The Whisperer in Darkness
Companion of the Risen Adventurers
An often tempestuous but always kind-hearted young woman, Keyleth’s pronounced elven eyes made her stand out in a crowd from an early age.
A courageous Raylack villager, daughter of Sheldon and Harriet Glick and sister to Daniel, Keyleth was an enthusiastic trainee warlock who taught herself using books belonging to her father. Born and raised in the village, she made many friends throughout her years, impressive for a half-elf in any part of Alba, let alone a small, and oft considered to be narrow minded, farming community.
Several weeks before the arrival of the Risen Adventurers, Keyleth applied to join Raylack’s militia. This application was quickly denied by Sheriff Brandis, leading to a series of fierce arguments. Keyleth insisted that her skills as a warlock made her the martial equal of almost anyone in the village and deemed that Brandis was unable to see beyond her youth and gender. When the Sheriff refused to alter his judgement, Keyleth began to feel increasingly disillusioned with law in the village.
In the late weeks of Autumn, Keyleth started performing a daily patrol of Raylack’s outskirts in order to prove her untested capabilities, to herself as much as to anyone else. She assisted isolated villagers with a number of small monster infestations on the northern side of the village, mostly by bullywug muckers and dire rats, and began to notice that something strange was going on. It was as if the wild beasts were emmigrating en masse. When Keyleth raised her concerns to her father he chided her, thinking that she had become deluded in her desperation to prove herself. It was a mere four days later that the Risen Adventurers entered Raylack bearing the mauled body of her little brother.
Grateful for their kind act, she sought to align herself with the group, seeing them as active problem solvers within a world which had often forbade her from taking action against perceived evil.
Accepting her as a travelling companion, their partnership was unfortunately short lived, as Keyleth met her end at the tendrils of a necrotic construct within the church’s mausoleum. She was laid to rest alongside her brother after the Third Battle of Branock’s Gorge, by the village’s new vicar.
Her parent’s, left devastated by the deaths of their two children in such quick succession, left the village only a short while later.