Octarya Val'Sarghress

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Appeared in chapters                                            43     48*  50  
Appeared in side stories Babytastic Interlude

Octarya Val'Sarghress
Moonless Age character
Portrait of Octarya Val'Sarghress
Race: Drowolath
Current Status
Machike Resident
Family

Octarya is a drowolath baby and Mel'arnach's youngest child and daughter.

Appearance & Personality

Octarya is a young baby drowolath with purple eyes. She is in all respects a normal baby, and has not yet developed a distinct personality.

Biography - Arc II

Birth

She first appeared shortly after she was born, under the care of Xy'tin. The naga nursemaid asked Mel'arnach if she wished to hold hew newborn child. Keenly aware the child would be taken away like the others and not wanting to repeat her earlier mistake of growing attached to the child, Mel'arnach refused to hold her or even grant her a name. Mel'arnach then left the child for good, though asking Xy'tin to take good care of her.

Family Reunion

She next appeared as Ariel and Faen went to meet Ariel's younger siblings. Alongside Vene and Pup, the as-yet-unnamed Octarya was under the protection of an exhausted Jiv'kyn. While Faen greeted Vene and Pup, Ariel picked up her baby sister. However, the baby soon relieved itself and began to cry. Ariel, completely at a loss of what to do, began trying to call out for Faen to take her. However, it was Quain'tana who appeared to accept the child. After investigating the ruckus, Quain'tana handed her granddaughter to Faen to be changed and departed. After she left, Ariel and Faen fawned over the child, asking the two brothers what she was was named. Pup christened her "Poopy Baby"[1], while Vene explained that she, like Pup, did not yet have an actual name.

Sarghress Civil War

Rayata and Sakrag assist Faen and the children.

Vene, Pup and their baby sister fell victim to the schism which split the Val'Sarghress clan. After failing to dampen Quain'tana's pain during her healing session, Faen left the healing chamber to find comfort with the children. Upon arrival at the children's quarters, however, she found a Sarghress Assault trooper holding Vene, whose throat he had just cut. The sight shocked Faen, who reacted with her empathic abilities, summoning Jiv'kyn for assistance as she moved to defend the remaining children. Vene did not survive his wounds; his body was left behind as Faen escaped with Pup and the unnamed baby sister. Quain'tana attempted to defend Faen and the children from the rest of the Sarghress troops, who attempted to subdue the Ill'haress by force. As she attempted one last charge at Suu'be, Rayata and Sakrag Sarghress took advantage of the rest of the clan's focus on the battling leadership to smuggle Faen and the children away from the confrontation.

Pup rode Rayata's wolf, accompanying Ariel and her escort contingent to Machike, where they would wait for the fervor of the clan politics to die down. As they arrived, Pup noticed the falling snow with wonder, speaking for the first time since witnessing his brother's murder and asking what the snow was.


Finding a Name

Octobear meets a locust fae for the first time.

In the days following their arrival at Machike, Faen and the baby managed to catch Ariel and Pup in the act of therapeutic screaming into the valley - the act of which startled a young Emberi boy, who Ariel mistook for Vaelia. Pup accompanied his guardians as they followed the Emberi boy's tracks, hoping to return his catch to him. They were greeted by Vaelia, who had a warm reunion with Ariel. When introduced to her family as Pup and Octobear, Vaelia expressed surprise, asking why the two children didn't have proper names yet. As Ariel and Faen attempted to choose a name, Octobear became fascinated with the small "locust" fae who had settled into Vaelia's kitchen. The group discussed several potential names, with each being declined for various reasons. Finally, Vaelia suggested the name "Octarya" as a spin on Ariel's name and her current nickname, which was eagerly accepted by the others.

Notable Quotes

"Puh."[2] - Babytalking at Ariel.

Character Concept



This article reflects events up to chapter 48.

Sources:

  1. Babytastic Interlude, page 10
  2. chapter 51 page 21