Hi! Thanks for your interest in Meiko. My name is Lanna, she/her, 30+, PST. I'd love to get into roleplaying in game; I often do it every day on tumblr in a story format, but I'm new to in-game RPing! Mei's character info is below in quick summary, but her full bio & my little set of RP rules can be found on her carrd!
A young Viera naively sought the man she had mated with shortly after their daughter's birth. She was found instead by slavers, who abducted her and put her on a boat among other women to be sold to the highest bidder. When the Viera tried to resist, she was killed, but her child was spared despite being 'too young to be more than a pet'.
But fortune would smile upon the child, as well as the other women on the boat, as it was suddenly attacked by not-so-well-meaning pirates, unaware of the 'treasure' the ship's hull held. One of the pirates, a fierce Lalafell marauder, held sympathy for the toddler who couldn't fend for herself. He took her in and sent her home to be raised by his wife in the Noscean seaside fishing village of Wadewick Landing. Being two Lalafell ignorant of Vieran traditions, they named her following something closer to their own: Meiko Mochikoko.
A few years later, Meiko had already grown twice the size of her adoptive parents, but remained a relatively obedient daughter nonetheless. While taking out the kitchen scraps to throw away behind their modest home, she stumbled upon a feral Miqo'te boy sitting at the bottom of a bin. He, too, would also join their family, taking on the name A'kihiko.
Meiko was once content to live in Wadewick Landing or all of her days, but her brother's sudden desire for adventure threw all that into chaos. She followed him out of their small village, and while he has since taken up bodyguard work as a Gunbreaker, she was recruited by Mistress Nashmeira of Troupe Falsiam.
She never thought herself the type to perform, as meek as she was, but has since grown into her own as a dancer.
--Need To Know
~Mei travels around Eorzea alongisde Troupe Falsiam, but as the Kriegstanz can also be used in battle, she occasionally signs up for mercenary work as well.
~Very much a pirate's daughter, she drinks a lot speaks with a form of the Limsan drawl.
~Despite the above, Meiko is generally pretty well-behaved until you give her a reason otherwise and has a very big heart
~She's easily intimidated by those who are super scholarly (since she's not formally educated) or serious types, prefering to gravitate towards familiar roguish types, or at least kind-hearted people.
~I don't take their canonical super long lives into account, and hc that all Viera have tails. Give them tails, Yoshi-P! Her brother A'kihiko is around often (played by my bro IRL!) but he doesn't RP. :)