AboutRika Keigo's Backstory.
Name: Rika Keigo
Any other names: "Halfling" but this was used more as an insult then a term of endearment. As a young child her mother used to call her "RiRi"
Species: Half Elf. In elven culture, Rika's kind are considered an abomination, having both mortal and immortal qualities."Tainting" a generation's line with human blood is considered the worst kind of dishonour. Rika's mother was disowned and banished from her family after it was discovered that her child was not of 'pure' blood.
Powers/special abilities: Rika has enhanced movement and agility due to her elven heritage. Her hearing is also extra sensitive. These abilities once make her a formidable sword fighter. Following a tragic incident, a magical mutation developed in Rika that allows her to utilise a unique branch of magic known as memory magic. This allows her to read, sense and understand the emotions and memories of others in unique manner. Although she is classed as a physic, she cannot read the minds of others without their consent. Rika cannot use any other form of magic. Due to her slim frame, Rika can't take hits very well, and her physical strength and eyesight is only on par with the average human.
Weight: Rika refuses to say.
Physique: Slim and slender. Her limbs are strong and flexible, but not particularly muscular.
Complexion: Extremely pale, despite long hours spent patrolling.
Hair: Spikey, short white hair with gold tips.
Eye color: Amber.
Any other notable physical attributes: Pointed ears, noticeably shorter then a pure blood elf. Carries a bound sword on her back, but refuses to fight with it, unless in defence of others. It is said that she carries the sword on her back as a reminder of her past sin.
Intelligence level: Emotional intelligence is high-Rika is very empathic person. Although her intellect is above average, most of her knowledge steams from things learnt from harsh experience.
Mental condition: Relatively neurotypical. However, retains lasting emotional scars, which are still in the process of healing.
Style of speech: Slightly formal when speaking normally. When she's angry or emotional her language becomes much simpler and cruder.
Occupation: A former Salna City Knight. After resigning, she has retreated to Barton hoping for a fresh start. Is now employed as Lady Aimi's personal guard.
Social status: Though her mother had once been an elven noble, Rika and her family would be considered outcasts in their native city. However in Barton, she is a respected and well liked member of the community.
Likes: Art, reading, singing, exploring, spending time helping and understanding others.
Dislikes: Racism, cruelty, corruption, religious extremists, misunderstandings.
Personality: Once upon a time she was a well intentioned, but naive young woman who despite her heroic ambitions, had an unfortunate way of getting tangled in misunderstandings, creating more trouble then she resolved. Following a tragic accident, Rika underwent a massive shift in personality, horrified by the consequences of her actions. Over time, through her experiences in counselling others with her memory magic, she has come to terms with her own traumatic experiences. While she is a kind, empathic individual, Rika is no fool, and has the perspective to see things as they really are. At times Rika can very hot headed, especially when defending beliefs she feels passionate about. Although claims to be an adamant pacifist, she is not beyond resorting to force as a last resort to protect those she cares about.
Ambitions: To repent for the sin she unwittingly committed and to find a new path in her life. She now serves as a guard to Lady Aimi, supposedly to "repay her debt".
Habits: Often stays up too late reflecting on matters.
Marital/relationship status: Single. Former lover Dr. Julius.
Family: Grandfather Fermere Locke (doesn't acknowledge her)
Grandparents: Kein and Yuna Keigo. (deceased.)
Friends: Dr Samuel Carswell, Micheal Carswell, the Carswell children, their cyborg butler Lamonte, Lucien Williams, Rafael Williams. Former teammates, Capt Fran, Seth and Jonathan.
High Priestess Lady Aimi.
Relationship to family/friends:
Family: Very close to her immediate family, particularly her father. Rika's mother's side of the family refuses to acknowledge their existence, and so they have no dealings with them.
Friends: Although Rika cherishes her friendships, she has lost contact with many of her companions from the past. That said, she has begun to forge new friendships in her adopted home, Barton.
Brief history: Rika Keigo is a former knight who once served with the Gaia's law enforcement as part of a foreign force deployed from her native city, Salna. After a terrible misunderstanding led to the accidental killing of an innocent young man, Rika, distraught and horrified by her actions, fled and left everything she once knew behind her.
Eventually, the broken hearted half elf stumbled across the Church of Seidh, a peaceful sanctuary situated on the outskirts of Barton. It was here that she came in contact with it's leader- the wise high priestess, Lady Aimi. After hearing Rika's tale, Aimi offered her amnesty and the chance to repent and rebuild her life. During this time Rika stayed under Aimi's protection and learnt how to control her memory magic properly. With Aimi's guidance, friendship, and wisdom, the young woman utilised her powers to help counsel others in Barton who were suffering. Through helping others, Rika came to terms with her own trauma and foraged new relationships with the the people of Barton. Despite her dark past, Rika has become a respected member of her community.
A year after Rika's arrival, Lady Aimi decided to try and extend the Church's amnesty efforts beyond Barton, to help those caught up in Gaia's many violent conflicts. Moved by her mission, and grateful for Lady Aimi for helping her overcome her tragic past, Rika offered to accompany her on journey, as Lady Aimi's personal guard. Although Rika claims that she wishes to "pay her debt", to the kind priestess, many suspect that she just wishes to protect her one, true friend in the world.
Rika's theme song
High Priestess Lady Aimi.
The Tale of the Halfling Heroine
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