About Risa Whitby
As she lay there, feeling the life gush out of her little body, she saw a vision of a pale angel covered in bloodstained bandages, with wings the color of dark cardinal red, reach out to her. Vildeis, the Cardinal Martyr, saw this little one's plight, and she was moved that someone so small and insignificant could find the strength to make such a sacrifice. And so Vildeis rewarded Risa's sacrifice with the strength to survive. And survive Risa would, as the Sarenite crusaders found her and healed her, and took her away from that place. It wasn't until much later that Risa realized she had been gifted with a semblance of divine power from the heavens, and from that day forward, she has worshipped Vildeis, the empyreal angel of devotion, sacrifice, and scars.
Physical description: Risa is small and skinny, even for a halfling. She dresses in a dark robe of heavy cloth, with faded gold trim. Between the folds of her robe, you can see a golden symbol hanging from her neck, depicting a scarred breastplate. Her hood is pulled up, concealing much of her facial appearance. When she does lower her hood, it's painly obvious this little halfling has had a difficult life; her pale face has several deep scars across it, that appear very old. Her eyes are heavily clouded, appearing as milky white orbs. Worse even are her hands and arms, which are shriveled and blackened, and charred with eschar. Her appearance does not match her outlook on life though, as she seems quite optimistic and cheerful.