Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Main Two Character Outlines (Erik & Jason)


  • The character’s name
  • A one-sentence summary of the character’s storyline
  • The character’s motivation (what does he/she want abstractly?)
  • The character’s goal (what does he/she want concretely?)
  • The character’s conflict (what prevents him/her from reaching this goal?)
  • The character’s epiphany (what will he/she learn, how will he/she change?
  • A one-paragraph summary of the character’s storyline

 
Erik Icanded

-The father of the protagonist is murdered which causes him to seek revenge on the assassins who committed the crime.

-He wishes for a simple life away from all of the commotions he is drawn into.

-Assassins who murdered the prince’s father have a plot to seize the throne by using him as their puppet.

-As a young adult, Erik is ready for adventure. His sword skills are weak and his magic capabilities are null, but when his father is murdered, he lashes out in furry towards the assassins. His thirst for vengeance begins to subside after the first Crow is eliminated. Near the end of the story, Erik realizes that without his companions none of his achievements would have been possible, and that revenge is an absolute bitter sweet sorrow. His abilities in magic become well tamed and his swordsmanship turns into a mastery of the art.

-Through a series of flashbacks, readers learn of the murder of the king during the first few chapters of the story. After the murder, Erik sets out towards the burial site where his father is going to be laid to rest. Their first stop is a city not far from the castle called Faroak. In this city, Erik meets a young lady who he develops feelings for, but their interactions with each other are brief and awkward. The next day Erik re-embarks on his journey towards the burial grounds.    However, not long after him and a few of his soldiers set out they are ambushed by a rogue mage group who decimate the battalion, and kidnapped Erik then transported him out of Anfides to an unknown land. While imprisoned, Erik meets a young mage, and together they escape the prison. After a brief meeting with the young mage’s master who ordered them to head west in secrecy until they reached the city of Gauls. Here, Erik learns that he is gifted with the arcane arts and is trained to harness the powers of the elements. However, the training is cut short after the discovery of his whereabouts by the Crow. Even with his newfound powers, he luckily escapes their grasp by holding them back with the help of his mage companions. After the conflict, Erik realizes that his time is short, and that he must train harder and faster than ever before to overcome his enemies, and to enact revenge upon his father’s murder. Two fortnights later, the Crow attack once again, but this time they somewhat prevail by injuring several of the Margaine and by capturing Erik’s new found girlfriend. Erik chases the Crow on a feeble pursuit to several different cities and even to the fort he was previously imprisoned at to no avail. Sadly, during his travels, Erik hears of the destruction of Faroak and of the newly appointed king, however, Erik soon learns that Faroak was never actually destroyed, but only raided by bandits.  Eventually, Erik discovers the location of his girlfriend yet the reunion did not last long. In front of his very eyes, she is decapitated by the Crow leader. Driven by anger, vengeance, and pride, Erik strikes at the leader of the Crow with all of his might. Alone, he was no match and this proved so. However, after nearing defeat, the leader of the Margaine and several others of his mage allies appear. In an uproar, the entire building shook with battle cries and incantations, Erik lurched forward with his blade, and went to strike the leader of the Crow in the forehead ending the battle, but in doing so, he put himself in grave danger and  distracts the Margaine Grandmaster, a fatal mistake. Almost immediately, the second in command of the Margaine grabs Erik by the arm and transports him outside of the fort than orders him to find Jason in Faroak to inform him of the news About a month later Jason is joyous to see the return of his best friend, and greets him like a brother then introduces him to his girlfriend. The discovery of who Jason was with disheartens Erik, but he does not let it show nor does he share with either of them the destruction of his short lived love instead he congratulates them. However, Erik’s visit is a grave one for he carries the news of the Margaine’s defeat, and the death of the Grandmaster. Jason is very wounded by the news, but together they bend their sorrow into fuel for him to train harder so that he along with Jason can defeat the Crow. After months of training and several trips to different cities, Jason and his friend confront the Crow in a very gruesome battle. Only with the grace of the makers and the betrayal of the Crow’s lackey did they succeed in destroying the Grandmaster of the Crow. A few nights after the battle, Erik realizes that he is just now about to begin on his true journey. Even though his body is filled with satisfaction for the victory against the Crow, his heart still yearns for something more.

 

 

Jason Goms

-As an orphan child, Jason traveled from town to town until he met up with a rogue mage group called the Margaine who took him in as an apprentice, however, all fell short when the Crow killed his master forcing him on a path of destruction.

-He wishes for a family, and to one day settle down in the small town of Faroak.

-There is an ongoing war between the Crow and the Margaine. Inevitably, one side must win. Until then, Jason must fight until either he lies dead or victorious.

-As a child, Jason learned how to become self-supportive. This led to him being more solitude when around others. Nearing death several times eventually changes his stance on being independent. Jason learns that without the help of his companions, his family, that he would have died a long time ago.

-Jason is introduced while Erik is imprisoned by the Crow. For a long while he had been drugged, but the potency of the poison is questionable and has already almost worn off. Next to him lies a very familiar fellow who he eventually recognizes as the prince of Anfides. Together they plot their escape which ends in success. After their escape from imprisonment, Jason and his new friend travel to Gaul, a large city on the outskirts of Anfides where the Margaine are secretly located. However, after the discovery of Erik’s magical powers, Jason is sent on a mission to Faroak to spy on the newly appointed king. While in Faroak, Jason meets a young girl who he quickly falls in love with, but she is hesitant to his advances, but soon she agrees to the relationship. Not long after they hitched, the girl reveals her past to Jason which surprises him greatly, but he accepts her past. All is quiet for a while except a few conversations that peaked interest. About a month later Jason is joyous to see the return of his best friend, and greets him like a brother then introduces him to his girlfriend. The discovery of who Jason was with disheartens Erik, but he does not let show instead he congratulates them. However, Erik’s visit is a grave one for he carries the news of the Margaine’s defeat, and the death of the Grandmaster. Jason is very wounded by the news, but he bends the sorrow into fuel for him to train harder so that he along with Erik can defeat the Crow. After months of training and several trips to different cities, Jason and his friend confront the Crow in a very gruesome battle. Only with the grace of the makers and the betrayal of the Crow’s lackey did they succeed in destroying the Grandmaster of the Crow.