Author’s name: J. K. Lutes
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CHARACTER’S NAME: Justin
Who are you? (Give a brief description of yourself)
I am a White Wizard, so I have mastered the four elements and I can command plants, animals, magical creatures, and dragons. A dragon sired one of my ancestors, so I also possess Dragon Magic, so I can use the breath weapon of a dragon. I have already mastered breathing fire, ice, and lightning. I can also smell gold, become invisible, and transform myself into an elemental cloud.
How did you find yourself in your current predicament/on your current adventure?
My father told me stories every night before I fell asleep, and my favorite story of them all was about the fall of our ancestor’s ancient city. The fall of the city was awful, but it was my ancestor who led the survivors to safety and founded their new home. I heard the story one last time on the day I faced the trials to see what sort of magic I would learn. When I finished my training, I traveled back to the ancient city to recover magical weapons that were lost during the attack. Not only will I have to face the creatures that now inhabit the city, but the journey to get there is filled with perils of its own.
Who are your companions?
My friend, Grace, accompanied me on my journey, so that she could summon animals to scout the city for us. Alyssa, the wizard who taught me plant magic, has come along to recover an ancient crown lost by the faeries during the fall of the city. Lauren, the wizard who taught me gold magic, has come along to recover a dragon lance lost by her most famous ancestor. And finally, Niall, another White Wizard, has come along to recover Cumhacht, the sword of power.
What is the government structure of your world? Are you happy with this or do you strive to change the status quo?
My city is ruled by a council of wizards, one wizard from each of the wizard sects of my city. While they seem to have the best interest of the city at heart, they seek personal fame and recognition. They are also stuck in the past and refuse to allow my people to grow beyond their current constraints for fear that they will lose their power and influence.
Do you have a mentor? Tell us about them.
My mentor is Riordan, and he is a White Wizard. He is a distant cousin of mine and both of our families descend from Lucinor, one of the most famous White Wizards in the history of my people.
What trait do you abhor most in yourself or others?
During the planning stage of our quest, a wizard who should have accompanied us sought riches rather than help. And while on my adventure, I noticed that one of my companions was willing to put his own needs above the needs of everyone else. His selfishness could have led to our capture, or worse, our demise. Selfishness is the trait that I most abhor.
Tell us about your family.
My father, Jerome, is a Red Wizard. He can control fire, but unlike most other Reds, he can also control air. He is the Master of the Great Forge and the weapons that he produces are prized above all others. My mother was a Gold Wizard, so she could control dragons, but she disappeared when I was twelve.
How does your society deal with those on the edges? Do you approve of this?
My city recognizes nine types of Wizards. Red Wizards control fire, Blues control water, Greys control air, Blacks control the earth, Greens control plants, Browns control animals, Silvers control most magical animals, and Golds control dragons. White Wizards possess the ability to use all eight of the basic types of magic. Within the last hundred years some wizards have found that they possess the ability to use more than one of the basic forms of magic, but not all eight. Those wizards have been labeled anomalies and have been encouraged not to use more than one type of magic. I do not approve of this practice; I believe that a wizard should explore all of his or her powers and expand their knowledge as much as possible.
Do you have a best friend/worst enemy?
My best friend is Grace, she is a Brown Wizard, which means she can control the animals of this world. She is following in the footsteps of her mother, who passed along her love of animals. She has two animal companions: a golden eagle named Spiorad (Spirit), and a mongoose named Diabhal (Devil).
Do you believe in magic?
Of course I believe in magic, I have used it most of my life. From an early age I was able to cast spells that most other students could not. An older student gave me a spell to polymorph inanimate objects, and I got in trouble when I scared my mother by transforming a stick into a snake.