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?

Tiberius: *nods*

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?

Tiberius: Twenty-three.

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?

Tiberius: Licorice.

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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