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step 1: 5 background elements
*Vivian is the only daughter of a Pharasman priestess in Karcau, and was born and raised in the temple. She lost her father at a young age (5 years old)
*Vivian, while still being young, has seen more people dying and coming to birth than most people of her age
*Vivian is nevertheless a cranky, funny girl,always ready to joke and sing. It's more than a facade: she feels it her duty to bring a smile on people's face, because they have mostly a dull and gloomy life, and then die.
*Vivian is an accomplished healer, and a practised midwife. She can be bossy in times of troubles, being used to give orders and take decisions in (litteraly) life and death situation.
*She is a kind,good natured person, and hate prejudice of all sorts: people are equal for Death. Even if she is a rogue,she doesn't care that much for money.
Step 2: set two goals
*As her mother, Vivian is protective to the poor and downtrotten in general, and to women and children in particular. She'd like to get enough money to build an place for them somewhere (orphanage, hospital...)
*Having fun! Vivian was bored from the life in the temple, but it's her childhood home too.
Step 3:Secrets and lies
*Secretly, and even if she won't admit it, Vivian would like to become even more like her mother and becoming a priest herself, to better protect and save people.(maybe dual class later on)
*Even with her talent at midwifery, Vivian couldn't save a few babies and mothers. It's a great pain for her and she has nightmares about it from time to time.
*Not really a secret, but Vivian has not much experience of the real world outside the temple and Karcau, and has never left Ustalav.She might be really curious (in a good fashioned way) about people from other places.
*(unknown to Vivian) Even if she'd like to get a family for herself in the future, Vivian is barren, and that would probably make her very sad.
Step 4: People tied to Vivian
*Her mother, Elisa Deberth, a strong willed woman, caring for the poor, Vivian's role model
*Evertan Canios, an half elf bard who was her lover in Karcau. He taught her rowdy songs, put her in minor troubles with the law. They separated amiably
*Medrain, a young prostitute Vivian befriended in Karcau, who is always broke or running from aggresive clients/ patrons
Step 5: Memories and Mannerisms
*Vivian likes colored clothes, in contrast to the dark and gloomy vestment of the church of Pharasma
*Vivian most prized possession is her symbol of Pharasma, that her mother blessed herself. She touches it when she has to take important decisions
*Vivian ties her hair most of the time, and is vigilant about her personal hygiene
*She is easily attracted to older men with facial hair (looking for her father?)