- Melee combat
- Breaking the 4th wall
In Arc I, Kiel'ndia was a classmate to Naal'suul Val'Beldrobbaen, Chrys'tel Vel'Sharen, Shinae Vel'Sharen, Faen Val'Sullisin'rune, and Kyo'nne Val'Illhar'dro. The group of girls managed to unearth the secrets of the Vel'Sharen clan and seat Kiel'ndia as the leader of the Vel'Vloz'ress clan despite their age and the odds against them. In Arc II, Kiel'ndia has maintained her seat of power and continues to administrate her clan for the good of Chel'el'Sussoloth.
Appearance and Personality
Kiel'ndia is an eccentric. She is written off as hopelessly insane by many people she interacts with and is definitely not known for her subtlety. She can hear voices from the readers' side of the 4th wall and will often speak to them much to the annoyance or amusement of characters around her. Kiel always speaks her mind, and she will act the side of justice no matter the odds.
Kiel'ndia is passionate, energetic, and driven to see her goals met. She is fiercely loyal to the people she cares about, including her mother Ven'ndia, her best friend Naal'suul, and her adopted sister Kharla'ggen. She is pragmatic about the grudges she holds and does not mind joining forces with someone she used to disagree with if it is for the right reasons.
Kiel has long orange hair that is tied back in a messy, matted ponytail. Her eyes are tainted red with a small white swirl in her pupils.
Before the Vel'Vloz'ress was an official clan, they were a simple group of researchers that were intent on studying demons to better protect the drow races. Kiel'ndia was born to the leader of this group, Ven'ndia. They were generally peaceful and Kiel lived happily with her family and friends until one of the group's summoners, Sene'kha, brought home a young girl named Kharla'ggen. Kharla'ggen, though young and simple-minded, was powerful enough to catalyze a dynamic shift in power for the leaders of the Vloz'ress. Sene'kha used her to kill Ven'ndia in front of Kiel's eyes and to take over the group for herself. Kharla was appointed as a puppet Illhar, and the clan quickly rose to power as one of the nine great clans - the Vel'Vloz'ress.
Ven'ndia's aura was used to power a golem that was mounted over the doors to the main hall. Kiel was deeply upset by the loss of her mother at such a young age, but had no choice but to submit to Sene'kha's will. Eventually Kiel'ndia and the rest of her clan were all tainted as the clan's reputation grew to hold the image of a crazed nether cult. Kharla'ggen and later Mir'kiin Vel'Vloz'ress were adopted as her siblings.
When Kiel came of age, she attended school at Orthorbbae. She joined a group of Val her age consisting of Naal'suul Val'Beldrobbaen, Chrys'tel Vel'Sharen, Shinae Vel'Sharen, Faen Val'Sullisin'rune, and Kyo'nne Val'Illhar'dro. She was the joker of the group and was not often taken seriously, but Kiel never seemed to mind. She became particularly close with Naal'suul when an accident at the school killed an entire generation of Val'Beldrobbaen girls save for Naal, who became heavily tainted. Naal's personality shrank immensely, and while the rest of the girls changed the way they looked at and acted towards her, Kiel spoke to her as if she were exactly the same. The two quickly became best friends despite their odd differences.
Another unfortunately incident occurred when one of Kiel's classmates, Faen'arae Val'Sullisin'rune, accidentally killed their summoning teacher when she went into empathetic shock. Faen fled and was not seen again until Kiel and her friends were walking through the streets of the city. Chrys'tel spotted her in an alley and chased after her only to find that she had fallen into a trap laid by Faen's best friend, Ariel' Val'Sarghress. Ariel defeated Chrys'tel before her friends could catch up, and Kiel'ndia prepared to fight for Chrys. They were interrupted by the young warden Chirinide Val'Kyorl'solenurn who sent her templars to capture the tainted girls.
They scattered, and upon regrouping Kiel yelled harshly at Shinae for throwing Kyo'nne into the templars' arms. Naal mediated their argument, but Shinae insisted that rescuing Chrys'tel would be impossible. She stormed off to return home, and Kiel regrettably told Naal'suul that she also needed to leave to report back to Kharla'ggen. Once home, she made a plushie of Chirinide to appeal to Kharla'ggen's child-like mind. She asked her big sister to use her rare sorcery on Chirinide, but Kharla hissed that she didn't have the time. She instead told Kiel that if she could bring the demon-shard Discordia to her alive, then she would help kill Chirinide and rescue Kyo'nne.
Kiel later filled Naal in, and the pair was sent out to search the dvergar caverns outside of Machike'shikumo. Instead, they quickly found several battles breaking out. They also found Kyo'nne alongside Chirinide, her blade Shan'naal, and Ariel Val'Sarghress. They immediately attacked the Sarghress and Kyorl parties, but Kyo'nne successfully calmed both sides down.
After the fighting of in the caverns died down, Kiel discovered that the Val'Sarghress had managed to capture Sene'kha, who had also been hunting for Discordia. Ariel arranged for Kiel'ndia to meet with her before her execution. Sene'kha tried to bargain with Kiel'ndia and promised that she could save Naal'suul from the seed that was growing within her if Kiel would set her free. She told Kiel that she planned to lure an ancient demon god to this plane using Discordia as bait. Once on this side, the demon god would be absorbed into Kharla's already massive aura, giving her unspeakable influence over the whole of Chel'el'Sussoloth. Sene'kha would manipulate Kharla's simple mind, and Kiel would live like a queen under Sene'kha's complete rule of the underworld.
After speaking with Naal, Kiel decided that Sene'kha's plan could never come to fruition. She abandoned Sene'kha to her fate and raced home with Naal to beat the news of Sene'kha's death. She met with Kharla and asked her nicely to trust her little sister's lead, and Kharla agreed. Now loyal to Kiel'ndia, Kharla helped Kiel fend off Larv'ova, a summoner who hoped to fill the void left by Sene'kha. Now past the point of no return, Kiel knew she had to take control of her clan if she wished to stop them from destroying the world.
The Vloz'ress Revolution
Kiel realized she would need allies in her quest, so she sought out an old family friend, Kar'liir. Kar'liir was an engineer who had become a hermit since Sene'kha's takeover. She convinced him to help her by making two golems - one of Sene'kha with the required voice to control the naga army she had built, and the other of Ven'ndia to serve as a symbol for the clan's old beliefs.
She also invited Shinae and Chrys'tel to meet her at the Val'Beldrobbaen fortress. There she found that Chrys was also dealing with problems of similar magnitude - she had discovered that the Val'Sharess Diva'ratrika was likely dead and that the Nidraa'chal had taken the reins of the Vel'Sharen clan years ago. The four girls agreed to help each other with their respective problems, and they enjoyed the Moons End festival for a short time before leaving for Orthorbbae.
Chrys'tel lead the girls on an investigation of the school's basement. They met up with Nau'kheol Vel'Sharen and Khal'harror Val'Beldrobbaen, the former of which Kiel loudly professed an attraction to. With some help from Sorane, one of the boys' classmates, they snuck into the depths of the school where they found a freezer full of bodies. On close inspection, it was clear that the bodies were of people who were still walking around the school alive and well.
They came to the realization that the auras from those bodies were being installed as summons in the school. One of these summons, their former teacher Sate'ja Vel'Sharen, attacked them before they could figure out what was happening. Kiel'ndia helped fight her off, but Sate'ja managed to land a fatal blow on Naal'suul. Before Kiel could stop her, Naal'suul let herself lose control to her seed. She mutated into an insatiable glutton demon that devoured Sate'ja as the young Vals pulled the freezer doors shut. Kiel insisted they go back in for Naal, but Shinae and Chrys'tel physically stopped her from doing so. Hurt and furious, she returned home to grieve the loss of her best friend.
Chrys'tel and Shinae followed her and said they would help her with her takeover as promised. They left her with the keystone to the freezer and left Kiel to herself until the next day.
With Chrys'tel and Shinae serving as moral support, Kiel'ndia trained with the nagas. She convinced the summoners to stand as witness when Sene'kha's team returned home. Kes'sen, Sene'kha's lieutenant, came back to an ambush staged by Kiel. She killed him in front of the clan's summoners, and they recognized her as the new leader of the Vel'Vloz'ress.
However, even with Kharla'ggen's support and the nagas under her control, Kiel's transition to power was not smooth. Her guardians deflected an assassination attempt later that night as she sat down for cake and tea with Kharla. She had a bite of cake for victory, and soon found that that too was an attempt on her life. She curled up in pain as the poison spread through her body, and Kharla immediately ran to take vengeance on Larv'ova, who she suspected would not accept Kiel's reign.
A pair of scourges that Kiel recognized to be of another summoner, Nyo'ka, appeared to gloat over the dying Vel. She passed out, but she awoke a short time later to find that Larv'ova was using blood sorcery to remove the poison from her body. She saved Kiel'ndia's life and chastised Kiel for pushing people like her away. She offered to help Kiel'ndia for their mutual gain, and Kiel accepted this though she did not trust her.
Kiel'ndia ultimately decided not to kill Nyo'ka when she found that her scourges were apparently working on their own. The rest of the clan's summoners soon fell in line with Larv'ova's support. Baliir and Shoki in particular placed their support behind Kiel'ndia directly.
Kiel'ndia refused to leave the fortress for a while, even when Chrys'tel and Shinae attempted to invite her out. Eventually, Chrys'tel convinced Nau'kheol to get Kiel'ndia to leave, an offer she enthusiastically accepted. During an awkward carriage ride with Nau, she wildly flirted with him and made him exceedingly uncomfortable. They met with Chrys'tel, Shinae and Kyo'nne, and the girls each shared the adventures they had been having. Kiel left for the Orthorbbae, and Nau'kheol told her she could take the carriage and leave it there. She gave him a kiss on the head in thanks before she departed.
At the Orthorbbae, Kiel'ndia dragged the dead body of one of the scourges that tried to kill her down to the basement. She kicked it into the freezer room in the basement and found that the demon Naal'suul had become still bore her friend's face and torso. Kiel reached out to Naal in a moment of hopelessness, saying that she didn't want to live in a world this messed up. Naal moved to eat Kiel, but at the last second the demon pushed her away and closed the door behind her. Realizing there was still some part of Naal inside, Kiel's faith was restored. She vowed to feed Naal on a regular basis and returned to her clan in high spirits.
Biography - Arc II
15 years later, Kiel'ndia maintained control of the Vel'Vloz'ress clan under Ill'haress Kharla'ggen. She punished Maki for invading a civilian district without her approval by giving her to Kharla to be made into a doll. The scourges that followed Maki became loyal to Kiel under threat of a similar fate. Kiel'ndia also made use of powers she had developing over the years while sealing an open gate. The voices in her head she used to speak to now had primitive black bodies that acted on her command.
Kiel also recruited summoner Fame'nidea to her side when she was found guilty of opening that nether gate. Fame helped Kiel'ndia return to the freezer to feed Naal, where Kiel was approached by Khaless Sharen. Kiel immediately attacked Khaless, but Khaless managed to eventually talk her down. Kiel was given an invite to meet with Snadhya'rune Vel'Sharen and several other influential parties in Felde to discuss the future of Chel'el'Sussoloth. Kiel took the invitation but made no comment on whether or not she would attend.
During the fight, Kiel'ndia's black demon bodies became more developed. They drew into full figures with glowing white weapons and accessories. She told them that when she was down in the basement with Naal weird things like that occasionally happened.
The Val'Kyorl'solenurn Fortress
Kiel consults with her demons to come up with a half-baked plan to infiltrate the Kyorl'solenurn lands, using odd disguises, demons and chocolate to confuse the drowussu guards. She meets and battles Chirinide, winning the fight by conjuring a turtle-shaped Friend Demon on top of the Kyorl's head.
The Val'Beldrobbaen Fortress
Once again, Kiel'ndia attempts to infiltrate another clan's territory, albeit for more serious purposes--she and her band hope to assassinate the false Empress installed by Sarv'swati Vel'Sharen. The group is lead straight to the Empress' quarters by Verthandi Val'Beldrobbaen and the assassination is successful despite heavy resistance by Imperial Guards present. Nir'naya and other Guards doggedly pursue Kiel and her companions throughout the fortress--releasing demons in the Beldrobbaen fortress & loosing Elbinac, Tsuris'lok and the turtle golem in the process--and the Vloz'ress decides to split the group so she would take the heat off Fame'nidea and Vicyl.
The chase continues towards far through Beldrobbaen territory towards the disputed borders with Sarghress troops, and is saved by an unlikely source: Chrys'tel and Nau'kheol, who had returned to Chel ahead of Zala'ess' army. Kiel'ndia informs them of what happened, and of how Khaless can allow for Nidraa'chal agents to help Kiel'ndia kill any Chel leader she wants. Chrys'tel is not pleased by this news, and demands that she be brought with Kiel to Felde to speak directly to her aunt Snadhya'rune. Meanwhile, Nemea'tari listens in to the conversation.
This article reflects events up to chapter 41.