Stupid as this may sound, I didn't think anyone was listening. Growing up and nobody, all I wanted was to do something important. To be someone who mattered. The one time I decide to bellyache out loud, and the Universe hears me and I get the chance of a lifetime to change my life?? Wouldn't you take it? You'd have to leave everyone you know, everything you're used to and understand...and jump feet first into the unknown. Completely starting from scratch. Kicked out of your comfort zone, every belief challenged and every scrap of worldly knowledge now invalidated. Would you do it? Me too.
The Kid Who Chose To HelpSixteen years old. Just a kid when taken from his home. A normal teen, from an average family, yanked from some small backwater planet called Earth.
This was never Wendell's fight. Mahan, Thule and even the Ithari weren't his problem. Yet this kid found himself in an impossible situation, back against the wall--an anomaly--an exception to the rules we knew of...and the greatest magical artifact of our world history chose HIM as host. Who and what Wendell was before he found himself here on Elämä I can't say, but Morphiophelius, Dax, and even my daughter Alhannah, have told me the Ithari saw something in this kid. ...and she was right. It's impossible not to like and admire Wendell, once you get to know him -- and get past the ocassional whimpering.
The Mantle of the HeroThe Hero mantle has been passed down from father to son since the Lanthya first arrived on our world.
That's one of the main purposes of the Iskari High Council -- keeping track of the bloodline. Someone has to know where and when to grab a new hero if the Ithari calls for one -- even when that bloodline is hidden off-world. Still, I'd paid good money to see the looks on their faces when Wendell entered the room. *snort* That had to be a shocker… I can understand Wendell's hesitation. If I were given some monstrous diamond by strangers, no questions asked and no explinations either, I'd be suspiscious too. Add to that, being pushed about by a bunch of robed mägo -- demanding you fight their battles for them? Yeeeeeah, good luck with that one.
The Boy We Know NowWhen you first meet Wendell, you notice his manners. Oh, he's awkward and he may be nervous, but he will smile at you and shake your hand with a kindness you just feel to your toes. Because he’s a good kid. He will reach out, offering his hand in friendship upon meeting people, even for the first time. If I could sum up the youth, I'd say he’s thoughtful, kind, giving and honest. Nearly to a fault (or so Wood says), wearing his personality on his sleeve for all to see. In my personal opinion, it’s refreshing to see such a kind and positive personality in this dreary world. That’s what makes this young man so special. What you see is exactly what you’re going to get. He's not always sure what he's doing, or even what he's SUPPOSED to be doing--but he's willing to sacrifice for those in need.
WENDELL P DIPMIER
Features:The most prominent facial feature is his nose, which has been broken while growing up. There is also a thick scar on his upper lip, where he was attacked by a dog. Wendell sports pathetic scruff and a fuller goatee under his lip. He also wears a single, thin, gold loop earring in his left ear.
“Wendell, it doesn’t matter if you believe in God or not, the Universe doesn’t MAKE mistakes. You weren’t brought here to fail, so unless you give up, the plan is still in play. Learn in motion. Don’t look back. Just meet every challenge with your whole soul. Trust yourself, son.
You have a good heart…the rest is just PRACTICE.”
Wendell is in possession of the most extraordinary gifts in the way of what he wears. Preferring to wear what feels comfortable, which usually means black Converse sneakers, blue jeans, and a black shirt with an animated smiley face, the result of wearing an unusual hybrid design of Mägoweave. The creator of this outfit is unknown, though its existence is known to date hundreds of years before Wendell arrived.