I figure it’s time for one of my villains to be in the hot seat. Since I love annoying the Lich, I’m going to let everyone ask his lackey questions first. If you want more information on the Hellfire Elf then you can check out his origin post from January. This should help get a few questions rolling.
Now, the Hellfire Elf is the demonic assassin that the Lich has sent into Hamilton Military Academy. His mission is to kill Duke Solomon’s heir and bring the body back to the Lich for whatever he has planned. Standing at nearly 7 feet tall in gothic armor and wielding the devastating Chaoswind Blade, this evil warrior is like nothing Luke has ever fought before. Being able to shape-shift gives him an even bigger edge, which is why many warriors fear his kind. Hellfire Elves might not be the strongest demons in the Chaos Void, but they make up for that with cunning and ferocity.
So, ask whatever you want of the demon and let’s have some fun with this.
Dear Hellfire Elf: if you were forced to wear one piece of women’s apparel, what would it be, and why?
I have seen female Hellfire Elves wearing bladed boots, which I would not mind wearing. They are built for more agility and kicking than me, but one can never have too many blades.
Me: That’s not what she meant.
I know, but my armor does not come off, so I would not be able to wear the clothing that she is hinting at . . . maybe a blood ruby tiara that has been enchanted to emit an aura of crippling fear. Women wear tiaras, right?
Me: Yes . . . at least you’re doing better than Luke.
Dear Hellfire Elf: Your armor doesn’t come off? That’s so unexpectedly tragic!!! How do you … bathe?
My armor is part of my skin, but it is easier to call it armor for mortals. If I call it skin then it causes confusion that irritates me.
For bathing, I jump in water, but demons do not typically have body odor. The only smell we let off is when we appear or use certain abilities, which fades away quickly.
I admit that this is becoming more fun than I expected. I do enjoy that I received more questions than the whelp and the pest.
My life has been backed up. Like bad plumbing on laundry day. So I haven’t gotten very far in the novel yet, shamefully. But here’s a question for the Hellfire Elf: If you feed off hatred, what then does love do to you? And if you become more human-like, do you feed off less hate?
Actually, my people feed off pain. The demons that feed off hatred are pathetic, manipulative creatures.
Me: I haven’t made those yet.
You will. Anyway, my people get stronger with the more pain we receive and deal out. Coming back from near death makes us stronger. Every demon has an emotion or element that they draw strength from because we do not have to eat material food like mortals. We can do that for pleasure, but it is not necessary.
Love makes me uncomfortable and I do not like being hugged. It does not weaken me if that was what you were implying.
By becoming more human, I develop . . . a personality and quirks. It is a mental change that does not alter our method of absorbing energy. Many times our changes are caused by the mortals we are around. For example, I find myself enjoying the competition and reveling in the battles with the two-sword whelp than simply wishing to kill him. If time continues then I could very well develop a less demonic persona, which has occurred from time to time.
Me: Luke’s influence on you is the worst of your problems, Bogard. *evil laughter*
I misread the earlier post! Feeding off pain is so much more interesting.
Thank you. To be fair, I find your people’s fascination with eating dead animal and uprooted plants interesting as well.
Hello, Mr. Hellfire Elf, here’s my questions:
1. Why did the Lich choose you?
2. How do you like working for him?
A summoner can only choose a specific demon if they know the demon’s name. The Lich only wanted a Hellfire Elf and his strength brought me to him. He seems to be content to have a demon on his side.
I do not have an emotional opinion on my time working with him. I will say that he is a rather difficult, trying master. I was lead to believe a master had more patience and caution, but the Lich is more ruthless than most of the demons that I have met.
I actually feel sorry for you. As Hellfire elves go, you seem to be a fairly nice guy. Good luck with that lich!
That is only because I wasn’t sent to kill you and I was told that I had to play nice.
Eh hmm, okay, maybe I should scratch that whole ‘feel sorry for you’ thing.
I’ll just go with this: don’t kill Luke. I’m sort of partial to him. Okay?
So, you want me to turn against my master and return to the Chaos Void as an utter failure? Do you happen to know what kinds of torture and pain I would be put through if I decided to not kill my target?
Me: No giving nightmares!
Fine, but technically asked for it.
No, I don’t want you to be tortured or anything, sorry to have upset you! I’m just a human and I sometimes have a one-track mind.
Thanks for intervening Charles.
Everything has a one-track mind. Except gnomes. Those creatures make me nervous.
Me: You’re welcome and thanks for the questions.
I think gnomes are cute! Especially the ones with the pointy red hats and garden rakes! lol
I think I already hear Fritz screaming for his shot at the interview.
I think I already know what questions I’m going to ask him! Prepare yourself Fritz! 🙂
Guess he gets next week. Hopefully, he continues the trend of a growing number of questions. Maybe I should link to the past question blogs to see if those get a few more hits.
Yah! I’m looking forward to it! *evil grin*
And that’s a good idea!
Dear Mr. or Mrs. Hellfire Elf.
Do you feel pretty? Oh so pretty? If you do, why? If you do not, why not?
*angry scowl* I am male. I can already tell these questions are going to anger me . . . I will say no. Only Eblems, women of my kind, and Succubi feel pretty. I suggest you stay away from them when they do because that translates to demon mating season. Unless you are into that kind of thing.
I am not allowed to kill any of these people, right?
Me: And that’s why he’s chained, welded, and locked to the chain.
Pingback: Ask a Character: Fritz Warrenberg | Legends of Windemere
Pingback: Ask a Character: Fizzle | Legends of Windemere
Pingback: Ask a Character: Aedyn Karwyn | Legends of Windemere
Pingback: Whisked Off to the Magical World of Windemere: One Reader’s Adventure | Melissa Janda – the Buzz on Writing