Saturday, June 22, 2013

Character Interview: Sajur Golu

Haven't done a villain interview yet. Introducing Sajur Golu, from Chosen of Azara (boo, hiss):

1. What is your full name? Is there anything significant about your name?
I am Sajur Golu. "Golu" is a title signifying that I am a high priest dedicated to the service of a Source in the Madrinan Empire. Ordinary priests are also known as golus, but they are not entitled to bear the title as part of their name.

2. How old are you?
Only petty-minded people allow themselves to be limited by such a thing as numbers.

3. Tell us about your family. What do you like and not like about them?
I am descended from the Old Madrin nobility, a people superior in courage and intellect who gave rise to the Madrinan Empire.

4. Who was your first kiss, and what did you think of it?
I don't see why something like that should be important enough to bother remembering.

5. What is your occupation?
I am the High Priest of Source Dar, the Source on which is founded the capital of the Madrinan Empire and the most powerful Source in the Empire. I am also chief advisor to Dansat, the ruler of the Madrinan Empire and, should something happen to him and his older son the Crown Prince, I fully expect to be the Regent in his younger son's place.

6. What are your best and worst qualities?
I possess extraordinary intelligence and a bold and fearless vision of the future. I am also gifted with a keen perception of others' thoughts and emotions, and with the ability to persuade others to do my bidding. As well, I have a matchless ability to take in Source-power and to use it, and the courage to go beyond the limitations that are imposed by the small-minded.

My worst quality? I would say that I regret not having the ability to actually read minds. I am also not as young as I used to be, and aging is somewhat of an inconvenience to one with my drive and ambition.

7. What quality do you value most in a romantic partner?
Golus in the Madrinan Empire are generally expected to remain celibate. A rather petty limitation, adhered to by those who are too conventional to fully explore all the avenues by which power can be gained and experienced. I have rather unique and sophisticated tastes in this area, unconstrained by petty ideas of morality or romance, and I savor the times when I can find a participant for my activities who has the proper attitude towards them.

8. What is your favorite thing to do?
There are ways of using Source-power that most workers of magic would not dream of or dare to use if they did know of them. My research in this area is always intriguing and fulfilling.

9. What is your greatest fear?
Why should I fear anything?

Although, I will admit, it would be a rather annoying inconvenience should those on the Imperial council who are petty-minded enough to not share my grand vision and to object to some of my methods and objectives persuade Dansat that I should be removed from my current positions.

10. What is your most treasured possession?
Power - both magical power, and power over the minds and hearts of men - is what gives life meaning. Life can only be experienced to its fullest through the exercise of power.

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