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Rayata Sarghress

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Appeared in chapters                                                47   50  52       

A Highland Raider with a pirate obsession.

Appearance & Personality

Rayata is a tall and well-endowed drowolath with pale blue eyes. She has long white hair with red braids throughout. She is extremely flirtatious and coy, and has a strange fascination with pirates. Off-duty, she dresses in pirate-themed attire, including wearing an eyepatch.

Biography - Arc II

During The District War

Rayata meets Merrilin while accompanying Sakrag on a spying mission.

She was first seen relaxing off-duty near the Dutan'vir fortress, as the Kyorl'solenurn prepare to lay siege to the Dutan'vir occupiers. She appeared to be helping Sakrag spy clandestinely, until Merril'lin barged through to pass on a warning of the Kyorl'solenurn's attempted provocation, making a beeline straight for Sakrag. She and Sakrag immediately returned to the Sargress post outside of the Vloz district to report on the matter.

Sarghress Civil War

Rayata and Sakrag slip in through the crowd to help Faen and the children escape the melee.

Rayata was next seen with Sakrag back at the Sarghress Fortress, fraternizing while the latter is on-duty guarding Laele'aell. His reassurances that nothing ever happened on that assignment was quickly proven wrong when Laele'aell smashed her music box and escaped.

Biography - Arc III

Hermionne Invasion of Machike'Shikumo

Rayata and Sakrag jump into the melee once given the signal to attack.

Rayata was among the Sarghress defenders holding off the Hermionne siege on Machike'Shikumo.[1] She showed great enthusiasm for the battle, especially once the infantry was finally given the signal to begin counter-attacking the invaders.

Escape To Shashi

Later, after the defenders were forced to abandon the colony due to the assault by Snadhya'rune's airship and Nidraa'chal crew, Rayata and Sakrag took up scouting duties once again. Instead of spotting the airship, they stumbled upon the location of Sha'shi, a research outpost located in the deepest parts of the underworld.

Shortly after the Sarghress took shelter in Sha'shi, the airship arrived, still hunting for the rogue defenders. Kel'noz Val'Sarghress and Zy'ezra the Vanir leader of Sha'shi, quickly hashed out a temporary alliance - the engineers would help the Sarghress in exchange exclusive rights to examine the inner workings of the airship, should they be successful in capturing it.

Capturing the Nidraa'chal Airship

A plan was put in place to capture the Nidraa'chal airship, with a boarding party slipping aboard with the help of Sha'shi's experimental golem armors. Rayata and Sakrag missed the chance to board the ship initially, as the crew was tipped off to the Sarghress presence by Da'xia. Luckily for the defenders, an attempt to bombard the remaining Sarghress on the ground was thwarted by a miscalculation by the ship's captain, Sasi'rael - its blast was redirected by the vortex surrounding Sha'shi, and struck the ship. The resulting damage quickly crippled the ship, allowing a second attempt to board the ship by the remaining defenders.

Rayata fulfills her dream of being a pirate as Bae'rali arrives with a dire warning.

Rayata and Sakrag accompanied Kel'noz aboard the ship, where they attempted to make their way below decks. While Kel'noz used his mana arts to secure the remaining airship crew, Rayata and Sakrag charged the engine room in order to capture the ship's core and chief engineer. As they held Cy'ril at swordpoint, they demanded that he turn over control of the ship. Instead of doing so, however, Cy'ril calmly told them that the ship was going to crash.[2]

In the aftermath of the airship battle, the airship was turned over to the Sha'shi engineers for repairs, giving them the opportunity to study the airship. Once the repairs were completed, the defenders flew the ship back to Machike'shikumo, where Sakrag attempted to help Rayata hang a pirate flag next to the Sarghress colors. As they did so, Bae'rali Val'Sullisin'rune emerged from below the main deck with a warning that a legion of Sarghress troops would be arriving soon to pacify the colony.[3]

Notable Quotes

"We did it. We actually did good spy work!?" - Upon being notified their report was given directly to Quain'tana herself.

"This ship will be mine!" - During the Sarghress attempt to capture the Nidraa'chal airship, as Rayata and Sakrag make way to the engine room.