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Character Sketch #3

I’m on a roll! By that I mean, here’s my third character!



Gender: Male
Age: 34

Locke is the idealistic head of the Blackcourt Clan. He has long, dark, curly hair and gray eyes.

Originally the youngest son of the Blackcourt family, he quickly rose to power as one by one his parents, brothers, and sister vanished. Though many people suspected him, no one could prove anything. Despite the splintering of the Blackwood clan from the Blackcourt clan, it still remained a powerful force. While Locke declared neutrality initially, his loyal servant, Alexander Graves picked up Will Shiremont, a forced servant of the Eslei clan, and thus he enters the storm of the civil war.

Hopes & Dreams: Peace and more power to the people.

Fears: having to give up on his ideals.

Hobbies/Habits: Spending time with the locals. Tends to be more forgiving than he should be. Worrying Alexander.

Loves: The Harvest season’s weather

Hates: His family, People who would take advantage of him

Other Features: There’s almost always dark circles under his eyes from a lack of sleep. A sword with a red blade.


That leaves many more still.

  • Alexander Graves (m) – servant to Locke
  • Roric (m) – Knight of the Grand Edict
  • Will Shiremont (m) – Forced recruit of the Eslei clan
  • Mira Vale (f) – Married to Van Eslei in exchange for her family’s safety
  • Aya (f) – Strategist for Demon Eyes Arryn
  • Salibus (m) – Foreigner strategist who works for the Balorryn clan

As always, I’m open to suggestions for who to put up next.


Character Sketch #2

So, I figured that since my current project has so many characters, I’ll continue with my character sketches while I get a better sense of them


SHIN (No Last Name)

Gender: Male
Age: 23

Shin is an ambitious genius serving the Blackwood Family as a strategist. He has shaggy black hair and brown eyes.

Originally he was the student of the master tactician Tristan Ivo, who took him under his wing from a young age. Reporting no family name, he is often considered clan-less, despite serving one. When his master vanished, Shin was to take over as the head strategist, but was denied the position due to age and experience. He would go on to win several battles with minimal losses and still not receive recognition. Presently being in charge of strategy in a smaller camp has left him taking on, and winning, riskier battles in order to get the recognition he feels he deserves.

Hopes & Dreams: Recognition for his talents

Fears: Being used and discarded

Hobbies/Habits: Rodan (Kind of like a chess game), losing Rodan pieces (he uses them in his strategy planning), Worrying Rin

Loves: Sweets, Showing up superiors

Hates: Disrespect, Incompetent leaders, People who don’t listen

Other Features: None in particular


Shin was actually the first character to get a role in my story. While he isn’t as solidified as Rin in my mind, I feel he’s a lot of fun to write about. This story has 9 characters. I can’t promise that they will all survive either. Since that means I have 7 left, I’m probably going to keep running this series.

Commentators can pick from one of these ones for my next sketch if they’d like:

  • Locke Blackcourt (Head of the Blackcourt Clan)
  • Alexander Graves (Devoted servant to Locke Blackcourt/Earth Enactor)
  • Roric (Knight of the Grand Edict/Metal Enactor)

Keep Writing!

~ Underdog

Character Sketch #1

While thinking about what to post today, I decided maybe I should share some of my own creations for once. Though I suppose the big question is where to begin? As of late, I’ve been working on a world for a story. The story is being told from the perspectives of several characters in a structure more akin to George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire and Steven Erikson’s Malazan Book of the Fallen books. While I’m not deep enough into the writing to share it yet, I do have the characters in mind, and decided to lay the details of one out for you to see.

Thus I present to you my first Character Sketch:



Gender: Female
Age: 21

Rin is an athletic tomboy serving the Blackwood Family as a bodyguard. She has short-cut, straight, reddish brown hair and blue eyes.

Initially, she joined the military to escape marriage, but ended up finding someone she cared for in her new job, a young strategist named Shin who saw her as someone with potential and talents, and not just a woman. Presently, she is assigned to guard him, and uses loyalty as a guise for her true feelings. While not always the brightest, Rin is a talented swordsman and at times an unlikely leader as she struggles to survive in the civil war torn era of her homeland.

Hopes & Dreams: An end to the Civil War, and capturing the heart of Shin

Fears: People she cares about getting hurt, Fire

Hobbies/Habits: Whistling, Knuckle Cracking

Loves: Shin, fried pork strips, watching Shin’s strategies play out perfectly

Hates: Snakes, Hector Blackwood

Other Features: Burn scars on her back from her childhood. Miscellaneous cuts, scars, and bruises.


I’m always happy to work on these, and answer questions in the comments!