- Fire Sorcery
- 2nd Generation drowussu through her Vanir father
Appearance and Personality
Chirinide Val'Kyorl'solenurn is a Val by adoption, taken in as a badly burned young child by Ill'haress Shimi'lande Val'Kyorl'solenurn and raised to become a fine young Warden. Her hair and eyes are a golden yellow and more colorful than other Ssu due to the “renewing” of her Vanir blood through her Light Elf father. This technically makes her a Second Generation Drowussu (though society follows a matrilineal line). As a Ssu female, Chirinide is the smallest of her friends and compensates by wearing padded, heavy armor and always goes with a sword at her side. Although fire sorcery is her favored talent, Chirinide is sometimes gifted with visions from the more subtle Prescience, a sorcery that is only seen among drowussu.
Chirinide is best described as an extremist in every way: her mannerisms are rigid and strictly according to the Sharess faith and that of her Order's creed. She is often in self doubt of her own character--sometimes to the point of hating herself for having a Vanir father--and is unwilling to see the best in herself. Fiercely faithful to the Sharess religion, Chiri will not relent in her verbal assault of those who do not follow the Goddess’ teachings, suggesting” that they return to her before it’s too late. As a result of following the religion, Chirinide has no tolerance for tainted or even those that associate with one, calling them “corrupted” that may yet be saved. To those few that she does trust, Chiri can be one of the most reliable allies.
However, after her travels through the Overworld with friends, Chirinide went through a rediscovery of herself and what it means to be a descendant of Light Elves, as well as the truth of the motivations of the Val'Kyorl'solenurn in Chel'el'Sussoloth. She has learned to question what she had been previously taught all of her life though still remaining faithful to Sharess.
Biography - Arc I
The Daughter of the Holy Eye
For as far as she could remember, Chirinide had always believed in the faith of Sharess, which according to the Kyorl’solenurn, all drow are alive today because of her great sacrifice at the end of the Great War. This is transformed into a personal experience for her: when she was once a young girl barely recognizable by severe burns yet given a second chance at life because Holy Mother Shimi’lande wanted to save her, and adoption into the Ill’haress’ family. For this, Chirinide is the firmest of believers in the power of Sharess’ blessings for the faithful, and curses those that squander it.
As a Warden, her first and foremost duty is to ward against evil and banish those that would spread it, and so brought Chiri and two Templars to clear out a group of Val girls fighting in an alleyway. Chirinide acted quickly with ordering the adult Templars to capture the tainted ones and their uncorrupted friend, while she dealt with the injured Chrys’tel Vel'Sharen and Ariel Val'Sarghress. She introduces herself and states that she’s here to protect Ariel so she can become an important part of the war to come.
On hearing the Ssu mention a “war” Ariel asks about it; Chirinide claims that the Nidraa’chal war is still in progress and the enemy is winning, though Chrys’tel interjects against it—to the Warden, all tainted are counted as Nidraa’chaal and are agents spreading the taint by infecting others with a demons through a process called ‘seeding’. Ariel is then told that if she knows any tainted, they should be killed immediately.
Afterwards, the Warden is quite upset with herself that young girls were able to escape trained Templars, but Kahru Kyorl'solenurn reassures her that inexperience is perfectly natural and Chiri is setting a good example for others of her generation. Inside the Ill’haress’s chamber, Chirinide expresses that she is dissatisfied with herself for having impure blood via her light elf father. She wishes to strive to serve the clan and Sharess to her fullest, but feels that her limitations are holding her back and becomes extremely harsh with herself. Shimi’lande comforts her, giving advice about prescience and how imperfect it actually is (yet she is given lofty titles all the same), but according to her own visions Shimi’lande has seen that the Warden will travel to the ancient lands to protect the Daughter of the Holy eye and obtain wisdoms when the Goddess grants her a vision.
Prescience and Duty
She is now in the streets looking for tainted drow to purge, and soon she find herself in the middle of a skirmish between Sarghress soldiers and mutated citizens infected by a nearby nether gate. Unfortunately some of the soldiers had succumbed to their demons, and those still fighting for control are put out of their misery by the Warden. Struggling against the taint only results in a loss for the person, with the demon taking over in the end regardless of all their efforts. Suddenly Chirinide is surrounded by glowing red demon eyes in the darkness and vicious maw emerges to attack her, but the drowussu quickly sets her focus on fire to protect herself. Next to appear is a blonde adult Templar fully taken over by demons, and the younger drowussu is ready to attack again when she hears a song behind her…
…Then Chiri awakens to find herself in her bed, not knowing what just happened—the girl had just received a prescience message warning of what was to come, though Chirinide did not know if it was truly a vision or just a nightmare. She does understand that the will of the Goddess is sometimes hard to understand and that the meaning behind what she saw will become clear soon.
At the Drowussu section of Orthorbbae, Chirinide steps into the middle of a class where Valla’drielle Val'Kyorl'solenurn is teaching a history lesson on the foundations of cleansing tainted. Chirinide is here retrieve her Templar partner, which tradition states that Wardens should be paired with males that become Templars to aid in their duties to Sharess-- Shan’naal Kyorl'solenurn is her Templar, and the two are to depart for the Overworld on Shimi’lande’s order. On the way out of school she tells Shan about her vision, the only one she can trust to speak frankly with.
In the clan fortress, the pair discover Kyo’nne Val'Illhar'dro being lead around by a Templar to be cleansed, where Shan comments that Chiri’s dream had music shattering the darkness and the Ill’har’dro clan was renowned for its spellsingers. The Warden jumps to action by ordering the man to hand the girl over. Suddenly Chiri notices the Templar from her dreams who addresses himself as Tir'ade Mae'yukir Sarghress and is in a rush to find Ky'ovarde Kyorl'solenurn and inform her of a nether outbreak. Chirinide wonders if she can save the man when she could not save her own mother, but recognizes this as her chance to try, so the Warden orders Tir'ade to show her the way.
Chirinide's visions come true as always, as she stands over the corpse of a slain Sarghress soldier, the same one she killed in her dreams. Kyo'nne complains about the Kyorl practices of killing tainted drow but Shan counters that it is their duty to protect citizens this way, and if the clan is hated so be it. They come across more dead Sarghress and the feeling of demons intensifies with the lack of mana lights and the discovery of a nether gate nearby. As the group gets surrounded by mutated citizens and the remaining Sarghress soldiers, Chiri gets to work with sealing the gate’s nether energies before an ethereal demon can drain too much of her mana, but she realizes that someone else is closing the gate for her. But on her return the Warden realizes that she was too late to save Tir’ade from becoming tainted, and tells him that he must be killed in accordance to Kyorl’solenurn laws--she fails to strike him and Tir’ade runs off into the streets.
Journey to the Overworld
The Warden and Templar return home to report their findings to the Ill’haress and find her staring at a dollified body of a Warden named Kami’seide Kyorl'solenurn; disgusting as it is, the Kyorl leader assures that she will find a way to repair what she can of the woman. The presence of the “gift” from Kharla’ggen Vel'Vloz'ress is a clear taunt aimed at the clan, but Shimi’lande decides not to jump into action personally. Afterwards, she again instructs the children not to worry about what is happening here and instead focus on their taks of protecting Ariel.
Chirinide and Shan’naal find Ariel inside a market stall in the Klar’bol district with the intention of following her, giving the girl a choice between allowing them to stay or be stalked. Ariel makes her promise to explain everything in exchange for taking the two drowussu and Kyo’nne with her on her quest to find Faen'arae Val'Sullisin'rune.
Battle against the Vloz’ress
The Temple Outpost
Cleansing of Nagyescsed
Chirinide and Shan'naal are last seen leaving the Outpost, with the Warden herself complaining about a strange surface illness called "allergies".
“We are on a mission! We would go into the abyss itself if need be! We do NOT require permission to go anywhere!” –answering Kyo’nne’s question of getting permission from clan leaders
This article reflects events up to Chapter 41.