Appeared in chapters 34
- Called by the title "Matriarch" instead of Illhar, according to Nuqrah'Shareh custom.
Shi'thua Jie'yen is the Illhar of the structured and disciplined Jie'yen clan.
Appearance and Personality
Shi'thua Jie'yen is a drowalath of average height, with long, pale lavender hair, light brown typical of most Nuqrah'shareh residents and light grey eyes. Her attire consists of long, flowing robes of crimson and dark grey. On her head, she wears an elaborate headpiece with a crimson dragon's head and upper horns, and additional black horns forming a crest beneath it. Her face is covered with a sheer, translucent veil.
The Jie'yen leader is calm, poised and calculating, as befits the clan's reputation. She showed disapproval at the arrival of the Vel'Sharen contingent during the Nuqrah'shareh Civil War, along with a distaste for the nether that tainted the outsiders. Shi'thua is loyal to her queen, Nega'fanea Val'Illhar'dro, and readily pledged her clan's support for the Ill'haress for the sake of the region's stability. When discussing strategy, she showed a tendency towards ruthlessness, advising Nega'fenea that the heads of the factions might appease the hearts of the beleaguered commoners.
Biography - Arc II
After Balsii Val'Illhar'dro's coup to take control of Nuqrah'shareh from Nega'fanea Val'Illhar'dro resulted in the Ill'haress' capture, Shi'thua's warriors worked with the Balvhakara clan to stage a rescue, bringing their queen to the Jie'yen Isle to regroup and recover. Five days later, Zala'ess Vel'Sharen arrived with five hundred of her bloodline to request support from Nega'fenae for her claim to the Imperial throne. Shi'thua welcomed them formally, expressing sorrow at the loss of The Empress and her wisdom. Upon Zala'ess' offer of support to Nega'fenea in order to take back Nuqrah'shareh, Shi'thua showed displeasure at the suggestion, stating that the Jie'yen could take back the palace without assistance from outsiders; part of her resistance was due to not wanting foreign interference in their currently chaotic region, but also due to the nether seeds that tainted the Sharen.
Shi'thua's reservations were dismissed by Nega'fenea, however, as the queen chose to hear Zala'ess out and then accepted her offer of an alliance. The newly allied force quickly sprang into action, infiltrating the Nuqrah'shareh palace by water. Several Jie'yen assassins slipped into the palace while the Sharen and Balvhakara assaulted Balsii's main force, allowing the small group to rescue the hostages still held within.
"Presience has been proven true. And your red eyes are the reflection of the beast that infested you." - To Zala'ess Vel'Sharen, discussing her distrust of tainted beings.
"It is too late to appease the hearts of the people with food. Give them vengeance instead. The heads of the factions could bring back the peace." - To Nega'fenae's war council, during the strategy meeting to retake Nuqrah'shareh.
This article reflects events up to Chapter 34.