Beautiful People: Wil is NOT a knight

It’s this time of the month again. Beautiful People with Cait and Skye. If you want to check out what other people have done click on the picture.

Today I’m telling you about Wil from Girl of the Rumours. He is often called Blue Wil, to distinguish him from anyone else who might have that name. Other names are Sir Wil and Preacher Wil. He says they’re both wrong. He is certainly not a knight And his full name might be Wilothi, a name my little brother helped me invent, which once belonged to another character.

Now onto the questions.


How did you come up with this character?

I thought Nylf needed a friend, a sidekick of sorts. I filled in a few basics, Took a leftover first name from one place and a last name from another. decided to give him the colour blue as a reference to Will Scarlet. (Robin Hood is also where Arthen Stute’s last name came from, though it initially belonged to someone else.) And then my subconscious took over and came up with a fascinating backstory, He doesn’t even like Nylf anymore. I don’t even remember how it happened.

Have they ever been starving? Why? And what did they eat to break the fast?
Probably yes. When you live out in the jungle with no fixed occupation and others relying on you, sometimes you have to go hungry. And a likely food would be a tapeti (rabbit).

Do they have a talent or skill that they’re proud of?
He’s good at hunting, the roundup and making shoes.

List 3 things that would make them lose their temper.
Wil doesn’t tend to lose his temper. But if someone repeatably did something he’d asked them not to he would. Also if someone did something Wil thought was completely unjust and claimed the problem was with Wil’s moral code, well I’m glad I wasn’t around that day. And he has a tendency to beat himself up over what he should have done.

What is their favourite type of weather? Least favorite?
Cloudy days are good. Torrential rain is bad.

What is their MBTI personality?
I’m not quite sure. Wil is trying to ignore bits of his life and not get involved with other people though that would be more natural to him. Right now I’m thinking ISTJ. It fits with the even temper. Yesterday I said ISTP, and a few days before I was considering the possibility of him being an INFJ.

Are they more likely to worry about present problems, or freak out about the unknown future?
Probably present problems. Wil isn’t a worrier in general.

What is their favourite thing to drink?
Chocolate? I haven’t thought about drinks at all in my world building.

What is their favourite color? Least favorite?
Favourite is blue. He has gotten his nickname for a reason. And he has a distaste for yellow and black together. And the colour white. It’s impractical and shows up dirt, or blood far too well.
What is a book that changed their life?
The Bible. But that’s a long story. Even I don’t know it all.
Now it’s just so happens that it’s my birthday today. So I’ll be nice and share a snippet. In fact the first bit with Wil in it.

  “Listen,” Wil leaned forward and a beam of light fell across gold brown hair. “Mirfwoods isn’t a good place for young ladies to be around, Lass Aydel. If what Nylf has told you is true you should find someone of good status who can take you to Verlis. I-” He hesitated a moment. “Elind and I would even take you to Noble Linsti if you want.”
  “Noble Linsti!” Aydel spat out. “Are you mad? He’s the last person I could trust. Arthen and my parents are working for him. He doesn’t care about any of you. All he wants is  an opportunity to gain power over Verlis.”
  Wil frowned. “Perhaps he doesn’t care as much as he should but I’m sure it isn’t as bad as all that. He is honour bound as a noble, to help another noble’s daughter. Nylf and the sort who you’d find hanging around Mirfwoods, don’t have that honour. They’ll do what is to their advantage. It might be to yours, it might not.”
  “So you don’t trust him.” Aydel glared across at Wil. “Well I don’t trust you, so that makes two of us. But despite that fact I will still allow you to escort me to Mirfwoods if you will.”
  “And if I won’t?”
  “Then I’ll ask around and find it myself. I’m resourceful. But I would be much happier to have someone else who Nylf must trust at least a little.”
  Wil sighed. “Very well, Elind and I will take you there, Lady Adlayda.” He gave a deep bow.

 Don’t forget you can make guesses in my character name perception game until the end of the month. I’d appreciate getting as much feedback as possible.

Also I’m wondering if anyone noticed what fact about Wil I left out.

1 Comment

  1. Happy birthday, Anna! This was a fun post :).

    ~ Savannah
    scattered-scribblings.blogspot.com

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