Val'Kyorl'solenurn

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The Kyorl'solenurn clan symbol.

Purity, discipline and zeal: these are the calling cards of the Val’Kyorl’solenurn, the only remaining Val drowussu clan. Indoctrinated at birth, clan members are brought up to actively despise and purge impurities from Chel'el'sussoloth and the world. Nothing draws their hatred more than demonic influences, making them the bane of the tainted Vel clans. To be in their favor is to find security and compassion; to embrace the profane is to be given no quarter.

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History

The rocky history of the Kyorl'solenurn ancestors.

Details on the rise of the Kyorl’solenurn stem from the end of the Moons Age, where the warring tribes of light and dark worked to cease their conflict and combat the demon hordes, if only for a moment. The Kyorl ancestors are virtually the only survivors of a massive light elven diaspora from ancient Vanir nations in the northeastern region of the rim of the Nidavellir. The people sought to follow Sharess' dark elven people into the mists by her decree--migrating to as far away as Damadi in the east to Nuqrah'shareh in the west--but as the drow expanded, old hatred rose again and many of the light elves and their descendants fell by drowolath hands. The only traces that remain of these poor souls lie in those ssu who live the life of slavery and the mixed bloodlines in the eastern region (such as the Tei'kaliath clan, who descend from one such city of mixed races).

As the sole drowussu clan with the title of Val, their racial solidarity undoubtedly appears attractive to grey-skinned hopefuls. The fall of the Val'Dutan'vir during the Nidraa’chal uprising saw many of its former members joining the ranks of the Kyorl’solenurn, increasing the clan’s strength even further. The Val'Kyorl'solenurn clan is increasingly becoming militaristic: teaching their children the art of war, building walls to protect themselves from the warring drowolath clans, and waiting for the moment the new Empress rises to march against their old racial enemy.

Culture and Politics

A Kyorl preaches a sermon during the Moon's End festival.

The Kyorl’solenurn are a very different clan compared to others, possessing a unique culture that impacts everything from social structure to diplomatic ties. At their core the Kyorl’solenurn are staunch followers of their own religious doctrine that venerates the spirit of Sharess. Core to their faith is the acknowledgement that Sharess sacrificed her body to seal the demonic forces unleashed during the Great Wars, and it is the duty of all drow to keep the barrier between the two worlds intact and purge any hints of demonic essence that might pass through.

Championing their mission to keep the material world free of impurity, the clan is most infamously known for their convictional, often overzealous drive to achieve these ends. Ver’droendar that encounter the Kyorl’solenurn, even in the midst of their everyday routines, can expect an immediate attempt on their lives unless they are adequately protected or outnumber their assailants. Those of untainted auras who consort with tainted are captured and “cleansed,” a form of brainwashing that wipes away any positive associations with the demon infested. Any who bear the taint must be hunted down regardless of guilt; though they have purged countless demon summoners from the world their blades have also fallen mercilessly upon plenty of those who harbor demon seeds unwillingly. A Kyorl’solenurn similarly defiled is expected to take their own life, and many a Templar or Warden has more than willingly fallen upon their own blade.

Though far from hermits like the Val'Jaal'darya, the Kyorl’solenurn have a preference to keep to themselves. Nearly every member of the clan is a drowussu, the exceptions going to a rare few drowussu-drowolath half-bloods who generally must work harder to advance due to the clan’s pervasive xenophobia. Soldiers on patrol have a strong tendency to posture themselves as coolly professional, but as there are no axioms barring welfare, altruism is not uncommon.

Obviously the clan’s headstrong opposition to anything demonic has put them it at violent odds with the Vel clans of Chel'el'sussoloth. Though the might and authority of the Sharen prevent open conflict between the two, the Vel’Vloz’ress find themselves in frequent, vicious contention with the drowussu clan. Their relations with the Val clans are much more cordial, but truly strong diplomatic ties are meager. Few are willing to let their own political interactions be influenced by an ally that differentiates friend from enemy by the color of their eyes.

The Kyorl'solenurn sport various Orders that serve to preserve the Kyorl structure and systems of orderly functioning. Kyorl'solenurn Orders are many, and their members serve various roles, such as Templars, Wardens, and Inquisitors.

Clan Fortresses and Properties

Postcard Val'Kyorl'solenurn fortress.png
The Kyorl'solenurn lands are a brightly lit swath of land cut from the darker recesses of the city. The section is walled off from the rest of Chel, and composes almost entirely of free Drowussu and a handful of mixbloods. White and other light colors dominate the scenery, and its orderly people and customs are reflective of the hard lined religious clan that leads them.
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The sole surface outpost inhabited by the Order of Serenity is essentially a final destination for pilgrims and certain Kyorl'solenurn that have come across knowledge the clan has deemed too dangerous to be loosed into the population.

Clan Members

Ill'haress

Portrait Valla'drielle Val'Kyorl'solenurn.png
Valla'drielle is the former headmistress of the Kyorl school at the Orthorbbae, now Ill'haress of the clan.



Important Figures

Portrait Chirinide Val'Kyorl'solenurn.png
A young Val'Kyorl'solenurn warden that lives to serve in the name of Sharess and the clan, but is often caught between the conflict of upbringing and the truth.
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Shan is a templar who loyally serves warden Chirinide Val'Kyorl'solenurn.
Portrait Shimi'lande Val'Kyorl'solenurn.png
Shimi'lande Val'Kyorl'solenurn is the 10th Ill'haress of her clan the Holy Mother of the Sharess religion.



The Orders

The Kyorl’solenurn has a unique clan structure. The various Templar, Inquisitors and Wardens all serve within one of a number of orders, each run by Judicator. The cabinet that these Judicators compose of is the true power behind the clan, electing the Ill’haress and advising her on how to lead. And though it is ultimately the Ill’haress who makes the decisions that move the clan forward she is all too aware that the Judicators have the authority to replace her if she veers too far from their goals. In short, she is the head of all Orders.

Order of the Twin Eyes

This Order specializes in hunting heretics both in the city and from within the clan itself. They are known as one of the most radical of factions because of their hard lined views and taboo techniques, such as Ky'ovarde's use of nether summoning.


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Judicator
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Ky'ovarde is a radical Warden of the Order of the Twin Eyes. Unlike most Kyorl'solenurn, she is willing to anything it takes to purge the heretics.
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Portrait Ano'toti Kyorl'solenurn.png
Portrait Mili'ani Kyorl'solenurn.png
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Lysire'indris is a warden for the Order of the Twin Eyes, tasked with investigating clan corruption.
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Miner'a is a warden for the Order of the Twin Eyes, working with Ky'ovarde to find manipulators in the clan.
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Rafal'za is a warden for the Order of the Twin Eyes, and a torturer.



Order of the Holy Eye

This Order is a moderate group consisting of the Kyorl'solenurn's seers--drowussu females possessing the rare Prescience affinity--inquisitors, wardens and their templar protectors. Candidates for Ill'haress are chosen from this Order.


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Portrait Yakuise Val'Kyorl'solenurn.png
Yakuise is a seer of Shimi'lande's line through adoption.
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Portrait Merril'lin Kyorl'solenurn.png
Merril'lin is a mischievous seer determined to rescue the Order of the Twin Eyes' captive.
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Chime is one of the many adopted children of Shimi'lande, and reluctantly vouched for the new leader of the clan.



Order of Serenity

This Order is one of the Clan's most liberal groups, made of of those whose goal is to follow Sharess' decree to the letter: resettling the surface and protecting the drowussu and drowolath future generations from the mistakes of the past. In addition, they have established contact with Vanaheimr, and Ambassador Freyr van Niroenir is sent to parlay with this Order.


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Lioshi is the Vanir Judicator of the Order of Serenity, a surface-oriented Order based in a Kyorl'solenurn surface outpost.
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Order of Truth

This Order focuses on spreading the word and will of the clan, letting the populations know of Kyorl'solenurn victories against the tainted.


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Judicator



Order of Purity

Aside from hunting heretical nether summoners, the Order of Purity's main focus is to maintain blood purity among the drowussu (keeping out at many mixbloods as possible) and prevent the drowolaths from enslaving their people. This Order is often in conflict with the mixbloods and Val'Dutan'vir refugees.


Portrait Kyuusei Kyorl'solenurn.png
Kyuusei Val'Kyorl'solenurn is a Moons Age Vanir and is the leader of the Order of Purity.
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Zewryel is a templar in the Order of Purity, and is unsettled by the events surrounding the clan's actions.
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Kale'shido is a templar in the Order of Purity. He is concerned with the silence surrounding the rumors of Sarghress attacking clan territory.
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Shinhwa is a speaker for the clan, serving under Judicator Kyuusei.



Order of Salvation

The Order of Salvation believes in salvation through pain and suffering.


Portrait Cas'nilhus Kyorl'solenurn.png
A mixblood Judicator originating from the destroyed Dutan'vir clan.



Other Members

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Orthorbbae headmaster
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Kahru is a loyal Val'Kyorl'solenurn templar.
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Kami'seide is an associate of Ill'haress Shimi'lande. A living doll of her body was used to spark conflict between the Val'Kyorl'solenurn and the Vel'Vloz'ress clans.
Portrait Jun'shiki Val'Kyorl'solenurn.png
Portrait Obaja Kyorl'solenurn.png
Judicator
Portrait Petri'cho Kyorl'solenurn.png
A trainee and servant of Shimi'lande.
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Re'van is a templar who worked alongside Shan'naal to quell public outcry against the construction of another wall.
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A warden who's passionate about her service to Shimi'lande.
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Lythn is a former Dutan'vir, now a warden of the Kyorl'solenurn.
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An inquisitor for the clan with a love for melons.
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An inquisitor for the clan that works with Tar'shay to monitor the citizens during Kyuusei's speech.
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A templar and former Dutan'vir with a personality disorder.
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A skittish young dawmere trainer.
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A stable boy who hates clan traitors.
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A mixblood templar who escorts Valla'drielle to the confirmation ceremony.
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A warden who escorts Valla'drielle to the confirmation ceremony.
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A Holy Lance who believes the Judicators ignored Shimi'lande's choice of successor.
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A Holy Lance and former Dutan'vir who is disturbed at the Judicators choosing a new leader for the clan.





This article reflects events up to chapter 42.

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