Character Introduction and Interview: Dillyn

It’s time once again for a Character Highlight and Interview! This time, Dillyn gets the spotlight. Once again, I apologize for the lack of a quality picture. My artistic skills will never be able to do Dillyn justice.

Forest Dillyn 2

When asked to describe Dillyn, his mother usually uses the term, “full of life.” This certainly seems to be true. Dillyn can never be accused of not living life to its fullest. Whether it was charging off into his next adventure, or planning how to untangle himself from the trouble that adventure inevitably attracted, he was always on the move as a child. Though his tendency to seek excitement often led him into sticky situations, he was more than up to the task of getting himself out. Early on it was apparent Dillyn had a knack for strategy if he would allow himself to slow down enough to plan. As he grew older and learned to focus his attention better, this talent served him well in his career in the military of Aviandria. He moved quickly up in the ranks and became the youngest captain in over a hundred years. Despite his accomplishments, he remains impressively humble, and his unwavering good nature tends to attract at least as many people to him as his good looks. Besides seeking adventure, Dillyn enjoys a good sparring match with his trusty sword, a merry jig, or telling a spectacular tall-tale.

My questions are bolded, and Dillyn’s responses are in italics. I have underlined my original questions that I planned. The ones that aren’t underlined were ones that came out as I was interviewing Dillyn to clarify some of his answers.

Character: Dillyn

What is your favorite color and why?

Blue. I’ve always liked blue, because it is the color of Aviandria, and besides, it is just a good, solid color. It feels… sincere. Like it isn’t really hiding anything, if you know what I mean. (laughs a little) Besides, I have to wear it most of the time, so I might as well like it, right?

What is your favorite food and why?

 Ohhhh… I’d have to say anything but army rations. I’ve lived off dried meat and biscuits for way too long. Just give me a warm, home-cooked meal and I think I would be happy.

Where would you go on your dream vacation, and what would you do?

Probably somewhere I can find a nice beach to relax, and plenty of good food, besides army rations of course. (Slight pause) I guess I wouldn’t have to go far, considering that describes Accipitridaelynn, and I live there. Maybe I’d go to Alcyon, just to switch things up. It’s by the ocean. As far as what I would do? Well, probably whatever happens to come up at the time. Something always does.

So would you relax or look for something exciting to do?

 I think relaxing would be nice for a little bit, but I can’t lie. I think a vacation might be kind of dull without some sort of adventure.

So what sort of adventure would you look for?

I don’t usually go looking for adventure. It usually finds me. Like I said, I probably would just go with whatever comes along. Life is full of adventures. I’m sure I’d find something.

What animal do you see yourself most like and why?

Oh goodness. I’ve never really thought about it before. I’ll say… a dog. A good dog has lots of friends, and they can do a lot, and they just usually seem happy. They just don’t seem to worry about much, and they love to have fun, but they can get down to business and work hard when they need to. Yeah, I think a dog would work. Shure, why not?

If you had a hundred dollars to spend however you like, what would you do with it?

I think I would buy my mother a nice set of dishes. She has worked so hard most of her life and done without a lot, and much of that was because she was taking care of my siblings and me, and even more perhaps because she supported me in my decision to take a stand against Gallis. She deserves something  nice like that. Then if I had anything left, I might see if I could get something for my younger brother and sisters. They would like that.

If you had an hour of free time to do whatever you wanted with, what would you do?

I think I would go to the beach and go for a swim. That was one of my favorite things to do when I was a boy. Of course, that wouldn’t work in the rainy season as well. In that case, I would say I would like to sit inside by a warm fire with my friends and family and swap stories. That’s always enjoyable.

 

If you could have one super power, what would it be?

Super power? What exactly is a super power?

A super power is something that ordinarily people don’t have. Something that makes you more powerful than everybody else.  For example, super strength makes you stronger than everybody else, or there’s flying, or there’s the ability to see through things, or breath under water, or turn invisible—

Turn invisible? That sounds like a good one. I think I would like to be invisible. Then Alder couldn’t be the only one to slip around and do things. I would be able to get in on more of the action instead of sitting around and letting him have all the fun. Those Traders would never know what hit them.

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