Thorian: *comes in and shakes the interviewer’s hand* Hello.
Interviewer: *shakes Thorian’s hand and releases it* Hello. How are you?
Thorian: *sits down* I’m doing well. How are you?
Interviewer: I’m all right. Shall we begin?
Interviewer: What is your name?
Thorian: Thorian Cassel Sedona.
Interviewer: And how old are you?
Thorian: I’m twenty-four.
Interviewer: Do you have any siblings?
Thorian: An older brother, Vesnar.
Interviewer: Do you have a job?
Thorian: I’m the cavalry captain of Roenor, and thus part of the council.
Interviewer: Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
Thorian: That depends on my mood.
Interviewer: What is your favorite food?
Thorian: Chocolate cake.
Interviewer: Favorite color?
Thorian: Navy blue.
Interviewer: Do you have a favorite book?
Thorian: The Eilram Brigade.
Interviewer: What is your favorite animal?
Thorian: Real or fictional?
Thorian: The Aree from The Eilram Brigade. I would love to see one in person.
Interviewer: What are those like?
Thorian: They’re huge – sort of like the dragons, but even bigger – with scales and wings and claws and teeth that could more than easily kill you. They’re terrifying things, to be honest, but they’d be incredibly interesting to see.
Interviewer: They sound awful, but fascinating. What are some of your hobbies, aside from reading?
Thorian: That’s about it. I go horseback riding for fun sometimes, and I’ll sing if I have to, but other than reading and playing chess I don’t do much.
Interviewer: Chess seems to be a popular game in Roenor. Where did it originate?
Thorian: Mandoria came up with it, actually. One of their historians invented it, using the political turmoil they were facing as inspiration. It became quite a stress reliever for them, and it’s still incredibly popular. Roenor adopted it after Mandoria’s war was over, and Kaloris shortly after that, but it’s never been as popular in Kaloris, and Adrelia never adopted it at all.
Interviewer: Interesting. What war was that?
Thorian: The Faerie War. Apparently the humans in Mandoria thought the faeries were encroaching on their territory and decided to shove them back into their swampland. The faeries haven’t been seen since, only their history in the Mandorian Paladins.
Interviewer: Interesting. And the current Paladin is Coraline Seralen, correct?
Thorian: It was Eliot Dashire, last I heard. But they rarely keep even their own people up to date on the Paladins, since they’re supposed to be secret until it’s clear they won’t be needed for a while, so it’s likely someone else now.
Interviewer: You seem to know a lot about Mandoria. Does that come of being on the Roenoran council?
Thorian: No, I just have an interest in outside histories, Mandoria’s in particular. It’s fascinating to read, and I enjoy theorizing about what might happen if the faeries come back.
Interviewer: You think they’re still in that swamp?
Thorian: No, they created a new home for themselves, an alternate dimension where they could expand freely. You start to wonder why they didn’t just do that in the first place.
Interviewer: *nods* We’re getting to the end now… Which of these is most important to you: Kindness, intelligence, or bravery?
Interviewer: And honesty or selflessnes?
Interviewer: Last question: What’s one thing you can’t leave home without?
Thorian: My black knight chess piece. It’s something of a good luck charm to me. It was a gift from my brother – the only one I ever got – so I like to keep it with me.
Interviewer: *nods* Thank you for your time.
Thorian: *returns the nod and rises, shaking the interviewer’s hand* You’re welcome. Thank you for the interview. *smiles and leaves*