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.