Al'tesh Vel'Sharen

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Appeared in chapters                                                47   50 51 52   

Al'tesh Vel'Sharen
Moonless Age Cameo character
Portrait of Al'tesh Vel'Sharen
Sponsored by: Thrair
Current Status
Imperial Guard
  • Affinity - Water Sorcery
  • Uses his affinity to drink.

Al'tesh is an Imperial Guard serving under Zala'ess.

Appearance and Personality

Al'tesh is a lean male drowolath with teal hair and tainted eyes. He wears his hair as a mullet tied into a loose ponytail. He wears dark clothes and a blue vest. He has a problem with authority.

Biography - Arc II

Vloz'ress Gathering

While drinking on the job, Al'tesh observes a Vloz'ress gathering alongside Nata'sinh. He predicts that whatever they happen to be discussing, the Vloz'ress will end up disrupting the ongoing parley between the Sarghress and the Sharen.

The Puppeteer Incident

As with most of the drow in the area, Al'tesh was caught up in what became known as the Puppeteer Incident. After the death of Kharla'ggen, those she had controlled regained the use of their bodies. Al'tesh saw the joint flare given by Quain'tana and Zala'ess, noting that the call-to-arms wasn't coming from the expected direction. After the Demon God was driven off by the combined might of the Sarghress and Sharen forces, he witnessed the birth of the new alliance as Zala'ess and Quain'tana solidified a tentative truce.[1]

Zala'ess' Illness

Main article: The Flower Plague

Sorn'mal and Al'tesh were assigned to guard Zala'ess as her infection progressed to a madness stage, with Nona'brail providing medical care. Zala'ess' most recent hallucination episode startled the two soldiers, prompting caution against letting word of her condition spread to the Sarghress. When Zala'ess recovered from her illness with the aid of a Jaal'darya treatment, Al'tesh followed the Empress as she was led by Wi'am to speak directly with Snadhya'rune.

Three days after Zala'ess' recovery, Sorn'mal and Chrys'tel go to question Nir'naya in her prison about Snadhya'rune's involvement with Zala's sudden questionable orders. Joined with Sarai they discover their former Captain beaten and without a tongue. It is there that the two are informed by Al'tesh that Zala'ess has declared Chrys'tel to be the new captain of the Imperial Guard, as part of a bargain made with Snadhya'rune..[2]

Biography - Arc III

Notable Quotes

"There's plenty of reasons why that clan is a laughing stock. They'll do something stupid to mess with the parley, mark my words."[3] -Commenting on the Vloz'ress.

Character Concept

This article reflects events up to chapter 52.


  1. chapter 47 page 131
  2. chapter 51 page 8
  3. chapter 47 page 43