Durlyn Mae'yukir Sarghress

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Durlyn Mae'yukir Sarghress
Moonless Age Cameo character
Portrait of Durlyn Mae'yukir Sarghress
Race: Mixblood
Sponsored by: Durlyn
Current Status
Machike Defender
  • Affinity - Wind Sorcery
  • Nether Sealing

Durlyn Mae'yukir Sarghress is a cameo character designed by Durlyn.

Appearance and Personality

Durlyn's skin tone is that of a half blood such as him and he has a boyish pretty face. His hair is partially dyed red. He wears white clothing with his armour. Durlyn also has a blue scarf.

Biography - Arc II

Durlyn was a sealer in Ariel's infantry squad, aiding her in sealing Oiloss'lin's demons. He memorably feigned injury after the battle, hoping to get close to his unrequited love Ariel. He is also one of those who stand with Ariel during the troop infighting incident over looting and killing of a Sharen captive.

After the destruction of the tower, Durlyn was captured. He attempted to stop Balushizar Siyah'khorshed from beating Ariel (then disguised as Faen), but was beaten and stabbed in the leg by Nihi'liir Vel'Sharen. After the escape from the prison, Durlyn's leg injury worsened and he may have to have it replaced with a golem limb.

Assaulting the Council Dome

He was reassigned with Zair'cysparvin to help conquer the Council Dome under Jak’iaah. They encounter Vierynda'diira who joins their squad after telling them the rest of her squad is dead. Vierynda’diira shows them a nether gate that was carved into a poor child. Durlyn lets his guard down in shock and a sniper, Vicriina'tana, gets him in the arm.

Sarghress Civil War

Durlyn was present when Ariel was scheduled to spar with Quain'tana. She initially pranked him by pretending to forget his name, just after he had commented that she remembered everyone's names. Durlyn then teased Zair when he asked about Faen's whereabouts, until both were scolded by Jak'iaah.[1]

Days later, when Quain'tana went on a rampage after her healing session went awry, Durlyn was among the throng of Sarghress soldiers who surrounded the dying Ill'haress. When Suu'be attempted to intimidate Ariel into backing down, he and some of the other val supporters showed their support for Ariel, yelling at Suu'be to take her hands off of the Little Wolf.[2] After Quain'tana's collapse, he was one of the soldiers who escorted Ariel, Pelan and Octarya to Machike'Shikumo.[3]

Biography - Arc III

The Hermionne Invasion of Machike

Durlyn fights side-by-side with Ariel, Baldiira and Zair in order to save Machike.

Durlyn fought alongside Ariel, his sister Bal'diira and Zair after golem pilots Kau and Slyand'iss had been downed and overrun by Hermionne invaders during the defense of Machike'Shikumo.[4] The four Sarghress fought to clear the area for the golem pilots to recover as Faen Val'Sullisin'rune and Kel'noz unleashed their abilities on the battlefield, scattering the remaining horsemen and helping rout the invaders.

Surprise Attack By The Nidraa'chal

After the battle with the goblin invaders had been concluded, Durlyn and Bal'diira were present when the Nidraa'chal landed at Machike. When the ship was forced to leave after failing to negotiate with Machike's leadership, the Maeyukir siblings manned a cannon on one of the upper fortifications, pointing it at the airship.[5] The airship moved out, as if to leave, but returned and bombarded the colony with its mana cannons.

The resulting damage was too much to recover from, and the colonists were forced to flee deeper into the underworld to Fustin'darun, the underground half of Machike. There, they set traps, waiting for the return of the airship. While an initial counter-attack was successful against the Nidraa'chal and forced them to retreat, they soon returned with a payload of floating island boulders, which they then dropped on the civilian population below.

Durlyn and Zair locate Ariel and Faen amidst the chaos of the Nidraa'chal bombardment.

During the bombardment, Durlyn and Zair located Ariel and Faen as they took cover with Pelan and Octarya.[6] They quickly asked Ariel for her orders, unsure of how to proceed against such an attack. Making a decision, she ordered them to fire mana flares into the air, drawing the airship's attention to them instead of allowing it to remain on the civilians, and to collect as many of the remaining fighters as they could. The small group then made a run for cover, and were temporarily able to escape the Nidraa'chal.

The remaining defenders numbered approximately thirty, devastating the young leader. Determined to give the other survivors a fighting chance, the group moved further into the underworld, hoping to draw the airship with them. Shortly afterwards, the defenders encountered an Alliance traveling party, led by Oiloss'lin Xyrrai'zestu Sharen. Hiding quickly, they managed to avoid being detected by the Alliance warriors, as they did not know the motives of the travelers or their destination. After the party was ambushed by Kavahini warriors, Oiloss'lin resorted to nether summoning to scatter the ambushers. As one of the wounded Koubagia Kavahini attempted to escape, she was chased by one of the summoned demons, and made her way towards the rocks where the Machike defenders were hidden. Not wanting to allow a demon to attack their own group, Bal'diira sealed it away, while the others tended to Koubagia.

They were soon confronted by another Kavahini warrior, Chakri. She demanded the release of her comrade, who was being tended to by Faen. When Ariel attempted to request an audience to discuss a possible alliance, the Kavahini mocked her, claiming that while they hid, the Kavahini fought. If the Sarghress and defenders truly wished for an alliance, they would need to show their strength by defeating the airship.

Escape to Sha'shi

Taking on Chakri's challenge to prove themselves worthy of being the Kavahini's allies, the defenders continued to play cat-and-mouse with Snadhya'rune's airship, leaving a trail of stuffed dummies and stone counterfeits to draw the fire of the mana cannons and to lure the ship deeper into the underworld. Eventually, they located Sha'shi, a research outpost located in the heart of the underworld which was home to a group of engineers studying golem technology and the nearby pieces of the fallen moon that had formed the underworld millenia ago.

A Desperate Gamble

Durlyn and Apura manage to board the airship with help from Kau and Slyand'iss.

After forging a temporary alliance with the engineers of Sha'shi, the Machike defenders decided to make an attempt to board and capture the Nidraa'chal airship when it landed at the outpost to take on supplies. Durlyn and several others managed to sneak on board the ship initially, with Durlyn and Bal'diira following Kau and Slyand'iss on deck before Da'xia spotted Ariel on the ground.[7] The Nidraa'chal quickly retaliated, with Bargrez throwing a volley of bombs at them, which managed to injure Durlyn and Bal'diira. After the rest of the boarding party was pinned down by Bae'rali Val'Sullisin'rune, they were then released by Faen Val'Sullisin'rune, who countered the powerful empath. The remaining defenders were then able to board the ship to continue the take-over attempt.

Notable Quotes

"Do not mock Ariel, or you'll have me to fight." - in response to Min'issya Val'Sullisin'rune's jab at Ariel.

"For Machike!" - Yelling a battle cry as the defenders board the Nidraa'chal airship.

Character Concept

This article reflects events up to chapter 52.


  1. chapter 50 page 51
  2. chapter 50 page 209
  3. chapter 50 page 213
  4. chapter 52 page 12
  5. chapter 52 page 26
  6. chapter 52 page 44
  7. chapter 52 page 88