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RepCity: Fen Li by StringlessKite RepCity: Fen Li by StringlessKite
I've been fired up to join RepCity ever since I saw their last admission period ended right before I found the group... :iconrepubliccity:

Name: Fen Li

Age: 19

Nationality: Fire Nation, however she spent most of her life in the Earth Nation.

Affinity: Air (Free Bird). Deep inside she has a blazing volcano of Fire.

Job: Gambler (Plays Pai Sho for money).

Skills/Characteristics:
+ Wits - from very early on in her life Fen played Pai Sho with her grandparents, their friends and whoever else would spare her some time. Her strategy and planning skills (not only in the game) are therefore superb.
+ Runaway - as a quite aware person in a dodgy business, Fen Li always knows when to exit the stage and what is the shortest and safest route to do so.
+/- Her Firebending is rather weak due to lack of motivation and training, in critical moments, however, she can make it work.
- Can't swim (goes to the bottom like a rock)
- Materially unstable

Personality: A free bird, not quite thinking about tomorrow or anywhere further than today's dinner. As she was banned from firebending at a young age, her "spark" was taken away, leading to the hedonistic/nihilistic laziness. She only shows motivation when a game of Pai Sho is on, she is as fierce as ever. Lacks an overall drive in her life, but nevertheless she is happy, distanced and surprisingly nostalgic. A nice and kind, but not necessary altruistic martyr type. Deep inside she is a fighter, a berserker of flames, only that side of her has never been drawn out.

RP sample: The bar was a dingy place, frequented by characters you wouldn't want to meet on an empty street at night. The smell of alcohol and sweat mixed much to the dismay of a young girl sitting at a table, ignoring the thugs surrounding her. Her opponent, an older guy evidently losing that game of Pai Sho, was nervously tapping his fingers on the table. The bulb above them was flickering, annoying the girl greatly, but what was even worse - two hoodlums looking for some entertainment were approaching their table.
'How about we play after I'm done with that Cheng?' Asked Fen Li with a smile, pointing at the distressed man, who kept glancing at the board and the ruffians, sweating like a pig.
'Beat it, grandpa!' Cheng was thrown off his chair and ran away, leaving the unfinished game behind him. The spot was taken by one of the younger guys, while the other was standing behind Fen Li's chair. The girl started collecting the tiles, scattered during the last match.
'Listen, cutie' Started the smug one, who was sitting in front of her 'We've watched you scam several guys tonight and we know you've made quite some money...'
'So you DO wanna play, let me guess, double stakes?' Fen Li was smiling like a receptionist, waiting for the manager to deal with a troublesome guest.
'Aren't you a joker' Asked the guy behind her and kicked her chair, almost making Fen fall.
'Be nice to the girl' Said the smug one, drawing his pocket knife and playing with it. 'As for you, my lady, excuse my friend, he is not the most talkative one...' The blade was now pointing at Fen Li. 'Give us the money and nobody will be harmed.'
The atmosphere was heavy, other guests in the bar were observing carefully, yet nobody cared to help a lady in distress. Fen Li herself looked as if she was talking to a friend at a picnic. She didn't take a single look at the knife either. What for? She knew it was a sharp, deadly weapon anyways. Instead, she put all of her pawns into a small pouch. The puch then safely went into her pocket and she was good to go.
'My, aren't you two quite the retards?' She asked politely and before the thugs had the time to even take offense, she pointed a small flame from the tip of her fingers to the bulb. The tiny explosion of sparks startled the whole pub and almost immediately the light went off. Without a sound, Fen Li found her way to the exit, crawling under the tables and into the wet, windy night.
'I wonder if what I got tonight will be enough to pay the rent...'

Additional Info/Short history: Fen Li was brought up in a small village in earth nation by her non-bending grandparents after her mother died in a landslide. She was firebending since an early age but due to lack of teachers her bending was chaotic and dangerous to the environment and herself. Discouraged from Firebending, Fen Li was taught how to play Pai Sho instead and almost instantly poured all her heart into that game. When she was old enough she left her grandparents and came to live in Republic City, which for the shortest while, sounded so exciting.
Owns a set of Pai Sho with carved tiles, which when heated up (with a bit of firebending) change their symbols - frequently used for cheating.
*As an alternative I could see Fen Li being a Non-bender or a Waterbender, but I would have to make some adjustments for that. Hope I get to keep firebending tho.*
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CatAnnabelle Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh she's so pretty, and she's smart too~
I love her already :3
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StringlessKite Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hah thanks ^^
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yournamehere8888 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013   Writer

Wah, the drawing is very well made, great shading and as for the clever persona, I think it's very good, lots of potential.

It's good to have you in the group.

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StringlessKite Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot ^^ I enjoy having chars with the sort of "undefined future" and even though I planned some favourable path for her I would enjoy to see how Fen Li is shaped by the people she meets. The drawing is unfortunately quite distorted by the scanner/my poor pic enhancing skills and looks much better irl, but you'll have to trust me on that one. More pics to come btw ^^
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yournamehere8888 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013   Writer
I'll look forward to them and the shape she takes in the end. Maybe we could RP to it if you want.
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StringlessKite Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Once I'm back from my vacation maybe ^^
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yournamehere8888 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013   Writer

Hey you are back. Welcome.

CAre to start that RP?

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StringlessKite Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Doubt it, I'm leaving on Monday again ^^"
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yournamehere8888 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013   Writer

Oh such a pity.

Note me if you come back.

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yournamehere8888 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013   Writer
I'll be waiting.
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LolliDragon Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
She's really pretty! 
I love her design! I hope we can rp sometime <3
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StringlessKite Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot :D I'll upload the previous/alternative design sometime soon too :) I'll be very happy to RP with you! Two scammers, that's gonna be nice :D
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LolliDragon Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Can I send you a note, if you don't mind?
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StringlessKite Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not at all :D
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LolliDragon Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Sent! :D 
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