Saturday, July 23, 2016

Beautiful People: Eeris & Seiryu

I know I haven’t been posting much. :P I have little excuse. At first I didn’t know what to write about, and then I just never got around to doing it when I did know. But I’m here now, with yet another Beautiful People linkup, hosted by Cait and Sky. ^_^ I’m doing two characters this time, both from my untitled fantasy novel. They’re brother and sister, Eeris and Seiryu (look at me, being brave and introducing them by name ;) ).

Anywho, Eeris is the older sister of Seiryu. The best way I think to sum her up is that she’s like a succubus. Those female demons that lure victims in with their beauty? That’s Eeris, except as far as I know she doesn’t kill the guys she seduces. She’s drop-dead gorgeous, and she knows it and uses it to her advantage.

However, she cares very much for her brother. He has an illness that is killing him, and there’s no known cure. Eeris spends much of her time studying medicine and helping her brother look for a cure.

Seiryu is one of the two main villains in my novel. He is adviser and best friend to the emperor. He’s not as much of a social person as his sister, and prefers his study to an evening in the company of too many people he doesn’t know well. While his illness incapacitates him from time to time, Seiryu spends a great deal of time in research and experimentation. He will science the daylights out of anything he finds new and fascinating. However, this often includes other living, sentient beings (humans, elves, half-elves, etc.). So he kind of becomes an evil scientist. But quietly cunning. A subtle evil scientist. More or less.

Anyway! I’ll be answering the questions for both siblings here. Enjoy! :D

1. Do they want to get married and/or have children? Why or why not?
Eeris: No and no. As for children, I’m not 100% sure she can have children, and even if she could, she’s not the motherly type. She also does not want marriage, or any long-term relationship.

Seiryu: Mmm… I think, deep, deep, deep down, he does want to be married. Maybe even kids, but I’m doubtful there. But because of his illness, he wouldn’t want to risk passing it on to any children he could have. He doesn’t marry, because the illness could kill him far too soon, and he doesn’t want to leave a wife with that grief.

2. What is their weapon of choice? (It doesn’t necessarily have to be a physical weapon.)
Eeris: Her beauty and allure. It’s her siren song, if you will.

Seiryu: Possibly his magic, if he is being threatened. Wielding a sword or dagger may fail him if his illness acts up (it can cause a coughing fit, or give him a limp in his left leg), so something that’s essentially a part of him. Or, if he’s being threatened intellectually, he will debate the person into their grave (he’s an INTJ. He knows all the things ;) ).

3. What’s the nicest thing they’ve done for someone else, and why did they do it?
Eeris: Oh boy… I’m not even sure. The closest I can think of is her taking in a half-elf child. Elves hate half-elves with a passion. Essentially, half-elves are to elves in my novel what mudbloods are to purebloods in the Harry Potter universe. So her agreeing to take the child in is, I suppose, a nice thing? She made the child a servant, but still. I’m not sure why… possibly to keep the child from growing up with the emperor’s own daughter.

Seiryu: Another hard one… perhaps helping his best friend achieve his goals/desires, even when his own illness is a problem. He wants to see his friend succeed, especially due to issues in his friend’s past that cut him off from other opportunities. Other nice acts… perhaps tolerating the princess’s kitten. The man hates cats, so not throwing the kitten off his lap right away is probably a really nice thing for him to do. XD

4. Have they ever been physically violent with someone, and what instigated it?
Eeris: Probably with the servants she keeps. Usually, it’s because they displease her, or their work is unsatisfactory, or they are rebellious. She doesn’t tolerate mediocre service.

Seiryu: Likely. I feel like it would have been during an experimental session. He’s not exactly humane at times… his curiosity instigates it, and/or if his victim is being saucy.

5. Are they a rule-follower or a rebel?
Eeris: Rebel, I think. Her wardrobe screams rebel with very, very form-fitting dresses and plunging necklines, which is not a style common or considered proper in her world (at least in her home country).

Seiryu: I would say rule-follower. While his sciencing tendencies border on illegal, those activities aren’t widely known. He does have a respectable image to keep up, so he probably does follow the rules.

Ish. It's hard to find a good reference for him. >_>

6. Are they organized or messy?
I would say they’re both fairly organized. Eeris maybe less organized than her brother, but even she has her methods of organization.

7. What makes them feel loved, and who was the last person to make them feel that way?
Being with people they really know. For Eeris, it’s with her brother. For Seiryu, it’s with Eeris, or with the emperor. Seiryu feels more comfortable with close friends, and is more himself, more open, with them. For Eeris, she can be relaxed and appear more like a big sister.

8. What do they eat for breakfast?
Eeris: Probably fruit of some kind.

Seiryu: Eggs, toast, maybe sausage, and possibly fruit.

9. Have they ever lost someone close to them? What happened?
Yes. Their mother ran off with a half-elf. They don’t usually speak of it, but to them and anybody else back home, it is as if she had died.

10. What’s their treat of choice? (Or, if not food, how else do they reward themselves?)
Eeris: She might reward herself with a new dress, or with new jewelry.

Seiryu: Perhaps with a book, or a night out attending whatever my world’s equivalent is of an opera.

So there you go. :D My villain and his sister. ^_^ What do you think of them? Would they get on well with any of your villains? ;)

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