- Sorn'mal - Partner
Appearance and Personality
Baef is a robust and well-built dragon with grey eyes and puce skin. She has forward curving horns that are adorned with jewelry and trinkets. She also wears a prominent scarf. Though loyal and protective of Sorn'mal, she is jealous of his relationship with Nona'brail.
During The District War
Baef is first seen posted alongside her rider during a public parade of Diva'ratrika. Unbeknownst to the Guards, the procession was actually a ruse created by Sarv'swati to propagate the myth that Val'Sharess Diva'ratrika was alive and well. The woman they were protecting was actually a biogolem in the form of the Empress. A squad consisting of Sarghress assassins and commoners attack the parade, distracting the Guards while Myo'na of the Fallen Legion stealthily murders the biogolem, exposing the fake Diva'ratrika.
Baef catches Nau spying on Sorn'mal, Sarai and Ran'diirk. The three Imperial Guards interrogate the young prince while Baef holds him in her mouth. Though Sorm'nal and Sarai don’t believe the truth that Snad is behind this, they do believe the lie that Kharla is the mastermind. With the group satisfied, Baef releases Nau.
The Hunt for Shinae
Following the formal peace between the Sharen and Sarghress, Chrys'tel is tasked with locating her sister and bringing her before Zala'ess. She selects both Sorn'mal and Nona'brail to accompany her in this, with Baef accompanying the pair. All attempts to reason with Shinae fall flat, and a battle ensues. Initially gaining an advantage through the element of surprise, Shinae succeeds in injuring Sorn'mal and Baef. However, she makes the mistake of pausing to taunt her sister. Sorn'mal uses this time to recover and turn Chrys'tel's sorcery-altered blood back upon Shinae, following up with a vicious axe-blow. With Baef also recovering and delivering a powerful bite to Shinae's arm, the fight is all but ended.
Knowing herself beaten, Shinae rejects a final offer of surrender and takes Nona hostage in attempt to buy herself time. Knowing her to be to injured to get far, and not wanting to risk Nona's life, Chrys'tel and Sorn'mal opt to let her go and track the trail of blood from a distance. Eventually, Shinae releases Nona and continues on alone. Sorn'mal rushes to his mate's side while Baef growls at the blood trail.
"UURRRRRRrrrrrrrrr...." -While Shinae holds Nona'brail hostage.
This article reflects events up to chapter 50.