Lapaki Tribe Princess
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❝ See the beauty in the world around you. ❞
■ FULL NAME... Kalani Lokeno
■ SPECIES... Hybrid (Rabbit)
■ AGE & DATE OF BIRTH... 22 - October 15th [ μ ] – εуλ 1982
■ BLOOD TYPE... Unknown
■ EYE COLOR... Lavender
■ HAIR COLOR... Sunbleached (Black to Light Brown)
■ HEIGHT... 5'2"
■ WEIGHT... 140 lbs.
■ FACTION... None
■ OCCUPATION... Entertainer/Firedancer; Chieftan's Daughter
■ PLACE OF BIRTH... Sapphire Isle
■ RELATIONSHIP STATUS... Bound to Izuna Amamiya
■ EDUCATION... Practical/Missionary Education
■ KNOWN RELATIVES... The Lapaki Tribe
■ ELEMENTAL AFFINITY... Fire
■ SUMMON AFFINITY... None
Being the primary ambassador between her tribe and the tourists that regularly visit the Isle, Kalani is exceptionally friendly with everyone she has ever met. With those she considers to be friends, however, some have noted that the islander is exceptionally affectionate--perhaps to an awkward degree in most circumstances.
Kalani Lokeno is the youngest child and only daughter of the Lapaki Tribe's chieftan, a small group of serpent-worshipping lapine hybrids located in the isolated Sapphire Isle region near Costa del Sol. Her life has been happy and carefree since childhood, as the tribe managed to maintain a fair bit of distance from outside influence, particularly that of the seedy proprietor of the largest island nearest the tribe's home isle, Don Corneo.
As Kalani grew, her interest in the vacationer's isle would as well, prompting her to begin visiting during various events held on behalf of ShinRa. Through this means, Kalani familiarized herself not only with the language of the travelers, but their culture as well. Positively smitten with the people she met, Kalani became something of an ambassador of her home isle, providing entertainment for the tourists in the form of dance and ancient incantations.
During summer of 0003, Kalani met a number of notable ShinRa figures that captured her attention. While keeping contact with some by letter, and subsequently losing contact with others as the seasons changed, Kalani made the decision to leave home for a tentative visit to the mainland, intent on experiencing Midgar for the first time.
Foray into Midgar
While staying with a few well-met companions from the last ShinRa vacation, Kalani was finally afforded the opportunity to explore Midgar on her own. Positively fascinated by the structure and speed at which the city bustled along, the young islander found herself frequently delightfully disoriented by the chaos around her. One such instance brought her to find a moment of respite within the 5-11 convenience store, transfixed by the vibrant packaging around what had been rather rare treats for the native.
During her distracted browsing, Kalani rather unexpectedly found herself face-first in the back of none other than Izuna Amamiya, a dear friend and fellow tribal native whose kinship with her had resounded in her mind long after his departure from the Isle. With the pair positively elated to encounter one another again with such utter surprise, they explored the city together for the evening, steadily rekindling their fondness for one another. With familiar faces and hopeful prospects lining up for the young islander, she found herself at a crossroads between home and a new life on the mainland.
However, only days after her arrival, Kalani was to receive an urgent message from Sapphire Isle. Her mother, who had long since been battling terminal illness, had begun taking a turn for the worse. Mortified by the prospect of her mother's passing without her presence and support, Kalani made the heartbreaking decision to end her Midgar vacation far earlier than expected. Her goodbye to her Cosmo native companion left her in tears, as the pair were forced to part ways once again, uncertain as to what fate would have in store for their futures. Prior to her departure, Kalani impressed upon Jade Lycanthyr to deliver a gift to Izuna--a vibrantly iridescent, serpentine dragon pendant, intricately carved out of fire opal. The Guardian Totem, as it is known to her tribe, was believed to protect its wearer from harm. The gift was delivered, citing that Kalani no longer needed it, as she had found herself a new guardian.
O P I N I O N S / I M P R E S S I O N S
► Write your impression here.
► Kalani's Theme
. . . Ocean Floor Kisses
by Galimatias 
► Sapphire Isle
. . . Chillaxin' by the Sea
by Gramatik 
► Ancient Incantations
. . . The Cell
by Howard Shore 
► Fresh Memory
. . . Blue Dream
by Jhene Aiko 
We were coastin' on the coast when you opened my eyes. Made me notice where the ocean was holding the sky, right. I was blinded, your smile shining behind those eyes. The horizon so enticing, please, say you'll be mine.
. . . Long Time No See
by Ta-Ku feat. Atu 
► Exploring Midgar
. . . To Follow
by Gramatik 
. . . Butterfly
by Bassnectar feat. Mimi Page 
. . . Spacedrum
by Yuki Koshimoto 
► Tribal Kin
. . . Rather Be
by Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne 
We're a thousand miles from comfort. We have traveled land and sea, but as long as you are with me, there's no place I'd rather be.
. . . Somnia Memorias
by Parasite Eve OST 
Oh, it feels like I've been on a long journey. Feels like I've waited all this time for that one moment. Was it God's will or was it my own will? I swear I heard a voice telling me: Awake... awake... Among the waves, I can bring back memories.
► The Ambassador
. . . I'm a Stranger in This World
by Azam Ali 
S K I L L S / H O B B I E S
► Incantations [Fire-dancing]: As appeasement for sea serpents native to the area, the Lapaki tribe has regularly practiced fiery incantations on the shoreline for many generations.
► Linguist: Costan, Common, and Lapakii (her native language) are her most proficient languages, given her contact with tourists since a young age. She has dabbled in Wutaian, but very rarely has she had an opportunity to use it.
P O S S E S S I O N S
: A materia that Kalani has owned and subsequently honed since she was a young girl, used primarily for her incantations. She has never had a reason to use it for any other purpose.
Midgar Issued ID
: She has no idea what it is even for, but apparently she's supposed to have it!
F R I E N D S
N E U T R A L S
- Gaius Valkyr - I hope the world is treating you better than it was when we last crossed paths.
E N E M I E S