- Wind Affinity
- Nishi'kanta Vel'Sharen - mother
- Chess'riia Vel'Sharen - sister
- Dindr'aen Val'Sharen - sister
- Perciva Val'Sharen - adoptive sister
- Sorn'mal Vel'Sharen - Mate
- Asura'yasha Vel'Sharen - Son
- Laku'shmi - Daughter
- Former Imperial Guard
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. She rode 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. 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.
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. 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.
Road to Sha'shi
When the Nidraa'chal attack the colony, Chigusa and her family are forced to evacuate to the city below, 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, 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 .
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.
"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.
This article reflects events up to chapter 54.