March 20, 2013 by Kira Lyn Blue
Oliver is a supporting character from the novel I am currently working on, and arguably my favorite character to write. Oliver is a human sorcerer who has been trapped in the body of a squirrel as the result of a curse that no one seems capable of breaking and Ollie isn’t talking about how he got that way or who did it to him. He is an academic by nature: intensely curious to the point of being brash and intrusive, he fancies himself the expert on everything and loves to hear himself talk.
Name: Oliver Winston Hamilton III aka “Ollie”
Age: None of your damned business.
Race: Human Sorcerer (Editor’s note: Oliver refuses to discuss the sorcery class of lost abilities at this time. Also note that squirrels may bite when asked questions they don’t want to answer.)
Height: Depends. Do I get to count my tail?
Weight: Depends. Do I have to count my tail?
Eye color: Brown
Hair: Gray and brown. I am NOT that old. I am an Eastern Gray Squirrel, it’s supposed to be that color!
Hometown: London, England
Affiliations: Formerly head of the American Sorcerers’ Cabal’s Teleportation Investigatory Research Division. Prior to that he was a researcher for the European Sorcerers’ Cabal and left mid-career under mysterious circumstances.
“I am quite anxious to ask Sean how it was fabricated. Perhaps he had been storing energy in some conduit he kept on premises for some time, years even. It’s quite a brilliant application of arcanocapacitation. I’m curious as to what methods he used to limit power leakage over time…”
“It wasn’t a cell, it was a damned hamster habitat complete with activity wheel! I believe that is what civilized countries call cruel and unusual punishment.”
Oliver on Pinterest– pics I use as character inspiration for Oliver.