Jinan

“I live a charmed life - I think you’ll agree…”

Full Name: Yria-Nor, Jinan
Gender: Male
Age: 170
Race: Elf (?)
Height: 5'8“
Belief: ??
Birth Date: November 10th
Sign: Scorpio
Occupation: Adventurer, Member of the Veiled Sun
Combat Skills: Spirit Magic, Close Quarters
Practical Skills: Dancing, Percussion, Performance
Birth Place: Umbala, Vahk’Sala
Languages: Elvish, Common, Quattori, Cascadian, Aruni
Theme - Traust
Voice - Lotor, Singing
Character Sheet

Personality and Description


Jinan is a man far from modesty, though some might say vain, or pretentious, or at worst hopelessly narcissistic - and he’d argue part of his charm is his sanguine humor. Relentlessly cavalier, self-assured, prone to gallantry, he in no short supply of any of these qualities and makes sure everyone knows it. He comes on with a pride tempered by perpetual affability; so perpetual it’s difficult to determine if he has a temper at all. In the worst of situations, one can expect him to be as blithe as a breezy afternoon - often to a reliable fault. In worser situations… it might be best not to speak about it.

Like any of his kin, Jinan carries a natural grace that compliments his nature. Though if anyone can make insufferable laziness look cultured and elegant, he certainly can; he not only employs a devil-may-care attitude but way of life, ever dauntless and ever venturesome. It’s hard to dissuade him from a promising adventure, especially when there’s something valuable involved.

Jinan rarely dresses down (or at least seen dressing down), partial to bright colors and brighter jewelry - even when it comes to getting his hands dirty, it still doesn’t prevent him from looking as conspicuously extravagant as possible. His hair is a rich deep green with blue undertones, falling in long curled coils that look more natural than maintained than the rest of his appearance, and eyes a sharp green-yellow that contrast starkly against his dark skin and angular elven features.

Anything considered ‘normal’ stops right about there. Recently, the areas around his brows, cheekbones, and ears shift seamlessly from normal skin into leaf-like mutations. It could be mistaken for very convincing makeup or a mask from a further distance, but clearer on closer inspection it has an unearthly quality. It’s an excuse that falls short explaining the rest of his mutations on all over his body, along with scarification that was already there; he hardly bothers to conceal it all (outside of the Republic) but he could pass more for ‘dryad’ than ‘elf’, these days. Though for an elf, he is a bit on the shorter side… something he makes up for his ego, and maybe heels. Just don’t bring it up.

Jewelry Box A wooden jewelry box with a stained glass cover, holding an collection of similarly themed stained glass ornaments in combs, brushes, and pins.
Incense Box A wooden box carved with vines and leaves stained a dark green. It holds a number of incenses, all categorized with extreme care.
Marigold Bracelet A bracelet of wooden beads with three carved into little marigolds. For good luck.
Fire & Water Chimes To replace what was lost.
Amethyst Ring A gold ring with a line of amethyst stones running along the middle in a line. There are faint engravings of vines spiraling around the stones.

Recent Developments


So much. Months of being in a constant state of injury and duress later, Jinan is with the Sun once more. He’s lost his magic - he sees an opportunity to go down another path with Kifaya and Avi as his teachers. He’s finally stable! Oh, and engaged.

Relationships


Family

  • Avi Poirot - “Gotcha.” - Rival, partner, fiancé - and Jinan will happily be an embarrassment to himself if it means showing how much Avi means to him. And Avi is many things to him; but most importantly, he is forever.
  • Irha Ithe - “I thank the Sun every day for bringing us together.” The Oracle of the Veiled Sun, and a subject of Jinan’s fierce protection. And affection, teasing – the threat might no longer be there, but he’ll make sure she lives the long, happy life she deserves.
  • Gavin Steele - “You and I are too alike. Of course I need to torment you.” Birds of a feather - or leaves of a … wood…? Jinan might have biased first impressions but there is not much he wouldn’t do for Gavin considering the incredible amount the man has already done for him.
  • Severo Russo - “I almost died for you, but no big deal.” Jinan’s more literal other half. Even stranger first impressions, here… Their relationship is surprisingly benevolent, and by benevolent he means Jinan only annoys him as much as being permanently attached to him requires.
  • Nemesia - ”It might be the Wood talking, but even then, no one can deny how precious you’ve become.” While Jinan maintains he is not good with children, it doesn’t stop him from doting incessantly on who is essentially his daughter now. Among all of Nemesia’s parents though he’ll say he’s the favorite, of course…1)
  • Lydia Sokolov - ”Still a bit sorry for outing you to everyone, but now I can say the Sergeant Major of the RDF is like a sister to me~” Jinan loves Lydia’s mischievous, hot-headed side, though she is often the voice of reason he values most. He doesn’t need to know all her secrets to know that.
  • Maeve Miller - ”We may have not had a choice in all this, but we did choose each other.” Another blessed voice of reason in their found family, and someone Jinan is particularly proud to see open up. He’d like to make her proud, too.
  • Lunette Gael - ”It’s lovely, to see you come out of your shell.” If anyone asks how elves from Umbala ended up living in the Republic, Jinan and Lune are probably the only ones with answers. He appreciates her solidarity, and Lunette’s special brand of ‘socializing’. Jinan might actually stop listening to himself talk when it’s around her.
  • The Wolf - ”You’re her. I didn’t get at first, but now….”

Good Friends

  • Cassiopeia Caelus - “The Academy certainly has tempered you, but there’s glimpses of that daredevil yet.” - A childhood friend also from the jungles of Umbala, and recently stumbled upon in the Seeker’s Camp. Jinan’s not usually one to pry (much), but his old friend has gotten up to a fair amount of trouble in his absence - he doubts that’ll hold her back any.
  • Heathcliff - “How is it that you’re better friends with my friends than I am? Stop that.” - Another old friend from Jinan’s later years; despite having as polar personalities as they could possibly get, they have a mutual passion in their music.
  • Jake Laddir - ”You’re actually a tart, but don’t worry, I still care. Never eat cheese at the foot of my bed again.”
  • Qisma Tazi - ”Don’t worry, you have plenty of years of pining ahead of you.”

’Treasure Hunters’

  • Annette Collins - “Young and already so strong-willed! You have a bit of a frightening side…”
  • Kosmenos Argent - “Aren’t you just a pepper?”
  • Tetra - “I’m fairly certain shooting at those three wasn’t even remotely the most questionable thing you’ve done.”
  • Aoki Yuno - “I’ve a feeling you’re plenty reckless, which means you’ll fit right in.”
  • Croquette - “You’re taking this all surprisingly well for someone who was literally dragged into all of this..”

Hmmm

  • Jane - “You’re charming, in the will-shoot-your-balls-off sort of way. I wonder if you’ve moved on.”
  • ?? - “Let’s just say I have a friend at the bottom of the sea.”
  • Aoki Miho - ”Oh, you really do care..”
  • Sherri Steel-Dupri - ”Calling each other ‘Nor’ and ‘Mrs. Dupri’ feels like warfare at this point.”
  • Mike Royal - ”You’re so spicy, and should get drunk more.”

Gallery


Main art @juhaihai

1) They’re all her favorite.
world_setting/characters/nor_jinan.txt · Last modified: 2020/08/05 00:49 by viloce