I have decided to post character descriptions in a new category aptly titled “Character Descriptions”. These descriptions will be longer than the overviews I will present in “Characters in TSOM”. I’m going to do it this way so that “Characters in TSOM” won’t get so crowded and long that you won’t have time to read all the way through it. This way, you can read a lengthier summary of a character at your leisure if you go to the category “Character Descriptions”, whereas in “Characters in TSOM” you can find a short and simple overview of the characters.
Shrane is Terren’s father. He is only mentioned in “I Was Called” and plays no role in the book, for he was killed in battle before the beginning of the story. I will provide both a short description of his appearance and then his personality and purpose. Because Shrane is Terren’s father, I will use him to add more definition to Terren’s appearance and personality, mainly for the sake that Terren is the main character, and therefore I believe this is worthwhile.
Shrane is tall and has long legs. Terren resembles him in this way, but also in the build of Shrane’s body. As a knight, Shrane has the body of a warrior; strong arms (which would appear burlier than Terren’s), broad shoulders, and a muscular chest. His face is thin, and, unlike Terren, Shrane has a thin nose. His blue eyes are deep-set, but not as much as Terren’s, and they are smaller than his son’s. His lips are slim and long, and his brown hair is thin, as opposed to thick and luscious, reaching to just above the bottom of his neck before beginning to curl upwards. He usually wears his hair so that his forehead is revealed, whereas Terren has bangs that fall from one side of his head to the other at the part in his hair. Shrane has large hands, proportional feet, and small ears. Overall, he has the body of a capable knight and Terren looks like him especially in regard to his build.
Personality and Purpose
There is not much to say about Shrane’s personality. Like most fathers of medieval times, he tends to be rather strict and harsh, and although Terren doesn’t inherit this trait, the desire to make the moral decision is certainly a quality that both Terren and his father share. As to Shrane’s purpose, he is the father of Terren! Because of this, Shrane’s only true purpose to the story is the fact that he has aided in bringing Terren into Montairyus, and that after his death, a longing to find the Gilliks and avenge his father enters Terren.