Character Interview: Orlan Resdin

Today’s character is Coraline’s primary antagonist in The King’s Paladin. He grew up with Coraline and Gabel and the other three kids who trained to become the next Paladin, and his gift is super-strength. He has a hot temper, holds a grudge like nobody’s business, and has a distinct lack of self-control.


Orlan: *comes in and sits* Hello.

Interviewer: Hello. How are you?

Orlan: *shrugs* Well enough.

Interviewer: Are you ready to get started?

Orlan: I was ready as soon as I walked in.

Interviewer: What is your name?

Orlan: Orlan Resdin. It’s at the top of your sheet there. *points to the interviewer’s clipboard*

Interviewer: How old are you?

Orlan: Nineteen.

Interviewer: Do you have any siblings?

Orlan: No.

Interviewer: Do you have a job?

Orlan: *scoffs* Do I? I’m the captain of the castle guard.

Interviewer: Are you an introvert or an extrovert?

Orlan: I don’t especially like people, so I think that makes me an introvert.

Interviewer: What’s your favorite food?

Orlan: Apples.

Interviewer: Favorite color?

Orlan: Anything but brown.

Interviewer: Do you like to read?

Orlan: No.

Interviewer: What is your favorite animal?

Orlan: Deer. Strong and fast.

Interviewer: What are your hobbies?

Orlan: Sparring.

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

Orlan: Bravery.

Interviewer: And honesty or selflessness?

Orlan: Honesty.

Interviewer: What is one thing you can’t leave home without?

Orlan: My sword.

Interviewer: Thank you for your time. *smiles*

Orlan: *nods once and leaves*

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