Jaeryll's father was a charmer back in Isarn, but he never had much use for family, and they've gone on fine without him. Jaeryll is the second youngest girl out of four, and is the last one to remember city life with any useful detail. She mostly remembers that it was more inherently interesting there. She loved listening to speakers rile the public up. Such power, without a weapon or even magic.
She's preternaturally bright and social. She can converse with adults as easily as kids her own age, and is not quite at the point in development where that will get her into trouble she doesn't want. Her eldest sister has moved back to the city and sends home money when she can. The next oldest is in her mid-teens and already working in the village; she likes it there. This leaves Jaeryll with the often-unfortunate duty of babysitting. Her little sister Clara, a butterball of a six-year-old sometimes seems to be the bane of her existence, but she takes good care of her anyway.
Jaeryll always got along very well with her mother, but lately the relationship has strained. Her mom clearly isn't sure what to do with her miniature adult that is already smarter than her. There is occasional tension due to this. Jaeryll, for her part, just wants to find interesting things to do and learn until she's old enough to move back to the city. Her occupational plans change by the day and sometimes by the hour. She's wanted to be an animal doctor, a wizard, a Queen (never a princess), a soldier, a hunter, a builder ...whatever latest thing has fascinated her, she puts her whole being into.