Chapter 8 - Behind the Masks

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Behind the Masks
Moonless Age chapter
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Main characters
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As Ariel plans her journey to visit Faen, she expectantly encounters the sisters she'd grown to fear in her childhood. Meanwhile, Quain'tana and Zala'ess have a meeting to discuss Chrys'tel's fate, and the young Chirinide Val'Kyorl'solenurn grapples with inner strife over her holy purpose.


Summary

Characters

Main Characters

Portrait Ariel Val'Sarghress arc1.png
Ariel is a young girl that will do anything to find her best friend, Faen Val'Sullisin'rune.
Portrait Chirinide Val'Kyorl'solenurn.png
Chirinide is a conflicted young warden on a holy mission.



Mel'arnach's Story

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Mel'arnach is Ariel's biological mother. She is on hostile terms with her mother and leader of the clan, Quain'tana Val'Sarghress.
Portrait Quain'tana Val'Sarghress.png
Quain'tana Val Sarghress is the founder and current Ill'haress of the Val'Sarghress clan. She is a capable warrior and a figurehead for the common class.
Portrait Lulianne Mae'yukir Sarghress.png
Lulianne is a guard of Mel'arnach Val'Sarghress.
Portrait Syphile Val'Sarghress.png
Syphile was a potential heir to the Val'Sarghress clan that raised Ariel Val'Sarghress until her tenth birthday.
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Zhor was a giant spider Guardian, mate of Mel'arnach Val'Sarghress, and father of Ariel. He was recently changed back into a dark elf.



Zala'ess' Entourage

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Zala'ess is the the fifth and youngest daughter of Val'Sharess Diva'ratrika. She is the political head of the Vel'Sharen clan.
Portrait Yami'ni Vel'Sharen.png
Yami'ni is an accomplished Vel'Sharen nether summoner of Zala'ess Vel'Sharen's line.
Portrait Phani'lath Vel'Sharen.png
Phani'lath is one of Zala'ess Vel'Sharen's sons. He often attends her whenever she leaves the Vel'Sharen towers.
Portrait Sabrror Vel'Sharen.png
Sabrror is the preferred mate of Zala'ess Vel'Sharen. He is heavily tainted, and it is likely that he is the father of most of her children.



Ariel's Nightmares

Portrait Kiel'ndia Vel'Vloz'ress.png
Kiel'ndia is the de facto leader of the Vel'Vloz'ress clan. She has a rare ability to communicate with demons from planes beyond.
Portrait Naal'suul Val'Beldrobbaen.png
Naal'suul is the daughter of Waes'soloth. She was heavily tainted in the incident that claimed the lives of the rest of the Beldrobbaen female students living in Orthorbbae at the time.
Portrait Kyo'nne Val'Illhar'dro arc1.png
Kyo'nne is an eccentric, upbeat Val'Illhar'dro popstar from Chel'el'Sussoloth.
Portrait Yafein Val'Sullisin'rune arc1.png
Yafein is a young Sullisin'rune with a superiority complex and a love of light skinned slaves.
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Quain'tana's Commanders

Portrait Sang Niz'zre Sarghress.png
Sang is one of the commanders of the Val'Sarghress Assault legion and is the Dev'ess of House Niz'zre.
Portrait Kor'maril Niz'zre Sarghress.png
Kor'maril is a high ranking soldier of the Val'Sarghress clan. He is the son of Commander Sang Niz'zre Sarghress.
Portrait Itan'sha Mae'yukir Sarghress.png
Itan'sha is an ex-Val'Kyorl'solenurn who now leads the Val'Sarghress' Mae'yukir house.
Portrait Rosof Tions Sarghress.png
Rosof is the patriarch of the Tions line and one of the oldest advisers in the Sargress clan.
Portrait Suu'be Nori'fu Sarghress.png
Suu'be was the commander of the Val'Sarghress Home Guard and the Dev'ess of House Nori'fu.
Portrait Koil'dorath Nori'fu Val'Sarghress.png
Koil'dorath is of the commanders of the Sarghress Assault Legion and both friend and adoptive daughter to Quain'tana



Quill'yate's Escort

Portrait Quill'yate Yurun'hiir Sarghress.png
Quill'yate is the commander of the Highland Raiders legion and the Dev'ess of House Yurun'hiir.
Portrait Kira'liss Sarghress.png
Portrait Valo Varren Yurun'hiir Sarghress.png
The grandson of Quill'yate Yuhun'niir Sarghress and part of the Yuhun'niir Devess' escort.
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Other Supporting Characters

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Vaelia is an Emberi soldier of the Val'Sarghress clan and an important friend of Ariel Val'Sarghress.
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Rikshakar is a half-dragon gladiator that is indebted to Ariel Val'Sarghress.
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Diva is a servant of Sil'lice Val'Sharen. She worked as a tutor for the young Vals of the Sarghress fortress.
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Myo'na is a member of the Fallen Legion. She and Jiv'kyn were tasked with protecting Ariel Val'Sarghress until she came of age.
Portrait Kahru Kyorl'solenurn.png
Kahru is a loyal Val'Kyorl'solenurn templar.
Portrait Shimi'lande Val'Kyorl'solenurn.png
Shimi'lande Val'Kyorl'solenurn is the 10th Ill'haress of her clan the Holy Mother of the Sharess religion.
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Discordia is a vel'akar possessed with a shard of the demon god Mal'kaisar'as. She is a key part of Sene'kha's plan to summon an ancient and powerful demon into this plane.
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Things to Come

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Page 47 of Chapter 8 features a panel that foreshadows events to come.


Center, left to right: Shan'naal Kyorl'solenurn, Chirinide Val'Kyorl'solenurn, Kyo'nne Val'Illhar'dro
Others, clockwise from bottom left: Naal'suul Val'Beldrobbaen, Kiel'ndia Vel'Vloz'ress, Syphile Val'Sarghress, Chrys'tel Vel'Sharen, Tir'ade Val'Kyorl'solenurn, Zala'ess Vel'Sharen, Kel'noz Val'Sarghress, Mel'arnach Val'Sarghress

Extra Arc - Lulianne and Mel'arnach

Chapter 8 features an extra story arc in which one of Mel'arnach's guards, Lulianne, enters Mel's chambers to ask her questions about her past.

Summary

Characters

Portrait Lulianne Mae'yukir Sarghress.png
Lulianne is a guard of Mel'arnach Val'Sarghress.
Portrait Mel'arnach Val'Sarghress.png
Mel'arnach is Ariel's biological mother. She is on hostile terms with her mother and leader of the clan, Quain'tana Val'Sarghress.
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Zhor was a giant spider Guardian, mate of Mel'arnach Val'Sarghress, and father of Ariel. He was recently changed back into a dark elf.





This article reflects events up to chapter 8.