So it is time for the September edition of BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE
This is the Villain edition so I will be doing Castor from The Revolution of Niradde
And as a side note to that story, I have made the entire plot line for the book (which keeps getting full of stuff that belongs in the second book ;) and have decided everything except what happens to Castor. I will soon be writing in the actual book again, and making progress, but Castor's fate remains undecided. He is too complicated for me to know what to do with him. I feel like he should be faced with justice and die, but that seems to easy and cliche, and I really don't know what to do with him. I also feel like I should care more about his son, but poor Benmajin just doesn't really get a very big role in the story, so I apologize to him. 
And now, without further blah blah blahing, I will let Castor take the stage and answer some questions about himself. In third person.

1. What is their motive?

Castor wants power, and has it and intends to keep it. But he is also obsessed with the technology he discovered. However, his main motive is that he has discovered that Magic is real, and he is using the young people of his island to experiment on and use for Magic. He was once happy with his little island, but now he wants the world, and that can only be accomplished with Magic, so his motive for what he does on Niradde is desire to have the entire world under his thumb. 

2. What do they want, and what are they prepared to do to get it?

He wants the world. And he is prepared to sacrifice hundreds of human lives, simply to get the means to achieve his goal. His is willing to sacrifice his own sanity. His is willing to do anything.

3. How do they deal with conflict?

Castor deals with conflict by winning. He destroys all who oppose him, and comes out on top.

4. Describe their current place of residence.

He currently lives in the Palace in Niradde. It is actually a beautiful place, or would be if light was let it and there wasn't a heavy feeling of evil in the air. It is not an particularly large palace, and might even be described as a little on the smallish side, but it is imposing and very very golden. But not golden like the sun, just golden and heavy and strong. 

5. If they were writing this story, how would it end?

If Castor were writing this story, it would end with him in a place of world domination. 

6. What habits, speech patterns, etc. are unique to them?

Castor is very...smooth you might say. He has a great sense of humor, if it is more of a sadistic sense of humor. He responds to sarcasm with sarcasm, and never gets angry in any way that you can tell. Which makes him really creepy most of the time. He never raises his voice much except when he laughs an unpleasant and disturbing laugh. And yet you can always hear him. You hear of villains mirthless disturbing creepy laughs. Castor's is creepier in that it really isn't mirthless. He is genuinely happy when he laughs, and he is never happy about good things. If you insult him in a funny way, he actually finds it funny, and really truly laughs his horrible laugh. And responds as if he doesn't mind at all and yet you know that you are in big trouble. 

7. How do they show love? What do they like to do with/for people they love?

Castor never loved any human being except for Benmajin's mother. He worshiped the ground she walked on. He treated her like a queen. And he really truly loved her. She actually loved him to, as horrible as he was, and because she loved him. She tried very hard to stop him of his evil ways for his own good and for the people's good. I don't know how he showed his love for her. I wasn't there in her time. But he did show his love for her. He actually got visibly angry before she died, and when insulted, acted like he had been insulted. Things that were funny at his expense, he did not find funny as he does now. He was a somewhat more normal villain then. His wife never knew about his Magic experiments, nor the technology he had discovered. She thought only that the people who didn't get out of the presentation, became Cured servants. This bothered her a lot, but she bore it. When she was insulted or disrespected in any little way by anyone, that person was usually killed on the spot, or worse. But when she died giving birth to Benmajin, Castor turned into the man he is today. And his son only survived death because his wife made him promise to take care of the baby before she died. So he did take care of Banmajin though he hated him more that could be imagined. But Castor always keeps his word. He does not make promises lightly any more, and didn't then, except to his wife. 

8. Do they have any pets?


9. Where would they go to relax/think?

Nowhere, he never needs to relax as he is always relaxed, and he thinks no matter what he is doing. He sometimes sits beside his late wife's grave to think about her or ask her for advice on certain things, but that is it. 

10. What is their weapon of choice? (FYI: words, eyes/looks, and fists count as weapons, too.)

This is a hard question. He uses his guards as weapons. But I think his own personal weapon of choice would be his wits and words, and a creepy little knife that he takes everywhere with him that has poison on it that kills in ten seconds. I will not describe much more about this knife, because it belongs in the book and is creepy and disturbing and doesn't really pertain to the question.

 photo theauthor_zps8356b86b.png


  1. Wow, this sounds really interesting. (I came here from Notebook Sisters, btw). I like that you describe the palace as a golden that is big and heavy and strong - it feels imposing just from those words. I also like your idea of 'magic experiments' and the fact that he's experimenting on people for magic- it adds that darker edge that fantasy can sometimes lack.

    1. Thank you!
      It took me a bit to come up with the description of that palace, but I think that it captures it.
      And I did want that darker edge to give the story a more interesting plot, but I didn't want a horror/darkness-for-darkness-sake type thing, so I came up with Magic experiments, because it seemed to fit the story I had already built, and it seemed practical for an evil minded person.