Character Interview x
- 1. How would your character describe their childhood?
Pretty ordinary, honestly. Ordinary and simple, but happy. Casimir would often tag along with his father whenever he went to train and watch him. If he was able to, he would follow him around as he went about his knightly duties. Whenever Casimir wasn't with his father, he was at home with his mother and younger sister, helping them do small household chores here and there. They didn't have too much of their own and were mostly supported by the king due to his father's job as a knight, but they were happy with whatever they had.
2. What were your character’s favorite childhood activities?
His absolutely favorite thing to do was to play fight with his dad. He would sometimes go as far as to playfully fight with his younger sister, though after hurting her greatly and being severely reprimanded for it one time, he was much more careful when they did play. Other than that, he loved accompanying his dad and watching him train with the other knights, finding the entire ordeal pretty interesting and inspiring.
3. What was your character’s fondest childhood memory?
Any time spent with his family. One particular memory that Casimir is fond of is the time his father was honored for all that he did. Casimir felt immense pride in his father - and he's sure his mother and sister felt the same way - and it made him want to follow in his father's footsteps even more.
4. Is your character a virgin? If not, when did they lose their virginity?
Perhaps it is a surprise, but Casimir is a virgin. He has flirted a bit with the opposite gender, but he has never gone too far with them when courting. He takes great care of their honor and respect, not wanting to ruin their reputation. Casimir doesn't want them to be forced into marriage with him, especially if he isn't sure about them himself or if he knows she would not be happy living as a knight's wife.
5. Who has the greatest influence on your character? Why?
Based on the answers to the previous questions, his dad has had the greatest influence on him. Casimir looked up to his father quite a bit and aspired to be just like him. As soon as he was able and allowed to, he began training to become a knight just like his father. Through this, he met Prince Aeron, who he soon became good friends with. After his father, Aeron probably has the greatest influence on him, with the exception of the King, whose orders he has to follow. Aeron, however, is his oldest, and closest, friend.
6. Is your character able to kill? Under what circumstances do they find it acceptable?
Yes, Casimir is able to kill. If he needs to kill someone in order to protect the kingdom or the royal family, he will do so without any hesitation. However, it goes against his morals to kill someone he believes or thinks to be innocent. He will only kill if he or another is in danger and it is absolutely necessary.
7. Is there anything your character refuses to do? What is it and why?
Casimir will absolutely, under any circumstances, break his values, beliefs, and morals. If he thinks something is wrong, he will not do it. If he does, however, the reason behind it would be a very large one.
8. In general, how does your character treat others?
With complete respect, unless they are in trouble for doing something against kingdom rules and have to be punished. Casimir is a very honorable man, something he has learned from his father while growing up. If he has reason to suspect someone, he will keep a close eye on them until his suspicions are proven to be unreasonable.
9. Who is your character’s best friend? How did they meet?
The Blackrock Prince, Aeron, is his best friend. If not best, then his closest. There are not many other people within the castle walls that Casimir could possibly befriend. He holds a high rank within the King's Guard and most of the other knights aren't as close to him, most being acquaintances instead of friends. Casimir is almost always by Aeron's side and even has a room in the West Wing next to his. The two met each other when Casimir had begun training in order to become a knight. Gradually, over time, they became very close.
10. If your character died or went missing, who would miss them?
Casimir's sister definitely would. Although he does not get to see her as often now that she's married, he knows she would miss him. Other than Aeron, the knights he works with, and his sister, however, he currently has no other loved ones he would be leaving behind. His father passed when he was just a teenager and his mother passed years prior.
11. What does your character look for in a potential lover?
Casimir actually isn't too sure what he wants for in a potential lover. He just knows that he wants someone who could handle the sort of lifestyle he lives and be able to handle being a knight's wife. Casimir doesn't want to leave behind a wife and family with no means of taking care of themselves if something were to ever happen to him. That being said, it's not entirely easy figuring what qualities would be necessary for that. He's decided that he'll know when he meets the right woman.
12. How can someone impress your character?
Casimir tends to remain pretty neutral about many things. He, however, can maybe be impressed by doing something risky or gutsy. Not anything stupid, however. For instance, someone speaking their mind, especially when it is of an unpopular opinion. He'd probably be most impressed by someone doing something despite being fearful - especially if it was for the sake of someone else - and showing courage in that manner.
13. What are your character’s pet peeves?
Casimir absolutely cannot stand the men who cannot treat women with the respect they deserve. It bothers him when they pay a woman little respect, especially when done behind the woman's back. He also doesn't like it when people are stupidly reckless.
14. Name three things your character is good at. Name three things they’re bad at.
Casimir is good at listening and showing his support. He is good at giving advice, being rational, and having a level head on his shoulders. He is also reasonably good with his weapons and riding. Casimir also possesses a secret penchant for baking, though he rarely does it. Casimir is bad at dealing with romantic feelings, singing, and cooking.
15. What would your character want to be remembered for after death?
Casimir would want to be remembered for his loyalty and for being a good friend. He would want to be remembered for being a good person, simply put.