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With the two main-est characters already interviewed, I waffled this month on who would be February's Beautiful Person: the rest of the cast is by no means as forthcoming as the Assassin. As this character is perhaps the third most important, and at the moment the only narrator besides Regina, it seemed natural that she should be somewhat introduced.
1. What does she look like?
Morgaine is a bit too pale to be reckoned a great beauty, but her hair, thick and black and not without waves, is a great asset. She is fine-boned to the point of looking like a wastrel; her chin and mouth are especially narrow and her eyes, well-set and North Sea-grey, are large and uncannily like a cat's. On the whole, however, she is pretty in a vague, immature way.
2. How old is she?
Morgaine is nineteen or twenty - not far from Regina's own age, but with a young, sheltered air that Regina has never had.
3. In three words, describe her personality.
Giving. Loyal. Placid.
4. What is her life's creed?
Ever faithful. Never forgiving.
5. What element (fire, earth, water or air) best captures her?
She is most fully captured in the element of water - constant, idealistic, and sensitive. On the other hand, she has ironic streaks of fire and some of the stubbornness of earth.
6. What is her favorite season and type of weather?
If she must be out in it, she has no love for rain; however, if she can be at her own hearthside by the Fisherman's chair, with his arm on her shoulder, she loves a winter gale that shakes the roof and the walls and makes the flames gutter. She must have warmth - to be cold is to be like the dead - but because her eyes are not strong, she prefers days of thick cloud cover: thin clouds merely reflect the light with a more painful sheen. Trailing through a fog gives her a sense of secrecy and dominance, and the full moon on a midsummer's night is a good friend.
7. Does she have any habits?
If at all possible, Morgaine washes and brushes her hair every night with a brew of rosemary essence. When sitting she must always arrange herself tailor-fashion, her ankles tucked up in meditation pose; and when she has found that perfect position, she can stare into the middle distance forever without stirring.
8. What does she passionately love?
Fire. Warmth. The moon and moonlight. Her dignity. The Dragon. Two men who call her in opposite directions.
9. What does she passionately hate?
Water (ironically) in any form. The sound of coughing. Her rival - and the Dragon, because they are linked.
10. If she had a song, what would it be?
"Peasant's Promise" by Blackmore's Night reminds me a little of both her and Regina, but her primary song, also by Blackmore's Night, is certainly "Locked within the Crystal Ball."
fire and water, earth and sky
mysteries surround us, legends never die
they live for the moment, lost in time, I can hear them call
locked within the crystal ball