- Mariko "Lady-Tsubaki" Hannya
- 107 lbs
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- Edo, Japan
- Mariko seems ageless - and maybe she is - as her porcelain complexion and perfect visage seems to radiate some otherworldly beauty. She usually wears makeup to accentuate her almond-shaped eyes, which are as red as ashoka flowers, and petite mouth. She keeps her long silky black hair tied in an elegant bun, usually adorned with a floral kanzashi or elaborate hair pins. She's not very tall - following Japanese standards - slim with a small bust, though it removes nothing from her grace and charms. She's often wearing a kimono or chinese hanfu, or very feminine clothings. Anyone close enough can also smell the sweet fragrance of Jasmine.
- Mariko has been trained in the way of the courtesan many decades - if not centuries - ago and it has become part of who she is. Always polite and pleasant, yet never obtrusive. She has a soft, singing voice and never seem to lose her cool. Even if forced to battle - because she does know the art of war - she seems to keep afloat of the turmoil, her stance elegant and swift and her expression revealing nothing but grace and calm, if not for her eerily red eyes that brings to mind the fires of Hell.
- OOC note
Mariko is meant to be a npc. You may see her wandering around once in a while but, if you see her in the field, assume I'm just lving her for fun. If you need her for her skills or services, and need her to be played or for a Gdoc RP, just poke me and we'll arrange something (may depends on timezones and all but I'll do my best!) If you want to just mention her or even use her establishment The Camellia in rp, feel free to do so. The Camellia doesn't have a fixed address oocly, it's 'somewhere in Takayama' and there is a magical barrier around it making people who pass by just 'not really notice' it's there. (Think Yoko's house in xxxHolic by Clamp) Secret Worlders who are especially looking for it though can see it. You can make up npc working there all you like, the place is rather big.
It's a high class establishment; there is no 'hookers' there that you pay for a quick thing. Usually clients reserve for a few hours if not a whole night for entertainment of all sorts. It's always done with taste and respect and the courtesans even have the last say if they wish to blacklist a client and not see him/her again. Some courtesans even offer private classes in dance, singing, painting, playing an instrument or even tea or sake degustations. While there is no restaurant there, one can order fine cuisine that is served directly in the courtesan's room.
Inspirational images of the Camellia can be found here.