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Character: Ciara Xha

*Note: This character info-graphic includes a lot of information from Envoy. Some of these things change in Rivened. ;)

Basic Information

Name: Ciara Xha

Nickname: None

Name Significance: Ciara "little dark one" Xha "belongs to" (Anomalies not indentured to any house only have the surname Xha without a corresponding family name. In Elysian culture, Anomalies with the surname of only Xha have the meaning "belongs to - nothingness")

Gender: Female

Age: 28 (close to her third decade)

Location: A small brothel in Larrikin.

Birthplace: Hatchery in the Sanatorium

Ethnicity: Elysian

Nationality: Citizen of Summit

Physical Appearance

Skin Tone: Medium beige with cool undertones

Complexion: Clear skin

Eye Color: Emerald green eyes

Hair Color and Texture: A dark blonde, golden color in some lighting and thick and wavy texture.

Height: 5'8"

Body Type: Lean and slim with curves, medium breasts, and more of an inverted triangle shape.

Birthmarks: None

Scars: A few on her torso and back, but none that are easily visible.

Left-handed/Right-handed/Ambidextrous: Left-handed.

Age Character Appears to Others: Appears as an Elysian already past her second decade of life and nearing her third decade.

Dyed Hair Color: None

Usual Hairstyle: Loose, long, and wavy for her customers, but braided when she is working elsewhere.

Tattoos: None

Piercings: Ears

Makeup Style: Smoky, kohl-lined eyes for her customers, but a bare face at other times.

Clothing Style: Simple. Wears a faded red dress while working for the brothel, but a soft grey dress with colorful waist sashes when she has free time or working elsewhere.

Clothing Size: Medium with long arms.

Shoe Style: Red tattered slippers and a pair of sturdy old leather ankle boots.

Features: Almond-shaped eyes, full eyebrows with slight arch, medium nose, high cheekbones, medium bow-shaped lips, strong jawline

Face Shape: Oval

Distinguishing Feature: Her high cheekbones and wide shoulders

Physical Strengths: Strong arms

Physical Weakness: Cannot fly due to her misshapen, stunted wings

Personality Traits

Extrovert or Introvert: Introverted

Meyers-Brigg Personality: ISFJ

Optimist or Pessimist: Optimist

Temperament: Calm, caring, and practical. Willing to help those in need with kind words or deeds.

Mood: Tranquil

Attitude: Steadfast and protective

Strengths: Efficient and responsible, gives careful attention to practical details of daily life

Flaws: Represses her feelings

Mannerisms: Limber gait with wide arm movements

Habits: Often gives away the things she has to other Anomalies in Larrikin

Morning Person or Night Owl: Night owl due to her occupation

Pet Peeves: Seeing others being bullied

Weaknesses: Not concerned enough about her own well-being and often overworks herself.

Strength: Endures hardships with humility and grace, choosing to have hope during strife

Expressiveness: Reserved with everyone, but firm in voicing her opinions

Ruled by Heart or Mind: Heart

Mindset: Steadily and enthusiastically working toward her goal while choosing to let go of any lingering bitterness about her life in Larrikin

Philosophy: She will forgive others their transgressions just like the True One does, but she won't idly stand by while one person harms another.

Motivated by: Her goal to free all of the Anomalies in Summit from the lies and caste system placed upon the city.

Everyday Speech: Common Tongue with Elysian dialect accent

Life Motto: The True One will always provide - even if it isn't in a way I'm expecting.

Energy Level: Medium. Often feels fatigued due to overwork but pushes through in order to reach her goal.

Memory Level: Excellent. Remembers every name and face she comes into contact with and their circumstances when she meets them.

Disabilities: Has one twisted and mangled Anomaly wing.

Phobias: Starving to death

Addictions: Fashionable sashes - even though she can't afford them

Allergies: Blackberries

Daily Occupation

Occupational Goal: To become an Aide in the Sanatorium

Position in Society: Brothel worker in Larrikin (Summit's slums)

Works for: Self-Employed

Education: No formal education

Work Ethic: Observant, hard-working, and practical

Income: Half a dosh a month on a good month

Citizen Class: Poor. Lives in the city's slums

Volunteer Work: Early morning walks through Larrikin helping those in need

Dream Occupation: To be a Healer like Willow

Job she would do poorly at: Being a Warder

Career Satisfaction: None in the brothel but high-level satisfaction in her alternate work.

Food Preferences

Diet: Stale and/or overcooked food

Favorite Foods: Fresh-baked and warm bread

Favorite Drinks: Pekoe with honey

Favorite Things, Hobbies, and Interests

Favorite Book: None (doesn't know how to read more than basic signs)

Favorite Place: Ash Path where Elysians and Anomalies both mingle.

Favorite Activities: Learning about herbal remedies from Willow

Favorite time of day: Early evening when the stars first appear

Favorite Animal: Mouse

Favorite Hobbies: Attempting to practice the herbal remedies that she learns by using the wild plants and herbs she finds in the fields outside of Larrikin and on the mountainside

Interests: Helping others and achieving her goals.

Happiest when: A person she has helped gets well or when she is learning a new remedy.

Saddest when: Someone she cares for disappears

Loves to: Sing and listen to music

Hates to: be bullied or see someone else be bullied

Inspired by: The kindness of the True One that she sees in others

Family and Relationships

Raised by: A deceased Anomaly who was also a brothel worker

Parent Status: Does not know her parents

Father's Name: Known to her but she hasn't met him

Mother's Name: Known to her but she has not met her

Relationship with Father: None

Relationship with Mother: None

Parenting Type: The Anomaly that raised her fed and clothed her, keeping Ciara off of the streets and out of brothel work for as long as possible. However, that is the work which is most profitable in Summit, so Ciara reluctantly chose that line of work.

Only Child: No. She knows Summit's secret regarding Anomalies and that she has a family in the city.

Eldest Child, Middle Child, or Youngest Child: Middle child

Number of Siblings: Is aware of five half-siblings

Relationship with Siblings: Non-existent

Extended Family: None known. Anomaly who raised her is deceased.

Family Relations: Has met one half-sibling and is on good terms but is estranged from the rest and has no relations with parents.

How has family shaped the character: Her surrogate mother provided an excellent example for her of humility and grace during difficult circumstances, and she tries to do the same while repressing her feelings of loneliness and the insecurity about her malformed wing.

Most liked about family: Acceptance of the half-sibling she has met.

Most disliked about her family: The lies that caused harm and separated them all.

Children: None. She is careful to wear Rascette Cuffs during her evenings at the small brothel.

Pets: None but she names the mice she sees in her home.

Best Friend(s): Willow Laurel

Worst Enemy(ies): High Lord Talon

Many acquaintances or few close friends: Many acquaintances

Relationship Status: Single. Not Mate-Bonded - makes her own dissolution potions.

Marital Status: Not Life-Bonded

First Love: None

Current Love or Aspiring Love: None

Notable Ex-Lovers: None that she was in a relationship with

Top 3 Loved Ones: Surrogate mother, Willow, and Ari

Top 3 Disliked Ones: High Lord Talon, Lady Durus, and Chief Attendant Bakas

Knows the character best: Willow

Childhood/Adolescence: Spent a lot of it wandering the streets of Larrikin in the evening while her surrogate mother had customers. Helped the other Anomalies that she found when she could.

Religious Beliefs

Upbringing: Conservative values rooted in the Old Ways

Core Values: Believing in the True One and her Old Ways

Morals: Based on following the Old Ways as much as possible; no other gods before the True One, follow the True One and her Old Ways, modest apparel, no sexual relations before Life-Bonding and no adultery, no lying, no committing murder, no stealing, no coveting, and do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

What does she believe is evil: The Usurper and his followers which created the current system in Summit

What does she believe is good: The True One, the Old Ways, and fellow believers

Risks Worth Taking: Saving other Anomalies in Summit

Goals and Daily Living

Culture: Winged beings focused on social class who thrive on extravagance, indulgence, power, and greed.

Achievements: becoming a member of a secret organization and key point of contact in Summit

Main Goal: to expose the lies that Summit is built on

Minor Goal: to free as many Anomalies as possible

Failures: being unable to find other profitable work in Larrikin

Desire: To have the opportunity to live a free life and find her lost family members

Biggest Mistakes: None yet

Current Obstacles: Hiding multiple secrets - one which requires control

Any secrets: Being a True One believer, a member of a secret organization, and one other one known only to a few people.

Worldview: Those who follow the Usurper often have a complete disregard for others

Personal Hero: Cleora

Internal Conflict: Feels insecure about her lack of formal education and healing skills

External Conflict: The injustice carried out against Anomalies

What others generally think of her: She has great poise and kindness and is self-assured.

What she generally thinks of herself: That she is lacking in education but she tries her best.

What she wishes she could change: The lack of freedom that Anomalies have in Summit

What she wishes she could have: The ability to set up her own clinic.

What gets her fired up: One person mistreating another for their own benefit.

How will the character change? She will realize her own potential and move forward with her dreams.

Read about Ciara in Claimed and Envoy!

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