What would your characters really rather not do without? Not life-preserving things or weapons. Just something that to them is nice to have, and makes them feel better.
I’m not sure of all the favorite things Jason will eventually find, but one of the first is the leopard-spotted fleece throw he had stashed in his luggage. Because it’s soft and snuggly and warm. It gets cold in the mountains. The chakho barracks aren’t at extreme high elevation, but it’s cold. Especially if you came from the South. Snuggly-warm is a necessity.
Jue Chin-Sun’s favorite things include desert garnets and some of the newest works on acupuncture. How she got her hands on Heo Im’s notes, she’s not telling. But oh, the possibilities for treating all the many insane ailments and injuries chakho are prone to, fighting magic-tainted creatures. As for the garnets – desert stones are as far from the sea as you can get, and they’re hard, red, and sparkly. Which is a completely different effect from the luminescent shine of pearls or the shimmer of scales, and Chin-Sun appreciates the difference.
Sparkly is also a quality Chae appreciates in one of her favorite things; special inks she uses for notes, talismans, and arrays. They’re pretty, unusual, and add a certain chaotic element to the energies she works with. Chae has the training to compensate for that. Other people, not so much. She has a vested interest in other people not messing with her very finicky space-hopping spellcraft. Also Chae loves the colors of the sky, and decorates her rooms with hung silken pieces in every shade and brightness she’s drawn down from the aether.
(If you’re thinking of a certain color theory post on Tumblr – yes, that’s a good image.)
Kwan Ha-Neul loves women. No, drag your mind out of that gutter, he loves women being women. In the traditional fashion; looking after children, cooking, weaving, laughing at the end of a long day. He’ll probably make a great (and fierce!) father when he finally settles down. Until then he does enjoy nights out at taverns with the ladies, and doing odd jobs like getting herbs and trinkets for any lady who works around the barracks. Or anywhere they travel to. So many wonderful ladies, so little time….
(Yes, Chae confuses him. He’s not sure if he should treat her as a lady his age, or as a terrifying grandmother who just happens to also be combat capable.)
Lee Cheong loves poetry, which scholars are supposed to. He also loves singing. There are many things he doesn’t like about becoming a vampire, but the unexpected side effect of understanding multiple languages means he can now understand the songs of many nations.
He may be developing a taste for Sabaton. That is entirely Jason’s fault.
What are some of your characters’ favorite things?