Autumn ďAutiĒ VelisPlayer:
Mystical, Magical BarmaidTrouble:
Autumn likes confidence women who have a vision and are driven. She has to be in command when at work since the Kodan seems to always be understaffed, so she enjoys it when another woman takes charge. Autumn would be open to some light D/s and S&M but would find someone only into such things quickly boring. She can be a bit of a romantic at times and melts over small gestures of kindness and sentimental gifts. Autumn has no hang ups when it comes to races other than humans. She gets a special thrill when sex has some risk, like the possibility of being caught or that someone might be watching. Sex outdoors! She has yet to experience anal, but would enjoy it too.Offís:
Boring people, poor hygiene, cruelty, sex involving foodstuffs, no strange bodily functions.Description:
Weight: 110 lbs
Autumn is slender from hard work not only at the bar, but growing up poor and having to help her family from a young age. She has always been and outdoors kind of girl and loves to go on walks whenever she can find the time. She has long limbs and may have been called gangly at one point in time. Her bust line has since filled out as she has grown older and her face has rounded into adulthood giving her figure more shape. Since her apprenticeship started with Professor Simonet, Autumn often dresses in the garb of an apprentice Mesmer, much to the chagrin of Kodan owners Ragnar and Grena who she finds overly protective. The revealing attire suits Autumn just fine however.Personality:
Flirtatious, bubbly, smart, imaginative
Auti is an extrovert to the core. As much as she has enjoyed and appreciated her job at The Drunken Kodan, she enjoys using her magical abilities to entertain its patrons even more. Her illusionary tales have become quite popular in the city and the normally quite Drunken Kodan quickly fills to standing room only on nights she entertains. Auti was always interested in old tails and now that she has learned how to read she has devoured all of Professor Simonetís history books. She has done such a good job of it that the Professor has let her teach history lessons to some of the younger children at her school when she needs to see to other lessons. As you can see Auti is one busy young woman and she would have it no other way. The only way to turn off her normally bubbly and effervescent demeanor is to ask her about her past. She covers it well and has learned the art of deflecting conversations away from the subject but the haunted look in her eye is ever present when the subject of why she came to Lionís Arch is brought up.Alliances:
The Drunken Kodan and Professor Simonet Likes:
Imagination, Day Dreams, The color purple, Spicy Charr Fire Chili, Red Wine, Old Stories.Dislikes:
Asura Cuisine, Wearing the color orange, Necromancy, Boredom, Unimaginative pick-up linesOne Unique Thing:
Autumn will never be lost in a swampBackground:
Autumnís grew up poor in a stilt house in Lawen Ponds outside of First Haven. Her family was under the employ of the Ducane family. Minor nobles from Divinityís Reach. Autumn often played with the Ducaneís daughter Marguerite while growing up. The Ducane patriarch wasnít thrilled that his daughter was playing with the help, but Marguerite was a stubborn and willful child and had her motherís ear so she was allowed this indiscretion much to her husbandís exasperation.
As the girls grew older their bond grew stronger. Autumn took to working for the Ducaneís so she and Marguerite could remain close and eventually their feelings blossomed into youthful love. They kept their tentative forays of love very discrete with no one the wiser.
When Marguerite insisted on visiting Autumn and her family her father was furious, but again the girl got her way. Autumn was so nervous. Her home was a hovel compared to Margueriteís but her young, naive lover insisted. Much to Autumnís surprise she did not once wrinkle her nose at the smell of the swamp or shrink from chores despite her status as a guest.
Autumn had a surprise for her lover. She decorated her favorite platform in the ponds above a nest of firebugs that hunted other insects at night and lite up the swamp and that night the finally slept together under the canopy of Lawren pond. It was also the night the undead made their presence known in the ponds. That night Marguerite was taken from Autumn screaming into the swamp. Autumn tried to save her from the hideous creatures, but would have been overwhelmed if not saved by a guard sent to protect Marguerite and her father.
Margueriteís father was beside himself with anger and grief and blamed Autumn for the death of his daughter. Word of her arrest reached the farm minutes before the Lionguard sent to arrest her. Autumn escaped into the swamp and eventually made her way sound to Lionís Arch. She would not have survived if not for Grena taking her in, giving her a place to stay and a job for which she is forever thankful.
What no one knows is that Marguerite did not die that night. There were greater games afoot and Autumnís life was simply collateral damage. Autumn has never forgotten Marguerite and is still saddened by her lose and ashamed that she could do nothing to help her, but the creature that was Marguerite has never forgotten Autumn and in her twisted mind she blames Autumn for leaving her. Autumnís disappearance likely saved her life, but word has made it back to Marguerite about a simple tavern girl in Lionís Arch that could make her former beloved and she aches to make her suffer.
Recently Autumn met Professor Simonet, who agreed to take on the girl and teach her more about her gift for magic which had never developed beyond simple tricks in her youth. Autumn now splits her time between working at the Drunken Kodan and her apprenticeship with Professor Simonet.