I want to talk about a certain character from my Santarnica stories, a blind Devonian mage named Kenthew Rennald. Well, to be honest, I feel he’s just…there. Maybe as some tacked on comedy effect or whatnot, but I feel he’s just…there. The series would go along fine without him. I fear he’ll quickly descend into a character readers hate because he’s so damned annoying and he’s a walking-talking deux ex machina. Need something destroyed? Have Kenthew shoot a fireball at it. Need a serious injury mended, have Kenthew hover his hands over the afflicted extremity for a minute. Need a mind read? Have Kenthew put his hands on the person’s temple and meditate for a few seconds. He has the emotional and mental maturity of a fifteen-year-old. He has his moments when he charges into battle and helps the other soldiers save the day, but when he’s not doing that, he’s a kid. Yet somehow…he’s supposed to be in the story. It doesn’t feel the same if I kick him out, yet I don’t know what to do with him! I thought of adventure being his prime motivation. We first meet him on his homeplanet, there's the adventure and Kenthew decides to run off with Helen and crew to explore the galaxy. Now the question is...what does he do then? He was useful then when Helen and crew were on his homeplanet, but what now?