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Filf'rae Sarghress

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Appeared in chapters                                              45* 46             

Filf'rae was assigned as the second-in-command of the squad Erelice lead.

Appearance and Personality

Filf'rae's white hair has been largely dyed red and tied into a long ponytail. She wears red clothes under her armor.


Meeting Wafay

Erelice and Filf'rae first meet Wafay by saving her from the Sarghress clan members who were harassing her and takes her to meet the squad.

Infiltrating the Jaal'darya Fortress

As Wafay tries to recall the details of her mother’s research, Filf'rae and Vayas'arn give her encouragement. When Jaal'darya golems make themselves known, Filf'rae calms Briz'dra down, telling her they can’t take on the golems. The squad secures a couple of boats to cross the lake separating them from the Jaal'darya fortress. While crossing the lake, they are attacked by the Jaal’s golems. Filf'rae tells Erelice upon hearing Brizdra’s spellsinging that the intent is more important that the lyrics. The squad fights back and successfully crosses the lake where they are greeted by the Jaal'darya clan members. The Jaals ask the Sarghress squad to explain themselves. After Erelice talks to the Jaals, the Jaals decide to let them stay as they arrange an audience with Asira'malika. She tells Erelice that no one could have expected what the Jaal’daryas were really like on the inside away from outside eyes.

Filf'rae, Ere'lice and Sabryne fight off a Jaal'darya guardian protecting Femi Val'Jaal'darya's lab.

Several hours later, the squad is still waiting for somebody to see them. Brizdra uses a spellsong to put everyone to sleep upon Sabryne’s message and then helps her squadmates wake up. Brizdra tells Erelice that they have a lead and Sabryne has a map courtesy of Wafay. The squad then follow the map. They reach a room and Erelice tells Vayas'arn and Brizdra to stand guard while Filf'rae and Sabryne goes in with her. They are shocked by what they see. The flowers causing two bodies to rot inside out and a map apparently showing the flowers have been sent to various locations. A golem attacks them but the three defeat it. Unfortunately, the Jaals catch them.

Later, during a hearing with a council of Jaal representatives, the Jaal'darya demand that the squad explains their actions. Erelice explains Wafay’s concerns about a Nidraa'chal conspiracy within the clan and the squad has found that Femi has indeed created a flower similar to what Wafay describe. This troubles the Jaals who admit that while Femi has the right to develop such a weapon, they have had traitors before. They then allow the Sarghress to leave, and afterwards, Filf'rae and Brizdra asks Erelice why she didn’t mention the map or the encoded journal. She answers that the Jaals would figure it out anyway and they might never have let them leave. The squad leaves Jaal territory and proceed to report back to Quain, ignoring the Jaal'darya's request to stay out of clan politics.

Defense of Felde

Filf'rae makes a desperate attempt to protect Vayas'arn from the airship's mana blast.

Filf'rae an the rest of her squad are then ordered to infiltrate Snadhya'rune Vel'Sharen's stronghold, seeing to it that they secure samples of the Jaal'darya concoction for the clan rather than for the sake of the Jaals themselves. The job is botched when security forces are alerted to their presence, and Femi is assassinated in the process. Order is quickly restored and Snadhya'rune plans a spectacular show for the Feldian party guests that their captain is forced to watch--in the form of an execution of the Sarghress squad by mana cannons, provided by the stolen Illhar'dro ship. At first, as the cannons fire and the squad reacts differently to their execution; Filf'rae can only stand firm in the knowledge that they've tried their best. The blast kills Sabryne and Briz'dra, but Filf'rae finds herself surprised to be alive but with a shredded hand. However, the ship gives her no opportunity to recover as the cannons fire again--the older soldier uses her body to shield young Vayas'arn from most of the blast, allowing Vayas'arn to survive.[1]

Notable Quotes

"I don’t think anyone could have expected this." Seeing what life is like within the Jaal'darya clan.

"We've done our best. That's what matters at the end of the path." - To her squad, accepting their impending execution by the airship's mana cannon.

Character Concept