Character Descriptions

Meet Terren

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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.


 

Appearance

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.

Aul

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Meet Erock

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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!

Appearance

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.


 

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Meet Curser

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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.

 


 

Curser was literally my all-time favorite character from the time I was seven to when I was about eleven.  He was the second character I created, and without him I doubt my book would be the same.  Curser, you could say, came from the Stone Age of the TSOM timeline!

Appearance

We first meet Curser in the second chapter of “I Was Called” (you can read this chapter at “Sneak Peek at ‘I Was Called’!”).  He is described as looking very suspicious; dark armor, a black cloak—and everything about his attire looks “strange”.  Terren immediately regards him with caution.  I used to love Curser’s armor, and especially his helmet (which, I have been told, looks rather like a cat).  But what does he look like when he is not coated in armor?  Curser is described as handsome in Characters in TSOM.  He has broad cheek-bones, but a thin face.  His eyes are blue and serious; not grumpy or angry, but serious as opposed to witty and jovial.  They are keen and watchful, endeavoring to detect danger wherever it appears.  His hair, quite interestingly, is cherry red, like Ambriea’s, and it falls on either side of his forehead, but not in the middle.  In other words, he doesn’t have bangs.  It is wavy, and looks naturally layered, falling down a couple inches below his neck.  His ears are slightly large (for an elf), but the emphasis would be on “slightly”, not “large”.  His nose is a mixture between round and pointy, and his lips are full.  His hands and feet are regular sized.  He is tall and has a thinner build than the average knight.  Nonetheless, he is still very strong, and it is only because he is an elf that his body appears weaker than it really is.  Overall, Curser is very handsome, and his body reflects his experience as a skilled warrior.

 

Personality and Purpose

You can tell a lot about Curser by the way his eyes look, the way he carries himself, and the way he talks (I suppose you could do that with a lot of people…).  His eyes, like I said are serious, and they seem to always be searching for danger.  They make him appear as if he is regarding others with suspicion…and he often does.  This is because a large part of Curser’s personality is centered on protecting Ambriea.  They are not in love, and while I don’t want to reveal too much, I will say that they go way back, and Curser feels very obligated to protect her for a certain reason.  Although his desire to protect  Ambriea doesn’t govern the majority of his actions all the time, it has shaped his personality in a number of ways.  For example, he is usually on the side of caution.  As the group travels towards Gillik in “I Was Called”, he likes to avoid other travelers.  He also isn’t a person who likes to joke a lot; he can have fun, but only when the rest of the group is enjoying themselves.  He possesses a sense of leadership, not because he is a leader, but because he believes he has the ability to lead others in a good, proper way.  He is described as a trustworthy friend that one can be honest with, and a friend that deserves respect.

As to Curser’s purpose, he truly starts off the adventure!  Curser is the one who is responsible for Terren meeting his closest friends and allies.  He gets the group started by taking charge and helping them to leave Fadehawk without unwanted detection.  As a warrior, he also helps in the many battles that the group fight.  Most importantly, he is Terren’s friend.

Curser is a cool, likable character, and one deserving of respect.  If you want to learn more about him, check him out in “Sneak Peek at ‘I Was Called’!”.


Aul

 

Meet Gladamear

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Gladamear is Terren’s brother.  I would prefer not to reveal too much about Gladamear, but the very fact that I am going to describe him gives away what I wanted to keep secret.  Yes, that sounded tricky 🙂  If you have read “Sneak Peek at ‘I Was Called’!”, you know what I’m talking about.

Appearance

Gladamear could be considered handsome, but he is only averagely handsome.  He is slightly taller than the average man, but still shorter than Terren.  He has a thin build; he is not skinny, but its obvious that he just doesn’t have as much meat on his bones as other men.   He has a round, youthful face, with a round nose.  He has small ears, and short (at least at the beginning of the book), thick blonde hair that parts on both sides of his forehead.  His lips are neither thin nor full, but right in the middle.  His hands are large, and his feet are mildly large too.  His eyes are brown and large, and they seem to be filled with sadness, confusion, and awe.  There is also a hint of bashfulness and self-consciousness in his expression, as if he is trying to gain approval from those he looks up to.  Even though he is an adult, he is often in humble submission to his self-pity, as well as his feelings of awe, respect, and amazement, which he possesses quite frequently.  All of this can be seen by the way Gladamear carries himself; either with confidence, or with subtle, but unmistakable countenances of doubt, uncertainty, or awe.

Personality and Purpose

Gladamear’s personality was almost summed up while I was describing what you can deduce about him by looking at his eyes.  He’s not an open book, if I made it seem as if he is, but you can indeed discern some things about his personality by the way he looks and behaves.  Gladamear is generally quiet, but he likes to make jokes.  He is always searching for approval, as if he lacks self-esteem.  Despite an unmanly past, he tries to live up to his manhood and struggles to do the right thing.  He wants to find his own way to aid Montairyus and help others, especially his family and friends, but he is often confused as to how to do this.  His methods for aiding the group in their quest to rescue Earyis are somewhat different from theirs too, which brings me about to his purpose.  Unfortunately, because I don’t want to spoil the story, I will refrain from mentioning his whole purpose to the story, and say only that he travels with Terren on his journey to rescue Earyis, and that he does a great service for Terren and his companions.  We don’t know much about Gladamear, but he is a distinct, likable character, and as Terren’s brother, he plays a significant role in “I Was Called”.

Aul

 

Meet Guardis

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For a more interesting character description, I have chosen Guardis.  We don’t know much about what Guardis really looks like, where he is from, or even what he is.  But there is at least one, if not several things that, hopefully, I make obvious in the text of “I Was Called”: he is totally awesome.

Appearance

Guardis is a Pure Spirit.  He is not “pure spirit”, meaning “only and entirely spirit” but “Pure Spirit” meaning that he is a totally good spirit.  Pure Spirits are creatures, not necessarily of Montairyus, but of a different place.  Because they are spirits, they have no bodies; therefore, I cannot describe what Guardis looks like to you by the way of explaining how his face looks, his eye color, etc..  How then is Guardis present among Terren and his comrades?  In “Characters in TSOM”, how am I able to list his height and say in his “notable properties” that he is an expert swordsman if he is a spirit?

Guardis assumes the form of a walking suit of armor.  The armor is evidently filled with his spirit, for it moves, talks, and seemingly behaves just like any knight would while wearing full plate-armor.  I will describe how Guardis looks, but I believe that the scene in which Guardis first appears in “I  Was Called” will nicely do the trick:

The rider himself was more magnificent than the white horse he rode on.  The rider was garbed from head-to-toe in golden plate-armor.  Glorious decorations fashioned into the armor enhanced his appearance and the sword he wore at his belt was jeweled at the pommel.  A bow, slender, elegant and long to accommodate the rider’s height, was slung on his back.  His helmet started to narrow as it reached the bottom towards where the rider’s chin was and two large, round slits—really holes, Terren thought—were placed in the helmet so the rider could see.  The top of the gilded helmet was a crown-like shape with points going all around the rider’s crown.

     While all of this was a fascinating sight for Terren, and the rider’s glamorous outfit grabbed his attention, he was amazed to see that there were two large, eagle-like wings on the rider’s back.

Yes, Guardis has two fantastic eagle-wings on his back.  He never flies in the book, and the wings are seemingly just a symbol of Guardis’s rank and power.  I would also like you to note that beneath Guardis’s armor is total blackness.  When you look into the eyes of his helmet, there is a disconcerting realization that the helmet is both empty and filled with Guardis’s spirit.

Personality and Purpose

Guardis has a very pleasant personality.  Although he is dressed like a knight, his only true purpose for being a warrior is to bring peace.  Therefore, he behaves in a serene, calm manner.  Guardis always encourages others to do what is right, and he himself is the epitome of a moral person.  He is kind to everyone he meets; he even kills his enemies in the least painful way possible and as quickly as he can.  One of the most notable traits of Guardis is his wisdom.  Guardis possesses much wisdom, and is always willing to share his wisdom with others.  Strong in heart, courageous in morality, and faithful to his friends, Guardis is a truly heroic character, defending those who are helpless and protecting Montairyus against Kartrus and his servants.

As to Guardis’s purpose, Terren and his companions are graced with his presence for a very important reason; Guardis has come to help them rescue Earyis, for Earyis will become a terrible threat to Montairyus.  Guardis now becomes the main body-guard of the group, and he is determined to defeat any resistance that might hinder Terren from completing his quest.  Guardis, being a Pure Spirit, contains great mystical powers.  He is able to deflect projectiles, shoot fire, lightning, and blasts of power from his hand or his sword, and can transport himself through the air almost instantly.  Few that challenge him to battle survive the encounter and even the foulest of Kartrus’s servants fear to cross Guardis.  Guardis is seemingly invulnerable.

Overall, Guardis is an awesome character.  I hope you grow to love him as much as I do.  Although I’m not a great artist, here’s a picture that I drew of Guardis; I hope it somewhat captures his magnificence.

Guardis 2(Yes, I know it’s wrinkled)


 

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Meet Kaira

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Like Efelnid and Shrane, Kaira is not a significant character in “I Was Called”.  Nevertheless, because she is still an important character in her relation to Terren as his mother, it is worth giving her a description, however brief.

Appearance

The build and height of Kaira are both medium.  She has a round face, as opposed to thin, and it is starting to get wrinkles.  Her nose is round and small, rather than pointy and large, and she has thin lips, which are light pink.  Her eyes are blue-green, very round, and only slightly deep-set.  Her skin is tan, notably darker than Terren’s.  As to her hair, it reaches nearly to the middle of her back, and it is very thick, possessing a solid brown color that is free of any highlights of lighter shades of brown.  Her hands, feet and ears are regular sized.  She is never described as attractive, but neither is she described as unattractive.

Personality and Purpose

Kaira is patient, emotional, considerably humble and determined (pursuing her interest in cooking, which was rather odd for medieval times), and often concerned about her children.  She prefers that they take precautions that she would rather not merely because she doesn’t want to (for instance, she advises that Terren live in a castle for protection, but she will not).  Reminiscence of a troubled past keeps her from being as happy as she could be.  Nevertheless, she is a very peaceful person, and welcomes serenity.  As to her purpose, she is the mother of Terren, whom Terren is determined to protect, and she is the mother of Earyis, from which the plot of the book comes.

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Meet Efelnid

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Appearance

Efelnid is a tall, slim man.  You couldn’t really say that he is “skinny”, because he is not.  He’s described in “I Was Called” as being thinner than Terren but still having “a muscular build to his upper body”.  He has a thin face, as opposed to round or chubby, and has a pointy, broad-arched nose.  His lips are thin and pink in color, and his blue, deep-set eyes are very round.  His hair is blond with many curls, just reaching his shoulders.  Also, his ears are small and very round, his hands are big and bony, and his feet are large too.  Despite how he is older than most of the characters (around age forty), he looks young for his age.

Personality and Purpose

Like Shrane, not much is said about Efelnid’s personality in my book.  He is very meek, and possesses much concern for the people he cares about, especially in situations of danger.  He likes to know all of the details when such situations arise.  As to his purpose, he is Terren’s step-father, the father of Earyis.  Because Efelnid is the father of Earyis, he is, to a certain extent, important to the story, but he doesn’t play an important role in the plot.  I write in “I Was Called” that Terren is “fond” of Efelnid, so they have a good relationship, and Kaira, Terren’s mother and the wife of Efelnid, shows concern for Efelnid when he is sick.  To the extent that other characters like Efelnid, he could be considered “likable”.

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