One of the more interesting characters of Numen the Slayer is the former pit fighter known as Clovis Virtus. Clovis started out as the son of a blacksmith before being abducted by slavers when he was thirteen and forced to fight in gladitorial death matches. After eight years, Clovis became a hardened survivor of a hundred death matches. He is rarely seen without his great helm, which sports bull horns. His weapon of choice is an iron war hammer. Due to fighting for so long, Clovis becomes an individual who is always seeking a good battle. I named him after the Frankish king known as Clovis during the Dark Ages.
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.
I have started the seventh chapter of my current short story and it is the chapter I have been waiting for ever since I started this short story. As a warning, this chapter will be the darkest and most graphic scene in the plot since it will depict an individual’s descent into madness. Some of the events that will take place in this chapter are based on things I wish could happen to anyone and everyone who irritate or anger me. In a way, this will be a very therapeutic chapter to write. On the side note, this chapter will serve as the turning point of how Vogan became the main villain of my series and set the stage for the events that have taken place in my series. I will keep you updated on any further developments.
As I come closer to finishing my second short story, I am already planning to begin my third short story, which will revolve around another significant character that will be introduced in my fourth volume. Like the characters in my other two short stories, this individual is personally affected by the immediate aftermath of volume three, The Young Guardians and the Revelation Orb. This character’s powers will involve the manipulation of magic and it is implied that their potential in magic is stronger than that of Tinisha Dolaira, the series’ female lead. Also, the villain the main character will face might possibly be the darkest character I created since Fanoxean. I am toiling away on my current short story and look forward to focusing on this next one. Once this third short story is made, the significant new characters that will appear in my fourth volume will have a good introduction. I will keep you updated on any further developments and I wish you an early Fourth of July!
Doctor Mecha is one of the main antagonists of the third volume alongside Vogan. He is the head of Vogan’s Research and Development Division as well as Vogan’s right-hand man. Unlike most character in the series, Doctor Mecha is not a neohuman. Instead he is a human consciousness inside an android body. He is a representation of a mad scientist and specializes in robotics and cybernetics. Mecha has a history of performing human experiments by turning them into either cyborgs or androids, including himself. As a result, Doctor Mecha is often escorted by a band of cybernetic soldiers he created from his experiments, each one with their own set of abilities. Because of his devout adherence to science, Doctor Mecha strongly believes that mechanical beings are superior to organic beings. While creating him, I drew inspiration from a person that I hated since middle school and by basing a character off of him, I was given the chance to get back at him in a healthy way.
I have reached the fourth page of the second chapter of my first short story that will introduce one of the new characters that will appear in volume four. I am becoming increasingly eager to finish this short story because the character this short story will revolve around is intriguing because, in a way, he physically is his powers due to the fact that he is not made of flesh, blood, or bone. His consciousness is intact, but he no longer possesses a body in a traditional sense. The manner in which he acquires his abilities will be a combination of a classic laboratory accident and how the Young Guardians gained their powers, essentially a blend of both science and magic. In addition, the public’s reaction to the immediate aftermath of volume three will be explored in more detail. I look forward to when I finish this short story and I predict that I will publish it sometime later this year.
I based Cyber Shadow on several bullies who tormented me throughout middle and high school to give myself an emotional release and find a healthy way to get revenge. Before he takes on the name Cyber Shadow, the character’s name was Brick Baxter, who is a psychopathic sadist who routinely targeted the main character, Patrick Donovan. However, a couple days after Patrick gained his powers from the Genesis Spell, Brick attacked Patrick and Patrick accidentally used his powers to burn Brick alive. Shortly afterwards, Brick’s remains were salvaged and he was turned into a cyborg called Cyber Shadow.
Because of the potential glitches and defects that could come from being a cyborg, I thought of an ideal way for Brick to be a formidable supervillain and completely miserable at the same time. To begin with, the technology that is keeping Brick’s organic components alive is highly experimental and inadvertently exacerbates Brick’s already insane, sadistic urges. Most of his senses are either diluted or gone, leaving him with only sight and hearing, which are still somewhat diminished. His metal limbs are extremely heavy and difficult to move, which causes serious strain to his traumatized brain. His robotic head is a poor fit for his brain, which causes him endless headaches. And his synthetic organs cause him a constant state of nausea, but he cannot vomit because he has no esophagus or mouth. Overall, Cyber Shadow’s existence as a cyborg is living damnation. Still, despite the limitless misery he suffers, I made sure that Cyber Shadow was equipped with advanced weaponry to go along with his insatiable bloodlust and hunger for vengeance. Currently, Cyber Shadow’s ultimate fate is a mystery, but a hint will be revealed in the upcoming third volume.