mutiny against his ship's captain, whereupon he and the few other survivors crashed upon Vylbrand's shores. Left with only a few of his queen's personal effects, he garbs himself in physical reminders of what he's lost, in hopes to one day be offered the chance to fight for a world in which no other might have to endure the same.
Rich enough to buy half of Ul'dah, not paid enough to care, Rereja is an independent investor with far more money than immediately obvious brains. Fashionista wannabe, Rereja lives like a queen and pays like one too. If divinity truly is the colour of gold, dah~ling, then she's the only God that matters. She wasn't born with a silver spoon in her mouth, because silver is too cheap for her. She insists she was born with a seventy-two-carat diamond-encrusted platinum-white-gold spoon in her mouth instead.
Insufferability aside, though, she /does/ pay well... and has many, many gigs as cogs in her enigmatic machinations.
I used to be extremely stringent on lore and to a degree I still kinda am - I still don't really engage with things that are specifically stated /not/ to exist. (which, again, lore is REALLY REALLY REALLY loose.) However, I am of the opinion that more important than the specifics of the lore (which no one can know by heart entirely, let's be real) is thematic/narrative consistency (and being 'lore strict' just turned me /into/ the asshole instead of filtering them out.). That said, these citations do form the backbone references for my character(s) and might explain why I flavor a thing working one way where you might know it another.
I generally try to avoid mentioning time, but frankly if I have to I'll use real-time analogues rather than the stupid 'haha the whole game happened in a year' time bubble. I use this calendar conversion post to decide what day it is. I also don't go by the dev's statement that there are no language barriers in FFXIV, because... there very much are? Here's a source for literally everywhere where languages are relevant.
The main sources which cover important tidbits or trivia on masse and serve as standalone repositories.
My Canon Priority: Game MSQ/Quests > Game In-Universe Sources > Lorebooks > Dev Statements > Fanon
A really good resource (and laughably more complete than the lorebooks) is Sounssy's Lore Compilation Index OR its more updated version, Mirke's Menagerie., which is an absolutely MASSIVE collection of lore tidbits for inspiration/function. I do cite certain things on my own, but I trimmed down my specific citation list a whole lot since Sounssy's kindly done the work for me.
Lorebooks: Encyclopedia Eorzea, Volume I [Encyclopedia Eorzea, Volume II (Pending)
Other really good sources with a hint of fanon is the Botanica Eorzea and Minerica Eorzea respectively, covering plants and metallurgy, which I will /also/ shamelessly rip from, because it means I have more time to research.
Sources that aren't covered in the primary sources because they're out of date or lacking proper citations, or are things that bear specific mention due to importance.
The Gelmorran canon I use for Eirene can be detailed in totality on my Free Company site, here.
I'm extremely wary of male Viera considering how fucking rare they are in canon, but since they are officially out, IF YOU CAN SPIN IT WELL (which will be very few of you) I will interact with you. The main problem is none of you thought further than 'haha cute bunny boy', not taking into consideration they are uniformly socially stunted violent monstrosities with traditional viera jobs. the only valid response to a Voidsent is death to both Voidsent and Summoner , and Sin Eaters belong on the First (but are AMAZING antagonists)
Images, Art, and Screenshots
Copyrighted, commissioned, or borrowed imagery.
Hrje/Eirene/Natsuki Profile Art by Miscarainious Twitter DeviantArt
Hrje Half-Body by Nopan Artists n' Clients Instagram
Eirene NSFW by LuzDelSol Artists n' Clients
Screenshots: Original Content
Backgrounds, ETC: Public Domain if not listed
Druidism Stuff (Eirene, Aine)
Aldhouse-Green, Miranda (1997). Exploring the World of the Druids. London: Thames and Hudson.
Chadwick, Nora (1966). The Druids. Cardiff: University of Wales Press.
Cunliffe, Barry (2005). Iron Age Communities in Britain: An account of England, Scotland and Wales from the seventh century BC until the Roman Conquest (Fourth Edition). London and New York: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-56292-8.
Hutton, Ronald (1991). The Pagan Religions of the Ancient British Isles: Their Nature and Legacy. Oxford: Blackwell. ISBN 0-631-18946-7.
Hutton, Ronald (2007). The Druids. London: Hambledon Continuum.
Hutton, Ronald (2009). Blood and Mistletoe: The History of the Druids in Britain. New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press. ISBN 978-0-300-14485-7.
Rutherford, Ward (1978). The Druids and their Heritage. London: Gordon & Cremonesi. ISBN 978-0-86033-067-7.
Ross, Anne (1967). Pagan Celtic Britain. London: Routledge.
Piggott, Stuart (1968). The Druids. London: Thames and Hudson.
Celtic/Irish Stuff (Aine)
Borlase, William Copeland (1897). The Dolmens of Ireland. Indiana University: Chapman and Hall.
Brown, Arthur C. L. (1910), "The Bleeding Lance", PMLA, 25 (1): 1–59, hdl:2027/mdp.39015014539368, JSTOR 456810
Bruford, Alan (1966), "Gaelic Folk-Tales and Mediæval Romances: A Study of the Early Modern Irish 'Romantic Tales' and Their Oral Derivatives", Béaloideas, 34: i–v, 1–165, 167–285, JSTOR 20521320
MacQuarrie, Charles W. (2004). The Biography of the Irish God of the Sea from the Voyage of Bran (c.700 A.D.) to Finnegans Wake (1939): The Waves of Manannán. Lampeter, Wales: The Edwin Mellen Press.
MacNeill, Eoin (1908). Duanaire Finn: The book of the Lays of Fionn. pt. 1. ITS 7. For the Irish Texts Society, by D. Nutt.
Murphy, Gerard (1953). Duanaire Finn: The book of the Lays of Fionn. pt. 3. ITS 43. index by Anna O'Sullivan. For the Irish Texts Society, by D. Nutt.
Moore, A. W. (1891). Folk-lore of the Isle of Man. Douglas, Isle of Man: Brown & Son.
Moore, A. W. (1895), "Further Notes on Manx Folklore", He Antiquary, 31: 38–43
O'Curry, Eugene, ed. (1863), "The Fate of the Children of Tuireann ([A]oidhe Chloinne Tuireann)", Atlantis, IV: 157–240
O'Duffy, Richard J., ed. (1888), Oidhe Chloinne Tuireann: Fate of the children of Tuireann, M.H. Gill & Son (for the Society for the Preservation of the Irish language)
——, ed. (1901). Oidhe Chloinne Tuireann: Fate of the children of Tuireann. M.H. Gill & Son (for the Society for the Preservation of the Irish language). (Some of the earlier notes on MSS in the earlier edition are wanting)
Spaan, David B. (1965), "The Place of Manannan Mac Lir in Irish Mythology", Folklore, 76 (3): 176–195, doi:10.1080/0015587X.1965.9717007, JSTOR 1258585
Gedziute, Audrone. "Perceptions of Human Nature in Celtic Tradition: Significance of the Figure of the Bird". In: Folklore Studies / Tautosakos Darbai. 2019, Vol. 58. pp. 189-206. ISSN 1392-2831
Fairy Stuff (Various)
D. L. Ashliman, Fairy Lore: A Handbook (Greenwood, 2006)
Brian Froud and Alan Lee, Faeries (Peacock Press/Bantam, New York, 1978)
Nicola Bown, Fairies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Art (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001)
Katharine Briggs, A Dictionary of Fairies: Hobgoblings, Brownies, Bogies, and other Supernatural Creatures (Bungay: Penguin, 1977)
Katharine Briggs, The Fairies in Tradition and Literature, 2nd edition (London: Routledge, 2020)
Ronan Coghlan Handbook of Fairies (Capall Bann, 2002)
Richard Firth Green, Elf Queens and Holy Friars: Fairy Beliefs and the Medieval Church (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016)
Lizanne Henderson and Edward J. Cowan, Scottish Fairy Belief: A History (Edinburgh, 2001; 2007)
Ronald Hutton, "The Making of the Early Modern British Fairy Tradition," Historical Journal 57(4), 1135–1157
C. S. Lewis, The Discarded Image: An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literature (1964)
Harmonia Saille "Walking the Faery Pathway", (O Books, London, 2010)
Patricia Lysaght, The Banshee: the Irish Supernatural Death Messenger (Glendale Press, Dublin, 1986)
Peter Narvaez, The Good People, New Fairylore Essays (Garland, New York, 1991)
Eva Pocs, Fairies and Witches at the boundary of south-eastern and central Europe FFC no 243 (Helsinki, 1989)
Joseph Ritson, Fairy Tales, Now First Collected: To which are prefixed two dissertations: 1. On Pygmies. 2. On Fairies, London, 1831
Diane Purkiss, Troublesome Things: A History of Fairies and Fairy Stories (Allen Lane, 2000)
Carole G. Silver, Strange and Secret Peoples: Fairies and Victorian Consciousness (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999)
Tomkinson, John L. Haunted Greece: Nymphs, Vampires and other Exotika, (Anagnosis, 2004) ISBN 960-88087-0-7
Eastern Spiritualism Stuff (Natsuki)
Yonei, Teruyoshi. "Aramitama". Encyclopedia of Shinto. Kokugakuin University. retrieved 15 April 2021
Yonei, Teruyoshi. "Nigimitama". Encyclopedia of Shinto. Kokugakuin University. retrieved 15 April 2021
Yonei Teruyoshi: "Sakimitama". Encyclopedia of Shinto, Kokugakuin University, retrieved 15 April 2021
Yonei Teruyoshi: "Kushimitama". Encyclopedia of Shinto, Kokugakuin University, retrieved 15 April 2021
Aston, William George. Shinto: way of the gods. Longmans, Green, and Co. (1905)
Blacker, Carmen. The Catalpa Bow: A Study of Shamanistic Practices in Japan. London: George Allen & Unwin. (1975)
Fairchild, William P. "Shamanism in Japan", Folklore Studies 21:1–122. (1962)
Folklore Society, The. Folklore, Volume 10.Great Britain. (1899)
Groemer, Gerald. "Female Shamans in Eastern Japan during the Edo Period", Asian Folklore Studies 66:27–53. (2007)
Hardacre, Helen. "Shinmeiaishinkai and the study of shamanism in contemporary Japanese life," in Religion in Japan, ed. by P.F. Kornicki and I.J. McMullen, Cambridge University Press, pp. 198–219. (1996)
Hearn, Lafcadio. Glimpses of unfamiliar Japan: Volume 1. Houghton, Mifflin and company. (1894)
Hori, Ichiro. Folk Religion in Japan: Continuity and Change. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press. (1968) ISBN 0226353346.
Kawamura Kunimitsu. "A Female Shaman's Mind and Body, and Possession", Asian Folklore Studies 62.2:257–289. (2003)
Kuly, Lisa. "Locating Transcendence in Japanese Minzoku Geinô: Yamabushi and Miko Kagura," Ethnologies 25.1:191–208. (2003)
North-China herald and Supreme Court & consular gazette, The: Volume 79 - North-China Herald. (1906)
Ricci, Daniele Japanese Shamanism: trance and possession. Volume Edizioni (Kindle Edition, 2012).
Picken, Stuart DB. The A to Z of Shinto. Scarecrow Press. (2006)
Waley, Arthur. The Noh Plays of Japan. (1921)
Nishimuta, Takao (2007-03-28). "Kannushi". Encyclopedia of Shinto. Kokugakuin. Retrieved 16 April 2021.
Moriyasu, Jin. "Kannushi". Nihon
Nishimura, Hajime (1998). A Comparative History of Ideas. Motilal Banarsidass. ISBN 978-81-208-1004-4.
"Shinshoku". Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Retrieved 18 April 2021.
I have no idea how to cite the Nihon Shoki and Kojiki, so here's your heads up I used those too.
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I am very eager to learn, and will thoroughly research most of the aspects of my character. I generally use lore as a framework to inspire and justify my character, and really like stories that take a similar route (I love narrative cohesion, as the next section will attest) I generally consider the wise saying of "Lack of evidence is not evidence of a lack" as my M.O., which effectively means 'as long as it's not stated NOT to be a thing, I'll accept it'. If I've missed something really critical, though, please send me new citations!
Everyone pays the same $10-15 to play this game. Therefore, they are entitled to enjoy the game and their experience in any way they please - in no way do I mean to imply that they shouldn't. However, my bread and butter are narratively and thematic consistent stories. I love stuff that /feels/ like a Final Fantasy story, for lack of a better word, which means crazy high fantasy shenanigans with real-world cultural influence. That said, I'll try to match themes as best I can with my characters. I draw the line arbitrarily at stuff that is outright stated /not/ to exist or /cannot/ happen, and am strict in that regard (but, really... the lore has very few things it outright forbids.)
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I generally expect my co-authors to be at least 18+, but I usually aim for 21+ for maturity reasons. I will not write with children.
My writing style tends to be serialized character-driven drama, and I view characters as something akin to colors in a palette. I write with intent and tend to avoid idle 'IDK I'm bored lol' 'chill' stories; I prefer my slice of life stuff to further the plot.
I AM looking for:
'Playing Up' style of writing
Lore Inspired/Abiding (but as long as it doesn't break the theme/setting then :ok_hand:)
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Well-presented stories of all genres!
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Clinging, projecting, etc. I'm not your girlfriend.
OOC Children (and largely IC ones too.)
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Male Viera (Not interested, non-negotiable, don't make me write with them. I'll lift this when they officially come out.)
Source Sin Eaters/'Shard Travelers'
Non-FFXIV Characters (YoRHA/F11 Chars)
In the instance of something like a Sin Eater or a First character, I'm still willing to roleplay with you! All of my characters have similar or identical adaptations/counterparts on the First, though the timelines between the First and Source versions of the characters are distinctly separate and one doesn't affect the other.
I will not RP with Source-based Sin Eaters because A; no one plays Sin Eaters right despite their nature as mindless umbral necrophages being LITERALLY THE CENTRAL ANTAGONIST ELEMENT OF SHADOWBRINGERS; most people play Lightwardens and have no idea what the difference is, despite it being outlined EXPLICITLY with both Titania and Vauthry, and B; they are not lore-possible on the Source.
NONE of my characters will ever associate knowingly with a Voidsent character in any capacity UNLESS they EXPLICITLY explain that they want to be exorcised OOC beforehand and that's the arc we're interacting on. While they are lore-possible, they run into the same problem of Sin Eaters in that I see people playing 'incompletely corrupted' or 'Void-touched' characters unironically, like this is WoW and they're warlocks or shadow priests with fel/Void corruption.
Voidsent completely eat the souls of the people they 'touch' and inhabit their corpse. There is no ascension, there is no 'only partial' corruption, and you are mandated to have an uncontrollable hunger for living aether because, by definition, you are an aether-starved, hyperastral-polarized abomination who 'feeds' so completely your victim can't even return to the Lifestream. This is not only elaborated in MSQ, it's stated outright in at least half of the job quests, and repeatedly beaten into you every time they show up in the plot. They are ALWAYS Kill on Sight. Everywhere. Worse, CONSORTING with one is worth the death penalty by itself. Except Sharlayan, weirdly, because they make bibliotaphs on purpose to take advantage of this horrible capability to completely annihilate aether to erase thieves in libraries.
And before someone says it, no, Reaper lore doesn't look like it's going to retcon this, either; the entire dynamic is based around making a tenuous 'pact' with a Voidsent where in exchange for power you /commit mass murder/ and feed the living aether of your victims to the Voidsent so it doesn't eat you too. (Don't bite the hand that feeds) and if you don't understand why that's super fucking no as anything but a death-coded antagonist, then I think our story styles differ far too much to be compatible.