Hair: Black (Ameiko often dyes part of it white, purple or blue)
Ameiko is a beautiful but somewhat irreverent woman of Tian descent who runs Sandpoint’s Rusty Dragon tavern and happens to be a member of one of Sandpoint’s founding families. Her parents and older siblings have met unfortunate ends over the past several years, leaving the young woman as the sole remaining Kaijitsu in town.
Ameiko may be among the town’s 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. She even spent a year or so as an adventurer herself, along with her friend Sandru Vhiski. Her short adventuring career earned her enough money to buy the Rusty Dragon outright, and she now serves as its sole proprietor in her “retirement.” You get the feeling, though, that abandoning the adventuring life wasn’t entirely her choice—certainly she doesn’t talk much about what happened
on her last adventure, or what happened to the others in her group.
And although she has a lot of friends and admirers in town, 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 here in Sandpoint.
She’s a talented singer and samisen player, and if she wanted to, Ameiko could certainly lead a comfortable life here in Sandpoint. You know her fairly well, however, well enough to know that she is growing increasingly bored and impatient with having nothing more to look forward to than a “safe life” in a “safe town.” If the chance to go on an epic voyage or other grand adventure ever presents itself, you’re convinced that Ameiko would sell the Rusty Dragon and set out once more to seek her fortune in a heartbeat.
Preferred Gifts: Exotic or beautiful works of art.
Hated Insults: Misogyny
Smile and Nod
Shalelu: Ameiko has never lacked for friends, her bright and warm personality mixed with her exotic looks made her one of the most popular people in town. But her closest friend is also the most unlikely. The two met when Shalelu would come to town to visit her sister at the Kaijitsu compound. Unlike many of the people around her, Shalelu did not give false pretensions or praise. However, Ameiko felt that the elven woman always looked as little distant and sad and so she went out of her way to make her feel welcomed in Sandpoint. This grew into a mutual friendship and eventually the two came quite close.
Sandru – Sandru and Ameiko have a complicated past. They were known to adventure together for a short time but it seemed to end in tragedy. Of their friends in the party, only Ameiko and Shandru returned home, neither ever speaking about what had happened. Almost immediately, Shandru up and left Sandpoint without a word leaving the distraught Ameiko alone. Shandru returned a couple of years later and the two have re-kindled their friendship but they still have awkward silences and still not mention their past endeavours.
Koya – Koya is a bit of a mother to everyone in town and Ameiko is no exception. Koya usually accompanies her adopted son, Sandru, on his caravan trade routes and so has spent some time with the young Tian. Ameiko enjoys Koya’s eccentric ways and the tales she tells and she often brings food from the tavern to Koya’s house when Sandru is away.