Aedyn Karwyn: Serious Priest of Durag the Sun God

By Kayla Matt

By Kayla Matt

Aedyn Karwyn is a rather simple character in the way that he is not a source of trouble like the others.  He is the calm within the storm of Luke, Nimby, and Fritz.  So, his themes tend to revolve around this niche.

Determined Straight Man

Due to him not having much of a sense of humor for a while and being very serious about his role as a sun priest, Aedyn is a counter to the antics of his friends.  At times, he joins the reader in wondering why he sticks around.  This piece of his evolution is what helps him realize that he has friends who aren’t priests for the first time in years.  Fritz is the major catalyst, but it happens in a way where Aedyn retains his role as the wise and cautious one.  Yet, part of him always causes him to go along with a wild plan.  Though, it’s mostly to keep events from becoming a disaster and having to figure out a way to resurrect his friends.

Growth of a Sense of Humor

Being the straight man, Aedyn doesn’t start out with much of a sense of humor.  In fact, he gets frustrated with the trouble caused by Fritz and Nimby.  He slowly evolves as he interacts with the others and he develops a decent wit.  This demonstrates how he is maturing differently than the others.  He is loosening up instead of calming down and this ability to give and take jokes is a core of it.  By the time Allure of the Gypsies comes about, he’s a much different Aedyn and has probably grown in the most obvious ways out of the heroes.


Aedyn is powered by his sense of responsibility, which rivals Luke’s sense of having to prove himself.  During their initial meeting, Aedyn agrees only because he feels it is his duty to destroy undead like the Lich.  His priesthood is determined to rid the world of creatures and weapons of darkness.  Many times, Aedyn will claim he must do something because he swore to do it when he became a priest of Durag.  So, as time goes on, he will find that his sense of responsibility may come into conflict with doing what he feels is right by his friends.  Especially when it comes to one of his biggest secrets.

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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7 Responses to Aedyn Karwyn: Serious Priest of Durag the Sun God

  1. sknicholls says:

    I think I need to read more to get to know him better.


  2. Kudos on the character development. You’re starting to make me think that non-fiction is a breeze compared to fiction.


  3. It’s always interesting to see a character portrayed after you’ve already visualized him/her. 🙂 (It’s kind of a funny thing about cover design, not allowing readers to imagine their own protagonists; but going against the grain would be a big risk…)


    • It’s always a little off in some way when you see the character before you instead of in your mind. This is for authors and readers. Funny how you bring up cover art because fantasy has a lot of covers where the visuals don’t really match up with the book descriptions.


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