Just gonna go ahead and post this. Been nitpicking with it all week.
Name: Liviana Grace
Job:Student/Odd Job/Adventurer/Beast Tamer
Weapon: Her claws
Appearance: Liviana stands tall at two feet even. Amongst her five older siblings, she's the shortest. Thanks to all the roughhousing and chores, Liv has had no trouble remaining fit and in shape. She is nimble and slender. Liv prefers wearing dark tank tops paired with black cargo shorts. The shorts have a hole in the back for her tail, while her tanks have long vertical slits for her translucent wings. Footwear of choice is usually sandals. Her skin is the color of caramel, but her ears and tail look as if they'd been dipped in a vat of milk chocolate. Her nose is slightly pink and her eyes are an earthy shade of brown. Preferring the practicality of short hairstyles, Liv usually keeps her dark chocolate hair styled in the form of a pixie cut. Fortunately for her, her parents did not believe in the archaic act of declawing young Caits. So she, and her brothers, still have them. They particularly come in handy when she needs to claw her way out of a sticky situation.
History: Liviana was born into the Grace family unit as the sole female Cait of her litter. She's the youngest (of six), but by no means the weakest. After a series of events, Liv became the successor to the family's beast taming business. Their business began to fall on hard times approximately 14 years ago, when the Witch made her claim to their area. For their business, capturing and taming beasts was its lifeblood. So, naturally, it began to fall into shambles once the Witches began changing the difficulty level of the all the beasts in their area. This move combined with the tax hike, was like a two hit KO for their business. It took too much time to capture beasts that would have become pets, and their villagers didn't have the money to pay for them. Eventually, the Grace family was forced to go after the more difficult/rare beasts for exportation. Their hope lying on the possibility that the other towns hadn't fared as badly as their town. For the eldest, this meant that he would have to undergo training fit for both an adventurer and a beast tamer. The training was completed alongside their daily chores, due to their father's logic: "If you can't handle it alone, how will you run your own business one day". Still, taking care of everything was a lot of work. It was for this reason that Liv and her brothers decided to help him. The faster the chores were completed, the better. It helped form a special bond between them. One that Liv thought made them inseparable. However, as the years went by, each successor left home. She wasn't sure of the exact reason, only that it had to do with some discovery that was made during the latter part of their training. With each sibling that left, the chores steadily increased for those that remained. Upon hearing the youngest of her elder brothers proclaim that he was moving out of their modest home, Liv was rendered speechless. She'd always loved putting in a hard day's work for the family, and even picked up odd jobs every now and then to help ends meet. However, now she would have to do these tasks, not because she wanted to do them, but because she had to do them. Now the future of her family's business lie squarely on her shoulders, and to be honest, she wasn't sure how she felt about that. Now, with her last sibling gone, she'd be responsible for all of the duties that her youngest eldest brother forfeited, and she would be in this alone.
All this on top of the odd jobs that she would most likely be forced to complete since she would be in training for a few months (training brings in zero income). At least she'd still be able to enjoy the freedom of one particular odd job. Safekeeping. The amount of money people will pay to keep their unmentionables, unmentioned (and untaxed). It was no skin off her back if they spent the majority of their savings keeping their precious items safe. The only thing that mattered to her was that they made their payments on time, and usually her claws were good enough incentive for most of her customers to have perfect attendance. Liv didn't mind that it was a somewhat dark position, the money was enough reason for her to stay there. That, and the adrenaline rush from the agreements that went south.
At least becoming a successor to their beast taming business would have one perk. It'd give her the chance to explore lands that she'd never explored before. She'd never had much reason (or chance) to explore the lands outside of their small town, so she tried not to dwell on what the rest of the world could look like. She tried to keep herself content with the imagery present in books from their elders. However, having been born with a healthy dose of curiosity, she would be lying to herself if she didn't admit that she'd always wanted to see what the world looked like outside of their small town, first hand. Being able to run at full speed in new cities and towns sounded almost as exciting as Safekeeping, if not more. Still, it was something that came at a cost. Gaining access to the world she always wanted to see versus losing the freedom that she hoped she'd always have weighed heavily on her mind. Unfortunately for Liviana, she really didn't have a choice in the matter.
Her story will begin near the end of her training period. It was finally time to put this training to the test.
Last edited by Cerulean
on Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:30 pm, edited 5 times in total.
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