Thieves & Kings
Hime Ameiko Kaijitsu
Ameiko is a beautiful but somewhat irreverent woman of Melurian descent who travels the roads and taverns of the borderlands, making her way freely in the world. Ameiko may be from among the nobility, but she’s never really cared for the aristocracy; she’s always had an urge to explore, and loves hearing stories of adventures and daring deeds.
Although she has a lot of friends and admirers in earned through her travels, Ameiko has never accepted anyone as anything more than a friend; she dodges personal questions and diplomatically avoids proposals of romance, much to the frustration of several eager suitors across the forests of the Forest Kingdom. She’s a talented singer and shamisen player, and if Ameiko wanted to, she could certainly lead a comfortable life in any thespian’s guild hall, or noble’s household as a performer.
Ameiko has never openly discussed her past, though she willingly admits her family has since died, and that she is alone in the world. Her sometime title of “Hime” hints at her noble origins, as it is the Melurian version of the title “Lady”. The story of how she traveled across Lythia, through the wild plains and deserts of the central continent, through the border kingdoms of western Lythia to arrive on these shores is certainly a tale of some length, and she hints at many of her experiences through tales from lost cities and foreign cultures enough to sate the appetite of the most jaded skald.
In her time in Argoth, she has traveled north to look at the Hordelands, visited the town of Freeport, and claims to have seen the edge of the Shatter and the Great Wall that protects the dwarven Kingdom of Azadmere. For the last year, she has traveled along the forest paths of Shem, never staying in one place for too long, and learning much about the people and tales of the lands adventurers call home. She shows no signs of settling down.
The adventurers encountered her in the Jack a’ Napes tavern room in Hexwater at the beginning of Savor, TR 1049, and she assisted in their being able to leave town, before claiming she intended to travel south to Mornhaven. She definitively intended to separate herself from the adventurers and their penchant for trouble. At least for now.