Character Interview: Era Selene

If you read Casabree’s interview from two weeks ago, you’ve already heard of Era. She’s Casabree’s adoptive mother, the town apothecary in Laemar (the capital city of Mandoria), she’s strangely empathetic, and she almost always has a bit of wisdom for Coraline. Also, she’s the only person around who’s not the tiniest bit scared of Ammadeus. Enjoy her interview!


Era: *comes in and takes a seat, smiling at the interviewer* Hello.

Interviewer: Hello. How are you?

Era: I’m doing well. How are you? *has a twinkle in her eye*

Interviewer: I’m doing quite well. Are you ready to begin?

Era: *nods once*

Interviewer: What is your name?

Era: Era Lornea Selene.

Interviewer: Lornea is an interesting name.

Era: *nods* It was Mandoria’s name before the war between the faeries and humans.

Interviewer: Why did your parents choose it for you?

Era: *smirks faintly* That story is too long for this interview.

Interviewer: All right. How old are you?

Era: Thirty-four.

Interviewer: Do you have any siblings?

Era: Two sisters.

Interviewer: Are they older? Younger?

Era: Younger. Amara and Alethea.

Interviewer: Do you have a job?

Era: *nods* I’m the apothecary in Laemar.

Interviewer: Are you an introvert or an extrovert?

Era: Introvert.

Interviewer: What is your favorite food?

Era: Mint.

Interviewer: Favorite color?

Era: Moss green.

Interviewer: Do you like to read?

Era: *laughs* Of course.

Interviewer: Do you have a favorite book?

Era: I have a collection of folktales from Roenor that I quite enjoy.

Interviewer: Really? What sorts of stories are in it?

Era: Stories of faeries and shapeshifters, mostly. They were told as bedtime stories to children, but I find it fascinating to compare them to the history of Mandoria.

Interviewer: There were shapeshifters in Mandoria?

Era: *nods* They’re a variety of faerie. They’re almost all gone, but I suspect a few sought refuge in Roenor when the Lornean War took place and there are almost certainly a few still living there.

Interviewer: What kind of shapeshifters?

Era: They shapeshift into animals. There were families of them that had a set animal they could shift into. Wolves, panthers, limul, ravens…

Interviewer: That’s interesting. If you were one of these shapeshifters, what animal would you like to be able to shift into?

Era: An eagle.

Interviewer: Any particular reason?

Era: *shrugs* I just feel it would be a good fit.

Interviewer: What are your hobbies?

Era: Studying faerie history and doing my job are the main things. And going to the market with my daughter.

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

Era: Intelligence.

Interviewer: And honesty or selflessness?

Era: Selflessnes.

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

Era: My herb bag.

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

Era: *smiles* Thank you for having me. *leaves*

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