Character Spotlight: Camthalion
Appearance: Tall and fair, long blond hair, blue eyes and pointed ears.
History: Camthalion was originally from the Forest of Olithea, the traditional home of the elves, but was imprisoned in Crannig Castle after the Great War in which the strytes took over Calhortz. He is a great scholar.
Author’s Notes: I suppose there may be a question of why I chose Camthalion to spotlight, since he gets little actual page time, but at the same time, he is rather a pivotal character. He’s not actually the first elf I met while writing, but he is the first one readers will meet. The elves intrigue me, and I was happy to hear that certain beta readers were intrigued by them as well.
Camthalion is the sort that holds in his past rather than sharing it, but he’s very matter-of-fact about things. I love his wisdom and strength. He protects the Time Captives from being truly found out, and helps them cope with what they have to deal with, being Time Captives. His presence is sort of reassuring. I feel like there’s so much more to him than he lets on. He has a strong sense of honor and consistency, stronger than George’s, even, though they are friends. I wish I could say more about the role he plays, but his part is a bit spoilery, since it’s an important part, so you’ll just have to read Creighton Hill to find out.
I actually just randomly threw him into the story. I hadn’t even been planning on George ending up in the Tower at Crannig Castle, but he did, and it turned out there was an elf there. Someone had to befriend George, I guess, and this mysterious elf with his hidden past showed up to do it. Now I’m wanting to write a short story about Camthalion’s past, but it’ll probably have to wait. Camthalion is willing only to divulge little about himself, the air of mystery is part of his charm.
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