The Kingdom of Light
A cleric of Light, driven to expunge evil from the world at any cost
Perin Jettars – Cleric of the Lightbringer
Brought up in a seminary, Perin was an orphan raised by the clerics of the Cathedral in Fialus. He excelled in his studies and proved a willing and able altarboy and junior priest. His loss of faith came at a critical time in his life, as he was on his first venture outside the Cathedral on a mission with an elder Cleric. They were to go to a border town three days’ ride North of Fialus, where they had received word from the senior priest of the temple there of a possible demonic posession. Perin was merely along as assistant and secretary to the elder cleric, Jacoby. They never made it to the town, however, as Perin and Jacoby were waylaid on the road by bandits, who slew Jacoby and defiled his body. Perin only survived through what he sees as cowardice – he hid, and then he fled. His powers left him with his rejection of the Lightbringer, and he felt no divine presence when he prayed, angrily, for answers.
After wandering in the wastes for days, he found his way to the same village he had been heading for with Jacoby. Ragged and broken, he presented himself to the temple priest and gave him the bad news. The priest begged him to look at the boy, and try to help, and eventually Perin agreed. The boy was indeed possessed. A junior priest, and Fallen at that, Perin knew he didn’t have he power within himself to cure the child. He prayed for the Lightbringer to give him the strength to do this good deed. After two days of praying, he felt the gaze of the Lightbringer upon him again. Another two days passed, locked in mental battle with the demon, before Perin managed to exorcise it from the little boy. His success reinvigorated his faith, and he journeys now to spread the word of the Lightbringer to those whose faith has been shaken. He is an example of resolve and belief in the Lightbringer’s power. The village North of Fialus remains a dear and holy place to him, for it is where he believes he was saved from darkness. He writes the child often.
Perin is driven, to the point of being somewhat of a zealot. He abhors the unnatural and the aberrant; demons and the undead must be cleansed at any cost. He views non-Church-sanctioned magicks with wariness but not outright hostility – he tolerates it if it does not seem dangerous at the time. As such, he is uncomfortable around the druid in the party, and more than a little suspicious of the sorceress. As he gets to know them, however, his prejudices will surely lessen. He has great respect for those who would do good works, and being lawful good, has no tolerance for criminal behavior. Despite that, he has an adventuring streak in him – he can’t turn down the promise of excitement, secrets to be uncovered, and even perhaps a little treasure to be won.