From The Orthorbbae Library
What began as a small clan of demon summoners transformed quickly into one of the greatest threats Chel'el'sussoloth had ever faced. The Nidraa'chal are a faction preaching the superiority of their tainted race, bearing the terrible ability to effectively tap their expanded potential. Though small in number they single-handedly plunged the city of Chel'el'sussoloth into chaos, tore the traditional laws of clan warfare asunder and forever changed the political and cultural climate of the city.
The Nidraa'chal ascended from unknown origins to the status of a lesser clan roughly around the year 1030. They immediately coined the term “ver'droendar” to define their tainted natures as a new, superior race, and nearly immediately set about spreading their influence. For fifty years the Nidraa'chal propagated, finding and assimilating sympathizers among nearly every clan with promises of power and racial ascension.
The threat of the Nidraa'chal were not lost on the Vals of Chel'el'sussoloth. Various clans took interest in opposing their spread but no single clan could garner cooperation from the others. Even Diva'ratrika Val'Sharen's attempt to muster a combined offensive was seen merely as a political ploy. It wasn't until the Val'Sharess formerly called for the arrest of the Nidraa'chal and other tainted figureheads in 1082 that a more unified front was presented to the offending clan. This decision put the Nidraa'chal on the defensive, and the resulting tension spawned conflict in every aspect of society from the commoners all the way to the Val clans.
Rallied by their collective opposition the Nidraa'chal had coalesced into a unified front, opening nether gates with reckless abandon and bolstering their armies with the corrupted bodies of unfortunate bystanders. Fortunately they still could not stand up to the power of the Val clans which, though divided, managed to crush the ver'droendar in what few numbers they had in most of the territories. The majority of the Nidraa'chal had gathered in the district of the Val'Sharess tower where they were met with the full might of the Sharen army as well as what little remained of the Val'Dutan'vir.
The combat between the Nidraa'chal and the Sharen was a monumental engagement, but by its end the ver'droendar lie defeated, though not without dealing heavy losses to their opponents including the eradication of the Dutan'vir. Much of their official history ends at this point, the faction believed to be exterminated.
Despite their demise, they left an enormous footprint upon Chel'el'sussoloth. Massive swaths of the city were abandoned during the conflict, much of which still lies empty and unclaimed. The previous conventions that once bound clan warfare were blatantly disregarded by the Nidraa'chal as they corrupted neutral parties to channel their demonic minions, proving the laws to be far from infallible. And most notably they revived the old fears of demonic mana and nether beings, bringing them once again to the forefront of attention as very real threats.
The Nidraa'chal were no independent clan of sadistic demon summoners; they were tools, a creation of Snadhya'runes Vel'Sharen with the knowledge she gained about tainted man through her research beside Sha'sana and augmented with post-conception input from the Vel'Vloz'ress. They are the result of her schemes, her secret underlings in the manipulation of the political environment to suit her own ends.
Though the Nidraa'chal were supposedly crushed during their uprising, their mission was in fact completed marvelously. By placing heavy priority upon influencing members of the Val'Dutan'vir in the midst of already turbulent inner-clan politics they set the very stage for the clan to tear itself apart when Diva'ratrika made her decree of opposition. The final nail was placed in the clan's coffin with the assassination of Ill'haress Sannindi'ligr Val'Dutan'vir in the midst of the conflict. The second function of the Nidraa’chal during the uprising was to draw away the forces of the Val'Sharen from the tower of the Val'Sharess, minimizing the witnesses to Diva'ratrika's attempted murder, a task carried out by Snadhya'runes Vel'Sharen and her conspiring sisters Zala'ess and Sarv'swati in person.
The aftermath of these careful plans resulted in the secret usurpation of Diva'ratrika Val'Sharen with the three conspiring sisters essentially ruling the clan in her name. Yet the schemes of Snadhya'runes go deeper. Nidraa'chal operatives remain in many of the clans of Chel'el'sussoloth and recently were seen fanning the flames of rebellion in Nuqrah'shareh, but with the exception of the uprising their goals as well as Snadhya'runes's remain a hotly-debated mystery.
Culture and Politics
The supposed philosophy of the Nidraa'chal is a focus on bettering the present and future as opposed to lingering among the traditions of the past. The public image of them is vastly different and much more horrifying though; they were characterized by and far most colorfully by their complete lack of compassion for life, gleefully slaughtering others or worse, using them as unwilling vessels for their demonic minions. Little else is known about the group's culture.
Equally as redundant are their political ties. The Nidraa'chal were once and still remain the minions of Snadhya'runes Vel'Sharen, but are recognized now by the majority of the world as an annihilated force that survives only in rumors.
Clan Fortress and Properties
The Nidraa'chal hold no known property directly.
Kalki is the daughter of Snadhya'rune Vel'Sharen and a major player in the Nidraa'chal conspiracy.
Verthandi is an agent that works to get Kiel'ndia to the false Empress.