Thursday, April 12, 2012

A-Z blogging challenge: I

I is for Lord Ickard Vasterling.
Lord Ickard is a character that I can safely describe because it’s pretty obvious right from the get go what side of the good/evil fence he lands on. Lord Vasterling is average height, broadly built, with black hair that trails down the back of his neck and is always slicked back. He has a crooked, hooked nose, bright green eyes, and a cruel smile. Lord Vasterling was a champion in battle, but was discharged after rumors began circulating that he was conducting himself dishonorably in the field. After his discharge, King Tharyn of Oakenvale’s second wife appointed him her High Consular. When this Queen also died, her daughter, Princess Talia Abri, retained his services. As High Consular, Ickard attends her every need and passes down her orders.
Lord Vasterling is not well liked among the castle's servants, in fact most of them are terrified of him. The nobility are divided between those who distrust and frown upon his appointment as High Consular, and those who approve. Many of those who disapprove of his position are considered and known as The Good Queen's Folk. That's all I can tell you about that for now. More to come later...


  1. He just SOUNDS dishonorable, lol.

    1. Lol that's why I didn't mind going ahead and describing him and giving his backstory. There should really be no doubt in the reader's mind that this guy isn't someone to like. He's cruel and mean and disgusting and a bunch of other bad discriptors. His entrance in the book pretty much lets you know precisely what sort of person he is.