Wing Character Descripts

[Extras] 

[Wing]

 

Mellar

Confident, Scarred, Prideful

The apprentice to the great Miiyenae, Mellar is very mission-oriented. If he is given a task, then he will get it done. His strengths include his ability with magic (manifest and power-drawn) and his physical strength. Because of a previous training accident, he has an obvious scar on his face that tends to strike fear in others. Many people are afraid of him, and see him just as someone to fear (the muscular build only adds to this fear).

Mellar himself is not brave, but is reluctant to fear. To him, any obstacle or challenge is simply another task that must be done. If he had a mission that wanted him to cross a glass floor, he would put one foot on it to test it, then take off running across as soon as he knew it would hold his weight. He is aware of his personal safety, but he prioritizes his physical ability or the task at hand.

Tall, with black hair, he has an old scar that runs from above his right eye, down the side of his nose, then across his right cheek. His eyes are dark brown, and he prefers to wear dark colors. His wings (summoned by manifest magic) are mostly black, with some purple and red.

Mellar ran away from home as a child after discovering magic. His sister had been attacked, and Mellar’s magic had appeared when he tried to save her. Found by Miiyenae, he was given two options: go with her or die at the hands of the mystics. He picked the better of the two, going with her and learning from her. The scar was received not long afterwards from a fellow apprentice who tried wielding a sword. For years, he has done whatever Miiyenae asks of him.

Mellar has two dreams. First, he wants to turn his wings into a creation of flesh and blood. Second, he wants to remove the control that the mystics have over magic so that anyone can learn and use magic without fear.

“You rely on your own abilities. Your physical abilities, your powers with magic. Your pride protects you, and keeps you from failure. No matter what you do, you believe that you can save you.” – The Tormentor, talking about Mellar directly to Mellar (draft form)

 

Daeya

Protective, Intelligent, Rational (usually), Learned to look after herself and others

Daeya’s dream is to create something beautiful in order to add some form of beauty to the world. She also wants that beauty to be appreciated by others, and to feel the value of her own creations. She wants be an idealistic artist, seeing the good in the world and seeking to add more beauty to it.

However, life had other plans for her. She discovered magic by accident, finding it as a great power. Daeya immediately tried to improve her world with it, until the mystics came for her. Transported against her will, she found herself held prisoner and awaiting the mystic tests.

Daeya’s strengths include her intelligence, seeing the good in situations, and learning to care for herself and others. She becomes like a sister to Willow, trying to keep her new training partner alive. Her weaknesses include her own emotions (seeing good can be both a weakness and a strength), how unsure she is about her own abilities, and how protective she can be of others.

Daeya is of average height, with blonde hair and brown eyes. She has pleasing facial features, but is not strikingly beautiful. She likes to wear greens, browns, and reds. She learned how to care for herself and her father after her mother passed away at a young age. Her father was drunk and absent a lot, often getting himself into trouble and debt. She has had to save him many times.

Daeya’s song: Something Beautiful by NeedToBreathe [link]

 

Willow

Fearful, Young, In need of help, In want of comfort

Willow is young, only twelve years old during Wing. She is very fearful of the mystics, and has trouble trusting others. Her strengths include her ability with magic (she is unusually strong and magic takes less life essence than usual from her) and her attachment to her dreams. Her weaknesses include limited experience, not doing well under pressure, and troubles with memory under stress.

She is of average build for her age with medium-length light brown hair. Willow has hazel eyes and likes wearing red. Her dream is to become a traveler so that she can see the world and meet all the people who call it home. She also wants to find her father.

[Revealing more of her backstory may reveal too much. So, I will not reveal it here.]

 

Miiyenae

Fallen, Older than most mystics survive to, Strong, Playful / Mischevious, Fearful of death

Miiyenae is a fallen mystic who takes apprentices from time to time. Her longest-lasting student is Mellar, the only one who has not died under her instruction. She has made a name and reputation for herself as someone who is not afraid to break the rules or oppose the mystics. Her income is made through a variety of payments that she takes in exchange for odd or difficult jobs and quests.

Her strengths include a strong ability with knowledge, a strong ability with magic (power drawn), the wisdom that she has acquired in her lifetime, and her intelligence. Her weaknesses include limited tolerance for people, limited patience, how much she fears death, and the regrets that she still holds surrounding her family.

Miiyenae has lived to be older than most mystics (fallen or not) because she strictly limits her use of magic. Her fear of death often forces her to find alternatives to using her own abilities in order to preserve her own life. She has dark brown eyes and likes wearing dark colors. Her hair used to be dark brown, but is not anymore.

[Revealing her backstory here would definitely reveal too much. However, it can be mentioned that she became fallen by sleeping with the wrong council member’s daughter. Miiyenae’s Fall, a short on the extras page, pertains to her backstory.]

 

Yellow Robes / Rard / Tormentor / Gar

Revealing this now may reveal too much. However, do realize that these are important characters with important motives. The tormentor has bright green eyes, which can either be interpreted as hinting at intelligence or as hiding a monster that is resting underneath.

Novellas vs. Novels

A novella is a short novel. They are usually divided from novels because of their word count (for example, literary contests that include separate categories often divide them that way). The problem is that, to my knowledge, there is no accepted standard for the difference. For my own use, I divide them in this way:

  • I prefer to try for a minimum of 20k words (k = 1,000)
  • If a work passes 40k, then it is more likely to be counted as a novel than as a novella.

In my opinion, novellas always seem to have a different feel from novels. They tend to feel more like an extended short story. Sometimes, though not always, there is more of a focus on details of plot over character development, or vice versa. Also, because of the shorter length, novellas are typically meant to be read in just one or two sittings.

Here are two examples of prominent novellas:

[Stephen King 1922]

[Kurt Vonnegut Slaughterhouse-Five]

 

[link to return to novels]

Audio Recordings

This post is about an experiment that is no longer in progress. It will remain here as a record, just do not expect any of the links to work.

For specific creative works, I may decide to record an audio version. These would be free, as an audiobook and / or in video format on YouTube. Also, I may have the link included on this page before the project is actually completed. I should point out at this time that these are self-recorded, meaning that instead of being professionally done, they are recorded by me on my laptop.

[If anyone is curious, then these actually began as an experiment in voice recording. You can find the original post [here].]

 

YouTube video version:

[Y audio recording in video format]

Eventual free audio recordings:

[I have not figured out how to do this yet. . .]

Beginning Adventures into Voice Recording

Note: This is an old page from a previous experiment. It is only here as a record. Do not expect the links to work.

As an experiment, I have been recording the chapters from Y. Eventually, I hope to combine these into a free audio format. Also, I hope to use this audio format with an image of the cover in order to create a video version to put on YouTube as another free version. Currently, this is only an experiment, and I have only recorded some of the chapters.

 

Later Update:

Success! You can find the recorded version [here].

Also, this project page has been updated to be more than just beginning adventures. You can find the new page [here].