Character Interview: Torin Outlander

Torin is one of three main characters in The Heart of the Baenor. He’s the least focused-on of those three, but he has a complex backstory and struggle of his own and it’s spotlighted about halfway through the book. He’s a ranger and a dwarf-friend laden with guilt over an accident that happened several years ago. Enjoy his interview. :)


Torin: *takes a seat across from the interviewer, tapping one foot*

Interviewer: Hello. *smiles* How are you?

Torin: Tired.

Interviewer: Mm. I know the feeling. Are you ready to get started?

Torin: *nods*

Interviewer: What is your name?

Torin: Torin Thaine Outlander.

Interviewer: How old are you?

Torin: Thirty-nine.

Interviewer: Do you have any siblings?

Torin: *shakes head*

Interviewer: What’s your job?

Torin: I’m a ranger in the Baenor.

Interviewer: There aren’t many rangers working in the Baenor, are there? Isn’t it the most hazardous place in Kaloris?

Torin: Not if you know it well. Egath-Baen is likely more dangerous.

Interviewer: Rangers are trained in Taur’tahl, right? What made you decide to go to the Baenor?

Torin: *swallows hard, the toe-tapping speeding up* I’d rather not talk about it.

Interviewer: *nods* What is your favorite food?

Torin: I don’t have one.

Interviewer: Do you have a favorite color?

Torin: Blue. Like the sky.

Interviewer: Do you have a favorite book?

Torin: *shakes head*

Interviewer: A favorite animal?

Torin: *shakes head*

Interviewer: Do you have any hobbies?

Torin: I spend my time tracking, hunting, trapping, sometimes mining with the dwarves. I like to keep busy with work.

Interviewer: For any particular reason?

Torin: *shrugs, but his tapping is speeding up again* Again, I’d rather not talk about it.

Interviewer: Which of these is most important to you: Kindness, intelligence, or bravery?

Torin: Kindness.

Interviewer: And honesty or selflessness?

Torin: Selflessness.

Interviewer: What’s something you can’t leave camp without?

Torin: A knife. *the tapping speeds up*

Interviewer: That was the last question. *smiles* Thank you for your time.

Torin: *gets up and leaves*

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