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Key'sal Sarghress

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Appeared in chapters              13*  15      21 22 23       30                      52       

Key'sal is a Highland Raider who assisted Ariel during her journey on the surface, now serving in Machike.

Appearance & Personality

Keysal is a drowolath female of average build with light purple eyes. She is a straight-forward individual, easily confused by complicated orders and preferring a simple approach to problems. She has a soft spot for cute children. She formerly wore her hair short and dyed dark blue at the ends. She now wears it longer and bound into a loose ponytail by a red ribbon.

Biography - Arc I

Key'sal and her squad assault Nagyescsed castle, providing a much-needed diversion for Ariel and her friends in their attempt to rescue Faen.

Key'sal is the leader of a squad of Highland Raiders ordered by Commander Quill'yate to follow Ariel on her journey to fined Faen. They tracked Ariel's party from a distance until they found obvious signs of a struggle.

They quickly tracked Ariel's aura to a Halme castle. They attacked, unknowingly creating the opening Ariel needed to free Faen. They met up with the young heir, congratulated her on her victory, and escorted her party back home to the Sarghress Fortress.

Biography - Arc III

Hermionne Invasion of Machike

Key'sal directs the Machike defenders during the hermionne invasion of Machike'shikumo.

Key'sal acted as squad leader among the Sarghress defenders holding off the Hermionne siege on Machike'Shikumo.[1]. She directed the drow's defenses from the colony walls.

Surprise Attack By The Nidraa'chal

Snadhya'rune Vel'Sharen's airship arrived at Machike a day later, bringing Kyo'nne Val'Illhar'dro to negotiate with the Machike leadership. After being ordered to leave, Key'sal again took command of the defenders, who aimed cannons at the airship in a show of force.[2] The airship made as if to leave, but returned to Machike and began bombarding the colonists with their mana cannons, destroying most of the colony.

Key'sal survived the assault, and was among the defenders left over as the airship continued to chase the Machike survivors deeper into the underworld. She waited at the rendezvous point with a handful of other defenders and colonists, waiting for Ariel to arrive before making a potential counter-attack.

Escape to Sha'shi

Key'sal and the other 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. Eventually, the defenders located Sha'shi, a research outpost located in the heart of the underworld.

A Desperate Gamble

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. Key'sal did not make it on to the ship initially, as the airship's crew was warned of the Sarghress presence after Da'xia spotted Ariel on the ground.[3] After 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. Key'sal and the remaining defenders were then able to board the ship to continue the take-over attempt.

Notable Quotes

"Ariel is our priority; we'll use the tracker to find her and get to the bottom of this. I know we were ordered to hang back, but Quill'yate won't be happy if we let something happen to her." - To Tebryn, during their search for Ariel after she was separated from her group on their surface mission.[4]

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