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Mana Lily

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About Mana Lily

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  • Birthday March 4

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    Mana Mizu
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  1. Reworking my Yard

    I think that sounds nice! You could put in some trees and stone pathways too that stem out from your door and to the benches. It sort of would give the feel of people reading their books outside by the fountains or underneath the nice shade of a tree. You could also do a pond or perhaps a cluster of flowers to add to the serene feel. ^^
  2. Emotional distress from RP

    As the other two have said, you need to take several steps back from this and take care of yourself. Some great piece of advice I was given awhile back when I was going through a hard time was that you have to stop waiting and hoping for what might never come and move forward with how things currently are. It sucks. It always does, but the healthiest thing for you to do is to seek RP with other people. If your friend is saying they want to RP with you, but do not make the time to do so then you can't be expected to simply wait around. There's nothing wrong with RPing with other people and it will help over time. If you're fearful that time apart will make your friend stop contacting you altogether, then that perhaps speaks for imbalance in the relationship. You don't want to be the person who is constantly reaching out and bending to make things work- you will just continue to feel worse and tire yourself out. It's scary and sad when things don't work out, but you will hurt less in the long run if you think about what will be best for you.
  3. Note: I’ll be back from my vacation tomorrow, so if it is easier, feel free to contact me in-game. I usually am on Mana Mizu when I’m not RPing on my other characters. Please feel free to poke me even if I haven’t listed a possible connection idea if you’re looking for something. I’m sure we can work things out. : D
  4. Greetings and thank you for taking a gander at this topic! As the title states, I am looking for a few contacts for my character to help not only give her connections to the wide world, but perhaps give her some more substance to her background as well. Her nickname is “Six” and she’s a bit different than what I am typically comfortable with playing for a character, but I am both excited and nervous to bring her fully into the FF RP community. So what makes her a bit different for me? Well, she has a more colorful background than I typically give to my characters. For one, she’s spent a great deal of her life in the hands of the Garleans as an experiment. I know that can set off alarm bells for some, but contrary to implications, she is not stronger for it nor does she have experimental abilities that benefit her. In fact, she has an acute weakness from it now. I’d be happy to elaborate to any who are curious or still interested. Otherwise, Six is a Miqo’te who knows incredibly little about the world, as her life has been in a facility for far too long. Despite whatever hardships she endured, she does have a rather playful personality, is energetic, doesn’t understand personal boundaries and wants to drink in the sights and sounds. She speaks fairly well, although can be considered odd at times- but then again, who isn’t a little strange these days? What connections am I looking for? Well… firstly, any will do as I am not all that picky. She might be considered a “darker” character, but I honestly welcome all kinds and walks. Here are some ideas thought in particular that I would love! Resistance Fighters/Adventurers/Misc: + Boom! I haven’t RPed Six’s escape from the Garleans yet, but I planned for it to be in link with the Ala Mhigan uprising. Perhaps your character was responsible for the blow up of the facility that Six was kept and helped save her or helped her escape? We can RP out what happened if you like or simply establish that connection in her background! + “No… you need gil for that!” She has no concept of money. Perhaps she ate too much at a tavern and then tried to run off. Did you help her? Hinder her? Chase her down and make her wash dishes? Any is fine! + “Sooo… how much?” Six isn’t down with the latest fashions. This can make a spectacle. + “I’ve got a job for you.” Due to her “upbringing,” she doesn’t have much of a moral compass at the moment. Perhaps your character took advantage that she seemed clueless but willing to help with an underground job (yay murder/theft) so she could get something she wanted. + ETC! Garleans: + “Let’s not talk about my past job.” Perhaps your character used to work at the facility she was in and had some interaction with her! They could have been nice to her and so she doesn’t hate their guts as much or a complete asshole! Antagonists are just as welcomed as friends. + “You don’t belong here.” Perhaps your Garlean is roped into trying to get her back. We’d have to work out something that’s fair for both of us, but I’m sure it wouldn’t be hard. + “Get out.” Maybe your Garlean helped her escape? :0 Those are my ideas! I would be happy to discuss or delve into more details if I still have your interest. I am extremely excited to play this character and already have art in the works for her, so please don’t let her newness scare you away! If you are curious to what I normally play, please feel free to check out my “normal” connections topic right here! Regardless, I appreciate you taking the time to read this and by all means, ask questions if you have them or what-not! You can contact me here and I’d be happy to chat through PMs or we can exchange Discord information. Otherwise have a wonderful day!
  5. Awww, thank you so much! : D
  6. Fantastic! I will definitely do so. Thank you!
  7. Edited a few things! Still looking for RP friends.
  8. Greetings! I had to take a few months off due to exciting family changes, but now I am getting my groove back and diving back into FFXIV! In between randomly pretending I can craft things and poking mobs in the face, I adore RPing and find myself in dire need of an RP partner, some friends or connections for any of my three lovelies! I tend to poke about on FF throughout the day while I work and I have Discord up, so I can chat or do some long RPs around that time if someone doesn't mind a bunch of pauses, haha. Otherwise I'm available 9 PM onward throughout the week and available even earlier on the weekends! I dabble into almost everything in the game very casually too, so if you need a friend for an EX roulette, some housing stuff crafted or whatnot, always feel free to ask. Without further ado, here are my three characters! ** Currently ** I am most interested in Mana and Vachir, but I always have fun with Lain too so don't let that deter you. Mana Mizu, formerly known as Mana Rivers, was adopted and raised by an Eorzean father. He was captain of a merchant vessel, so she spent most of her young life traveling from port to port. Eventually misfortune struck which left her penniless and stuck in Limsa Lominsa for a long time. It was there that she learned how to survive through what little skills she had, until eventually she "escaped" and traveled away to Ul'dah and later Gridania. She has never been taught to fight nor does she believe she have the capacity for magic, so Mana always indulged in small hobbies to see what would best suit her. Alchemy has so far been the hobby to last the longest and she currently is striving to work a deal with a friend to start up her own business in Shirogane. [RPC profile is here.] Alvachir, who simply goes by Vachir mostly, is a Xaela who hails from the Dotharl tribe. The majority of his time was spent as a proud warrior, dedicated to protecting his tribe, hunting, and slaughtering their enemies without much qualm with his lot in life. However, events unfolded that caused him to become disillusioned and restless. So he self exiled himself and eventually ended up in Eorzea. He's still fairly new to the culture and often finds himself baffled by a food he doesn't know or a strange turn of phrase. He almost ended up getting arrested and likely executed for not knowing the way of things on first arrival, but a woman managed to help get him out of the situation. He now frequently acts as her guard, viewing it as a debt that he needs to repay. Still, he needs coin and often as a mercenary for hire or a bodyguard, he accepts most contracts with his rather neutral viewpoint. [RPC profile TBA!] C'laihn Venator, who usually just goes by Lain, has been a bit of a wanderer along with his brother. He was originally a provider for his tribe, until his brother left and he loyally followed him. They had no idea how the real world worked and were often poor and struggling for their next meal, but Lain enjoyed the variety and discovering new things. His rather simple way of viewing things and cheerful outlook often complimented their more serious exploits or situations. Lain is still poor, as he's not very great with money, but he gets by. He sometimes find himself pulled into trouble, as his prowess for hunting and his predatory expression often gives the illusion to others that he's... well, someone he's not. He's usually too nice to say anything either, which only gets him into further problems. Still, he's perfectly content sitting around and watching people or accepting any free food people give him. Because hey, free food! [RPC profile! A -tiny- outdated. He's no blonde!] I hope that gives a brief but little glimpse into each character! As far as what kind of connections I'm looking for, honestly the sky's the limit. Due to my hiatus, they're all fairly open to pretty much anything! Friends, business partners, enemies and even family or relations too. I don't mind doing a little moving around to help fit someone in if they want to RP. I'm also adaptable and open to all genres. It just would be wonderful to find an RP partner or just some nice people to RP with! I myself generally RP in paragraphs, 1-2 normally and sometimes less for public events. WHICH by the way I would love to go to as well and all that jazz! I also am willing to RP on Discord if we have periods where we can't get in the game, but predominantly I want RP in-game rather than pure Discord RP. (I will be away for a two weeks vacation later this month for example, so Discord is perfect if we wanna RP still!) Anyways, I apologize for the length but I hope I painted a clear enough picture! Feel free to message me if any of my characters sparked your interest and we can chat more either here, in-game or on Discord. o/
  9. I believe it was clarified or at least implied that players can use Perform however they'd like and the policy wouldn't be inforced with personal usage. What they want to avoid are people playing non-SE songs and streaming or uploading it where copyright becomes an issue. Anyway, I like this initiative and good idea. It'd be nice to see what others come up with for homebrew songs too.
  10. To everyone gunning for Shirogane

    Yea, even running around and having a chance would have been nicer than the lobby boss you can't control. My condolences to you too and who knows. Maybe in the future something will work out for either of us. I'm happy at least for the FCs that managed to get lucky and their potential new RP locales that will follow.
  11. To everyone gunning for Shirogane

    Lobby error took me and my FC out of the race. I knew not to expect anything but preggo hormones are making me too sad to play today because of it. Makes me feel ridiculous to be worked up (knowing my chances were slim as no one else in the FC had the means) but can't help the way I feel! My friend got a small house but they panicked and bought the wrong one and now have a plot facing a giant paissa house for a non-RP guild. >.>
  12. Keep in mind that in hubs or events, many people write less for the sake of being polite. When there are lots of people in a small area, to write a plethora of paragraphs can be considered rude. So there are people, such as myself, who in Skype/party RP write multiple paragraphs or as much as we feel is needed, but censor ourselves for the sake of others when in a busy setting. (Plus waiting for large paragraphs in dynamic settings can bottle the flow of RP!) This might not be exactly what you were referring too, but I just wanted to mention it in case it hadn't crossed your mind! It'd be a bummer to miss out on some potentially awesome RP due to surface glances in those areas. And if you are talking about experiences in a party setting or something more private, then I apologize if I overstep! In any case, I am dabbling more into open RP with one of my own characters as his personality becomes more fleshed out. So I will keep an eye out for your character sometime and maybe grump him your way, haha.
  13. Some confusing things

    Oh, no need to apologize! Sometimes we get so caught up in creating a fully fleshed-out character that we get tangled up in all the details. I think it's fantastic that you're open to advice and other ideas while you try to come up with a character and story that fits you. And of course, if you're really set on something (such as the horns and eyes) then go for it! In the grand scheme of things, it's a minor detail and if it was something that made you excited or you particularly liked, then go with what your gut tells you. After all, we create characters and RP to have fun! Also perhaps random, but if you're thinking of how your character's parents could have met or such, you could consider the Malaguld tribe. They're a Xaela tribe that accepts Raen into their ranks!
  14. Every FC is a front for something?

    I've seen plenty of FCs that embrace their business persona and do not use it for a front. I think though that sometimes a FC wants to involve all types of characters, so by branching out and offering multiple little facets, it gives everyone something to do. So for example, a FC really loves the idea of running a restaurant, but they also have characters that wouldn't be caught dead cooking food or serving meals. These characters are more adventurers who would rather go out and then come back to a base or home of sorts. So the FC decides to run a restaurant for the members who want it (and perhaps saying it is a supplemental income) and "behind the scenes" they also are an adventuring guild. Plus, it might be boring to some to always just be sitting in a business and they want to go out and do other things during the off hours too. Now why in particular perhaps do you find a lot of shady guilds with fronts? Maybe because some people left, you're a little more keen in spotting those things so they stand out. There -are- quite a few of those, but it's obviously a niche that people want filled so the quantity is there to meet the demand. It's hard to play a morally bad character if they're open and in the spotlight, so some discretion is needed most of the time I think. Anyway sorry for my ramblings! Those are just my two cents. ^^;
  15. Some confusing things

    I am in agreement with Virella. Sometimes less is more when creating characters and especially starting out, it's sometimes a good idea to start small and then build as you get a feel for your character and they grow. For example, if you're giving him an unconventional name, you could simply say he changed it himself to better fit into Eorzean culture. It doesn't have to be a defining characteristic such as adoption. However, if you like the adoption idea then I really suggest trimming down some of the backstory with his twin brother. Also, I get the idea that the twins could have different colored horns due to having a Xaela and Raen coupling. That's fine, but I -do- think the mirroring eye concept is a little much. You are running into the risk of coming across a bit trope-like with your characters, which I'm sure is not what you want! I would suggest simply making them the same race and giving them the strange eyes OR giving them different races but leaving out the eye tidbit. Again, sometimes too many defining characteristics/unique traits can overload a character. Not only does it make it harder for other RPers in some regards to RP with yours, but it also can weigh you down if in the future you want to give them something else to grow off of. As for the WoL, I believe most RPers do not touch upon that with their own characters. They also tend to avoid involving their character in the specifics of the MSQ or the named NPCs. You can obviously involve your character in some of the conflicts! Such as the battle for Ala Mhigo or delving into the new territories of Kugane! But again, I think you'll find the more special tidbits you throw onto your character or their backstory, the harder it will be to connect with other RPers. It would be a bit much if everyone said they were the WoL or that they all had a hand in slaying primals, right? Anyway, sorry for the rambling! Again, I concur with what Virella said. I would start small. If you want to play a warrior Xaela, then start there and branch him out. Give him a simple backstory (or leave it up in the air until you figure it out- your character will likely not be running around spouting off his whole life story to others!) You can always add more later once you get a feel for FFXIV RP and how other RPers handle their own characters! But it's awesome you're asking for advice now!