Character Interview Number Twenty-Three Ronan – Shifter

Tell Us About Yourself

Name (s) Ronan

Age: I appear to be about twenty five.

I live primarily in the Atlantic ocean, but roam extensively as a shape shifter. I make frequent visits to Ireland as I have a deep appreciation for the landscape. As a shifter and a creature of the water, I realize I can be very fickle. I don’t think this hurts the people around me, I think they just need to accept it.

Do you have a moral code? If so what is it? I often come across to humans as having no morals at all, but that’s just not true. Just because I don’t share human morals doesn’t mean I have none.

Would you kill for those you love? I wouldn’t be opposed to it.

Would you die for those you love? Probably not, but who knows? My moods and feelings can change quite drastically.

Do you have any relationships you prize above others? Why? Not really… I treat my relationships quite lightly.

Please give us an interesting and unusual fact about yourself. I can influence humans and other creatures through touch, but I need water to conduct this influence. Some people call this manipulative, but I think of it more as persuasion.

Please give us a little information about the world in which you live. I live in the same world that you do. It’s inhabited by non magical creatures and magical creatures alike.

Does your world have religion or other spiritual beliefs? If so do you follow one of them? Please describe (briefly) how this affects your behaviour. Humans have had a superstition about magical creatures since the beginning of time, as they should.

Does your world have different races of people? If so do they get on with one another? Of course, doesn’t every world? My world has many races of people including fairies, giants, leprechauns and humans. They get along… most of the time. Of course there are always conflicts between individuals.

Name a couple of myths and legends particular to your culture/people. There are hundreds of legends told about us. We’ve been called kelpies, selkies, wihwin, nixies and more. Most of my people don’t appreciate these names and stories, but I particularly like the stories of kelpies that are told in Scottland. They’re said to be shape shifters that appear on the form of horses near bodies of water. They lure travelers onto their backs and when a human gets on one, they aren’t able to get off. The kelpie will then walk into the water and drown them. It’s an interesting story, but nonsense of course… most of it anyways.

Author notes:

Book(s) in which this character appears plus links

This character appears in Irish Fantasy Volume I: Drowining

Author name

Hannah L. Wing

Website/Blog/Author pages etc.


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