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Sota Vel'Sharen

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Appeared in chapters                          25     30                             

Sota is a Vel'Sharen Imperial Guard of Zala'ess' line.

Appearance and Personality

Sota is a dutiful and professional soldier who does his job well. He is not interested in partaking in leisure while he has work to do, and he does not let biases against Sarv'swati's line get in the way of protecting the people of the Empire. Unlike most Vel'Sharen, he seems to legitimately care for the fate of the general public. He wears heavy teal armor in combat and wields a war hammer atop his dragon mount, Regis.


Sota was dispatched to The Maw during the Moons End Festival. The Maw had been claimed by the Val'Sarghress during the Nidraa'chal War, and at least one of the landowners disliked the way the Sarghress managed the district. Sota agreed to take over and defend the district in the name of the Vel'Sharen clan.

The landowners welcomed this new change and forced it upon the reluctant commoners. When the Home Guard squad that patrolled the district arrived to find Vel'Sharen flags hanging, they started a fight with Sota for ownership of the land. Sota had hired several Black Sun mercenaries to back him up during the fight, which gained him an initial advantage over the unprepared Val'Sarghress troops. However, the commoners of the district suddenly rose up to aid the Sarghress. They overthrew the landowners, seriously injured Sota and his mount, and took the district back for the Val'Sarghress clan.

Sota fled and sent a runner ahead to the Vel'Sharen. When his mother Saph'ala received the message, she rushed out to meet him on his way back to ensure his safety.

Later, during a parade held in honor of Diva'ratrika Val'Sharen, Sota gave Overseer Vidhi'yani Vel'Sharen his intelligence on the Black Sun clan and the mercenaries he had hired.

Notable Quotes

"The people choose their protectors, and now they have chosen us. The Maw returns to the Sharen after sixteen years of your mistreatment!" - to the Val'Sarghress troops that claim ownership of The Maw [1]

Character Concept