The Canvas of the Steppes
To: whom it may concern
Let's fall in love for the night
And forget in the mornin'
It is now the fifth time he had moved residences in the past four years, and perhaps concerningly, the second time he's "settling down for good".
Play me a song that you like
You can bet I'll know every line
This time it's different, and he swears this upon his life. "I'm in love," crooned as he drums his fingertips over the counter, sneaks a fond look o'er yonder into the crowd.
This time, he's calling it "the true happy ending".
I'm the boy that your boy hoped that you would avoid
"Outreach," he says. "Giving back to the community for once in my life." His life begins in the alleyways spray-painted with graffiti, the dark corners where needles and ink speak louder than tongues.
Don't waste your eyes on jealous guys, fuck that noise
It ends on glittering stages where he sings rambunctiously, and in the distinctive smell of coffee and a pathological lack of sleep that only one can really fix.
I know better than to call you mine
"In love." Forlorn smiles, teasing kisses, sweetest serpentine whispers. Serenades and letters and wistful walk-you-home-s after a late-night shift. He's a liar and a cheat most cordial.
From: nowhere special
|AGE||Late twenties? Ambiguous|
|ORIGIN||Azim Steppes (Hundred-and-One Revelations)|
|RACE||Au Ra Xaela (50% Oronir, 50% Uyagir)|
You need a pick me up?
I'll be there in twenty five
★ - OCs. Give 'em love!
|OCCUPATION I||Tattoo Artist|
|OCCUPATION II||The New Morgue|
|PARENTS||Sarnai Uyagir & Gerel Oronir|
|ADOPTIVE GRANDMOTHER||Pesh Bolir★|
|OTHER BLOOD-KIN||Saya & Yul Oronir|
P.S. How to Avoid / Meet Him
He works at a tattoo parlor.
Rukai offers tattoo design and work services through a large tattoo parlor located at Radz-at-Han. His private studio is located in a refurbished attic (Mateus MIST, W17 P43, Room #3).Tattoos meld differently to each body form, and Rukai is invested in figuring out the best aesthetics for it all. He is always looking for people to endure a little bit of temporary ink or a plaster-on sleeve for promotional purposes.Read more about his pricing HERE
Looking for a mentor?
The lad's down to teach folks how to tattoo, as well as an oddity of other things such as singing, guitar/morin-khar lessons, language lessons (Hannish, Old Au Ri, Common, Hingan), and archery. Inquire within.
Not picky with his job.
A tattoo artist's best customers are the shady sort, which means he has his share of dabbling in illegal commodities... and other odd jobs when the parlor isn't getting much foot traffic. Outside of art, Rukai also smuggles, spies, sings and is incredibly glad to do most of whatever you throw his way.
He'd love to discuss arts n' music n' dance when anyone who is so inclined.
He flirts more than he breathes. Try and attach strings, though, and he'll disappear faster than a dew-drop on a dry morning.
Friends with Benefits.
Playful lasciviousness is a marked trait of this man. If you want an easy, friendly, low-maintenance past-fling connection, he'll make a wonderful addition to the repertoire.
Are you a xaela?
Did you know him from his childhood? Or perhaps you know his parents.Rukai's youth was spent with the Uyagiri, though he made his mistake to seek out his father in his teens alongside his twin brother. A decade was spent working odd jobs and risky scouting for the Oronir, should you recognize him from his time wearing a yellow banner.If you're a Xaela setting out for the first time in Eorzea, this Uyagiri will be much happy to accompany you as a translator and annoying friend.
Crashing for an indeterminate time at his friend's apartment in Radz-at-Han means that this Xaela is absolutely looking to immerse himself in the lives of the locals. Speaking confidently in the most broken Hannish/Thavnairian dialect, meet him wandering the streets or haunting the gaudy lounges of the trade city.
Liar and 'Honesty'.
For those who are magically inclined, they may note that a near-shadowy clone of this Xaela seems to hover and linger around him in strenuous times.
To Fortify Flesh.
He is currently looking for collaborators on a long-term project in creating tattoo ink and designs that can assist in fortifying a person's injuries, chronic or otherwise —primarily based on Eastern medicine practice of acupuncture and pressure points applied to aetherology.Interested? Let's talk!
All prices are IC not OOC.In-parlor services come with complementary beverages, snacks and the optional chit-chat.Should you wish total privacy and/or secrecy along with your service purchase, please be sure to let the artist know in advance so that he may kick out any and all parlor loiterers prior to the arrangement.Thank you!
|Small Tattoo (1 ilm or less)||300 G||Ranging from a single symbol to a drawing or word, these tattoos are meant to be subtle, delicate, and often-times hidden from the prying eye.|
|Medium Tattoo (1~5 ilms)||500 G+||Slightly bigger and thus more prominent, these tattoos are for a subtle yet eye-catching appeal.|
|Large Tattoo (5 ilms ~ 1 fulm +)||Prices Vary||Often limited to the torso, these larger tattoos set heavy upon one's body. Depending on the caliber of the tattoo and its intricacy, please plan for a multiday session on the inkwork. Temporary lodging is provided in the parlor if necessary.|
|SLEEVES AND HALF-SLEEVES- Limb||Prices Vary||Imagine a large tattoo, or several interlinked mediums, that tell a story along one's limbs. Such is the art of a sleeve.|
|DESIGN CONSULTATIONS||A cup of coffee||Do you have something you wish to engrave on your person, an idea, but no visual representation of it? The artist is always willing to provide consultations for your tattoos.|
|Simple Portraits||($$)||Do you want a portrait drawn of your character ? OOC art services can also be provided alongside a roleplay session, and the artist is open for invitations to work at venues. My Art can be found HERE|
I like to push my luck
So take my hand, let's take a drive
Lore & Etc Disclaimer
As a PoC writer, I respect lore- as well as the culture it draws influence from- immensely.Xaelic tribes were inspired by Mongolian culture and I strive to respect and pay due tribute to its wonders. If you are expecting to find ye unga-bunga Au Ra here, I am not the right roleplayer for you.
> No WoL, lore-breaking OCs, etc.
> Mature scenes require understanding that all involved players are 21+.Consent is important!
In Game: Rukai Uyagir @ MateusOOC: Asper/Asp || Adam
He/him || 21+ || LGBTQ+Discord: Asper#0300Availability:
In Game (varies, please ask!)Discord Anytime I'm awake tbhAs my OOC life is rather hectic, I would immensely appreciate it if scenes, outside Discord RP, are scheduled beforehand. I promise I'm enthusiastic to meet your OC however, and always down to discuss plots and otherwise!
> Long-term plots. Character growth is rad.
> Multi-paragraph posts. English is not my first language but I try to write muchly and goodly.
> Dice for combat, though logic is a-okay.
> All genres of RP. Romance is off the tables for the lad.
You won't stay with me, I know
But you can have your way with me until you go
And before your kisses turn into bruises, I'm warnin'-