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?

Cordain: *nods*

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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