Character Interviews

Character Interview: Alleyn Everlind

Alleyn Everlind is king of Roenor and father of Detren Everlind. He’s Detren’s role model at the beginning of The Shadow Raven, and his son is a lot like him.

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Interviewer: Good morning, King Alleyn. How are you?

Alleyn: I’m well. *shakes the interviewer’s hand and sits down* How are you?

Interviewer: Doing fine. Shall we get started?

Alleyn: *nods*

Interviewer: What is your name?

Alleyn: Alleyn Detren Everlind.

Interviewer: Ah, so your son was named after you.

Alleyn: *nods* My wife loved the name and wanted to name him after me.

Interviewer: It’s an excellent name. How old are you?

Alleyn: I’m thirty-eight.

Interviewer: Do you have any siblings?

Alleyn: I have a sister, Damson.

Interviewer: Are you an introvert or an extrovert?

Alleyn: I’ve always considered myself an introvert, though most would assume I’m an extrovert. I’ve trained my self to be more extroverted so that I can more comfortably interact with the people, but I prefer the peace and quiet and smaller crowds.

Interviewer: That’s interesting. What’s your favorite food?

Alleyn: Steak.

Interviewer: And your favorite color?

Alleyn: Dark red.

Interviewer: Is there a job you’d rather have than the one you have now?

Alleyn: I don’t know. Being king is stressful, but I like having the opportunity to help each other like I do. I don’t know that there’s something I’d be excited enough to trade it for.

Interviewer: What are your hobbies?

Alleyn: I don’t have much time for hobbies. When I do have time, I tend to play the piano.

Interviewer: Which of these is most important to you: kindness, intelligence, or bravery?

Alleyn: Bravery. The others are important, but they’re slightly lower.

Interviewer: And honesty or selflessness?

Alleyn: Selflessness. Honesty is a very, very close second.

Interviewer: What is something you can never leave the house without?

Alleyn: This may sound trite, but a good attitude. I go out and interact with people. It’s hard to interact with people and leave a good impression as king with a bad attitude, and it makes both parties feel good when they’re able to be nice to each other.

Interviewer: *nods* Good advice. That was the last question. Thank you for your time.

Alleyn: You’re very welcome. *shakes the interviewer’s hand and leaves*

Character Interview: Prynn Nemea

Prynn is one of the semi-main characters of The Shadow Raven. She’s Detren‘s cousin, and she does her best to keep him steady as he becomes king.

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Interviewer: Good morning, Prynn. How are you?

Prynn: I’m doing well. *smiles* How are you?

Interviewer: I’m doing all right. Shall we begin?

Prynn: *nods*

Interviewer: What is your name?

Prynn: Prynn Cantara Nemea.

Interviewer: How old are you?

Prynn: I’m sixteen.

Interviewer: Do you have any siblings?

Prynn: No. But Detren is something like a brother.

Interviewer: What is your job?

Prynn: I don’t particularly have one. I’m the daughter of a lord and lady and the cousin of a king. There’s no special title for me, and I’m still in school. So I guess the most fitting thing to say would be that I’m a student.

Interviewer: Do you enjoy school?

Prynn: *shrugs* It’s neither enjoyable nor awful. I tend to prefer reading on my own to reading about how mountains are formed.

Interviewer: *laughs* Well, reading is always good. Are you an introvert or an extrovert?

Prynn: I’m an introvert, but I love people. I love talking to them, getting to know them, taking care of them when they need it, stuff like that.

Interviewer: What is your favorite food?

Prynn: Hmm. I like a lot of things. Freshly baked bread is always good. I also like plums.

Interviewer: And your favorite color?

Prynn: Dark purple.

Interviewer: You mentioned you like to read; what is your favorite book?

Prynn: Moon of Gold. It’s a more fantastical story set in the same world as Detren’s favorite, Soldiers of the East.

Interviewer: I’ve heard that one mentioned a lot around here. What is it about?

Prynn: It’s set in a desert with a lot of competing countries and divisions with opposing views and values. Soldiers of the East focuses on the Eilram and the Pastyna Regiment, the former of which works for a war-focused country and the latter of which works to preserve peace and justice against the Eilram’s rampages. There are others, though, that focus on other aspects of the world. Moon of Gold takes place in the theocratic country that’s at odds with the war-centered country. It’s hard to describe in short terms, but they’re really interesting.

Interviewer: They sound fascinating. They seem popular, too.

Prynn: They are fairly popular. I think it’s because the world is deep and you always feel like there’s always more to know.

Interviewer: Those are always the best worlds. I guess we should probably move on. Do you have any ideas of what job you might want to have after school?

Prynn: I’m considering becoming a healer, possibly specializing in childbirth.

Interviewer: You seem to really care about people, so I think you’d be good in that role.

Prynn: *smiles* Thank you.

Interviewer: What are your hobbies?

Prynn: Reading and piano, mostly. I also paint, on occasion, but those two are my main hobbies.

Interviewer: What traits do you look for in a potential husband?

Prynn: At the moment I don’t, but if I were looking… Someone kind and generous, a believer in Abba, and someone willing to stand up for what he believes in.

Interviewer: All good qualities. Which of these is most important to you, in general: Kindness, intelligence, or bravery?

Prynn: Bravery. All of them are excellent traits, but bravery is probably the most important.

Interviewer: And honesty or selflessness?

Prynn: That one’s a tougher choice. Probably honesty, but selflessness is a very close second.

Interviewer: What is something you can never leave the house without?

Prynn: Some sort of hairpiece. If I’m going out I don’t want my hair constantly in my face.

Interviewer: Thank you for your time. That was the last question. I enjoyed talking with you.

Prynn: You too. *smiles* Thank you for the interview. *heads out of the room*

Guest Character Interview: Cason Hendricks

Cason belongs to a friend of mine whose NaNoWriMo nickname is Cheetah, whose blog you can find here. Cason is from Cheetah’s project This is For Benji, and I’ve had the privilege of role playing with him numerous times. I hope you enjoy the interview. :)

 

Interviewer: How are you?

Cason: Excited! This is my second interview!

Interviewer: Shall we get started?

Cason: Yes please.

Interviewer: What is your name?

Cason: Cason Hendricks!

Interviewer: How old are you?

Cason: I am 15 years old.

Interviewer: Do you have any siblings?

Cason: I have an older brother named Benji!

Interviewer: What is your job?

Cason: Jobs? I don’t have a job.

Interviewer: Are you an introvert or extrovert?

Cason: I am an introvert.

Interviewer: What is your favorite food?

Cason: I really love eating cookies.

Interviewer: What is your favorite color?

Cason: Red.

Interviewer: Why?

Cason: Because it’s the color of my team!

Interviewer: Do you prefer movies or books?

Cason: I like movies. They calm me down. Plus I like horror flicks. Another reason I like the color red, actually.

Interviewer: What is your favorite movie?

Cason: Hmmm… I would have to say… The Mummy with Tom Cruise!

Interviewer: What is your favorite animal?

Cason: I like Border Collies.

Interviewer: Why?

Cason: Because I’m a Border Collie.

Interviewer: Is there a job you’d like to have?

Cason: I think I’d like to work in the fast food industry. I’d look so cool in an apron and ball cap.

Interviewer: What are your hobbies?

Cason: I like playing soccer, taking showers.

Interviewer: What traits do you look for in a potential wife?

Cason: …I don’t think I am ready to get married for about another seven years…

Interviewer: Which of these is most important to you: Kindness, intelligence, or bravery?

Cason: If I had to only choose one? Dang… Um… I think bravery. But kindness is important too.

Interviewer: And honest or selflessness?

Cason: Honesty. I think honesty is more important.

Interviewer: What is something you can never leave the house without?

Cason: My bone! I take it everywhere!

Interviewer: That’s the last question. *smiles* Thank you for your time.

Cason: It was my pleasure! Thank you for interviewing me. I like answering questions!

Character Interview: Tren Devlen

Tren is a secondary character in The Last Assassin, and the prince of Kaloris. He and Catessa become friends fairly early on in the book, and he introduces her to what turns out to be her favorite book. I hope you enjoy his interview.

 

Tren: *takes a seat across from the interviewer, looking rather tired* Hello.

Interviewer: Hello. How are you today?

Tren: I’m fine.

Interviewer: Well, let’s get started with this interview, shall we?

Tren: *nods*

Interviewer: What is your name?

Tren: Tren Devlen.

Interviewer: How old are you?

Tren: Nineteen.

Interviewer: Do you have any siblings?

Tren: A sister, Valea.

Interviewer: What is your job?

Tren: I’m the prince of Kaloris.

Interviewer: Are you an introvert or extrovert?

Tren: An introvert.

Interviewer: What is your favorite food?

Tren: I like apple pastries.

Interviewer: What is your favorite color and why?

Tren: Purple. It’s the color of the Kaloris national flag and my family crest.

Interviewer: What is your favorite book?

Tren: Paladins and Sages.

Interviewer: What is your favorite animal and why?

Tren: I like horses. They’re powerful, useful, beautiful.

Interviewer: Is there a job you’d rather have than the one you have now?

Tren: I might like to be a historian.

Interviewer: What are your hobbies?

Tren: Reading.

Interviewer: What traits do you look for in a potential wife?

Tren: Someone strong, loyal, patient, and a reader.

Interviewer: Which of these is most important to you: Kindness, intelligence, or bravery?

Tren: Intelligence. The other two are useless if you don’t have intelligence to guide their use.

Interviewer: And honesty or selflessness?

Tren: Honesty.

Interviewer: What is something you can never leave the house without?

Tren: A book.

Interviewer: That’s the last question. Thank you very much for your time.

Tren: *nods and leaves*

Character Interview: Cor Claris

If Tiberius is my favorite character from The Last Assassin, Cor is a close second. He’s basically Catessa’s nephew, and he’s so sweet and wise. ^-^ I think my favorite line of his is:

We can’t just leave them! They’re our family, not some casual friends we can leave when the going gets tough. You should never leave just because the going gets tough. When you become friends with someone it’s a promise that you’ll stick by them through thick and thin. How much more so when you make yourselves family?

He’s extremely wise for his age and he’s adorable and I just want to hug him every time he comes into the story. But anyway, on to his interview.

 

Cor: *comes in and takes a seat across from the interviewer, his feet dangling above the floor* Hello. *smiles*

Interviewer: *returns the smile* Hello there. How are you?

Cor: I’m good. How are you?

Interviewer: I’m doing well. Should we start?

Cor: *nods*

Interviewer: What is your name?

Cor: Cor Maenon Claris.

Interviewer: How old are you?

Cor: Nine.

Interviewer: Do you have any siblings?

Cor: I have a little sister named Lily. She’s two. *grins*

Interviewer: Are you excited to have a little sister?

Cor: *nods, still grinning* Absolutely! I’ve always wanted a younger sibling.

Interviewer: *can’t help but grin* That’s cool. I don’t have any siblings.

Cor: That’s cool, too. It’s quieter that way.

Interviewer: *laughs* I”m sure it is. I’m going to ask you the next question, but I think I probably already know the answer. Are you an introvert or an extrovert?

Cor: Extrovert. I love people. *grins*

Interviewer: I have a feeling you’ll like this one. What is your favorite food?

Cor: Druan’s cinnamon rolls! I miss those.

Interviewer: Who’s Druan?

Cor: My grandfather, basically. He’s actually my great-uncle, but grandfather is easier and my real grandfather – my dad’s dad – died before my mom was born. I’ve never met my mom’s parents.

Interviewer: Mm. Do you know your real grandfather’s name?

Cor: I think it was Kane. And my mom’s parents are Maenon and Rielle. Lily and I were both named after them. My middle name and hers. We might be meeting them soon.

Interviewer: That would be nice.

Cor: *nods*

Interviewer: *after a pause* What’s your favorite color?

Cor: Blue. The color of the ocean.

Interviewer: Why the ocean?

Cor: My dad’s a merchant, so he sails a lot and I tend to go with him. I’m almost more comfortable on the sea than on land. *laughs*

Interviewer: Do you have a favorite book?

Cor: Soldiers of the East. My mom used to read it to me when I was little, and then I read it to myself once I could.

Interviewer: What’s your favorite animal?

Cor: I really like dogs. I wish I could convince Mom and Dad to let me get one. Or if you want a fake one, the Caeceus from Soldiers of the East. I’d love to be one of the soldiers of the Pastyna Regiment riding the Caeceus valiantly into battle. *grins*

Interviewer: That certainly sounds exciting. Do you have a favorite character?

Cor: Seeker Kassis. He’s good at helping people without getting caught by the Eilram.

Interviewer: *doesn’t have any more idea than you or me what Cor is talking about* *nods* He sounds like a pretty cool guy. Besides reading, do you have any hobbies?

Cor: Fishing, climbing things, scaring my mom, playing with Lily, stuff like that.

Interviewer: Which of these do you think is most important: Kindness, intelligence, or bravery?

Cor: Kindness. But all of them are important.

Interviewer: What about these two: Honesty or selflessness?

Cor: Both.

Interviewer: Is there something you can’t leave the house – or ship – without?

Cor: *thinks for a minute, his green eyes focusing on the ceiling* Not really. I mean, clothes, but…

Interviewer: *laughs* Thank you, Cor. That’s the last question.

Cor: *grins and hops off the chair, heading out of the room*

 

Well that was the most fun character interview I’ve written yet. I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. :)

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