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Secondary Characters of Astral Wave

Good day. Like I said in my last post, this one will be about important secondary characters for each protagonist of the book. Almost in all the stories secondary characters are important and in many ways they help the protagonists in many ways.

Let’s start with the most important characters from Mina Cloud’s side of the story.

Sam Arce: he is the lieutenant of the Amiens ship and at the same time he verifies that the ship works perfectly. Mina and Sam are childhood friends; they knew each other when they were one year old, and since then they have never been separated. Thanks to Sam the young captain has managed to overcome the traumas of her past.

Rod Pavlichenko: this young man is the official cook of the Amiens ship and one of the friends of Mina. Between him and the captain there is a great trust since Mina knows she can trust Rod parts of her life she doesn’t want to share with Sam.

Rei Granger: she is the navigator of the Amiens Ship (each ship must have a navigator since they give the pilots the coordinates of their new destiny for go), and the only female friend that Mina has. Rei is another person that supports unconditionally her friend and captain.

Since Mina is the captain of a ship and has a crew there will be many other secondary characters in her side of the story.

Now, let’s go to secondary characters from the side of Daniel Abel.

Serena Abel: she is the twin sister of Daniel, and in certain ways, a maternal figure to the young boy. Because Dan occasionally acts in a reckless way for save everyone that is in problems the child usually got himself beaten up by the other boys of the colony of hurt by doing risky stuff. Serena was in charge of healing Dan and give his brother counsels since their father only arrived at his home at nights. Despite Serena is quite young in many aspects she is an adult.

Talir: she is a character that will be introduced much later on the story. All I can say is that she will play an important role for the development of Dan.

 

Dei’Talon’s important secondary characters:

Christa Baum: she is the human assistant that the senator Talon has. Since Christa is one of the few humans inside the senate she is a constant victim of insults and mockery from the other senators and workers from the senate because she is a human. Despite that, Christa doesn’t mind that since she ignores them and continue doing her job without complaining. Talon respects her willpower and admires her. The relationship between these two is of mutual respect and trust.

Mio’Talon: from the Talon marriage nine girls and one boy were born. Since Dei is the only boy from the marriage his parents became the focus of attention for them and in some ways they totally forgot their daughters. Because of this Dei’s sisters started to hate him; they played some terrible pranks on him, with only one sole exception: Mio’Talon. Despite she is the youngest daughter many times she stood against her sisters for protect her younger brother. Mio is a quiet serakiam woman that loves to read books. Recently Mio and Dei haven’t talked too much since a rupture happened between them but despite being separated there is a strong string between these siblings.

Iri: he is the master of the Bounty Hunter Guild in Davaos. He is another important character for Dei’Talon.

And now let’s start with Maiara Yinoris:

Margery Makise: if someone asked if Mia has a friend one could say the closest figure to a friend she has is Margery Makise. Margery is a scientist and the chief of the R&D department of Ryuk, the Adaro. She is in charge of helping Mia by giving her new gadgets or upgrades to her combat suit. Mia and Margery have a complete professional relationship, nevertheless, both of them has trusted each other with important parts of their life when they have a chance.

Through her journeys through the galaxy Mia will find many other characters that will help the bounty hunter. Unlike Daniel and Talon these characters won’t be mentioned on this post.

With this I conclude with the section of secondary characters. In the next entry I hope to post important concepts like the Intergalactic Senate of Davaos, the system the ships use for move, and the most important, the effect known as Astral Wave.

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Main Characters of Astral Wave

Like I promised on my last entry, this post will be a brief introduction to the four point of view (and protagonists) of Astral Wave: A Chess Match. Originally there was going to be only one point of view character but as time passed I thought it would be better for add more PoV characters for explore more Aegis Nebula.

Now, let’s start with the introductions:

Mina Cloud: Mina Cloud is the young captain of the Amiens. Despite she is only nineteen years old, Mina is considered by many to be one of the most important captains of the Human Fleet of Gunras. She is a prodigious young woman who is trying her best to overcome the traumas of her dark past.

Personal Notes:With Mina the idea of Astral Wave began. Originally she was going to be the only point of view character in the entire book. Since the beginning she has passed through many changes in personality, past and even jobs before becoming the youngest captain of the Human Fleet of Gunras.

Daniel Abel:  Many kids have a dream: become heroes so they can save the world. Through time, when they start growing, the kids stop having these dreams and because they start seeing how reality is. Sadly, Daniel Abel isn’t one of them. Sure, he is thirteen years old but despite he knows how cruel the real world is because of the civil war in the space colony Zero he still believes he will be able to become a hero of justice.

Personal  Notes: Like Mina, Daniel has passed through many changes. Originally, he was going to be a traumatized child because his father died but in the end that idea was scrapped. Now he is a small boy that will fiercely try to fulfill the promise he made to his father the night before he died. Since his father tried to save all the Europeans back when he was on Earth Dan believes he can do the same even in his young age. Since many people disagree with his ideal the young boy believes they are his enemies. Through this tale we will see if Dan changes and accepts that his ideal is a dream that can’t be accomplished.

Maiara Yinoris: One of the most ancient professions in the Astral Wave universe is bounty hunting. As a bounty hunter, a person must kill or capture a target. For this, the hunter must have a cold personality and a strong will. Maiara Yinoris is one of the most renowned bounty hunters in Aegis Nebula, and perhaps the most famous human bounty hunter. She is a professional hunter who will not doubt a second for accomplish her objectives.

Personal Notes:Maiara, or also known as Mia, is what originally Mina was going to be, in some ways. Cloud was going to be part of the IFPA but instead of having a big ship and a crew Mina was a person who worked alone. Important characteristics of Mia are that she is quite cold and a person that doesn’t doubt a second: if she has to kill someone she will not hesitate. Like other characters, Mia has a dark and troubled past, something she is trying to forget yet it still haunts her. It can be seen easily when she finds slaves on her travels: if she see people forcing other to work then she will start acting in a reckless way. Something to note about Mia: despite she doesn’t doubt about killing she tries her best to not kill people unless that person is a target she must kill or if someone tries to impede her work.

Dei’Talon: Talon is a serakiam minor senator from the Senate of Davaos. This senator is one of the most particular because he is the only one that has an human assistant. Despite almost everyone laughs at his back Talon doesn’t care because his only concern is the welfare of the IFPA.

Personal Notes: Talon is the only PoV character that isn’t a human on this book. Because the Senate plays an important role on the events of this book it was a good idea to have a character that sees personally what happens in Davaos. Like many other characters Talon has received some changes in his personality, feelings and backstory.

These are the four characters that will narrate the events of Astral Wave, in some sense. The narration will be in third person, not first person.

My next entry will include some other important supporting characters to this book.

Before ending, I wish you all a Happy New Year.

Introduction to Astral Wave

Thanks for your time by reading this blog.

In this post I’m going to explain what is Astral Wave and a little introduction about me.

Why I wanted to create this book? Since I was a little kid I have always loved fiction stories. The idea of make my own stories started when I was playing World of Warcraft in 2008; back then I thought: “hey, I can create a fantasy setting like Warcraft.” Since then I tried to make a fantasy book set in the past. Needless to say, since I was younger the story I created “borrowed” many elements from many other games and TV Series so for now I’ll put it on hold. It is finished, but right now I don’t like the state of the book. Sometime in the future I’ll look the story again and fix many of the problems, especially the names of the characters. Some of them sound lame.

Also I created two slice of life books but the first one is also another cliché storm and in some ways it looks a lot to another series (an anime and visual novel). The second one I can say proudly is my first job I took completely seriously. Perhaps I’ll release it sometime in the future.

Now, unto Astral Wave. The idea of Astral Wave started in 2009 since I wanted to play with a female protagonist. On top of that, the idea of creating a new Space Opera was kind of interesting so I started writing some stuff about it, but it wasn’t until 2011 that I committed myself to Astral Wave.

What is Astral Wave?

Astral Wave is a Space Opera set in an alternate universe in which the human history changed. In this story the humans not only live on the Earth, they also live in some other planets (like other Space Operas series I gotta admit) in the galaxy, The Milky Way or also, known by the aliens, Aegis Nebula. Now, the humans are divided in three great factions which are the following:

  • The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics or USSR
  • The Empire of New Granada
  • The Human Fleet of Gunras

Of these three factions the only ones that live on the Earth are the soviets and the people of New Granada. The humans that live in Gunras are the Europeans, Asians, Africans and also people from the American continent that lost the Third World War. They were forced to leave the planet because the soviets were close to eliminate them, and also, because the Earth is in bad conditions and it isn’t apt for the live there (the humans had to create domes for protect themselves from the contamination of the planet).

Besides the three human factions there are many another organizations.  The Intergalactic Free Planet Alliance (or also known by IFPA) is the most powerful organization in Aegis Nebula and one of the oldest to still exist. The humans of Gunras are protected by said faction, it is because of them that the soviets don’t dare to launch a full scale offensive to Gunras. The IFPA consists of Mayor Races and Minor Races, sadly, the humans are one of the minor races.

The mayor races of the IFPA are the following:

  • Serakiam
  • Nigtros
  • Irian

These are the three most powerful races in the IFPA. Some examples of minor races are the pantheur and the humans. Surprisingly, of all the minor races the humans are perceived as beings of destruction by the other races, that’s why there is a big discrimination to the humans in the IFPA. Despite how badly treated they are, the humans are still inside the alliance.

Of course, there are many other factions in Astral Wave but I’ll talk about them in a new post.

The main events of the books will start in the year 3709 of the Intergalactic Calendar, or if we use the same calendar as we use now, the year is 2126. The first book will have four point of view characters; each one of them will see the most important events of Astral Wave.

And that’s it for the small introduction of Astral Wave. In the next post I’m going to do a brief introduction to the four point of view characters and other important characters. Also I’ll post info about the book of the first book.

A brief note: even though I’m posting this on English the book is only written in Spanish at the moment (you can see because the other posts are in Spanish. That language is my native language). I’ll try to release it where I live and hopefully sometime in the future the book will be translated to English and other languages.