|Gilyan "Jill" of Bobyr|
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Jill's real name is Gilyan, but she prefer Jill.
Jill has blue eyes.
She is very strong-minded and independent. She has a strong magical talent; initially latent, and manifesting only as an ability to see wildfolk, she later becomes a powerful Dweomermaster. Early in life, she is also a relatively skilled swordswoman, able to hold her own in combat, though well outshown by professional warriors such as Cullyn and Rhodry.
In the booksEdit
As a child, she followed her father on his wanderings, and learned swordcraft from him. Jill becomes Rhodry's lover, following him into exile. After being separated from Rhodry, Jill is kidnapped by Peryn, who ensorcels her to prevent her from running away or refusing him. She is rescued from Peryn by Salamander. Because the magic Peryn had been using on her was causing her latent magical talent to manifest itself, she starts studying dweomer under Salamander, in order to avoid being driven mad by supernatural forces.
The two sail to Bardek in order to rescue Rhodry from slavery, but upon return to Deverry, she leaves Rhodry behind to become Nevyn's apprentice, and became a powerful sorceress. When the Horsekin laid siege to Cengarn, Jill assisted in the city's defense, and slew the mad Guardian Alshandra-- though she died in the act.
Family and relationshipsEdit
Cullyn is Jill's father and they have a very close bond, forged by years together on the Long Road. In Jill's case, this is simply filial love, though Cullyn has a degree of possessiveness towards Jill that he steps away from in favor of Rhodry.
Nevyn and Jill have a teacher/student relationship. Though Nevyn is in love with the spirit that resides within Jill, he had stepped away from romantic intentions towards her in a previous incarnation. There is made a song about this relationship called Jillian (I'd Give My Heart).
While Jill is initially smitten with Rhodry, and does come to love him, she eventually abandons him, both to allow him to have a normal life without her, and to study dweomer.
Jill's sidekick is a gray gnome. He has spindly legs and a long nose.
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