It’s time for this month’s Beautiful People! I decided to focus on Corithazon (Cor) from King’s Bluff this month
“You have what you want in your grasp. Not many men can say that,” Corithazon’s voice, though low, was intense. “If I stood in your shoes, I would fight with every last bit of strength I had to keep it. I wouldn’t just roll over and play dead.”
1) What does your character regret the most in their life?
Corithazon regrets not being there more for his youngest sister Sylve during their childhood years. He blames himself a bit for the person her loneliness caused her to become.
2) What is your character’s happiest memory? Most sorrowful memory? His favorite memories often involve endless childhood games of hide-and-seek in the palace gardens. To him, memories like these are the idyllic “good old days,” when nothing had yet come between the four siblings. Cor’s worst memory is of the day his younger sister Nenith fell off a horse as it jumped a fallen tree. The few seconds it took to reach her were the longest of his life.
3) What majorly gets on your character’s nerves? Corithazon can’t stand when people don’t take serious things and responsibilities seriously, or when people don’t seem to see that there is a serious part to life.
4) Do they act differently when they’re around people as opposed to being alone? If so, how? Considering that one of Cor’s pet peeves is people who can’t seem to take life seriously, and the royal court is filled with such people, he definitely acts differently around people than when he’s alone. He has to mask and hide his disgust of people’s superficiality, and so often comes across as arrogant. When alone, however, or with people who can actually see the serious side to life, he is gentler and kinder.
5) What are their beliefs and superstitions? (Examples: their religion or lack of one, conspiracy theories, throwing salt, fear of black cats.) I haven’t developed religion for my fantasy world. However, Cor strongly believes in honour and duty.
6) What are their catchphrases, or things they say frequently? Other than “Sylve, that’s enough,” or “Sylve, stop…” he hasn’t really developed any at this point.
7) Would they be more prone to facing fears or running from them? Corithazon can be very stubborn and refuses to be bested by anything. He would consider it the epitome of cowardice to run from his fears.
8) Do they have a good self image? Since he often looks down on those around them because they look at life as one big party, his self-image can be too good and self-righteous.
9) Do they turn to people when they’re upset, or do they isolate themselves? As a future king, Cor does not want to seem weak to those around him. He typically isolates himself and solves his own problems or privately turns to Nenith.
10) If they were standing next to you would it make you laugh or cry? Well, Cor isn’t exactly funny, but I’d say laugh is the better of the two answers, since I definitely wouldn’t be sad to see him.