Welcome to the Hotseat of Truth, a device in which your protagonist is trapped. The only way to escape is to answer five searching questions completely honestly or the Hotseat will consume them to ashes! Today’s victim is Jenni the sprite – created by Claire Buss in The Rose Thief and The Interspecies Poker Tournament. Jenny is a thief-catcher, second-in-command to the Chief, Ned Spinks and the most powerful magical creature around. She wears a filthy red coat, has pointy ears and straw-coloured hair. Her mum is Momma K, Queen of the Fae but Jenni prefers to live and work in the real world, in Roshaven.
Question 1. When did you first meet Ned?
It were a few years ago and we was down in fing. Wot you ‘ave to understand, right, is there wos a lot of stuffs going down and it weren’t like everyfing wos straight forward or nuffink. But it were good times. I’d tell youse all about it but me aufor won’t let me, she says I gotta wait a bit while she writes it all down and sorts it all out. I ain’t ‘zactly good at story writing.
Question 2. How does a sprite wind up in law enforcement?
It were a close fing, could’a gone eiver way if I’m ‘onest. We just didn’t know for sure if ‘e were gonna go for it or not. An’ then o’corse that ‘appened an’ it were a case of now or never sorta fing. You know, like that ‘ole rock and anovver rock? It were like that. Ana ‘o corse that ovver bloke weren’t gonna do anyfing so it were all down to ‘im and to be fair ‘e didn’t ‘ave a scooby so I ‘ung around for a bit. Then a bit more. Plus you know, it ain’t ‘ome.
Question 3. Who are you most loyal to. Your people or your partner?
It ain’t that simple.
Question 4. What is your favourite food?
I likes sugared ants an’ grass’opper brittle, slug jam an’ wasp ‘oney. Worm sausages an’ snail burgers but the bestest one of all is Momma K’s beetle cheesecake.
Question 5. When did you last take a bath?
Wot’s a baff?