Bob entered into a three-way tie with Clyde and Nadia. At least it was when I was working on this. So, I’m going to do the interviews on Mondays (Chastity tomorrow) around noon, which gives me 5 days. All of this to help promote War of Nytefall: Lost, which is available now. Let’s try to learn more about Bob.
He’s definitely a supporting character, but he’s proven to be popular. Much like Lost, Archillious, Lloyd Tenay, and Yola the Chaos Goddess, Bob is a ‘crazy’ character. He will say or do things that feed an issue such as his obsession with horses or getting a rise out of Luther Grathan. That doesn’t make him stupid or trapped solely as comic relief since he has many strengths. There are times when Bob will abruptly come up with an idea or voice some insight that helps a conversation. He is also very friendly and kind, which makes him more approachable than some of his friends. This can go too far like when he insisted on during a funeral for a stable full of dead horses instead of helping his companions such for Clyde and Mab.
There isn’t much about Bob’s life before becoming a vampire. You do learn about his origin in War of Nytefall: Lost, which I can sum up. He was born into a family of horse breeders and a vampire was stalking the herd. He fended her off a few times, but she attacked while he was away and killed everyone. Impressed by Bob, she turned him into a vampire and taught him how to be sneaky and cunning. They ended up running into a very angry paladin at one point, which resulted in his maker getting killed and him being tortured. Titus Winthrop happened upon the scene in time to save Bob, but the trauma left the vampiric elf fairly crazed. He has been a member of the Vengeance Hounds and Clyde’s gang ever since.
I don’t really know what else to mention about Bob. He is designed to be both comic relief and loyal member of Clyde’s crew. I made sure that the humor never reached a point where he was seen as too foolish to be taken seriously. With his invisibility powers and unpredictable nature, he is a force to be reckoned with. It is interesting how I gave him the power to hide along with the more complicated hair design. Half of it is blond and the other half is black, which I’ll admit is rather hard to describe briefly. Not sure that can lead to any questions though.
I know it might be a tough one and it’s so soon after the previous request, but leave your questions in the comments. Bob will be taking the last Monday of October. Have a fun month.
I’m late to the party, and there are no questions! How about these: Ponies or horses? Synthetic or steel horse shoes? Are horses afraid of the undead? Could it be the smell? How do you feel about other draft animals, like oxen or camels?
Sunday was a tough one for this. Thanks.
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