I’m a ‘Know it when I see it’ kind of person. I’d already thought about just dumping everything on you and having you return any personal effects, but I wouldn’t be able to describe them and anything can qualify depending on the circumstances of its origin. I don’t think anything of value to me is worth any significant amount of isk, though, so it won’t affect much if I keep it.
It has been a very long time, but I think the origin of the name ‘Qia’ was in the MMO Final Fantasy XI. I needed a character name, and the shorter the better. I wanted something that was original. Since all of Japan had a head start by the time the game was released in the US, it was not easy. After I created my character, I found out that I coincidentally strongly resembled an NPC who could be found pacing on a bridge in Windurst named ‘Pia’ in both name and appearance. So much for being original.
The last name came later. Qia Kare is the name of a D&D character created for 3rd edition. As a bit of Trivia, my original character portrait had red hair, but when we got the character creation revamp I changed it to black to more resemble my own hair color. The original red matched the character I played. Players can’t normally do this in D&D, but I was allowed to create my own class with abilities that I specified. Qia’s class was called ‘The Blessed’ and contained no offensive or combat abilities at all. All her skills and powers were for buffing other players. She became the defacto leader, which I was unhappy with, because she was the equivalent of 14 or so in Elven age. I guess I should have expected it, though, since I am the only person at the table everyone trusts to be completely fair to everyone else.
I pronounce ‘Qia’ like the car brand, ‘Kia’. As you can probably imagine, some lulz were had at the table at my expense. My current vehicle is a Kia, so the coincidence has been hard to forget. I didn’t know at the time of naming my Eve character that ‘carebear’ was going to be an insult, or I might have chosen an alternate surname, but I pronounce ‘Kare’ just like that.
In Eve, like my D&D character, all I really did was provide support. I was not originally interested in playing this game, but the people I played D&D with were, and they wanted to start a corporation together. Problem was, they didn’t want to waste time training the corporation skills, they all wanted to be of different races which raised the skill requirements (mixed race corporations required a skill to allow a percentage of members to be a different race at the time), and of course they needed someone to be CEO who wouldn’t screw them over. I was the sucker hired for the job. Ironically, I am the last one standing of the original crew. I don’t think they even made it a year in.
I would not save back any money for me. Assuming I did start having second thoughts, that I didn’t have isk would not be a deterrent. I don’t actually mind working my way back up with a Velator, if that’s all I can afford to fly. You being you, though, I know you’ll do what you want no matter what I say.