Hi, I'm writing an epic fantasy. My favourite character is called Telmas, and a long time ago, he suffered a great tragedy. Telmas is a prince, and his House was invaded by a rival. In this process his little sister Jhala was killed, a sweet girl who he loved more than anything else in the world. These two had a connection the likes of which few can imagine. Telmas has the ability to travel back in time, but only to a certain point in time and space, which he can set. He can always set a new point, but never travel to one he had set further back in time. So Telmas travels to his timestamp again and again, trying to save Jhala. But he set it in a distant country and he has to race to arrive in time. Over the course of hundreds of resets, he has virtually exercised his journey to perfection, but he always fails, sometimes coming within seconds of success. This becomes an obsession. Eventually, he confesses to his brother Tenoch after another failed attempt, who coerces him into setting his timestamp. This means the opportunity to save Jhala is gone for good. Telmas is left utterly broken, resentful towards his brother for stopping him (although Tenoch was trying to help) and resentful at himself for failing. His hatred for the attackers is seething. The world has lost its colour, and truly no feeling can ever compare to the warmth and love he felt for his sister. Now my question: do you know any people who have been severely traumatised? What are some ways you might act or think after experiencing such profound sadness? I know this might be a sensitive topic, but I believe that especially sensitive topics should be expored in literature, and I want to do it justice. Any thoughts you have, please post!