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|Vera Muir's NPCs; Jillian Rosemont|
|Topic Started: Dec 29 2011, 10:51 PM (387 Views)|
|Cheshirewocky||Dec 29 2011, 10:51 PM Post #1|
Queen of the Monkey Bars
Name: Jillian Rosemont
D.O.B: 1 April 1973
Jillian has always been the wild child of her family. She has never truly been satisfied with small town life and has a difficult time settling down anywhere. Her passion has always lied in travelling, driven by the desire to see new places, meet new people, and learn new things. She is as comfortable living in an African village as she is partying at a Brazilian night club, as long as she can leave once a new adventure catches her interest.
Over the last few years, she’s calmed down somewhat from her wandering ways. Part of it has to do simply with age; Jillian doesn’t have the boundless energy that she did when she was younger, and she doesn’t get the same satisfaction out of stirring up locals and lighting out at any given time. Part of it also has to do with her family. She has always cared deeply for them, and the birth of her niece made her want to become more involved in their lives, grounding her at home more often. After the Dawn, especially, she made the decision to be with them and support them as much as she could. She still gets the occasional itch to take trips and let herself get lost for a time. Just not quite as often.
Jillian is at heart a rebel and a troublemaker. The knowledge and experiences gained from her travels have given her a certain sophistication and coolheadedness, but she still prefers to handle situations with her own aggressive panache. Anyone who has met her cannot picture her amongst white picket fences, office cubicles, or PTA meetings. She does not pretend to be a “mature, responsible adult” or even a perfect role model. The only time when she will purposefully employ tact and subtlety is when her family could be affected by her actions.
Jillian is particularly talented with psychic brands of magic. She has invested particular time and effort in skills that allow her to stay in contact with her family from far away. She is capable of sensing the energies that people give off and sharing telepathic messages with them over great distances, often manifesting these messages as short verbal accounts, emotional sensations, or even a mirage in the person’s environment.
Over greater distances she can dream walk as a form of communication, though she may only do this for people with whom she has a strong bond or a predetermined method of connection, and she can draw more than one person into a shared dream. Jillian is also skilled at sensing and communicating with ghosts and spirits.
Jillian was born in Occidental, Sonoma County, California, a small town just off the coast known more for its delightful inns and dining halls rather than its wineries. Her has been, historically, a gypsy family (or Romani as most liked to be called, though the term “gypsy” had never bothered her). Living and travelling along the European Mediterranean for centuries, her ancestors decided in the early 1800s to move to America. The general unrest felt in Europe at the time, between the Revolutions and that Napoleon fellow, gave them little incentive to stay, while the promise of a new life without prosecution and an entirely new land which needed to be explored greatly encouraged them to go.
So for the next couple hundred years, Jillian’s family made steady progress westward on the American continent, commissioning themselves as explorers and later surveyors, often remaining a couple steps ahead of the pioneers who settled down and built on the land. In fact, the first one to ever choose a locale and tie herself to it was Jillian’s mother, Ana Rosemont. She settled down in Occidental where she met her husband and had Jillian’s older sister, Diana, and then her.
Diana, like her mother, felt comfortable in their town and had no desire to leave, but Jillian always had her heart set in some other place and left home early. Most of her days have been marked by travel, first as she could get away with it by joining humanitarian aid programs through school. Once she was graduated high school, she lit out of Occidental with no hesitation.
News of her sister’s marriage and the birth of their daughter, Vera, affected Jillian. As much as she cared for her family, her constant travels elsewhere left her more detached from their lives than she wanted. After a couple years, she decided to go home and be a part of her niece’s life. She still went on frequent adventures, but for the most part, she was content to simply contribute to her family and give a hand in training the newest Rosemont girl in her growing powers.
Then 2007 happened. Stress began to build around the nation, and the tension in their own home was strong. They had kept their secret ancestry within the family, and as prosecutions began, they grew afraid. Ana fell ill for a time, and the stress around her drove Jillian to leave once again. She headed straight for South America and stayed mostly on the move without a word to or from her family for two years.
The disconnection left her isolated, heartbroken, and fearful for what had become of her family. Once she realized how much fear had driven a wedge between them, she returned straight home. She told them that they needed to take care of each other since they were all that they really had, and she was right. So after years of nearly falling apart, they began to mend things, and they grew closer again. Vera’s parents stopped fighting, Ana’s health improved, and there was a happier atmosphere in the Rosemont-Muir household than there had been in a long time. They were still nervous, and very cautious, but they were making the best of things.
While Vera was sent to that new Avalon/Azura campus for mages and evos in Japan, Jillian found a place for herself to support the people she loved, almost permanently resettling into their Californian home.
Edited by Cheshirewocky, Dec 30 2011, 12:20 AM.
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