Thank you so much for joining us today! Please introduce yourself!
This is Elisabeth at the start of The Sixth Gate.
Tell us who you are and what you do!
My name is Elisabeth Avery and I have a doctoral degree in Fringe Sciences with a specialty in ectoplasm. If you don’t know what this is, I basically deal with spirits.
What do you do for a living?
I have created a few items from my research such as a two-way device that can allow two people to talk from opposite ends of the world. Patents and investments in companies are the primary way I make a living. From time to time I also take clients who are having spiritual disturbances. However, my most recent accomplishment is soon to be unveiled, proving my theorems once and for all: The dead can walk amongst us. Naturally with the proper housing and containment.
How old are you?
Age is tricky when you are only half-mortal, but about thirty by planet dweller standards, although I only look to be in my early twenties.
Tell us about your story. What is it about and what role do you play?
I’m the adoptive daughter of a reformed demon, Malthael, who is presently the Gate Guardian for Ashlad. Most people don’t know this but there are multiple worlds and the Netherworld is connected to all of them. My papa is just one of the Gate Guardians on just one of those planets. Life is great until someone tries to kill me.
Do you have any birthmarks or tattoos?
That isn’t a polite subject, but not particularly, no.
If you could have a superpower what would it be, and why?
Is pulling souls out of bodies a superpower? What about seeing the dead and the spirit world? Yes? Well, then, I already have one of those and it isn’t all it is cracked up to be. Although it would be nice to understand people better. It is very tricky to comprehend all of their complex facets.
What is your biggest pet peeve when dealing with others?
When people judge me for what I was born as not who I am as a person. When they do that to anyone, particularly since actions speak louder than words, I get annoyed.
What would I love the most about you?
I don’t know. I don’t deal with planet dwellers very often, but I like to think I’d be an excellent friend if given the chance. Also, I’m pretty clever. At least the demons’ I live with think so, and they’ve been alive a long time so they are likely correct.
What would I hate the most about you?
I’m dangerous to be around. Even hugs are tricky unless you are a non-mortal. Also, when my mind is made up it is very difficult for me to change my mind again. Some people may call that stubborn but I like to consider myself a determined person.
What is your idea of a perfect day?
I’d like to spend the day with my mother since she died soon after I was born. I’ve always wondered what she was like. Would she be proud of me? I like to think she would be.
What’s the best part about being in love?
I wouldn’t know. I like to think it would be finding someone who understands you. Who likes you because of all your traits, even your faults. Although the books I’ve read seem to make love out to be some great thing. If I’m lucky maybe one day I’ll find out.
What is your greatest fear?
That I extract someone spirit and can’t put it back.
Hot weather or cold?
Somewhere in the middle, although I do love snow. Nothing like the remaking of a city overnight with a blanket of pristine snow.
Dogs or cats?
I love my Netherhounds, Duke and Nathan. Are they like dogs right? Although I’m not against cats.
Who was your first love?
Allecter Yvish invented the first pair of goggles that could see into the spirit world. I was obsessed for weeks. Then it was Edward Highborn. He is the hero in one of my favorite books. Oh, did you mean a living, non-fictional person?
What’s your number one relationship deal breaker and why?
They don’t accept my family; my very unconventional, mostly demon family.
When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Normal. I still kind of want that. Although my abilities allow me an edge in the fringe sciences world, I’ve always wondered what it was like to be a simple Planet Dweller
What is the one food you can’t live without?
Tea. Tea, both hot and cold, is the thing that comforts and heals. Both physically and mentally.
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