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The Dutan'vir clan symbol.

The Val'Dutan'vir were shining examples of order in the years before the onset of the Nidraa'chal uprising. They were valuable, unwavering allies of the Vel'Sharen and loyal protectors of the Val'Sharess in a day when racial differences were of little consequence. It was to the loss of nearly everyone when they fell during the uprising, the clan members slipping in among the commoners or sold into slavery and their name forever tainted unjustly by the ignorant populace.

History

Little is known about the rise of the Dutan'vir. Leading up to the 10th century they had established themselves as a second drowussu Val clan of Chel'el'sussoloth, paralleled by the rigid religious zealots of the Val'Kyorl'solenurn. Though their ascent to prominence is unrevealed their downfall was vividly illustrious.

When the Nidraa'chal appeared upon the stage of Chel'el'sussoloth they placed a great sum of resources into influencing the Val'Dutan'vir. With the passage of time more and more of the clan fell under the sway of the Nidraa'chal ideology, many tainting themselves in the process. A steadily-increasing turmoil brewed within the inner politics of the Dutan'vir over the next fifty years.

Then in 1082 the Val'Sharess launched her inquisition against the Nidraa'chal and their sympathizers. This decree struck each Dutan'vir individually: many saw it as a much-needed purge long overdue from their beloved queen, but others viewed it as the cruelest of knives in their backs. Regardless of their individual stances the inquisition struck at the heart of every Dutan'vir, nearly devolving the already disquieted clan into unrestrained bedlam. The Les’wanre house broke off en-mass to merge with the Val'Kyorl'solenurn, and many others would have followed suit if it weren't for the unifying efforts of Ill'haress Sannindi'ligr Val'Dutan'vir.

Through infiltration and guile the Nidraa'chal had ushered the Dutan'vir to the edge of destruction, and the final push came not a month later with the unexpected appearance of demonic troops within the clan's fortress. Though the tainted forces were soundly defeated they succeeded in corrupting the ancient guardian of the Ill'haress, which likewise turned on her, striking her down. The method by which such an event was carried out eluded her guards; no nether gate was found and nobody else was affected. None the less, with the death of the Ill'haress the great Val'Dutan'vir clan finally crumbled.

A large sum of warriors rallied under Storr Dutan'vir for an admirable yet blind and ultimately doomed charge into thick of the demon armies. The few remaining members of the clan dispersed. Many were assimilated into ranks of the Val'Kyorl'solenurn or the Mae'yukir house of the Val'Sarghress, but all too many lingered behind, easy pickings for opportunistic slavers.

Culture and Politics

The Val'Dutan'vir clan was an important pillar of stability within Chel'el'sussoloth. Orderly compared to most due to its drowussu majority, the Dutan'vir were significantly more moderate in their views than their rigidly conservative Val'Kyorl'solenurn contemporaries. Though unconfirmed within the pages of the comic, it can be assumed that drowolath/drowussu half-breeds and even the tainted were tolerated among their ranks. Such liberal management none the less provided individuals within the Dutan'vir all the wiggle room they needed to clash with each other over conflicting ideologies. It was this tolerance that allowed the Nidraa'chal to influence so many of its members.

Their fall from grace changed everything. No longer viewed as a formidable clan they have since become openly mocked by the majority of Chel'el'sussoloth. The suffix “ligr,” commonly present in the given names of the clan's membership, found use as a synonym for cowardice. A minority however, their opinions untainted by the unjustifiable ignorance that others show in belittling the Dutan'vir, still hold a great respect for those few survivors who continue to persist in the shadow of their ruined glory.

Many of the political relationships the Dutan'vir held with others are unknown as the clan had already collapsed by the beginning of the Drowtales' narrative. It is well known that they had very close ties with the Val'Sharen and the Val'Sharess in particular. No other clan had volunteered to staff Diva'ratrika Val'Sharen's personal guard with more fervor than they, and their people remained the majority within that station up until the clan's dissolution. The acceptance of at least some of their numbers among the Val'Kyorl'solenurn and Val'Sarghress following their fall seems to indicate inviolate relations, but further details have not yet been revealed and are likely redundant.

Clan Fortress and Properties

As a defunct clan the Val'Dutan'vir hold no property. Their previous lands lie either abandoned or claimed by others, their fortress picked clean by looters and reduced to a haven for squatters.

Clan Members

Ill'haress

(Sannindi'ligr Val'Dutan'vir (Deceased).png not found, click to upload)
Sannindi'ligr was the former Ill'haress of the Dutan'vir, assassinated during the Nidraa'chal War.



Important Figures

Portrait Lulianne Mae'yukir Sarghress.png
Lulianne is a guard of Mel'arnach Val'Sarghress.
Portrait Mikilu'ligr Val'Dutan'vir.png
Once an esteemed Imperial Overseer, Mikilu is now the Ill'haress of the restored Val'Dutan'vir clan.
Portrait Minka Sann'ligr Val'Dutan'vir.png
Minka is a survivor of the Val'Dutan'vir extermination and is dedicated to restoring his clan's honor.
Portrait Sker'ligr Mae'yukir Sarghress.png
Sker'ligr is a Val'Dutan'vir warrior serving within the Mae'yukir subhouse of the Sarghress clan.



Other Members

Portrait Kai'to Sarghress.png
Kai'to is a grumpy veteran Highland Raider that was in Vaelia's first squad.
Portrait Storr Sann'ligr Lem'ja Dutan'vir.png
Storr was the elder son of the Lem'ja house, corrupted and possessed by a demon during the Nidraa'chal War.
Portrait Nidek'nil Sharen.png
Nidek'nil is a former Dutan'vir that joined the Vel'Sharen when his clan was destroyed, and is extremely loyal to Sarv'swati's cause.
Portrait Mal Kyorl'solenurn.png
An ex-templar and reaffirmed Dutan'vir with a personality disorder.
Portrait Lythn Kyorl'solenurn.png
Lythn is a former Dutan'vir, now a warden of the Kyorl'solenurn.
Portrait Thral'lin Kyorl'solenurn.png
A Holy Lance and former Dutan'vir who is disturbed at the Judicators choosing a new leader for the clan.
(Cas'nilhus Kyorl'solenurn.png not found, click to upload)
Portrait Rafal'za Kyorl'solenurn.png
A warden, torturer, and executioner for the Order of the Twin Eyes.
Portrait Grea'spa Dutan'vir.png
Grea'spa is a lobbyist who identifies himself as a Dutan'vir.





This article reflects events up to Chapter 40.

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