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Gilyan "Jill" of Bobyr
Jill
Appeared in
Other incarnations
Profile
Formal name
Gilyan
Gender
Female
Birthplace
Date of birth
1045
Occupation
Family & Relationships
Romances
Rhodry (1062)
Parents
Deverry Cycle character


Jill's real name is Gilyan, but she prefer Jill.

AppearanceEdit

Jill has blue eyes.

PersonalityEdit

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.

Featured in the following books: Daggerspell, Darkspell, The Bristling Wood, The Dragon Revenant, A Time of Exile, A Time of Omens, Days of Blood and Fire and Days of Air and Darkness

Family and relationshipsEdit

Cullyn of CerrmorEdit

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.

NevynEdit

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).

RhodryEdit

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.

Gray gnomeEdit

Jill's sidekick is a gray gnome. He has spindly legs and a long nose.

Other incarnationsEdit

Hwilli, Brangwen, Lyssa, Gweniver, Branoic, Morwen, Branna



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