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The next morning, Kiel sent a messenger to the Vel'Sharen fortress with an invitation for Chrys and Shinae to meet with them at the Beldrobbaen clan home. There, she found that Chrys was also dealing with problems of similar magnitude - she had discovered that the Val'Sharess [[Diva'ratrika]] was likely dead and that the [[Nidraa'chal]] had taken the reins of the [[Vel'Sharen]] clan years ago. The four girls agreed to help each other with their respective problems, and they enjoyed the Moons End festival for a short time before leaving to help Chrys'tel with the location of her next investigation - Orthorbbae<ref>{{ChapterRef|26|26}}</ref>.
 
The next morning, Kiel sent a messenger to the Vel'Sharen fortress with an invitation for Chrys and Shinae to meet with them at the Beldrobbaen clan home. There, she found that Chrys was also dealing with problems of similar magnitude - she had discovered that the Val'Sharess [[Diva'ratrika]] was likely dead and that the [[Nidraa'chal]] had taken the reins of the [[Vel'Sharen]] clan years ago. The four girls agreed to help each other with their respective problems, and they enjoyed the Moons End festival for a short time before leaving to help Chrys'tel with the location of her next investigation - Orthorbbae<ref>{{ChapterRef|26|26}}</ref>.
  
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===Orthorbbae's Secrets===
 
===Orthorbbae's Secrets===
 
===Orthorbbae's Secrets===
 
{{Main|Chrys'tel's Quest for Truth}}
 
{{Main|Chrys'tel's Quest for Truth}}
Chrys'tel lead the girls on an investigation of the school's basement. They met up with [[Nau'kheol Vel'Sharen]] and [[Khal'harror Val'Beldrobbaen]], the former of which Kiel loudly professed an attraction to. With some help from [[Sorane'saniil Val'Illhar'dro|Sorane]], one of the boys' classmates, they snuck into the depths of the school where they found a freezer full of bodies. On close inspection, it was clear that the bodies were of people who were still walking around the school alive and well.
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Feeling that it was the best place to start, Chrys'tel suggested they begin their search in the basement of the Orthorbbae. While attempting to sneak into the school, they stumbled upon [[Nau'kheol Vel'Sharen]] and [[Khal'harror Val'Beldrobbaen]], the former of which Kiel loudly professed an attraction to. With some unexpected help from [[Sorane'saniil Val'Illhar'dro|Sorane]], one of the boys' classmates, they made their way into the large building, and headed for the large locked door blocking the basement. Using a keystone that Chrys'tel had stolen from her mother, they attempted to open the door, and found that it required yet another keystone. Realizing that the only one likely to have a key to the entire building was Snadhya'rune, Kiel quickly formulated a plan to get into the headmistress' office by having Naal fake a tainting "fit."
  
They came to the realization that the auras from those bodies were being installed as summons in the school. One of these summons, their former teacher [[Sate'ja Vel'Sharen]], attacked them before they could figure out what was happening. Kiel'ndia helped fight her off, but Sate'ja managed to land a fatal blow on Naal'suul. Before Kiel could stop her, Naal'suul let herself lose control to her seed. She mutated into an insatiable glutton demon that devoured Sate'ja as the young Vals pulled the freezer doors shut. Kiel insisted they go back in for Naal, but Shinae and Chrys'tel physically stopped her from doing so. Hurt and furious, she returned home to grieve the loss of her best friend<ref>{{ChapterRef|27|41}}</ref>.
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With Snadhya'rune occupied and tending to Naal'suul, Kiel then kept the headmistress' guests distracted as Chrys'tel snuck into the headmistress' bedroom. After being chased out by [[Lulianne]], the girls regrouped back at the basement, where Chrys revealed a keystone that she had found - one that successfully opened the door. Upon entering the the basement, they found it to be filled with bodies. On closer inspection, it was clear that the bodies were of people who were still walking around the school alive and well.
  
Chrys'tel and Shinae followed her and said they would help her with her takeover as promised. They left her with the keystone to the freezer and left Kiel to herself until the next day.
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They came to the realization that the auras from those bodies were being installed as summons in the school. Before they could turn to leave, however, their former teacher [[Sate'ja Vel'Sharen]], arrived to confront the intruders. Determining that they had stumbled across Snadhya'rune's secret, she then attacked them, and in doing so revealed herself to be a summon as well. Kiel'ndia attempted to help her friends fight the older drow off, the summon quickly began to overpower them.
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While striking at her former students, the Sate'ja summon landed a fatal blow on Naal'suul. Realizing that there would be no other way to stop her, Naal'suul relinquished control of her seed, mutating into an insatiable glutton demon to the horror of her friends. The now massive demon devoured Sate'ja as the young Vals pulled the freezer doors shut. Kiel insisted that they go back in for Naal, but Shinae and Chrys'tel physically stopped her from doing so. Hurt and furious, she returned home to grieve the loss of her best friend<ref>{{ChapterRef|27|41}}</ref>.
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Chrys'tel and Shinae followed Kiel back to the Vloz'ress Fortress, reassuring her that they would help her with her takeover as promised. Still in shock from the recent events, Kiel was pulled out of her fugue by Kharla'ggen's caretaker; feeling rage and frustration at losing her best friend, Kiel demanded that the others leave, including her invisible "friends." Chrys and Shinae regretfully left Kiel to herself until the next day, leaving behind the stolen keystone as well for Kiel's use.
  
 
[[File:Kiel_Wins.jpeg|thumb|left|150px|Kiel'ndia succeeds in taking leadership of the Vel'Vloz'ress clan.<ref>{{ChapterRef|28|22}}</ref>]]
 
[[File:Kiel_Wins.jpeg|thumb|left|150px|Kiel'ndia succeeds in taking leadership of the Vel'Vloz'ress clan.<ref>{{ChapterRef|28|22}}</ref>]]
 
===Kiel'ndia's Coup===
 
===Kiel'ndia's Coup===
With Chrys'tel and Shinae serving as moral support, Kiel'ndia trained with the nagas. She convinced the summoners to stand as witness when Sene'kha's team returned home. [[Kes'sen]], Sene'kha's lieutenant, came back to an ambush staged by Kiel. She killed him in front of the clan's summoners, and they recognized her as the new leader of the Vel'Vloz'ress.
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With Chrys'tel and Shinae serving as moral support, Kiel'ndia trained with the nagas, attempting to improve her control over them. Realizing that she needed a better foci, she returned to Kar'liir's lair, chipping off a chunk of the massive fire focus sitting underneath the Vloz'ress Fortress. When [[Kes'sen]], Sene'kha's lieutenant, returned with the rest of Sene'kha's seekers, he found himself facing an ambush in the form of a leadership challenge, led by Kiel'ndia. Using the nagas and revealing the golem of Ven'ndia, Kiel managed to barely win the fight, killing Kes'sen in front of the clan summoners to complete the leadership trial and taking command of the Vloz'ress clan.
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Even with Kharla'ggen's support and the nagas under her control, however, Kiel's transition to power was less than smooth. Her golem guardians deflected an assassination attempt that very night as she sat down for cake and tea with Kharla, showing that there were already opponents to her leadership. After taking a victory bite of cake, Kiel soon realized that there was yet another attempt, this time with the cake itself. She curled up in pain as the poison spread through her body, and Kharla immediately ran to take vengeance on Larv'ova, who she suspected would not accept Kiel's reign<ref>{{ChapterRef|28|29}}</ref>.
  
However, even with Kharla'ggen's support and the nagas under her control, Kiel's transition to power was not smooth. Her guardians deflected an assassination attempt later that night as she sat down for cake and tea with Kharla. She had a bite of cake for victory, and soon found that that too was an attempt on her life. She curled up in pain as the poison spread through her body, and Kharla immediately ran to take vengeance on Larv'ova, who she suspected would not accept Kiel's reign<ref>{{ChapterRef|28|29}}</ref>.
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A pair of scourges that Kiel recognized to be of another summoner, [[Nyo'ka]], appeared to gloat over the dying Vel. She passed out, but awoke a short time later to find that Larv'ova was using blood sorcery to remove the poison from her body. The "stitch woman," as Kharla had labeled her, had saved Kiel'ndia's life, though she refused to make the healing painless as a reminder to the young clan leader. After chastising Kiel for pushing potential allies such as herself away, Lar'vova offered to help Kiel'ndia for their mutual gain.  Not feeling any other choice, Kiel accepted the summoner's offer, though she did not trust her<ref>{{ChapterRef|28|35}}</ref>.
  
A pair of scourges that Kiel recognized to be of another summoner, [[Nyo'ka]], appeared to gloat over the dying Vel. She passed out, but she awoke a short time later to find that Larv'ova was using blood sorcery to remove the poison from her body. She saved Kiel'ndia's life and chastised Kiel for pushing people like her away. She offered to help Kiel'ndia for their mutual gain, and Kiel accepted this though she did not trust her<ref>{{ChapterRef|28|35}}</ref>.
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Once she could stand again, Kiel'ndia called her golems and nagas, and left in search of Nyo'ka and the two scourges. Finding Nyo'ka in her chambers, Kiel confronted the woman, until the presence of Nyo'ka's two children made her hesitate. Instead of executing her, Kiel allowed Nyo'ka to live on the condition that the scourges who had orchestrated the assassination attempt were given to Kharla to be turned into living dolls. When Nyo'ka continued to deny any knowledge of the plot, Kiel merely replied that she was sure that the summoner could find out.
  
Kiel'ndia ultimately decided not to kill Nyo'ka when she found that her scourges were apparently working on their own. The rest of the clan's summoners soon fell in line with Larv'ova's support. [[Baliir]] and [[Shoki]] in particular placed their support behind Kiel'ndia directly.
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The rest of the clan's summoners soon fell in line, once Larv'ova pledged her support. [[Baliir]] and [[Shoki]] in particular placed their support behind Kiel'ndia directly, acting as her enforcers and sometime bodyguards in place of her naga and golem companions.
  
 
===Loose Ends===
 
===Loose Ends===
Kiel'ndia refused to leave the fortress for a while, even when Chrys'tel and Shinae attempted to invite her out. Eventually, Chrys'tel convinced Nau'kheol to get Kiel'ndia to leave, an offer she enthusiastically accepted. During an awkward carriage ride with Nau, she wildly flirted with him and made him exceedingly uncomfortable. They met with Chrys'tel, Shinae and Kyo'nne, and the girls each shared the adventures they had been having. Kiel left for the Orthorbbae, and Nau'kheol told her she could take the carriage and leave it there. She gave him a kiss on the head in thanks before she departed.
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Kiel'ndia refused to leave the fortress for a while after taking command of the Vloz'ress, even when Chrys'tel and Shinae attempted to invite her out. Eventually, Chrys'tel convinced Nau'kheol to get Kiel'ndia to leave the Fortress, an offer which she enthusiastically accepted. During an awkward carriage ride with Nau, she wildly flirted with him and made him exceedingly uncomfortable. They met with Chrys'tel, Shinae and Kyo'nne at a brightly lit cafe, and the girls each shared the adventures they had been having. Kiel left for the Orthorbbae, asking for one more favor of a ride before she left. Nau'kheol told her she could take the carriage and leave it there, where it would be retrieved later. She gave him a kiss on the head in thanks before she departed.
  
At the Orthorbbae, Kiel'ndia dragged the dead body of one of the scourges that tried to kill her down to the basement. She kicked it into the freezer room in the basement and found that the demon Naal'suul had become still bore her friend's face and torso. Kiel reached out to Naal in a moment of hopelessness, saying that she didn't want to live in a world this messed up. Naal moved to eat Kiel, but at the last second the demon pushed her away and closed the door behind her. Realizing there was still some part of Naal inside, Kiel's faith was restored. She vowed to feed Naal on a regular basis and returned to her clan in high spirits<ref>{{ChapterRef|32|09}}</ref>.
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At the Orthorbbae, Kiel'ndia dragged the dead body of one of the scourges who had tried to kill her down to the basement. Kicking in the freezer room in the basement, she found that the demon Naal'suul had become still bore her friend's face and torso. Kiel reached out to Naal in a moment of hopelessness, saying that she didn't want to live in a world this messed up, offering herself to the glutton demon. Naal moved to eat Kiel, but at the last second, the demon pushed her away, closing the door behind her. Realizing there was still some part of Naal inside, Kiel's faith was restored. She vowed to feed Naal on a regular basis and returned to her clan in higher spirits<ref>{{ChapterRef|32|09}}</ref>.
  
 
==Biography - Arc II==
 
==Biography - Arc II==

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Kiel'ndia Vel'Vloz'ress
Moonless Age Character
Portrait of Kiel'ndia Vel'Vloz'ress Portrait for arc1
Current Status
Vel'Vloz'ress Leader
Talents
  • Melee combat
  • Breaking the 4th wall
Family
Kiel'ndia is the de facto leader of the Vel'Vloz'ress clan. She has a rare ability to communicate with demons from planes beyond.


In Arc I, Kiel'ndia was a classmate to Naal'suul Val'Beldrobbaen, Chrys'tel Vel'Sharen, Shinae Vel'Sharen, Faen Val'Sullisin'rune, and Kyo'nne Val'Illhar'dro. The group of girls managed to unearth the secrets of the Vel'Sharen clan and seat Kiel'ndia as the leader of the Vel'Vloz'ress clan despite their age and the odds against them. In Arc II, Kiel'ndia has maintained her seat of power and continues to administrate her clan for the good of Chel'el'Sussoloth.

Appearance and Personality

Kiel'ndia is an eccentric. She is written off as hopelessly insane by many of the people that she interacts with and is definitely not known for her subtlety. She can hear voices from the readers' side of the 4th wall and will often speak to them, much to the annoyance or amusement of characters around her. Kiel always speaks her mind, and she will act the side of her particular ideals of justice no matter the odds.

Kiel'ndia is passionate, energetic, and driven to see her goals met. She is fiercely loyal to the people she cares about, including her mother Ven'ndia, her best friend Naal'suul, and her adopted sister Kharla'ggen. She is pragmatic about the grudges she holds and does not mind joining forces with someone she used to disagree with if it is for the right reasons.

Kiel has long orange hair that is tied back in a messy, matted ponytail. Her eyes are tainted red with a small white swirl in her pupils. While she preferred bright colors such as yellow and orange for her clothing in her younger years, she later opted for the more subdued black, red and dark orange clan colors worn by most of the Vel'Vloz'ress in Arc II.

Biography

Early Life

Before the Vel'Vloz'ress was an official clan, they were a simple group of outcast researchers and drow who showed the same religious beliefs who were intent on studying demons to better protect the drow races. Kiel'ndia was born to the leader of this group, Ven'ndia[1]. They were generally peaceful, and Kiel lived happily with her family and friends until one of the group's summoners, Sene'kha, brought home a young girl named Kharla'ggen. During an attack by the Vel'Sharen, who had hoped to ally with Ven'ndia in hopes of gaining access to her nether research, Kharla'ggen's mysterious puppetry power was revealed as the young drow eliminated each of the Sharen invaders. Even after this, Ven'ndia refused to treat her as anything but a child, contrary to Sene'kha's suggestion that Kharla'ggen would make a fearsome figurehead leader to the other clans.

Kharla'ggen, though young and simple-minded, was powerful enough to catalyze a dynamic shift in power for the leaders of the Vloz'ress. When Ven'ndia refused to comply with Sene'kha's wishes, the nether summoner used the child to kill her in front of Kiel's eyes and to take over the group for herself. Kharla was appointed as a puppet Illhar, with Sene'kha guiding her actions, and the clan quickly rose to power as one of the nine great clans - the Vel'Vloz'ress.

Ven'ndia's aura was used to power a golem that was mounted over the doors to the main hall. Kiel was deeply upset by the loss of her mother at such a young age, but had no choice but to submit to Sene'kha's will. Eventually Kiel'ndia and the rest of her clan were all tainted as the clan's reputation grew to hold the image of a crazed nether cult. Kharla'ggen and later Mir'kiin Vel'Vloz'ress were adopted as her siblings in order to provide a semblance of "family" for the powerful young Ill'haress; whild Kiel acknowledged the faults of her siblings, she grew to care for them greatly nonetheless[2].

Orthorbbae

Kiel'ndia and Naal'suul have a weird but close relationship.

When Kiel came of age, she attended school at Orthorbbae with the rest of the clans, and was assigned as Naal'suul Val'Beldrobbaen's dormitory roommate. Being new to the lifestyle of a Val and to Orthorbbae in general, Kiel stood out amongst her peers due to her eccentric nature and her odd behaviour. Despite this, Naal revealed later that she hadn't thought less of Kiel's new status, as she was entertained by the odd drow's antics and always wondered what she would do next. Kiel was wierd...but Naal liked wierd.[3]

Over time, Kiel'ndia joined a group of Vals her age consisting of Naal'suul, Chrys'tel Vel'Sharen, Shinae Vel'Sharen, Faen Val'Sullisin'rune, and Kyo'nne Val'Illhar'dro. As the joker of the group, she was not often taken seriously, but Kiel never seemed to mind. She became particularly close with Naal'suul after an accident at the school killed an entire generation of Val'Beldrobbaen girls save for Naal, who became heavily tainted. Naal's personality shrank immensely, and while the rest of the girls changed the way they looked at and acted towards her, Kiel spoke to her as if she were exactly the same. The two quickly became best friends despite their odd differences[4].

Another unfortunately incident occurred when one of Kiel's classmates, Faen'arae Val'Sullisin'rune, accidentally killed their summoning teacher when she went into empathetic shock. Faen fled and was not seen again until Kiel and her friends were walking through the streets of the city. Chrys'tel spotted her in an alley and chased after her only to find that she had fallen into a trap laid by Faen's best friend, Ariel' Val'Sarghress. Ariel defeated Chrys'tel before her friends could catch up, and Kiel'ndia prepared to fight for Chrys. They were interrupted by the young Kyorl warden Chirinide Val'Kyorl'solenurn, who sent her templars to capture the tainted girls[5] and Kyo'nne, who the Kyorls considered to be corrupted.

They scattered, and upon regrouping Kiel yelled harshly at Shinae for throwing Kyo'nne into the templars' arms, as well as her intent to throw herself at her clan's mercy for failing to protect Chrystel - Shinae would likely be going to her death instead. Naal mediated their argument, but Shinae insisted that rescuing Chrys'tel would be impossible - a sentiment agreed on by all of the girls. As Shinae stormed off to return home, Kiel regrettably told Naal'suul that she also needed to leave to report back to Kharla'ggen - perhaps her clan could assist with rescuing Kyo'nne. Once home, she made a plushie of Chirinide to appeal to Kharla'ggen's child-like mind, insisting that the Kyorl'solenurn group needed to be stopped before they came after the Vel'Vloz'ress again and asking the Ill'haress for her help. Kharla hissed that she didn't have the time, however, and instead offered another option - if Kiel could locate the demon-shard Discordia for her, then Kharla would help her kill Chirinide and rescue Kyo'nne[6].

Saving Kyo'nne

Kiel later rejoined Naal, and the pair was sent out to search the dvergar caverns outside of the Sarghress outpost ofMachike'Shikumo, where they quickly found several battles breaking out between the Vel'Vloz'ress seekers and a group of Val'Kyorl'solenurn warriors. They also found Kyo'nne alongside Chirinide, her blade Shan'naal, and Ariel Val'Sarghress. Still believing Kyo to be the Kyorl's prisoner, they immediately confronted Ariel and her traveling party, taunting them before attacking with her bladed chain.[7]]] After several exchanges of weapon blows and magical spells, Kyo'nne managed to intervene, putting Chirinide to sleep with her spellsong and telling her friends that she was traveling with Ariel of her own free will.

After the fighting of in the caverns died down, Kiel discovered that the Val'Sarghress had managed to capture Sene'kha, who had also been hunting for Discordia. As a favor, Kiel and Naal were allowed to travel with the Sarghress caravan until they reached Machike, allowing them to catch up on recent events with Kyo and to decide how to proceed next. Upon their arrival, Kiel'ndia continued to taunt Chirinide, goading her into proselytizing about the goddess Sharess while they waited for Ariel to arrange a meeting with the captured summoner prior to her execution. Kiel also confronted Ariel about her missing brother, Mir'kin, demanding that the younger drow admit what truly had happened to him instead of claiming that she didn't know anything about his fate.[8]]]

After parting, Naal asked Kiel about her harsh attitude towards Ariel; the Sarghress heir had after all allowed her to meet with Sene'kha, and the way she spoke to her was a poor way to repay her. Prodding slightly more, Naal pondered aloud whether or not Kiel'ndia was in fact jealous of Ariel, which the young Vloz bitterly denied.

Upon meeting with Sene'kha as promised, the summoner tried to bargain with Kiel'ndia, promising that she could save Naal'suul from the seed that was growing within her if Kiel would set her free. Before agreeing to anything, Kiel insisted on knowing why Sene'kha and her group of seekers would hunt a demon out in the open as they had; Sene'kha gleefully explained her plan, telling Kiel that she planned to lure an ancient demon god to this plane using Discordia as bait. Once on this side, the demon god would be absorbed into Kharla's already massive aura, giving her unspeakable influence over the whole of Chel'el'Sussoloth. Sene'kha would manipulate Kharla's simple mind, and Kiel would live like a queen under Sene'kha's complete rule of the underworld[9].

This left Kiel to make a harsh decision: abandon Kharla to Sene'kha's plans in order to save Naal, or refuse the offer, and free Kharla from the summoner's control.

After asking advice from Naal, Kiel decided that Sene'kha's plan could never come to fruition - Naal insisted that she was a walking corpse already, and her tainting past the point of saving. With a new resolve, Kiel faced Sene'kha again, abandoning her to her fate and ignoring the older drow's attempts to taunt her into killing the summoner herself. Afterwards, Kiel witnessed Sene'kha's execution at the hand of the Kyorl'solenurn, knowing that while her mother had finally been avenged, it might come at the cost of her clan's future[10]. She then raced home with Naal to beat the news of Sene'kha's death to the clan, taking steps to wrest control in the wake of Sene'kha's loss.

The Puppets Strike Back

On their way back to Chel, Kiel discussed the current problem with her best friend, explaining her fears that there may be someone even more powerful pulling Sene'kha's strings. Kiel and Kharla were mere puppets in the game, but it was time to cut their strings and take back control of the clan. Upon entering the Vloz'ress fortress, she greeted Nyo'ka amiably, asking about the summoner's children before heading into the keep. Nyo'ka warned her to be careful, however, with no further words as to why.

Bringing Naal with her, the pair reported to Kharla'ggen, presenting a gift of a large, pink plush spider to the irritated Ill'haress. Kharla immediately claimed the toy and asked whether or not they had found the "demon child." Admitting that they hadn't, Kiel was then questioned by Kharla's caretaker, and explained that Sene'kha would not be returning. Asking the aged human where her allegience lay, now that her former mistress was dead, the blind woman offered her submission to Kiel'ndia, calling her by the nickname of Pumpkin.

Kharla further asked after the shard and Sene'kha, and Kiel explained to the child-like Ill'haress that the summoner was dead - it would be up to Kiel as her big sister to take care of her now. Instructing Kharla's caretakers to keep the door shut, she then convinced the mollified Ill'haress to share a bath, taking the time to bond with her as sisters and to convince Kharla to follow her big sister's lead.

Now loyal to Kiel'ndia, Kharla then helped her fend off Larv'ova, a summoner who hoped to fill the void left by Sene'kha. Now past the point of no return, Kiel knew she had to take control of her clan if she wished to stop them from destroying the world.

Kiel vows to save the world.[11]

The Vloz'ress Revolution

Realizing that she would need allies in her quest, Kiel sought out an old family friend, Kar'liir. An engineer by trade who had hermited himself after Sene'kha's takeover, Kar'liir expressed satisfaction at hearing of the former leader's death, stating that Ven'ndia would have been happy to hear of it. Unwilling to get involved in politics again, the engineer refused Kiel's request for help at first, telling her to leave him to his work. Kiel continued to wear the older drow down, however, she was able to appeal to his sense of self preservation - even if Sene'kha had left him alone in the Vloz basement to continue his work, there was no guarantee that the next leader would.

Relenting finally, Kar'liir agreed to make two golems for Kiel, on the condition that afterwards, he wouldn't have to be involved in the clan leadership infighting any further. The first would be a golem with the likeness of Sene'kha, which would include a foci to allow Kiel to speak through it, and in doing so, she could gain command Sene'kha's small army of naga. The second was more personal - a golem of Ven'ndia, to rattle Sene'kha's followers and act as a symbol of justice to the rest of the clan[12].

The next morning, Kiel sent a messenger to the Vel'Sharen fortress with an invitation for Chrys and Shinae to meet with them at the Beldrobbaen clan home. There, she found that Chrys was also dealing with problems of similar magnitude - she had discovered that the Val'Sharess Diva'ratrika was likely dead and that the Nidraa'chal had taken the reins of the Vel'Sharen clan years ago. The four girls agreed to help each other with their respective problems, and they enjoyed the Moons End festival for a short time before leaving to help Chrys'tel with the location of her next investigation - Orthorbbae[13].

Orthorbbae's Secrets

Orthorbbae's Secrets

Feeling that it was the best place to start, Chrys'tel suggested they begin their search in the basement of the Orthorbbae. While attempting to sneak into the school, they stumbled upon Nau'kheol Vel'Sharen and Khal'harror Val'Beldrobbaen, the former of which Kiel loudly professed an attraction to. With some unexpected help from Sorane, one of the boys' classmates, they made their way into the large building, and headed for the large locked door blocking the basement. Using a keystone that Chrys'tel had stolen from her mother, they attempted to open the door, and found that it required yet another keystone. Realizing that the only one likely to have a key to the entire building was Snadhya'rune, Kiel quickly formulated a plan to get into the headmistress' office by having Naal fake a tainting "fit."

With Snadhya'rune occupied and tending to Naal'suul, Kiel then kept the headmistress' guests distracted as Chrys'tel snuck into the headmistress' bedroom. After being chased out by Lulianne, the girls regrouped back at the basement, where Chrys revealed a keystone that she had found - one that successfully opened the door. Upon entering the the basement, they found it to be filled with bodies. On closer inspection, it was clear that the bodies were of people who were still walking around the school alive and well.

They came to the realization that the auras from those bodies were being installed as summons in the school. Before they could turn to leave, however, their former teacher Sate'ja Vel'Sharen, arrived to confront the intruders. Determining that they had stumbled across Snadhya'rune's secret, she then attacked them, and in doing so revealed herself to be a summon as well. Kiel'ndia attempted to help her friends fight the older drow off, the summon quickly began to overpower them.

While striking at her former students, the Sate'ja summon landed a fatal blow on Naal'suul. Realizing that there would be no other way to stop her, Naal'suul relinquished control of her seed, mutating into an insatiable glutton demon to the horror of her friends. The now massive demon devoured Sate'ja as the young Vals pulled the freezer doors shut. Kiel insisted that they go back in for Naal, but Shinae and Chrys'tel physically stopped her from doing so. Hurt and furious, she returned home to grieve the loss of her best friend[14].

Chrys'tel and Shinae followed Kiel back to the Vloz'ress Fortress, reassuring her that they would help her with her takeover as promised. Still in shock from the recent events, Kiel was pulled out of her fugue by Kharla'ggen's caretaker; feeling rage and frustration at losing her best friend, Kiel demanded that the others leave, including her invisible "friends." Chrys and Shinae regretfully left Kiel to herself until the next day, leaving behind the stolen keystone as well for Kiel's use.

Kiel'ndia succeeds in taking leadership of the Vel'Vloz'ress clan.[15]

Kiel'ndia's Coup

With Chrys'tel and Shinae serving as moral support, Kiel'ndia trained with the nagas, attempting to improve her control over them. Realizing that she needed a better foci, she returned to Kar'liir's lair, chipping off a chunk of the massive fire focus sitting underneath the Vloz'ress Fortress. When Kes'sen, Sene'kha's lieutenant, returned with the rest of Sene'kha's seekers, he found himself facing an ambush in the form of a leadership challenge, led by Kiel'ndia. Using the nagas and revealing the golem of Ven'ndia, Kiel managed to barely win the fight, killing Kes'sen in front of the clan summoners to complete the leadership trial and taking command of the Vloz'ress clan.

Even with Kharla'ggen's support and the nagas under her control, however, Kiel's transition to power was less than smooth. Her golem guardians deflected an assassination attempt that very night as she sat down for cake and tea with Kharla, showing that there were already opponents to her leadership. After taking a victory bite of cake, Kiel soon realized that there was yet another attempt, this time with the cake itself. She curled up in pain as the poison spread through her body, and Kharla immediately ran to take vengeance on Larv'ova, who she suspected would not accept Kiel's reign[16].

A pair of scourges that Kiel recognized to be of another summoner, Nyo'ka, appeared to gloat over the dying Vel. She passed out, but awoke a short time later to find that Larv'ova was using blood sorcery to remove the poison from her body. The "stitch woman," as Kharla had labeled her, had saved Kiel'ndia's life, though she refused to make the healing painless as a reminder to the young clan leader. After chastising Kiel for pushing potential allies such as herself away, Lar'vova offered to help Kiel'ndia for their mutual gain. Not feeling any other choice, Kiel accepted the summoner's offer, though she did not trust her[17].

Once she could stand again, Kiel'ndia called her golems and nagas, and left in search of Nyo'ka and the two scourges. Finding Nyo'ka in her chambers, Kiel confronted the woman, until the presence of Nyo'ka's two children made her hesitate. Instead of executing her, Kiel allowed Nyo'ka to live on the condition that the scourges who had orchestrated the assassination attempt were given to Kharla to be turned into living dolls. When Nyo'ka continued to deny any knowledge of the plot, Kiel merely replied that she was sure that the summoner could find out.

The rest of the clan's summoners soon fell in line, once Larv'ova pledged her support. Baliir and Shoki in particular placed their support behind Kiel'ndia directly, acting as her enforcers and sometime bodyguards in place of her naga and golem companions.

Loose Ends

Kiel'ndia refused to leave the fortress for a while after taking command of the Vloz'ress, even when Chrys'tel and Shinae attempted to invite her out. Eventually, Chrys'tel convinced Nau'kheol to get Kiel'ndia to leave the Fortress, an offer which she enthusiastically accepted. During an awkward carriage ride with Nau, she wildly flirted with him and made him exceedingly uncomfortable. They met with Chrys'tel, Shinae and Kyo'nne at a brightly lit cafe, and the girls each shared the adventures they had been having. Kiel left for the Orthorbbae, asking for one more favor of a ride before she left. Nau'kheol told her she could take the carriage and leave it there, where it would be retrieved later. She gave him a kiss on the head in thanks before she departed.

At the Orthorbbae, Kiel'ndia dragged the dead body of one of the scourges who had tried to kill her down to the basement. Kicking in the freezer room in the basement, she found that the demon Naal'suul had become still bore her friend's face and torso. Kiel reached out to Naal in a moment of hopelessness, saying that she didn't want to live in a world this messed up, offering herself to the glutton demon. Naal moved to eat Kiel, but at the last second, the demon pushed her away, closing the door behind her. Realizing there was still some part of Naal inside, Kiel's faith was restored. She vowed to feed Naal on a regular basis and returned to her clan in higher spirits[18].

Biography - Arc II

Kiel rules the Vel'Vloz'ress clan.

15 years later, Kiel'ndia maintained control of the Vel'Vloz'ress clan under Ill'haress Kharla'ggen. She punished Maki for invading a civilian district without her approval by giving her to Kharla to be made into a doll. The scourges that followed Maki became loyal to Kiel under threat of a similar fate. Kiel'ndia also made use of powers she had developing over the years while sealing an open gate. The voices in her head she used to speak to now had primitive black bodies that acted on her command.

Kiel also recruited summoner Fame'nidea to her side when she was found guilty of opening that nether gate[19]. Fame helped Kiel'ndia return to the freezer to feed Naal, where Kiel was approached by Khaless Sharen. Kiel immediately attacked Khaless, but Khaless managed to eventually talk her down. Kiel was given an invite to meet with Snadhya'rune Vel'Sharen and several other influential parties in Felde to discuss the future of Chel'el'Sussoloth. Kiel took the invitation but made no comment on whether or not she would attend[20].

During the fight, Kiel'ndia's black demon bodies became more developed. They drew into full figures with glowing white weapons and accessories. She told them that when she was down in the basement with Naal weird things like that occasionally happened.

The Val'Kyorl'solenurn Fortress

Kiel consults with her demons to come up with a half-baked plan to infiltrate the Kyorl'solenurn lands, using odd disguises, demons and chocolate to confuse the drowussu guards. She meets and battles Chirinide, winning the fight by conjuring a turtle-shaped Friend Demon on top of the Kyorl's head.

The Val'Beldrobbaen Fortress

Once again, Kiel'ndia attempts to infiltrate another clan's territory, albeit for more serious purposes--she and her band hope to assassinate the false Empress installed by Sarv'swati Vel'Sharen. The group is lead straight to the Empress' quarters by Verthandi Val'Beldrobbaen and the assassination is successful despite heavy resistance by Imperial Guards present. Nir'naya and other Guards doggedly pursue Kiel and her companions throughout the fortress--releasing demons in the Beldrobbaen fortress & loosing Elbinac, Tsuris'lok and the turtle golem in the process--and the Vloz'ress decides to split the group so she would take the heat off Fame'nidea and Vicyl.

The chase continues towards far through Beldrobbaen territory towards the disputed borders with Sarghress troops, and is saved by an unlikely source: Chrys'tel and Nau'kheol, who had returned to Chel ahead of Zala'ess' army. Kiel'ndia informs them of what happened, and of how Khaless can allow for Nidraa'chal agents to help Kiel'ndia kill any Chel leader she wants. Chrys'tel is not pleased by this news, and demands that she be brought with Kiel to Felde to speak directly to her aunt Snadhya'rune. Meanwhile, Nemea'tari listens in to the conversation.

Character Concept



This article reflects events up to Chapter 41.

Sources:

  1. Chapter 11, page 8
  2. Chapter 13, page 5
  3. Chapter 15, page 43
  4. Chapter 15, page 45
  5. Chapter 7, page 19
  6. Chapter 11, page 21
  7. Chapter 12, page 62
  8. Chapter 13, page 5
  9. Chapter 13, page 10
  10. Chapter 13, page 25
  11. Chapter 24, page 2
  12. Chapter 24, page 28
  13. Chapter 26, page 26
  14. Chapter 27, page 41
  15. Chapter 28, page 22
  16. Chapter 28, page 29
  17. Chapter 28, page 35
  18. Chapter 32, page 09
  19. Chapter 39, page 33
  20. Chapter 39, page 43