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Banu Seafoam

Postby Banu Seafoam on July 7th, 2017, 8:08 pm

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Information on the Seafoam Pod is still in development


Born the 23rd of Summer, 500 AV
Banu
Lady of the Sea


Personality
We are but tiny broken shells, drifting in the foam
Full Name: Banu Seafoam
Race: Human, Svefra
Gender: Female
Height: 5'5
Weight: 119
Birthplace: Suvan Sea
Gnosis: Oceanus, First Mark
Profession: Living in the Pod
Housing: Small Casinore
Likes: Storms. Banu loves them, she worships them. Every important moment in Banu's life was marked with a storm. She also likes swimming, sailing, helping out around the Pod, partying and carving.
Dislikes: Landlubbers, bananas, outsider pirates, and poachers.
Merits: Strong willed, resilient, deep like the see and unpredictable like the storms which she loves.
Flaws: Banu is as temperamental as the weather above the waters she calls home, changing from sunny to stormy in a matter of seconds. Her unpredictable tendencies make her particularly hard to discuss controversial matters with. With Banu, a friendly debate may turn into a brawl, a few negative comments may be taken to the highest level of personal offense.

Fluent: Fratava
Basic: Common
Poor: xXx
If you ask any of her pod members about Banu, they will tell you that she is an embodiment of the weather itself. On the morning of her birth, the winds blew and the lighting flashed and then it became calm and the sun shone gently over the open waters until night came. Many of her kin like to joke that the unpredictable skies on her day of birth became a part of her, for she is as erratic and fickle as they come.

Her anger is dangerous, but very quick, dissipating at a moments notice. She can be loud and destructive like the gales over the waters, or quite and contemplative like a gentle, salty breeze.

Banu was born into her pod and she plans to die in it as well. Unlike some of the more ambitious young women who wish to become Lias, Banu is happy to be a free-spirit without all the responsibility that comes with being the matriarch of a pod. She is fiercely loyal to her pod members, and while she may be rude and unbearable at times, she loves them all and they feel the same.

Her feet itch to move, move, move, never wanting to stay in one place. As a child, her parents did not need to force her to learn to swim, Banu was eager, running towards the water every chance she got.

"Jack of all trades, master of none, but better than a master of one."

She learns quickly, an adequate swimmer, fisherman, weather reader, and sailor, as well as a craftsman of her carvings, especially whalebone carvings, a skill which has been passed down through her family for generations. She plans to one day become a master carpenter.

While Banu is happy to help with the child-rearing in her pod, often times the Lia finds other tasks for her to do out of the fear that Banu might bring all the young ones with her into one of her crazy schemes. And when they say crazy, they do not exaggerate. Banu loves to do things that are both impractical and dangerous, and she is very happy to bring a willing participant along with her.

Her games started young and typical, betting that she could hold her breath underwater the longest, which often ended up disastrous. As she got older, they got more dangerous. A few of her favorite pastimes include trying to catch young sharks with her bare hands, diving deep down with her Tavan, directing her ship straight into storms, and dolphin surfing, all of which are viewed with a sort of resigned dismay by her pod.

Banu also enjoys harassing ships that pass through their waters unaccompanied by Svefra escorts, and this is one activity that Banu's pod will join in on with her.

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Banu is a notorious partier. She loves the planning, the festivities and the aftermath of every festival and is actively involved in making sure there is at least one celebration a month. Guests at such festivals are warned of Banu, she drinks, she talks and she flirts, but she isn't to be crossed. Alcohol makes her more unpredictable, and it's wise to let those who know her handle the girl when she is intoxicated.

Despite Banu's wild side, she is a devout worshipper of Laviku, leaving offerings to him whenever possible. She is the first person to tell you that she is but an insignificant speck in the vast domains of her gods, a rare flash of humility that is only seen when discussing religion with her.


History
There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.
Banu was born into her pod to the couple Azure and Khalid, during a great, thundering storm. It raged for the early hours of her birth, lasting almost a full day and damaging several ships. Ironically, her parents decided to name her 'Banu', meaning rays of the sunlight, and as evening came, the storm suddenly dissipated. The ocean calmed and was washed a brilliant orange by the setting sun.

The next notable event in her life was when the girl's mother, Azure, passed away, killed in yet another bad storm that swept over the sea while the woman was out fishing. When asked about her, Banu will admit that while she wishes she had known Azure better, she is too young to truly remember her mother and thus feels wistful instead of grief struck when thinking about her.

Several years later, another storm hit, and Banu's friend Mati died tragically when they were both swept off the boat and lost at sea. Banu was the only one to make it back to her pod in one piece. Mati's death left a permanent impression on Banu. She withdrew from her pod after the incident, spending most of her time swimming, praying, and attempting to duplicate the intricate carvings of her mother. It took nearly eight seasons for her to finally come back out of her shell and reclaim the wild, playful side of herself that had been lost in her grief.

After that, Banu's life resumed its sense of normalcy. Despite her experiences in the past, she stayed absolutely fascinated by storms, often hanging from the front of the ship to feel the spray of rain in her face and hear the booming thunder while the other pod children huddled below deck, soothing their fear with fairy tales.

Khalid left when Banu was fifteen to follow a romantic conquest into another pod, but Banu stayed behind, every loyal to the Lia and her podkin. Now that is considered an Adult, she is being encouraged by the Lia to find a suitable partner to have children with. Banu, however, is fickle in every way, including romance, and while dalliances have their appeal, she has no intention to settle down anytime soon.


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Appearance
If looks could kill, you'd be six feet under.
Banu is tan and lithe, with blue eyes like twin hurricanes about to make landfall and a death glare that wreaks havoc wherever she goes. Her hair is black and shiny, like a captured piece of the starless night sky, and her body is freckled and littered with scars from childhood incidents. She is muscled and well toned from days working on her boat and diving under the waves, and her left eye is lazy and will drift from time to time.

Gnosis Mark :
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Notable Scars :
A small shark bite mark on her back:

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A scar from a fishing hook on her left hand:

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A scar on her right foot from coral:

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Tattoos :
Pod Tattoo
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Tavan Tattoo:

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Young Banu



Tavan
A friend to all is a friend to none.
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Arnav is Banu's rather large, rather lazy best friend. The two met during a dark time in Banu's life, after her cousin, Mati, passed away. Arnav is attributed with helping bring Banu out of her grief. If Banu isn't on her ship, chances are likely she's taking a dive with her favorite swimming buddy. Arnav is 25 ft long, and about thirty years old. Chances are, he'll outlive Banu by more than one hundred years.


Superstitions and Customs
Tradition is a guide and not a jailer.
Every pod has its own customs and superstitions, and the Seafoam pod is no different.

Superstitions:
  • Whistling encourages strong winds. Often, on still days, you will find that almost everyone in the Seafoam pod is whistling in order to encourage the wind to come back. On days with strong winds, whistling is forbidden. Banu tends not to join in on this particular superstition, preferring to pray to Zulrav instead.
  • Never kill an Albatross, Dolphin, or Seagull.
  • Many Seafoam pod members wear bells to chase the souls of drowned spirits away.
  • Three seagulls flying together, directly overhead, are a warning of death soon to come.
  • Never let someone paint your likeness, to do so is to let them take your soul.
  • Always send a blood offering to Laviku before fishing in his waters. Blood repaid in blood.
  • Never count your fish until the day is over.
  • Salt your nets to catch more fish.
  • A fish should always be eaten from the head toward the tail.
  • A dead fish with a hook still in its mouth placed under the bed during childbirth will ease the pain of labor.
  • A child born on land is guaranteed not have Laviku's eyes.
  • Any and all drinking must be done above deck.
  • Never name your ship after a living person, especially someone in the pod.
  • Prayers on a ship should always be done on the starboard side.
  • Never bring a banana on board a pod ship.

Traditions:
  • A dance is held every full moon.
  • On a person's birthday, they will find their shirt stolen while they were sleeping. The shirt is usually wrapped around the gift intended for the birthday boy/girl and hidden on one of the various ships in the pod. Thus, every birthday in the pod results in a hilarious, half-naked, scavenger hunt.
  • Families will often switch children with another family in the pod every season.
  • Couples exchange locks of hair to be beaded and worn like jewelry. It is not uncommon for someone to have five or six said locks marking past and present conquests. To burn said lock of hair is to sever all ties.
  • Partner carrying competitions are held annually. The person who can swim the longest with their partner hanging on their back gets a gift from the Lia, who does not participate.


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Skills
Learning how to learn is the most important skill of all.
 
Physical
SkillExperienceTotalLevel
Swimming/Diving10 SP, 10 RB 20 Novice
Fishing+10 SP10Novice

 
Mental
SkillExperienceTotalLevel
*Wilderness Survival10 SP10Novice


*Survival on the Sea.

 
Social
SkillExperienceTotalLevel
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Skills and Crafts
SkillExperienceTotalLevel
Carving10 pts, SP10Novice
Sailing10 pts, SP10Novice
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Arcane
SkillExperienceTotalLevel
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Lores
A fool believes himself to know all, a wise man embraces his ignorance.
 
Social
Lore of Svefra Culture
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Three
Four

 
Location
One
Two
Three
Four

 
Event
One
Two
Three
Four

 
Religion
Lore of Religion: Laviku
Two
Three
Four

 
Other 2
One
Two
Three
Four

 
Other 3
One
Two
Three
Four


NPCs
Everyone will eventually be pulled into the current.
Played Pod Members (Created With Permission From the Help Desk):
 
Pawan
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Name: Pawan Seafoam
Race: Human (Svefra)
Status: Alive
DoB: 32nd of Fall, 498, AV
PoB: Suvan Sea
Gnosis: Oceanus, Level One
Skills: Sailing, Swimming, Fishing, Wilderness Survival

Pawan is a shy, soft-spoken individual who recently joined the pod after his died out in unknown circumstances. He is closest to Banu out of all the pod members, with their opposite personalities often balancing themselves out. Pawan has a rocky relationship with Dhilan, and the two tend to avoid each other as much as possible.

 
Dhilan
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Name: Dhilan Seafoam
Race: Human (Svefra)
Status: Alive.
DoB: 10th of Spring, 485, AV
PoB: Suvan Sea
Gnosis: Oceanus, Level One
Skills: Sailing, Swimming, Fishing, Brawling, Shipbuilding

Dhilan is the sole romantic partner of Hanima and father of Leela, Lahar and Mati. He is not the father of the unnamed child that Hanima gave birth to back in 505 AV. Dhilan is hot-headed and easily angered, and he clashes frequently with Pawan.

 
Hanima
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Name: Hanima Seafoam
Race: Human (Svefra)
Status: Alive.
DoB: 1st of Winter, 485, AV
PoB: Suvan Sea
Gnosis: Oceanus, Level One
Skills: Dancing, Singing, Swimming, Sailing, Medicine

Hanima the sweet-natured daughter of Aarna and mother of Leela, Lahar, and Mati. She also birthed the unnamed baby back in 505 AV, though it is not a topic you want to bring up to her. Hanima is the most nurturing out of all of the pod members and the pod healer.

 
Lia Aarna
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Name: Aarna Seafoam
Race: Human (Svefra)
Status: Alive, Lia of Seafoam Pod
DoB: 32nd of Fall, 465, AV
PoB: Suvan Sea
Gnosis: Oceanus, Level One
Skills: Sailing, Swimming, Fishing, Leadership, Intelligence.

Lia Aarna became the leader of the Seafoams when she was in her twenties. She is a dedicated and strong willed leader who manages her pod well as a whole, but often neglects individuals. Lia is a believer in 'the needs of the group outweigh the needs of the individual'. Because of this, she can come off as insensitive and uncaring.

 
Leelu and Lahar
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Name: Leela and Lahar Seafoam
Race: Human (Svefra)
Status: Alive
DoB: 32nd of Fall, 512, AV
PoB: Suvan Sea
Gnosis: Oceanus, Level One
Skills: Swimming, Acrobatics, Animal Husbandry

Leela and Lahar are identical twins born to Hanima and Dhilan. They have a special affinity for animals and are found in the water more often than not. While they look alike on the outside, their personalities could not be more different. Lahar takes after her father, with an outgoing personality that borders on bossy, while Leela takes after her good-natured mother. Despite their differences, they get along with each other swimmingly.


 
Chhavi
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Name: Chhavi & Pod Members
Race: Short-beaked common dolphin
Status: Pardisa, Podkin to the Seafoam family

Chhavi is the Pardisa to Lia Aarna, and her pod travels everywhere the Seafoams go.


Deceased or no longer in pod:


 
Mati
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Name: Mati Seafoam
Race: Human (Svefra)
Status: Deceased
DoB: 11th of Fall, 499 AV
PoB: Suvan Sea
DoD 18th of Summer, 509 AV
Gnosis: Oceanus, Level One
Skills: - Fishing, Competant
- Swimming, Novice
- Knot Work, Novice
- Wilderness Survival, Novice


Mati was an intelligent know it all with a chip on his shoulder. He tried hard to be favored by the Lia, staunchly following rules and gaining a reputation as a tattle tale among the other pod children. Despite his best efforts to be noticed by the Lia, she treated him with the same distance she treated everyone else in the pod. Mati, being too young to understand this was her approach towards everything, was very hurt and began to develop self-esteem issues. He was fascinated by Banu and her disregard for rules.


 
Azure
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Name: Azure Seafoam
Race: Human (Svefra)
Status: Deceased
DoB: 9th of Winter, 485 AV
PoB: Suvan Sea
DoD 1st of Summer, 503 AV
Gnosis: Oceanus, Level One
Skills: - Fishing, Competant
- Swimming, Competant
- Bone Carving, Competant
- Wilderness Survival, Novice
- Weaving, Novice
- Cooking, Novice
- Medicine, Novice

Azure was a wild, carefree spirit who loved to push the limits. She passed on her nature to her daughter, Banu, and many who knew her mother remark about how similiar the two are.

 
Khalid
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Name: Khalid
Race: Human (Svefra)
Status: Alive? Dead? He left the pod.
DoB: 68th of Summer, 483, AV
PoB: Suvan Sea
Gnosis: Oceanus, Level One
Skills: Sailing, Swimming, Fishing

Khalid is a fun-loving, often selfish Svefra who talks more than he listens and has trouble accepting criticism. With the help of the pod, he raised Banu without her mother for what he thought was a reasonable amount of time before leaving to follow another romantic conquest. He had trouble nurturing Banu and she often felt neglected because of it.

 
Baby
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Name: Baby, Unnamed
Race: Human (Svefra)
Status: Deceased
DoB: 27th of Spring, 505, AV
PoB: Suvan Sea
DoD 27th - 28th of Spring, 505 AV
Skills: xXx
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Possessions
The more we share, the more we have.
 
Clothing
1 Set of Clothing
-Simple Shirt
-Simple Pants
-Simple Undergarments
-Simple Cloak
-Simple Boots

 
Equipment
1 Waterskin
1 Backpack which contains:
-Comb (Wood)
-Brush (Wood)
-Soap
-Razor
-Balanced Rations (1 Week's worth)
-1 eating knife
-Flint & Steel

 
Food
-Balanced Rations (1 Week’s Worth)

 
Weapons
-Cutlass
- Mounted Harpoon
- 50 Harpoon Bolts

 
Artistry
-Carver's Mallet

 
Heirloom
A bone carving made by her great grand mother, passed down generation to generation to all the women in her family.

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Ledger
PurchaseIncome/CostInventoryBalance
Starter Package +100 Gold Mizas100 Gold Mizas 100 Gold Mizas
Mounted Harpoon-50 Gold Mizas+ 1 Mounted Harpoon 50 Gold Mizas
Harpoon Bolts-5 Gold Mizas+ 50 Harpoon Bolts45 Gold Mizas
Carver's Mallet-3 Silver Mizas + 1 Carvers Mallet 45.7 Gold Mizas
Cutlass -12 Gold Mizas + 1 Cutlass 33.7 Gold Mizas


Housing
Look for me in the whirlwind or the storm.
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Casinore: The Vesper

Equipment:
  • Anchor and Tackle
  • Map of Suvan Sea and surrounding areas
  • Fishing Tackle and Hooks
  • Basic Repairs Toolbox
  • Sextant
  • Docklines
  • Boarding Laddar
  • Wooden Paddles
  • Signal Lantern
  • Hand bailer
  • Grapple Pole
  • Float bladder
  • Sails
  • Ropes/Riggings/Pulleys

House: Svefra starter kit - Banu inherited her casinore and its equipment from a couple in her pod who moved into a bigger ship on her sixteenth birthday.

Location: Summer, 517: Out At Sea - Docking in Syka


Thanks to Fallon for code templeate
Last edited by Banu Seafoam on July 16th, 2017, 10:14 pm, edited 13 times in total.
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Banu Seafoam

Postby Banu Seafoam on July 10th, 2017, 6:17 pm

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Summer, 517 AV
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Fall,517 AV
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Flashbacks
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Banu Seafoam
Trouble Maker
 
Posts: 22
Words: 16419
Joined roleplay: July 7th, 2017, 1:39 pm
Location: Suvan Sea and Surrounding Cities
Race: Human, Svefra
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