This might be a shorter post today, but seeing it’s Friday and many of my posts for Blaugust have been long, I think I can take a little break. Sebastian is one of the few characters whom I did not create to be part of the Spot of Mummery story line – though I’d like to fit him in the story some day if I can.
Back in December of 2019, I lost my beloved flame point cat, Sebastian. His death came sudden and it hit me hard. It didn’t help that it was a couple days before Christmas, either.
One of the ways I dealt with this loss was by rolling the closest thing to a flame point Hrothgar as I could in FFXIV and naming him after my cat. Naturally, “Sebastian” is a given first name, and my cat’s nickname was “Kita.” So I added on the -sch of the Hrothgar naming convention to get “Kitasch”.
My goal was to create a Hrothgar with the personality of my cat – a chill, friendly and caring sort. I set out to make him a fisher and a cook – two things that my cat would have loved.
When it came to deciding on a main job, I was at a bit of a loss. Honestly, a healer might have suited his personality best, but I prefer to DPS. So I asked Syn what job I should make him. She suggested Dancer – because my cat had always been so playful.
Hrothgar and Dancer don’t usually mesh in my mind. But her logic was sound. So Dancer he became.
I’m currently leveling Sebastian’s Dancer to 70 where he can start his Shadowbringers adventures in earnest. He remains dancing through FFXIV in the memory of my old friend.