About Jillian Vrosk
AC: 19 (19 Base)
Lay on Hands: [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ]
Smite Evil: [ ] [ ]
Spell-like Ability: Alter Self [ ]
Level 1 Spells: Protection from Evil [ ] [ ]
Jillian Vrosk was a gift her parents didn't think would happen. They had tried for years to conceive with no luck, until finally Jillian was born. Her mother, Sara, and father Kasten Vrosk were so happy to have their new born daughter Jillian, named after her paternal grandmother.
She was loved and well cared for, but as she grew her parents noticed some oddities. It started with her pale skin. Her parent's both being of Varisian descent, had a darker complexion. At first, they thought perhaps it was just being a new born, but as she grew her skin remained so pale that it almost appeared to glow. No matter her exposure to the sun, she always stayed pale. Next were her eyes, with such a stunning emerald green tint that had no resemblance to her parents or any of their relatives that they knew of. Appearances aside, the final thing the truly shook Jillian's parents was her pet. When she was only 4 or 5, a beautiful thrush got trapped inside the Vrosk family home. Rather than panicking and trying to fly away the bird simply landed on Jillian's shoulder and would not leave the girls side. Her parents didn't think much of it until one day they caught Jillian talking with the bird in some strange language they had never heard. She had only just learned common but now somehow, had learned this new bizarre language as well.
Concerned for their daughter, worried she may have been cursed by fey or worse, Sara and Kasten made the trek to Pheander. Seeking the advice of the head priest Nolean, they pleaded for him to explain what was happening to their daughter. After careful examination, the priest knew that the girl was no normal human, but instead had celestial blood coursing through her veins. He told the concerned parents not to worry, that young Jillian was not cursed, but quite the opposite, she was in fact blessed. The parents weren't quite sure to do with this news. Nolean sensing their unease offered to take in the girl and train her to know the Gods, give her a life of meaning and lead her down a righteous path. Her parents were hesitant but decided to leave the young girl with Nolean. They felt that with his knowledge and experience, he was much better suited to raising the girl properly.
This wasn't the last Jillian saw her parents though. The visited often and as Jillian grew, she began visiting them as well when she could. Her life was busy, as she dutifully learned under Nolean's tutelage. When she wasn't busy with one of Nolean's lessons or tasks she would sneak away to the woods, where she always felt more at home, to spend time with her best friend Hunter, the thrush from her youth. She would tell him of all the things she did and learned and the bird would impart wisdom to the girl. Jillian was happy with her life and had no concerns aside from her studies. At least until she went to visit her parents one day to only find ruins where her old home used to be.
Her family home had been burnt to the ground and there were no signs of her parents, but there were definite signs of a struggle and lots of blood. Hunter tried to keep the girl calm, but she rushed back to Pheander to tell Nolean what she found. After mounting a search party and looking for her parents, it was assumed they were killed. Likely by Molthune soldiers who ventured too far north. Jillian grieved for weeks and while Nolean and hunter both tried to console the girl, nothing seemed to work. One night after she had cried herself to sleep she received a vision. A blur of images from battles, the broken homes, burned communities, families torn apart, and children crying in the streets. When she awoke, sweating from head to toe, she promptly told Hunter what she had seen. He told her, it must have been a sign from Erastil. A sign that Jillian had a part to play in things, the she should work to protect the communities she holds dear and strive to put a stop to the conflicts that destroy so many families.
With new purpose and something to bury her grief in she went to Nolean to tell him of her decision to join the fights with Molthune. At first Nolean forbid it and it took a couple years, when Jillian was of age, to finally convince him to let her go. Jillian has been on the front for the last several years learning to fight and becoming a soldier. She knew she was on the right path though as the visions continued, sometimes letting her know what she was doing was right, other times warning her of threats. Finally, as she was preparing to wrap up her tour and rotate home for a break, Erastil came to her. His message was clear, that while he would rather everyone live in peace and prosperity he knew that this could not be achieved without his faithful fighting for that cause. He choose Jillian for this task and would imbue her with a sliver of his divine light to carry on in his name in the mortal realm.
Jillian now returns to her second home, in Pheander to rest and recuperate from the years of fighting, and to tell him the wonderful news.
Jillian has jet black hair that falls to her lower back. She commonly wears it up in a braid. Her eyes are a piercing emerald green. She is very pale, especially odd considering her extended time in the outdoors. She has a bronze choker that she never takes off as it is the only belonging of her mothers she could find.
Hunter Vrosk - Jillian's familiar.