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Okara

Postby Okara on May 30th, 2016, 2:17 am

Okara


Personal Features

Appearance

Race: Konti
Gender: Female
Age: 35
Birthday: Spring 17, 481
Birthplace: Mura

Image Okara stands 5’7’’ and is very slight in build, lacking significant feminine curves. Her arms are surprisingly muscular, mostly due to kneading bread and stirring thick mixtures.Her legs are well formed and solid from frequent swimming in the ocean’s strong currents. Her movements are thoughtful and fluid, never careless.

She has green eyes and white-blonde hair that falls a few inches below her shoulders. She typically keeps her hair braided and out of her eyes. Her face is a long oval with prominent cheekbones and delicate nose and brow line. Her lips are full and the most sensual aspect of her person. Iridescent scales run up her legs and back, narrowing up to her neck. These scales also appear on the backs of her webbed hands and the top of her feet. Small patches of scales are also prominent on her temples and along her cheekbones.

ModelRomina Lanaro

Character Concept

Okara is very service-minded and enjoys contributing to the society of Mura or just the general well-being of her friends and family. She feels a sense of pride and accomplishment when she can support her community or present company. She is not a selfless martyr but she does consider her actions in a greater context and how much she can contribute to a situation. She values hard work and acknowledges the work of others when she is able.

While neither boisterous nor confrontational about her beliefs, she has conviction and will speak with confidence when asked her thoughts. She is generally peaceful and avoids conflict when possible but will defend herself if the need arises. She takes no pleasure in death and would only kill for sustenance or self defense. Her mark of Rak’keli reminds her of her duty to heal the wounded around her and inflict no unnecessary damage.

Okara greatly values hospitality and seeing to the comfort of others. In a large world of frequent coldness and cruelty Okara sees the purpose of sentience to be combating that and providing comfort. She is always willing to open her home to a fellow Konti or even a weary tourist on the Isle. She will go out of her way to help someone or cook a meal for a person who is feeling down and mentally exhausted. Unfortunately, she hasn't learned how to balance this desire. Sometimes she gets so caught up in someone else's problem that she loses sight of her own needs. Living among the empathetic Kontis, she hasn't experienced the true negative consequences that can come with this trait.

Character History

Okara was born and raised in Mura, on Konti Isle. Okara has no memories of her father, an Eypharian man her mother met while traveling Mizahar. This man left Okara’s mother due to his family’s pressure which led to her mother finding her way back to the comforts of Mura in time for Okara's birth. Okara knows little of this man, not even his name, and has no desire to question her mother regarding it.

Okara’s grandmother was an important influence on her life and she spent much time in her company. When her grandmother passed Okara received one of her suvai, the other in the pair going to Okara’s mother.

Her life has been relatively quiet and peaceful among her family and Konti-kind. Okara is the oldest of three daughters. Her sisters are quite a bit younger then Okara and she assisted her mother in bringing up the gentle and inquisitive girls. Her seven year old sisters Kalora and Haloni are twins born of a Svefra man whom Okara came to respect. Unfortunately this man died three years ago when his boat sank in a storm. Okara remembers his laughter and mischievous smile with fondness.

Okara has recently moved into an independent home away from her mother and sisters to begin setting up an adult life though she frequently visits and hosts them. She is using her free time to learn more about herself and hone her skills to find a unique place in the world.
Last edited by Okara on June 25th, 2016, 8:33 pm, edited 10 times in total.
I have several new clients at work that are keeping me busy and exhausted, I will respond to my threads as soon as I am able. Sorry for any delays.
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Okara
Great stories start with humble beginnings.
 
Posts: 130
Words: 90012
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Location: Mura
Race: Konti
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Okara

Postby Okara on June 1st, 2016, 1:56 am

Divine Gifts and Religion


Konti Gift - HD Approval

Comfort Food- Upon touching an individual, Okara sees a picture of their favorite meal in her mind. This of course can change for the individual as they are exposed to new cuisines and Okara would need to touch them again to see the new favorite. If Okara makes the meal she has envisioned the consumer will find it especially comforting, more so if it is a cuisine that Okara is experienced in cooking.

Gnosis - HD Approval

Rak’keli - 1 Gnosis; Okara received this at birth and this gnosis physically manifests as Rak’keli’s twisting snake sigil in dark blue beginning on Okara’s right hand and running halfway up her forearm.

Religion

Okara pays homage when it is due to many gods but none eclipse her devotion and love to Rak’keli. She tries to live honestly and show her gratitude for Rak’keli’s gnosis by using it when it is needed and trying to learn more about the divine gift. She frequently prays to Rak’keli and outwardly shows her devotion by helping others in need.

Okara also prays to Avalis and Laviku as creators of her race as well as many of Mizahar’s other positive gods and goddesses when it is appropriate, ie: during festivals or when utilizing an aspect of their domain.
Last edited by Okara on August 22nd, 2016, 9:33 pm, edited 2 times in total.
I have several new clients at work that are keeping me busy and exhausted, I will respond to my threads as soon as I am able. Sorry for any delays.
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Okara
Great stories start with humble beginnings.
 
Posts: 130
Words: 90012
Joined roleplay: May 30th, 2016, 12:34 am
Location: Mura
Race: Konti
Character sheet
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Medals: 1
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Okara

Postby Okara on June 17th, 2016, 6:01 pm

Material Possessions

Inventory
Secret :
1 Set of Clothing
-Simple Shirt (white)
-Simple Pants (light green)
-Simple Undergarments (white)
-Simple Cloak (pale blue)
-Simple Boots (brown)
1 Waterskin
1 Backpack which contains:
-Comb (Wood)
-Brush (Wood)
-Soap
-Razor
-Balanced Rations (1 Week’s Worth)
-1 eating knife
-Flint & Steel

Purchased (refer to ledger):
Chef’s Toolkit
Cooking Pot, 2 gallon
Pan (round), 12”
Picnic Basket Set
Large Wooden Spoon (cooking utensil)
Large Metal Two Pronged Fork (cooking utensil)
Large Metal Tongs (cooking utensil)
Oyster Knife
Woven flower basket
1 oz ground sage (-.25 oz used in thread)
16 oz earthenware jar
Journal filled with Okara's class notes

Awarded:
1 white windowpane oyster shell

Heirloom: Okara was gifted one of her grandmother's Suvai upon her passing.

Housing

Location: Mura

House: 1 basic 20x20 single room cottage (400 sq feet) with a hearth, bunk, chest, chair, and small table (sea glass on top of painted stone.

Purchased furniture:
Cupboard, good (bleached driftwood with blue shells for knobs)
Shelf Set, Good (bleached driftwood fastened to the wall with bits of coral stone)
Table, Good (heavy slab of smooth white stone set upon two thick stone legs)

Description: Okara’s home is made of white stone and of simple construction. Okara's home is near the coast a quarter bell's walk from the Opal Temple. Inside the simple home her bed is pushed into a corner with her chest pressed against the end and a small stone and sea glass table is near the head. The opposing wall holds the hearth surrounded by a set of shelves and a cupboard that contain Okara’s cooking supplies. A heavy stone table with a single chair graces the center of the cottage.

Ledger
Secret :
Purchase Cost Total
Starting +100 GM 100 GM
Chef’s Toolkit -10 gm 90 gm
Cooking Pot, 2 gal -5 sm 89 gm 5 sm
Pan (Round), 12” -3cm 89 gm 4 sm 7 cm
Picnic Basket Set -5 gm 84 gm 4 sm 7 cm
Large Wooden Spoon (cooking utensil) -2 sm 84 gm 2 sm 7 cm
Large Metal Two Pronged Fork (cooking utensil) -2 sm 84 gm 7 cm
Large Metal Tongs (cooking utensil) -2 sm 83 gm 8sm 7 cm
Cupboard, Good -4 gm 79 gm 8 sm 7 cm
Shelf Set, Good -2 gm 77 gm 8 sm 7 cm
Table, Good -3 gm 74 gm 8 sm 7 cm
Oyster Knife -1 cm 74 gm 8 sm 6 cm
Flower Basket -1 gm 1 sm 73 gm 7 sm 6 cm
1oz ground sage -2 sm 73gm 5 sm 6 cm
16oz earthenware jar -1 sm 73 gm 4 sm 6 cm
Summer 516 Herbalism Class -8 gm 65 gm 4 sm 6 cm
Blank Book (class journal) -3 gm 62 gm 4 sm 6 cm
Summer 516 Wages +364gm (91x4) 426 gm 4 sm 6 cm
Summer 516 Living Expenses -135gm 291 gm 4 sm 6 cm
Last edited by Okara on September 17th, 2016, 12:27 pm, edited 10 times in total.
I have several new clients at work that are keeping me busy and exhausted, I will respond to my threads as soon as I am able. Sorry for any delays.
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Okara
Great stories start with humble beginnings.
 
Posts: 130
Words: 90012
Joined roleplay: May 30th, 2016, 12:34 am
Location: Mura
Race: Konti
Character sheet
Storyteller secrets
Plotnotes
Medals: 1
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Okara

Postby Okara on June 17th, 2016, 6:01 pm

Knowledge and Abilities

Language

Fluent Language: Kontinese
Basic Language: Common


Lores

 
Skill Based
Lore of Kontinese Cuisine
Survival: Keeping One's Distance from Wildlife
Kelp: An Anchor in the Ocean
Meditation: Letting Go of Unnecessary Thoughts and Distractions
Focus on Breath: Unwise for Underwater Meditation
Using Rocks to Harvest Oysters
Freeing One's Self from Mud
Opening Oysters with a Knife
Don't Harvest Oysters after a Storm
How Seeds Germinate
Book: Introduction to Plant Life
Fingers: Rough Measuring Implements
Using Proper Spacing when Copying a Work
Wilderness Survival: Using Syna to Tell Direction
Floristry: Mixing Flower Placement in a Bouquet
Walking as Meditation
Meditation: Acknowledge and Dismiss the Problem
Floristry: Tying a Bouquet with a Stem
Kelp: The Drying Process
Cooking: Kelp as an Easy Broth
Meditation: For Religious Connection
Botany: The Bareberry
Botany: Herbaceous Life Cycles
Botany: Woody Plant Life Cycles
Botany: Annual Cycles
Botany: Perennial Cycles
Botany: Purpose of Stems
Botany: Purpose of Leaves
Botany: Terms for Leaf Shapes
Botany: Terms for Leave Margins
Botany: Terms for Leaf Arraignments
Botany: Reproduction of Angiosperm
Botany: Parts of a Flower
Bareberry: Uses as a Tan Dye
Bareberry: Uses as a Yellow Dye
Oak: Uses as a Tea
Oak: Medicinal Uses
Oak: Uses as a Poultice
Willow: Uses as a Tea
Willow: Medicinal Uses
Pine: Edible Nuts
Pine: Uses as Tea
Pine: Medicinal Uses
Herbalism: If you can’t identify it, don’t use it.
Herbalism: Leaves are the most common part of a plant to use
Herbalism: Collect from the top, tender leaves are best.
Botany: Plant with no foliage will die
Caiyha: Leave something behind to regrow
Herbalism: Dandelion – all parts of plant edible and useful
Herbalism: Dandelion – Harvest Leaves best when young
Herbalism: Dandelion leaves – tincture or tea preparation
Herbalism: Dandelion leaves -- good for kidney/urinary tract appetite and digestion issues
Herbalism: Flowers means more flowers, leave behind some.
Herbalism: Flower buds need to be dried as soon after picking
Herbalism: Study and research your target plant
Botany: Root system most important part of plant
Herbalism: Roots harvested in Fall in most cases
Herbalism: Dandelion root – Harvest from the base to bring up tap root system
Food Preservation: cut up roots dry easier than whole
Herbalism: Dandelion root – used for liver function, liver inflammation, gall bladder function and laxative
Herbalism: Dandelion root – preparation – tea, tonic or tincture
Philtering: recipe – Dandelion root tincture
Medicine: Dandelion tincture dosage recommendations
Herbalism: Suskatan identifying features
Botany: Taking bark from the trunk can cause disease and invite insects
Botany: Difference between outer bark and inner back
Botany: Heartwood
Herbalism: Harvesting bark best in spring
Food Preparation: Saskatan – dry the bark
Herbalism: Saskatan bark – Preparation – ground and make a tea
Herbalism: Saskatan bark – used for sore throats
Herbalism: Plant growth cycle to obtain seeds for collection
Herbalism: Saskatan Berries – edible but sour, used in dyes
Botany: Fungus growing conditions, some are poisonous
Herbalism: Lingzhi mushroom identified
Herbalism: Lingzhi mushroom – Harvest from deciduous trees at the base
Food Preparation: Lingzhi mushroom – dry the mushroom soon as it is picked
Herbalism: Lingzhi mushroom – used for boost immune system, blood circulation, blood pressure and asthma
Cooking: Mussels and Timing
Food Preparation: Pitting Cherries
Kelp: Delicate when Boiled
Food Preparation: De-cloving Garlic
Food Preparation: Mincing Garlic
Food Preparation Green Onions
Cooking: Kelp and Mushroom Stock
Food Preparation Sea Mustard
Food Preparation: De-bearding Mussels
Cooking: Mussel and Seaweed Soup
Endurance: Summer heat makes everyone move slow
Cleaning: Cleaning counters to avoid cross contamination
Food Preparation: Squid gutted cleaned and cut up for grilling
Cooking: Squid cook quickly
squid ink sacs good for dyeing and cooking
Cooking: Time management is important
Cooking: Hidden critters in the seaeweed are not good eats.
Cooking: do not rinse seaweed in fresh water, salt water retains flavor
Cooking: Recipe -- Seaweed with ginger and scallions
Cooking: Recipe -- Grilled Squid
Cleaning: an organized and clean workspace is a happly space
Collaboration with other chefs make for a smooth running kichen
Planning: How to make a Menu -- Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Meditation: clearning the mind

 
Locations
Location: The Kelp Forest
The Watchtower: A Landmark for Navigation
The Medical Library: A Place to Volunteer
Place: Opal Temple Kitchens feed patients and staff
Place: Opal Temple entrance
Place: South Tower, Rak'keli's Altar

 
People
Alissa Nova: Head of Restoration at the Medical Library
Alissa Nova: An Encouraging Mentor
Person: Merida Surval -- Receptionist

 
Religion and Magic
Lore of Religion: Rak’keli
Priskil: A Light to Follow
Religion: Burning Sage for Prayer
Healing: Respect the Gnosis

 
Misc
The Relative Endlessness of the Ocean
The Desire of Shallow Tides to Embrace the Shore
Tides Farther from Shore Pull One Out
A Konti's Presence: Welcomed by Underwater Wildlife
A Sore Back and Hand: Repayment for a Good Deed
Plan Before Leaving the City
Djed storm of 512av
Destruction invokes sense of helplessness
An act of kindness brings back hope.
Actions speak louder than words to help others
A Determined choice, Opal Order Student



Skills

Skill EXP Total Proficiency
Bodybuilding +3 3 Novice
Botany +10 10 Novice
Cleaning +2 2 Novice
Cooking 30 SP +9 39 Competent
Copying +3 3 Novice
Endurance +6 6 Novice
Drawing +6 6 Novice
Floristry +2 2 Novice
Foraging +2 2 Novice
Herbalism +4 4 Novice
Land Navigation +2 2 Novice
Medicine 10 RB 10 Novice
Meditation +8 8 Novice
Negotiation +1 1 Novice
Observation +25 25 Novice
Organization +3 3 Novice
Planning +1 1 Novice
Rhetoric +1 1 Novice
Socialization +3 3 Novice
Weapon: Suvai 10 SP 10 Novice
Wilderness Survival 10 SP+5 15 (Sea) Novice
Writing +11 11 Novice
Last edited by Okara on September 13th, 2016, 8:02 pm, edited 7 times in total.
I have several new clients at work that are keeping me busy and exhausted, I will respond to my threads as soon as I am able. Sorry for any delays.
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Okara
Great stories start with humble beginnings.
 
Posts: 130
Words: 90012
Joined roleplay: May 30th, 2016, 12:34 am
Location: Mura
Race: Konti
Character sheet
Storyteller secrets
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Medals: 1
Mizahar Grader (1)

Okara

Postby Okara on June 17th, 2016, 6:02 pm

In Character Journeys

Thread List

Thread Title Date Skills Notes
Volunteering at the Medical Library Winter 6, 491 +3 Writing, +3 Copying, +1 Botany Flasback, training copying and developing relations with the Library
Present Practice and Practicing Futures Summer 49, 502 Incomplete Flashback with Estrellir Konrath
Helplessness or Motivation Spring 5, 512 +3 Observation, +1 Bodybuilding, +2 Meditation Flashback to aftermath of djed storm
Exploring the Coastline Spring 61, 514 Incomplete Okara meets Aladari Coolwater
Meditation and Exploration Among the Kelp Summer 3, 516 +2 Bodybuilding, +1 Endurance, +1 Foraging, +1 Land Navigation, +3 Meditation, +3 Observation, +4 Wilderness Survival Solo
Wine and Poetry, a Natural Pairing Summer 7,516 incomplete Open thread, incomplete
Counting Shades of Yellow Summer 8, 516 +4 Observation, +2 Meditation, +1 Wilderness Survival, +1 Land Navigation, +2 Floristry Okara gets turned around in the Silverwood and ends up offering prayers to Priskil
The Doings of Ordinary Days Summer 11, 516 +1 Endurance, +1 Foraging, +3 Observation, +1 Cooking, +1 Negotiation, +1 Rhetoric, +1 Meditation, +1 Botany Solo of a few random things.
Long Lectures and Hurried Notes Summer 14, 516 +1 Socialization, +2 Observation, +3 Drawing, +4 Writing, +5 Botany, +1 Herbalism Solo, Okara begins herbalism class
Simmering Soups in Summer Summer 26, 516 +3 Endurance, +3 Observation, +5 Cooking Summer, 516 Job Thread
Memorizing Methods of Responsible Collection Summer 37, 516 +3 Herbalism, +3 Writing, +4 Observation, +3 Botany, +3 Drawing, +1 Organization, +1 Socialization Herbalism Class thread
Jets of Ink Summer 80, 516 Incomplete Okara fishes for squid with Tap
Slippery Squid and Seaweed Salad Summer 81, 516 +2 Cleaning, +3 Cooking, +1 Planning, +2 Organization, +1 Socialization, +1 Endurance, +1 Writing, +3 Observation Job Thread
Splishing and a Splashing Fall 48, 516 Incomplete Okara meets Hwyn
I have several new clients at work that are keeping me busy and exhausted, I will respond to my threads as soon as I am able. Sorry for any delays.
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Okara
Great stories start with humble beginnings.
 
Posts: 130
Words: 90012
Joined roleplay: May 30th, 2016, 12:34 am
Location: Mura
Race: Konti
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Medals: 1
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