Tag Archives: CHARACTER CREATION

TRISTAN BALLOWS

Tristan

One of my favorite characters from Numen the Slayer would be Tristan Ballows. Tristan is a hunter loyal to House Magnus and is one of Numen’s oldest friends. Due to years of hunting, Tristan is highly skilled with a longbow and tracking. Like some teenage boys, Tristan has a crush on one of the other characters but is too nervous to act on it. When he is not using his bow and arrows, Tristan uses a katzbalger sword as a backup weapon.

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LUCILLE AND MARGARET

When I improved Numen the Slayer, I introduced two new characters, Lucille and Margaret. Lucille is the kennelmaster’s daughter while Margaret is the stablemaster’s daughter. Both are servants of House Magnus and were raised by fathers who wanted sons instead of daughters. As a result, these two girls are tough tomboys. Due to their upbringings, they are able to connect with hounds and horses better than humans. In fact, Lucille is rarely seen without her three hounds. Due to being an apprentice kennelmaster, Lucille and her hounds participated in multiple hunts with Baron Viktor Magnus. Margaret also shares a chivalrous relationship with another Magnus servant who aspires to be a knight. Lucille is so petite that she looks much younger than she really is with messy blonde hair and a constantly sad face. Margaret is tall and willowy with coarse brown hair and high cheekbones. As servants and animal caretakers, the two girls have no prior experience as warriors. When they are forced into the wilderness with their liege, they are forced to adapt to their situation and learn how to fight. I named these characters after my family’s deceased German Shepherds, Lucy and Maggy, and I hope you like them.

JOE KARLY

Joe Karly

Here is another character from Numen the Slayer, Joe Karly. Joe is a petty thief who joins Numen’s quest with the hope of adventure and riches. Due to his profession, Joe tries to steal anything he can get his hands on when given the chance, which sometimes gets him in trouble. His weapons of choice are a pair of kukuri daggers that he uses with deadly efficiency. As a criminal, Joe never fights fair in a battle and can be mischievous at times. When it comes to stealth missions, Joe is the man for the job.

POSSIBLE CHARACTER FEATURE

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I thought of a frightening feature of a character in the second volume of my fantasy series. The red line on this picture represents a gnarled, cauterized scar that runs across the character’s face. When the scar is made, the top half of his ear is cut off and his face becomes so badly burned that his helmet fuses onto his flesh. I thought this would be a good feature for a villain. What do you think?

NUMEN MAGNUS

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Allow me to give you a little overview of the main character of my fantasy book, Numen Magnus. I named him based on the Latin language with “Numen” being one of the words for “God” and “Magnus” being one of the words for “Great”. So the rough translation of his name is “God is great.” I based him on legendary figures such as King Arthur and Beowulf as well as historical figures such as Henry VII and William the Conqueror. Numen is the ultimate fantasy underdog because he is stripped of everything he owns and forced to survive in the uncharted wilderness.