Introducing Sol! #SirenSong

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Illustration by Hellyon White 2017

Sol

Age: 28
Height: 1’90 m
Weight: 90 kg

Siren Gift:
Ruby Ring

Likes:  Training, monotony, politics
Dislikes: Arrogance, surprises, Gaius

Sol was, after Lux, the first Aurean royal sibling to be introduced, and the one who irritates her the most. Being the stricter and the most severe, as well as the most prone to fits of anger, he’s Lux’s least favourite brother.

One could argue that he’s the one in charge of the tasks no one else wants to do. He trains the warriors that protect the royal family and the aristocracy, and he’s the one enforcing the law. Whether he likes these duties or not doesn’t mean that he’s any less efficient at them.

What makes him so unlikeable in the eyes of his younger siblings is his short temper and his fits of violence. What they don’t know is that he’s extremely ashamed of them and has a number of routines to keep his emotions in check.

Whatever his faults may be, he does care about his family more than they know…

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Introducing Luna! #SirenSong

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Luna

Age: 28
Height: 1’80 m
Weight: 72 kg

Siren Gift:
Amethyst Ring

Likes: Patricians, wit, high-class dinners
Dislikes: Plebeians, vulgarity, Gaius

From her very first appearance in the prologue, Luna comes out as a ruthless enforcer of the law who will do anything to uphold the status quo.

Unlike Gaius, she doesn’t think that the proper way of helping Aureans is by mingling with the plebeians and solving their everyday problems. She has a top-bottom view of the world where the aristocracy plays a pivotal role: if the people in the higher positions are happy, money will flow into the city. Only then can it be invested in improving the citizens’ life.

Whether this makes her a more effective ruler than Gaius would ever be, or a sycophant who will stop at nothing to gain reputation and wealth, depends on your perspective of the problems that Aurea faces.

Her younger siblings, at any rate, don’t seem to hold her in the highest regard…

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Introducing Gaius! #SirenSong

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Gaius

Age: 20
Height: 1’78 m
Weight: 65 kg

Siren Gift:
Topaz Bracelet

Likes: Drinking, conversing, love-making
Dislikes: Privilege, snobbishness, arrogance

The first mention in SirenSong of Gaius is in chapter 1, when Lux remarks that no-one likes Gaius. Since he’s the butt of every joke and the target of many insults, one would expect him to be a rather dislikable man.

Until you get to meet him.

Lux herself, who had always disliked Gaius because of the fact that he had received a Siren Gift while she hadn’t, had to admit she had been too quick to judge him. Foul-mouthed and abrasive on the surface, he turned out to be a very tender and generous man… with those people he cares about, that is.

From a very early age, Gaius took to escaping from Aurea’s royal palace and into the city, where he got to meet the plebeians and learn from them. It wasn’t long before he decided that he preferred their company to that of the Patricians and his own family.

His main objective, now, is to lead the Aureans into the surface in order to improve their way of life—a dream which just happens to be closely intertwined with that of Lux’s…

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