Thank you again, Maximilliano! And thanks also to all of you who commented and have done me such an honor.
Deciding who to pass this along to is a difficult process. There are so many rich characters in AARLand, and even a goodly number of AARs filled with rich characters. Some of these authors have already been honored. But nowhere near all. Sadly, not all of these even get the attention they deserve. Picking just one to honor is hard.
But there exists an AAR -- one of those that does not have the readership it should -- that pegs the meters on all the measures of story quality. But one part that is done particularly well is dynamic character development, and so I would like to pass the honor to...
...for his brilliant In Memory of France and his depiction of characters like Jean and Bertrand and Elizabeth (I didn't see her in your list of characters!) and Carlos de Aranda and a whole bunch of other people named Charles!