Chigusa Val'Sharen

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Appeared in chapters                                            43         52  54

Chigusa Val'Sharen
Moonless Age Cameo character
Portrait of Chigusa Val'Sharen
Sponsored by: Dalvyserran
Current Status
Val'Sharen Renegade
Talents
  • Wind Affinity
Family
Trivia

Chigusa is a Val'Sharen renegade of Nishi'kanta's line. She is now a Machike colonist.

Appearance and Personality

She wears mostly red clothes as is characteristic of those of Nishi'kanta's line. Her long yellow hair is tied into a ponytail, and the young Sharen wears the signature armor of an Imperial Guard. Chigusa dislikes her taint and does not want to die by it, often feeling the effects of taint sickness. Contrast to her mother's tendency towards inaction, Chigusa is one to take control of the situation and fight by any means necessary, for the safety of her family. She rides a dragon mount named Arkeo.

Biography - Arc II

Following their sabotage to the defenses at First Landing, Chigusa travels with Chess'riia trying to get to a rendezvous point where Sil'lice, Nishi'kanta, Kadara, Diva, Dindr'aen and Perciva are waiting. She collapses and tells Chess'riia to just leave her there but Chess'riia refuses[1]. They are then attacked by a kiri'su. They fend off the attack and arrive at the rendezvous point. They explain that though they were successful in sabotaging the First Landing defenses for the Sarghress, they lost many other Sharen renegades--18 were sent, but only two make it out of the combined Sarghress assault and a Black Sun ambush.

They later arrive in Mimaneid where Chigusa tries to protest against the duel Chess'riia was challenged too. [2]

Biography - Arc III

Chigusa is among the Machike'Shikumo colonists driving the Hermionne away. She and her son Asura ride on her dragon Arkeo to scatter the Hermionne surrounding a massive cannon[3]. Baef is mortally wounded as Chigusa pushes back the cannon from Hermionne control, and after the Hermionne scatter, she goes to her mate's side to mourn the beloved dragon's death[4].

Road to Sha'shi

When the Nidraa'chal attack the colony, Chigusa and her family are forced to evacuate to the city below[5], carrying two precious eggs left behind by Baef. The Nidraa'chal continue their pursuit of the colonists, forcing Chigusa to be separated from her dragon when the city is destroyed by falling debris. Along with the survivors of the continued disaster--separated from her dragon--she travels on foot to Sha'shi[6], where the fight for survival continues when the ship docks. When the survivors overpower the Nidraa'chal and return home on the airship, Chigusa and Sorn'mal return home to witness one of Baef's eggs hatching alongside Arkeo [7].

Countering Felde

She is among those who volunteer to aid Ariel in the plan to stifle Felde's resources on the surface, starting with Ys. Chigusa and an armored Arkeo stop the advance of reinforcements to the Council's tower[8]. Her service continued into Felde, where amidst a demon outbreak, they contended with a command of hostile Sarghress legionaires intending to kill those among Ariel and Kel'noz's resistance group [9]. Combined with Kel'noz's earth arts and using her own affinity to keep attackers at bay, she held the line while others retreated. However, the assault was not enough to stop Commander Sang's gigantic wolf mount from savaging Arkeo--only being held back by Chigusa's spear strikes. As the skirmishing line pushed the defenders further back, Chigusa continued to defend her injured mount against multiple spear stabs.[10]

Notable Quotes

"Better to die here than by the taint. I feel it, big sis. It's been eating me away. I hate it... I hate myself for it." - Speaking to Chess'ria in the wilderness tunnels leading to Mimaneid.

Character Concept



This article reflects events up to chapter 54.

Sources:

  1. http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=9477
  2. http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=9560
  3. Chapter 52, page 17
  4. Chapter 52, page 19
  5. Chapter 52, page 31
  6. Chapter 52, page 68
  7. Chapter 52, page 104
  8. Chapter 54, page 5
  9. Chapter 54, page 107
  10. Chapter 54, page 130