Eristor Interview: Part the Second!

AAAannnnd he’s BACK!

Eristor, m’boy, you’re a hit. No, that is not permission to strike me. (I think he secretly enjoyed the last round of questions, but he’s pretending they’re nothing but an annoyance. Don’t believe him.) NOTE: When I interrupt his answers, I’ll be italicized. Just so you know.

Are you ready for part two of the interview, Eristor?

If I must be.

You must. Please, at least try not to grimace. You don’t have to smile, but stop grinding the audience between your back molars.

Kill-joy.

And be polite.

Would it be all right if we just commenced already?

What is your favorite kind of cheese?

…Fresh.

How did you and Valentine get such an interesting history?

 I see you people are fond of dredging up painful memories.

Answer them, you punk.

What is a ‘punk’?

It isn’t a nice term.

I know quite a few ‘not nice terms’ I could use toward you, madame.

Stop bickering and answer the question!

We ran into each other on Facebook. Comments began to fly, and we were drawn into a lifelong fued involving more bantering than bloodshed, but plenty of irritated feelings on either side. I believe it began when Valentine’s arm was torn off and he would not shut up about the fact he had a mechanical arm and I did not.

Do you have any unarmed combat skills or have you mostly trained in armed combat with your kelehb sticks?

I was trained from a very young age to be competent in various forms of combat, including swordsmanship, man-to-man, archery, and spear-use. I wished to combine several of these forms into something more useable, and over several years perfected the kelehb sticks I use now.

How fast and agile are you compared to elves as a whole, and how do elves stack up in those two areas against humans? I suppose you could throw strength into the mix as well and assuming you and Tylir are good representatives of elves and humans, compare who is faster, more agile, stronger, more intelligent, more handsome, etc.

While all elves are physically more powerful than humans, I am considered athletic even for elven-kind. Tylir is an excellent example of humankind, being both strong and athletic for his race as well. And I believe we are both considered good-looking, though I in a dark, angular way and Tylir in a fair-haired, classically handsome way.

 How did you and Sienna meet?

I believe this passage below should explain it to you.

Blindly, she turned a sharp left and ran smack into something with all of the force in her body. The collision sent her falling backwards, crashing painfully to the ground.

            “Ow,” she groaned, and looked up to see what she had run into. She found herself looking at a pair of frigid blue eyes set in a face that appeared to have been chiseled out of stone – a straight nose, high, prominent cheekbones, full lips. Long, blue-black hair hung past his broad shoulders, and he was dressed in black pants and boots and a long-sleeved white shirt open at the collar. Broad straps crossed over his chest, and twin pommels glimmered behind each shoulder.

            And their owner was looking at her with utter contempt.

            All this Sienna absorbed in a split second’s time as she lay, staring, from her position on the floor. The man gazed down at her for an agonizing heartbeat, his lip curled slightly before he brushed past her and continued down the hall, his footsteps echoing in her ears.

            Sienna knew that her mouth was hanging open; and there was nothing she could do about it. Of all the absolutely rude, selfish, inconsiderate, and inhuman—

What first attracted you to Sienna?

I believe it was her inability to keep her mouth shut. -_-

Apparently, Eristor has figured out how to use emoticons. Oh dear.

What type of noodle would you eat, if you had to?

I am not certain, but Sienna assures me I’d ‘love macaroni and cheese.’ I’m a bit suspicious. Alec tells me I’d love ‘spaghetti,’ but they both sound more on the revolting side.

Have you ever kissed someone (OTHER THAN YOUR MOTHER!), and would you WANT to?

…I was… *clears throat* I was known to be wild and irresponsible at one time, so yes, I have. As for the second half of the question, I can think of no one this applies to. I try to avoid lust; the price is not worth the cost.

Eristor, I’m discovering things about you O_o

How are you so awesome?

I believe you are misapplying this word, as nothing about me inspires awe. But thank you for the thought.

What is your biggest weakness?

Arrogance, I suppose, and bitterness. Yes, I suppose it shocks you to know that I see the flaws in myself. Everyone has them, however, and if we do not work to overtake them, they will overtake us.

Do you approve of women wearing trousers as well as skirts?

I believe trousers are practical for many purposes, but I also find skirts attractive on females. 

What do you think of chocolate?

…chocolate?

Sienna: *screeches from backstage* ERISTOR! You’ve never had CHOCOLATE!? What – how – that’s it. We’re going back to earth right now!!

In our world, we drink coffee. What do you drink in Elmeria?

I suppose it depends on your race and culture. We have a bitter, black drink called savra that Alec and Sienna say is the closest thing to coffee.

Would you be one of those people to leave cookies and milk out for Santa?

(We are experiencing technical difficulties in the form of Eristor asking Sienna who Santa is. One moment….)

No. I most definitely would not. Fairy tales are for children.

Calm down, Sienna, deep breaths! Deep breaths!

If you went to school would you end up being an honour student or and outcast?

I’m letting Sienna answer this one. – Mirriam

Oh, Eristor would definitely be the rebel guy in detention all the time. He’d be smart, but everybody would be scared of him because he’d wear nothing but black leather and probably put red streaks in his hair and pierce his ears or something, and all the girls would have crushes on him but would be too scared to talk to him. It’s kind of a scary thought.

Would you visit our world if you had the chance?

I don’t believe I have any say in the matter, but it would definitely be an… interesting experience.

Is there a song that you would willingly accept as his your theme song, other than the Imperial March?

My author found this song and claims it’s ‘soooo me’ or some such nonsense. 

There you have it, peoples! I’m guessing there will be two more parts to come, I’m SO glad you’re all enjoying this as much as I am (and as much as Eristor is pretending not to!) Once again, if you have any unasked questions, feel free to ask them in the comments =)

– Mirriam

“Do you want to play questions?”

 

Prince Eristor of Tirran

Eristor has been interviewed By the People and For the People. Not one of these questions is mine (I promise) and I also promise to not interfere during this interivew. The questions will be directly asked to Eristor himself, and he will answer. I said nothing to him (except ‘behave’ and ‘smile’ and ‘no killing anyone’) so this is a completely unbiased and original interview. You asked. He’ll answer (maybe). You’ll pay.

WARNING: I did NOT expect this many questions to come his way. (Eristor! You’re popular! …don’t give me that look!) I hope you enjoy it, and if it’s too long you can always take a break, get some tea and cookies, and rejoin us in a bit.

Commence Away!

What compelled you to adopt Tylir?

Contrary to popular belief, I am not heartless. I would not leave an abandoned child to die.

What are your feelings about Caranthir?

It will come as no surprise to you when I tell you I have vowed to kill him for what he did to my mother and sister. I would have let him live if he had dealt only with me. He brought his death upon himself.

What are your motivations?

Revenge, I suppose you could say. But I also have no love of Oscariath and do not wish to see him overtake my world.

Are you ticklish?

NO.

If you were stranded on a desert island with Valentine, and no weapons and plenty of food and both of his hands were broken and one of his feet, would you leave *jabber jaw alone?

I would, until he healed. Then, I am afraid he would have to go. Dead or swimming, it would be his choice.

*Jabber Jaws/Vosh/Capp are code names for Michelle’s character, Valentine. He and Eristor are constantly running in circles.

 If you had to choose between loosing an eye and loosing a leg, which would you choose?

Though I can hardly see anyone getting close enough to me to pluck an eye from my head, I would choose the eye-plucking. One can still fight and function with only one eye.

 If you had to choose between bugs being thrust under your skin, and set on fire, which would you choose?

I hope these questions are not leading up to something unpleasant.

Me: Eristor, that isn’t answering the question.

Fine. Fire.

If Valentine hypothetically sold your kelehb sticks on e-bay how long would he have to change his name, move to a different country, and enter the witness protection program?

About as long as it would take me to discover he’d stolen them. Which would be impossible, I might add.

 Why do you hate humans so much?

*sigh* My stepfather was a human.

Me: You have to give them a little more reason than that, Eristor.

Eristor: *narrows eyes at me* He murdered my mother, drove my sister into disappearance, and tortured me until I escaped. Need I add that he relentlessly pursues myself and my friends with the sole intention of killing us?

If given the choice, would you rather die of thirst or sun exposure?

I’m growing suspicious of all these death-oriented questions.

Me: Don’t worry. You don’t die. I don’t think. I haven’t finished your books yet.

Eristor: If you dare –

Me: HEY! I’m the author, NOT you, sit back down and stop pointing those things at me!

Eristor:  You said you would not interfere! *growls* I believe sun exposure would lead to thirst, therefore these options are one and the same. Null and void. Next question.

If you had to deal with both Alec and a certain red headed jabber jaw, would you go insane?

If I were going to be driven insane, I believe it would have happened already. So, no.

If you had an alter ego, what would you name it?

Alec: *runs in offstage* OOH! OOh, I know! I know! DARTH VADER.

Eristor: …Darth -?

Alec: Dun-dun-dun, dun-dun-DUUNNN, dun-dun-DUUNNNN! DUN, DUN, DUN DUN-

Sienna: *runs in behind Alec* ALEC! Get back here! *hauls him offstage, still singing the Emperial March at the top of his lungs*

Have you ever actually killed someone/s?

…yes. I am nearing the point of adding another to the list.

Well, that’s all for now, folks! I think Eristor’s patience is wearing thin (and it wasn’t very thick to begin with!) Like I said, I did NOT expect the amount of questions he was asked, so there will be at LEAST two more parts, maybe three. If there is something you want to ask him, be it of silly or serious nature, feel free to leave it in a comment!

Beautiful People – Caranthir

The title is, as Abigail said, somewhat misleading. However, ‘beautiful’ doesn’t really mean beautiful, personality-wise or looks-wise. It just means created by us authors. Or something to that effect. So Caranthir counts. (And he wasn’t always such a pitiless jerk anyhow.)

1. What is his motive?

He was actually quite a noble king before Oscariath poisoned his mind. He was, after all, only human – and Oscariath being the Prince of Darkness, could only resist him for so long. Now he is Oscariath’s servant, glorying in what he thinks is ‘his own power’ when in reality he is only a puppet serving a far greater and more powerful puppet master.

2. What is he prepared to do to get what he wants?

Oh yes. He doesn’t really have that pesky little restraint called ‘moral decency’ anymore, and though he isn’t furthering his own ends – rather, Oscariath’s – he will do whatever it takes.

3. Is he evil to the core, or simply misunderstood?

I think the phrase ‘misunderstood’ doesn’t quite fit any of my villains. I prefer the term ‘sympathetic’ – I can feel sorry for them without condoning their actions whatsoever. ‘Misunderstood’ implies that they think they’re doing the right thing. Caranthir certainly does not, but he is not evil to the core. Oscariath is evil, and Oscariath has taken Caranthir over. Caranthir himself – who he was before – was not evil.

4. What was his past like? What about his childhood? Was there one defining moment that made him embrace his evil ways?

He grew up in a very privileged noble family and was raised with the heighest degree of education and instruction. He was just, kind, and a wise ruler. Of course now, he is the exact opposite of every one of his better qualities. There was never one ‘defining moment where he embraced evil’ – it embraced him, rather.

5. Now that he is evil, has he turned his back on everyone, or is there still someone in his life that he cares for?

When he turned his back, he really turned his back. He murdered his wife in front of his captured stepson, tried to capture his daughter so he could kill her, and tortured said stepson (Eristor) until he escaped.

6. Does he like hugs?

I’m certain he used to, though he’s never told me. Now, anyone who got within close enough proximity to hug him would most likely be horribly murdered.

7. Is he plagued by something?

Evil is a pretty bad plague, I think.

8. Who are they more similar to: Gollum or Maleficent?

Hmm… well, he was unable to resist the shiny Evil, so he’s something like Gollum, but he has that impressive evil flair that Maleficent sports. I’d say he’s about 40 percent Gollum and 60 percent Maleficent.

9. If your villain could have his choice of transportation what would it be?

His Korrabeast. (Think giant, charchoal-gray horse with rams-horns, rope-like tail and large cloven hooves.)

10. If you met your villain in the street, how afraid would you be? Is he evil enough to kill his creator?

I wouldn’t be that scared, since I’m his author. I could write him out if I wanted to – that’s a fairly decent threat to hang over someone’s head. I would, however, say something along the lines of “Shame on you! Look at what you’ve done! Now go apologize!”