Irvin Gash; Analyzing Cavateh

cavateh-detailedI decided to write a little information about a character I’m quite fond of; Cavateh the dragon. It might be odd to say, but he’s a character that really ‘opened up to me’. He’s a character I managed to understand and figure out. He let me in to understand the fickle patterns of his mind and the inner workings of his personality. Of course he’s very complex and it’s hard to incorporate one’s true identity completely in just a short form. No form could truly do it at all, but here’s what little I can tell you about him.

 

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Basic information

Name Cavateh
Definition Ice fire / ice of fire / burning ice
Nickname(s) Cava / Silver Eye
Gender Male
Crystal Sapphire
Physical age 3 years
Mental age 2000+ years

Physical attributes

Eye color Silver
Scale color Midnight/steel blue
Wing color Deep blue; a tad brighter than the scales
Build Slender limbs, aside from muscular shoulders and haunches. large wings, broad horns and claws, rounded attributes
Height 4,20m (at the shoulders)
Mentionable attributes

Relationships

Bloodline Emandon + Aglass
Siblings Aravis, Symonta
Mate
Offspring
Companions

Psychology

Overall personality A diplomatic, formal approach. Cava does not refer to emotions often. He is usually analytical. He tends to be either calm or fired up. When agitated, he will raise his voice and speak more openly about his opinions.
Relationships Before bonding with someone, Cava will be kind, formal and honest with people. He will not easily leave anyone out, even if he is skeptical. His skepticism grows stronger around those he cares about in order to ensure they are safe. Once he cares for another person, he is very protective of them and watchful. He will sacrifice for them in order to keep them out of harm’s way. Cava can grow angry when someone harms those he loves.
History Cavateh is the offspring of two ancient dragons; veterans of an old war and establishers of the new world. They were the only ones that remained after the Ancient War. He carries many of their memories with him, however not of them as they were. Cava does not initially know his parents too well. It is only through his adventures that he obtains knowledge of them. As the descendant of ancient heroes, Cava feels compelled to protect the world from darkness and evil. This is what initially draws out the courage of his sapphire gem.
Talents A skilled flyer, a good listener, analytical
Fears Death without accomplishments, stagnant situations

Further information

Notes

Place in the story

Introduction Cavateh is first introduced in his alternative form, before he interacts with Ailena; the human he chooses to bond with. He comes in contact with her through the intervention of Ailena’s grandfather. After their first meeting, Cavateh’s true identity becomes steadily more apparent.
Role Cavateh acts as a supportive role for Ailena by guiding her through his memories and by teaching her what little he knows. He acts as her key to a new destiny; a new future.

Note: I wanted to write more about the role and the storyline, but I don’t want to give out any spoilers. Maybe I’ll write that in another post but I’ll place a big spoiler warning on it, don’t worry!

Nivitera’s Promise; Analyzing Syllin

This past November, I took part in what is known as NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). 2015 marked my fourth year of participation in this wonderful project that has by now spread itself worldwide. During the month dedicated to this project, which is November every year, aspiring authors, new authors and even the well-known ones will attempt to write a novel that consists of 50.000 words (or more, of course!)

I spent 27 days writing vigorously that month and ended with a word count that is over 113.000 words. Trust me, I am not completely sure either how that happened. It was hard work, of course, but it was delightful to do at the same time. Though the story had been given months of my time to be considered, it now holds more details than it did then. There are still many plotlines unfinished and thus I plan to continue writing it until it is completed to my satisfaction.

I found myself quite consumed with the creation of many various characters and magical abilities to remain true to my own standards for a good fantasy tale. However the many persons that are involved in the journey and objective of the main character, cause for a lot of confusion when I discuss ideas with a friend. He often finds himself unsure of whom might be whom and their place in the story. So, I am here to change that, while also giving my readers their first experience with this blog. To ensure I won’t tire anyone with my lengthy writing, I will cut my analytics of the novel into pieces.

1. Syllin

At the start of my telling, Syllin is a young woman; aged twenty-four. She resides in a glamorous house with her mother, father and adopted sister. Her mother is a professor at the local academy of magic; teaching the youths of the ways of magical objects that are involved in the world. Her father is a knight of the kingdom who fought in several glorious battles in the past; several of which were part of the war that is currently being waged with a neighboring nation.

The relationship Syllin has with her sister (Tarii) is a toxic one. Syllin finds herself unable to use magic and thus can not learn from her mother. Tarii however, is able to use various magical abilities. This is part of what makes Syllin feel negatively towards the younger girl. It is something that has compelled Syllin towards perfecting the art of the blade; learning from her father instead. It is the only way, she feels, that she might earn the approval of her parents. Because Syllin was always an only child, she found it normal that all the attention of her parents would be dedicated to her. A person that takes up her mother’s attendance is therefore unsettling to her. She feels that Tarii is to be blamed for taking up her mother’s time, rather than having it be given to herself. Finally, she does not share many interests with the younger girl and therefore does not find herself able to tolerate her too well.

From a young age, Syllin has been involved with a descendant of an unusual race. His name is Shatten and he is her dearest childhood companion. They met at a very young age in the city where Syllin and him where born. Due to the offer of employment at the magical academy given to her mother, the family decided to move to the city where the academy resided. Therefore Syllin and Shatten physically parted. However they kept their bonds strong through letters and through visits on rare occasions. When Syllin reaches adulthood, she finds herself falling in love with the young man.

Within the city where Syllin later grows up, she meets a young woman named Kyar. The other female is shyer and quieter than she is and thus the two find themselves complementing one another. The two become close friends; exchanging thoughts and feelings of depth as friends ought to. But several years before the tale begins, Kyar vanishes without a word. The parents of the girl will not declare what has happened to her. All they tell Syllin is that the time the two have spent has come to a close and that it is time for them to let one another go. During the few years that follow, Syllin does so. After a chaotic event that affects Syllin’s path during a journey she undertakes alone, she finds herself stumbling onto Kyar’s doorstep; finally discovering what happened to her old friend and rekindling the lost friendship.

Something that one might not directly link to Syllin’s character is power. However it courses through her veins in many ways. She enjoys strengthening her muscles and the art of the blade. She carries two slim swords with her that her father teaches her to handle well. Her paid occupation is training horses that will be used during combat. Therefore she works with powerful beings. The tasks this involves give her sincere satisfaction. To top it off, she carries strong willpower in her heart that compels her to embark on a voyage that not many would dare to challenge themselves with.

In her youth, Syllin’s family transferred their living location from one city to another. After this, the family took several trips about to either visit personal friends or to uphold contacts that involve the professions of her parents. Therefore Syllin has become quite detached. A location does not hold the feeling of home for her. That is why she finds the journey ahead of her to be easy to decide on.

Fates collides eventually and toss Syllin into a series of events that drastically change her life. She no longer trains horses or finds herself practicing swordplay. The contacts she upheld with friends such as Shatten and Kyar fade. Her entire connection with her family dissolves and Syllin finds herself justified in feeling a loathing towards her sister Tarii. A great destiny lies before her; one that involves the power of the gods.