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Name: Jenna Rising
Age: 18
Sex: Female
Archetype: hippie
Location: Around Mama Sousa's
Affiliations: None
Disposition: Aspiring

Character Background and Description
A poor, sick, struggling, yet optimistic young adult living in the poorest district, Jenna keeps a smile on her face at all times, no matter the problem. Her parents have the same attitude, and always keep a positive face towards the winds of poverty, disease, famine, and other issues that seem to continually bring them down. Very strong believers in the power of natural medicine, her parents swear by the healing effects of Mama Sousa’s home remedies, and can often be found smoking behind her house, although what they’re smoking isn’t always clear. Somehow her parents have stayed very healthy despite a lack of medicine. Jenna tries her best to believe in her parents ideas, but has recently started sneaking off to find real medicine for her disease. It’s rough going - at times she can barely stand let alone sneak out of their hovel to look for real medicine. Her positive attitude is contagious, and she’s made friends with the locals who do their best to help her when they can. They’re understanding of her situation, and have snuck her some real medicine from time to time to help her get better. She spends a lot of time trying to make friends with the animals crawling around her living area, namely rats and the occasional trash panda. She’s managed to find a cat that she’s affectionately named “Cure,” so that she can tell people she’s looking for a cure when she doesn’t know where he is. He’s not a permanent fixture in her life, but always seems to show up when she needs him the most.
Jenna can’t really hold a steady job, because of her health, and so she lives mostly off of her parents like she has her whole life. She doesn’t like this, and wants to do more for herself, so she’s started tending for a small garden around her house. It’s slow going, because of the lack of seeds, water, and fertile soil, but between her animal friends manure and her persistence some progress has been made.
Jenna is of average height, around 5' 6", and 90 pounds soaking wet. She has straw blonde hair, and muddy brown eyes that somehow maintain a sparkle through years of disease related scars and discolorations around her whole body.