Alleyn Everlind is king of Roenor and father of Detren Everlind. He’s Detren’s role model at the beginning of The Shadow Raven, and his son is a lot like him.
Interviewer: Good morning, King Alleyn. How are you?
Alleyn: I’m well. *shakes the interviewer’s hand and sits down* How are you?
Interviewer: Doing fine. Shall we get started?
Interviewer: What is your name?
Alleyn: Alleyn Detren Everlind.
Interviewer: Ah, so your son was named after you.
Alleyn: *nods* My wife loved the name and wanted to name him after me.
Interviewer: It’s an excellent name. How old are you?
Alleyn: I’m thirty-eight.
Interviewer: Do you have any siblings?
Alleyn: I have a sister, Damson.
Interviewer: Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
Alleyn: I’ve always considered myself an introvert, though most would assume I’m an extrovert. I’ve trained my self to be more extroverted so that I can more comfortably interact with the people, but I prefer the peace and quiet and smaller crowds.
Interviewer: That’s interesting. What’s your favorite food?
Interviewer: And your favorite color?
Alleyn: Dark red.
Interviewer: Is there a job you’d rather have than the one you have now?
Alleyn: I don’t know. Being king is stressful, but I like having the opportunity to help each other like I do. I don’t know that there’s something I’d be excited enough to trade it for.
Interviewer: What are your hobbies?
Alleyn: I don’t have much time for hobbies. When I do have time, I tend to play the piano.
Interviewer: Which of these is most important to you: kindness, intelligence, or bravery?
Alleyn: Bravery. The others are important, but they’re slightly lower.
Interviewer: And honesty or selflessness?
Alleyn: Selflessness. Honesty is a very, very close second.
Interviewer: What is something you can never leave the house without?
Alleyn: This may sound trite, but a good attitude. I go out and interact with people. It’s hard to interact with people and leave a good impression as king with a bad attitude, and it makes both parties feel good when they’re able to be nice to each other.
Interviewer: *nods* Good advice. That was the last question. Thank you for your time.
Alleyn: You’re very welcome. *shakes the interviewer’s hand and leaves*