Introducing Professor Roric Rossony, the (reluctant) hero of The Lost Book of Anggird.
1. What is your full name? Is there anything significant about your name?
My name is Roric Rossony. I chose this name for myself, as the name I was given at birth would not be appropriate for my situation in life. 'Roric' is the Vorunnic form of my given name, and 'Rossony' is the surname of an explorer from the Vorunne Dominion whom I read about and admired as a boy.
2. How old are you?
I am thirty-five years old.
3. Tell us about your family. What do you like and not like about them?
I have been estranged from my family for twenty-three years and would prefer not to speak of them. Though I will admit to some regret at not having my younger brother in my life.
Perhaps the closest thing I have to family now is my friend and mentor, Professor Delric Baldrin, who was my teacher of Balance Theory when I was a student.
4. Who was your first kiss, and what did you think of it?
I long ago came to the decision that carnal urges and appetites, and the feelings that can lead to them, are incompatible with the life I wish to lead. In short, I have never kissed anyone.
5. What is your occupation?
For the past twelve years, I have been a Professor of Balance Theory at the University of Vorunne City. My duties include presenting lecture courses on various aspects of magical Balance, leading small seminar groups for advanced students both from the College of Magecraft and the College of Scholarship, publishing books and scholarly articles on Balance Theory, and conducting research into magical Balance. My expertise covers the full range of Balance Theory, also taking in such subjects as mathematics, natural history and philosophy, and magical philosophy. I have a particular interest in the design and Balancing of magical devices, though that is only a small part of my work.
6. What are your best and worst qualities?
I believe that my best quality is that I am meticulous in all aspects of my work, paying great attention to detail and always striving to produce work of the highest quality and scholarly integrity. As for my worst quality, I am told that I am fairly rigid in my attitudes and habits, to the extent that I have garnered the rather unflattering nickname 'Broomstick Rossony.' I suppose there might be some truth to that, but my habits and routines have served me well so far, and I see no reason to change.
7. What quality do you value most in a romantic partner?
Please see the answer to question number four. I am not seeking a romantic partner; I am quite content by myself.
8. What is your favorite thing to do?
I find my work to be tremendously fulfilling, in all its aspects - teaching, researching, and writing. I did rather enjoy making the flameless magical lamps that I use in my rooms and that have been adopted for use in other areas of the University, such as library storage rooms.
9. What is your greatest fear?
[this question was left blank]
10. What is your most treasured possession?
Rather than any material possession, I treasure my good name and integrity as a Scholar and Professor.
10/2/2013 10:42:36 am
Oh, this is fun! Is this going to be a regular feature? (I especially liked the question intentionally left blank,) Might also be fun to interview him about other characters (or other characters about him.)
10/2/2013 10:49:05 am
I think I got the idea from Lindsay Buroker; she does really fun character interviews (with questions sent in by readers!) and also from various character questionaires I've seen on the NaNoWriMo boards. It is fun, a good way to talk up a book a bit and help you and your readers get to know your characters better. I've actually done several so far, from my previous books; check the Character Interviews category in the sidebar. I love doing them, and it's fun for minor characters as well as main characters.
10/2/2013 10:49:59 am
Oh, and I like the characters interviewing each other idea! puts a whole different spin on it. Characters from the same books, or from different books?
10/2/2013 11:06:57 am
Any and all of the above. Certainly chatty pairs like George and Karla are natural for interviewing each other. (And I know George would rather tell you about her than about himself.) But it could be fun to have a character from one book interview someone from another book. But I'd have to think about the unfamiliar character dynamics a little more.
10/2/2013 11:24:17 am
I can totally see Plink interviewing (or trying to interview) Casey.
10/2/2013 11:54:06 am
Well, any interview with Casey would end up with Mick answering the questions for her. (or it would be a REAL one sided conversation.)
10/2/2013 01:31:36 pm
Yeah, see, I was picturing Plink and Casey getting together for a little girl talk, lol.
10/2/2013 02:36:47 pm
Well, if it weren't a public interview....
10/2/2013 04:35:35 pm
10/3/2013 11:48:45 am
seriously, I would read that!
Your comment will be posted after it is approved.
Leave a Reply.
I am Kyra Halland, author of tales of fantasy, heroism, and romance.
Sign up for my email list
Click on the covers for more information
Kyra Halland: Welcome to My Worlds is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.
Other links on this site may also lead to products for which the owner may receive compensation.
This website uses marketing and tracking technologies. Opting out of this will opt you out of all cookies, except for those needed to run the website. Note that some products may not work as well without tracking cookies.Opt Out of Cookies