A bridge over a beautiful waterfall

A bridge over a beautiful waterfall
Nature brings magic

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

30 Days of Writing - Day 5

5. By age, who is your youngest character? Oldest? How about "youngest" and "oldest" in terms of when you created them?

That's a very good question, especially since I tend to use races that live very long lives in most of my stories.  I think, in terms of physically the youngest, it's Jeena out of my Psionics story line.  When you first meet her, she's barely sixteen years old and has been flying a fighter since she could pilot on her own.  This particular sci fi story is very odd to begin with, so don't mind the age.  She's only been flying in full on combat for the last two years.

Oldest? If we don't count the gods of Aleran (which have been around forever), then it would have to be Minerva and Amberle.  Minerva is the ancient red dragon who rules the rest of the dragons up in the mountains.  Amberle is the amber dragon who sleeps under the forest and provides the magic by which the forest thrives.  They both play parts in most of the Aleran stories and have been around since the creation of the world.

Oldest in terms of when I created them?  Algethra, Jes, Lealye, Dhore, and Prince Taethen - the Blood Shadow crew.  This was actually the first story I started writing in Aleran many years ago.  The outline is still hanging around, and I fully intend on rewriting it one of these days.

Youngest in terms of creation? Oh hell...I don't know.  I'd probably have to say Kieran.  Kieran is a character who was created as a foil for Raghnall, briefly entertained the potential of becoming a semi-major character, and has now once again been relegated to the sole purpose of getting people to like him so when he dies his death is the catalyst for one of the major climaxes in the story arc dealing with Raghnall and the others.

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