I was tagged by that hoar to do eight facts about one character . . . and apparently she wants to know about Iden.
1. Post these rules.
2. Post 8 facts about your character.
3. Tag 8 other characters.
4. Post their names with the creators avatars.
1. Iden is the bastard son of a nobleman. His mother was his father's favourite mistress and when she became pregnant and had a son he cared for Iden as he cared for his own legitimate heir.
2. Iden was educated in the finest style by his father, a gifted if someone irresponsible youth he was well liked at court and enjoyed a reputation of being quite clever. He is a scholar and is capable with debating with the finest minds in the land.
3. When Iden's father died his half brother went against his father's wishes and cut Iden off entirely. Being of the sort to enjoy a rather fine lifestyle the debts quickly piled up and Iden found himself scrounging for money. He learned all too quickly how fast the opinions of society could change . . . and just what they'd pay you to keep things quiet.
4. Iden became a rogue out of necessity, a talent for picking locks that had been a bit of evening entertainment was suddenly a great deal more useful, not to mention the ability to scaling walls so that he might escape from bedroom windows. Iden began his life as a courtesan at seventeen years old.
5. Iden 'acquired' his constant companion, Sigdis, after a confrontation with the lover of one of his paramours. Generally careful about who he went home with, the woman was not inclined to be honest and Iden discovered her to be the mistress of a particularly influential and temperamental lord. When Iden killed him (unintentionally) Sigdis became his property and they were forced to flee the city or be killed. The man was the brother of the king.
6. Iden would have preferred the life of a scholar, staying to study at the university but such pursuits require money which he has little of. He is extremely bitter of the livelihood denied him because of his brother's jealousy and often denies his own intelligence so as not to remind himself of what he lost.
7. Iden is very fond of Sigdis though he would never tell her. She is the one constant in his life that has become nomadic since his exile from his home country. He treats her deplorably but the truth of the matter is that he would never abandon her and they both contribute to their survival though Sigdis would, of course, complain of how Iden acquires their funds.
8. Iden wants to kill his half brother. Not only did he cut off Iden but threw Iden's mother out to fend for herself as well, despite their father's promises to always care for her. She was never a woman possessed of a strong constitution and she died some years ago.
I refuse to tag people.
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