- Write a fake obituary for the protagonist that shows understanding of your character as you see him or her: round, flat, dynamic, or static.
The wizard Joseph Mcauley, who has died aged 85, best known and respected as a powerful wizard for playing a main part in the siege of Trinity.
“That was one of my most horrifying memories, friends falling around me…” He said in an interview, “Frankly, it was a few hundred wizards against a dozen.”
Mcauley was one of an influential group of people, consisting of Jack Swift, Ellen Stephenson, Madison Moss, Linda Downey and Leander Hastings. He was described as gaunt, with eyes that can change colors depending on the light, because of his enchanter mother.
“You were an icon, and a towering source of power for us all,” Jack Swift said at his funeral. “We’ll miss you.”
Joseph, or Seph, as he prefers to be called, in fact had a very abnormal background. The son of Leander Hastings(wizard) and Linda Downey(enchanter). He was born in and grew up in Paris, France, where he lived with his foster mother Genieve, a scorcerer, until she died and he moved to other cities such as Toronto, changing school many times due to him not being able to control his wizard powers that well.
When he accidentally killed a friend after being tricked to take ‘wizard flame’ ,(a drug like substance that makes wizards more powerful, at a cost to their health and sanity.) he was sent to a secluded school called the Havens, for disturbed adolescents. However, it was a school made to find untrained young wizards and trick them into connecting their source of magical power (the weirstone) to the principal, Dr G. Leister. However, the young wizard must say the spell themselves and agree to the process for them to connect. Seph refused, and thus, he was mentally tortured by nightmares every night, cast by Dr Leister.
“In the Havens, I was ‘tortured for months’, even when I had an ‘iron determination and will’, I will be slowly giving in to the nightmares, if not for Jason Haley.” Mcauley remised. “He was my first teacher of wizardry.” Jason gave Seph one of his two heart stones, a magical stone that helps him sleep without dreams and can make the wearer ‘unnoticeable.’
Jason was eventually discovered by the principal and was forced to run. However, he was caught and used magic to create an illusion that he was dead. Seph was devastated at his friend’s ‘death’ and tried to escape the school. He always failed, until he hacked into the principal’s computer and sent his guardian an email. His guardian, or mother, as he found out later, came to rescue him, and using her enchanter powers, she convinced Leister to release Seph and discovered that D’orsay, Lord of Raven’s Ghyll, was Leister’s ally.
“After the horrific experience in the Havens, he underwent a change in his values. He started taking more responsibility of the people around him and started to ‘liked being alone’ and became ‘whipped and dangerous, like a frayed electric wire, sending off sparks’.” Ellen Stephenson recalled, wiping away tears.
In the sanctuary Trinity, Seph learn wizardry from Nick, a very old wizard. He learnt that the people in Trinity were fighting for equality between wizards and non-wizard magical people, such as the enchanters and sorcerers.
In the past, wizards treated the other magical guilds like dirt, due to them being more powerful. Thus, Seph joined this organization, finding out later that his mother and father were actually alive, and his father was a powerful wizard.
However, Seph started taking wizard flame again, after defeating Leister with the help of Jason and Madison, who was an elicitator, someone who can take the magic out of wizards. She took the blast of Leister’s spell, and the power of it made Seph sick when he went near her.
Alicia (who was a spy for them in the siege) expressed sorrow Thursday at the passing of Mcauley, whom she called a “truly talented wizard”
“His biography, and therefore his legacy, is one that many in the wizard guilds can only dream of,” Alicia said.
Soon, Trinity was under siege by wizard forces. Seph started to take wizard flame almost daily, successfully fending off attackers, but making him more and more unstable. Eventually, when Madison came back to the town with the help of Jason: who killed D’orsay, yet bled to death from his wounds. Madison touched a powerful magical artifact found by Jason, and it contained the memories of a dragon from a few thousand years ago. She transformed into it and ended the siege of trinity, meanwhile, giving insight on how the magical guilds were formed.
He had undergone major change in his values and had been a very complex person. He went from good humored to tense and taking too much responsibility to something in between.
Seph retained a youthful appearance almost until the end, when he was put in hospital by drawbacks of wizard flame and died on Monday night.