If I can win over the coarse and violent, I can win over anyone.
Social Rank: 7
Concept: Ravashari Dancer
Religion: Ravashari Pagan
Hair Color: inky black
Eye Color: gold flecked green
Skintone: dusky tan
Description: With dusky skin and lithe feline grace, Yasmine exudes a glorious exotic beauty that both entices the senses, and marks her, undeniably, as a Prodigal. Her deep green eyes, flecked with gold, dazzle anyone she dares turn her vibrant smile upon. Lushly curvaceous, she moves with light motions, allowing just enough sway in her hips to enhance her natural grace, without being coy and doxy. Her emotions reflect in her expressions, and the melody of her voice, lending intensity to any performance she may give, on or off the stage. Her hair hangs in blue-black waves, framing her face and shoulders with elegant delight. A woman of confidence just short of brazen gregariousness, Yasmine's attractiveness rarely causes jealousy, only a desire to know her more.
Personality: Intelligent and confident, Yasmine hasn't lived the easiest life, but uses her experiences to make herself happy. She does what she needs to do, and finds the good in most situations. She loves to perform, to act, to lose herself in a part she plays, whether she mimics the most successful courtesans, or a wicked brigand in a show. She has a sense of loyalty about her that never waivers, proud of her family and her people, even though most of Arx may ostracize her for her origins. She is not blind to the drawbacks of her people, but she also takes note of the shortcomings of the others around her. But, like her own life, she tries to find the good in people. It's always useful, whether it makes her more money by her performance pleasing them, or getting out of a bad situation by knowing the people around her, and their motivations.
Background: Members of the Abandoned tribes who return to civilized society are treated as the lowest of the low throughout the Compact, the so-called 'Prodigals' facing constant discrimation from noble and commoner alike. But Yasmine knows that even among the prodigals, the Ravashari are singled out for distrust and are on the receiving end of the bitter contempt that even the lowest of society reserve for those less than they. Being born and raised among the Ravashari, the nomadic ethnic group of prodigals who are tolerated at best in the Compact, was difficult for Yasmine but she never expected otherwise. She's defensively proud of her roots, even if she privately admits there might be more truth than she cares for among the common stereotypes of her people as scoundrels, swindlers and thieves. Not, she'd hasten to add, that it is unexpected when desperate people are forced to do whatever is necessary to survive. Yasmine knows a little something about survival herself, after all. As a child, she was forced to be a pickpocket in the Lower Boroughs in order to make certain her small Ravashari family didn't starve, discovering she had a positive talent for talking her way out of dangerous situations. As a young woman, that talent became a penchant for trickery that allowed her family to do better than survive, and now as an adult she is a talented entertainer using her gifts for song and dance to live in something approaching relative comfort in the Lower Boroughs. While she might dream of the pampered lives of the courtesans to nobility, Yasmine knows she's still a tremendous success on her own terms.