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Martini Elwood

Postby Martini Elwood on June 16th, 2017, 4:32 am

Martini Elwood
A Stain of Color.

Don't look too hard, you might find my mistakes.
Full Name: Martini Belrose Elwood
Race: Human
Age: 24 | 20th of Winter, 495BV
Gender: Female
Height: 5’7”
Weight: 138lbs

Profession: Artist
Housing: Solar Wind Apartments, Lhavit

Likes: Art, Her Creative Zone
Dislikes: Djed, Art block
Merits: Ambitious
Flaws: Single Minded

Fluent: Common
Basic: -
Poor: Tukant

Worships: Akvin
PC Model: Maia Mitchell
Martini is a somewhat tall woman with long and slender limbs. She has light caramel skin and hazelnut brown eyes. She has a roundish face, and a shapely body. She has thick lashes that and a sharp nose. Her hair, a light brown, travels just past her neck, and often she wears her hair pinned up or back to keep it from her eyes.

Martini wears a loose hanging pale blue shirt that falls just below her waist and simple silk pants that are black in color. She chooses to wear sandals and has a leather cloak for when the weather gets cold. While painting, no matter where she is, her clothing is always similar. A short sleeve shirt, preferably of silk, and shorts or pants depending on the season. On top of that lay an apron to keep the paint from covering her clothes. Martini also puts her hair in a ponytail or bun.

Often times she is seen with heavy circles and bags around her eyes, which she will sometimes conceal with face powders and such.

Injuries :
Injury Description Received: Duration Thread Link
Bruised buttocks that make walking difficult for 5 days 1st of Summer, 517: Five Days Kuvan Test

Am I that different?
Martini has matured a bit since her time in Riverfall and her move to Lhavit. She's still a bit soft spoken, but she tends to function normally now in social situations - she seems more open to talking to others than she was before. Her workaholic nature hasn't changed much, but she has deigned to take better care of herself by forcing her eyes from her current project.

Pre :
The Artist:

The brunette is seemingly always finding something new to paint. Be it a person, place, or object, she will draw it if it inspires her. She is very bright and (naturally) creative. She loves to experience things first hand but mainly as a means for her muse. She zones out when drawing, focusing exclusively on the task at hand.

The Person:

Martini isn't much of a person, as an old friend called her, she is more of a machine than anything. She doesn't function well in social gatherings unless it's about art. When people speak to her the first thing they notice is a heavy Sylirain accent. She often keeps her answers short and to the point, to the point of being curt. This causes her many problems with making friends, as it makes it seem she has no time for anyone.

She's not the healthiest person either. When working, often Martini forgets to sleep and eat, only getting up for bathroom breaks or if she needs to add new notes to the information sheet of the drawing. She is never negligent in her work and loves experimenting with new styles and forms of art. She values hard work and dedication.

Paint it away.
Martini was born in Syliras, Sylira. As a young girl she was Martini was introduced to the arts very early in life. Her mother, Marian, was a beautiful dancer and her father, Lenard, had mastered the art of storytelling. While they had no high expectations for Martini, they did indulge her curious habits and hobbies.

She wanted to learn how to dance? Her mother indulged her. She wanted to learn how to write? Her father taught her. She wanted to know how to read? He mother helped her. Martini had everything she could possibly want. Except one thing was missing from her life. Her special talent. At first, she thought it was writing, because she often thought up poems or free verses that she would share with her parents for critique. When Martini began to show interest in drawing at the age of ten, Marian and Lenard combined their knowledge to put together an Artist's Toolkit.

Martini began to take Art classes at 14, when she realized that she was seriously interested in the craft. She began to live and breath drawing. She drew when she was sad, angry, happy... she drew all kinds of landscapes. She had started off doodling stick figures, but when she saw how beautiful concept art and landscapes were? That became her specialty. Her mother and father paid for her schooling and art classes, and they lived a happy life in Syliras until the Djed storms tore everything apart.

Yes, the Djed storms of 512 were hard for the seventeen year old. The swept over the land claiming many lives outside the city, but Martini tried her best to remain strong until those storms claimed the lives of her parents. They were rushing to shelter when her father turned back around to run into the house, he rushed them into shelter and bore the raging storm head on.

When her father didn't return, Martini realized he was more than likely dead, and she and her mother mourned for a two seasons before her mother grew ill and died from a broken heart. She would never know what her father thought was so important he had to risk his life for it. Before dying she made Martini swear to make her father proud, but after she too had passed martini evolved the goal into becoming the best artist so that her name would reach the heavens and her parents could smile down on her from above.

Though she didn't stay in Syliras for long after wards, because her house brought painful and distracting memories to her mind. She packed up her stuff and moved to Riverfall a year later in 513, but didn't arrive until 515. Once in Riverfall she immersed herself in her studies. She bought a home with the money left to her at the Kuahala estates, and enrolled in artisan classes at the school in Riverfall where she studies now even at the age of 21.

Fall 518AV
Was running her solution? Or was it a catalyst?

Martini flees Riverfall and sets foot in Lhavit hoping to run away from a series of events that would provide further grief. Once she has settled, she wakes to find the object of her fear has followed her and she decides no amount of escape is enough to distance her from her past.. or future.
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Martini Elwood
Painting away Anguish
Posts: 186
Words: 133955
Joined roleplay: June 16th, 2017, 2:19 am
Location: Lhavit
Race: Human
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Martini Elwood

Postby Martini Elwood on June 16th, 2017, 4:33 am

I know I can…
Skill Experience Total Level
Acrobatics +1 1 Novice
Acting +1 1 Novice
Botany +1 1 Novice
Brawling +1 1 Novice
Cleaning +2,+1 3 Novice
Cosmetology +2,+1,+1,+1 5 Novice
Dancing 5SP 5 Novice
Endurance +2,+1,+1,+1,+1,+2,+2,+1 11 Novice
Floristry +2 2 Novice
Gardening +1,+1,+1 3 Novice
Intelligence +1,+1 2 Novice
Interrogation +1,+2,+1 4 Novice
Intimidation +1,+1 2 Novice
Investigation +1,+1,+1,+1 4 Novice
Land Navigation: City +1,+2,+2,+1 6 Novice
Leadership +1,+2,+1,+1,+1 6 Novice
Logic +2,+3,+1 6 Novice
Medicine +1 1 Novice
Meditation +1,+2,+1,+1,+2 7 Novice
Negotiation +1,+1,+1,+1 4 Novice
Organization +3,+1,+3,+1,+1,+1,+1,+1,+1,+2 15 Novice
Painting 5SP,+2,+1 8 Novice
Persuasion +2,+1,+1,+1,+1 6 Novice
Philosophy +1,+2,+2,+2 7 Novice
Planning +1,+1,+2,+4,+1,+1,+2,+2,+1 15 Novice
Rhetoric +3,+2,+1,+1,+1,+2 10 Novice
Running +4 4 Novice
Subterfuge +1,+1 2 Novice
Tactics +2,+1 3 Novice
Teaching +3,+1,+1 5 Novice
Weapon: Kukri +2 2 Novice
Writing +2,+1,+1,+1 5 Novice

Skill Experience Total Level
Weapon: Dagger 26SP, +2,+1 29 Competent

Skill Experience Total Level
Drawing 15RB, 14SP,+5,+1,+4,+5,+3,+3,+2 52 Expert
Observation +2,+4,+5,+3,+2,+2,+2,+1,+2,+2,+3,+2,+2,+2,+3,+4,+4,+4,+2,+3,+4 58 Expert
Socialization +2,+2,+5,+3,+5,+2,+2,+1,+2,+2,+3,+1,+2,+3,+2,+1,+4,+3,+2,+2,+3,+4 56 Expert

Skill Experience Total Level
Starting PC | +26R
Skill Bonuses
Interrogation (L1) | +1R
Intimidation (L1) | +1R
Meditation (L1) | +1R
Leadership (L1) | +1R
Endurance (L1) | +1R
Gnosis Bonuses
None | +0R
Total Resolve: 31R

Lores: 195
Be greater than them.
People n Races
Hinma: Shinya in training
Shinya: basic overview
Kayli: A true & faithful friend
Kayli: Terrified of snakes
Kayli Evers: Closest Friend
Grim Ravenwood: Strange Bluish Arm
Grim Ravenwood: Dressed in Black, With a Raven
Grim Ravenwood: Half-Isur
Grim Ravenwood: Mysterious Scythe Tattoo
Dusk: Skull Crow and Grim’s Companion
An Unsettling Encounter With a Troubled Man
People: Alice Lewis
People: Robinson
Dev'Ania: neighbor at the Solar Winds
Silka: Owner of The Velvet Curtain
Hollow: Horribly scarred
Hollow: Unusual starburst eyes
Eypharians: A race that possess multiple arms
People: Noemi and Adie, florists
Keper: proprietor of the Good Book
Lore of the physical appearance of a Nuit
People: Savis Maren
Savis Maren: employed at Tain's Studio
Lhavitians: don't need holidays to celebrate
Hinma: covered in scars
Hinma: born in Sunberth
Hinma: the story behind her scar
People: Madeira Craven
Madeira: trustworthy

Riverfall: Layout
Riverfall: Men Stare at Women
Location: Kendoka Sasaran
Riverfall location: The Courier Express
Location: Lapis Park
Location: The Valkalah Academy
Location: Valkalah Library
Location: the Silk Palace
Riverfall: A beautiful city full of art
Lapis Park, Riverfall: A stunning garden
Riverfall location: Knirin Gardens
Riverfall location: The Velvet Curtain Brothel
Riverfall sunrises are breathtaking no matter how long you have lived in the city
Location: Cosmo Center
Lhavit: uses Kina currency
Location: Tain’s Studio
The Good Book: a bookbinder on Zintia
Location: Azure Market
Location: Willis Weapons
Location: Surya Plaza

Drawing: drawing from memory
Drawing: thick vs thin charcoal
Drawing: Line of Action
Drawing: The line of action is the motion & flow of the pose
Drawing: The line of action aids dynamism, foreshortening & proportions
Drawing: Set folded paper under the hand to stop smudging
Drawing: Shading in color
Quills are inefficient tools for shading
Drawing: Blending colors together
Drawing technique: reference study
Drawing: how to give life study's definition
Artistry: inspiration dulls over time
Drawing: drawing eyes
Drawing: ink will bleed through stacked paper
Drawing: the Line of Action
Drawing: Drawing from sight versus imagination
Painting: Any surface may be painted
Drawing: Beginning with geometrical shapes
Drawing: Embellish details over simple outlines
Drawing: View a piece as a whole when looking for corrections
Drawing: Inking over charcoal to add depth
Drawing: warm up exercises
Drawing: the texture of the moon
Drawing: how to draw water reflections
Painting: mixing colors
Drawing: Kukri concept art
Drawing: starting with structure
Drawing: tattoo concepts

Obtained Kuvan Status
Kuvan Tattoo: Mark of Riverfall citizenship
Martini: Prefers the comfort of her apartment
Martini: Still grieves for her parents
Martini: Not a good actress
Martini: Wishing for a small house with a garden
Martini: Djed dreams
Martini: Haunted by nightmares
Martini: Wishes to learn to make her own paint
Martini: Wishes to learn to carve figurines
Martini: Possessed by the ghost of her father.. and the magic easel?
Freeing oneself of grief and moving on
Martini: gets headaches from loud crowds
Lore of the never ending process of grief
Lore of a panic attack

Tactics: Always Have to Be Ready
Endurance: Refusing to Give Up the Fight
Endurance: pushing through fear
Tactics: Don’t Worry About Opponent’s Safety
Negotiation: Setting the terms of a commission
Organization: Keeping a record of clients & commissions
Philosophy: live for them
Interrogation: Challenging conflicting information
Investigation: the mystery of the flower carving
Meditation: Letting your imagination inspire you
Endurance: Working through the night
Intelligence: Reading facial expressions
Leadership: Setting deadlines with clients
Organization: By color darkest to lightest
Investigation: Tattoos Make People Recognizable
Medicine: All Nighters Cause Health Problems
Meditation: controlled breathing
Socialization: tolerating rude people
Socialization: introducing yourself
Persuasion: explaining yourself... poorly
Leadership: enacting a plan
Teaching: getting around technical jargon
Socialization: giving an apology
Observation: The rich scents of a garden
Teaching: Giving art tips and hints to a novice
Investigation: Asking questions to learn more
Socialization: Comforting someone who is upset
Subterfuge: Evading confrontation by changing the subject
Endurance: Overworking to avoid sleep
Rhetoric: Succinctly expressing what you want
Negotiation: Offering your best price upfront
Socialization: Blunt, bold questions can be perceived as rude
Land Navigation: reading a city map
Floristry: all flowers have a meaning
Floristry: snowdrop means hope or purity
Floristry: characteristics of Hyacinth seeds
Floristry: Hyacinth symbolizes grief
Gardening: potting plants
Botany: the basics of keeping potted plants healthy
Philosophy: the nature of grief
Negotiation: reasoned comparison
Persuasion: heading off an argument
Land Navigation: learning to read a map
Observation: inspecting quality
Land Navigation: reading a map
Kukri: brief overview
Intimidation: Using facial expressions to appear tougher
Planning: Bringing a weapon to explore the wilds
Brawling: Using anything nearby as a projectile
Leadership: Delegating under pressure
Endurance: Using adrenaline to carry you through
Meditation: Building mental fortitude
Endurance: Withstanding possession and the war in ones head
Persuasion: A mental push
Philosophy: Questioning the Gods and one's purpose
Philosophy: Conflict is just a part of life
Philosophy: Pain of holding on worth keeping the memory alive
Cosmetology: Morning cleansing routine
Gardening: Watering a plant when soil is dry
Teaching: the basic primary colors
Acting: faking a smile
Socialization: motor mouth
Cosmetology: using face powder to cover dark circles
Socialization: a social faux pas
Organization: preparing for the day
Organization: setting up an impromptu studio
Leadership: directing a model
Observation: figure study
Gardening: keeping a plant alive out of spite
Socialization: the proper way to greet a client
Negotiation: settling payment

Gods n Gnosis
Lore of prayers to Akvin
Priskill: Goddess of radiance, hope & vigilance
Morwen's Absence: Lack of Winter still a problem
Magic Easel: Origins
Magic Easel: Abilities
Magic Easel: A source of inner conflict and turmoil
Magic: Dangerous and unpredictable
Magic: Once feared, now a curiosity
Magic Easel: Followed Martini from Riverfall
Magic: effects of overgiving
Magic: sweet whispers
Lore of meeting the neighbors
It’s Not Over Until It’s Over
It is easier to forget the past than to confront it
Creativity and inspiration cannot be forced
Finding inspiration in the stories of others
Lore of the Okomo
Color matching
Lore of Alice's rules for her students
Finding inspiration in the stories of others
Lore of a first assigned client
The delightful feel of cool grass under hot feet
Understanding Lenard's sacrifice
A connection between the magic easel and Lenard Elwood's ghost
Interacting with and experiencing the ghost of one's father
Symbolism: New plant growth akin to personal growth
Fear of parents being nothing more than a memory
Lore of the bizarre Lhavitian sleep schedule
Preparation: Better safe than sorry
Crowds are drawn to the best performance
City Event: The Ponrose Overgiving incident
Lore of the personal significance of tattoos
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Martini Elwood
Painting away Anguish
Posts: 186
Words: 133955
Joined roleplay: June 16th, 2017, 2:19 am
Location: Lhavit
Race: Human
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Medals: 3
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Martini Elwood

Postby Martini Elwood on June 16th, 2017, 4:35 am

What I have…
On Person
Small Sheath, Leather
- Dagger
- Map, City (Lhavit)
- Blank Book (Paper)
- Binder (Sturdy Folio)
- Charcoal Sticks x5
- Waterskin
- Comb (Bone)
- Brush (Bone)
In Home
- Blue Paint (5oz)
- Red Paint (5oz)
- Yellow Paint (5oz)
- Ink Sticks (10)
Canopy Bed (Rented)
Desk, Average (Rented)
- Artists Kit
- Quill x2
- Blood Red Ink (1 oz) 4/5
- Ruby Red Ink (1 oz) 4/5
- Pale Red Ink (1 oz) 4/5
- Blank Book (Paper)
- Blank Book (Parchment)
- Charcoal sticks x5
- Blank Canvas (30 sq.in)
x1 Chair (Cushioned), Average (Rented)
Wash Basin, Average
Couch, Average (rented)
Hearth, Average
- Fire Tool
Chest, Average (Rented)
1 chamber pot
Plants and Tools
x1 Flower Pot, Medium
- x5 Hyacinth Seeds, rare (planted)
x1 Spade
x1 Shovel
x1 Dracaena Plant (rented)
- Soap
- Razor
- Toothpaste (4 oz)
- Toothbrush
- Mouth wash (8 oz)
- Skin Cream (4 oz)
- Flint & Steel
- Simple Pale Blue Shirt
- Headwear, Yarn Cowl
- Yarn Scarf
- Simple Black Pants
- Simple Leather Cloak
- Leather Simple Sandals
- Leather Shoes
- Leather Boots, High
- Linen Apron
- Gloves leather
- Undergarments x10
Artist's Toolkit (25GM)

An old toolkit put together by her parents, Martini has used this toolkit since she reached double digits. This kit contains a number of items useful to those who produce art; paintings, drawings and sketches. There is a collection of various types of brushes, a number of different sized canvases, a number of small bowls and a handful of specially shaped charcoal. Every season Martini renews the supplies.
Magic Items
- Moving Painting detailing her Father's Death [x]
- Item
- Item
- Item
Art Pieces
- Mother's Portrait (Drawn, Competent) [x]
- Father's Portrait (Drawn, Competent)[x]
- Crude Flame (Painted, Novice) [x]
- Moonlit Waterfall (Drawn, Competent)[x]
- Forested Area (Drawn, Competent) [x]


Summer 518
Name Credit Debit Total
Rollover - - 464GM 2SM 46CM
LE: Summer 518 - -135gm 329GM 2SM 46CM
Autumn 518
Name Credit Debit Total
Rollover - - 329GM 2SM 46CM
Sold Furniture for Movebookcase (4gm)chair, average (3sm 5cm)dresser, average (1gm)Cupboard, Average (1gm)table, average (5cm) +6GM 3SM 10CM - 355GM 5SM 56CM
Exchange and Map Purchase +353KI 5TK 56JK -353GM 5SM 56CM 353KI 5TK 56JK
Prismatic PetalsHyacinth Seeds, Rare approved by Lumi 5ki \ Medium Pot, 6tk \ Shovel 2ki \ Spade 2ki [x] +9TK -1KI 6TK 342KI 8TK 56JK
Canvas 30sq.in [x] - -1JK 342KI 8TK 55JK
Paper, Sheet x2 [x] - -8TK 342KI 55JK
Tains StudioPaint, Blue (5oz) 5JK / Paint, Blue (5oz) 5JK / Paint, Blue (5oz) 5JK [x] - -15JK 342KI 40JK
LE/Rent: Fall 518*The extra 13KI covers the replacement of used/damaged pieces of Marini's heirloom. It's have the kits price rounded up. +5TK -194KI 5TK 148KI 5TK 40JK
Wages: Fall 518 +273KI - 421KI 5TK 40JK
Winter 518
Name Credit Debit Total
Rollover - - 421KI 5TK 40JK
Binder & Ink Sticks[x] - -10KI 411KI 5TK 40JK
LE/Rent: Winter 518 - -180KI 5TK 231KI 40JK
Winter 519
Name Credit Debit Total
Rollover - - 231KI 40JK
Azure MarketBoots, High 1ki / Shoes 6jk / Scarf 1ki / Headwear, Cowl 1ki [x] - -3KI 6JK 228KI 34JK

Inactive Seasons:
Fall 517, Winter 517, Spring 518, Spring 519, Summer 519, Autumn 519

The Solar Winds, [rented /simple] 400st ft | Includes a canopy bed, a wooden desk, a cushioned chair, a hearth, small couch, chest, and wash basin; A few potted plants and a picture or two decorate every apartment.

Layout :

Can’t define who I am.
Thread Date Status
Paws and Claws Winter, 8 ongoing
Broken Routine Winter, 9 ongoing
Face It Winter, 88 ongoing
Thread Date Status
Reasons 1st of Summer Graded
Fight or Flight 3rd of Summer Graded
Lessons 7th of Summer Graded
Of things Lost 32nd of Summer Graded
Settling In 7th of Autumn Graded
Make It Work 8th of Autumn Graded
A tribute 10th of Autumn Graded
New Canvas 14th of Autumn Graded
Skinnydipping 63rd of Autumn completed
Hello Neighbor 2nd of Winter Graded
Concept Work 5th of Winter Graded
Binders and Knives 5th of Winter Graded
Concept Work II 7th of Winter Graded
Colorful Dead 10th of Winter Graded
Joyous Times 20th of Winter Graded
Reasons II 30th of Winter Graded
The Encounter 35th of Winter Graded
Magic and Make-Up 61st of Winter graded
Thread Date Status
Kuvan Test 1st of Summer Graded
Student Once More 40th - 42nd of Summer Graded
A Favor In Ink 2nd - 7th of Summer Graded
Good Friends, Bad Requests 24th of Summer Graded
Part of the Scenery 31st of Summer Graded
Shape, Color, Light 14th of Summer Graded
A Splatter of Emotion 66th of Summer Graded
Thread Date Status
- -
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Martini Elwood
Painting away Anguish
Posts: 186
Words: 133955
Joined roleplay: June 16th, 2017, 2:19 am
Location: Lhavit
Race: Human
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Medals: 3
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Martini Elwood

Postby Martini Elwood on June 16th, 2017, 4:35 am

ImageName: Lenard Elwood
Race: Ghost (Formerly human)
Date of Birth: Summer 34th, 475AV (Aged 56 at death)
Place of Birth: Syliras, Sylira
Title/Occupation: Storyteller (Entertainer)
- Possession (30)
- Materialization (10)
- Projection (10)

Martini’s deceased father has come back from the grave mute and unable to speak to her. He was a charismatic man if nothing else, but all that has since withered away into disgruntled bitterness. He wishes to push Martini out of the nest, further than he could have when he was alive - but her resistance to everything that scares her makes it hard. He only wants the best for his little girl - and if that means haunting her Easel for a bit that’s fine. he'd come back because he had unfished business but he's long since forgotten it and got tied to the world of the living. He has no idea how to detach himself to be with his wife, but he believes Martini can help.
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Painting away Anguish
Posts: 186
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Joined roleplay: June 16th, 2017, 2:19 am
Location: Lhavit
Race: Human
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