Jonas Everhart lives on the very brink of the Wild Woods in Beguile. His home was built by his great grandpappy, the formidable Josiah Everhart who is celebrated in the town square by a weathered plaque on a wooden bench facing the fountain.
Like Josiah, Jonas takes his role as the guardian very seriously. He is diligent in his night patrols of the Wild Woods, never afraid of the rumoured nocturnal things that reportedly lurk in the dense forest. Even on the few occasions he has seen the spectral light of Annie he has not blanched, but instead waved a friendly greeting to the ghost and called to her that he too will keep his eyes open for her missing son.
The thing that Jonas really fears is the creature he has glimpsed several times since he became the guardian. It’s the reason that guardians have operated in Beguile, unbeknownst to the townsfolk, who believed the Everharts to simply be a founding family. The creature who can take many forms prefers on meeting you to take the form of the person you love the most. For Jonas this was Isabel. She was taken by illness many years ago and buried in a beautiful ceremony by the Griffiths. This doesn’t stop her from turning up on the very fringe of the Wild Woods and calling Jonas in a luring yet melancholy way. The nights he sees Isabel are always the hardest for the guardian.