AC: 18 (10, +4 dex, +4 armor)
Fort: +0 Ref: +6 Will: +5
Armor: Chain Shirt
Familiar: Thrush (+3 to diplomacy, protector archetype-can use bodyguard feat to aid another to master's AC if in the same square)
SQ: Social talents (social grace +4 to bluff), vigilante talents (channel positive energy 1d6), silver tongued (+2 diplomacy and bluff), Conversion inquisition (use wis instead of cha for bluff, diplomacy, and intimidate), deed-up close and dealdly (1 grit point for +1d6 of precision damage and half of this damage still goes through on a miss)
Skills: Acrobatics +8, Bluff +12, Diplomacy +12, Intimidate +4, Knowledge (local) +5, Perception +7
Traits: Heirloom weapon (+2 to trip with family scorpion whip), Princess (+1 to diplomacy and intimidate)
Feats: agile maneuvers, improved trip
Backstory: Shona is the youngest child of a Varisian merchant named Jamifar and his wife Sylvar. Jamifar, a native of the Varisian city of Magnimar, serves on the Council of Ushers: a group overrun with self-indulging nobles and greedy power-seekers. Jamifar, however, is a man consumed with doing good and making a positive difference. He would be a great role model for his young daughter...if he wasn't at work so much.
Sylvar spends much of her time tending to Jamifar's mercantile interests since he is so often busy with Council business. That is largely why Shona was raised by numerous members of the household staff.
Shona's personality has always been of a bright and outgoing nature. Her large smile, red hair, and bright green eyes have always quickly endeared her to people. Because of this, she grew up with continual praise for how lovely an sweet she was. This helped develop her complete lack of humility. It's not to say that Shona is vain in any way, she just doesn't understand that compliments aren't something commonplace and she expects that everyone is just naturally inclined towards adoring her.
As Shona grew older, her parents (in the moments they were around their youngest daughter) decided that she was a great beauty, but needed to develop more skills. Therefore, they enrolled her in training for dance. Her instructor began by trying to teach her to do traditional Varisian dances using ribbons. Shona had no real interest in the dance steps themselves, but took immediately to the snap, swirling, and manipulating of the ribbons. In no time at all, she was wielding them as weapons with which to trip the other dancers as they'd move across the floor and having a great time as this would induce light hearted chasing and playing. Her instructors were not as pleased with this, and her dance training ended...mere hours after it had begun.
As her family worshipped Calistria, and the whip is the deity's favored weapon, they presented her with the scorpion whip that had been in Sylvar's family for generations and turned to the Calistrian church as a place for their daughter to learn a skill. While she was learning training with the whip, Shona was also picking up on the subtle art of manipulation. She was quickly building a large repertoire of social understanding which helped her to be even more effective in getting her way...not that she needed much help.
Shona's comfortable and pampered life included being a kind and caring younger sibling, a generous member of the society helping the underprivileged, and a lot of positive attention. It also featured impulse control issues and a lack of social tact. It was not an uncommon scene to see Shona wander through town waving at strangers as though she were a celebrity nor to see her walk into a room with boys present and strike a pose while calling out, "Hello, boys!"
Things changed for Shona on the day that a thrush landed on her windowsill. It perched there staring at the girl who greeted it with, "Hello, Mr. Thrush! I'll bet you've never seen anyone as beautiful as me, have you?" The thrush, after giving what sounded like a sigh, responded with, "Unfortunately, the school does not give classes on learning humility." Rather than being caught off guard that a bird was speaking intelligently to her, Shona replied with, "A school? Are there boys there?!?!?"