WHAT MY CHARACTERS WOULD DO AS HOBBIES
L’Evallier and Melanbury would consider it common to have hobbies as such but there is very little they do not know about fine art, books, wine - anything fine really. Melanbury, when with Hanastrew, would allow herself to listen to whatever music her friend is listening to but would never do so if her husband was about nor would she reveal what she had heard to him. Girly gossip with Hanastrew is an unofficial hobby for Melanbury as there is no way L’Evallier would understand his wife’s need not to be posh all the time. L’Evallier reads an amazing amount of state papers, current day and historical, so does not read much for pleasure. He does enjoy brisk walks in the Palace gardens. It’s also amazing what conversations you can overhear when others go walking out there so he finds it useful on those grounds too.
Hanastrew doesn’t get much time for hobbies thanks to the demands of her job though her devotion to truly good food is renowned t horughout the Kingdom. She has no time for salads and all the time in every known world for chocolate eclairs. Thankfully her job is so demanding she can eat as much as she likes as she burns everything she eats. Still it’s better than lettng those nasty dragons do the burning up! She’s a reluctant reader, thinks etiquette a complete waste of everyone’s time and it comes as no surprise to anyone in the Kingdom that Eileen was Hanastrew’s mentor and heroine. Hanastrew is keen on keeping the squad ready for any emergency so she does a certain amount of magical keep fit with them on a semi-regular basis. She likes to be ready for anything...
Brankaresh’s main hobby is working out a way of getting extra powers for himself. Marrying the Queen falls into that category. The fact he does fancy her is a bonus but Manatrix has realised his foe would hump a gargoyle if it got Brankaresh more power. Brankaresh’s other pastime is getting rid of foes without it seeming as if they have been got rid of, something Manatrix knew but couldn’t prove and sadly he himself goes on to become another victim. Brankaresh reads in depth when it suits him and likes to know all there is to be known about his Council colleagues, mainly planning to use it against them. Brankaresh is intelligent and charming but has no time for feminism and absolutely loathes Eileen, who returns the feeling. Brankaresh’s main concern, main interest is only for himself.