Ookhabrus Falventitirri (oeh kabruus fal ven ti tirri)

Ookhabrus Falventitirri (a.k.a. Titirri)

The stars. The night. So bright. Emotions, serenity. Calm of the night.
— Elven Poem by Starsong Elvenbright, Minstrel of Oaken Tree

Ookhabrus Falventitirri still remembers that poem, like a song. It was filled with magic. It is what made the stars shine extra bright. Like little diamonds. For her it was like magic. The song is beautiful and when performed well people listen. She would never be able to reach the elite audience that Starsong could count to his clientele. She was content with it. Elven have magic and their unrivaled beauty at their disposal. She.... not so much. Now i mind you, she is a good performer and well known for her storytelling and funny songs. She makes enough coins to get around and enjoys whats she does.
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Gittern by Akimotos

She finishes her drink in one gulp, burps and jumps onto the podium. A big grin to the audience she starts to sing accompanied by her gittern. Her voice is clear and strong. Her gittern is spot on, as always in tune. Her voice weaves melodies around the gittern's melodie, and as always her voice is accompanied by het gittern's vibrato and something she could feel but not grasp.
When she finishes the song with a lingering high note that hits the mark, you could hear a pin drop. People are mesmerized, amazed and in trance with her voice, the delivery and presence. The sound lingers and fills the room like a whisper of hope and love before fading away. the silence feels like an eternity before the audience goes wild!. The people cheer, scream, whistle and stamp their feet. She feels the gittern respond with soft vibrations, and she knows... they both did well... She thanks her gittern and enjoys the cheering.
The night is young, the ale is cheap and plentifull, everyone is in an excellent mood. She starts playing Cantiga 1.

Physical Description

General Physical Condition

She is a strong woman, a little voluptuous but very eloquent in her manners. She can take a punch, but even better: punch back.

Body Features

Altough a little heavy for a gnome, she shows unexpected dexterity. She is tough. and has learned to use her walking stick as a fighting tool.

Facial Features

A beautiful roundish face medium length green hair. Bright blue eyes. Pointy ears. almost lways smiling (faintly)

Identifying Characteristics

Her voice is very well trained, powerfull and directive. her fingers are nimble and accurate

Physical quirks

She has strong arms from training with open hand, sword, two-handed stick, ti-bo sticks and quarterstaff.
Her strong legs and physique allow her to walk for hours.

Special abilities

When she sings her emotions add magic to her performance Ghostly Voice. The gitter amplifies the emotions, feelings and mood delivered with the spell as well as the range and reach of her song. Even the softest passage will be heard by anyone in the room. She does this without knowing. It works on all creatures. (including deaf, innate and unsubstantial beings, as long as they are related to the planar domain that she resides in.)

Apparel & Accessories

She loves the finest clothing, her gitter and a fine ale. She has no taste for metal trinkets, but she makes sure she looks superb all the time.
When travelling the roads she prefers cloth armor and leather protection.

Specialized Equipment

Her gitter, she named him Luciando, is a very well build instrument (the finest quality). It has magical properties she currently is unaware of.

Mental characteristics

Personal history

Born near an Elven enclave, in a cave. Daughter of Millek Falventirri aka the Tinkerer and Monamulia. Monamulia works in service of an important Elven Clan leader. Most Elven who didn't want to waste their precious time or magical powers in cleaning their homes. They prefer to pretend it never gets dirty. Ookhabrus had not many friends as there where not many gnomes in the enclave. The Elven children ignored her as she was considered non-magical, non-technical and ... well she didn't look the same.
Although it hurt her a lot bieng an outcast, she learned to ignore it. Her parents where always there for her and helped her where they could. One day she followed her mother to the Large Tree of Oak. to help her mother to clean up.
While cleaning she sang her favorite song about the little bird that could not fly. She heard the song a long time ago and she never forgot the melody or the words. She always could remember songs and poems to the letter.
The Elven Clan leader who heard her sing, requested her to sing it for him, which she did. From that day on he insisted that she would come and sing for him once a day, and in return he would help her to become even better at her performance. He also teached her some intruments, delighted by her eagerness to learn and quickness to grasp even complex matters.
One day, she recued a litte bird from a hungry cat. The bird was hurtit's little wing broken. The bird was unconcious and she brought it home.
Not knowing how to heal a bird she took it with her to Lord Elvenbright, hoping he could heal the little one. He acknowledged he could, but only if she would sing. So, she did sing. During his healing chant she sang the song of the little bird and something unexpected happened with his magic and the bird. She didn't notice but the Elf did. The next day the little bird was back on its feet, hopping around the room, without any intention of leaving the home. The next day he had a gift for her and he handed her a beautiful gitter. It was the most beautiful thing she ever had seen!
Lord Elvenbright teached her to play the gittern, flute, harp and lute. The gitter and from that day on she decided to become a singer.

Sexuality

She has always been alone. She loves male and female company and loves to talk about the world. Her memory servers her well.

Education

The Elven Clan leader is the famous Elven Lord Starsong Elvenbright. He teached her to sing, add her feelings and emotion to a song. Without explaining what she was learning he learned her to add magic into her music. He also teached her (in secret) the elfish language spoken by the elven high council, to read music and animal speak. She unintentionally learned to use the Ghost Voice as part of her training. His most favorite song is the birdsong. (the ghost voice sounds like the voice of the bird)

Employment

the owner of the Bat Sveinn Inn, Ordaen Caerna was happy to 'enlist' her. When she sings he sells more wine and ale. and she earns a good coin.

Accomplishments & Achievements

She doesn't know how well she sings. She looks a little strange and out of the ordinary, but her voice is getting better and better.
The gittern has a voice of his own and they complement each other in a unusual way.
When they are in tune with each other (and that is most of the time) her Ghost Voice fills the audience with her mood and feelings.

Failures & Embarrassments

she failed once to perform for the King. The other bard, minstrels and troubadours made her nervous with scary storys. Her fear was tangiable in her music, although she sang beautiful. The King felt it and dismissed her, to great relief of the other participants. She would later know how to control this, but thats a story for another time.

Intellectual Characteristics

She is a very smart and technological savvy girl. Her memory is excellent and she rarely forgets a tune, word of spoken thing.

Morality & Philosophy

She is honest, but not stupid and gullable. (she was once, but her travels have made her smart and streetwise. In her opinion animals are more friendly then humans. but she is aware of friendly and kind humans too.

Taboos

torturing animals. dishonesty. stealing.

Personality Characteristics

Motivation

She is motivated to sing. She feels good when she does and she loves the response from the audience when she sings.

Savvies & Ineptitudes

she is an excellent gitter player and a excellent singer. She is inept at cooking. although she exactly knows how it should be done she is not intrested and a terrible cook.

Likes & Dislikes

she like ale, fine quality clothing, good food and honesty.

Virtues & Personality perks

She always looks excellent, her memory serves her well in writing songs and recalling events. her bardic knowledge is excellent and her eliminate and deduce skills are also excellent.

Vices & Personality flaws

She has a weakness for buying fine clothing. (she buys a lot of clothing) and tells the truth a little bit too often.

Personality Quirks

she hums melodies in her sleep. very soft, but sometimes annoying for people in her vincinity. (as her vocal reach is extended)

Hygiene

She is cleaner then a high elf and smells even better.

Social

Contacts & Relations

She works for Ordaen Caerna as he is a decent and honest man.

Religious Views

She is not sure yet. She thinks about joining the Association of Travelling Bards.

Social Aptitude

She is an excellent partner to talk to, live with or work with. Just do not double cross her or attack her. of balme her of something she didnt do.

Wealth & Financial state

she has no excessive amounts of money. she invests a lot in clothing.
Cantiga 1, a medieval hymne
Gittern played by SongsFromTheOth
Alignment
Lawfull Chaotic
Current Status
Performing on the gittern , to earn coin and fame!
Current Location
Species
Age
23
Children
Gender
Female
Eyes
blue, bright, catlike
Hair
green, feisty and pointy, with two short tails.
Skin Tone/Pigmentation
light brown
Height
3 feet (94cm)
Weight
41.3kg
Quotes & Catchphrases
lets play, Luciando! Let the stars shine bright!
Known Languages
elven and (secret) high elven. deep gnomish, dwarven (a little) and human Gelt (common) and some other dialects. animalspeak.
Character Prototype
A wanderer and adventurer and Bard with latent, but very strong magical powers.

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Character Portrait image: Portrait of Titirri by Akimotos

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27 Jan, 2022 00:48

I really love that intro narrative from Ookhabru's pov, it really immerses you into the music and performance. Also great artwork! :-)

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Akimotos Elvenshoes
28 Jan, 2022 20:08

Thanks for taking the time to check out my article and comment on it!. I still need to edit some little details and add some flair and sub articles. All the art is created by me with materials from DAZ3D.

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2 Feb, 2022 15:19

It is nice to know she sings fantastically even though she does not realize it herself. That Elven elders sounds like a great person teaching her all those things.

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Akimotos Elvenshoes
4 Feb, 2022 19:30

I idnt want to make the next golden bard. Most bards are fantastic and great or memorable. Nothing wrong with that. This is a girl that might become a great bard, but so far she is just a singing girl in the inn. As outsider (the reader) it is clear that she has more then just a great voice. But she doesn't realise it. The Elven Elder felt the inside magical energy and decided to help her with that. If you ask him why... he has no clue. it felt good.

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7 Feb, 2022 19:56

Nice article! I hope the magic she sings without knowing won't bring her problems! So nice for the elf to teach her music!

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Akimotos Elvenshoes
13 Feb, 2022 22:03

Thanks Catoblepon! If she would sing in an angry state it might happen.. :-) Maybe the elf had ulterior motives to teach her. Who knows...

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8 Feb, 2022 07:04

Nice article! love how you build up her life's story with the random song heared by an elf who then teaches her.

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13 Feb, 2022 22:07

Thanks Bart! Its fun to imagine how the Elf would be surprised by her singing, being a famous singer himself. my (short) story has still a lot of space to improve.

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Amélie I. S. Debruyne
8 Feb, 2022 20:20

Nice article! I love how you start with a bit of prose, it really show what kind of person she is :D I like her relationship with the elf lord and how she came to his notice and he taught her. You don't explain why she left and how she ended up working at the tavern, and I'm curious about that :p Would the elf lord not have wanted her to stay to entertain him? And I'd think an elf would think she would never stop having things she can learn from him XD   "Monamulia works in service of an important Elven Clan leader. Most Elven who didn't want to waste their precious time or magical powers in cleaning their homes. They prefer to pretend it never gets dirty." Here it's a little confusing because you don't say it directly, but Monamulia is a cleaner for the elf lord, right? I think you can easily clarify that :p   Also, I was confused by the used of the ward "technical" in "she was considered non-magical, non-technical", but then I started writing this I think I suddenly understood, you mean part of the staff, right?

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Akimotos Elvenshoes
12 Feb, 2022 18:19

nice thanks for asking! :-) its in the details: A gnome is normally a race that loves to tinker and create technical stuff. There is not much difference between "technology" and "magic" in the sense of results when used. So when someone is not technical, he or she isn't really showing signs of technological skills to build things. The magical skills do not directly produce something like mechanical item, and therefore it looks like a different kind of thing. (based on Arthur C Clarke's “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” ) So she uses her magical skills, not knowing that she actually uses them. (mechanical plucking snares and finger picking, enhanced with magic (it might look like very skilled in voice techniques) and yes, Monamulia is a cleaner for the elf lord (i guess the elf lord will not admit he has a cleaner though, that's would also mean admitting that there is something to clean.). ;-)

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17 Feb, 2022 03:22

I am intrigued by this fascinating character and her unconscious magic! I hope you have future stories planned for her. Well done!

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2 Jun, 2022 17:13

By the Bunnies! Did my eyes decieve me? did i really miss this very pleasant surprise? yes I did... Thank you! And yes! more is planned on paper with Luciando!

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