Rowan Whiteshield the Silvermaid

Rowan Whiteshield the Silvermaid human cleric of Lurue

Description:

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Rowan Whiteshield the Silvermaid is a tall, strong human with fair skin, long silver white blonde hair (flowing loose when relaxed, loosely braided when adventuring), and vivid blue eyes with deep purple irises. She wears gleaming silver chain mail and carries a mirror-bright polished shield and longsword. Around her neck is a silver amulet with the holy symbol of a Unicorn head against a background of a crescent moon.

The Knights of the Unicorn are chivalric adventurers who follow romantic ideals: life is to be relished and lived with laughter, quests should be taken on a dare, impossible dreams should be pursued for the sheer wonder of their completion, and everyone should be praised for their strengths and comforted in their weaknesses.

Bio:

Rowan the Silvermaid was born in Baldur’s Gate to the patriar family Whiteshield. Her father Evendur Whiteshield is a successful merchant for the family running a trading house. When Rowan was one year old her mother Lureene had a dream of a beautiful unicorn and took Rowan’s silvery blonde hair as a sign she was meant to follow in her great-grandmother’s footsteps in service of the goddess Lurue and the Knights of the Unicorn which Balanta Whiteshield helped found. Lureene convinced Evendur to move the family including Rowan’s older brothers to Silverymoon.

Rowan thrived in Silverymoon and her healing abilities started to manifest by the time she was ten. She met several impressive Knights of the Unicorn, and was then inspired to include martial training and Sylvan in her studies in the hopes of one day joining the Knights and chasing the unicorn. Her father Evendur has been focused on rebuilding trade with the dwarves of Sundabar for fine weapons and armor to export to Baldur’s Gate and Elturgard.

When Rowan was fifteen her oldest brother Darvin moved back to Baldur’s Gate to take over the family patriar merchant house there, and her older brother Stedd married a Silverymoon noble Esvele and they moved to Neverwinter to set up a new merchant house in the rebuilding city.

On her coming of age day when Rowan turned 18, she spent the night in the sacred grove at the main shrine to Mielikki supplicating the goddess Lurue to accept her service. Rowan awoke from fantastical dreams of running with unicorns and pegasi clutching a softly glowing silver holy symbol of a unicorn head against a background of a crescent moon. Her prayer had been answered and when she saw her mother she learned the pupils of her eyes had been transformed to a deep purple.

Shortly after she became a cleric of Larue and a Silvermaid, Rowan’s brother Stedd was killed by a band of orcs raiding his trade caravan. Rowan studied everything she could about orcs and learned their language hoping to avenger her brother and joined the Knights of the Unicorn seeking adventure.

The Knights of the Unicorn are chivalric adventurers who follow romantic ideals: life is to be relished and lived with laughter, quests should be taken on a dare, impossible dreams should be pursued for the sheer wonder of their completion, and everyone should be praised for their strengths and comforted in their weaknesses.

Two years of adventuring with the Knights of the Unicorn brought Rowan eventually to Neverwinter to visit her sister-in-law Esvele and her 3 year old nephew Dorn. Proud and ambitious, Esvele hopes to establish new lucrative trade with the dwarves of Gauntlgrym and to convince Lord Protector Neverember to recognize House Whiteshield as a noble house in Neverwinter.

Rowan hopes to one day commission a ballad about her great-grandmother Balanta Whiteshield, a chivalrous and fierce fighter, and the adventures of the founding of the Knights of the Unicorn.

Great-grandmother: Balanta Whiteshield (deceased)
Father: Evendur Whiteshield – Silverymoon
Mother: Lureene Whiteshield – Silverymoon
Oldest brother: Darvin Whiteshield – Baldur’s Gate
Older brother: Stedd Whiteshield (deceased)
Sister-in-law: Esvele Whiteshield – Neverwinter
Nephew: Dorn Whiteshield – Neverwinter

Rowan Whiteshield the Silvermaid

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