Rejected Peitho

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JoyShake

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π–‚π–Š π–ˆπ–†π–“ π–”π–“π–‘π–ž π–‡π–Š π–˜π–†π–Žπ–‰ 𝖙𝖔 π–‡π–Š π–†π–‘π–Žπ–›π–Š π–Žπ–“ π–™π–π–”π–˜π–Š π–’π–”π–’π–Šπ–“π–™π–˜
π–œπ–π–Šπ–“ π–”π–šπ–— π–π–Šπ–†π–—π–™π–˜ π–†π–—π–Š π–ˆπ–”π–“π–˜π–ˆπ–Žπ–”π–šπ–˜ 𝖔𝖋 π–”π–šπ–— π–™π–—π–Šπ–†π–˜π–šπ–—π–Šπ–˜.
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𝕴𝖙 π–Žπ–˜ π–‡π–ž π–Œπ–”π–Žπ–“π–Œ π–‰π–”π–œπ–“ π–Žπ–“π–™π–” π–™π–π–Š π–†π–‡π–žπ–˜π–˜ 𝖙𝖍𝖆𝖙 π–œπ–Š π–—π–Šπ–ˆπ–”π–›π–Šπ–— π–™π–π–Š π–™π–—π–Šπ–†π–˜π–šπ–—π–Šπ–˜ 𝖔𝖋 π–‘π–Žπ–‹π–Š.
π–‚π–π–Šπ–—π–Š π–žπ–”π–š π–˜π–™π–šπ–’π–‡π–‘π–Š, π–™π–π–Šπ–—π–Š π–‘π–Žπ–Šπ–˜ π–žπ–”π–šπ–— π–™π–—π–Šπ–†π–˜π–šπ–—π–Š.

Aesthetics by @Ryria.
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π•Ώπ–π–Š π–™π–—π–Šπ–†π–˜π–šπ–—π–Šπ–˜ 𝖔𝖋 π–™π–π–Š π–π–Šπ–†π–—π–™ π–†π–—π–Š π–’π–”π–˜π–™ π–›π–†π–‘π–šπ–†π–‡π–‘π–Š 𝖔𝖋 𝖆𝖑𝖑.

β™• Name: Peitho.
β™• Race: Scaled Vyrhanni.
β™• Age: 26.
β™• Gender: Female.



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π–‚π–π–Šπ–—π–Š π–™π–π–Šπ–—π–Š π–Žπ–˜ π–—π–šπ–Žπ–“, π–™π–π–Šπ–—π–Š π–Žπ–˜ π–π–”π–•π–Š 𝖋𝖔𝖗 𝖆 π–™π–—π–Šπ–†π–˜π–šπ–—π–Š.
β™• Physical Appearance:
Peitho stands confidently at a decent height of 5’7, with an athletic build, both which are very appropriate to her acrobatic and adventurous nature. She inherited her father’s dark skin and pointed ears, but resembles her mother’s humanoid form more in other regards. Her short, curly hair is colored a muted plum color, and under her bangs she has vividly amber eyes.

Her face is framed with patches of plum-colored scales, patches that likewise frames her torso, and follows the lengths of her arms. From mid thigh and down, there is only scales and no visible skin, and instead of human feet she has raptorial feet, with the inner talons pointing upwards. The scales under her feet are not plum colored like the rest of her body, but instead cream colored. Like her feet, the ends of her fingers dons more clawlike, black nails. Apart from the scales and feet, her other draconic features consist of a pair of white horns springing out of her forehead and curling backwards, a mouth filled with sharper than usual teeth, as well as a spiked tail that steadily grew with her in childhood, stopping at the same length as her height. The tail is covered in the same plum colored scales as the rest of her body, apart from the under-part of it being the same cream color as the one under her feet.

β™• Clothing Description:
Peitho usually wears some form of sleeveless top and a pair of loose pants that are easy to move around in. When the weather gets unforgiving she has a long, hooded poncho that protects against rain, winds and sandstorms alike, one of the few clothing items with connections to her family. In terms of accessories she blings up everything she can. She often wears bracelets, arm bands, bangles, chokers, necklaces, rings and caps for her horns, and sports multiple piercings in both ears. On a casual, sunny day she aims to be nothing short of a disco ball.

β™• Inventory Description:

☼ 1 Engraved dagger with gemstone inlays.
☼ 1 Gold amulet with ikyrian engraving.
☼ 1 Gold medallion with an ancient rune.
☼ 1 Waterskin.
☼ 1 Flint firestarter.
☼ 1 Fishing line and hook.
☼ 10 Lockpicks.
☼ 1 Mostly empty notebook.
☼ 2 Bars of soap.
☼ 2 Small vials of perfume.

Most of Peitho's inventory is kept in two larger leather pouches, and a few smaller ones attached to either side of the base of her tail with belts.


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π•½π–Žπ–ˆπ–π–Šπ–˜ 𝖉𝖔 𝖓𝖔𝖙 π–ˆπ–”π–“π–˜π–Žπ–˜π–™ π–Žπ–“ π–™π–π–Š π–•π–”π–˜π–˜π–Šπ–˜π–˜π–Žπ–”π–“ 𝖔𝖋 π–™π–—π–Šπ–†π–˜π–šπ–—π–Šπ–˜, π–‡π–šπ–™ π–Žπ–“ π–™π–π–Š π–šπ–˜π–Š π–’π–†π–‰π–Š 𝖔𝖋 π–™π–π–Šπ–’.

β™• Profession/Proficiency:
Archaeology (History) -
Whether Peitho liked it or not, her father’s work in archaeology got hammered into her mind to stay. Thanks to it she has a light understanding of historical events, but even more so she has a knack for identifying, handling and appraising archaeological relics.

β™• Hobbies:

Acrobatics -
From being slightly hyperactive and athletic as a child, climbing and hopping around, to her current life as someone that climbs around ruins and caverns for treasures, an athletic and acrobatic ability is important to succeed. No matter if it means scaling up a cliff wall, jumping across crevices in the ground, or sprinting a shorter distance, Peitho considers the skill something vital to her lifestyle and is something she puts great care in honing.

Martial arts - Not every grave robbing job is lonely, sometimes other grave robbers have the same target in mind, and then you have to be able to protect yourself. This is something Peitho realized pretty quickly once she got into the less noble archaeological pursuit.

Sleight of hand - It started as a few quick tricks her father showed her as a child to make her occupied trying to figure out what had just happened, but has since grown into something more utilitarian. While she will still make coins appear behind people's ears for laughs and amazed gasps, she more so uses the skill nowadays to fish things out of people's pockets, or to pocket things that are out in the open.


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β™• Personality & Attributes:


Peitho grew up being an excitable and curious child, often proving to be too much for the adults around her to have energy to deal with. She absorbed knowledge like a sponge, as well as facts about the people she met, often coming across as polite and attentive. The trait was not always admired however, seeing how sometimes the nosey gal would get into business that wasn't hers, or would simply seem far too knowledgeable of people. As she grew up the friendly and curious manners bred a flirtatious side of Peitho, sometimes coming off as overbearing from the curiosity and greediness clashing. From the dragon blood running in her veins she grew up with an intense greed, but also a sharp tongue and fiery temper, being able to go from friendly to vicious in seconds if prompted. The trait isn't done any favors with the fact that she inherited her father's stubbornness either, making her unlikely to be the first to apologize after an altercation.


β™• Life Story:

Peitho is the result of a union between a young, fickle dragon and an ikyrian man, Asychis. Peithos mother left mere months after she was born, and would resurface every few years as if no time had passed at all, leaving Asychis to mostly raise her alone. While he did his best, many of Peitho's more hot headed mannerisms, and dragon instincts both confused and exhausted the elf. Throughout her childhood Asychis did his best to teach Peitho everything she'd need in life, how to read and write, simpler math, things she never really struggled to pick up.

Peitho got to accompany Asychis from the time she was a teen to the ruins and ancient graves he helped excavate. She turned out to be a natural at getting around the ruins, often to the dismay of the more careful scholars that were left worrying not only for her, but the site she was hopping and climbing around. Every now and then it would mean that she arrived before the regular scholars, and thus had time to pocket one or two trinkets from the sites for her hoard at home before anyone caught up to her. This went on until one day, Peitho and Asychis managed to find an ancient medallion together. Peitho, being the one that ended up picking the medallion up, fell in love with the object, and refused to give it up to her father. They ended up in a vicious, verbal altercation, ending in Peitho straight up protectively growling at her father, who was trying to talk her into handing it over.

After the medallion event, Peitho was no longer allowed to follow her father to excavation sites. He had lost the battle, and had let her keep the medallion but couldn't risk the event to happen again. It didn't stop her however, instead Peitho would find out sites they were visiting from her father's documentations, and sneak in during night or try and get there before the crew to empty the ruins on her own. Asychis didn't take long to realize what was happening under his colleagues noses, and gave Peitho the choice of moving out, or ceasing her graverobbing. She chose to move.


She continued on the criminal path she had gone down, robbing ruins and graves, and even the occasional person or house. It was during this time she picked up martial arts, simply to keep other criminals at bay. She got rid of her father's name, not in anger, but rather to protect him. She didn't want anyone that had beef with her to track her to her origins, and hold him against her, or punish him for her own wrong doings. As a consequence of the protective decision, she cut all contact with him. She turned out to be pretty good at what she did, stealing and collecting, as well as selling the pieces she didn't want to keep herself, making a decent living. As a cause of the adventurous blood from her mother, she eventually grew bored of the environments and surroundings she grew up in, and sought out to find a new place to comb through and make her own. Thus, when she heard of a group of people travelling to a place called Darroway, she made sure to be on the list of passengers.
 
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Percuriam

Weaver of Fates
Black History Month 2021 Donator
Hi Joy, couple things I wanted to note:
  • Archaeology has been brought up in a couple of different applications from what I've seen, and my primary concern with that particular interest lies in the feasibility of it actually happening in roleplay and the frequency of it being useful. What I might suggest is characterizing it in a different context, or setting it up with 'history' or 'architecture' and having Archaeology as a subsect of her knowledge. Thievery might even be good. If you are comfortable with it, though, I have no issue!
  • The Personality is very well written and fairly accurately portrays what I would expect from a Scaled Vhyranni.
  • The Life Story is interesting, but one of my primary concerns is that the goals and ambitions of Peitho don't really pop out to me when I'm reading the app. When it comes to a character like this that I can see people genuinely have a part of themselves written into the narrative of their existence I like to see a specific ambition or maybe a goal highlighted there. Something that they can work towards because it seems to me that Peitho would be driven by something other than a desire to make something her own. Greed, attraction, love, a desire to learn the secrets of an island undiscovered and untamed? Obviously, this doesn't warrant any changes at all, just some observations I'd give coming from someone who has had trouble with finding a direction for his own characters.
Other than those three nitpicky things I couldn't find so much as a comma out of place, so this app is Approved. Great work, Joy.
 
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