Monday, December 12, 2011

Character Development

The protagonists of The Ankh Akademy are all related.  Two brothers and their three cousins make up the team of youth who are being prepared to save the world.  Their mission is simple but the path getting there is another thing completely.  Who are the heroes of The Ankh Akademy?

Base Characters

Alu - 11 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Johnson.  Alu is bright, ambitious and very protective of his younger brother.  He is very respectful of his elders and is sharp, quick witted and very intelligent.  He sometimes moves too fast for his own good but because of his younger brother, he learns that sometimes it's okay to take the path of the "slow and steady".  Alu is a natural but reluctant leader.  His quick thinking will get his cousins out of many jams but a leader of a multitude is where Alu is heading.  There is also no one who can run as fast as Alu.

Usir - Alu's 9 year old brother.  A wise young man years ahead of his age.  Very spiritual and connected with Nature around him.  Usir is an avid reader who doesn't discriminate when it comes to knowledge.  Well versed in many areas of doctrine, Usir is the unofficial "counselor" for his family.  Usir is also very protective of his brother as well as his cousins.  Usir is well connected with the Universe and learned how to astral travel at the tender young age of 3.

Karum -  13 year old cousin to Alu and Usir.  Karum is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ellis.  They are originally from a not too safe area of the inner city so Karum spent most of his early life fighting to survive.  A natural athlete and martial artist, Karum has a gift to be able to learn new things that deal with physical movement very quickly.  He is a "reformed" hot head who is learning how to control his temper and emotions through focus (from his younger cousin, Usir).  Karum is the "big brother" to both his sisters and his cousins and since moving out from the inner city around where his cousins stay, Karum is well on his way to accomplishing great things.

Safiyyah - 11 year old sister of Karum.  Safiyyah is a twin and shares a psychic bond with her "other half", Tia.  Safiyyah is the jewel of her family because she carries herself like the mother of the other children.  No one minds, though, and welcomes her unique form of guardianship with open arms.  Safiyyah is also very spiritual.  Her spirituality, however, is not apparent and will be manifest in time because of a very special connection that she and her twin shares with a past ancestor.  Safiyyah is also an animal lover and finds out that not only does she have an affinity towards the animal kingdom, she also possesses a unique ability that allows her to communicate with animals.

Tia - 11 year old twin of Safiyyah.  Tia is a Nature lover.  She loves everything about Nature.  She is an encyclopedia of information when it comes to knowing what type of plant life is in the immediate area.  She is a study on herbology and knows how to find just the right combinations of plants and herbs to cure all kinds of sicknesses.  The strange thing about this is that Tia has never had any formal training!  She has been this way for as long as anyone can remember.  Tia's connection with Nature gives her a high level of spirituality as well.  Tia can sometimes disappear and reappear days later having been in the woods with a new wealth of information.  Tia can also communicate with Nature.

more to come...