Race/Clan: Miqo'te Keeper of the Moon
Height: 5 Fulms 10 Ilms
Weight: 192 Ponze
Marital Status: Single
Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
Occupation: Relic Seeker, Black Mage Thaumaturge for hire, owner of Relics and Rarities
Years of study has produced someone of a rather patient demeanor who has learned to take events in stride as well as assess a situation with all the knowledge he has acquired, yet has also developed a bitter individual who has allowed said knowledge to become overconfidence to the point of his goals becoming far above his own head; threatening to overwhelm him.
Jihl'a can be seen as a proactive character who chases after leads he finds to explore forgotten tombs, ancient ruins and dead cities with his confidence and sarcasm in full swing, whereas he becomes patient, understanding and knowledgeable the moment he attends to his shop. Negatively, his overconfidence may kill him, and his skill with magic may attract unwelcome attention.
Gridania and the Twelveswood:
"You hail from the Twelveswood? Perhaps you've met my parents. Better yet, don't tell me."
As a Keeper of the Moon, Jihl'a was born in the woods near the city of Gridania, a member of one such tribe. At a young age, his thaumaturgical ability had been discovered shortly after setting a tree ablaze while on an adventure with a friend. He was sent to Ul'dah until graduating with the Thaumaturge guild, where he has since visited Gridania from time to time to speak with his parents as well as attend to Relics and Rarities, the premiere relic appraising, studying and selling location! Know the shop? Heard rumors of the goings on behind closed doors involving rituals, voidsent or the like? Plenty of opportunity awaits!
Ul'dah: Second Home for a Mischievous Youth:
"One of the safest havens in Ul'dah is the Thaumaturge Guild. It's hard to be robbed or kidnapped when you have both teachers and students poised to use aetheric fire at a moment's notice."
Perhaps one of his favorite locations, Ul'dah is where Jihl'a spent his youth and young adulthood. Much of his time was spent learning how to pickpocket as well as poking his nose into books to perfectly perfect his magical arts. Soon after graduating with the Thaumaturge Guild, he was granted access to the forbidden section, where his thirst for adventure truly began. He often returns now for business involving relics, visiting the guild to refresh himself and speak to his teachers, or simply becoming nostalgic to once innocent times. Have you seen him walking past? Perhaps you overheard his name while inside the guild? Maybe even encountered him as a child, his appearance somehow recognizable.
The newest addition to his services as a relic seeker, Kugane became the location of the first expansion of his business once rumors of eastern empires and tomes of dead magicks brushed past his ears. Quickly putting up shop inside the city, Jihl'a chased every opportunity given by a previous employer. Now that the deal has been long finished, perhaps there is still a location yet unexplored, a book unread or perhaps a piece of magic he still hasn't learned. Being the second location of Relics and Rarities, he often travels between the two to ensure both are running in top shape, his employees ensuring the gil is in constant flow.
Old Friend, or Old Competition:
Given his aptitude for magic, Jihl'a holds himself highly when it comes to the aetheric arts. He would claim there are few who would compete and would fiercely defend this opinion, claiming of stories where near death was a joke and the worst of threats bonked with his staff as opportunity struck. Perhaps it's all false. There is a potential his old classmates or even an old rival reacquaint themselves with him to prove this fact otherwise. Is he overconfident, or honest? Is there the chance both rip reality asunder or become friends that better each other?
What I'm Seeking!:
I'm looking for both contacts and friendship for Jihl'a, as well as work involving ruins or even reading a dusty old book. Should anything involve The First, I'd welcome a potential combining of knowledge to traverse the rift or even something already located in the shard. They may be short of course, but long term acquaintances are preferred. He requires a bit of socialization to realize there's more than the shop and his work. Events are welcome as are potential magic pupils and bouts. I'm happy to brainstorm! And if you're interested in learning a little more about Jihl'a, check out his RPC! https://wiki.ffxiv-roleplayers.com/pages/Jihl'a_Wilzuun
I myself run on EST time and am available in game from 4pm - 12am on workdays and from 9am - 3am on off days! On Discord I'm available any time. Jihl'a can be both a fairly light character as well as fairly dark, so don't be afraid to ask about an idea you have. If you're someone curious about romance, I'll offer that while it's not something I seek for Jihl'a, it is a potential should the two characters work well together. I'm also looking for an RP FC, so if you happen to know of one you believe I may be interested in, let me know!