This is a journal for the character Lei Miao-Shan from the BPAL RPG "Excolo".
A prostitute at the brothel "Follow Me, Boy", Miao lives a peaceful life in Excolo.
Claimed perfume: Red Lantern
Character name: Lei Miao-Shan (goes by Miao)
Back story: Miao does not tend to share her background with many. It is known that she became a prostitute at an early age, and that she entered into the profession willingly. She is a devoted Taoist, and adheres to the belief that part of a woman's duty is to replenish men's "Yin" through sex (prostitutes are particularly good at this, as they also have high levels of "Yang" energy from all the men they sleep with and thus can help replenish both). She also believes that part of her reason for existing is to help relieve suffering, and what better way to do it? Small shrines to ancient Chinese deities, most notably the goddesses Guan Yin, Chang'e and Meng Po, have been arranged in her personal quarters.
Miao is one of the prostitutes at Follow Me, Boy, catering to foot fetishists (see below for why) and those with a taste for the exotic. Many clients are fascinated but the dances she performs occasionally in the courtyard, after which a select gentleman from the audience (or more, if they have truly distinguished themselves) is taken as her client for the evening.
Strengths and weaknesses: Miao is unfailingly polite, adhering to strict rules of Oriental etiquette. She does not speak unless spoken to, unless she really has something to say or she is working. Few things seem to bother her or get under her skin; she's one of those people who seems eternally serene.
Perhaps her most significant "weakness" is the fact that she has undergone foot-binding. Her feet are always contained within "lotus shoes", and while she can make her way around the brothel, she needs help to get to any other areas around town. She can get short distances with the help of a cane, but otherwise she needs assistance, particularly to visit The Dormouse, the Library or Sacred Whore.
Miao is a neutral character; she never judges and never condemns. In her own life she follows the Taosit principles of peace, "non-action", emptiness (refinement), detachment, softness (or flexibility) and receptiveness. Her satisfaction in life comes from the enjoyment of her clients and the process of re-energizing them. She will readily provide drugs such as opium or tobacco if she feels it will increase her clients' pleasure. Though she doesn't go out terribly often (for obvious reasons) she enjoys visiting the Dormouse (both for the tea and to enjoy the spectacle) and the Library to study (receptiveness encompasses both the body and the mind).
Red Lantern: Part of BPAL's Lupercalia collection: A tribute to the opium den cum bawdyhouses of Shanghai in the 1930's. Golden amber, blonde tobacco, Sudanese black coconut, rich caramel, black currant, white opium and delphinium laced with a sensual blend of Asian spice.
This character owned by and entirely the creation of jasmine_koran.
Red Lantern perfume copyright and owned by Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, and may they continue to make and profit from it for many years to come.
Character represented by the exquisite Gong Li, who is owned by no one but herself.