What is up with this character? He's so shallow. I don't get him. I ask him to tell me about himself, nothing. Hell, Lady Unarath has more character than him. But then again, that may not be so bad. He's disliked by so many of my characters, but I want him to say something or other. Otherwise, he's totally bland. Kinda like Felrich. Felrich's so evil and he enjoy's it, loves tricking people, not much else to say about him. But he's a minion, so that's fine. Gives the reader someone to really dislike.
Leoorin is the nation's figurehead, aloof, proud, a little sef-righteous. actually quite self-righteous. He's daddy's little boy. Hey, he's also asexual. He thinks he's a chess player, that he's smart, but everyone is pulling the wool over his eyes. He's deluded, used, by everyone, especially his father. His father is ruling through his son, at least he was until through political marriage he married Lady Unarath. She manipulated him like so many other of her living puppets. She is an operative for the evil organization that truly runs the nation. See, they rule her, and she rules Leoorin, thereby ruling the country.
Even though she does as her dark masters command, she plans to backstab them in the future as well, so that she is QUEEN OF ALL SHE SURVEYS.
WOw, problem kinda solved. That whole paragraph was my character Unarath telling me the 411. I see know that Leoorin is useless to talk to, as he could only give what he percieves he is, but in reality, he is a puppet, all his thoughts, feelings, actions, are all someone elses. I think he's lonely. He does all the things he's told to do, yet he's unhappy. It just isn't his dharma, but he is unwilling to see that, and so works harder and harder to please everyone around him, kind of like how Aseore just really wants to please his father to please himself. But Leoorin takes it farther, it's not just his father, or his wife, or any of the council members, it's everyone, at the same time. He spends so much time finding out how others want him to act, he does not know how he wants to act.
He's a pretty tragic character. I feel bad for him. He's so blind and in denial, he's beyond help. Why is he this way? What drove him to this point? I don't know, he won't tell me, (he wouldn't know what i was talking about) and the only one who would know is Aseore, and he is still too angry at Leoorin to say anything helpful.
Anyways, even though i talk about my characters as if they were real, I do comprehend that they aren't, so nobody comment and call me crazy. Really, each of these characters is a part of me. Ghosba is my angry passionate individualism, Skrith is my dark obsession with death and violence, Kano is my light and dreamy and lovey part, Lady Unarath is my jaded thoughts, Aseore is the part of me that always wanted to be my dad's favourite, Leoorin is the part of me that wants to make everyone happy. Felrich is just this nasty little imp who's fun to write about, i love writing his accent into dialogue, and you never know what he's gonna do or where he will pop up. There are more minor characters i haven't explored yet. I'm excited about meeting them.