Ask-A-Character: Clyde

Cover Art by Alison Hunt

I haven’t done one of these in a long time.  Mostly because they are very hit or miss with more on the latter.  Yet, I do wonder if people would ask Clyde any questions.  He is the protagonist of War of Nytefall.  On the other hand, not many have read the series or pay full attention to the posts about him.  I still get messages talking as if he’s the villain going up against a band of vampire hunters that I mysteriously haven’t mentioned on this blog at all.  Weird.  So, who or what is Clyde?

Clyde is:

  • A former thief who became a vampiric thief prior to the Great Cataclysm.
  • He created a gang of thieves within the vampire world, which included Mab Winthrop (his partner), Chastity Sullivan, Titus Winthrop, Bob, and Luther Grathan.  Those last 3 were the leaders of the mercenary side of the gang.  Chastity would do the blackmailing and information gathering.  Clyde and Mab were the ones who would do heists.
  • Clyde had allied himself with Xavier Tempest in the old days because they got along.  This is also why General Kenneth Decker was considered a good friend and a partial member of the gang.
  • Clyde and Mab broke up because of a misunderstanding caused by Chastity.
  • Clyde tried to steal a Duragian (God of the Sun) artifact and was caught.  His execution was interrupted by the Great Cataclysm, which buried him for 50 years along with the entire temple city.
  • Upon his return, Clyde gradually learned that he was what would eventually become a Dawn Fang.  He was the first one of this new vampire breed.  He had a heartbeat, could eat human food, didn’t need to kill for blood, and didn’t grow weak in the sunlight.
  • He has a severe battle lust that may be a side-effect of his Lord’s Rage power.  These two things are unique to him, so he fights every day to keep them in check.  His other powers are monstrous physical abilities, illusions, and heightened senses.
  • His relationship with Mab has been rekindled, but they’re dealing with a rough patch in the books right now.
  • Clyde and Lost are having to work closer together in War of Nytefall: Savagery
  • He has a weapon that has been enchanted to fit into his pocket even thought it’s a large sword.  The weapon is connected to a gauntlet that he puts on his hand and it drains his blood through crystal needles to vibrate the blade.  This gives a it a makeshift chainsaw effect, but also risks setting off his Lord’s Rage.
  • Clyde has a pet Eusu.
  • He named his kingdom Nytefall in order to mock Xavier who rules the ancient kingdom of Nyte.

That’s all there is about him, so maybe some questions can come about.  We’ll see how this goes.

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 Ask-A-Character: Clyde

  1. I’ll think about it. If I come up with something, I’ll return.

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  2. Clyde, we know you’re facing a huge challenge coming up. Why do you have to face this fellow yourself? Couldn’t you hire someone to deal with the problem? Also, what are the stakes here? What do you stand to lose by ignoring this guy?

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    • Where to start? First, the stakes are everything. This guy wants to destroy me, Nytefall, and the Dawn Fangs. Hard to ignore someone like that especially when they’re beheading armies and kick in your front door. Guess that’s why I can’t hire someone to do it for me. Not that I would because that’s practically screaming I’m weak and cowardly. Alastyre challenged me, so I have to fight him.

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  3. We were given a brief look into your challenger’s power and were surprised just his voice made you weak in the knees. I know you don’t want to divulge your fighting strategy, but how confident are you that you can prevail, and is there anything you can share on what you are doing to prepare for battle?

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