Here’s our first War of Nytefall interview of the month. Say hello to Chastity Sullivan, who will be happy to continue answering questions in the comments. She’s left the Vengeance Hounds in charge of the Scrumptious Siren and is all yours for the rest of the day. Let’s get right into it.
Chastity– A very good question because that tends to throw people off. That’s actually part of my reasoning. Vampires tend to use large, scary animals in order to create intimidation, but that isn’t what I was looking for. I needed creatures that could act as enforcers and defend my establishment from the outside without drawing unnecessary attention. Hummingbirds were the perfect choice. They are fast and agile even without being vampires. The beaks of my pets are like enchanted syringes too. Make them have a taste for blood and they make mosquitoes look like Vegans. I’ve trained them to drain vampires as well in case some of my clients break my ‘no hunting’ rule. A final note is that they’re so pretty to look at.
C.S. Boyack asked: Of all the various businesses, why a bakery along with everything else?
Because everybody loves sweets. The aroma draws people in and the business is a fairly wholesome one. It stands in contrast to everything else I do. Besides, I’ve always loved coming up with fun recipes even though I wasn’t a very good cook. Felt like a natural addition and a decent cover for all of my other activities.
L. Marie asked:
- What goals, if any, do you have for your business (like expansion)?
- Where do you get your recipes?
- What do you appreciate about Luther?
- Who, if anyone, is your closest female friend? Why?
An interesting list of questions with one that I’m not going to fall for.
- That’s a tough one because I have to be careful about expansion. Mortals can get touchy and territorial, which can lead to messiness. I can always charm and seduce my way to victory, but that still causes bad blood. Building upon the Scrumptious Siren is better even though I have limited space. I recently added a hot spring that is connected to the building through a special tunnel. This could lead to a spa if I can find a way to do so without harming the trees. The tough thing with asking an immortal about goals is that we have eternity, so we take things slow. Survival is key and I’ll keep an eye out for opportunities.
- I get my recipes from a variety of sources. Many are designed by either myself or the goblins, who are surprisingly creative. This is a big reason why I haven’t turned them into mindless slaves. Other times, a guest will come up with an idea that actually works and doesn’t cause food poisoning. Apparently, Dawn Fangs can still get sick from bad food. It isn’t violently ill, but you get all groggy and growl a lot. While I shouldn’t say this out loud, I do occasionally steal recipes from visiting competitors. In my defense, they show up looking to poach my ideas, so it’s part of the game.
- Luther is a good friend and very talented when it comes to gathering information in the wilderness. Nothing else I have to say about that.
- This is a tough one because I don’t have a lot of female friends. I don’t really get along with my own gender for unspoken reasons. That being said, I’d like to think that Mab and I are close friends. We had a falling out due to a misunderstanding, but we’ve gotten closer ever since we became Dawn Fangs. I think opposites attract when it comes to us. I’m stylish, lustful, charming, and love being in the open while Mab is drab, standoffish, and prefers the shadows. We make a good pair when we have to work together.