Re: Favorite Characters
This is going to be hard to do for several reasons: 1) It's hard to sum up characters in only a few sentences, and 2) it's even harder to pick favorites.
Tarlia is one of a race with the ability to convert faith and devotion from other beings into longevity and other supernatural powers, a gift which has earned her kind the title of "gods" even though they are hardly such.
In a world ravaged by darkness and ruin, Tarlia lives in a manor overlooking a small town of people, removed by her powers from the rest of the world to protect it. When a group of outsiders unwittingly show up, followed by a pack of undead for the townsfolk to contend with, it becomes apparent that her spell is weakening, and that the town is beginning to reenter a hostile world. Although she'd prefer to live in her little dreamworld, free from conflict, she realizes she can't hide herself and her town from harm's way forever. She is a modest person with no desire for status or (in this case) godhood, so the limited faith power she receives from the townsfolk is more from adoration than worship.
Like above, this character is a lot more complicated than this, but I'm trying to keep it short; the reason this character is awesome (in my opinion) needs a lot more than just a few sentences.
Edit: Also like above, she is a secondary character.