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.
Terren is a tall man and he tends to look taller than he is because he has long legs. His hair is brown and falls to his shoulders, just starting down his back, and beginning to curl upwards at the tips. He has a broad nose that is round, as opposed to being thin or pointed. His eyes are a light blue color and they are deep-set, described as “gentle” in the opening page of “I Was Called”. He has a thin face, in contrast to round, but a square chin. He has proportional ears, large hands, and regular sized feet. Because he is a knight, his body has a very good build; broad shoulders, a defined chest, and toned arms are all traits that denote his athletic physique. Don’t think that he is a “beast” or “super buff”, however, and that even though he is tall, he could be characterized as slow because of the weight of his muscle. Instead, his height “evens out” his appearance and also the bulk of his muscle so that he can still move quickly and is not overly brawny.
Personality and Purpose
Terren’s personality is that of compassion, with touches of gentleness, but also touches of seriousness and sincerity when he is trying to make a point, usually in regards to arguing for what’s just and moral. He desires to know what’s right and what’s wrong and to make the moral decision, no matter how hard the choice. He has a good sense of humor and is emotional for being a knight, and therefore a warrior, most of whom would be jaded by the battles they have fought. When surrounded by people he knows well, he likes to joke with them and engage in silly conversations. Terren enjoys the peace and serenity of the town he rules over as lord, Thry, but is cast into a great adventure when a band of Gilliks kidnap his half-brother, Earyis. This event causes him to embark on a mission not just to save his half-brother, but to do what he can to help end the war against Kartrus, the leader of the Gilliks. He must strive to become better than who he already is and always seek the truth about how he can be the best person he can be. And once he finds the truth, he must be determined to live it, for if not, the ultimate goal of his mission, and the purpose of his life, cannot be fulfilled.