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.
In the post “Meet Curser”, I say that Curser was my favorite character in TSOM until I was about eleven. Why did my love for Curser suddenly become superseded? Because of Erock. Immediately as I began forging a background story for Erock, I began to focus a lot of my time on developing his character. The results of my imagination in creating Erock did not go without success. In fact, I believe that, next to Terren, he should be everyone’s second favorite character. Interestingly enough, I initially developed Erock and Curser more than I developed Terren, but it should be known that despite my previous fascination in Erock and Curser, Terren is—and most likely will always be—my favorite character in TSOM. As the main character, I believe Terren deserves that.
Right, let’s meet Erock!
You may notice that in my page “Characters in TSOM” Erock is the only male character described as “attractive”. All elves are essentially more attractive than humans in my book, but out of the elves in Terren’s company, I would say that Erock is the only one that could be considered as…well, “sexy”. Erock is taller than most men, with a body that’s toned and strong. His veins are visible on his arms and hands. However, don’t be fooled; Erock could never be described as “bulky”. Erock is not “big”, and his shoulders aren’t necessarily broad. Rather, he is an immensely lithe and agile person. His body is thin and light, but well defined and powerful. To say the least, Erock is all muscle and bone; there isn’t an ounce of fat on him (okay, that’s obviously an exaggeration).
His skin color is tan and flawless. As to the shape of his face, it’s in the middle between round and thin. He has a round, normal sized nose, full but not fat lips, and his ears are slightly large (remember, he is an elf). His eyes are large and round; they are a sky-blue color, and his gaze is always attentive, such that, in whatever he’s doing, you can tell he’s paying attention and focused on what he’s doing, whether he’s scouring a forest for enemies or listening to a friend detailing a problem he or she is having. Regarding his hair, it’s curly, and falls just below his shoulders. The color is what we would call “dirty-blonde”, but it is described in the book as “golden”. His hands are large, and his feet are slightly large too. Overall, Erock is built for both power and speed, and could be considered as the most attractive male character in TSOM.
Personality and Purpose
Erock could be described as, in short, a goof. He is the wittiest of the group; he makes the most jokes, sarcastic comments, and probably laughs the most (sometimes at inappropriate times). But don’t think that he can’t be serious when a situation requires it. Erock makes sure that evil stays in its place—that is, completely out of the world. He doesn’t tolerate injustice, and has no problem stepping up and protecting those who are being oppressed. He himself is a seriously moral person, and fights to remain so. As to his purpose, Erock is an elite warrior of Terren’s company. That being said, he provides noteworthy aid to the group when they encounter any types of foes. Usually, Erock is the one who valiantly battles with the most powerful Gilliks that Kartrus sends after Terren and his followers. Without Erock’s bravery and skill, it is very possible that Terren’s quest would be utterly futile. And that is why Erock is so important; without his proficiency and protection, Terren and his company would not possess the strength they need to combat the forces of Kartrus, which are too powerful for any mere warriors to contend against.