wren.

elegance is more important than suffering
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Celosia Isle


  • ━━ THE ISLAND ━━

    "Welcome to Celosia, the most magical place on Earth!"

    Judging by radiometric dating, the island is said to be around 50 million years old. Splitting off from Asia, it has slowly migrated toward Northern America but maintained its overall continental climate. The winters are mostly mild, but the island is no stranger to vicious snow storms that keep its inhabitants shut inside for a day or two. During the summer months, it’s rare that the temperature will rise above the 90s, settling more often in the 70s and 80s. It is during these months that the island sees most of its rainfall.

    What makes the island particularly unique is that seemingly everything can grow there so long as the season is right. Not only can you produce any crop, but every crop also grows well here. Celosia has some of the richest and most fertile soil of any landmass. If you can’t get something to grow elsewhere, it is almost guaranteed to grow on the island. The water, too, is some of the best. The rivers are clean enough to drink from, and the surrounding ocean is clear enough to see your own feet. While examining your toes wriggling against the white sand, you may take notice of the variety of fish that swim around you. Fish and other aquatic goods are some of the island’s biggest exports, in conjunction with its crops and ores found in the island’s mines. Those assets, combined with its being a popular tourist destination for its hot springs and annual festivals, make Celosia one of the wealthiest islands in a multitude of ways.

    ... At least, that’s how it used to be up until a generation or so ago. For centuries, the land was watched over by the Harvest Goddess, who resided in the tallest, oldest tree at the top of the island’s northern mountains. The inhabitants revered her, giving her offerings and tending the land respectfully in her honor. Over time, however, people began to neglect their worshipping and take advantage of the gifts they’d been given. As their apathy and selfishness intensified, the Harvest Goddess’s powers weakened further and further. The sudden, mysterious stopping of the clock in the town square signified her sudden unconsciousness. Without her magic, the island died swiftly. The rivers and soil dried up, the fish began to die out, and the sea became increasingly tumultuous. An avalanche blocked off the northern part of the town from the main square, and the mines collapsed not long after.

    Unable to sustain themselves on the now barren island, many families fled to other lands, leaving Celosia Isle barren. Now, fifty-three years later, the well-trodden roads are overrun with foliage, the remaining houses are in disrepair, and trade has diminished significantly given the lack of exports. Fortunately, though, an ambitious farmer has arrived with the hope of returning the island to the paradise that her grandfather told her so many stories about in her youth. With the help of the remaining islanders, can they restore Celosia to its former glory?

    ━━ MYTHS & TRADITIONS ━━

    Harvest Goddess Worship
    It is encouraged, and was originally expected, to give offerings to the Harvest Goddess at least once a year. People are to set their gifts down at the base of the huge willow tree near the Harvest Goddess pond, where they can also pray to her.
    Harvest Goddess and Her Lover
    It is said that long ago, when the island was first born, the Harvest Goddess fell in love with a young man with bluebird feathers in his hair. The man became the first Harvest Goddess priest and they had a well-known affair. One night, after stargazing by her pond and enjoying the champagne the Harvest Goddess had made from her pond, some of the other inhabitants, jealous of the man's intimate connection with the deity, murdered him in his sleep. It is said that when the Harvest Goddess wept for him, her tears turned the man into a bluebird and he spent his second life as her companion, although this depends on who you ask. Either way, there are many depictions of the Harvest Goddess with bluebirds.

    Blue Feather
    It is a long-standing tradition on Celosia Isle to propose to someone using a blue feather from one of the mountain bluebirds that can be found in the mountainous areas of the island, although these birds have since disappeared since the island's downfall.

    Fox Figurines
    Small fox figurines are a common sold item in Celosia. It is said that the fox is a favored animal companion of the Harvest Goddess. It symbolizes wealth, fertility, agriculture, and fortune. And so as per tradition, the fox figurines are bought and the name of the person who is looking to find fortune or a great agriculture season is written on the underbelly. The fox figurine is set on the window sill of the named persons house so that the Harvest Goddess may see it and bless them. Once they receive the fortune the fox figurines are donated to the church as a thank you to the Harvest Goddess.

    Note: It is also common that people may write others name instead of their own and it works the same.

    ━━ CELOSIAN CALENDAR ━━


    January Events
    New Years Day - January 1st
    Continuation of the New Years Eve festival, the town square activities end at 6 A.M.
    Snowboarding Competition - January 7th
    Taking place at 3 P.M., there is a snowboarding race from the top to the bottom of the mountains near the Harvest Goddess pond.
    Cooking Competition - January 17th
    Taking place at 5 P.M., participants submit dishes based on the decided theme (appetizer, meal, dessert, etc). The judge for that event will try each and then decide a winner. There is also a small banquet held at town hall afterward.
    February Events
    Valentine's Day - February 14th
    A day where people give sweets to the people they like, traditionally viewed as a romantic holiday.
    March Events
    Spring Music Festival - March 10th
    Taking place at 3 PM, this is a day where you can listen to musicians in the town square and dance. Usually, there is a famous individual or group performing, but that hasn't happened since the island's decline.
    White Day - March 14th
    A day where those who were given Valentine's Day gifts return the gesture.
    April Events
    Harvest Goddess Festival - April 8th
    An all-day event where everyone gathers at the Harvest Goddess pond in honor of the goddess that blesses their island. The day is filled with singing, dancing, conversing, and eating. It is traditional to present offerings at the base of the willow tree beside the Harvest Goddess pond, and it is common to pray. Eighteen-year-olds are blessed by the priestess as a coming of age ceremony. It is common to wear blue in celebration of the Harvest Goddess's deceased lover.
    Cooking Competition - April 17th
    Taking place at 5 P.M., participants submit dishes based on the decided theme (appetizer, meal, dessert, etc). The judge for that event will try each and then decide a winner. There is also a small banquet held at town hall afterward.
    Egg Hunt Day - April 30th
    Starting at 11 A.M., this event starts in the town square. Local farmers donate their eggs which are then dyed by the children. Once the eggs are dyed, the kids are taken inside town hall while the adults hide the eggs around the area. Afterward, the kids are brought out and compete to see who can find the most eggs.
    May Events
    Flower Festival - May 12th
    Starting at 3 P.M., there is a market held in the town square where people sell flowers, perfumes, and similar items. Many people give others flowers/flower-based items during this time.
    Spring Produce Festival - May 22th
    Starting at 4 P.M., there is a market held in the town square of people selling their spring produce. There is also a competition amongst farmers for the best crop of the season, with the type of crop changed each year (turnips, cabbage, etc). The judge will determine which crop is the highest quality based on characteristics like size, color, and taste.
    Fishing Contest - May 25th
    Starting at 3 P.M., everyone gathers in town square to grab a bucket before separating to fish at whatever location they'd like. At 5 P.M., everyone gathers in the town square again and everyone's fish are counted to see who caught the most fish.
    June Events
    Dragon Boat Festival - June 3rd
    Starting at 5 P.M. on the beach, people participate in activities like dragon boat racing, poetry reading, and egg standing. Various foods are served, including zongzi, and Realgar wine is served for adults. It is common for adults to braid 5 silk threads around their children's wrist for these events, and some people hang pomegranate flowers or garlic above their doors, all to ward away evil spirits and misfortune.
    Beach Day - June 18th
    An all-day event where everyone enjoys a calm day at the beach. Ice cream and other cool treats are served.
    Firefly Festival - June 24th
    Starting at 8 P.M., people meet at the Harvest Goddess pond where the firefly population is densest and spend the night admiring them.
    July Events
    Tanabata - July 7th
    Starting at 5 P.M., people gather in the town square where vendors sell food, carnival games and small-scale competitions are held, and there's dancing and usually local music. The town square is decorated with streamers, fox figurines, and other ornamentations. A small bamboo tree is placed in the town square where people can put wishes on small pieces of paper emblazoned with a fox. The paper and bamboo are set afloat on the sea at midnight.
    Cooking Competition - July 17th
    Taking place at 5 P.M., participants submit dishes based on the decided theme (appetizer, meal, dessert, etc). The judge for that event will try each and then decide a winner. There is also a small banquet held at town hall afterward.
    Handfishing Contest - July 25th
    Starting at 3 P.M., everyone gathers in town square to grab a bucket before separating to fish with their hands at whatever location they'd like. At 5 P.M., everyone gathers in the town square again and everyone's fish are counted to see who caught the most fish.
    Fireworks Festival - July 29th
    Similar to Beach Day, but there is a big fireworks show put on at 9 P.M.
    August Events
    Animal Festival - August 9th
    Starting at 4 P.M., there is a market held in the town square of people selling their animal produce. There is also a competition amongst farmers for the best animal, with the type of animal changed each time (cow, chicken, sheep, etc). The judge will determine which animal is the highest quality based on characteristics like health, attitude, etc.
    Scavenger Hunt Day - August 13th
    Starting at 11 A.M., this event starts in the town square. The year's Scavenger Hunt Committee hides various objects around the island and then participants pair up to find them. Whoever finds all of the objects first wins.
    Summer Produce Festival - August 22nd
    Starting at 4 P.M., there is a market held in the town square of people selling their summer produce. There is also a competition amongst farmers for the best crop of the season, with the type of crop changed each year (corn, onion, etc). The judge will determine which crop is the highest quality based on characteristics like size, color, and taste.
    September Events
    Labor Day - September 5th
    A day of rest for workers and students.
    Mid-Autumn Festival - September 10th
    Starting at 7 P.M., people gather in the town square to enjoy mooncakes, cassia wine, rice figurines, and other food items. Activities like fortune telling, ascent to heaven, and encircling the toad are common here. It is customary to offer food items, especially fruit, at the Harvest Goddess pond. For those with romantic wishes, bluebird figurines are sold. It is said that if you write your beloved's name on the bottom of the figure and offer it at the Harvest Goddess pond, they will return your affections. Courtship is also a focus of the festival, with a dance occuring later in the evening between single individuals. Lanterns are carried and displayed all around the island on this day.
    Harvest Festival - September 19th
    A huge island-wide potluck in the town square that starts at 6 P.M. Everybody is expected to bring a dish unless they absolutely cannot, as it is a time meant to show appreciation and spend time with your fellow islanders. If you do not bring anything, then it is taken as a sign of disrespect.
    October Events
    Animal Festival - October 9th
    Starting at 4 P.M., there is a market held in the town square of people selling their animal produce. There is also a competition amongst farmers for the best animal, with the type of animal changed each time (cow, chicken, sheep, etc). The judge will determine which animal is the highest quality based on characteristics like health, attitude, etc.
    Cooking Competition - October 17th
    Taking place at 5 P.M., participants submit dishes based on the decided theme (appetizer, meal, dessert, etc). The judge for that event will try each and then decide a winner. There is also a small banquet held at town hall afterward.
    Halloween Festival - October 31st
    Celebrations typically start at 5 P.M., with a focus on dressing up and going door to door for candy. It is a day for mischief, making pranks especially common on this day.
    November Events
    Autumn Music Festival - November 10th
    Taking place at 3 PM, this is a day where you can listen to musicians in the town square and dance. Usually, there is a famous individual or group performing, but that hasn't happened since the island's decline.
    Autumn Produce Festival - November 22nd
    Starting at 4 P.M., there is a market held in the town square of people selling their autumnal produce. There is also a competition amongst farmers for the best crop of the season, with the type of crop changed each year (eggplant, sweet potato, etc). The judge will determine which crop is the highest quality based on characteristics like size, color, and taste.
    December Events
    Winter Solstice - December 21st
    An all-day event meant to be shared with family. People enjoy food like tangyuan, dumplings, rice cakes, hot pot, and jiuniangon on this day.
    Starry Night Festival - December 24th
    A romantic event held at 8 P.M. near the Harvest Goddess pond. It is said that the night before her lover was murdered, the Harvest Goddes shared a romantic night with him at her pond, stargazing and drinking champagne together. As such, romantic partners and courting individuals spend the night stargazing and drinking champagne together. There is a rumor that the Harvest Goddess chooses a favorite amongst the present couples and blesses them with good fortune if their feelings are true.
    Boxing Day - December 26th
    An all-day event focused on charity and buying gifts for your loved ones.
    New Year's Eve - December 31st
    An all-day event meant to be spent with family and friends, although there is a town festival that takes place in the town square starting at 8 P.M. The entire island is decorated with lanterns, streamers, and more for the holiday. There is a huge banquet filled with all kinds of food, fireworks, music, and dancing. Gift exchanging and gifting money in red envelopes is common, although it is taboo to give others certain gifts like mirrors, sharp objects meant for cutting, items associated with funerals, items that tell the time, and footwear. This is because the New Year is meant to represent ushering in good fortune, and such gifts can have negative meanings like cutting ties, running out of time, etc. There are usually vendors selling food, alcohol, trinkets, and clothing. It is common to wear red to the festival. There is a countdown starting at ten seconds to midnight.



  • ━━ THE MECHANICS ━━

    This is a Harvest Moon/Story of Seasons-based roleplay if it was unclear before! If you don’t know too much about the series, each game involves the player being a new-to-town farmer tasked directly or indirectly with saving the land and/or the Harvest Goddess that rules it. The player completes certain milestones, usually by collecting particular objects and building up their farm, and slowly unlocking more characters and other features.

    Of course, this is a bit hard to translate into a roleplay, so I’ve had to be more specific with the goals. For more organic storytelling, I will not disclose my list of milestones I’d like people to hit. I will say, however, that you can guess many based on my description of the island’s downfall. As I am playing the new-to-town farmer, I will use them to try and push players toward certain milestones when I notice things stagnating too much.

    When certain milestones have been reached, certain parts of the island will be restored (e.g., the water will return, the soil will become more fertile, etc.), and some will even unlock an extra character slot for all players as people move to the island.

    This roleplay will also utilize the affection point system, which can be accessed through the IC code by clicking on the heart icon by the character's picture.



  • ━━ THE RULES ━━

    RULE 01.
    All Iwaku rules apply, of course.

    RULE 02.
    I am looking for intermediate/advanced roleplayers who can make multiple-paragraph responses for each post. To make sure you are a good fit for this roleplay, send me a writing sample with a ♪ in the message title. Once approved there, you’ll be invited to the OOC Discord server.

    RULE 03.
    I ask that you post for each character at least once every two weeks, but I’d like this to be more fast-paced so that progress can be made faster.

    RULE 04.
    I will be accepting up to nine additional players.

    RULE 05.
    Each player is allowed up to three characters for now. More information about character roles can be found in the next section.

    RULE 06.
    Use semi-realistic or realistic art face claims, please.

    RULE 07.
    Respect all your fellow players. Respect me as the GM and the rules I put in place. Disrespectful behavior OOC and IC targeting will get you removed.

    RULE 08.
    No god-modding, power play, and Mary/Gary Sues. Please ask permission before making a major move against another character or in the general story.



  • ━━ THE CHARACTERS ━━

    The roles for this roleplay are not set in stone, but here are some ideas to get you started:

    Farmers, animal shop owners, innkeepers, barkeepers, restaurant owners, mayor, general store owners, fishers, sewists, jewelers, miners, scientists.

    For now, please keep to the more basic of jobs that could have still maintained somewhat of a life with the island as it currently stands. For the sake of the plot, I don’t want any carpenters at the moment, although this will be a role that will need to be filled later on.

    Yes, there can be multiple of the same role, but this should mostly be in the case of related characters and/or friends owning the same business. In certain cases, I may allow two of the same kind of shop.

    The list of current characters:
    New Farmer - Jenamos
    Jeweler - Jenamos
    Captain - Jenamos

    Plant Shop Owner - o0peachie0o
    Fisherman - o0peachie0o
    Nurse - o0peachie0o

    Barkeeper - Ghostie
    Farmhand/Assistant Blacksmith - Ghostie
    Teacher - Ghostie

    General Store Owner - IceQueen
    Sewist - IceQueen

    Sailor - MaryGold
    Restaurant Owner - MaryGold
    Priestess - MaryGold

    Doctor - Dusk
    Mortician - Dusk
    Beekeeper - Dusk

    Inkeeper - BlueVanishingDrive
    Assistant Innkeeper - BlueVanishingDrive
    Witch - BlueVanishingDrive

    Ranch Owner - Kuno
    Sheriff - Kuno
    Librarian/Mailman - Nemopedia
    Mayoral Assistant - Nemopedia

    Pet Shop Owner/Veterinarian - Nemopedia
    Mayor - PavellumPendulum
    Farmhand - PavellumPendulum

    Therapist — PavellumPendulum
    Lumberjack/Woodworker — adumham
    Plant Shop Employee — adumham




  • ━━ THE SHEETS ━━

    You may use any code you desire, or you can use no code at all. Regardless, your sheet should contain at least this information:

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    APPEARANCE BASICS
    HEALTH CONDITIONS/NOTES
    PERSONALITY
    STRENGTHS
    WEAKNESSES
    IMPORTANT CHARACTER RELATIONS
    BACKGROUND

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wren.

elegance is more important than suffering
Original poster
SITE SUPPORT
FOLKLORE MEMBER
Posting Speed
  1. Multiple posts per week
  2. One post per week
Writing Levels
  1. Adept
  2. Advanced
  3. Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
  1. Primarily Prefer Male
Genres
Slice-of-Life, Gothic, Horror, Fantasy
Melanie Jean Redmond
NICKNAME(S)
Mel
ROLE
New Farmer
GENDER
Cis Female
PRONOUNS
She/Her
AGE
22
BIRTHDAY
September 19
BIRTHPLACE
Winnipeg, Canada
ROMANTIC ORIENTATION
Panromantic
SEXUALITY
Pansexual
HAIR COLOR
Dark Brown
EYE COLOR
Blue
HEIGHT
5'8"
BUILD
Thin and Lithe
SKIN DETAILS
Calloused Hands and Feet
OTHER NOTABLE FEATURES
N/A
HEALTH CONDITIONS/NOTES
O+ Blood Type
PERSONALITY
Ambitious | Determined | Friendly | Courageous | A Bit Naive | Extraverted | Competitive | Outgoing | Hardworking | Generous | Too Obliging | Practical | Confident | Supportive | Optimistic | Trusting | Sentimental | Romantic
LIKES
The Heat | Working with Her Hands | Helping People | Seashells | Harvesting | Fishing | Swimming | All Animals | Hiking | Spicy Foods | Any Festival | Peaches | Flowers | Picnics
DISLIKES
Inactivity | Human Limitation | Deadpan Humor | Storms | The Snow | Having Long Nails
STRENGTHS
Green Thumb | Persistence | Good with Animals | Sees the Best in Everyone
WEAKNESSES
Cooking | Wasting Time | Pushover | Understanding Fashion | Low Alcohol Tolerance
IMPORTANT CHARACTER RELATIONS
N/A
BACKGROUND
Mel is the granddaughter of one of Celosia Isle's farmers back when the island was still flourishing and was forced to constantly listen to her grandfather's stories about his life on the island. She grew up thinking that Celosia sounded like the most fantastic place on Earth and was obsessed with keeping tabs on any research done on the island to figure out the mysterious cause of its decline. Like her grandfather, her parents are also farmers, so she grew up practicing agriculture from a young age. While her family would like her to take over the family farm later in life, she has been determined since her young teens to set up a farm on Celosia and take part in the effort to restore the island.
EXTRA
• The type to cry when she's angry, although she is rarely angry anyway
• Covered in dirt like 90% of the time
• A bimbo but without the sexual connotations
• Save the bees
• Tends to work herself into exhaustion
• Very confused by pop culture references
Code by Jenamos


Lennox Jay Schaefer
NICKNAME(S)
Lenny
ROLE
Jeweler
GENDER
Cis Male
PRONOUNS
He/Him
AGE
25
BIRTHDAY
April 25th
BIRTHPLACE
Celosia
ROMANTIC ORIENTATION
Panromantic
SEXUALITY
Pansexual
HAIR COLOR
Dark Brown
EYE COLOR
Brown
HEIGHT
5'10"
BUILD
Lean
SKIN DETAILS
Scarring Across Left Cheekbone, on Right Side of Cheek, and on Left Forearm
OTHER NOTABLE FEATURES
N/A
HEALTH CONDITIONS/NOTES
PTSD | Claustrophobic | Suicidal Thoughts | Depression | O+ Blood Type
PERSONALITY
Introverted | Compassionate | Melancholic | Generous | Blunt | Cowardly | Discontented | Insecure | Easily Discouraged | Protective | Creative | Sincere | Realistic
LIKES
Jewelry | Sweet Tea | Simplicity | Routine | Exercise | Board Games | Most Liquors | Swimming | Pineapple | Solitary Walks | Horses | Blanket Forts | Pastries
DISLIKES
Himself | The Mines | Small Spaces | Large Social Gatherings | Insects | Cars | Tight Clothing | Confrontation | Horror Movies
STRENGTHS
Blacksmithing | Design | Strong | Courage | High Tolerance for Heat
WEAKNESSES
Claustrophobia | Socializing | Staying Optimistic | His Poor Mental Health
IMPORTANT CHARACTER RELATIONS
Alanis - Childhood friends, less close now given Lennox's emotional distance
Belvedere - Childhood friends, less close now given Lennox's emotional distance
Isidore - Childhood friends, Isidore's persistence is what keeps them relatively close to this day
Ozmodeus - Frequents the man's bar, get along fine
Quinzel - Coworker, get along fairly well although they aren't especially close
BACKGROUND
TW: DEATH OF A CHILD
Born and raised in Celosia, Lennox has lived a plain life in what he deems "the wasteland of Eden." He was an adventurous child, but he wasn't bold enough to do anything hazardous. He enjoyed his family's work, although there wasn't much of it with the mines largely collapsed. Still, there was hardly anything interesting to do on the island, so he dreamed of leaving for a nearby city one day.

Unfortunately, though, things changed when he was nineteen. He and Jude were playing around near the mines not far from their home in the mountains, and suddenly, there was another landslide that buried Jude in heavy boulders. Lennox threw himself into trying to dig him out, but the boulders were much too heavy, and he only succeeded in cutting himself upon the sharp stone. Jude's cries had long stopped by the time their father was able to drag Lennox away.

Lennox has never recovered from the accident, still plagued by nightmares and claustrophobia. He lives mostly shut-in in his family home, focused on work.
EXTRA
• Owns a chubby white and orange cat that used to be a stray
• His favorite gemstone is labradorite
• Apologizes compulsively
• Would spend all of his time on TikTok if he had internet
• Only goes to events to get smashed
• Surprisingly fashionable but only sometimes shows it
Code by Jenamos


Elijah Alexander Ellwood
NICKNAME(S)
Captain | Eli (close friends)
ROLE
Captain
GENDER
Cis Male
PRONOUNS
He/Him
AGE
58
BIRTHDAY
May 22nd
BIRTHPLACE
Celosia
ROMANTIC ORIENTATION
Bisexual
SEXUALITY
Biromantic
HAIR COLOR
White-Grey
EYE COLOR
Dark Blue-Green
HEIGHT
6'2"
BUILD
Stocky with a Beer Belly
SKIN DETAILS
Deep Crow's Feet | Calloused Hands | Appendix Removal Scar
OTHER NOTABLE FEATURES
N/A
HEALTH CONDITIONS/NOTES
Past Appendicitis | Weakened Liver | Weakened Lungs | Back Issues | Past Alcoholism | Smoker | AB- Blood Type
PERSONALITY
Compassionate | Messy | A Bit Traditional | Protective | Wise | Cheerful | Generous | Paternal | Unpolished | Hardened | Semi-Flirty | Courageous | Aimless | Genuine | Casual | Self-Assured | Decisive
LIKES
The Sea | Rum | Bourbon | Dogs | Sailing | Dolphins | Coconut | Fishing | Sex | Swimming | Tobacco | People | Salmon | Calamari | Sea Cotton Scent | Napping
DISLIKES
Winter | Elitism | Pollution | Watching People Destroy Themselves | Complaining | Liars | Politics | Heights | The City
STRENGTHS
Sailing | Playing Harmonica | Strong | Encouraging | Steadfast | Singing
WEAKNESSES
Slower Reflexes | Sewing | Decreased Physical Health | Rowdy When Drunk
IMPORTANT CHARACTER RELATIONS
Belvedere - Has treated the man like a son since he was a young boy
Isidore - Has treated the man like a son since he was a young boy, sails with him often
Rose - Has treated her like a daughter since meeting her in her youth once it became obvious that she didn't have a good father figure in her life
BACKGROUND
Born and raised on Celosia, he is the son of a sailor and a fishmonger, and thus his life has always been surrounded by the sea. Inheriting his parents' love and appreciation for the ocean, it was natural for him to become a sailor like his father. Unfortunately, by the time he was old enough to start setting sail, he had very few years of experience before the island began to collapse and the seas became more dangerous to tread. This inexperience led to a significant loss as one of his crew fell overboard during a bad storm, and Elijah was ultimately unable to retrieve him, nearly drowning himself when he instinctively went after him into the water. However, his crewmates were able to save him, and he didn't sail again for many years due to the trauma. Eventually, though, he conquered his guilt enough to return, now wiser, and he hasn't had another incident since.

Much of his life was spent away from the island; however, he returned in later years once his parents' health began to decline. He wound up befriending some of the island's children and found himself coming back more frequently to visit them, having never had children of his own despite his many lovers throughout the years. Once he reached his mid-fifties, he settled down on the island officially.
EXTRA
• Has the most boisterous laugh
• Collects pipes
• Congrats, he's your new dad now
• Not misogynistic but still subscribes to the tradition of opening doors and pulling out chairs for women as well as paying for everything
• Owns the ship Amphitrite
• Has so many dad jokes to tell and will delight in your groaning
• Is wholesome but has done unspeakable things with crewmembers in the past
• Lives primarily on his boat
• Has a strong bass voice
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honeydew

Mother Goose
FOLKLORE MEMBER
Invitation Status
  1. Not accepting invites at this time
Posting Speed
  1. Speed of Light
  2. Multiple posts per day
  3. 1-3 posts per day
  4. One post per day
  5. Multiple posts per week
  6. 1-3 posts per week
  7. One post per week
  8. Slow As Molasses
Writing Levels
  1. Intermediate
  2. Adept
  3. Advanced
  4. Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
  1. Male
  2. Female
  3. Nonbinary
  4. Transgender
  5. Primarily Prefer Female
Alanis Fleurette King
NICKNAME(S): Whatever floats your boat
ROLE: Plant Shop Owner
GENDER: Cis-Female
PRONOUNS: She/Her
AGE: 24
BIRTHDAY: October 3rd
BIRTHPLACE: Celosia
ROMANTIC ORIENTATION: Panromantic
SEXUALITY: Pansexual
HAIR COLOR: Dark Brown
EYE COLOR: Brown
HEIGHT: 5’0
BUILD: Somewhat toned and athletic, shapely
SKIN DETAILS: Pale cool toned complexion, light freckles across her cheeks and nose
OTHER NOTABLE FEATURES: Slight dark circles forming under her eyes
HEALTH CONDITIONS/NOTES: Asthma, Anxiety, Depression, Iron Deficiency, Seasonal Allergies
PERSONALITY: Witty | Humorous | Hot Headed | Stubborn | Challenging | Sensitive | Emotional | Aloof | Loyal | Introverted Extrovert | Indulgent | Protective | Jealous | Brave | Insecure | Caring | Sentimental | Romantic | Impatient
LIKES: Wine | Charcuterie Boards | Snacking | Dark, Form Fitting Clothes | Chocolate | Eggplant Parmesan | Stuffed Mushrooms | Long Walks | Nighttime | Movie Nights | Bubble Baths | Feeling Pretty | Being Alone
DISLIKES: Her Dark Under-Eyes | Wearing Vibrant Colors | Arguments | Being Talked Over | Slow Work Days | Having Dry Skin | Seafood | Excessively Hot Weather | Excessively Cold Weather | Getting Asked About That One Semester in High School | Aging | Hospitals | Being Told What to Do
STRENGTHS:
• Green Thumb
• Social Skills
• Flexible/Agile
WEAKNESSES:
• Hot Headed
• Stubborn
• Insecure
• Not Physically Strong
IMPORTANT CHARACTER RELATIONS:
• Belvedere, Isidore, Lenny, Jude -Her Best Boys
• Maven - Older Sister She Always Wanted
• Elijah - A Positive Father Figure

BACKGROUND:

Alanis grew up on the island with her grandmother, Elodie or "Nan." She never knew who her father was and her mother dropped her off with Elodie to go and explore the world for herself. She grew up helping Nan out around the shop, listening to tales of the town's former glory and the old Harvest Goddess lore. She spent most of her time growing up going on adventures with Bel, Isi, Lenny and his little brother Jude.

In high school, Alanis was taken advantage of by a teacher and began having an affair with him. She didn't tell anyone at first but the spring of her junior year of high school, Mr. Davis moved off the island and Alanis had to take some time away so she visited her mother in America. When she came home, she told the boys the truth about everything and confirmed the rumors to them. She wouldn't have made it through the summer without them.

After Nan passed, Alanis couldn't imagine herself anywhere else other than carrying on her grandmother's legacy at The Drowsy Orchid.
EXTRA:
• Collects Flower Pots
• Names Inanimate Objects
• On Track to Become a Wine MILF
• Gaining an Online Following Under Her Social Media Accounts @LostCityofAlanis
• Her Watering Can is a Psyduck
• Wants Tattoos But Can’t Decide What Plants to Get
• Working on Quitting Smoking
• Goes on Late Evening Walks/Jogs, Weather Permitting
• Played Volleyball in Her School Years



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Belvedere Armais King
NICKNAME(S): Bel
ROLE: Fisherman
GENDER: Cis-Male
PRONOUNS: He/Him
AGE: 27
BIRTHDAY: July 21st
BIRTHPLACE: Unnamed Island
ROMANTIC ORIENTATION: Biromantic
SEXUALITY: Bisexual
HAIR COLOR: Black
EYE COLOR: Black
HEIGHT: 6’2
BUILD: Toned and Muscular
SKIN DETAILS: Warm Toned, Toffee Complexion
OTHER NOTABLE FEATURES: Two Scars Across His Left Cheek Under His Eye
HEALTH CONDITIONS/NOTES: Anxiety, Depression, Nightmares
PERSONALITY: Honest | Simple Minded | Hard Working | Good Natured | Insecure | Sensitive | Gentle | Thoughtful | Helpful | Courageous | Protective | Energetic | Lovable | Humorous | Soft
LIKES: Seafood | A Nice Ocean Breeze | Feeling Useful | Spending Time with His Friends | Swimming | Fishing | Exploring | Alcohol | Gold Jewelry
DISLIKES: Heights | Stormy Weather | Nightmares | Feeling Unwanted | Seeing His Friends Upset | Feeling Depressed | Being Alone | Excessively Cold Weather | Wearing Close Toed Shoes | Being Made Fun of | Getting Taken Advantage of
STRENGTHS:
• Physically Strong
• Handy Work
• Social Skills
WEAKNESSES:
• Simple Minded
• Overcompensates
• Insecure
IMPORTANT CHARACTER RELATIONS:
• Elijah - Adoptive Father
• Alanis, Isidore, Lenny, Jude - His Best Friends
BACKGROUND: Belvedere was an orphaned boy taken in and raised by the island's fishers. The island he was found was small and seemingly abandoned, so the fishers felt they had no choice but to bring him along.

He grew up on the docks learning the ins and outs of being a fisherman and the ways of the sea. Outsiders could look in on the experience as nothing more than child labor, but young Bel enjoyed the knowledge and the pay. He's stayed in his little cabin on the beach for years now, and spends his days netting the shores for whatever he can catch. On his off days, he likes to preform odd jobs around town for his neighbors and often provides handy work for free.
EXTRA:
• Has Abandonment Issues
• Has a Pet Samoyed Named Harlow
• Collects Shells
• Not Very Good at Cooking
• Still has Slumber Parties with His Friends
• Likes to Listen to Music, Even Plays the Bongos
• Views His Friends as His Family

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Li Ming Wen
NICKNAME(S): N/A
ROLE: Nurse
GENDER: Cis-Female
PRONOUNS: She/Her
AGE: 22
BIRTHDAY: February 28th
BIRTHPLACE: Shanghai, China
ROMANTIC ORIENTATION: Panromantic
SEXUALITY: Demisexual
HAIR COLOR: Black
EYE COLOR: Black
HEIGHT: 5’2
BUILD: Petite, Slender
SKIN DETAILS: Pale, Neutral Toned Complexion
OTHER NOTABLE FEATURES: Rosy Cheeks and Nose
HEALTH CONDITIONS/NOTES: Anxiety, Asthma, Allergies, Easily Fatigued
PERSONALITY: Naive | Trusting | Good Natured | Compassionate | Dedicated | Empathetic | Warm Hearted | Gentle | Respectful | Disciplined | Meek | Mild | Supportive | Modest | People Pleaser | Sensitive | Pacifist | Polite | Sweet
LIKES: Dressing in Feminine Clothing | Soft Pastels | Soup | Cooking and Baking | Flowers | Jewelry | Perfume | Hot Baths | Spicy Foods | Cute Animals | Tea | Helping Others | Working as a Nurse | Festivals
DISLIKES: Wearing Dark Colors | Feeling Bashful | Anxiety Attacks | Feeling Overwhelmed | Arguments | Mean Patients | Emergencies | Sour Things | Gummy Candies | The Taste of Alcohol | Feeling Lonely | Being Yelled At
STRENGTHS:
• Medical Knowledge
• Works Well Under Pressure
• Kind
WEAKNESSES:
• Pushover
• Easily Taken Advantage of
• Shy
IMPORTANT CHARACTER RELATIONS:
• Leander - Boss
• Quinn, Isidore, Dorothea, Emerys, Mariana - Friends
BACKGROUND: Li Ming grew up the youngest of a loving family in Shanghai, China. She had a tendency to be the caretaker of the home and of her family, and so found a quick desire to become a nurse. She completed her three years of nursing school before setting out on her own and moving to Celosia to join the town doctor. She's still fairly new in town, but happy to be there and take care of patients.
EXTRA:
• Loves Makeup and Beauty Products
• Wears Skirts and Dresses Exclusively
• Always Excited to go to Festivals
• Grows Her Own Teal Leaves
• Has a Spa Like Bathroom
• Has Morning and Nightly Rituals
• Loves Commissioning Custom Outfits and Jewelry

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Ghostie

"Double dose with a toast to you creepy GHOST!"
FOLKLORE MEMBER
Posting Speed
  1. Multiple posts per day
  2. 1-3 posts per day
  3. 1-3 posts per week
Online Availability
All fucking day because I have no life
Writing Levels
  1. Intermediate
  2. Adept
  3. Advanced
  4. Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
  1. Male
  2. Female
  3. Primarily Prefer Male
  4. Primarily Prefer Female
Genres
Romance, Modern, Supernatural,
Ozmodeous Daniel Green
NICKNAME(S)
Oz | Ozzy | Momo (Close Family and Friends ONLY)
ROLE
Barkeeper
GENDER
Cis-Male
PRONOUNS
He/Him/His
AGE
28
BIRTHDAY
February 21st
BIRTHPLACE
Celosia
ROMANTIC ORIENTATION
Bisexual with Hetero-Leanings
SEXUALITY
Biromantic
HAIR COLOR
Black
EYE COLOR
Honey Brown
HEIGHT
6'6"
BUILD
Stocky and Stronk
SKIN DETAILS
Scar Through His Right Eyebrow and Down His Eye | |
OTHER NOTABLE FEATURES
Usually Keeps His Beard Short but Well Maintained When Long | V Hearty Noticeable Laugh
HEALTH CONDITIONS/NOTES
Former Alcoholism | Depression
PERSONALITY
Rugged | Honest | Bull-Headed | Caring | Argumentative | Dependable | Protective | Reckless | Easily Distracted | Tenacious | Inquisitive | Social | Nosy | Respectful | Charming | Messy | Practical | Grateful | Callous | Silver-Tongued | Morbid | Self-Critical | Outspoken | Boisterous | Romantic
LIKES
Mixing Drinks | Cats | Keeping the Bar Tidy | Camping | Comic Books | Cooking Over a Fire | Hiking | Fishing | Hunting | Animals | Ramen | Peppers | Fruits | Dark Liquor | Drinking | Beating Up Assholes | Horror Movies | Poetry | Smoking | Playing Guitar | Singing | Roosters and Birds Waking Him Up
DISLIKES
Overworking Himself | Drinking too much | Burning himself | When Assholes Harass Pretty Girls at the Bar | Drinking | His father | Losing a Fight | Not Getting "Me Time" | Idiots | Mushy Blueberries | Pineapple | Being Cold | Awkward Situations |
STRENGTHS
Bartending | Stronk | Always Willing to Help | Cooking | Singing | Persuasive
WEAKNESSES
Quick Temper | Loud | V Overly Critical of Himself | Alcoholism Begets Him Sometimes
IMPORTANT CHARACTER RELATIONS
TBD FEEL FREE TO CONNECT WITH ME LOVES
BACKGROUND
Oz was born and raised in Celosia, most of his family including his father working in the mines. Oz's father wasn't a horrible man until he drank too much; Oz often taking the brunt of the abuse to shield his mother and younger siblings. Oz looked up to his mother's dad who ran the town bar for as long as he could remember; often spending time with him and seeing him as more of a father figure than his dad. His grandfather Dan was one to let Oz help out around the bar sweeping up and bussing tables for tips and such in his spare time until eventually he got old enough to bartend and run the place on his own sometimes.

When Oz was twenty his grandfather passed away, leaving the bar to the only person he knew would keep the place as inviting as he had all those years.
EXTRA
•His favorite alcoholic drink is whiskey neat his favorite non-alcoholic drink is peppermint tea
•He has an old lady cat named
Pepper and a young boy cat name Pecorino aka Peck
•Plays video games when he can
•Big ol' teddy bear
•"Wanna fight about it?"

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Quinzel Tiger-Lily Bowman
NICKNAME(S)
Quinn | Tiger-Lily | Lil | Lily
ROLE
Farmhand and Apprentice Blacksmith
GENDER
Cis-Female
PRONOUNS
She/Her/Hers
AGE
26
BIRTHDAY
June 15th
BIRTHPLACE
Wimberley, Texas
ROMANTIC ORIENTATION
Demisexual
SEXUALITY
Demiromantic
HAIR COLOR
Dirty Blonde
EYE COLOR
Ice Blue
HEIGHT
5'3"
BUILD
Slim Yet Toned from Farm Work and Blacksmithing
SKIN DETAILS
Fair Skin Tone
OTHER NOTABLE FEATURES
Small Scar on the Apple of Her Left Cheek | Sun and Moon Tattoos on Her Feet | Septum Piercing | 3 Lobe and Constellation Piercings on Both Ears | Southern Accent |
HEALTH CONDITIONS/NOTES
Dating Anxiety | PTSD
PERSONALITY
Blunt | Inconsiderate | Clever | Helpful | Adventurous | Workaholic | Vigilant | Creative | Hot-Headed | Guarded | Strong-Willed | Hardworking | Talented | Insecure | Observant | Energetic | Understanding | Appreciative | Indecisive | Sweetheart | Passionate |
LIKES
Horseback riding | Swords and knives | Farm work | Animals | Hot weather | Teaching | Tattoos | Camping | Rain and Storms | Hiking | Stargazing | Cute dates | Tea | Pillows and Stuffies | Making Her Bed in the Mornings | Baby Goats | Fresh Milk | Berries | Pancakes | Puzzles |
DISLIKES
Bananas | Stepping in Animal Shit | Dropping Eggs | Burning Herself | Pumpkin Pie | Her Parents | When She Has To Get Too Rude | Feet | Letting People Get Too Close To Her | Heartbreaks | Loud Noises | Bruises | Yelling/Getting Yelled At | Centipedes | Warm Milk | Dark Chocolate | Dishonest People |
STRENGTHS
Horseback Riding | Farm Work | Selfless | Cooking/Baking | People Skills | High Pain Tolerance | Doesn't Take People's Bullshit
WEAKNESSES
Can Be a Rude Bitch | A Little Shy | Blunt AF | Animals | Hides Her Emotions (Usually Until She Explodes) | Bad Temper | Overthinks A LOT
IMPORTANT CHARACTER RELATIONS
TBD FEEL FREE TO CONNECT WITH ME LOVES
BACKGROUND
Although Quinzel was born in and spent most of her years in Texas, she grew up hearing stories about how beautiful and plentiful Celosia was. While she was always fascinated about the island and eager to possibly get back and help in some way, her parents were drunks who didn't care about where their daughter was getting their next meal, let alone the decline and possible revival of their hometown. Over the years, Quinn took to taking up many different jobs to save up and move to Celosia like she'd always wanted to. She's spent the last eleven years living there with family, working as a farmhand. She hopes to someday help really run the town Smithy.

EXTRA
•She used to be in an abusive relationship which she was scared to get out of
•She has a pygmy goat named Wallace who she adores like her son
•TikTok is her guilty pleasure and she loves to do dances and make videos
•"Y'all know what sounds good? A big ol' slice a cherry pie!"
•Can fall asleep listening to horror and true crime podcasts
•Quinn is a workaholic, taking up any and every job she can to make money and “make something of herself” unlike her parents. In addition to working on her cousin Maven’s farm, she also waits tables at Teddy’s restaurant as well as apprentices at the town Smithy

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Odessa Denise Trembly
NICKNAME(S)
Dess | Desi | Odie |
ROLE
Teacher
GENDER
Cis-Female
PRONOUNS
She/Her/Hers
AGE
33
BIRTHDAY
August 26th
BIRTHPLACE
Paris, France
ROMANTIC ORIENTATION
Bisexual
SEXUALITY
Biromantic
HAIR COLOR
Light Brown
EYE COLOR
Light Brown
HEIGHT
5'9"
BUILD
Slim-Thicc
SKIN DETAILS
Caramel Skin Tone | Freckles | Dimples in her cheeks and chin |
OTHER NOTABLE FEATURES
V Graceful | French Accent | Double lobe piercings in both ears |
HEALTH CONDITIONS/NOTES
Astigmatism in both eyes (she wears contacts and glasses) | Mild use of alcohol
PERSONALITY
Kind | Helpful | Brutally Honest | Childish | Graceful | Motherly | Responsible | Overly Serious | Bubbly | Smart-Ass | Astute | Stubborn | Charismatic | Naggy | Sarcastic | Independent | Distant | Ambitious | Workaholic | Playful | Intuitive | Family-Oriented |
LIKES
Teaching | Helping (Especially her students) | Dancing | Wine | Peanut M&Ms | Sour Candy | Writing | Poetry | Teaching Dance Classes | Apricots | Change | Dogs | Fuzzy Blankets and Sweaters | Candles | Perfume | Flowers and Gardening | Plums | Carrot Cake | Bake Sales | Date Nights | Traveling | Going to the Movies Alone | Fancy Dinners
DISLIKES
Rude Students | Talking Back | Dry Wines | Most pitted fruits | Too Hot of Weather | Getting Sick | Hurting herself | Not Being Able to Dance | Limitations | Passing Judgement Before You Get To Know Someone | Watching Too Much Tv | Peanut Butter M&Ms | Secrets (hard for her to keep) |
STRENGTHS
Teaching | Dancing | Charismatic | Motherly | V Independent | Adaptable
WEAKNESSES
Can't Keep a Secret | Too Childish sometimes | Not V Sociable (She's trying) | LOVES Wine | Will Nag Your Ear Off Because She Cares
IMPORTANT CHARACTER RELATIONS
TBD FEEL FREE TO CONNECT WITH ME LOVES
BACKGROUND
Odessa was born in Paris, France to fairly well off parents. They made sure their daughter had everything she needed and could ever ask for. She was an exceptional student and loved to volunteer in classrooms in college and at the local elementary schools. Odessa always took to traveling, taking any chance she could during her schooling to study abroad. She eventually discovered the island of Celosia and traveled there, thinking she would only stay for a vacation but fell in love with the place. She's been there for around 8 years now and been teaching at the school for 6.

EXTRA
•She teaches ballet and sometimes hip-hop dance classes in her spare time
•Dess doesn't have any biological children, however; she's adopted a feisty young orphan from her school who's lived with her for two years
•She will occasionally have a glass of wine while grading papers late at night
•"Don't be afraid of growing slowly, be afraid of standing still..."
•Will take you on a vacay "because you need it".
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IceQueen

The Ball Python Queen
MYTHICAL MEMBER
Posting Speed
  1. Speed of Light
  2. Multiple posts per day
  3. 1-3 posts per day
  4. One post per day
  5. Multiple posts per week
  6. 1-3 posts per week
  7. One post per week
  8. Slow As Molasses
Online Availability
Depending on my schedule I am on at various times during the week. Usually most reliable after 5, though sometimes I nap. Weekends are a free for all schedule wise.
Writing Levels
  1. Intermediate
  2. Adept
  3. Advanced
  4. Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
  1. Male
  2. Female
  3. Primarily Prefer Female
Genres
Fantasy, Romance, Modern, Modern Fantasy, Possibly Sci Fi
Hiroki Sato
NICKNAME(S)
Hiro, Sato, Hi-Chan (usually by his japanese relatives)

ROLE
'Owner' of the General Store

GENDER
Trans Male

PRONOUNS
He/Him

AGE
24

BIRTHDAY
October 3rd

BIRTHPLACE
Seattle, Washington, USA

ROMANTIC ORIENTATION
Homoromantic

SEXUALITY
Flaming Homosexual

HAIR COLOR
Greyish Black

EYE COLOR
Grey Blue

HEIGHT
5'8"

BUILD
Lean but well toned. Hiding a bit of ab muscle under his shirt

SKIN DETAILS
Freckles across his nose, has a mole just to the right of his spine on his back, top surgery scars

OTHER NOTABLE FEATURES
His glasses are reserved for the evening hours. Changes his earrings often and doesn't wear his lip ring at work.

HEALTH CONDITIONS/NOTES
On Testosterone, Asthma, Depression/Anxiety/General Mental Health Issues

PERSONALITY
Reserved|Cautious|Friendly|Neat|A Tad Wound Up|Caring|Kind

Hiro can be a bit reserved and shy at first. He likes to play his cards close to his chest, afraid of getting burned once more. Still he always offers a friendly smile and to help out where he can. Crossing personal lines, however, is rather difficult for him. The thought of dating or having a relationship is quite daunting and he finds himself running away in fear emotionally more than not. Hiro does better with animals like his cats, as they don't judge or talk back. He can open up to creatures more than he can people so you'll often find him talking to the farm animals when he has spare time. His mother always jokes he should become a vet but at the moment Hiro is just happy running the general store. He can get a bit anxious when things are out of place and hates it when people don't make an effort to put things back where they belong. He tends to get wound up rather easily when it comes to pushing specific buttons and will not hesitate to rip you a new one if he feels it fit to do so.

LIKES
Cats|Horses|Dogs|Animals in General|Food|Noodles|Home Grown Veggies|Flowers|Jewlery|Tattoo's|Cocktails|Comfy Clothes|Snow|Warm Fires|Nature Walks|Organized Shelves|Sketching

DISLIKES
Messy Shelves|Spicy Food|Warm Weather|Taking off his Shirt|The Smell of Tabacco|Overly Cheery People|Busy Bodies|Nosy Neighbors|Chickens (Alive, not dead)|Raw Fish

STRENGTHS
Organization|Lifting Heavy Things|Bookkeeping|Minor Repairs or Mending

WEAKNESSES
Irritable|Can't Stand Spiders|Gives in to Pets|Not Great at Running

IMPORTANT CHARACTER RELATIONS

BACKGROUND

Hiro grew up in a mixed household, with his mother being originally from the island of Celosia and his father being a native Japanese man. Hiro has heard their cheesy love story so many times he could recite it from memory. They met while they were both studying in Seattle and fell in love, settled down and had kids. Hiro was the third kid out of four. He'd known he was different since an early age as he never really felt comfortable with pink items or dressing up. Hiro wanted to do the things that sounded fun, like playing with the boys. But it was more than just the surface level things. As he grew up it turns out that Hiro actually hated contact sports and wasn't a fan of wrestling, but he'd associated those things with being male. It was when he got to middle school that he started to figure out that he just didn't feel like his body was assigned to the right gender. He came out the first year of high school and his parents accepted him for it. It was an adjustment for everyone but eventually Hiro began to use a new name and started testosterone. The other kids at his school nor the public were as kind, and eventually the teenager grew tired of it. By the time he graduated Hiro wanted nothing more than to escape. With no current plans for college and no path forward Hiro's mom sent him to Celosia island to live with his grandfather. While there Hiro started helping out at the general store which was named after his mothers maiden name. Eventually Hiro found that life on the island wasn't so bad, and he took on more and more duties. He basically runs the general store now, though he dislikes saying it. However Grandpa Flynn is too old for the heavy lifting or the bookkeeping so Hiro has basically taken over in everything but name.

EXTRA
A kitten named Kiki that Hiro rescued as a stray. He's around a year old and a total rascal
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Emily Rose Taylor
NICKNAME(S)
Rose, Rosy, Emmy (She hates this one but will tolerate it from her younger cousins)

ROLE
Sewist

GENDER
Cis Female

PRONOUNS
She/Her

AGE
26

BIRTHDAY
November 16th

BIRTHPLACE
Seattle, WA

ROMANTIC ORIENTATION
Biromantic. Leans towards Men

SEXUALITY
Bisexual. Leans towards Men

HAIR COLOR
Black

EYE COLOR
Greyish Blue

HEIGHT
6'

BUILD
Lean and nimble. Relatively no bust

SKIN DETAILS
Small scars dotted around her body from being stupid.

OTHER NOTABLE FEATURES
Two piercings in each ear. She likes to change her earrings

HEALTH CONDITIONS/NOTES
Depression, Mild PTSD

PERSONALITY
Blunt|Jokester|Rough and Tumble|Gentle on Girls|Untrusting of Strangers|Quick Fuse|Generally Agreeable|Avoids Conflict

Rose is a bit of an oddball. She's not dainty like some girls or robust like others. She sits somewhere in the middle, with a pretense for getting herself in trouble and a hearty laugh that could brighten up any room. Rose loves to joke around and tries to keep things light hearted, mostly to avoid talking about or addressing other issues. Even though she appears friendly on the outside when she first meets people Rose always has her guard up. She can't risk getting herself hurt, not again. Rose likes her girly things as much as she loves leather and biker jackets but she's always been told she looks weird and that tall women shouldn't wear heels so she has a collection of things in her closet gathering dust. She loves to make the people of Celosia happy with her garments and is more than willing to make gifts for new arrivals. She loves seeing others happy.

LIKES
Dresses|Leather|Cats|Sunsets|Stars|Nature Walks|New Fabric|Making Others Happy|Hot Cocoa|Cocktails|Joking Around|Jewlery|Small House Plants|Flowers|Fires|Friends|Cookouts

DISLIKES
Rude Customers|Karens|Super Spicy Food|Pickled Plum|Boiled Cabbage|Eating Fungus of Any Kind|Warm Weather|Being Teased|Bullies|Hypocrites

STRENGTHS
Sewing|Fine Handywork|Tedious and Repetitive Tasks|Designing|Getting Along With Others

WEAKNESSES
Extremely Tall|Daddy Issues|Not Super Strong|Weak Constitution

IMPORTANT CHARACTER RELATIONS

BACKGROUND

Rose was born in the Seattle area with her parents still together. Everything was fine, till she was seven and it was revealed her father, or sperm donor as she refers to him, was a cheating bastard. He drew up divorce papers (He's a lawyer) and left her mother with nothing. Without anything she moved back to Celosia to be with her Aunt. Rose was forced to stay in Seattle during the year, though she did it only at the request of her mother. During the summers the curious little Rose was helping around the newly formed sewing business. Her sperm donor got a new wife suspiciously quick. It was quick enough that Rose noticed. Throughout the rest of her years until graduation Rose was miserable back in Seattle. Her step mother was atrocious and took any chance to be petty. Some of the things she did could be considered abuse but her father never cared. He was too busy working to keep his wife happy, even if she was probably out conning other men. The day she turned 18 Rose was handed papers telling her to get the hell out of his house. Rose bummed it with a friend for the rest of the school year. Near graduation she got the news that her mother was ill, ill enough that she couldn't fly home for graduation. As soon as the ceremony was over Rose had her belongings on a plane. Rose spent the rest of her mothers days right by her side until she passed. To her surprise her mother had left the tailor shop to her. Having taken over at the age of 21 Rose has now had a few years under her belt. She still keeps a picture of her mother up downstairs so that others can see her but she has 'gotten over' most of the trauma. She still has her bouts of nightmares curtesy of her step mothers past behavior but Rose is mostly a stable adult.

EXTRA
She has two cats that keep her company
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rebel without a claus
ROLEPLAY DEPARTMENT LEAD
ROLEPLAY DEPARTMENT
FOLKLORE MEMBER
Posting Speed
  1. 1-3 posts per week
  2. One post per week
  3. Slow As Molasses
Writing Levels
  1. Intermediate
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Genres
romance. angst. drama. modern. fantasy. supernatural. adventure. crime. period pieces.
Isidore Nakia Badru
NICKNAME(S)
Isi | Izzy
ROLE
Sailor
GENDER
Cis Male
PRONOUNS
He/Him
AGE
28
BIRTHDAY
January 19
BIRTHPLACE
Celosia
ROMANTIC ORIENTATION
Panromantic
SEXUALITY
Pansexual
HAIR COLOR
Platinum Blond
EYE COLOR
Blueish Purple
HEIGHT
6'2"
BUILD
Broad and wellbuilt
SKIN DETAILS
N/A
OTHER NOTABLE FEATURES
Long eyelashes | Ear Piercings | Scars on his back and arms
HEALTH CONDITIONS/NOTES
Motion Sickness | need-to-be-liked syndrome
PERSONALITY
Friendly | Compassionate | Air-headed | Kind | Emotionally-Intelligent | Academically-not-intelligent | Well-mannered | Naive | Lively | Shy | Charming | Thoughtful | People-Pleaser | Loving | Calm | Courageous | Approval Seeking | Guileless | Adventurous | Indulgent | Observant | Self-deprecating
LIKES
Hot bread | Cheese | The seas | Beaches | Traveling | Light rain | Seashells | Walking barefoot | Cool Breezes | Music | Paintings | Dancing | Bonfires | Olives | Sweet and sour fruit | New Things | Skipping rocks | Being praised | Affection | Flower crowns | Sunny skies | Warm weather | Being wanted/needed
DISLIKES
Blizzards | Being insulted | String cheese | Harmful pranks | Rats | Getting sick | Cold Weather | Fighting with others | Horror stories | Bullies | Getting caught in a thunderstorm | Mushrooms | Cheaters
STRENGTHS
Positive, very optimistic | Fishing | Physically strong and dexterous | Public Speaking | Mechanical skills
WEAKNESSES
A bit of a pushover | Suffers from motion sickness without his medicine | Slow to see the bad in others
IMPORTANT CHARACTER RELATIONS
Bel - Remains to be Isidore's good and close friend ever since they were children.
Lennox - A childhood friend of Isidore's, he visits him every chance he gets.
Elijah - The father he wishes he had. Looks up to the man like no other.
BACKGROUND
Before him, Isidore's father was a sailor himself. It was on one of his trips that he met his mother and married the islander woman. The first few years of his life, Isidore had not known the man as he was always working and hardly stayed long with them. The only solid family Isidore had known in his early years was his mother. But most days he'd sit around the island shore imagining where his father was and what he was doing.

While out at sea, his father injured himself so badly that he was unable to work and finally settled down on the island with Isidore and his mother. The man whom he thought he knew through his mother's story was nothing like that at all. He became a gruff old man with an evergoing disappointment and disgust for the boy that his son was. No matter how hard he tried to get his father to acknowledge his accomplishments, he did not. His mother was no help either, she simply followed her husband's wishes.

Determined to prove the old man wrong, Isidore picked up his father's mantle and worked to become a sailor himself. He had been weak and gangly as a child, but he grew in strength and set for a sail. He was not the brightest bulb, but he tried hard, learned knot after knot, and the way the wind blows. He became exceptional, but that wasn't enough for the old man.

Isidore sought approval and comfort in other people, leading him down uncomfortable and often unhealthy relationships. But he feels free on the beaches and most of all on the sea. Even if he does get particularly sick due to motion.
EXTRA
• He can play the lyre and guitar
• Will laugh with those laughing at him
• Writes songs on the sea like a real sailor
• Tilts his head a lot
• Believes in all superstitions
• Can not lie well (at all) nor tell the hard truths very well
• Something of a himbo
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Theodora Angela Tracey
NICKNAME(S)
Teddy | Tess | Thea | Dot | Dolly
ROLE
Restaurant Owner
GENDER
Cis Female
PRONOUNS
She/Her
AGE
34
BIRTHDAY
October 15th
BIRTHPLACE
New York CIty, New York
ROMANTIC ORIENTATION
Biromantic
SEXUALITY
Bisexual
HAIR COLOR
Pink
EYE COLOR
Blue
HEIGHT
5'7"
BUILD
Petite and slim
SKIN DETAILS
Moles
OTHER NOTABLE FEATURES
Three beauty marks on her face
HEALTH CONDITIONS/NOTES
Nicotine Addict
PERSONALITY
Confident | Insightful | Cheeky | Articulate | Diligent | Commanding | Playful | Blunt | Devoted | Genuine | Practical | Mischevious | Assertive | Organized | Daring | Passionate | Down-to-earth | Affectionate | Fierce | Vengeful | Friendly
LIKES
Messing with people | Cooking | Baking | Fresh ingredients | Candles | Perfume | Fashion | Reading | Drawing | Money | Shopping | Carnations | Bumble bees | Spring | Jokes | Food | Sports | Riding her bike | Gardens | Feeding birds | Dogs | Cuddling | Feeding people
DISLIKES
Meals went cold | Cheesy romances | Heavy rain | Messes | Sweating | Being disrespected | Clumsy behavior | Plain rude people | Rodents | Most insects | Pretentious folks | Terrible service and hospitality
STRENGTHS
The air of authority | Management skills | Cooking and a little baking skills
WEAKNESSES
Physically not the strongest | Terrible at following orders herself | Often overly confident
IMPORTANT CHARACTER RELATIONS
Quinn - A server at her restaurant, they're very friendly with each other. Teddy likes to tease her.
Oz - A fast friend made when she first came to the island, they play Poker together every Saturday.
BACKGROUND
Thea's parents hailed from Celosia, but left to start a new life, a better life, for their daughter. She was in a higher middle-class family who spoiled her any chance they got. It built her confidence and her entitlement, but despite their distance from the island she always got to talk with her grandparents through several letters and occasional visits. It was at their family-owned restaurant that she grew in love with the work and food. And it was there she decided that she'd take over.

Her parents weren't particularly excited about their daughter wanting to go to that island, but they invested in her career and future. She studied culinary arts and business, traveling for a bit before moving to Celosia. Living there versus visiting there was nothing like she had ever known before. And for a while, she worked humbly under her grandparents before they were unable to work anymore, growing old and tired.

She then took it upon herself to bring the restaurant to glory and gold.
EXTRA
• Smokes like a French femme fatale
• Great at doing impressions of others
• She can see through your lies and cheep cologne
• Want to impress her? Participate in the chubby bunny challenge
• Dogs are the greatest. Fight her
• Lies about her natural hair color all the time
• Remember kids, bread makes you fat
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Paola Marisol Holloway
NICKNAME(S)
Pola | Polly | Lola
ROLE
Priestess
GENDER
Cis Female
PRONOUNS
She/Her
AGE
61
BIRTHDAY
March 20
BIRTHPLACE
Celosia
ROMANTIC ORIENTATION
Heteromantic
SEXUALITY
Heterosexual
HAIR COLOR
Brown and white
EYE COLOR
Brown
HEIGHT
5'5"
BUILD
Slender and lean
SKIN DETAILS
N/A
OTHER NOTABLE FEATURES
The front of her hair is white like a platinum blonde | Looks younger than her age
HEALTH CONDITIONS/NOTES
Mold allergy | Astigmatism
PERSONALITY
Altruistic | Patient | Gallant | Empathetic | Steely | Repressed | Active | Diligent | Graceful | Decisive | Blunt | Charismatic | Devoted | Firm | Inflexible | Crafty | Talkative | Earthy | Perceptive | Optimistic
LIKES
Hot tea | Early mornings | Birds | Caring for strays | Reading | Evening prayers | Candles | Floral scents | Lemonade | Dancing | Humming | Hot Showers | Her grandchildren | Embroidery | Going on long walks | Making jams
DISLIKES
Dark clouds | Disrepectful folks | People who are cruel to children | Pickled foods | Heavy rain | Being overtaken with emotion | Sand | The smell of cleaning chemicals | Laziness | Horror movies | Mean pranks
STRENGTHS
Problem Solver | Good listener | Singing | Crosheting
WEAKNESSES
Once she makes her mind up about something it's next to impossible to change | Very blunt
IMPORTANT CHARACTER RELATIONS
To be determined ....
BACKGROUND
Paola's home was a turbulent and horrific place, full of screaming matches between two adults and the crying of the children in between. She started spending late hours out of the house any way she could. And she spent her time alone on the beach, finding solace in the sounds of crashing waves, a bottle of alcohol, and eventually here and there a boy who said just the right thing.

At some point, Paola recognized she had a problem. After waking up alone on the beach, hungover, and sick she spontaneously decided to go to church. That was where her life turned around. She met the priest there and sat with him for hours, speaking about anything and everything and eventually the goddess. After going back day and day she decided she wanted to be a priestess.

Before starting her training, Paola knew she had to work to earn more money to pursue her studies. She found a job at a blacksmith shop where she met a young man, Amias. They fell fast in love, going on dates, spending day and night together and before they knew it she was with child. Paola decided to drop her plans of becoming a priestess to raise her child and be with Amias, she was going to marry him. But after the birth of their son, she suffered greatly from postpartum depression.

In the end, she could not do it. She decided to become a priestess after all, and unfortunately, that journey meant she had to be unmarried and practice celibacy as an in-training priestess. So, rather unfavorably she and Amias split and she left to start her training, writing letters to her son. She was pleased to finish the rest of her training on Celosia and co-raise her son until Amias died when their child was just a teenager.

Later in time, she took over the church and was raised to the position as a priestess and the freedom given to it. However, tragedy struck again when her daughter-in-law died in childbirth and only two years after her son, a sailor, drowned at sea, leaving behind their three toddlers. Paola was quick to adopt the children and raise them herself. Now, she spends time trying to hear back from the Harvest Goddess, helping the islanders and trying to keep jelly stains from the church chairs.
EXTRA
• Has an angelic voice (no pun intended) so yes, she sings a lot to herself
• Somebody's grandma
• Yes, she knits and crochets. Yes, she knows how granny that makes her.
• Will never choose violence, but her looks kill
• Gives confessions in the booth on Mondays, Wednesdays, and rainy days
• Makes a mean Strawberry Milk
• Loves cats
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Leander Hyperion van de Laar
NICKNAME(S)
N/A
ROLE
Doctor
GENDER
Cis Male
PRONOUNS
He/Him
AGE
30
BIRTHDAY
January 27th
BIRTHPLACE
Athens, Greece
ROMANTIC ORIENTATION
Panromantic
SEXUALITY
Pansexual
HAIR COLOR
Dark
EYE COLOR
Hazel
HEIGHT
5'9
OTHER NOTABLE FEATURES
Long Fingers | Well Manicured Hands | Thick Hair | Long Eyelashes | Eyebags
HEALTH CONDITIONS/NOTES
Mild Depression and Anxiety | Disordered Relationship with Food | Unresolved Childhood Issues
PERSONALITY
Ambitious | Studious | Perfectionist | Reserved | Diligent | Compassionate | Thoughtful | Patient | Passionate | Worrisome
LIKES
Stargazing | Space | Puzzle and Strategy Games | The Ocean | Apples | Tea | Lavender | Mint | Sour Candies | Dark Blue paired with Gold or Orange | Stained Glass
DISLIKES
Singing | Fishing | Black Coffee | Lazy Days | Mushrooms | Marshmallows | Wearing Open-Toed Shoes
STRENGTHS
Dexterous (Especially His Hands) | Does Well Under Pressure | Has a Hight Stress Threshold | Adaptable
WEAKNESSES
Overly Self-Critical | Represses Bad Emotions | Handles (His) Failure Poorly | Will Work Himself to Death
IMPORTANT CHARACTER RELATIONS
Come At Me!
BACKGROUND
Leander’s childhood was full of instability and eccentricity, as both his parents were colourful and fickle individuals. He lived the earliest part of his life in Greece, before spending several years moving about with his parents on their various ventures or otherwise being fostered onto a friend or family member, the latter being more common. This changed when Leander was eight and the family settled in France for a time. Not long after the trio was joined by another child, Leander’s sister. This heightened many issues the family was already having, as well as causing new ones.

The boy had had an interest in medicine and health from a young age, and this flourished as he got older and what was previously an interest turned into an ambition. Leander was highly motivated and put in excessive effort and time into his goal. Rarely focusing on other aspects of his life. Curious about Celosia, he applied to complete his residency there. An offer eagerly accepted by the doctor at the time who was hoping to retire. Leander served for five years under the old Doctor, before taking over as the islands only Doctor around a year ago.
EXTRA
*He is pescetarian
*Has lived in multiple countries and visited several others.
*Although he is generally good with languages he has had trouble learning any Chinese language, which is a source of great frustration for him.
*Despite disliking it, he often still drinks coffee for the caffeine.
*Has minimal romantic experience and is not entirely sure about identities relating to that.
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Jiang Lành Zhao
NICKNAME(S)
Ji
ROLE
Mortician
GENDER
Genderqueer
PRONOUNS
He/They
AGE
23
BIRTHDAY
February 20th
BIRTHPLACE
Celosia
ROMANTIC ORIENTATION
Greyromantic
SEXUALITY
Pansexual
HAIR COLOR
Black
EYE COLOR
Brown
HEIGHT
5'6
OTHER NOTABLE FEATURES
Extremely Pale | Many Little Scars from Misadventures | Two Lobe Piercings on Each Side, One Helix Piercing on Each Side
HEALTH CONDITIONS/NOTES
Low Blood Pressure | Persistent Depersonalization | Sunlight Sensitivity | Smoker
PERSONALITY
Calm | Happy-Go-Lucky | Optimistic | Capricious | Curious | Sincere | Morbid | Aloof | Go With the Flow | Agreeable | Polite
LIKES
Spiders | Storms | Citrus Fruit | Foraging | Fungi | Worms | Rats | Blackberries | Blueberries | Pears | Cats | Plums | Bruises | Horror Genre | Needles | Bones
DISLIKES
Rich Sweets | Hot Weather | Chocolate | Cheese | Hot Showers/Baths | “Watching Television” | Milk
STRENGTHS
Cheerful | Supportive | Rarely Perturbed | Strong Stomach
WEAKNESSES
No Self-Preservation Instinct | Absentminded | Can't Be in Direct Sunlight Long
IMPORTANT CHARACTER RELATIONS
Come At Me!
BACKGROUND
Jiang grew up directly above the town Mortuary, which his father owned and managed. His mother was an assistant librarian and teacher to the increasingly dwindling number of Celosian children. Jiang was always an odd child, and being surrounded by death did little to discourage this. His childhood imaginary friends consisted primarily of ghosts. And while he was greatly attached to his mother, he seemed incapable of bonding with anyone else. This meant her eventual sickness and subsequent death hit the young child very hard. The already distant relationship between Jiang and his father was worsened by the older man’s withdrawal into himself and fall to alcoholism. Jiang spent a lot of time unsurprised and left to fend for himself. A major exception was whenever he was being mentored (either by his father’s colleague or more rarely his father) as a Mortician. A business he happily took over managing from his father several years ago.
EXTRA
*Being genderqueer is a personal thing for Jiang and he is not particularly bothered by outside perceptions. Furthermore, he primarily uses he/him as a result of being AMAB and making no effort to change what pronouns are used. However, he is also happy with they or she.
*He is named after his Paternal and Maternal grandfathers, respectively.
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Mariana Cabrera
NICKNAME(S)
Mari (rare, mostly used by her young cousins)
ROLE
Beekeeper
GENDER
Cis Female
PRONOUNS
She/Her
AGE
24
BIRTHDAY
July 22nd
BIRTHPLACE
Celoisa
ROMANTIC ORIENTATION
Biromantic
SEXUALITY
Bisexual
HAIR COLOR
Dark Brown
EYE COLOR
Dark Brown
HEIGHT
5'4
OTHER NOTABLE FEATURES
Heavy Freckles on her Face and Body | Large Eyes | Two Lobe Piercings, Often With Colourful Earrings
HEALTH CONDITIONS/NOTES
N/A
PERSONALITY
Outdoorsy | Adventurous | Outgoing | Idealistic | Courageous | Generous | Appreciative | Disorganized | Artistic | Unrelenting | Dramatic | Energetic
LIKES
Bees | Flowers | Gardening | Mushrooms | Hiking | Wind Chimes | Painting | Vinyl Records | Spring | Video Games | Apricots | Spicy Food | Morning | Dirt | Baking | Compliments | Flirting | Friendly Competition | Cartoons
DISLIKES
Winter | Brussel Sprouts | Slugs | Wine | Fake Flowers
STRENGTHS
Arts and Crafting | Cooking | Supportive | Never Gives Up
WEAKNESSES
Unrealistic | Never Knows When to Give Up
IMPORTANT CHARACTER RELATIONS
Come at me!
BACKGROUND
Mariana’s father was the son of a couple who had moved to Celosia in search of a better life, only to find the island was not what they imagined. Unfortunately, everything they had had was put into making it to Celosia, and they had no choice but to stay. Her mother’s family had lived on the island for as long as anyone could remember. The two fell hard for one another and married young. Mariana arrived not long after. While the earliest years were filled with a lot joy, their relationship was not meant to be. As they continued to mature, old differences became less ignorable and new ones surfaced. The greatest point of contention was that while she wanted to leave Celosia, he was devoted to staying. As a result, the two eventually separated. Mariana and her father moved in with his sister.

Tragedy struck when Mariana was 13, and her father died in an accident. Mariana’s mother wanted her to come live with her, but the young girl protested significantly and as a result, she continued to live with her aunt on Celosia. It was also around that time that she took a more active role in helping her aunt with the bees, work which she has largely taken over at this point.
EXTRA
*Can be bribed with flattery
*Willing to be pretty much anyone’s friend.
*Eventually starting a family is very important to her.
*She has a somewhat large extended family and is close with all of them.
*Lowkey into astrology
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Camellia Arue
NICKNAME(S)
Cam, Cammie
ROLE
Mayor
GENDER
Cis-Female
PRONOUNS
She/Her
AGE
36
BIRTHDAY
20th of June
BIRTHPLACE
Celosia
ROMANTIC ORIENTATION
Homoromantic
SEXUALITY
Homosexual
HAIR COLOR
Black
EYE COLOR
Hazel brown
HEIGHT
5'9"
BUILD
Slim
SKIN DETAILS
Pale skin with freckles around her nose
OTHER NOTABLE FEATURES
Mole under her left eye
HEALTH CONDITIONS/NOTES
Nothing diagnosed
PERSONALITY
On the outside, Camellia is a very cheerful person with good intentions. She cares a lot not only for Celosia itself but also its residents and ever since stepping in to take over as mayor from her father, she has tried her hardest to prove herself, despite her younger age. She appears as a very cool-minded person who tries to solve conflict in the best way possible for all sides. Her good wits help a lot with that and it has allowed to her to become incredibly efficient with her problem solving and decision making.

However not all is well for her, as she is awful at expressing her own emotions and problems to others. She is the kind of person to keep it bottled up and let it explode all at once, which doesn't end up well for her as it just makes the void inside of her grow, consuming her slowly with no real idea of how much longer she can do this alone.
LIKES
Celosia and its residents - Baking - Coffee - Tea - Walks in nature - Animals - The smell of fresh produce - Fishing - Gardening - Reading - Cooking - Working - Swimming - Biking - Community events
DISLIKES
Littering - Pollution - Public disorder - Arguments - Thinking back on her past - Drugs - Alcohol - Loud noises
STRENGTHS
Quick witted - Cool-minded - Intelligent - Determined - Compassionate - Kind - Objective - Independent - Reliable - Trustworthy - Leading - Optimistic - Brave
WEAKNESSES
Emotionally closed off - Hides her own pain - Can lash out once too overwhelmed - Stubborn - Always puts others before herself - Ignores her own wellbeing
IMPORTANT CHARACTER RELATIONS
T.B.D.
BACKGROUND
Camellia was born on Celosia. She was born to the then mayor and his wife and she was seen as a very bright child when growing up, often believed to make it far in some kind of business world. However, she felt far more attracted to the environment on Celosia and wanted to hang around, though unsure of what she'd want to do with her life.

However as bright as she seemed, even as a child she would constantly hide herself away to avoid any kind of dumping on others, wanting to not bother them with her feelings. It turned her into someone who would try way too hard to help others in order to forget about her own pain, hoping she could drown it out in such a way.

Even when her parents both fell terribly ill, she would not show any kind of pain in front of others, always saying she just had to be strong and help them out whatever way she could. It was around that time that her father also decided that she should be the next mayor of Celosia, feeling she would be a great person to help the people out, knowing how much effort she already put into the place without being in charge. And no one really disagreed, feeling like the daughter of the previous mayor would be the best replacement.

Unfortunately, her parents would pass away shortly thereafter, leaving Celosia in her hands, but stating in a letter they left to her that she needs to know she is never alone in Celosia, and that she has everyone around her there to help her.
EXTRA
- Is a real cat mom as she owns about 7 cats at this time, never saying no to take on another if the need arises
- She also loves dogs, currently owning 3 dogs
- Has a beautiful pond that she takes care of very well, it's like her own child and she would kill to protect it
- Often cooks and bakes dishes that she will give out to people in Celosia, as just a random gift
- Has a huge collection of books, mainly being a fan of horror writing
- She hates being addressed as mayor as she finds it too formal and would rather people use her name or even a nickname

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DOROTHEA SPARROW
NICKNAME(S)
Dora
ROLE
Innkeeper
GENDER
Female
PRONOUNS
She/Her
AGE
25
BIRTHDAY
June 21st
BIRTHPLACE
Celosia
ROMANTIC ORIENTATION
Panromantic
SEXUALITY
Pansexual
HAIR COLOR
Blonde
EYE COLOR
Blue
HEIGHT
5'4
BUILD
Petite
SKIN DETAILS
Fair
OTHER NOTABLE FEATURES
N/A
HEALTH CONDITIONS/NOTES
Asthma | Migraines | Anxiety | Slight back pains
PERSONALITY
Hardworking | Polite | Practical | Thoughtful | Generous | Soft-spoken | Push-over | Empathetic | Organized | Clutzy | Indecisive | Reluctant to 'burden' others | Daydreamer | Wants to see the best in everyone
LIKES
Tea | Baked treats | Organizing | Sewing | Dancing | Singing | Her brother | Animals | Flowers | Reading | Daydreaming | A nice breeze | Beautiful dresses
DISLIKES
Spicy food | Animal cruelty | Feeling stuck | Cold baths | Being unable to help | Rude strangers
STRENGTHS
Sewing | Playing instruments | Singing | Cleaning | Organizing | Holding back her temper
WEAKNESSES
Self-critical | Struggles to ask for help | Her health conditions
IMPORTANT CHARACTER RELATIONS
TBA
BACKGROUND
The Sparrows have been living on Celosia for ages, their inn being one of the oldest and most well-known buildings on the island. Dora was born and raised on the island and she knew from an early age that she would eventually have to take over the inn. She grew up at the inn with her little brother Corlin, their dad and their grandparents since their mother died when she gave birth to Corlin.
Dora's dad and her grandparents did their best to raise her and Corlin, but her brother was a handful and she had to act like an adult and work hard to make things easier for everyone. When she was 16, her father died of a heartattack and, with the sudden amount of work that fell on her shoulders, she didn't have time to look after Corlin who became more and more unruly. Eventually, he had to be sent away to juvie and he didn't want to return to the island.
Dora's been working hard at the inn through the years with her grandparents, but her grandfather passed away a year ago and her grandmother is unable to help out much these days. Hoping to keep The Sparrow's Nest afloat, she reached out to her brother with a letter, asking him to come home and help her at the inn.
EXTRA
- Can easily lose herself in music
- Can hold her liquor surprisingly well
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CORLIN SPARROW
NICKNAME(S)
Corey
ROLE
Assistant Innkeeper (returnee)
GENDER
Gender identity crisis
PRONOUNS
He/Him
AGE
21
BIRTHDAY
December 20th
BIRTHPLACE
Celosia
ROMANTIC ORIENTATION
Panromantic
SEXUALITY
Homosexual
HAIR COLOR
Blonde
EYE COLOR
Greenish blue
HEIGHT
5'3
BUILD
Thin and lithe
SKIN DETAILS
Fair tone | Knife-scar on the left side of his stomach | Multiple piercings
OTHER NOTABLE FEATURES
N/A
HEALTH CONDITIONS/NOTES
Asthma | Fur allergy | mild ADHD | Cleptomaniac (not anymore, he swears)
PERSONALITY
Impulsive | Easily distracted | Stubborn | Moody | Never backs down | Mischievous | Creative | Morally chaotic
LIKES
Frappinos | Sushi | Candy | Pranking others | Dancing | Gaming | Comics | Make-up | Drugs
DISLIKES
Alcohol (but he drinks it anyway) | Bitter flavors | Tomatoes | Too hot weather | Sitting still for too long
STRENGTHS
Creative solutions | Singing | Dancing | Cooking
WEAKNESSES
Peer pressure | Swimming | Being honest with himself | Drugs
IMPORTANT CHARACTER RELATIONS
TBA
BACKGROUND
Corlin set out on a journey of self-destruction early, thanks to the freedom of practically zero supervision. When he was 13 and lost his dad to a heartattack, he slowly spiraled out of control. One day, he got caught stealing and used violence trying to get away from the police. They also found drugs in his back-pocket. This incident sealed his fate and he got sent to juvie.
In juvie, he got into trouble all the time and the people working there weren't sure what to do with him-- until they introduced him to dancing. It made him channel his emotions and made him more focused. His buddies in juvie thought his dancing was lame though and he didn't have an easy time. Corlin got out of juvie a year ago and didn't want to return home.
But then he got a letter from his sister begging him to go home and help her with the family inn. That's why Corlin has returned. No other reason.
EXTRA
- Height complex
- Dances when no one is looking
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TUMELUN ATUA
NICKNAME(S)
Tum | Atu | Witch
ROLE
Witch | Apothecary
GENDER
Androgynous Femme
PRONOUNS
She/Her
AGE
Around 29
BIRTHDAY
April 1st
BIRTHPLACE
???
ROMANTIC ORIENTATION
Panromantic
SEXUALITY
???
HAIR COLOR
Mix of silver, dark brown and black
EYE COLOR
Storm-colored
HEIGHT
5'2
BUILD
Hourglass
SKIN DETAILS
Sun-kissed | Wave-tattoo on right thigh
OTHER NOTABLE FEATURES
Lightning scar on her back
HEALTH CONDITIONS/NOTES
Fit as a fiddle! | Bad eyesight
PERSONALITY
Mischievous | Playful | Childish | Stubborn | Adventurous | Distrusting | Easily flustered | Straight-forward
LIKES
Drugs | Puns | Weather boosts | Potions | Pulling pranks | Surfing | Comics | Games | Berries
DISLIKES
Milk | Sour apples | Wearing glasses | Fake flowers | Letting down people she cares about
STRENGTHS
Magic | Remedies | Drawing | Artistic creations
WEAKNESSES
Physical labor | Cooking normal food | Heights | Abandonment
IMPORTANT CHARACTER RELATIONS
TBA
BACKGROUND
No one knows where Tumelun is originally from, not even she. All she knows is that she washed up on the shore unconscious when she was around 5 years old and was taken in by a childless couple. They realised she was a witch when she accidentally turned one of her friends into a frog during a playdate.
While she is mischievous, Tumelun was taught early on not to cause too many problems for everyone lest she wants to end up all alone. Sometimes she wishes she didn't have powers because there is an instinctive distrust towards her kind, even on Celosia.
EXTRA
- April 1st is the day Tumelun was found, hence why it was put as her birthday.
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Kuno

Django Jane
SITE SUPPORT LEAD
SITE SUPPORT
DONATING MEMBER
FOLKLORE MEMBER
Posting Speed
  1. One post per day
  2. 1-3 posts per week
  3. One post per week
Writing Levels
  1. Intermediate
  2. Adept
  3. Advanced
  4. Prestige
  5. Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
  1. No Preferences
Genres
Fantasy, Sci fi, Romance, Historical, Modern, Supernatural
MAVEN LU
ROLE
Animal Ranch Owner
GENDER
Female
PRONOUNS
She/Her
AGE
32
BIRTHDAY
March 18th
BIRTHPLACE
Celosia Isle
ROMANTIC ORIENTATION
Heteroromantic
SEXUALITY
Hererosexual
HAIR COLOR
Black
EYE COLOR
Black
HEIGHT
5’8”
BUILD
Sturdy like an ox
SKIN DETAILS
Her neck, upper chest, and back is covered in tattoos, and she has gold facial tattoos curving away from her eyes.
OTHER NOTABLE FEATURES
N/A
HEALTH CONDITIONS/NOTES
None. Her body is a beautiful temple.
PERSONALITY
Confident | Self-Assured | Prideful | Guarded | Assertive | Protective | Stubborn | Loyal | Tactful | Empathetic | Generous | Even-Keel | Competitive | PETTY
LIKES
Animals | Rock n’ Roll | HGTV | Beer & Whiskey | Axe-Throwing | Wrestling | Horror Movies | Chick Flicks | Volleyball | Winemaking | Slow dances | Dawn | Productivity
DISLIKES
Driving | Crowds | Wild parties | Stagnancy | Large bodies of water | Entitled People | Kids | Greasy food | Washing dishes | Mystery movies | Sci fi | Reading | Shopping
STRENGTHS
Task-Oriented | Athletic | Veteran animal caretaker | Farmer | Indomitable
WEAKNESSES
Impatient | Emotionally Taciturn | Lacks the ability to swim | Allergic to help
IMPORTANT CHARACTER RELATIONS
N/A
BACKGROUND
Celosia has always been her home; for the Lu family, Celosia Isle was their own little slice of paradise, and they were keen on raising their daughter in what they deemed a prosperous, wholesome environment. From the time she's been old enough to walk, Maven has helped with the the animals and farm work on her family's ranch. As her parents got older, Maven ended up shouldering more responsibilities without complaint - even helping with duties on her neighbor's farms as they grew older and the work got too hard for them. Most kids in school had dreams of leaving the island, an ideal Maven never could understand. Maybe it was prudent thinking; maybe not. Of her classmates and childhood friends, most left the island, and only Maven remains, holding on to the remnants of a dying town with all that she has.
EXTRA
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Nemopedia

Chaotic Lawful
SECURITY DEPARTMENT
DONATING MEMBER
FOLKLORE MEMBER
Invitation Status
  1. Not accepting invites at this time
Posting Speed
  1. One post per week
  2. Slow As Molasses
Writing Levels
  1. Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
  1. No Preferences
Emrys Jernigan
NICKNAME(S)
Em, Rys, Merlin
ROLE
Librarian/Mailman
GENDER
Male
PRONOUNS
He/him
AGE
24
BIRTHDAY
July 27
BIRTHPLACE
Ottawa, Canada
ROMANTIC ORIENTATION
Demiromantic
SEXUALITY
Abrosexual
HAIR COLOR
Dark brown, bordering black
EYE COLOR
Blue
HEIGHT
183 cm / 6'0
BUILD
Lean
SKIN DETAILS
Fair and smooth, still unable to grow a proper beard despite being in his twenties.
OTHER NOTABLE FEATURES
His eyes are probably the most attention-grabbing feature set in his face, large and expressive. His face is still roundish and small, and accompanied with the lack of facial hair Emrys tends to come across a lot younger than he actually is. He tries to compensate by wearing glasses, but it gives him more of an awkward and clumsy air, really.
HEALTH CONDITIONS/NOTES
Selective mutism, Emrys does not speak in crowds, or when suddenly approached, or to strangers. This isn't out of an unwillingness, but because anxiety takes away his voice. It has grown somewhat better now on Celosia Isle, with a small population and few interactions, but at large Emrys has to mentally prepare himself for any type of speech.
PERSONALITY
A bit awkward, maybe clumsy, Emrys is a bit of a hard grasp to most, mostly because he doesn't talk about himself, or talk at all. Quiet most of the time, with no inclination to socialise and a tendency to isolate himself Emrys is a classic young hermit. Some guess that he may be a romantic, since he does the mail delivery on the island and works in a library. He might be, enjoying to indulge his time with fiction and poetry, and at times a memoir or two. Often he is seen writing as well, either in his notebook, or answering long letters with unnamed penpals. Whatever he is, Emrys is most often misunderstood. He longs for company, but is afraid to ask for it. He wishes to speak, but feels his throat swell up, and he isn't nearly as sweet or kind or as patient as most make him out to be.
LIKES
Music | Horror | Gothic Romances | Poetry | Letters
DISLIKES
Crowds | Socialisation | People in general
STRENGTHS
Lettering | Organisation | Memorisation | Listening (or pretending to) | Piano
WEAKNESSES
Selective Mutism | Expressing himself | Sudden social encounters | Crowds
IMPORTANT CHARACTER RELATIONS
Hmu

Aunt; the one who fostered Emrys for a little while in his youth until he was old enough to live in dorms to finish his education. Emrys feels a lot of gratitude and love for her, even for the short while he was hosted and hopes to be able to repay her in kind.
BACKGROUND
Emrys wasn't born in a stable home. His father was in and out of work and his mother was too busy with the younger twins to really care much for the oldest who seemed to be doing just fine in his own world. Which he was. Emrys was a good student, diligent as well, and the only remark on his report card was that he was quiet, but pleasant to have in the class, but a bit shy. A trait his parents hoped he would grow out of eventually. He didn't ask for much, made aware of their financial situation at an early age. A little family where everything went its own way, until it went off its course. An accident at work, leaving his father incapacitated, the only proper breadwinner in the house. Negotiations about the compensation of the damages were experienced as inconsistent and delayed, leaving the family of five to slide off further and further, the stress piling up, and a man changed. Suddenly the inattention Emrys had earlier as the oldest child, as long as he behaved, became a nit-picking point at every turn. Eventually Emrys was sent over to Celosia Isle for foster care, just for a little while, hoping that it would give him some peace and room to air out and grow. Perhaps it did, Emrys doesn't recall it too well, he was still quite young, but he recalls his time in Celosia Isle as his happiest time and lamented the day he had to leave when still in his teens. Now, matured and independent, Emrys returns to Celosia Isle, hoping to find the same happiness he so fondly remembers on the island.
EXTRA
- Little animals like him more than he likes them;
- Leaves little anonymous notes of encouragement in the mailbox of those he thinks needs it
- Graduated with an undergraduate in Literature, with a special attention in Arthurian legends, funnily enough
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Edith Jillian Gerhardt
NICKNAME(S)
Ed, Jill
ROLE
Deputy Mayor
GENDER
Female
PRONOUNS
She/her
AGE
32
BIRTHDAY
February 12
BIRTHPLACE
Aachen, Germany
ROMANTIC ORIENTATION
Demiromantic
SEXUALITY
Heterosexual
HAIR COLOR
Blonde
EYE COLOR
Blue
HEIGHT
170 cm / 5'7
BUILD
Athletic
SKIN DETAILS
Fair and unblemished, it is obvious that she puts a lot of attention and care into her skincare
OTHER NOTABLE FEATURES
-
HEALTH CONDITIONS/NOTES
Slightly anaemic, struggling with a burn-out still
PERSONALITY
A battle hardened business woman out to show the world who she is and that she is more than a pretty blondine with a good name. Edith wants to be in control and she wants to be the one at the upper hand. Cunning little power plays are thus her specialty for which she will spare no expense to reach her goal. Edith doesn't settle, she strives and she leaps and she only aims for the best. It is an exhausting race that she runs with herself, which is ultimately what lead to the state in which she finds herself now. A bright star that burned too hard and is falling harder, but Edith won't allow herself to crash. People may find her to be superficial and ruthless, maybe even without any true substance, for her work ethic and attitude seems to be all that defines her. For Edith, however, everything has a goal, a worth and an aim, and she makes sure that what she shares and reveals are all in benefit of that, so that the scales aren't tipped. It is a lifestyle.
LIKES
Animals | Quality products | Skin care products | Red wines
DISLIKES
Bad deals | People without Ambition | Mass produce | Whatever ruins her skin or her diet
STRENGTHS
Negotiating | Undaunted | Executing plans | Pushing for innovation
WEAKNESSES
Vanity | Delegation | Admitting her limits | Taking breaks
IMPORTANT CHARACTER RELATIONS
Hmu
BACKGROUND
The Gerhardt is a rich German family branch of a multinational who has their hands in a lot of markets where they maintain a careful monopoly. A family where the competition between the peers of the same generation is murderous, for they are all eyeing the same position at the board table. Perhaps Edith's generation just happened to be that bit more bloodthirsty, for soon the aim didn't remain at the board meetings, where they all found themselves sitting across of each other, it went beyond. A harrowing world of backstabbers where Edith's gender certainly didn't do her any favours, forcing her to fight double as hard and snarl quadruple as fiercely. Not that it mattered, for soon Edith suddenly saw the hands go up in the air, voting for a forced leave of the young Edith Gerhardt who had made a single mistake. Carelessness they called it, but Edith is convinced she double checked the contracts before submitting it. Fatigue, they claimed, even calling in a medical expert who ruled in their favour; she had too much on her plate. But it is often when one takes a rest that the spiral downwards goes even harder. Feeling herself slip away Edith thus made a drastic decision for herself, perhaps the only uncalculated move she has ever made. She just hopes she wasn't going to regret leaving everything for Celosia Isle, an island she had never heard of even.
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touch me, midas, make me part of your design
COMMUNITY LEAD
COMMUNITY DEPARTMENT
DONATING MEMBER
FOLKLORE MEMBER
Invitation Status
  1. Looking for partners
Posting Speed
  1. One post per day
  2. Multiple posts per week
  3. 1-3 posts per week
  4. One post per week
  5. Slow As Molasses
Writing Levels
  1. Adept
  2. Advanced
  3. Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
  1. No Preferences
Genres
Romance, modern, high fantasy, comedy, post-apocalyptic.
Merriam Winslow
NICKNAME(S)
Merri
ROLE
Mayor
GENDER
Cis-female
PRONOUNS
She/her
AGE
23
BIRTHDAY
June 1st
BIRTHPLACE
Celosia
ROMANTIC ORIENTATION
Bi-romantic
SEXUALITY
Bisexual
HAIR COLOR
Blonde
EYE COLOR
Hazel
HEIGHT
4'11''
BUILD
Teensy
OTHER NOTABLE FEATURES
Always carrying around her trusty umbrella | Dresses like a grandma | Oftentimes covered in dirt and grass stains
HEALTH CONDITIONS/NOTES
Chronic fatigue syndrome. She suffers from brain fog, headaches, blurry vision and constant exhaustion on the worst days.
PERSONALITY
In almost all ways but physical, Merriam is a senior citizen. She's up at 4 AM, stretching and ready to greet the day, only to return to her beloved bed for two to four naps per day. She's in bed by 7 PM, knocked out like a light from a long day of... Chasing butterflies, doodling in her diary or working on a new novel. Okay, so being mayor involves more than that, but she often gets distracted from any sort of helpful work for Celosia, jumping from project to project and eventually abandoning them all, choosing to bake cookies and sleep instead. She's awfully cheery despite it all, airheaded and ditzy in some ways, often forgetting things despite her best efforts. She loves being comfortable and lounging in the sun, drinking lemonade. Being productive isn't really her thing, but she's never really actively malicious towards others.

Just tired is all. Nothing to worry about, she always tells everyone :)
LIKES
Summer | Lemonade | Baking | Journalling | Yoga | Birdwatching | Bingo | Napping | Yellow | Rain | Reading | Writing
DISLIKES
Winter | Alcohol | Staying up late | Math | Complicated tasks | Computers
STRENGTHS
Unshakeable enthusiasm | Friendly and sociable | Talented writer
WEAKNESSES
Has the same physical prowess as a piece of paper | Terrible memory | Quick to give into temptation
IMPORTANT CHARACTER RELATIONS
- Edith: Penpals by accident
- Ez: He needs more friends! Merri is here to save the day. She writes poetry for him to cheer him up when he's acting like a brooding baby.
- Bel: They go on early morning jogs in the summer, frolicking and working out. Too bad she needs a break every five minutes. Bel is nice enough to be understanding though, so she is fond of him.
- Isidore: Two optimistic buddies, spreading positivity through the town. Merri loves to listen to him play music.
- Jiang: bug finding buddies
- Leander: she is scared of this man
- Mariana: bundles of sunshine together!
- Emrys: hehe secret note exchange

BACKGROUND
The Winslow family was a staple of the Celosia community for generations. Merri's family had a long line of well-established mayors and leaders, building strong relations with the community and keeping the island in tiptop shape. When things went to shit and everyone started leaving, it was Merri's family who stayed behind, swearing that they would not abandon hope, with the few that remained despite everything falling apart. Merri's own mama, Lila Winslow, (she referred to them as mama and mom) could not see the potential the islands had after years of labour and after a particularly nasty fight, left her wife and child in search of a better life.

And so Merri grew up with her mom, Esther, coaching her through the steps of becoming the next mayor of town. Unfortunately, her training never finished, due to a combination of her mom being far too lax with her to the point of basically telling her she could do whatever she wanted at her own pace, and her mom's steadily deteriorating condition. Eventually, Esther succumbed to early onset Alzheimers. She now remains at home, forgetting who she is, how important the island is to her and who her own daughter is, while Merriam struggles to figure out everything for herself.
EXTRA
Merri whistles whenever she's alone.
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Ezeran Vylkorric
NICKNAME(S)
Ez
ROLE
Farmhand
GENDER
Cis-male
PRONOUNS
He/him
AGE
34
BIRTHDAY
September 9th
BIRTHPLACE
Celosia
ROMANTIC ORIENTATION
Biromantic
SEXUALITY
Bisexual
HAIR COLOR
Black
EYE COLOR
Grey
HEIGHT
6'6''
BUILD
Rippling muscles. Audacious abs and pecs.
SKIN DETAILS
From his neck to his elbow on his right side, he has a large tattoo of a kraken-like monster, sprawling out its tentacles. He's also got multiple scars, ranging from a softer one across his lip and a deeper one stretching across his knee.
OTHER NOTABLE FEATURES
He's got a tongue piercing, as well multiple piercings on his ears.
HEALTH CONDITIONS/NOTES
Suffering from gigantic dick syndrome... It's terminal. Nothing. He quit smoking a few years ago so it gives him some coughs every once in a while, but nothing major.
PERSONALITY
Ez is a hardworking dude. His first thought is always the farm, over anything else, and he's often forced to take breaks, forgetting to take them on his own. He feels at peace around greenery and animals, so he prefers it, getting lost in his work. He's more of a gentle giant than anything, but he comes off as standoffish sometimes, not knowing how to hold a conversation like a normal person (are you saying he CAN'T start a conversation saying 'so how do you feel about the soil in this area'????). He's recovering from being a brooding piece of shit, so he often tries meditation and other mindfulness techniques, in order to keep himself calm and stable, but it ain't really working out for him so far.

He loves art, wanting to collect more tattoos on his body, as well as piercings, to take them with him. He's a big fan of poetry and paintings as well, even though he himself finds himself too dumb to make any for himself.
LIKES
Swimming | The ocean | Climbing shit | Sunsets/Sunrises | Nature | Hearty, heavy meals | Cooking | Art | Poetry
DISLIKES
Making art | Writing poetry | Oversleeping | Junk food | Loud people
STRENGTHS
Built like a greek god | Insane stamina | Has the will to persevere and better himself
WEAKNESSES
Terrible at articulating his feelings | Difficulty controlling anger and irritation | Physically inflexible | Self-loathing
IMPORTANT CHARACTER RELATIONS
- Maven: When Ez first arrived back on Celosia, he had nothing. Maven helped him turn that nothing into something. He is fiercely protective of her, even if she does not need his protection. He just wants to be useful to her.
- Oz: A drinking buddy and old friend. Ez left early in his life, but Oz likes to stick out like a sore thumb in his memories. He's a good man, despite how annoyingly loud he is.
- Hiro: Ez doesn't know how to talk to Hiro. He wonders if he looks weird or if he's done something wrong, since the other man seems to stare at him a lot.
- Merriam: She likes to follow him around like an excitable puppy. She writes nice poetry so Ez has learned to handle her in exchange for new things to read.
- Emrys: loves his poetry and learning from him
- Jiang: curious abt him, genuinely enjoys hearing his opinion
- Mariana: she is slightly scary but shes grown on him
- Paola: he looks up to her and her wisdom

BACKGROUND
Ez was born on Celosia, but was whisked away by his parents as a toddler to Canada. To say he integrated well would be a lie. Feeling disconnected and estranged from his identity and the world he was so familiar with, he grew to be a restless child, uncomfortable with himself and the life he lived. The city was too loud. The people were unfamiliar. His parents seemed to want nothing to do with their prior lives, leaving it all behind for stability. Ez became drawn to delinquency, getting into fights and committing petty crimes, though all of it came to its terrible conclusion when he turned 15. Hanging out with the wrong crowd had landed him in trouble before, but never like this. In a fit of rage, when someone landed his boyfriend in the hospital by assaulting him, Ez lost it all.

Sentenced to seven years in prison for second degree murder due to his status as a minor, Ez accepted his punishment. He sought therapy. He sought healing. He eventually got out after an appeal at 21 years old, with his record sealed, ready to take on the world. His ex-boyfriend at that point had abandoned him, but hey, he could rebuild again, right?

... He could not. Failing to rebound into normal society after being jailed, Ez found himself stuck in limbo, bouncing between jobs and houses. Eventually, he packed up everything and returned to Celosia, in a last ditch attempt to run away and start anew. At the age of 24, he started again, finding work as a farmhand. He's been around ever since.
EXTRA
Ez is scared of spiders.
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Kuno

Django Jane
SITE SUPPORT LEAD
SITE SUPPORT
DONATING MEMBER
FOLKLORE MEMBER
Posting Speed
  1. One post per day
  2. 1-3 posts per week
  3. One post per week
Writing Levels
  1. Intermediate
  2. Adept
  3. Advanced
  4. Prestige
  5. Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
  1. No Preferences
Genres
Fantasy, Sci fi, Romance, Historical, Modern, Supernatural
OWEN THOMPSON
ROLE
Town Sheriff
GENDER
Male
PRONOUNS
He/Him
AGE
29
BIRTHDAY
September 12th
BIRTHPLACE
Celosia Isle
ROMANTIC ORIENTATION
Biromantic
SEXUALITY
Bisexual
HAIR COLOR
Black
EYE COLOR
Blue
HEIGHT
6’2”
BUILD
Swarthy
SKIN DETAILS
He has a tattoo on his right forearm from his time in the Marines.
OTHER NOTABLE FEATURES
N/A
HEALTH CONDITIONS/NOTES
He walks slightly bow legged due to a past injury in the military. His right knee pains him from time to time.
PERSONALITY
Cautious | Overprotective | Melodramatic | Pessimistic | Kind | Expressive | Imaginative | Firm
LIKES
Martinis | Slasher films | Horseback riding | Shooting ranges | Conspiracy theories | Space | Baking
DISLIKES
Anything that can put the human life in potential peril
STRENGTHS
Efficient | Skilled in protective services | Empathetic | Selfless | Humble
WEAKNESSES
Emotional | Paranoid | Prone to helicopter parenting | Doesn’t trust easily
IMPORTANT CHARACTER RELATIONS
Jaden Thompson - his 4 yr old son

BACKGROUND
Owen was only seven when his parents decided to move from Celosia Isle to New York City in the United States. It was a jarring culture shock. Life in the Big Apple was certainly far more turbulent and disunified than on the island, and Owen grew up wanting to enact change but knew little ways of how. The opportunity presented itself when he turned 18 and joined the U.S. military. He was posted in Afghanistan for some six years. During this time, he maintained a long term relationship with his high school sweetheart who, unbeknownst to him, became pregnant following his last visit with her at age 25. Sadly, the happy news ended in tragedy; Dana passed away following a traumatic childbirth, and Owen returned from active duty to an empty home and a prematurely born son. Still, he was determined to make the best of it. It was not until the man was shot while on tour that his focus for the future changed. Honorably discharged, Owen used the opportunity for he and his two year old son to move somewhere he considered safe enough to raise a family: Celosia Isle.
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seemingly incurable sadness
INTERN MODERATOR
FOLKLORE MEMBER
SEBASTIAN DE LEÓN
NICKNAME(S)
Seb | Sebby | Bastian | (whatever you want tbh)
ROLE
Lumberjack/Woodworker
GENDER
Cis Male
PRONOUNS
He/Him
AGE
41
BIRTHDAY
November 11th
BIRTHPLACE
San Fernando, O'Higgins, Chile
ROMANTIC ORIENTATION
Panromantic
SEXUALITY
Pansexual
HAIR COLOR
Black
EYE COLOR
Brown
HEIGHT
6'3
BUILD
Beefy and Broad Shouldered
SKIN DETAILS
N/A
OTHER NOTABLE FEATURES
Beard | Thick Thighs (could crush a watermelon)
HEALTH CONDITIONS/NOTES
N/A
PERSONALITY
Shy | Approachable | Genuine | Helpful | Occasionally Stern | Trustworthy | Overthinker | Optimistic | Adventurous | Empathetic | Independent | Romantic | Open | Disorganized | Strong-willed | Decisive | Too Nice For His Own Good
LIKES
Nature | Being Active | Sunshine | Swimming | Whittling | Dancing | Physical Affection | Worn Jeans | Dark Coffee | Halloween | Cheesy Gifts
DISLIKES
Cooking | Being the Center of Attention | Cramped Spaces | Long Drives | Misuse of Tools | Being Manipulated | Cigarette Smoke | Open-toed Shoes | Vagueness
STRENGTHS
Physically Strong | Building | Logical Thinker
WEAKNESSES
Can't Say No | His Daughter
IMPORTANT CHARACTER RELATIONS
TBA
BACKGROUND
On his travels after university, Sebastian met and fell in love with a woman, Li-Ana, from Celosia, and even the island itself caught a piece of his heart. They had the kind of romance that burned brighter in the beginning before the passion eventually fizzled out. He had moved to Celosia to be with her, they were married, and had a daughter, Lucia. Things seemed so well for the first few years of their marriage, but Li-Ana soon began to feel trapped, not only in their marriage, but on Celosia as well. She had never imagined this kind of domestic lifestyle, and eventually made the decision to leave—a trip to clear her thoughts. It's been a decade since she's left, and it's clear to Sebastian that she won't ever return. However, in her absence, he's tried to make the best of a bad situation for himself and his daughter.
EXTRA
• Love languages are physical touch and acts of service.
• Will carry your groceries for you all the way into your kitchen, if need be.
• World's best girl dad (or he likes to think so).
• Still a little heartbroken but is not opposed to mending.
• "Why do bees have sticky hair? Because they use a honeycomb!" Ba-dum-tss.
• Can split a trunk in half with little effort but will hold your hand as if it was made of glass.
"I didn't know I was hungry for someone to love me 'til you were on a plate."
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ELINOR TAN
NICKNAME(S)
Eli (preferred)
ROLE
Employee at The Drowsy Orchid
GENDER
Demigirl
PRONOUNS
She/They
AGE
26
BIRTHDAY
August 3rd
BIRTHPLACE
Celosia
ROMANTIC ORIENTATION
Homoromantic
SEXUALITY
Homosexual
HAIR COLOR
Black
EYE COLOR
Dark Brown
HEIGHT
5'3
BUILD
Short & Petite
SKIN DETAILS
N/A
OTHER NOTABLE FEATURES
Short hair
HEALTH CONDITIONS/NOTES
Anemic | Bad Knees (from past injury) | Smoker
PERSONALITY
Taciturn | Clever | Observant | Blunt | Cynical | Sarcastic | Secretive | Chilled | Judgmental | Well-read | Playful | Informal | Stubborn | Protective | Loyal | Dominant | Realistic | Impulsive | Adaptable | Self-confident
LIKES
Personal Time | Plants | Makeup | Rainy/Foggy Weather | Sweets | Oversized Clothing | Idyl Doodling | Handheld Games | Painted Nails | Rock Music
DISLIKES
Dirty Fingernails | Early Mornings | Inspiring Quotes | Clutter | Dairy | Loud Chewing | Explaining/Repeating Themself | Speaking for Too Long
STRENGTHS
Attentive | Organized | Green Thumb
WEAKNESSES
Opening Up | Zero Upper Body Strength
IMPORTANT CHARACTER RELATIONS
TBA
BACKGROUND
Eli has lived in Celosia their whole life. Raised as an only child, they pretty much got everything they wanted—materialistically, of course—as much as anyone could on the island. They've spent their summers with family in the Philippines, and eventually, their parents moved back, wanting to be in their hometown in retirement. However, Celosia is all Eli's ever known. When their friends were going off to college in Asia or the States, they didn't feel the need to spend their money on institutionalized education. Eli's a big believer of learning from life, and that's exactly what they plan to do in Celosia.
EXTRA
• Teases you if they like you.
"I do bad things for the sake of good times."
• Knows how to take care of plants, but nothing about taking care of other people.
• Small but will fight if necessary.
• Love language is physical touch and receiving/giving gifts.
"When everybody's scared, when everybody runs the other way, but you stay."
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Nemopedia

Chaotic Lawful
SECURITY DEPARTMENT
DONATING MEMBER
FOLKLORE MEMBER
Invitation Status
  1. Not accepting invites at this time
Posting Speed
  1. One post per week
  2. Slow As Molasses
Writing Levels
  1. Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
  1. No Preferences
Andrew Wu
NICKNAME(S)
By family: Xiao An / An er / An zhi (variations of little An or son/child An)
Little name (family only): Guozi (fruit)
General: An (An), after his Chinese name
ROLE
Pet shop owner + Veterinarian
GENDER
Male
PRONOUNS
He/Him
AGE
26
BIRTHDAY
September 27
BIRTHPLACE
Celosia Island
ROMANTIC ORIENTATION
Panromantic
SEXUALITY
Bisexual
HAIR COLOR
Dark brown/Black
EYE COLOR
Dark brown/Black
HEIGHT
180 cm / 5'10
BUILD
Lean
SKIN DETAILS
Beauty mark in the left corner of his lower lip.
OTHER NOTABLE FEATURES
N/A
HEALTH CONDITIONS/NOTES
Surprisingly athletic, but could also use a little more exercise.
PERSONALITY
Everyone knows Andrew with a smile on his face, he is rarely seen without one. After all, it is better to be happy than to act in misery, even when life is quite miserable. With his sunny disposition and his general easy manner Andrew is also known to be quite flirty, or flirty as how one can take it. He doesn’t mean to be, or doesn’t mean to actually court and romance anyone at the very least, but many seem to call him such. He usually doesn’t mean to be such, but when Andrew does mean to be flirty it is cheesy or corny, as some others call it, his grandmother likes to describe it as greasy, but loves him all the same for it. Andrew calls it his special talent, smiling easily once more as he listens and checks up on the beloved pets of his clients, making sure not to voice any of his judgements loudly, or give away his true thoughts. A surprisingly diplomatic guy who just wants to maintain a peace like his name suggests. If he can make someone laugh by acting the fool, Andrew gladly plays the fool, taking the mickey out of himself any day that’s needed; for a day where he has failed to get a smile is a day he failed, he feels. The only real downside to his character is, as his grandmothers describe it to be, is that very few know what’s truly on Andrew’s mind, for he will smile and say he is alright even if his heart is bleeding and knees are scraped to the bone. He will smile and say thanks for the gifts delivered, even if it makes him scream at night. And he will never let anyone know about that disruption within his peace.
LIKES
Animals | Tea | Books | Parties | Festivals | Fairs | Fruits | Pastries | Calling everything a date | Smiles and laughter
DISLIKES
Being intoxicated, or seeing anyone under influence | Gifts | Abuse | Abandonment | Frowns and tears | Doom and Gloom
STRENGTHS
Jokester | Optimist | Mood changer | Listener | Observant | Animal lover | Secret keeper
WEAKNESSES
Solution seeker | Carries and bottles everything up | Stepford Smiler | Uncommitted
IMPORTANT CHARACTER RELATIONS
Du taitai / Nainai - Paternal grandmother; the matchmaker
Tong taitai / Waipo - Maternal grandmother
Zhou gong / Waigong - Maternal grandfather; TCM specialist
BACKGROUND
The story of Andrew, or An as he is traditionally called by his grandparents from both sides, isn’t a rare one. It is the common consequence of an island as small as a village with few opportunities and a deteriorating state. From young his parents departed to the shore, hoping to find jobs there to support their little family. From young Andrew was left with his grandparents to grow up in peace, just like the single character pressed to be his name signified ‘An’, peace. Andrew knew nothing better than this to be normal, had to accept it as normal, for understanding was the only way to keep the peace. To be amongst one the many children left behind as their parents worked and slaved away in a system that was rather sick economically. Andrew didn’t know how to resent the circumstances in which he grew up, nor did he know who to blame for it truly.

His grandparents were good to him, his time primarily spent with his paternal grandparents, but he noticed that, since they were his grandparents, there wasn’t really anyone to set boundaries with him, to scold him. Those waited until his parents came home, or when they called and he had long forgotten about it. It was alright to the boy, being able to get away with extra detention seemed worth the freedom he had, he held. Yet there was envy looming over him, when he saw a peer whine at their mother, or ask for some money from their father directly. It left an obvious emptiness within him only filled with presents and the rare call.

But his grandparents grew older and Andrew grew up and with that questions came. His parents only came home once a year, sometimes even more infrequently if business was bad and money sparse. When his paternal grandfather ‘yeye’ passed and his parents couldn’t make it in time for the funeral Andrew couldn’t help but feel a deep resentment within his heart. He had only been fifteen then where the grudge against his parents ran true and deep for a long while. Even when they returned eventually, as soon as they could. He hadn’t understood yet how truly difficult it was outside. Not until he was old enough to attend college, which he eventually did, with the support of his parents and a reminder from his grandparents that life is difficult without a proper path carved.

At eighteen Andrew was still a boy, he realised. Misunderstanding where the money came from that had bought the many presents and cards that filled up the absence of his parents. At nineteen Andrew knew what it was like to go to bed without a meal. His parents supported him as much as they could, but college turned out to be more costly than anticipated, and soon Andrew realised just how hard it was to survive outside in the vast world when there was nothing else to support you but your own legs. The hidden costs he hadn’t had to think of before surfaced, his own freedom suddenly a shaking reality of his parents' labour. At twenty Andrew had humbled a great deal, working hard to graduate on time and find a job, only to be hit with the realisation that, at twenty-one, he might have to depart from Celosia like his parents.

At twenty-one Andrew was faced with a question that felt larger than himself and anything he had ever known and thought of. The thought of his paternal grandmother ‘Nainai’ left alone terrified him, even if she had been alone for years now after that he left for college. The thought of being unable to make it to any of his remaining grandparents’ funerals even more so. More than the thought of leaving his parents to carry the burden of supporting his grandparents on the island. More than the thought of alleviating their burdens, even. They had made their choice, and he could make his own with the opportunities given by them. At twenty-one Andrew switched his medical track to focus on veterinary and returned to Celosia at 24, freshly graduated and licensed, opening up a small practice that would be enough to support him and his remaining grandparents.
EXTRA
- Immensely uncomfortable with gifts, because they are in a sense a form of ‘goodbye’ to him.
- His ‘nainai’ is his biggest supporter and matchmaker, constantly trying to read his fortunes.
- She is also his biggest roaster.
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Romance, modern, high fantasy, comedy, post-apocalyptic.
Luzviminda Bulalacao-Calumpang
NICKNAME(S)
Luz
ROLE
Therapist
GENDER
Female
PRONOUNS
She/her
AGE
39
BIRTHDAY
December 3rd
BIRTHPLACE
Muntinlupa, Philippines
ROMANTIC ORIENTATION
Biromantic
SEXUALITY
Bisexual
HAIR COLOR
Black at the roots, dyed chestnut brown
EYE COLOR
Amber
HEIGHT
5'7''
BUILD
Bone thin, ghost-like
SKIN DETAILS
Warm, golden skin, beauty mark under her left eye.
OTHER NOTABLE FEATURES
Her ears are pierced and she is never seen not wearing earrings. Her nails are always impeccable and painted a new colour every month. She is always wearing mascara and lipstick.
HEALTH CONDITIONS/NOTES
She was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa at the age of 14. She has been a smoker since her early twenties, but she is trying to quit.
PERSONALITY
Luz is warm, but in the way a flickering candle is warm and inviting. She's there a moment, then gone the next, staring out the window in a melancholic fashion. She yearns and daydreams often. She's an open book, willing to talk about anything even if it's potentially difficult, because she believes that human experiences connect people in a way that self-reflection cannot fully replicate. Though she does believe self-reflection is a powerful tool, she thinks that it must go hand in hand with a support network. Her words are always carefully selected. She looks much colder than she actually is, but it is perhaps because she does not emote visibly very often.

She is weak to her vices and self-indulgences, such as maintaining her appearance, drinking copious amounts of coffee and smoking. She will also ask permission for everything at all times, believing consent to being the most important part of any social interaction, whether it is sitting beside someone or taking up their precious time to speak with them, no matter how close you are.
LIKES
Coffee, especially iced. Smoking. Ruminating. Dinuguan. Expensive, brand name jewellery, clothing and perfume. Jellyfish. Dark chocolate. Early 2000s R&B. Love ballads. Dramatic ass teleserye. Honey. Matcha. Stormy weather.
DISLIKES
Early mornings. Crowds. Birds, especially large or loud ones. Planes. Summer, the heat. Winter, the cold. Athleisure, casual exercise wear. Milkshakes. Rushing, strict deadlines. Swimming.
STRENGTHS
Empathetic. Difficult to shake. Great listener. Observant.
WEAKNESSES
Gives into temptation when it comes to convenient pleasures. Physically unhealthy despite being mentally sound. High standards, prefers the finer things in life.
IMPORTANT CHARACTER RELATIONS
- Two children, 9 year old twins Cielo (they/them) and Ambrosio (he/him).
- Ex-husband, Salvador, who still lives in the Philippines.
BACKGROUND
Luz had a tumultuous childhood. At a young age, she became obsessed with her appearance and her weight, under the watchful eyes of her parents, who believed more in tough love than anything. This lead to her eventual diagnosis of anorexia nervosa at the age of 14. Though her parents would not initially allow her to attend therapy, she had an aunt who eventually took her in, insisting that she be provided better care for her condition. Her aunt became her role model through her teenage years, putting an emphasis on the value of family, family that cares. Fascinated by her treatment, Luz chose psychology for her studies, having the dream of becoming a successful therapist and starting her own family.

Still attempting to recover from her anorexia, she married young and tried for many many years to have children, unable to succeed due to her low body weight and unstable health. Her marriage with Salvador was one of love and he stood through her during all of it, knowing how important it was to her to have children. When they finally did manage to conceive twins, it was a blessing, one that they couldn't celebrate enough. Their family life was happy, picture perfect, until Cielo came out as nonbinary. Salvador believed it was a phase, a sickness that needed treatment from their mother. Despite their love for each other and many many long, difficult conversations and fights, Luzviminda eventually decided it would be best to part ways.

She still misses him.

She moved to Celosia only two years ago, settling in as the island therapist.
EXTRA
Luz's favourite artist is Adele.
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