I’d be here forever if I listed every goal from every main character (because there’s quite a few). xD But the main goal for my MC is to gain revenge—he wants to kill the person who killed his family. However, he has a secretive goal he doesn’t know he needs (or wants) but it’s closure. He never got to say goodbye to his family (not really, anyway) and he feels that killing the magical queen (murderer) would take his pain away, but instead, looking at her in the eyes and facing her dead on is what he needs. Confronting her. Even though she doesn’t care (though later in the series, they actually do start caring for each other—platonically, of course—because they help each other out, ironically enough) it gives him a sense of purpose.
Revenge. But also, putting a stop to a global and galactical bloodshed. She terrorizes everything, pretty much, so his motivation is to end it.
Nicolas is the captain of a small crew of soldiers. There’s about eight of them in total (Niel, North, Adaego, Darius, Prisylla, River-rose, and Annika—along with Nicolas), and they eventually pick up an exiled Victorian (powerless, also on the hunt for revenge) named Fara. But the crew befriends a few others along the way—a Koelegian princess named Nibule (with an accent on the “e”) and a half Koelegian and Victorian chick named Hiroko who also become main characters.
Nicolas doesn’t like the way the world is. He thinks of it as sad because of how much destruction there’s been. Not just the bloodshed from the Victorians, but the continental shift that happened thousands of years prior to the story’s beginning. It is set on futuristic Earth, and when the shift happened, there was a lot of climate change and disasters that happened. He finds it depressing to see a building covered in sand or a house devoured in vines and trees.
Later in the series, they actually travel to a different planet because the Earth becomes destroyed. So, that’s pretty much the whole “how it can get better” thing.
All Victorians are monsters. He also believes this because he sees them destroy places and hurt people, but he later realizes that they’re just brainwashed by the same person.
There’s no actual meaning behind it, per se. When I first came up with the story back in 2015, I thought of Nicolas because it was my favorite male name (thanks to Nicolas Cage—fell in love with him and his name as a child/teen lol). But when I changed his race from white to Egyptian (because when I came up with the story, it was all white characters—no diversity whatsoever on either front) I knew “Nicolas” wasn’t an ethnic name (because I know people will rant and complain about it even though people can name their kids a non-ethnic name that has nothing to do with their race or religion or culture ) so I gave him an ethnic surname (Eissa) and, in the story, his parents named him Nicolas after something they read from a book they found. In their world, books are illegal to keep since there’s very few (due to the continental shift thing) and are taken by the government to keep in a place called the Archives.
Another thing to note is that since the story takes place a few thousand years into the future, nothing is the same. So, while his ancestors are Egyptian, he isn’t called that and doesn’t refer to himself as that. He’s from a continent called Lesian (which is Africa) and his language is Aklasian.
He was born human. He doesn’t get powers until the Koelegian princess does a ritual where all the characters can possess magic. Nicolas is the only one in the group with multiple abilities:
- Summon and manipulate fire.
Nicolas is a swordsman. He prefers slicing and dicing. But besides that, hand-to-hand combat and shooting is what he’s trained for though not necessarily skilled. Like, he’s good at what he does, but he’s definitely not the best.
Nicolas his friends with his crew. To a point where they’re almost family. But when he’s on-duty, he feels as if he needs to be formal with them or else it feels inappropriate. This slowly goes away as time goes on, however.
There are some special characters in the line up, though:
Prisylla is his girlfriend. Has been for the last three years. River is his adoptive mother—she found him three years back when out on patrol. And Adaego is his adoptive sister, River’s daughter.
Word can get around, but it depends on where. Most times, not really. But there is this small “village” that’s within the walls of a castle, and everyone learns that he’s there and who he is and what he’s doing. And he doesn’t have much of a nickname. People just call him Nicolas or Nick.
Technology is advanced. There’s spaceships, laser guns, forcefields, AI, etc. Very high-tech.
He hates the government. The story is part dystopian, so there’s a corrupted government lol.
He feels as though there isn’t a point to living, that is, until he has Prisylla in his grip. Prisylla is his rock that keeps him grounded. Without her, he’d be nothing.
Nicolas is a seventeen year old human boy who is also bisexual and demi-sexual.