Character Interview: Tiberius Alister
Tiberius is a character from The Last Assassin and a fairly good friend of Catessa’s. He’s a pirate, as well as quite possibly my favorite character in the whole book. I hope you enjoy his interview.
Tiberius: *walks in and takes a seat* Hello.
Interviewer: Hello. How are you?
Tiberius: I’m doing quite well. How are you?
Interviewer: Doing well, thank you. Shall we get started?
Interviewer: What is your name?
Tiberius: Tiberius Alister. Or Black Tide.
Interviewer: Black Tide? How did that one come about?
Tiberius: Black is my favorite color. *gestures to his entirely black outfit* Tide comes from both the ocean herself and a similarity to my first name.
Interviewer: Interesting. How old are you?
Interviewer: Do you have any siblings?
Tiberius: A little brother, Theo. It’s been a while since I saw him, but I think he’s working as a scholar now. He’s probably almost an adult by now.
Interviewer: What do you do?
Tiberius: I’m a sailor. I haven’t been home in a while since I’ve been on jobs.
Interviewer: Where is home? Does Theo still live there?
Tiberius: *nods* He does. Nistren, Mandoria. I haven’t even been to Mandoria in a while. I’ve been more in Roenor and Kaloris.
Interviewer: Are you an introvert or extrovert?
Tiberius: I’m an extrovert, but I also love my alone time.
Interviewer: What is your favorite food?
Interviewer: What is your favorite book?
Tiberius: I tend to prefer atlases to real books. I find the world fascinating.
Interviewer: What is your favorite animal?
Tiberius: If I had to choose, I like dogs, but I’m not really a huge animal person.
Interviewer: Is there a job you’d rather have than the one you have now?
Tiberius: *shakes his head* No. I like the chance to travel the world and put things right.
Interviewer: And how do you do that? Put things right, I mean.
Tiberius: Ridding the seas of pirates, stuff like that. *seems unsure of his answer*
Interviewer: What are your hobbies?
Tiberius: Playing cards, sparring with the crew, stuff like that.
Interviewer: What traits do you look for in a potential wife?
Tiberius: Someone with a love of the sea, fun to be around, an adventurer of some sort. Someone who would enjoy sailing with me.
Interviewer: Which of these is most important to you: Kindness, intelligence, or bravery?
Tiberius: *thinks for a moment* Probably kindness, with bravery in close second. All are excellent traits to have.
Interviewer: And honesty or selflessness?
Tiberius: Selflessness, but again they’re extremely close.
Interviewer: What is something you can never leave the house – or ship – without?
Tiberius: My sword. *pats the silver hilt of the rapier at his hip*
Interviewer: That was the last question. Thank you for your time.
Tiberius: *nods* My pleasure. *shakes the interviewer’s hand before leaving*
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