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Author Topic: Sha'ib: City of Mazes (Arabian Nights/Fantasy Sandbox LGBT Accepting Characters)  (Read 5331 times)

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Offline CrashTopic starter

Yeah, been crazy busy.

Offline la dame en noir

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same! I should've had the profile done last night, but I will make an effort to put some work into it today.

Offline Kuroneko

My sheet is finally starting to come together, but I'm about to head out to see Gabriel Iglesias. FLUFFY! So, I'll have to finish it when I get back ;).

Oh, I did have one question though. Did I read earlier that there weren't going to be any brothels? I was just curious as to why, because a history program I'm watching just referred to them as the hotels of the ancient world, lol. It made me laugh.
« Last Edit: March 01, 2015, 05:40:47 PM by Kuroneko »

Offline CrashTopic starter

The Sultan is a follower of Asaheem.  The Clerics of Asaheem forbid prostitution.  Prostitution exists but it is just hidden.

Offline Kuroneko

Ahhhh, gotcha. Thanks for the answer.

Offline Changingsaint

Sorry, been a crazy weekend. Will try to wrap up character tonight or tomorrow.

Offline MdG

The Sultan is a follower of Asaheem.  The Clerics of Asaheem forbid prostitution.  Prostitution exists but it is just hidden.

I recall reading that under the Ottomans, both male and female prostitution could most safely take place in the public baths, where sex workers would at least nominally be 'bath attendants'.  Because baths were sex-segregated, the focus for these forms of prostitution was men selling sex to other men. Even in the 19th century, Victorian travelers to the Ottoman Empire reported boys and young men performing for male audiences in a bath / tavern context.  In practice, entertainment and hospitality establishments would often double as brothels.  That isn't to say they were 'fronts' in the modern sense, but genuinely offered a variety of services.

Offline CrashTopic starter

Seems like everyone wants prostitution. ;)

Online Sain

How illegal is renting slaves, or allowing possibly buyers samples for smaller payments?

Offline CrashTopic starter

Only illegal to have followers of Asaheem as slaves.  All others are fair game in Sha'ib.

Offline CrashTopic starter

I recall reading that under the Ottomans, both male and female prostitution could most safely take place in the public baths, where sex workers would at least nominally be 'bath attendants'.  Because baths were sex-segregated, the focus for these forms of prostitution was men selling sex to other men. Even in the 19th century, Victorian travelers to the Ottoman Empire reported boys and young men performing for male audiences in a bath / tavern context.  In practice, entertainment and hospitality establishments would often double as brothels.  That isn't to say they were 'fronts' in the modern sense, but genuinely offered a variety of services.

I kind of like this idea though.  I am going to say there are a couple of Djaffir Baths in the city with special allowances for this.  Gives me a wonderful idea for another lovely lady too.

Offline CrashTopic starter

Sain - I may have a link for your character to this Djaffir Bath I am going to write up.  I will let you know more when I get it finished.

Offline CrashTopic starter

Stil accepting new players.  I hope to have IC threads up this weekend.

Have I missed anyone waiting for approval?
« Last Edit: March 03, 2015, 12:49:44 PM by Crash »

Offline Kuroneko

I just have a few tweaks to do on my sheet, and then I can send it to you ;).

Offline Sabre

Still working on mine, too. I should have it posted here soon.

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Have I missed anyone waiting for approval?
Not entirely happy with it, but I think it's done...  https://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=224117.msg11017285#msg11017285

Also, my character might have connections to anyone in the slave trade, on either side of the business.  Or with someone that finds slavery offensive and works to eliminate human traffic.

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Yes - You are approved.  Go ahead and post her.

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Sabre still up for some conflict with Zidir I hope :p?

Not entirely happy with it, but I think it's done...  https://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=224117.msg11017285#msg11017285

Also, my character might have connections to anyone in the slave trade, on either side of the business.  Or with someone that finds slavery offensive and works to eliminate human traffic.

So Ablah is getting sold around a bit to cover her connection with the Emir? I suppose Zidir's might be one of those pit stops if he thinks he could resell for profit. We were plotting with Amarlo to have some conflict within his slavery due to N’ebthe's personality. Might be fun to throw Ablah in the mix there.

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Sabre still up for some conflict with Zidir I hope :p?

So Ablah is getting sold around a bit to cover her connection with the Emir? I suppose Zidir's might be one of those pit stops if he thinks he could resell for profit. We were plotting with Amarlo to have some conflict within his slavery due to N’ebthe's personality. Might be fun to throw Ablah in the mix there.
Basically, yes her ownership/alliance is being "laundered" through the slave markets.  Though she told the Emir she wasn't an assassin, and he might just be trying to get rid of her because he blames her for the loss of his favorite concubine or for other reasons.   He didn't have her killed, so he's obviously not that angry at her.

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I think maybe, if I can form a few connections for Oshun - I can finish this profile sometime this week. Anyone up to it?

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I think maybe, if I can form a few connections for Oshun - I can finish this profile sometime this week. Anyone up to it?

I will look over what you have again and let you know.  I have one more character/npc to put up that might be in need of connections.

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Okay, here it is ...



Name: Shazadi dar al-Hajaya dar Rwala dar Dulam
Player: Kuroneko
Concept: Priestess and Gifted Seer, part time thief when circumstances require it.
Trouble: Episodes of True Sight, prophecy and visions subject Shazadi to memory or time loss. These blackouts can last several minutes – or several hours. There are also one or two high born residents of Sha’ib that didn’t care for her predictions – or that they came true.
Sex: Female
Age: 28
Orientation: Heteroflexible
On’s : Pleasure of all kinds, including music, art, sleeping late, sensuality, Player’s Ons
Off’s: Chastity, abuse, cruelty, Player’s Offs
Race or People: Jinn-blooded Bedu

Appearance:
Hair: Wavy and black, with sun bleached streaks, often worked in multiple braids and heavy with tribal jewelry.
Eyes: Copper, like a cat’s - a lingering gift from the Jinn blood in her veins.
Height: 5’ 9”
Weight: 150

Description: Tall and lithe, Shazadi is water thin like most nomads and muscular, befitting her lifestyle and activities. Her café au lait skin shows both her nomad heritage and a life lived under the desert sun. Long, dark, wavy hair bleached by the sun and braided with traditional ornaments cascades down her back and frames the aquiline features of her face. A scar on her throat mars the smooth line of her skin, but serves as a reminder of the first time the Goddess intervened directly in her life.

One Unique Thing: Shazadi’s body is covered with a series of intricate black tattoos, symbols unique to her clan and the goddess that she is devoted to, Tamarni.

Personality: A hedonist by nature, this inclination is fostered and encouraged by Shazadi’s devotion to Tamarni, the Bedu goddess of fortune, pleasure, cats and shadows. Equal parts insouciant and curious, she is largely driven by the visions the Lady sends her, wandering at the Goddess’ will to do Her bidding and seek out those things that please Her, which has brought her into the path of the highborn both inside and outside the walls of Sha’ib. Neither impress her much. Her sense of morality beyond Bedu laws and Tamarni’s prohibitions is flexible and her duty and loyalty is to the Goddess above all. She is sympathetic to those that share her beliefs, and cats are naturally drawn to her. Possessions mean little to her, but money can buy experiences, such as a sensuously indulgent bath and massage or perfumed unguents to pamper her skin. Even a night in a tavern with a spiced coffee admiring the people around her and listening to beautiful music can be a luxurious indulgence.   

Skills:  Fortune telling (The Sight - true clairvoyance and a gift of prophecy), knifeplay, (throwing daggers and khatars), desert survival, prayers, stealth.

Residence: When out in the desert, the tent she carries on her camel’s back. When in Sha'ib, a small house in a poorer district that also serves as her place of business.

History: Born in the deep desert  to the Rwala clan of the Dulam Bedu tribe, Shazadi was destined for a sacred life the moment she opened her eyes.  Their copper color was seen as a sign of favor from their patron Goddess Tamarni, bright and as reflective as a cat’s, in day or night. Only the old holy men and women suspected the girl had Jinn blood in her veins.

By the time she could run with her siblings it was clear that Shazadi was favored by the Goddess. Shazadi ran wild, more like a boy than a girl, getting into all kinds of trouble as her family worked the trade routes.  With a natural ability to conceal herself and hide herself away no matter how hard anyone looked for her, she made a habit of slipping away on many occasions, usually to have some sort of adventure and return none the worse for wear.  Until one such excursion brought her into the hands of a rival tribe that thought nothing of slitting the throat of a wild girl for the jewelry she wore and leaving her to bleed out into the sand. Only luck brought her into the hands of her family, ostensibly to die. Her wounds were stitched and tended and the last prayers were said as fever took her. It was then that Tamarni came to her for the first time. In her fevered state the Goddess whispered to her and healed her wounds, bringing Shazadi back to life and blessing her with several Gifts in the process.

After that, cats of all kinds, big and small, were naturally drawn to her. She could even approach lions and leopards at oases and watering holes. Her mother found her once asleep in a pile of lion cubs and lionesses. And with this ability came the Sight. After the attack, Shazadi began to have prophetic visions and dreams. At first, she kept them to herself. But when the visions began to come to her when she was awake, the priestess began to take notice and spoke to the girl, and then to her family. With several daughters, her father was more than happy to see his youngest child find a place in the tribe without an expensive bride price. He turned the care of his wild young daughter over to the priestess, and she began her training as a devotee of Tamarni.

Since then, she has followed the ways of the Goddess in all things, letting Her will dictate where she goes and when. When convenient and appropriate, she travels with her tribe; but often she travels alone or finds herself spending time in Sha’ib, where the potential for a wider variety of pleasure is far too alluring to ignore.

Equipment:
Camel
Throwing daggers
Bedu runes
Incense
Clothing and her jewelry
A leopard’s claw worn around her neck
Two khatars
Waterskins
Tent and blankets

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She looks fun!  Approved!

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I'm working on a character now, hehe sorry was waiting for the final spark of inspiration to hit. She will be a female Domandh Khans, possibly Jin blooded. Her BG is forming as we speak. :)

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She looks fun!  Approved!

Yay!  I'm glad you like her :-)