Character Interview: Cordain Celebar
Cordain is a secondary character from The Heart of the Baenor, which I’m currently working on the third draft of. He’s an elf from the region Shae-Nir in Kaloris, and he sees the world very different from Catessa, who’s the main character of the book. (Somehow I haven’t interviewed her yet.) One of the things I most miss after having changed the novel to be almost entirely from Catessa’s point-of-view is that Cordain’s cool worldview doesn’t get explored nearly as much. But on to the interview. :)
Cordain: *enters the interview room and shakes hands with the interviewer* Hello. *smiles as he takes his seat*
Interviewer: Hello. *smiles back* How are you today?
Cordain: I’m doing quite well. How are you?
Interviewer: Also doing well. *smiles* Shall we get started?
Interviewer: Let’s start off easy. What’s your name?
Cordain: Cordain Elisha Celebar.
Interviewer: How old are you?
Cordain: I just turned seventeen.
Interviewer: Seventeen is when you’re considered an adult in Kaloris, isn’t it?
Cordain: Yes, but not much has changed. *chuckles*
Interviewer: What does being an adult mean in Kaloris?
Cordain: Mostly just that I can get married and drink alcohol if I want to.
Interviewer: Ah, marriage. Do you have anyone you’re looking to marry?
Cordain: *laughs* I’m not ready for that yet. But there is a girl I wouldn’t mind marrying when the time comes. *blushes slightly*
Interviewer: Does she have a name?
Cordain: Madria. But that’s all I’m going to say.
Interviewer: *nods* Do you have any siblings?
Cordain: Two. My younger sister Braia and my older brother Torstyn.
Interviewer: What’s your relationship with them like?
Cordain: They’re both incredible. They both tease me to no end. *chuckles*
Interviewer: Are you closer to one than the other?
Cordain: Not really. I think I’m closer to each of them in different ways and different areas.
Interviewer: *nods* I think that’s probably true of most families. Um… *looks at page* Do you have a job?
Cordain: I’m a fisherman, and I help around on my family’s plantation around the harvest season, and throughout the year for that matter.
Interviewer: Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
Cordain: I’m an extrovert, but I do love my quiet time.
Interviewer: What’s your favorite food?
Cordain: Blueberry muffins.
Interviewer: Favorite color?
Cordain: Any shade of blue.
Interviewer: Do you like to read?
Cordain: Sometimes, but I’m not nearly as avid a reader as Braia.
Interviewer: Do you have a favorite book?
Cordain: Not especially, but I do have a favorite story. I love hearing the ballad of Rosyn Celebar. He’s a distant ancestor of mine who helped discover the griffins on Tol Dulin.
Interviewer: That sounds exciting! How did that happen?
Cordain: It’s a really long story. *laughs*
Interviewer: You’ll have to tell me later, then. Do you have a favorite animal? Do you have a soft spot for griffins because of Rosyn?
Cordain: I do have something of a soft spot for griffins. Taking flight on the back of one is something that every child in Shae-Nir, or at least in Linwe-Illien, dreams of. But I think my favorite are dolphins.
Interviewer: What are your hobbies?
Cordain: Reading, to some extent. Mostly I do charcoal drawings, and I really enjoy just being on or near the water. Or racing my siblings and the Andunans around Linwe-Illien.
Interviewer: Who are the Andunans?
Cordain: Oh, sorry. That’s Madria and her brother Dacian.
Interviewer: That sounds like a lot of fun.
Cordain: *nods* It really is.
Interviewer: We’re nearing the end here. Which of these is most important to you: Kindness, intelligence, or bravery?
Cordain: Kindness. The other two aren’t any help without it, I don’t think.
Interviewer: And honesty or selflessness?
Cordain: They’re close, but probably selflessness. It’ll breed honesty, at least to some degree.
Interviewer: Last question. Is there something you can’t leave the house without?
Cordain: Not really, in general terms. But in a lot of situations I like to take my sketchpad and pencil.
Interviewer: *smiles* Thank you for the interviewer.
Cordain: You’re welcome. And thank you. I enjoyed it. *smiles and shakes the interviewer’s hand before leaving*
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