Appeared in side stories 39
- Golem piloting
- Nether sealing (assistant)
- Craves chocolate
Kau Val'Sharen is the son of Sillice Val'Sharen. He has an affinity for working with golems and is currently working for the Val'Sarghress clan.
Appearance and Personality
Kau is an easygoing drow who likes a good joke. Like his sister Shala, he is often playful, even with his superior officers. Though very similar to his twin in many ways, he is the more level-headed of the two. He is often portrayed as the jokester of his squad.
Kau has white hair pulled back in a ponytail. His eyes are bright blue.
Kau was born in the Sarghress fortress to Sillice Val'Sharen and Kor'maril Val'Sarghress. He and his twin sister Shala were raised by Sillice while hiding within the Sarghress ranks from the general population of Chel'el'Sussoloth. Their bedtime stories consisted of their mother's war conquests from the Nidra'chaal uprising, and their playground was Sillice's torture chamber. Despite this, they grew up happy and eager to help their small group of exiled family by learning to treat the sick and injured.
Kau and Shala once met Chrys'tel Vel'sharen and her brother Nau'kheol when they revisited the fortress to ask questions of Sillice. Nau's foot was injured by Kadara's rough handling of a percieved threat, and the twins helped bandage him up.
In the Sarghress Homeguard
15 years after Chrys and Nau's visit, it became clear that Kau and Shala both inherited their mother's feelings on tainted drow and the traitorous Vel'Sharen empire. They joined the Sarghress homeguard and began climbing the ranks alongside the Val'Sarghress heir, Ariel. Kau in particular excels with the use of golems. When Sarnel Tions Sarghress was promoted to squad leader, Kau's current squad was formed.
The squad's first mission was to patrol the North Cliff territory. They first stopped at the Val'Sullisin'rune fortress and at a benefit concert held by one of Ariel's old allies, Kyo'nne Val'Illhar'dro. While meeting with Kyo'nne backstage, Kau stole and ate a box of chocolates, becoming intoxicated by the drug. He became sluggish and tired, but still made a point of telling Kyo'nne how much he disagreed with the fact that her concert was sponsored by Snadhya'rune Vel'Sharen.
The squad ultimately parted on good terms with Kyo'nne before moving on to the North Cliff.
Attack on the North Cliff
Soon after arriving in the North Cliff, Kau was approached by a merchant peddling some kind of "juice." He unwittingly took a whiff before reporting that it's "strong stuff."
This interaction was interrupted by the arrival of a badly injured man with a nether gate installed in his chest. Kau quickly chased the mobile gate with Ariel and Shala to assist in sealing the gate as best he could. They managed to shut the gate, but not before many demons escaped into the city. The three then set off to find Faen and Sarnel, who were left behind in the chase. They found Faen alone, who could only say that Sarnel was taken by the Vloz'ress scourges that were invading the area.
Ariel, Kau and Faen searched for Sarnel while Shala fetched her extra sealing stones. They instead found a small group that had taken refuge in the "juice" merchant's house. Among this group was Ini'riia Val'Nal'sarkoth and Serena, a Kal'yantra engineer. Ariel took charge of the remaining squad members, taking Kau, Faen, and Serena to the district office to alert the sector.
There they found a hostile scourge that sealed a golem pilot into his suit before infesting the area with demons. Ariel followed the scourge down into the sewers just as Shala arrived. Kau and Serena deftly freed the poor golem pilot only to find that the pilot had already turned into a full-fledged demon.
Kau and the others survived this encounter and met up with the remaining Sarghress troops once the Vloz'ress scourges were successfully repelled. When news arrived that Koil'droath would need reinforcements at First Landing, Kau enthusiastically volunteered himself and his sister.
Battle at First Landing
Kau followed Ariel's lead to First landing, where he was assigned a golem to pilot in the fight against the Vel'Sharen.
This article reflects events up to Chapter 39.