I spent tonight trying to get a sense of what this kid is like, what he's good at and what he's not. What his childhood was like and how that's affected him into his teenage years. I've thought about his reaction to being yanked out of school and how he'll behave once he's at the battle school. I've also thought a little bit about his family and his relationship with them.
There's a lot more to do but he's slowly coming into focus. Once I have something I'm satisfied with I'll post his official bio along with a polished portrait of him.