A Light in the Dark
Ameiko Kaijitsu is best known in the coastal town of Sandpoint as the proprietor of the Rusty Dragon, the most popular tavern in town. A member of the town’s small aristocracy, she is the eldest daughter of Lonjiku Kaijitsu and Atsuii Kaijitsu, and half-sister of both Amaya and Tsuto Kaijitsu (who are unrelated).
Ameiko has artfully dodged several advances from potential suitors, which is the genesis of a rumor that she has a secret lover. She also isn’t afraid to use what magic she has at her disposal around her establishment. She has been known to use spells like unseen servant, charm person, and cure light wounds to keep her place running at tip-top shape.
When her younger brother’s questionable birth caused his ostracism from the family, Ameiko was the only person who visited him in the Turandarok Academy. Tsuto’s influence on Ameiko was notable, despite his near total absence from her everyday life, and an argument between the two siblings, during which he struck her, prompted her abandonment of Sandpoint for a year of adventuring. Ameiko returned to Sandpoint for her mother’s funeral, and partook in another heated argument with her brother over his overstated opinion that their father had pushed Atsuii to her “accidental” death. It was not long after this dispute that Ameiko turned her back on her family and began her career as a tavern owner. She doesn’t stay in her ancestral house, Kaijitsu Manor, leaving it to her father, Lonjiku Kaijitsu, to live in with his servants.