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PostSubject: Kaeyah, pillowcrafter   Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:57 pm


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Moniker: sylverangel
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Character Info:
Name: Kaeyah

Pronunciation: Kai (long 'I')-yah

Title: Pillowcrafter

Honourific: N/A

Age & Turn of Birth: 16, just slightly younger than Sorcha

Gender: Female

Place of Birth: Just outside of Telgar River Hold

Current Place of Residence: Just outside of Telgar River Hold

Craft: Pillowcraft

Rank/Occupation/Role Desired: Senior Apprentice Pillowcrafter

Character Aspirations: Kaeyah has only one true wish-- to find a man that will love her again.  However, she has yet to understand that what she thought was love was a complete bastardization of the real thing.

OOC Character Development Goals: Plotting with JQ and Kate for Sorcha and Yeoun!  I'd also like to see her grow and find herself, realize that she can be truly loved, and to find that love in someone who will truly care for her and not abuse her.

Family: (Give their name, age/year of birth, rank and signify if they are deceased.)
?Father: Unknown, a visitor at the house of pillow craft where Kaeyah's mother worked
?Mother: Marika, 22, pillow crafter, deceased
?Siblings: None
?Children: 1 boy, presumed deceased
?Other Significant: Sorcha is her best friend

Appearance:
?Face:Lee In-Hye

?Hair: Black, usually straight, though she typically uses methods to add curls and waves to it
?Eyes: deep brown, almost black
?Height: 5' 3"
?Build: Petite, almost fragile looking
?Other Notable Physical Traits: Very few beating scars compared to the rest of the girls at the brothel
?Style of Dress: She wears what she's given-- she has no sense of her own style or color preferences.  The manager told her what he preferred her in, so she wore those colors for most of her life because she knew it pleased him
?Possessions usually found on persona:
She hardly has anything she calls her own anymore.  However, there is one particular pendant, completely irregularly shaped and carved of bone, that she wears almost all the time.  It was a gift from one of the other girls after her pregnancy and the manager's subsequent betrayal-- something to remember her baby boy by.

History:
Kaeyah's mother was an orphan who found she could gain money to buy food by selling herself.  At some point, she found out about the brothel now a new branch owned by Inamourata's Mask through one of the other girls there, and discovered that if she were willing to put forth a little more effort to learn, she could earn even more money and be taken care of.

After a time servicing customers as a courtesan there, she became enamored of one particular client, and, despite efforts to prevent the occurrence, became pregnant with his child.  When the manager of the brothel realized what had happened, he was none to happy, and claimed the child could stay if it was a girl.  If it were a boy, it would need to be gotten rid of, as he had no use for boys.

Fortunately, or not, the baby turned out to be a girl, and Kaeyah's mother was allowed to raise her daughter as best she could at the brothel.  Of course, the manager's hidden agenda was to hopefully make money off the child once it was old enough.

As time went on, Kaeyah's mother drew fewer and fewer clients.  The manager attributed it to her 'ruined' state after having a child, and the failure of her favorite client to return.  Marika was then asked to leave, with little more than a few meager possessions, as she was no longer needed.  Believing her child would be well-cared for, though, and with no true prospects of her own, Marika left, only to contract a horrible illness soon after and pass on.

As he watched Kaeyah grow, the manager began to believe she would be a far prettier child than her mother.  Perhaps her genetics had come from her father, or some other unknown relative.  He was drawn to her himself, and rather thought it was his due, in return for raising the child left behind.

Indulging in his more perverse tastes, the manager taught Kaeyah signs of 'affection' and ways to please him that no young child should know.  She grew up believing such things were normal behaviors between a man and a young girl.  With no frame of reference, she couldn't know any better.  Plus, he kept such things mostly behind his own closed door, so any of the other girls who had grown up with fathers would not see.  A few of the other girls were granted special time with him, but to most of them, it appeared that Kaeyah simply carried his favor.  This earned her no friends, though a couple simply ignored the entire situation and interacted with her anyway.

As the turns passed, the manager began to show off Kaeyah to clients, dressing her in pretty clothes and showing her off when he met with them-- occasionally allowing them the 'affection' she showed him if they offered the right price.

When she came of age, in fact, the manager was completely torn between keeping her for himself, and allowing someone else the privilege.  In the end, his greed won out.  Because Kaeyah would still be his afterwards, after all.  This way, he could have his cake and eat it, too.  The difficult part would be taken care of, and he could focus on showing her more 'fun.'

Believing she was growing up to be his and his alone, Kaeyah was devastated when he appeared to be casting her off into the arms of someone else.  He was displeased with her, and the only way she could earn his favor again was to take care of the man he'd given her to.

Thus the cycle of abusive behavior truly began.  The manager, of course, took her back, encouraging her to show him just how happy she was with his doing so by showing him what she'd learned.  He in turn taught her more, as he'd done all along, and appeared content to have her for himself again.  But new occasions came when he would say he was unhappy with her, and he'd send her to someone new, taking her back only if he received an acceptable report from the client.  There were times when she had failed (whether she truly had or not she was unaware of), but she tried not to do so.  The truth was, the manager knew she drew clients more than many of the other girls due to her beauty and reputation, and sometimes allowed them more time with her than he received.

After several turns, however, she proved to be as fruitful as her mother, and despite all remedies otherwise, found herself with child.  Believing it to be the manager's, Kaeyah was only too happy to share such a thing with him.  Surely, this would mean he would never cast her off again, if she provided him with a child.  Especially if it were a strong son.

But the manager's response to finding out was a betrayal in her eyes.  He wanted nothing to do with the baby.  So he offered her the same deal as he had her mother-- if it were a girl, it would be allowed to stay (and hopefully grow to make him more money like Kaeyah had), but if it were a boy, it would be gotten rid of.

Wishing and hoping as hard as she could that it wasn't a boy, Kaeyah took to attempting to show the manager affection as often as she could, though it grew more difficult as her body changed.  She hoped it would change his mind, but he grew more and more disgusted with her as her belly grew.

He eventually told her he wanted nothing more to do with her, and despite her best efforts, refused to change his mind.  Kaeyah believed that once he saw the baby, he'd change his mind.  Once her body had returned to its original shape, he'd love her again.

And so went her hope.  Until her baby was born, and it was, indeed, a boy.

And before she could do anything to prevent it, the child was taken from her and never seen again.

Depressed and completely betrayed by the one person who she thought loved her, Kaeyah drew further into herself.  Her only solace came in the form of some of the other girls, who had welcomed her into their ranks when they realized she no longer carried the manager's favor, and that she was truly lost without his will as her purpose.  Perhaps they saw in her simply another victim, or perhaps she was just that pathetic that they couldn't help but feel compassion, no matter how little it was.

Despite the part of her that wanted the manager to love her again, Kaeyah could not forgive him for what he'd done to her baby.  When Sorcha killed him, she felt nothing but emptiness, sadness, and loss.  She both blamed the other girl and didn't-- because Sorcha certainly had cause when the manager had either killed or had someone kill the baby boy she'd never gotten to know.

Now, though, she is lost, unsure who she is without the focus she had for most of her life.  She has no baby to care for, and no love.  What she desires above everything else is to find love again, and so she accepts new clients with the hope that if she pleases them enough, they will love her.

Personality: Kaeyah was raised by a very sick man.  As a result, she is completely sweet and innocent of 'normal' matters, incapable of lying or manipulating anyone.  She genuinely cares for others, now that she has grown closer to the other girls, and simply wishes to see them happy.  She might seem a simpleton to some, but she is not in truth.  There is an inner core of strength buried inside that she has yet to completely discover-- how else could she have survived all she did?-- and perhaps some of the other girls recognize that in her.  They may not come to her for real advice, but they do find in her a sympathetic ear and one willing to listen to even the most trivial of problems.

As a result of her upbringing, she is still trying to find who she really is.  She spent most of her life trying to please someone else, and as a result, has no clue what color, food, dress, etc. preferences she has.  She is finding those out little by little, and evolving into her own self at a slow pace.

Shortcomings:
+ Easily manipulated and in a way, gullible.
+ Completely childlike in her view of the world, as all she has ever really known is the brothel

Mannerisms or Habits:
+ In private, or when she's not entertaining, she often clutches her pendant and rubs it as if it were a worry stone giving her strength

Skills/Likes:
?[Trained well in most of the arts of a consort]: No one could fault her for her training, and they find her quite eager to please.  She is quite adept at normal massages, even, though, with a natural talent for finding the knots and easing them.
?[The quiet of dawn spent next to the one she loves]: And she quite misses that time, even if she doesn't quite recognize that what she had from the manager was never 'love'

Dislikes:
?[Fish]: One thing she has never liked to eat, and that was fish.  It stinks.
?[Someone being unhappy with her]: Even if it is over a small matter, she will do everything she can to try to rectify the problem.  Because they may not love her, or consider her a friend, anymore, if they are unhappy with her.

Fighting Style/Weapon of Choice: She hates the idea of weapons.  She is more of a lover than a fighter, and would likely run away from a true fight.  She might be convinced to accept a knife, though, if Sorcha taught her how to use it.

Crafter Information:
Craft: Pillowcraft

Turns in Craft: most of her life

Rank: Senior Apprentice

Location of Journeymanship: near Telgar River Hold

Specialization: N/A
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PostSubject: Re: Kaeyah, pillowcrafter   Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:17 am

Sooo, I was looking back, just as a reference, it was turn 500 that Inamourata acquired the STH location for her business, so it's been a little more than a turn.. maybe like.. going on two turns now about, since they've been there. Sooo just as an aside, if Keayah is 16, she'll have been around fourteen or fifteen when she had the baby. Which is completely realistic, but.. just saying Razz


Overally, she looks great, lol buuuut I think her Personality section got missed?? Or am I not seeing it in there? Add that and we'll be good, i think.


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PostSubject: Re: Kaeyah, pillowcrafter   Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:21 am

Nope, Personality is in there, two paragraphs after her history. I can make her older, but have her still act younger than her age due to her history, if that makes more sense? However that will mean she was completely at the manager's mercy for even longer. And it depends on how old she'd need to be for Yeoun, too? I don't remember how old he is... Sorcha is probably older than 16 now, too? I didn't go back and look...
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PostSubject: Re: Kaeyah, pillowcrafter   Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:26 am

Oh. there's the personality. uhg. lol I thought I'd seen it earlier and didn't see it just then, reading back through it haha. Thanks.

Ummmm.. Sorcha is ... ageless.. you'll have to double check with kate. I think she is 16-17, too, still.


Ummmmmmm... Yeoun is 21. I don't really care if Keayah is younger than 16 or older, up to you.


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PostSubject: Re: Kaeyah, pillowcrafter   Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:56 am

Razz oh, and unless kate has some other ideas on Keayah, i'mma go ahead and approve her.


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