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Bal'diira Mae'yukir Sarghress

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Appeared in chapters                                                47   50  52  54  56   

A sealer in Koil'dorath's Assault Legion.

Appearance & Personality

Bal'diira a lightly built drowussu with blue eyes. Her hair is drawn into long white ponytail and has red streaks in the ends. She wears standard Sarghress armor with a white shawl and blue scarf. Despite her small size, she has a commanding demeanor and tries to inspire her peers on the battlefield.

Biography - Arc II

Bal'diira attempts to inspire courage in her comrades when facing the Demon God.

She is first seen during the Puppeteer Incident, being a leading member of the first group of sealers to engage the Demon God in combat. She immediately recognizes the threat, but encourages her fellow sealers to stand firm and hold to their duty.[1]

Storming The Othorbbae

Bal'diira accompanied Sil'lice to Othorbbae as the former Sharen exile attempted to draw Snadhya'rune out of hiding by killing any tainted students and faculty. She was witness to Sil'lice's subsequent tainting after Sil'lice mortally wounded the former headmistress Sha'sana.[2]

The Hermionne Invasion of Machike

Durlyn fights side-by-side with Ariel, Baldiira and Zair in order to save Machike.

Bal'diira fought alongside Ariel, her brother Durlyn and Zair after golem pilots Kau and Slyand'iss had been downed and overrun by Hermionne invaders during the defense of Machike'Shikumo.[3] The four Sarghress fought to clear the area for the golem pilots to recover as Faen Val'Sullisin'rune and Kel'noz unleashed their abilities on the battlefield, scattering the remaining horsemen and helping rout the invaders.

Surprise Attack By The Nidraa'chal

After the battle with the goblin invaders had been concluded, Durlyn and Bal'diira were present when the Nidraa'chal landed at Machike. When the ship was forced to leave after failing to negotiate with Machike's leadership, the Maeyukir siblings manned a cannon on one of the upper fortifications, pointing it at the airship.[4] The airship moved out, as if to leave, but returned and bombarded the colony with its mana cannons.

The resulting damage was too much to recover from, and the colonists were forced to flee deeper into the underworld to Fustin'darun, the underground half of Machike. There, they set traps, waiting for the return of the airship. While an initial counter-attack was successful against the Nidraa'chal and forced them to retreat, they soon returned with a payload of floating island boulders, which they then dropped on the civilian population below.

During the bombardment, Durlyn and Zair located Ariel and Faen as they took cover with Pelan and Octarya.[5] They quickly asked Ariel for her orders, unsure of how to proceed against such an attack. Making a decision, she ordered them to fire mana flares into the air, drawing the airship's attention to them instead of allowing it to remain on the civilians, and to collect as many of the remaining fighters as they could. The small group then made a run for cover, and were temporarily able to escape the Nidraa'chal.

Bal'diira seals the demon chasing after the Kavahini warrior Koubagia.

The remaining defenders numbered approximately thirty, devastating the young leader. Determined to give the other survivors a fighting chance, the group moved further into the underworld, hoping to draw the airship with them. Shortly afterwards, the defenders encountered an Alliance traveling party, led by Oiloss'lin Xyrrai'zestu Sharen. Hiding quickly, they managed to avoid being detected by the Alliance warriors, as they did not know the motives of the travelers or their destination. After the party was ambushed by Kavahini warriors, Oiloss'lin resorted to nether summoning to scatter the ambushers. As one of the wounded Koubagia Kavahini attempted to escape, she was chased by one of the summoned demons, and made her way towards the rocks where the Machike defenders were hidden. Not wanting to allow a demon to attack their own group, Bal'diira sealed it away while the others tended to Koubagia.

They were soon confronted by another Kavahini warrior, Chakri. She demanded the release of her comrade, who was being tended to by Faen. When Ariel attempted to request an audience to discuss a possible alliance, the Kavahini mocked her, accusing them of being no different than the other Chelians. When Ariel tried to explain that they were different, Bal'diira backed up her argument, explaining that she had sealed away the demon that was chasing Koubagia. When asked what they would have to do to prove that they could be allies, Chakri relented, stating that if the Sarghress and defenders truly wished for an alliance, they would need to show their strength by defeating the airship, as well as stop their clan's incursion into Mimaneid.[6]

Escape to Sha'shi

Taking on Chakri's challenge to prove themselves worthy of being the Kavahini's allies, the defenders continued to play cat-and-mouse with Snadhya'rune's airship, leaving a trail of stuffed dummies and stone counterfeits to draw the fire of the mana cannons and to lure the ship deeper into the underworld. Eventually, they located Sha'shi, a research outpost located in the heart of the underworld which was home to a group of engineers studying golem technology and the nearby pieces of the fallen moon that had formed the underworld millenia ago.

A Desperate Gamble

Durlyn, Bal'diira and Nergui and the golem pilots are hit by the residual blast of Bargrez's bombs, taking some of them out of the fight.

After forging a temporary alliance with the engineers of Sha'shi, the Machike defenders decided to make an attempt to board and capture the Nidraa'chal airship when it landed at the outpost to take on supplies. Durlyn and several others managed to sneak on board the ship initially, with Durlyn and Bal'diira following Kau and Slyand'iss on deck before Da'xia spotted Ariel on the ground.[7] The Nidraa'chal quickly retaliated, with Bargrez throwing a volley of bombs at them, which managed to injure Durlyn and Bal'diira. After the rest of the boarding party was pinned down by Bae'rali Val'Sullisin'rune, they were then released by Faen Val'Sullisin'rune, who countered the powerful empath. The remaining defenders were then able to board the ship to continue the take-over attempt.

Notable Quotes

"Our job is to seal that motherkiller! I don't want to hear doubt. We do this!" -While engaging the Demon God summoned forth by Ni'bai.

Character Concept