~The World of Rowan Blaize: Character Profiles~ posted by JONATHAN KIERAN
The realm of ancient sorcerer Rowan Blaize is one in which otherwise hidden worlds collide with (or dwell alongside) our own mortal sphere. Rowan’s existence is played-out across landscapes and dreamscapes that encompass “worlds within worlds,” providing the observant traveler ample opportunity to encounter creatures of dazzling magical qualities. Some of these beings are friendly, others are belligerent, and still others have a hard time deciding among the various options. From one universe to the next, certain things never change. Enjoy meeting the main characters of Rowan’s adventurous story in the profiles below and remember: wherever the world and whomever the wayfarer … only enchantment is immortal.
Character Name: Leticia “Letty” Beauregard
*IMDb Dream-Portrayal By: Olympia Dukakis
Nature/Occupation: Witch and co-owner of Datil Be The Day Gourmet Pepper Emporium
Age: Unknown. Letty herself mentions that she lived in Boston during the infamous Salem “witch trials” and admits to a considerable history in “the Old Country” before that, so she is hundreds of years old at the very least.
Background: Letty Beauregard is a witch originally from European climes and apparently hails from an elite, perhaps urban, clan of magicians … if Gert Gokey’s insinuations can be believed, and we’ll always believe Gert. Letty and Gert were inseparable companions in Europe and, later, in Boston in the 16th Century. Exactly how their friendship was first established is unknown, thus far. It is implied, however, that Letty and Gert have lived in the settlement of St. Augustine, Florida, for well over a century, working magic and crafting delectable pepper treats amid the ebb and flow of mortal civilization.
Significant Traits: In appearance, Letty is a prim and proper elderly woman with Southern affectations and the lace-collared air “of a no-nonsense Baptist preacher’s wife.” In reality, she is a practical creature who is somewhat skeptical of mortal modernism and very swift to give her (usually) unsolicited opinion about anything and everything. She bickers incessantly with her best friend, Gert, but the dazzling duo often combine their knowledge and power to considerable magical effect.
Unique Powers/Abilities: Letty is gifted with frequently ominous Foresight (or “Forebodings”) and she is especially talented when it comes to summoning storms and other atmospheric disturbances — often for the purpose of making a “grand entrance.”
Classic Quote: “Why, by the Treacherous Tradewinds of Tartarus, did you go and fish that ridiculous thing out at a time like this?”
Featured In: Book Two (Rowan Blaize and the Hand of Djin Rummy) and Book Four (As Yet Untitled!)
*If I am ever fortunate enough to see Rowan’s adventures adapted for film or for the stage, this is the actor (or creature) I can most readily visualize playing the character in a given profile.
Escape the Imminent Collapse of Civilization, Friends, if Only for a Few Hours. Get acquainted with the comparatively sane world of Rowan Blaize …
One witty 2,800 year-old warlock. A suspicious storm that hurls him to earth near London. A goddess who wants to destroy the world. The catch? She needs Rowan’s face. REMOVED.
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