- Nether Summoning
- Combat medicine
Appearance and Personality
Shala is an easy-going, playful drow. She has a tendency to tease her friends, though she has a fiery temper when she is riled up. She is very similar to her twin, Kau, in many ways, but she is the larger and more dominant of the two.
Shala is very close with her brother, Kau. She is also good friends with the other members of his sqaud: Ariel Val'Sarghress, Faen Val'Sullisin'rune, and their leader Sarnel Tions Sarghress. Unlike her brother, Shala has a tendency to playfully flirt with their squad leader, Sarnel.
Shala has white hair pulled back in a ponytail. Her eyes are bright blue.
Shala was born in the Sarghress fortress to Sil'lice Val'Sharen and Kor'maril Val'Sarghress. She and her twin brother Kau were raised by Sil'lice 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 Sil'lice'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 Sil'lice. Nau's foot was injured by Kadara's rough handling of a perceived 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. Shala is particularly gifted with nether summoning, and she works as the squad's gate sealer and medic. When Sarnel Tions Sarghress was promoted to squad leader, Shala'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, Shala snuck a couple of the chocolates Kau stole and became agitated under the effects of the drug. When Kyo'nne revealed that her sponsor was Snadhya'rune Vel'Sharen, Shala flew into a rage based on her mother's teachings that Snadhya'rune is a traitor to the Val'Sharen clan and to drowkind as a whole. She stormed off dismissively, leaving the rest of her squad to apologize for her.
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, a rogue Vel'Vloz'ress summoner named Maki opened a gate in the chest of a living drow. Upon discovering it, Shala quickly chased the mobile gate with Ariel and Kau in order the seal off the flow of demons. They managed to shut the gate, but not before many nether beings 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. She met up with them at the district office, where they were fighting a hostile scourge that had sealed a golem pilot into his suit. She helped Kau and Serena free the poor pilot, only to find that he had already been turned into a full fledged demon.
After the attack, Sarnel was found badly injured and burned over most of his body. Shala tended to his wounds while playfully flirting with him. She then joined the group of soldiers following Ariel to Darya Lake to aid Commander Sang.
Battle at Darya Lake
Shala followed Ariel's lead to the Sharen-controlled districts surrounding Darya Lake, where she aided in the fight against the Vel'Sharen.
This article reflects events up to chapter 39.