The Whisperer in Darkness
Raylack's new vicar
A tall and skinny young man, his boyish good looks are somewhat offset by the often distant and distracted look in his eye.
Born in the town of Brexley, the second son and third born to his parents Clara and Erst Prince, Willham showed an early interest in horticulture, collecting and cataloguing various plants from the countryside surrounding the town, and often harassing well-travelled traders for any samples of flora from distant lands. His interest further flourished when he was gifted with ownership over a small section of the family’s garden, to grow and cultivate flowers and vegetables of his own.
His father, a soldier in the Alban military, was injured during one of the many Northern conflicts, losing his sight and left with only partial hearing. Though assisted with financial aid due to his years of service, Erst was unable to provide for the family as he once had, leading Clara to seek work as a seamstress, a competitive profession in Brexley – this fact, combined with the deteriorating health of her husband, led the family to move somewhere quieter, eventually settling in the small farming village of Raylack.
WIllham delved deep into religious studies after his father’s injury, seeking comfort and succour in the words of those wiser than himself, a surprise to his family, who practised their religion in a manner more casual than most. Their move to Raylack brought him further into contact with his spiritual side, now a member of a much smaller congregation, the priest of which was more than willing to discuss matters of faith with the individuals within his care.
Raylack began it’s return to some semblance of normality after the Third Battle of Branock’s Gorge and having aided in defending the village during the conflict, Willham sought to be of further use in the coming days.
A man of kind-hearted piety, he soon found himself filling the position left by the deceased Father Malley, organising the church’s congregation and arranging for a plethora of religious services (particularly funerals and memorials) in the wake of the horror.
His first act was to lay the youngest Glick child to rest, along with his sister, followed later in the day by a memorial service for the Toulson family, an important symbolic gesture – this spate of deaths seen by many as the beginning of the terrifying events which had rocked the village, it was appropriate for their final farewells to mark the end of such times.