Moonless Age Story

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The prologue to the main story, detailing the events that lead to the emergence of the drow and, eventually, to the Nidraa'chal War.
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Chapter 1 of Moonless Age features the childhood of the young Ariel Val'Sarghress. The chapter tells the story of her upbringing with the cruel Syphile, her tenth birthday, and her first meeting with her mother, Ill'haress Quain'tana Val'Sarghress. At the end of this chapter, it is decided that Ariel will go to school in the male section of the Orthorbbae, under the care of Kel'noz Val'Sarghress.
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Chapter 2 of Moonless Age tells the story of Ariel Val'Sarghress as she leaves the Sarghress Fortress for the first time in her life. It chronicles her journey to Orthorbbae and the hardships of her first year of school.
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Chapter 3 of Moonless Age continues the story of Ariel's experiences and struggles in the male section of Orthorbbae. Despite the hardships she faces, she forms a strong friendship with Faen'arae and is ultimately forced to choose between life with her only friend and the duty she has to her clan.
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Chapter 4 continues Ariel Val'Sarghress' efforts to find allies for upcoming attack on Mir'kiin Vel'Vloz'ress. After being lead to the Black Dragon Tavern by her new slave Liriel, she explores her options for hiring a fighting slave.
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Chapter 5 chronicles Ariel's final efforts to prove herself to her mother, Quain'tana Val'Sarghress, and to exact revenge on Mir'kiin Vel'Vloz'ress for his attempt on her life.
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In the wake of Faen's departure, Chapter 6 chronicles Ariel's attempt at coping with her inability to see her best friend.
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Hoping for answers regarding Faen's departure, Ariel confronts Faen's former classmates.
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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.
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In the prisons of the Val'Sarghress fortress, Chrys'tel Vel'Sharen finds an unlikely ally in Syphile Val'Sarghress.
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Chirinide, Shan'naal and Kyo'nne handles a Demon Outbreak in one of the districts controlled by the Sarghress
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Chapter 11 tells several stories from many perspectives. It focuses largely on the aftermath of Vy'chriel's plot to turn the Val'Kyorl'solenurn and Vel'Vloz'ress clans against each other in an attempt to prove her worth. The chapter also tells the origin story of the Vel'Vloz'ress clan and continues Ariel's quest to find Faen.
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Chapter 12 is the culmination of the growing tensions brewing between several different factions. As Ky'ovarde's heretic hunt catches up with Sene'kha's quest to find the shard Discordia, Ariel and her search party are caught in the crossfire tearing through the caverns of the Dvergar trade route.
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Following Sene'kha's capture, Kiel'ndia discovers the true motives behind her clan's actions. Meanwhile, the anxious Val'Kyorl'solenurn purge squad prepare for her execution.
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Ariel and her group finally make their way above the mist to the land above. As the sun sets and the group settle in for the night, Chirinide mediates on her holy purpose.
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What started as a peaceful journey quickly turns sour as Chirinide and Rikshakar's tensions finally boil over. As Chiri, Shan, and Kyo'nne depart for the Order of Serenity, Rikshakar finally betrays his true colors.
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Back in Chel'el'Sussoloth, Zala'ess Vel'Sharen calls together the first gathering of the clans in 16 years. While the upper and lower circles discuss politics despite the absence of Val'Sharess Diva'ratrika, theVal'Sarghress become the victims of Zala'ess' new bid for power.
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Vy'chriel makes her attack on the Val'Sarghress fortress and uncovers some secrets hidden since the Nidraa'chal war. Amidst the chaos, Mel'arnach and Lulianne leave the fortress and head to Snadhya'runes' mansion.
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While Vy'chriel and Sil'lice dueled in the courtyard, Syphile Val'Sarghress returns home with the mission to kill Ill'haress Quain'tana. Meanwhile, the clans gathering comes to an abrupt close.
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After the Vel'Sharen attackers have been fended off, Sil'lice retires to her room. She tells her young twins, Kau and Shala, the story of her fight against the Nidraa'chal.
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Ariel and her party return from the Badlands, traveling through an ancient mana forest which is now little more than a cemetery for fallen fae guardians. Meanwhile, Chirinide, Shan'naal and Kyo'nne depart from the Order of Serenity Outpost.
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The Vel’Vloz’ress complete their search for the shard on the Spine of Haltonreibe. Ariel and her party assist Chirinide’s group when they are attacked by halmes before arriving at Nagyescsed. After a failed attempt to infiltrate the castle, the group gets timely assistance from a squad of Highland Raiders.
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[[Ariel]’s group and the Raiders assault Nagyescsed Castle in order to rescue Faen’arae and other elven prisoners before they can be sacrificed in a blood ritual.
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The drow again part ways, with Chirinide and Shan'naal escorting the light elf former prisoners to Vanaheimr, and the Highland Raiders escorting Ariel and the rest of her group back to Val'Sarghress territory. Ariel convinces Quill'yata to allow Vaelia to join the Highland Raiders.
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With the help of Naal’sul and Kar’liir, Kiel’ndia takes action to gain control of her sister Kharla’ggen, and in doing so, take control of the Vel’Vloz’ress clan.
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Mel’arnach reunites with Snadhya’rune and discovers the First Daughter’s secret. Lulianne discovers the Ninth Tower, and meets someone unexpected.
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The Moon’s End festival is in full swing, with clan floats and summons parading through Chel. Chrys’tel gathers her friends to assist her in investigating the depths of the Orthorbbae.
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While Lulianne recovers from her fight with Khaless, Mel’arnach and Snadhya’rune discuss Mel’s future. Chrys’tel and her friends get some unexpected assistance from Sor’ane and Khal’harror to infiltrate the school basement. During a confrontation with a teacher, Naal’sul makes the ultimate sacrifice to save her friends.
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Still reeling from the loss of Naal’sul, Kiel’ndia focuses her efforts on taking control of the Vel’Vloz’ress clan, and realizes that the task will be much more complicated than she thought.
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Chirinide, Shan’naal and the elf refugees reach the mana forest of Vanaheimr, where they discover the darker side of the Vanir.
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Ariel and her companions return to the Val’Sarghress fortress, where she reports to Quain’tana. The two take a wolf ride as Ariel recounts her adventures to her mother.
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Chrys’tel visits the seer Yakuise to seek guidance about her recent discoveries. Zala’ess confronts Chrys before reassuring her that her grandmother is in good health before warning Shinae to keep a close eye on Chrys.
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Kiel’ndia attempts to join Naal’sul, now fused with a glutton demon, but is rebuffed by her friend. Chrys’tel and Shinae reconcile. Mel’arnach returns to confront Quain’tana, who imprisons her. Kel’noz tells Ariel the truth about her parentage, and Ariel asks Quain’tana for leniency for Mel’arnach.
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Fifteen years later. A civil war ignites in Nuqrah’shareh, brought on by a food shortage. The Nidraa’chal begin to show their hand.
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Chrys’tel, now an Imperial Overseer, accompanies Zala’ess to Nuqrah’shareh in hopes of fostering an alliance. The Vel’Sharen contingent assists the Val’Illhardro, Balvhakara and Jie’yen clans with quelling the rebellion.
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A young Val’Jaal’darya visitor brings a warning of danger to Chel. Diva provides Ariel and Faen with a history lesson about the districts.
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Sar'nel leads a squad composed of Ariel, Faen’arae, Kau and Shala on a patrol. While checking on overdue supplies at the Val’Sullusinrune fortress, Faen meets her mother again for the first time in fifteen years. Ariel visits Mel’arnach, and receives a special invitation.
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The patrol continues, this time stopping to visit Kyo’nne after her latest concert. Kyo asks Ariel to spread word about recent invasions of hermionnes, hoping to recruit Sarghress assistance.
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The patrol rushes to defend the North Cliff district from Vel’Vloz’ress agents and several new nether portals. While recovering at the District Office, word comes from Koil’dorath, requesting reinforcements.
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Ariel and more volunteers report to Koil’dorath. An attempt to assassinate the false Empress is made, revealing the Vel’Sharen’s deception. Shinae gives birth to a demon, bringing about tragedy for the protector twin. Kiel’ndia is reunited with a long-lost clanmate.
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The Sarghress makes a push towards the district where the Sharen holds conscripted commoners.
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Kiel’ndia leads her crew on a mission to assassinate yet another false Empress.
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Conflicts within the Val'Kyorl'solenurn start breaking out after Shimi’lande is assassinated, giving rise to a new, more aggressive Ill’haress.
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First Landing falls to the Val’Sarghress. Mel’arnach births a daughter, gaining her freedom to return to Snadhya’rune. Ariel reports to Quain’tana while Sil’lice and Nishi’kanta reunite with Mikilu Val’Dutan’vir to plan an assault on Felde with help from the Kavahini.
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The battle to take the Imperial Palace continues. Ariel’s squad arrives in Ys. Kiel’ndia’s group rides a giant turtle summon to Felde in order to investigate Snadhya’rune’s invitation.
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The Val’Sarghress are evicted from Ys. Half the group returns to report to the clan, while Ariel and the other half decide to follow the airship they had seen flying overhead.
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After the peace conference, Felde is infiltrated and attacked.
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As the Val'Sarghress faction and the Vel'Sharen faction try to broker peace, Nibai's plan comes to fruition.
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Following the Demon God Incident, the Val'Beldrobbaen are forced to deal with an attack from within.
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The successor Shimi'lande has chosen has arrived in Chel to take her place as Holy Mother and Illharess of the Val'Kyorl'solenurn
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After the Demon God Incident, various factions and individuals start moving. A new alliance is born while the Sarghress fracture from within. Nishi'kanta comes out of hiding to confront Snadhya'rune, hoping to put an end to her sister's scheming as Chrys'tel and her friends search desperately for a cure.
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Chapter 51 of Moonless Age takes place following the death Quain'tana, as various factions scramble to recover from recent events. Ariel travels with Faen to Machike, encountering an old friend. Meanwhile, as Zala'ess makes a deal with Snadhya'rune, Chrys'tel is selected to be the new Captain of the Imperial Guard.
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