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Kyorl'solenurn clan symbol

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     The Clan as a whole 
The Kyorl'solenurn were one of two Drowussu clans making up the Council of Nine until the Val'Dutan'vir fell and were replaced with the Vel'Vloz'ress. Although both clans were made up of the drowussu minority there was mutual enmity between the two based on each clan's respective ideology. The Dutan'vir saw their place as beside the drowolath (indeed many members were Nonhuman Humanoid Hybrids) whereas the Kyorl'solenurn desired separation from the drowolath and saw themselves as on a mission from Sharess to keep their cousins pure. The Kyorl'solenurn were the younger of the two drowussu houses and unlike most other Chelians they continue to practice the Sharess religion and claim to carry out their "purges" on her behalf. Unlike other Chelian clans, the Kyorl'solenurn divide themselves into religious orders rather than by sub-houses. There are seven orders in total, of which six have been named in the main comic. Each order is run by a Judicator (many if not most of whom are really Light Elves, but this fact is unknown to most Kyorl'solenurn), whose deputy is known as an Inquisitor; the latter are highly trained empaths who provide "cleansing" for drow who associate with tainted individuals. Individual members of the clan are further sorted by roles, males are either "templars", "holy lances", "crusaders" or "blades", while females are either "wardens", "seers", or "inquisitors" (though as of recent chapters it is revealed there are exceptions to the rule).

The Clan as a whole

  • Animal Motifs: The unicorn, which in the DT universe is called a Dawmere and resembles a goat. The unicorn was a symbol of purity, which fits in with the Kyorl's beliefs.
  • Better to Die Than Be Killed: The standard procedure for when someone becomes tainted. Some submit to their fate, while others, like Tira'de, run away.
  • Black and White Morality: This is essentially the Kyorl philosophy, with you either being with them or against them with very little in between. Probably not coincidentally the Kyorl clan colors are black and white.
  • Blind Obedience: When Oba'ja, one of the Judicators, worries that The Coup could be disrupted by a single person acting on their own, Sek'kyou reassures her that unlike their drowolath cousins the drowussu know obedience. He's dead wrong.
  • Bodyguard Crush: Its not hard to infer that most of the Kyorl Orders' warden/blade relationships probably end up like this.
  • Body Motifs: Eyes, which appear on lots of iconography and in the names of Orders.
  • Boomerang Bigot: They hate light elves and "impure" people but not only are several if not most Judicators light elves, but every drowussu is the descendant of one.
  • Broken Base: In-universe, the Kyorl are deeply divided on the subject of racial purity and how to treat their Drowolath cousins. Chapter 42, appropriately titled "Schism", is when this brokenness comes to a head.
  • The Cassandra: The Kyorl generally believe that tainted can only speak lies. Kyuusei takes advantage of this belief to discredit any possible evidence Petri'cho could have against him and his co-conspirators.
  • Child Soldier: Though children seem to fight in every clan, the Kyorl fit best, as seen here.
  • Color Motif: Every Kyorl is decked in white, to some degree. Aside from white being a color of purity (obviously), it also symbolizes death both literally (killing the heretical and the tainted) and figuratively (creating an internal schism that ultimately led to the "death" of old traditions and becoming more tolerant and peaceful under Anahid, the new Holy Mother).
  • The Coup: One of these is launched in chapter 42 by at least 5 of the Judicators, lead by Kyuusei and in some way controlled by the Nidraa'chal.
  • Cult: Viewed as such by the majority of the non-Kyorl populace, especially as they've grown more zealous over the centuries.
  • Dark Secret: many, if not most, of the Judicators are really Light Elves, and this is why they cover themselves in public. It seems only a few Kyorl know the truth about their heritage.
  • Death Equals Redemption: Death is seen by the Kyorl as the honorable way to go if you're tainted, as basically you're Defiled Forever at that point. Suicide is even strongly encouraged for those tainted who are too afraid to be put down by their peers.
  • Defiled Forever: A non-sexual variant, but some of the language invoked by the Kyorl when discussing the tainted, such as Yakuise describing how Vy'chriel tried to preserve her purity seems to invoke this idea.
  • Emotion Bomb: Part of what Inquisitors do while "cleansing" people, similar to the real life practice of Love bombing.
  • Facial Markings: All Kyorl have some kind of mark on their forehead that is a variation of their "Inner Eye" (their connection to Sharess) that denotes their rank. Those sporting the nine-eyed Sharess symbol (save for Valla'drielle who has an actual third eye) is only reserved for clan Ill'haresses, as stated in this post here.
  • Fantastic Racism: Towards light elves and half-bloods, though they have accepted a few of the latter into their ranks such as Sang'oro. This is despite being the descendants of light elves and first-generation drow, making them half-bloods themselves. They also really hate anyone with Dutan'vir blood though they tolerate them enough to have several in their ranks until Chapter 42 where a purge was attempted to kill all Kyorl with Dutan'vir blood including one of the Judicators.
  • Foil: They were this to the Dutan'vir before the latter clan's fall. This can even be seen in the choice of animal used for their mounts- the Dutan'vir had the stag, whereas the Kyorl'solennurn have the unicorn.
  • Foreshadowing: The first words spoken by a Kyorl, Judicator Kyuusei, in the comic are "We are the guardians of the children of Sharess" cue chapter 15, where it's revealed that the drowussu are descendants of light elves, and you'll notice that he never said anything about them being the children of Sharess, since they're aren't.
  • Gender Is No Object: Compared to their drowolath cousins the Kyorl seem to have a more even gender ratio among the higher ranks, with male Judicators perhaps even outnumbering the female ones. Justified as their ancestors, the Light Elves, originally had a patriarchal culture.
    • In Chapter 49, it is revealed that male Kyorl can become Wardens and Inquisitors (if Setheryll is to go by). The same thing goes for female Kyorl who become Templars and Holy Lances.
  • Genghis Gambit: Implied to be part of the reason drowussu are made unaware of the fact that they are all descended from light elves.
  • Genocide Backfire: Their attempted purge of those Kyorl of Dutan'vir blood in chapter 42 appears to be heading in this direction for them.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: The Judicators had a deal with the Sharen clan to assassinate their Puppet Queens whenever they started becoming too independent. They eventually made this request of Snadhya'rune of the Nidraa'chal and end up getting double crossed when she starts assassinating them as well. Whoops.
  • Holier Than Thou: Basically what their mindset comes off as sometimes. As followers of Sharess, they think it's their duty to guide their ignorant drowlath cousins to the doors of salvation, whether they like it or not.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Unlike drowolath, who have taller females than males, female drowussu are built smaller than males, and Word of God is that one reason female Wardens have a male Blade with them is to compensate for this.
  • Hypocrite: As much they proclaim themselves to be the "true" followers of Sharess, they didn't really do much in actually trying to ensure her return. Shasana calls them out on this.
    • And for all their talk about purging the "tainted", it's revealed by Kousei in Chapter 49 that all Kyorl are required to learn nether summoning in order to understand how to fight and destroy the demons they hate so much.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Their extremism against the Tainted is surprisingly justified, especially with the revelation about the intentionally faulty seeds. Doesn't stop them from being jerks about it.
    • Also their strong desire to keep a united front to the point of banishing or executing those who rebel in light of the fact that ssu are either second class citizens or enslaved in most other areas of the underworld such as Nuqrah'shareh, and the fate of the Dutan'vir after their fall is an apt demonstration of what can happen without a united front.
  • Kick the Dog: During the Nidraa'chal War, they took some of the surviving Dutan'vir children back with them, but left the others to slavers. Their treatment of Abyte is also pretty disgusting, especially since the warden who was actually responsible apparently got off scot-free.
    • And then in Chapter 42 they get a double dose of this, first by torturing and then tainting Petri'cho to discredit her and any possible evidence she could have against Kyuusei and his co-conspirators and then allowing Cas'nihlus to be captured and tortured as a scapegoat, in addition to Kyuusei's unconcerned reaction to the whole thing. Overlaps with Asshole Victim in the latter case.
    • And all of that gets topped in chapter 49, when Valla'drielle collapses an entire district, killing thousands of innocent people, just to deal with a group of rogue Dutan'vir. Even many Kyorl were left in shock.
  • Kill It with Fire: Seems to be their S.O.P. when it comes to dealing with demons, as seen during the Nidraa'chal War.
  • Knight Templar: Some more than others, but virtually every Kyorl is this to some extent, even the more moderate ones.
  • Light Is Not Good: It isn't entirely evil either, but the Kyorl clan isn't as righteous as they would like to believe they are. Just ask Aby'te or Lulianne)
  • Mark of Shame: A heretic mark, like the ones seen on Itan'sha and Aby'te, denote that someone has been cast out, with the mark representing that they've closed their third eye to the Goddess. Aby'te's story also indicates that the marks are carved in with a knife, though in Kyo'nne's case when she was being held for "cleansing" her mark was with paint.
  • Mind Manipulation: The process of "cleansing" is just a fancy word for this, along with Brainwashing, if what they did to get Cal'nihilus, a Dutan'vir-blooded Judicator, into their ranks is true.
  • Mission from God: They see it as their mission to protect the "Children of Sharess" from their own flaws. That and the dangers of tainting, it seems.
  • Motive Decay: As told by Judicator Lioshi in Chapter 15, the original purpose of the Kyorl'solenurn was to protect and guide Sharess' people (the dark elves) and their drowlath descendants until a new Empress ascends to the throne and they can return to the surface. Unfortunately, time, old hostilities, and the emergence of demons has caused them to change into an overly militarized clan of religious fanatics who believe that Sharess' decree was to purge people of all their sins and eliminate anyone who stray from this path.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: This was the clan's reaction after seeing that their participation in the slaughter of Dutan'vir-blooded survivors under Valla'drielle's leadership led to the deaths of thousands of innocent lives. The collective Heroic BSOD was so bad that many later pulled a Heel–Face Turn by siding with Anahid, Shimi'lande's successor.
  • Never Be Hurt Again: One reason why the Kyorl'solenurn are so overly militarized is because they are pretty much the only group of the Ssu culture left intact in the underworld; the other groups were either wiped out, assimilated or enslaved, and the Kyorl'solenurn have no intention of letting the same happen to them. That being said, they're pretty okay with doing heinous things themselves such as adopting some Dutan'vir children they liked while leaving those they didn't like to slavers, or killing a group of surviving Dutan'vir just because their mere presence posed a threat to their unity.
  • Nonhuman Humanoid Hybrid: Their clan has a few of them, but they strongly disapprove of Drowussu and Drowlath interbreeding due to fear that their race will be assimilated and wiped out, as it already has been in some regions.
  • Not So Different: Lulianne compared them to the Nidraa'chal in that they're both spreading all over Chel'el'sussoloth like a plague after she saw what they did to those that survived the Dutan'vir charge. You just know that the Kyorls fucked up really bad when someone makes such a comparison.
  • Puppet Queen: The Drowussu have a patriarchal culture, but are surrounded and outnumbered by the Drowlath, who are matriarchal. In order to have leaders who can maintain their respect, they use females as figureheads. In Chapter 49 Valla'drielle attempts to avert this by making a deal with the Nidraa'chal to kill off the Judicators who appointed her, so she can rule without outside interference. This fails when the Nidraa'chal double-cross her by also backing Anahid, allowing her to claim position as Ill'haress..
  • The Purge: The Kyorl regularly do this in an attempt to deal with those they perceive as threats, and in Chapter 42 outright admit to using Shimi'lande's assassination as an excuse to get rid of those Kyorl who have Dutan'vir blood, including one of their own Judicators, Cas'nihlus. And as the Nidraa'chal increasingly take over, they make a purge of the Order of the Twin Eyes when they prove uncooperative with The Coup, as well as nearly all of the Judicators after they make a deal with Valla'drielle, who wants to rule as her clan's Ill'haress without being treated as a figurehead.
  • Pure Is Not Good: Generally any time the word "purity" gets invoked, someone is about to die.
  • The Remnant: While the Sharess religion used to be widespread among both 'Lath and 'Ssu, by the time the story starts the Kyorl are the largest remaining group who still practice it.
  • Right for the Wrong Reasons: The Kyorl's extreme opposition to tainting, especially at Orthorbbae, is based on religious grounds that may or may not have any truth to them, but most of the seeds given out at Orthorbbae are in fact faulty and designed to kill their users after a certain amount of years.
  • Secret Test of Character: Visiting Lioshi's fort turns out to be one of these, since some Kyorl, after hearing that they're descended from Light Elves, attempt to throw themselves from the balcony. Luckily it's a short drop so all that happens is a few bruises and some embarrassment.
  • Secret Legacy: All drowussu are descendants of Light Elves, aka Vanir, but only a few know this.
  • Shrouded in Myth: The Judicators, who comprise some of the oldest characters in the DT universe to the point that some knew Sharess herself, are this both metaphorically, in that the only ones who know their entire history and that of the Kyorl itself are the Judicators themselves, and more literally, in that they are almost always shrouded in heavy robes that obscure their features to the point that you can't even tell their genders unless they speak. And then there's the fact that many if not most of them are actually Light Elves, giving them a very pragmatic reason for the shrouding.
  • Succession Crisis: The Kyorl are the only known clan who periodically change their Ill'haress, with the previous Holy Mother choosing her successor. Shimi'lande was the tenth such Holy Mother, and when the Judicators attempt to appoint Valla'drielle rather than Shimi'lande's chosen successor, tensions start to boil over in regards to this break of tradition. The assembled Seers manage to calm the crowd, but as the clan continues to schism, those suspicious of the true circumstances behind Shimi'lande's murder attempt to use the chosen successor Anahid anyway, and eventually are victorious.
  • To Be Lawful or Good: In Chapter 42, all of the Kyorl are forced to decide whether to protect their comrades, obey Shimi'lande's legacy, or maintain unity and order.
  • Unperson: If you get tainted and run away because you want to live, rather than either take your own life or allow someone to take yours, you become this, as Abyte and Tir'ade demonstrate. As of Chapter 49, the Kyorls have gradually become lenient towards the tainted, thanks to the new Holy Mother Anahid's influence.

     Shimi'lande 
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The Ill'haress of the Kyorl, Shimi'lande is relatively new to the position. Whilst not being particularly strong or tall she is noted for her ability to lead the clan and maintain the peace between opposing factions among the Kyorl'solenurn.

  • Comfort Food: She is said to have a chocolate addiction to deal with the stress of leadership. This is even mentioned as an endearing vice of hers in her eulogy.
  • Curtains Match the Window
  • Face Death with Dignity: In Chapter 42, she is confronted by a sinister figure vaguely resembling Kiel'ndia, who asks why a skilled Seer like her didn't flee her imminent assassination. She responds that the figure would have killed her sooner or later anyways no matter what she did, as well as every witness to the deed, and asks the assassin to do as its masters command. It is implied that she knew Chiri would see this, and left her a final message.
  • Facial Markings: Has the nine-eyed Sharess symbol on her forehead.
  • Foreseeing My Death: It is arguable that she saw this coming even before the events of Chapter 42, judging from her dialogue in her last appearance pre-timeskip in Chapter 18.
  • Improbable Age: Early character info mentions that she's incredibly young by the standards of most Ill'haresses and it was actually one of the points made against her by the Council of Judicators in Chapter 18.
  • Ironic Counterpart: With Zala'ess, another in-universe mama bear. Both have children they care deeply for and both have cases where their biological child was killed by their adoptive child. The difference is in how they react to the situation. Whereas Zala'ess was infuriated to the point of wanting to kill Yaeminira for killing Vy'chriel, according to the Rebirth sidestory Shimi'lande instead adopted Chirinide (then known as Mrid'harini) as her daughter and gave her the original's rank and title. Zala'ess never forgave Yaeminira for her actions and arranges Yaeminira's death whereas Shimi'lande has practically taken Chirinide under her wing. The difference in reaction is odd due to the Kyorl'solenurn desire for blood purity and the Sharen obsession with strength and obedience to authority.
  • Mama Bear: Though she never had any children of her own, she's this to her adoptive children, in fact, Vy'Chriel was counting on this reaction to kick off a fight between the Vloz'ress and the Kyorl, which is why she gave Kharla a Kyorl to dollify.
  • Puppet King: Which she was well aware of.
  • Seer: Of a sort. She can see both the past and future, but as stated by Word of God, it's actually a rare form of empathy that experiences the senses and future plans of other fae.
  • Thanatos Gambit: She left behind a set of missives she ordered sent to the Sarghress, Sullisin'rune, and Belddrobbaen clans, just before she was murdered. The messages conceded all formerly Dutan'vir land over to the Sarghress-Sullisin'rune alliance and told all three clans the identity of Shimi'lande's planned successor. She also left behind a set of messages for her adopted progeny, leaving them with advice to help them choose their own path in life.
  • Treachery Cover Up: Several of the Judicators and those loyal to them consider her a despicable, heretical traitor for leaving behind messages that granted the former Dutan'vir lands to the Sarghress/Sullisin'rune Alliance, but give her a hero's funeral to avoid disorder.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Pretty much a given since she has to keep the fanatics and more moderate Kyorls in line, best demonstrated here. This is pretty much why she gets assassinated; without her stabilizing presence and the existence of a more aggressive replacement, the Kyorl will inevitably march to war. Ironically enough, a conspiracy of "moderate" Judicators are the ones hinted to be responsible for her murder, while one of the fanatics is the one who enacts justice.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: A pale turquoise.

     Chirinide 
Shimi'lande's adopted daughter, who shares her ability to see the past and the future. Like all Kyorl, she is very dedicated to the traditions of her clan, though recent events have caused her to question the truthfulness of her clan's dogmatic teachings. She first appears in Chapter 7.

  • Big Damn Kiss: Finally happens with Shan in chapter 49. Anahid looks up at them and approves.
  • Blessed with Suck: Her ability to see the future and past. The catch is that they're very very vivid and it's implied she feels what's happening in them as if it was happening to her. After the timeskip she refers these happening to her every night, and the vision that opens Chapter 42 turns out to be Shimi'lande's death, which would be traumatic for anyone.
  • Blood Bath: In Chapter 20, she had a horrific vision of herself in one while being mutilated so she can provide blood for the bath. This served as Foreshadowing for Chapter 22, where the king and queen of a Halme kingdom were using the blood of both drow and light elves in a failed bid to gain immortality.
  • Blood from Every Orifice: Displays this when Yuh'le attacks her in Chapter 46. Happens again after she and her fellow Seers refuse Yuh'le's offer to go to Felde in Chapter 49.
  • Broken Pedestal: To the Light Elves, her father's people and her ancestors by blood on both sides. She expected to feel at home in Vanaheimr, but instead she felt alienated. The pedestal is further broken when she learned that the Light Elves are even more xenophobic and racially segregated than their Kyorl descendants, to the point of trying to kill off fellow Light Elves who were formerly enslaved because of the racial shame of their enslavement by a lesser race such as the Halmes.
  • The Cassandra: Has visions, but Ariel, a non-Kyorl, tends to dismiss them.
  • Character Development: Her character arc has been made up of her becoming more tolerant and open to understanding, especially after learning the truth about the connections bewteen drowussu and light elves. After the timeskip, Word of God explains that her near-constant visions have shaped her into the person she is now.
  • Close-Call Haircut: While escaping Vanaheimr, she uses her fire powers to fight off a moving tree, and her hair becomes much shorter.
  • The Comically Serious: Through traveling with the bubbly Kyo'nne and Melodia's love of her cloak, she gets a lot of moments like this because of her overly serious demeanor.
  • Curtains Match the Window
  • Facial Markings: The distinctive mark on her forehead marks her as a clan seer.
  • Flaming Hair: In Chapter 49, after she gathers too much fire with her Fire sorcery trying to stop Yuhle. This was foreshadowed on the cover of Chapter 49, where she was seen in the background completely engulfed in fire.
  • Foreseeing My Death: Sort of, since it actually turns out to be Shimi'lande that dies, while Chiri sees herself in the vision.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Played with. While she's clearly a character with a strong sense of right and wrong and does her best to do what's right in tough situations, her personal issues make her prone to making mistakes and getting in over her head, and she can be myopic to the point of not considering other arguments. After the timeskip and her Character Development she is more open and willing to accept alternate views.
  • Holding Hands: With Shan'naal when they're younger, which is noticeable in that it's the first time she does this with anyone, and after the timeskip she seems much more open about it.
  • How Do I Shot Web?: When she was young, she tried to control a fire, but lost control and was horribly burnt. It has been implied that this accident resulted in the deaths of her parents.
  • Humiliation Conga: Gets put through one by Kiel'ndia in the Netherworld TV series of flashes, which were confirmed as canon in story. Also acts as an odd sort of Pet the Dog moment for Chiri, since despite this experience Chiri immediately expresses doubt that Kiel was the one who killed Shimi'lande since it didn't fit her previous behavior, and she points out that while Kiel could have easily killed her during their encounter she chose not to.
  • Lethal Chef: She tried to surprise Shan'naal with a roasted bird. She did not know that a bird should be gutted and plucked before being stuck in the oven. She then tried to light it with fire sorcery. Everyone in the vicinity was both amused and appalled by the results.
  • Meaningful Rename: Her original name is Mrid'harini, as revealed in the side-story Rebirth. After she was adopted by Shimi'lande, she was given her current name to symbolize her "rebirth".
  • Mukokuseki: Deliberately averted with her, since from the beginning she's been intended to look Asian with more or less success that the artist admits to.
  • Nonhuman Humanoid Hybrid: Due to her Light Elf father, she grew up calling herself this, though she's the only one who seems to care and it is later subverted when we find out that light elves are to drowussu what dark elves are to drowolath, meaning she technically is a pureblood drowussu.
  • Not So Above It All: Repeatedly, and it's pretty obvious that her stoic persona is largely an act. Her tendency to stick to this persona seems to have lessened post-timeskip.
  • Off with His Head!: Experienced a vision where she was subjected to one in Chapter 42. Turns out that was a fluke; it was Shimi'lande who was killed this way.
  • Parental Abandonment: Chiri's Light Elf father and Drowlath mother died when Shimi'lande's original daughter [who was also named "Chirinide"] attacked them and Chiri tried using fire to defend her family, only for it to backfire and nearly kill her.
  • Pass Fail: For a self-described half-breed, Chiri really looks no different than the other drowussu. This is actually a big hint as to the origins of the drowussu as a whole.
  • Perpetual Frowner / The Stoic: She was very serious for a child pre-timeskip, and barely emoted. Post-timeskip she gradually came out of her shell and displayed her emotions more openly.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: Word of God describes her as the smallest and thinnest of the main female cast, compensating for age, though it's hard to tell since she pads out her armor so much. In this page, she's as tall as Valla'drielle.
  • Playing with Fire: Has a fire affinity. Unlike most examples, in order to use her Fire sorcery, she has to manipulate an existing source, even if it's only a simple spark.
  • Principles Zealot: She's even willing to kill herself to keep her "impure" blood from spreading through the clan, though Shimi'lande convinces her that this isn't necessary.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: With Shan, as the Red Oni.
  • Replacement Sibling: For the original Chirinide, assuming the "Rebirth" story is still canon, though at least part of it has been referenced in the main comic.
  • Seer: Of a sort. Pre-Retcon, she could see both the past and future, but as stated by Word of God, in the current continuity this is a misinterpretation of a rare form of empathy that experiences the senses and future plans of other fae.
    • Unhappy Medium: One of the reasons that Seers in-universe tend not to be the happiest bunch, especially when their visions involve things like horribly dying. Repeatedly.
  • Stranger in a Familiar Land: When she and Shan'naal entered Vanaheimr, home of the Light Elves, she expected to see a glorious past and to feel at home in her ancestors' land, but instead the entire experience felt like going into enemy territory.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: With Kyo'nne.
  • To Be Lawful or Good: In Chapter 42, the Judicators replace Shimi'lande with their own choice, instead of Shimi'lande's choice like they were supposed to. She decides to support their decision in favor of unity, but shortly after, she uncovers the message Shimi'lande left her, which advises her to follow her own path.
  • You Are What You Hate: Initially to the point of once considering suicide to prevent her Light Elf blood from spreading to future generations, but she grows out of it.

     Shan'naal 
Chirinide's blade (i.e. protector/bodyguard) who travels with her wherever she goes. Somewhat more playful and cheerful than Chirinide he still demonstrates a strong devotion towards her and is quick to defend her against anyone he feels might have slighted her. Kyo'nne has an extremely obvious crush on him.He first appears in Chapter 10.

  • Accidental Pervert: According to a chibi Word of God says is canon, in his concern for Chirinide, he ends up squeezing his hands... while they are holding on to Ky'ovarde.
  • Big Damn Kiss: With Chiri'nde in Chapter 49. Anahid approves.
  • Bishōnen: Becomes more prominent after the timeskip.
  • Conflicting Loyalty: He was torn between his duty to the clan and to Chiri. He chose the latter.
  • Determinator: Even Yuh'le seems surprised at his tenacity.
  • Facial Markings: Word of God says that the mark on his forehead represents how he shields Chiri and that's why it's larger and bolder.
  • Knight Templar: More mellow than Chiri, which isn't saying much, but he's still one of these, best demonstrated here. Much less evident after the timeskip, see To Be Lawful or Good.
  • Let's Split Up, Gang: In chapter 49 reluctantly agrees to go with Kyo'varde to search for Kousei. Unfortunately, Chiri and the rest are almost immediately attacked by Yuh'le.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Both in-universe and out.
  • Multicolored Hair: Has black hair at the front and his bangs but the back of his hair is kept blond or white. After the timeskip he ditches the black parts and is just a light blond now.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue Oni to Chiri's Red.
  • To Be Lawful or Good: His meeting of Kyo'nne challenged his perceptions of the Lath people. As his life continued on, he has continued to experience conflict between what he has been taught is right, and what he feels is right. This conflict only continues to grow more strenuous with the cruel orders he has been given lately. In Chapter 42, a Judicator orders him to kill commoners that are getting in the way of one of the Kyorl's projects. He obeys, but he ends up regretting this and hopes that Chirinide will choose differently.
  • Use Your Head: When Chiri is attacked by Yuh'le, Shan keeps fighting even after she breaks both of his wrists and eventually resorts to headbutting her.

    Valla'drielle 
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The headmistress of the drowussu section of Orthorbbae. First appears in chapter 10. As of Chapter 42, becomes the new Ill'haress of the Kyorl after Shimi'lande is assassinated.

  • Accomplice by Inaction: Kousei accuses her of not only being well aware of The Purge of the Judicators by the Nidraa'chal, but allowing it so that they would be unable to make her a Puppet Queen as they did her predecessors.
  • All There in the Manual: Stated in early character material to be Shimi'lande's sister, but it's not certain if this is still canon. Word of God on the subject is he doesn't think it matters at this point.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Introduced as a teacher for the Kyorl in Chapter 10. Reappears in Chapter 42 where she was appointed Ill'haress over Shimi'lande's chosen successor Anahid.
  • Cleavage Window: As of Chapter 42, her new outfits as clan Ill'haress sport these.
  • Cruel Mercy: At the end of chapter 49, Is subjected to this by Minka, one of the surviving Dutan'vir who was rescued from the pyre by Chiri'nde's actions and the peaceful Kyorl protest led by Anahid. When he's got her in a Neck Lift and pinned to the wall, rather than take righteous vengeance, he echoes Anahid's words and sermon, and drops her to go crawl away and fade away in ignominy. In return, she throws away any sympathy/brownie points she earned for her actions just two pages previously by spitting Fantastic Racism at him.
  • Disability Superpower: It's said that her third eye is a gift from Sharess herself to make up for her being born blind.
  • Disappointed In You: In Chapter 49, when Chirinide suggests a way to mend the clan schism by talking with Shimi'lande's chosen successor Anahid, she expresses disappointment that Chirinide isn't as obedient as she once was as a child, and puts her under house arrest.
  • Due to the Dead: Gives one to the Kyorl who died when the Dutan'vir destroyed the bridge to their ancestral home and they couldn't get out in time.
  • Eyes Always Shut: At least two out of three of them are.
  • Eye Motifs: Her new outfit in Chapter 49 has eye patterns all over it to match her Third Eye, as a reference to "see" through people's souls, and to symbolize her "sight" on the clan's "true path".
  • Facial Markings: She lacks the nine-eyed Sharess symbol that is usually reserved for clan Ill'haresses. While humorously stated by Word of God that her third eye would make it difficult to get one, story-wise it serves as an indicator that she is not the Ill'haress that Shimi'lande appointed as her successor.
  • Fake King: While not evil, after becoming Ill'haress she made the clan schism even worse by being an even more rigid Knight Templar and ordering the deaths of all Dutan'vir-blooded survivors because they are seen threat to the clan's unity. When Chirinide suggests a way to mend the schism, she puts her under house arrest. And recently, in Chapter 49 it's revealed that she secretly made a deal with Snadhya'rune, the Nidraa'chal's Ill'haress, to kill all the Judicators so she can rule her clan without being manipulated from behind the scenes. However, that plan failed when Kousei, a Judicator, survives thanks to the intervention of Kyo'varde, Shan'naal, and Lysire'indis. The schism under her rule gets so bad that after they are attacked by Yuh'le, a Nidraa'chal empath, Chirinide (who at that point knows how much of a threat the Nidraa'chal poses) and her fellow Seers decide enough is enough and tell her to abdicate to make way for Anahid, Shimi'lande's chosen successor and the clan's true Ill'haress. Which she does without struggle.
  • Fantastic Racism: She is so utterly convinced that the Dutan'vir are "impure filth" that she'd rather literally die than be touched by one.
  • In the Hood: She's always seen wearing a hood, both as a teacher in Chapter 10, and in Chapters 42 and 49 when she was chosen to be Shimi'lande's "successor" as clan Ill'haress.
  • Knight Templar: The reason Kyuusei and his co-conspirators were so eager to replace Shimi'lande and Shimi'lande's intended successor with her. Fearing that the surviving Dutan'vir pose a threat to their unity, especially when a group of them retake their old territory, she and her backers decide to subjugate them to The Purge. When another Kyorl recommends starving them into submission, she claims them to be lost beyond redemption and orders them all to be wiped out.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: In chapter 49 she decides to Abdicate the Throne to Anahid rather than further fracture the clan and once she sees the people are on Anahid's side, not hers.
  • Oh Crap!: At the end of Chapter 49, she happens to meet Minka Dutan'vir again after she tried to have him publicly executed. Once she sees him, she tries fleeing for her life, only for him to catch up and attempt to kill her in revenge.
  • Overly Nervous Flop Sweat: As she continues to lose support and is called out on her crimes, she starts showing visible signs of sweat.
  • Puppet King: Played with. Considering the fact that she used to be a teacher, her being used as Shimi'lande's replacement instead of her chosen successor makes things worse for the clan. Specifically, her Knight Templar beliefs are coherent with those like Kyuusei, which would make her the Judicators' "puppet" and play right into their schemes to enforce order, such as committing clan genocide against the surviving Dutan'vir in Chapter 49. Towards the end, however, she sells the Judicators out to the Nidra'chaal, who murder them, while she turns a blind eye (no pun intended) so she will never be used as a figurehead like her predecessors were. Which is something that Kousei, the last surviving Judicator, later calls her out on, specifically pointing out that she's too old and has been through too much to simply allow herself to be used like that.
  • Rapunzel Hair: As shown on this page but after becoming an Ill'haress she has put her hair up in a manner similar to Shimi'lande.
  • Secret Stab Wound: Just before she abdicates, she reveals that the reason she's holding her stomach and sweating is that she was stabbed in the stomach repeatedly during the "puppeteer incident", and has been hiding it.
  • Simple Staff: In Chapter 49 she started carrying a white walking stick, to signify her age and use as a walking aid to compensate for being stabbed multiple times during the "puppeteer incident".
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: Though gold is not an uncommon eye color for drowussu, her third eye notably has gold sclera, or "whites" of the eyes.
  • Third Eye: She has a third eye on her forehead that is said to be able to see through stone, flesh, and soul.
  • Unexpected Successor: In Chapter 42 she is the pick for the new Ill'haress, in place of Shimi'lande's chosen successor Anahid, who was (at the time) still on the surface where she's being trained by the Order of Serenity.
  • Unwitting Pawn: In a way she ends up being used by the Nidraa'chal herself the moment she made a deal with them to "purge" (i.e. kill off) the Judicators in a attempted bid to rule her clan without being a figurehead. Snadhya'rune was counting on Valla'drielle's Knight Templar beliefs to make her appear unpopular with the people, so she had her empaths support Anahid, Shimi'lande's successor, in her claim to power just to give an extra nudge to Valla'drielle's fall. Kousei later calls her out on this trope, saying that she's far too old, perceptive, and experienced to let herself be strung around like someone else's puppet.
    Kousei: "My brothers [the Judicators] wanted you as their new puppet, and their machinations worked up to a point. You became their figurehead, but you knew their designs - you were too smart, too quick, too old to be fooled like the other Holy Mothers before you. Their plans backfired. You did not kill them. No, you just closed that eye of yours and let them die."
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: She claims she was trying to do good and genuinely believed she was acting with the clan's best interests in mind, but abdicates to Anahid when the Kyorl get fed up with her methods and the majority are shown to support Anahid.
  • You! Exclamation: How she reacts to Chirinide's presence when she and her fellow Seers manage to escape house arrest.
  • 0% Approval Rating: Her actions with the Dutan'vir and her fanatical Knight Templar beliefs drove many to side with Anahid. By the end of Chapter 49, she loses any remaining sympathy points she earned for her peaceful abdication by spouting a racial insult at Minka Dutan'vir, who just spared her life.

    Anahid 
A Holy Mother-in-training and Shimi'lande's chosen successor. She appears in Chapter 49 and becomes the official Holy Mother after Valla'drielle abdicates. Her concept art can be found here.

  • All-Loving Hero: Unusually for a drow(ssu), Anahid is incredibly compassionate and forgiving, even towards those who think they don't deserve it. A rare trait among the normally ruthless and fanatical Kyorls.
  • All There in the Manual: According to her concept art, she walks by tiptoeing, and beneath her graceful and serene demeanor she's a messy sleeper, an avid reader of, um... "educative" books, and she's very "floppy" (i.e. she tends to trip and fall down a lot).
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She's a kindhearted Wide-Eyed Idealist, but she knows more than she lets on. She knew the story of what happened to Petri'cho and uses that knowledge to put Tab'irrie (aka the person responsible for Petri'cho's wrongful conviction and Un-Person status) in his place. What made it awesome, though, is that when Tab'irrie accused her of being a heretic for declaring that being tainted is not a sin, she revealed his actions in a way that showed he couldn't accuse someone of sinning without admitting his own sins.
  • Big Damn Heroes: She rushes in to interfere with the public executions of Kyo'varde and Minka Dutan'vir... ''accompanied by a large, singing crowd.
  • Character Development: Over the course of chapter 49 goes from a naive and sheltered young woman to the true Holy Mother who shows just why the post was rightfully hers to begin with, and even sees right through Snadhya'rune of all people.
  • Color Motifs: Anahid initially starts off wearing white for most of the chapter as a symbol of her purity and Wide-Eyed Idealist tendencies. After becoming Ill'haress, her white outfit is colored with bits of black to show that while she's still pure-hearted, she has developed the wisdom and maturity needed to lead the clan.
  • Covert Pervert: In her concept art, it is said that she has a huge collection of "educative" books, including one that is about "passion and devotion". No points for guessing what the topic is about...
  • Crush Blush: Her reaction to Kahru rushing to defend her from Eclavdiira's attack.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Both her hair and eyes are a pale purple.
  • Death Glare: Gives one to Tab'irrie as she outs him as the one responsible for Petri'cho's wrongful Un-Person fate and letting Shimi'lande's final messages be lost forever.
  • The Empath: Implied to be the case, as she seems to know more about people than is considered possible. It's also implied that she foresaw Chiri and Shan's Big Damn Kiss, which later came true. Snadhya'rune later analyzes her power for herself, with the comic depicting it with the same lines usually used to represent empathy, with Word of God saying it was intentionally drawn in such a way to resemble Yuh'le's. Snahya's comments (and penchant towards those with unique abilities) suggest it's not regular empathy either.
  • Facial Markings: Noticeably lacks this, which Chiri immediately points out. Apparently it means she hasn't been formally indoctrinated into the clan. Presumably it was so she could formally take the Ill'haress marking once she officially gained the post, which she does at the end of chapter 49, showing the mark.
  • Funsize: One commentator in-universe remarked on how small she was.
  • Hand-Hiding Sleeves: Her sleeves are so long that they often go past her hands. Not so much anymore after she becomes Ill'haress.
  • 100% Adoration Rating: Her forgiving and compassionate nature gains her a lot of supporters, especially when she forgave a Warden for being tainted and prevented others from making her commit suicide. Many Kyorl, who regretted their participation in the genocide of Dutan'vir-descended survivors and the killing of commoners to make way for the construction of a fortress wall joined Anahid's side because 1) she allowed them to question the orders they were given and decide for themselves, which was unheard of in a Holy Mother, and 2) they were able to achieve personal closure with their actions by receiving forgiveness.
  • In the Hood: Wears a veil that somewhat resembles a nun's habit. She ditches it after becoming Ill'haress.
  • Messy Hair: Part of her being a "messy sleeper" (as stated in her concept art) is that she lets her hair loose and wild while she sleeps, in contrast to her normally well-groomed appearance.
  • Naïve Newcomer: Admits to having never been to Chel at all. She learns quickly what it's like and how to survive there, but still shows a certain level of this. For instance she even lets three tainted Nidra'chaal empaths aid her supporters in their peaceful protest. However, she sees right though Snadhya'rune's friendly facade and after "seeing" her sins, she rejects her offer of collaboration with the Nidraa'chal.
  • Prophet Eyes: When she uses her ability, her eyes turn paler than usual with her red pupils turning white.
  • Shipper on Deck: Seems to be one for Chrinide and Shan'naal. Chirinide was not amused. It's taken Up to Eleven in this gag comic here. Eventually she gets her way and smiles up approvingly at their Big Damn Kiss.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: Anahid is cheerful, gracious, compassionate, demure and proper. She's also an incredibly powerful empath and Seer who can read people's sins, will not hesitate to undermine and decimate those who oppose her, and rejects Snadhya'rune's offers of negotiation.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Snadhya'rune helped Anahid come to power in hopes that she would support the Nidraa'chal out of gratitude, thus giving Snadhya'rune a powerful army and Seers to use and manipulate in her plans for world domination. This backfires when Anahid, a Seer herself, sees right through her intentions and rejects her.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: When brought to the Underworld, she shows a great deal of idealism in contrast to the normally Knight Templar attitude of the clan, and is rather naive to the ruthless cutthroat nature of the Underworld. She's not so much this anymore by the time she becomes Ill'haress.
  • Woman in White: Even among the other Kyorl, who all wear white to some degree, she's completely decked in white, and her skin is even paler than a normal drowussu. After she becomes Ill'haress, she starts wearing bits of black in her outfit.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: A very pale purple.

     Tir'ade 
A young templar, he accompanies Chiri and Shan'naal into Chel, and winds up tainted during an attempt to seal a Nether Gate. He has since run away and is now with the Maeyukir Sarghress. He first appears in Chapter 10.

    Yuh'le* 
See this character's entry under on Drowtales The Nidraa Chal.

    Order of the Holy Eye 
A moderate Order made up of female Seers and their Templar protectors. Candidates for clan Ill'haress are chosen from this order.

Yakuise

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A girl of Shimi'lande's adopted lineage, she lives in the basement of the Sharen fortress. First appears in Chapter 31 and then shows up again in chapter 42 after Shimi'lande is assassinated.

  • Basement-Dweller: By virtue of literally being in the Sharen's basement, and also fits in that most of the Sharen, especially Zala'ess, don't like her being there but let her stick around mostly to keep the Kyorl happy)
  • Big Eyes Little Eyes: Her eyes are drawn noticeably large in comparison with the rest of her face, possibly to denote her as an ingenue-type figure. Word of God also says that she's small for a Ssunote .
  • Break the Cutie: The news of Shimi'lande's death in Chapter 42 was this for her, as she was seen sobbing heavily when Chirinide finds her. By the time Chapter 49 rolled around, she seems to have done a lot of grieving as she appeared with red eyes and reddened cheeks, a sign of excessive crying.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: First appears in Chapter 31, where she talks to Chrys'tel about what really happened to Chrys'tel's grandmother Empress Diva'ratrika. She is given an expanded role in Chapter 49, helping her fellow Seers free Chirinide from house arrest, and helping Chirinide kill Yuh'le, a Nidraa'chal empath.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Mostly, since her eyes and hair are slightly different shades of gray.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: In Chapter 49 she's revealed to have an Earth affinity which she uses to try stop Yuhle from using her empathy to kill the seers. It didn't work, however and she's quickly brought to the floor.
  • Funsize: She has to be this when standing if she is even smaller than most of the already normally small drowussu.
  • Girls Love Stuffed Animals: If her room is anything to go buy, she loves plushies.
  • Gray Eyes
  • Mis-blamed: In-universe, Zala'ess blames her for the original Vy'chriel's refusal to get tainted, but Yakuise says she had nothing to do with it.
  • Proper Lady
  • Seer: And it's implied that this is how she knew Chrys'tel was looking for Valerian tea to help her sleep.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: Everything about her appearance screams this trope; as the Kyorl'solenurn are heavily inspired by Japanese culture and dress. Her speech, decorum and willingness to move away from her family home into that of a foreign clan, suggest that fulfilling her duty is the most important thing to her, much like a traditional yamato nadeshiko. She even offers Chrys'tel tea sitting in the seiza style, by kneeling with her legs folded and with her buttocks resting on her heels.
    • Silk Hiding Steel: By implication, since she's lived as long as she has in the Sharen's basement, essentially the middle of the hornet's nest as far as tainted go. The only thing more badass would be living amongst the Vloz'ress.
  • Unwilling Pawn: For Kyuusei's schemes. Its implied that she knows the truth about Shimi'lande's death, but is forced to go along with the Judicator's choice of new Ill'haress anyway.

Taisei

Yakuise's blade aka protector. He used to live with her in the basement of the Sharen fortress. He appeared in Chapter 31.

  • Bishōnen
  • Meaningful Name: Taisei is a masculine Japanese name that when spelled with certain kanji, means "order" or "structure", which fits the Kyorl's militaristic organization and Japanese culture influences.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Not seen on panel again after his initial appearance in Chapter 31. Presumably he was simply off-screen in Chapter 42, since the first scene where the seers meet over Shimi'lande's death was explicitly said to not include the seers' blades (aka their bodyguards).

Chime*note 

Chime is one of Shimi'lande's adopted daughters, and much like her other adoptees, seems to share her talent to see the past and future. Appears in Chapters 42 and 49. Her concept artnote  can be found here.

  • Blue Is Heroic / True Blue Femininity: Her outfit is predominately dark blue with gold trim. She was responsible for ruining Kyuusei's plans by revealing his treachery to Kousei, who then had his Order personally execute him for his crimes.
  • Facial Markings: The "third eye" on her forehead that marks her as a Seer.
  • Happily Adopted: As one of Shimi'lande's many adopted children.
  • Hime Cut
  • Meaningful Name: Her name is taken from the wind chimes, which in Asian cultures were used to drive away birds and evil spirits. Which makes sense because she helped Kousei's Order expose Kyuusei as the mastermind behind Shimi'lande's murder in Chapter 42.
  • Revenge: The end of Chapter 42 strongly suggests that this was her motive in exposing Kyuusei as the one responsible for Shimi'lande's murder all along.
  • Seers: Of a sort. She is really The Empath, and her empathy is stated by Word of God to be a rare and often misinterpreted form that allows her to experience the senses and future plans of other fae as if they were her own.
  • Shy Blue-Haired Girl: She doesn't speak a single word on panel. In Chapter 49, she finally gets a speaking role, but is still rather laconic.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: As seen above she doesn't say a word on panel, only calmly nodding in agreement in the Judicators' assembly but it is strongly implied that she had her own agenda for publically towing Kyuusei's line; as she is seen with Kousei shortly after he has Ky'ovarde kill Kyuusei.
  • The Stool Pigeon: To Kyuusei, of the "Whistleblower Wilma" type. If she hadn't told Kousei, then the anti-Dutan'vir purge would've happened early, and Shimi'lande's murderer would walk around free.
  • Spanner in the Works: The end of Chapter 42 heavily implies that she was the one who clued in Kousei about Kyuusei's treachery. In Chapter 49, she does it again by helping the other Seers free Chirinide from house arrest.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: A pale turquoise, just like Shimi'lande.

Merril'lin*note 

A young and rather eccentric seer. She is not present with the other seers at the Judicator gathering in Chapter 42. This is initially dismissed as part of her quirks, but later on her actual whereabouts prove to be beneficial in messing up Kyuusei's plans. Reappears in Chapter 49, among the many seers expressing doubts as to the Holy Mother's actions. Her concept art can be found here.

  • Ambiguous Disorder: Merril'lin is extremely odd, to say the least. One character even refers to her as a retarded kid. Word of God suggests it to be a side effect of her otherwise traumatic visions.
  • Catch Phrase: "Uwah!"
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: She is described as a prankster, detached from worldly concerns. When involved in a very dangerous situation, she casually walks in, introduces herself, and tells a torture victim that she's there to help, right in front of the torturer.
  • Creepy Child: She gives a dramatic warning about everyone dying with a creepy smile on her face. One of the people she gives her warning to proceeds to describe her as one.
  • Eyes Always Shut: Most of the time.
  • "Open!" Says Me: Does this in chapter 49. Subverted in that the door was already opened, but she decides to do it anyway.
  • The Prankster: She likes to go about causing mischief.
  • Seers: She is one of the Kyorl'solenurn's seers. Unlike Chirinide, even though this exposes her to a lot of suffering, it doesn't seem to affect her perpetually cheery mood much. She is really The Empath, and her empathy is stated by Word of God to be a rare and often misinterpreted form that allows her to experience the senses and future plans of other fae as if they were her own.
    • In chapter 49 it's implied she foresaw Chirinide's desperate need to use the fire that was used for a public execution in order to stop Yuh'le, so she went to try break the window that happened to be near it.
  • Spanner in the Works: Her interference in Chapter 42 prevents Petri'cho from dying under torture, though it winds up not being a complete example since Kyuusei just has Petri'cho tainted, which is essentially A Fate Worse Than Death for a Kyorl, one that relegates her to being an Unperson in the clan's eyes. In Chapter 49 she becomes one for Valla'drielle as she was able to rally the clan Seers together to help free Chirinide from house arrest.
  • Wild Card: Her tendency to just do whatever she feels like makes her a potential hazard for those with Evil Plans.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Light purple hair.

Desmonde

A Kyorl'solenurn inquisitor from the Order Of The Holy Eye. First seen in Chapters 12 and 13. She is sent by Shimi'lande to monitor the heretic hunting party led by Ky'ovarde against the Vloz'ress so she wouldn't involve innocents in the hunt for Sene'kha. It's also been implied that she might be Kaito's sister, which would make her a former Dutan'vir, but this has not been confirmed on-page.

  • Author Avatar: She is an avatar for Kite, the co-creator of Drow Tales)
  • Because You Stood Up For Me: Possibly the source of her crush on Sang'oro.
  • Blade on a Stick: Carries a naginata, a Japanese bladed spear.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Her fight with Ni'bai Vloz'ress. It didn't end well for her, though she got better.
  • Crush Blush: She blushes in front of Sang'oro after he verbally defends her from Kyo'varde and Mili'ani.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: Subverted. It looked like she was killed during her fight with Ni'bai, but later chapters showed her to be alive and well.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: She and Kaito actually appear in the prologue, standing in front of the pillar in the first panel.
  • The Empath: As an Inquisitor she's this by default, though she's an exception to the rule that most Inquisitors wear as little clothing as possible and mainly fill support roles.
  • Ignored Epiphany: Doesn't believe Ni'bai when told the truth about the Nidraa'chal War.
  • Only Sane Woman: As a member of Kyo'varde's hunting party.
  • Shy Blue-Haired Girl: And the fact that she has dark blue hair when most drowussu tend towards paler shades suggests that she may have some drowolath in her bloodline somewhere.

    Kyuusei and the Order of Purity 

Kyuusei

The Judicator of the Order of Purity. He first appeared in a speaking role during the Prologue, but his first appearance in Chapter 42 where he and his fellow Judicators are involved in a racial conspiracy with plans to keep their people "pure" of all imperfections, including wiping out those Kyorl who are former members of other clans.

  • Asshole Victim: You know you fucked up when the first thing your people do upon hearing news of your death is to celebrate by holding a drinking party.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He pretends to be devoted to Shimi'lande, but in actuality, he and his allies are just using her image and martyrdom to further their own political agenda.
  • Blonde Guys Are Evil: Was responsible for Shimi'lande's assassination and Petri'cho's tainting and exile. He was also the mastermind behind the attempted purging of all Dutan'vir-blooded Kyorl, though Kousei and his Order nipped that in the bud (at least temporarily).
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Though he didn't appear in person (at least initially), Kyuusei actually narrates some of the Prologue, and first appears in person in Chapter 18. He then plays a critical role in Chapter 42.
  • Complexity Addiction: The Coup and his Evil Plan to reinforce the Kyorl clan's unity hinges on far too many variables. One of his co-conspirators Lampshades just how easily their scheme could unravel and even backfire. Another one of his allies has faith in the Blind Obedience of the Kyorl, but sure enough, he overestimates it.
  • Dark Secret: He is, like most of the Judicators, actually a Light Elf.
  • Destination Defenestration: He gets thrown out a window by Ky'ovarde, but it's not the fall that killed him. He dies from falling onto a stone sculpture that represents The Purge, in addition to being stabbed. To quote Re'van, "He tripped."
  • Dies Wide Open His eyes are seen open and partially rolled back after his death.
  • Evil Chancellor: He is one of the Judicators and is responsible for a coup in Chapter 42. It is also hinted that he had Shimi'lande assassinated towards this end.
  • False Friend: Ends up as this to Cas'nihlus and he was also this in reality to Shimi'lande in hindsight; in the Pre-timeskip Chapter 18, he was one of the few Judicators who advocated for keeping Shimi'lande as Ill'haress despite the others complaining that they needed a more aggressive approach to current Kyorl policy. After the fifteen year timeskip he clearly changed his tune.
  • He Knows Too Much: It is hinted that he was the mastermind behind Shimi'lande's murder. He worries that Shimi'lande's attendant, Petri'cho, might have seen too much and tried to manipulate a third party; Kousei, into killing her. Thanks to Merril'lin's intervention, she survives, so he has Petri'cho tainted and thrown out of the Kyorl sector of the city to discredit her.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: One of his co-conspirators Lampshades how doing so much harm to their own people for the sake of unity is bound to come back to bite them. Sure enough, not only does his plan fail to reinforce the Kyorl clan's unity, it results in a schism instead. Then his attempts to use Kousei as his Unwitting Pawn backfire when Kousei catches on to his Evil Plan and has him killed.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Not by swords, mind you, but by falling onto a statue that resembled fires of The Purge. Said statue also had very sharp, pointy bits.
  • Karma Houdini: Averted and Word of God is he specifically added the pages of Ky'ovarde stabbing him and then throwing his body onto the rocks below because otherwise the readers would have felt cheated if he had got away with his Evil Plan.
    • Karmic Death: Gets killed not only by one of the people he intended to use as an Unwitting Pawn, but also gets impaled by a stone sculpture in the courtyard that represents the fires of a purge, the very same sort of purge he intended to subject all the Dutan'vir-descended members of the clan to.
  • Kick the Dog: He planned to have Shimi'lande's attendant, Petri'cho, killed by a third party. Thanks to the meddling of one of the clan Seers, she survives, but Word of God says that he has an indirect hand in getting her tainted, allowing him to have her kicked out of the clan. He also tries to wipe out the Dutan'vir portion of the clan, since he believes that they are less loyal than native-born Kyorl.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Cas'nihlus isn't exactly the nicest individual, but the completely callous way Kyuusei abandons him is definitely this.
  • Killed Mid-Sentence: "It's a mistake! You need m-" *splat*
  • Light Is Not Good: He resembles the typical blonde-haired elf depicted in fantasy fiction, and he wears white and gold Judicator robes. Also has the most negatives and villainous tropes listed under his name.
  • The Man Behind the Man: He masterminds The Coup in Chapter 42, which results in a schism in the Kyorl clan.
  • Multicolored Hair: The upper parts of his hair are blond, but the lower parts seem to be either a lighter shade or white.
  • Pure Is Not Good: Again, he heads The Order of Purity. Now check how many negative and villainous tropes he has listed.
  • The Purge: He tries to get rid of the Dutan'vir, since he believes that they are less loyal than native-born Kyorl. This fails when a native-born Kyorl rescues the imprisoned Dutan'vir-blooded Kyorl from being purged.
  • Running Gag: Ever since this gag comic, it has become common for fans to refer to his Karmic Death via being thrown out the window as "He tripped". Even Word of God joined in on the fun by making this page, where his death was referred to as "He tripped in the staircase".
  • Smug Snake: He has a great deal of confidence in his Evil Plan, even though his own allies point out that it is too complex and bound to fall apart.
  • Snipe Hunt: He tries to send Kousei out on a hunt after Kiel'ndia, his scapegoat for Shimi'lande's murder, to get Kousei out of the way. But before he can do this, Kousei figures out the truth and has Ky'ovarde kill him.
  • This Cannot Be!: Basically his reaction to having his plans fall apart and being permanently disposed of by the Order of his fellow Judicator Kousei in one fell swoop. He even included a Big "NO!".
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He believes himself to be doing what is necessary for the survival of his people. Far too many of the Light elves and their Drowussu children have fallen prey to drowolath, either ending up as slaves, killed, or assimilated into their culture. His Evil Plan seeks to reinforce their unity, their strongest advantage against the drowolath. Yet the means by which he is doing so are inexcusable and liable to backfire.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: He allows Cas'nihlus to be captured by his enemies as a disposable pawn, so that he can have an excuse to purge the Kyorl clan of those of Dutan'vir descent.
  • You Monster!: One of his co-conspirators calls him a "sly bastard" upon learning that he indirectly had Petri'cho tainted to discredit and exile her, which under the Kyorl belief system effectively damns her soul for eternity. He responds by saying that it is a Crapsack World, and that sometimes, sacrifices must be made for the sake of unity.

Belph'aegor*note 

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A Holy Lance and member of the Order of Purity who questions the decision of the Judicators to appoint a new Ill'haress over Shimi'lande's chosen successor. He appears in Chapter 42. His concept art can be found here.

  • Bishōnen
  • Blow You Away: Possesses Air-based foci that allow him to do this.
  • Friendship Moment: Provides a beautiful example of this towards his Dutan'vir friends.
  • Just Following Orders: Nope, completely averted.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Possesses these as an indication of his noble and heroic character.
  • Ironic Name / Meaningful Name: His name is spelled similarly to Belphegor, the demon of sloth. However, he was one of the few Kyorl who questioned the Judicators' decisions in choosing Valla'drielle instead of Shimi'lande's chosen successor and was the one responsible for freeing imprisoned Dutan'vir-blooded Kyorl from the fate of being purged for their racial impurity.
  • The Paragon: A perfect example of the ideal Kyorl'solenurn male warrior.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right: Despite Kyuusei's belief that drowussu will follow orders no matter what, Belph'aegor frees his part-Dutan'vir friends from the dungeons where they are waiting to be purged.
  • Spanner in the Works: For Kyuusei's plans.

Kale'shido*note 

A male Templar for the defunct as of Chapter 42 Order of Purity. Reappears in Chapter 49, in the company of Snadhya'rune. His concept art can be found here and here.

  • Anti-Villain: One of the most pleasant Nidra'chaal agents seen. His appearances seem to imply he feels trapped into serving Snadya'rune, even as he questions himself for doing so.
  • Break the Cutie: Recent concept art of him for Chapter 49 shows that the death of his Judicator shook him greatly even though said Judicator attempted to Kick the Dog by purging half the clan of those who bore Dutan'vir blood. It's to the point where he pulls a Face–Heel Turn by joining the Nidraa'chal and becoming Snadhya'rune's follower, though he questions himself on this decision.
  • Carry a Big Stick: Wields a spiked club.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Has a Earth affnity.
  • Face–Heel Turn: (See Break the Cutie above) Due to having his religious faith soundly broken, he ends up joining the Nidraa'chal and becoming Snadhya'rune's follower.
  • House Husband: Wants to be one, as shown in his concept art.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: He wants to be a House Husband and raise a family of his own; his job however prevents him from pursuing this lifestyle.
  • In the Hood: His templar outfit has a hood, and he's shown wearing it in his concept art.
  • Nice Guy: Definitely one of the more nicer characterse people have seen in-comic, even if he did become a Nidraa'chal agent.
    • Non-Action Guy: Hates hurting people, as is also shown in his concept art.
  • Unexpected Character: Appears unexpectedly with Larv'ova in Chapter 44 at the Felde peace gathering. It's not hard to infer that he may have wound up there after Kyuusei died.
    • He later appears again (surprise!) in Chapter 49 chatting with Valla'drielle and Snaydha'rune, leader of the Nidraa'chal.

Zewryel*note 

A fencing instructor who appears in Chapter 42. He is responsible for training Chirinide and is also a cleanliness fanatic. His concept art can be found here.

  • Blow You Away: Possesses Air foci.
  • Covert Pervert: Enjoys overpowering drowlath females, according to his concept art.
  • Effeminate Misogynistic Guy: Though not as effeminate as some drow, he definitely comes across as this due to his love of overpowering drowolath females.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Like most wealthy drow males.
  • Neat Freak: To the point that any sight of dirt offends him; when Shan'naal and his colleague arrive from a mission bloodied, his response is to cover his nose and comment to Chirinide about how "filthy those boys are".
  • The Unsmile: Has what's called a "creepy frog smile" in his concept art.

    Kousei and the Order of the Twin Eyes 

Kousei

The Judicator of the Order of the Twin Eyes. First appearing in Chapter 13 as the overseer of the execution of Senekha Vloz'ress, he later plays an important role in Chapter 42 investigating Shimi'lande's murder.

  • Chekhov's Gunman: He first appears during Senekha's execution. His order plays another role in Chapter 42, acting as Kyuusei's Unwitting Pawn, but also investigating Kyuusei's Evil Plan.
  • Due to the Dead: Gives Kyuusei a farewell salute after Ky'ovarde kills him on Kousei's orders.
  • Eye Scream: After Yuh'le is brought back as an Inquisitor, she attacks and kills most of Kousei's Order. When he is found, he is shown to have survived, but at the cost of an eye.
  • The Faceless: So far he's the only Judicator whose face has not been seen. As such it's not entirely certain if he's a Light Elf or a drowussu. He finally gets revealed to be a drowussu here.
  • In the Hood: Wears a hood in addition to the Judicator's traditional face covering
  • Knight Templar: His order is particularly fanatical and murderous. On the other hand, this also means that he is one of the few Judicators to be genuinely loyal to Shimi'lande.
  • Modest Royalty: Unlike his fellow Judicators who wear fancy white robes with bits of gold, he wears a rather plain outfit of black and white. This later outs him as the good guy in Chapter 42 while at the same time his peers are shown to be well-intentioned yet morally corrupt.
  • Not Quite Dead: Most members of his Order were attacked and killed by Yuh'le. Only Kousei survives through sheer force of will.
  • Rain of Blood: How he was found after a surprise attack on the Order of the Twin Eyes' headquarters, after Shan'naal feels his blood dripping on his head. Fortunately, he turned out to be Not Quite Dead.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Despite his Order being known as one of the more fanatical ones, Kousei was revealed to be the only Judicator who is truly loyal to Shimi'lande. His fanaticism drove him to find the truth behind Shimi'lande's murder, and when he does find the culprit, Kousei personally has his Order dispose of him. In a truly ironic yet awesome way.
    • In Chapter 49, he persuades Valla'drielle to abdicate and let Anahid, Shimi'lande's true successor, become Ill'haress because it's the right thing to do, and that things have changed to the point where the Kyorls are better off under a more tolerant and kinder leader instead of another fanatical Knight Templar.
  • Red Herring: His Order is infamous for being comprised of fanatics and they do participate in some rather suspicious activity in Chapter 42. All this helps Kyuusei to draw attention away from the real conspiracy. In fact, in spite of them initially being portrayed as antagonistic, his faction is the only one actually seeking out the truth and ends up executing Kyuusei for his betrayal.
  • Sole Survivor: Of the Nidraa'chal's purge of the Judicators.
  • Unwitting Pawn: He is very suspicious of his fellow Judicators and their possible role in Shimi'lande's murder, but much of what he does plays right into Kyuusei's hands. Ironically enough however, in spite of starting out as Kyuusei's Red Herring, he eventually catches on and has Kyuusei killed.
    • Spanner in the Works: To Kyuusei's plans. As of Chapter 49, it's implied the other Judicators tried to have him killed as the result of the events in Chapter 42 by sending Yuhle after his Order, but fortunately he survives.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He's revealed in Chapter 49 to have deep purple hair.

Ky'ovarde*note 

One of the wardens in the Order of The Twin Eyes. She takes her job of demon slaying very seriously. She first appeared in Chapter 12, spearheading the hunt for Sene'kha Vloz'ress. Her concept art for Chapter 42 can be found here.

  • Break the Cutie: It's implied that witnessing the murder of the Ill'haress she used to serve under before the clan's militarization, along with the loss of her Seer abilities, ultimately led to her becoming the fanatical Warden she is today.
  • But Now I Must Go: With the clan's old traditions gone and the election of a kinder and more tolerant Holy Mother, she chooses to leave, out of regret for her past actions and feeling that her Knight Templar beliefs will make her stick out like a sore thumb.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: The murder of her Ill'haress (before the clan's militarization), combined with Eye Scream and the loss of her Seer abilities warped her personality into becoming murderous and fanatical. It's implied that she was somewhat of a Wide-Eyed Idealist before she was betrayed by those who killed her Ill'haress.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: This chibi gag comic revealed that she was once an innocent Seer who had a loving Blade (i.e. bodyguard) and served under an Ill'haress whom she was close to. After the clan's first schism and militarization, an event where she lost an eye and Seer powers, she was traumatized to the point where she became a murderous and fanatic Warden, traits implied to have been encouraged by Kousei, her Judicator.
  • Death Glare: Gives an intense one to the invading Kyorl who are loyal to Valla'drielle after they storm the building belonging to their Order, right after she reveals and opens a nether gate.
  • Depower: She was once a Seer, but her power was taken away. At the end of the chapter, Anahid offers her a way to restore her lost power, and she pauses as if considering it, but ultimately refuses.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: According to her Chapter 42 concept art, she once burnt someone at the stake for making fun of her depth perception (or lack thereof).
  • The Empath: She was once one of the Kyorl's Seers, though she is one no longer. Anahid offers to help restore her lost power, and she seems to consider it.
  • Eyepatch of Power: She keeps one eye blocked, and in chapter 49 lifts it to showher destroyed eye and forehead marking, when she reveals that she is a former Seer.
  • Eye Scream: When she finally pulls up her eyepatch to show her left eye, it's implied that the eye socket is completely empty.
  • Fiery Red Head: More orange in shade, but still fits the trope.
  • Jerkass: Early chapters portrayed her as more hard-lined than other Kyorl. In Chapter 12, she pressured Ae'theriss, an Inquisitor, to the point of giving her emotional shock, and gave Desmonde the cold shoulder. Though she does have redeeming qualities, her "purge first, ask questions later" line of thought is to a degree that she is willing to attack civilians and neutral territory in order to root out the Vloz'ress and any other heretics.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: In Chapter 42 she suspects that Shimi'lande's assassination is part of some larger scheme designed to use the Kyorls as pawns, and all indicators point to her being right. The Jerkass still applies since she carries out her investigation with her usual level of tact and civility She later stabs Kyuusei after she and Kousei correctly guess that they're being used.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: According to Anahid, who has some sort of ability to read people, she is a good person underneath her harsh exterior.
  • Kick the Dog: :In Chapter 49, she ends up tainting several Kyorl with nether energy while covering for Kousei's escape. Considering the Kyorl's views on tainted people, this probably led to many committing suicide. One of those tainted during the confrontation crashed Anahid's gathering looking for someone to give her salvation.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Normally, stabbing someone out of the blue and then throwing their body out a window on the rocks below would get you major Kick the Dog points. Not so much when the victim is Kyuusei.
  • Knight Templar: Even among the already fanatical Kyorls, she's one. In Chapter 49, she leaves the clan thinking her fanatical beliefs will corrupt the newly found peace and tolerance the Kyorls have gained under Anahid.
  • Not So Different: Sene'kha points this out when she sees that Ky'ovarde uses demon summoning to fight her and accuses her of being a Hypocrite, but Ky'ovarde justifies it as fighting fire with fire.
  • Off with His Head!:How she executes Senekha in Chapter 13.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: Just watch what she does to Sene'kha and it becomes obvious that the Kyorl do not fool around when it comes to making sure people stay dead.
  • Spontaneous Weapon Creation: She can shape demons into blades. Pre-Retcon, she was able to give them flesh. Post-retcon, they are just nether mana.
  • Unpopular Popular Character: In-universe, characters who aren't in her Order are very suspicious of her, and Ky's actions don't exactly help, but she was popular enough with the fans that someone sponsored her with real money to come back after the timeskip.
  • Wide Eyes and Shrunken Irises: Her eyes have unusually small irises and pupils compared to other Kyorls, which emphasizes her intense and fanatical personality. An overview page detailing the history of the Kyorls showed that her eyes initially had normal-sized irises and pupils.

Lysire'indis*note 

A female Warden and a colleague of Ky'ovarde, she is tasked with finding out the culprit behind Shimi'lande's assassination with the assistance of Ky'ovarde and the rest of her Order. Appears in Chapters 42 and 49. Her concept art can be found here.

  • Blow You Away: She has an Air affinity.
  • Brutal Honesty: Extremely upfront with her opinions, and makes no effort to soften her words.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Is well aware of the Kyorl'solenurn usage of nether gates, and views Shan's objections as extremely naive.
  • Dance Battler: She is stated to fight like she dances.
  • Shipper on Deck: Shown in her concept art shipping Cas/Ky'ovarde.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Subverted. This was what Kyuusei wanted to happen, in order to cover up his own ambitions but in the end the Order of the Twin Eyes figure out his motives and have him killed.

Rafal'za*note 

A defector to the Kyorl'solenurn from the fallen Dutan'vir clan who appears in Chapter 42 acting as the clan's torturer. Reappears in Chapter 49, taking on the role of executioner. Her concept art can be found here and here.

Miner'a*note 

A Warden of the Order of the Twin Eyes. She appears in Chapter 42, where she is helping her Order investigate the truth behind Shimi'lande's murder. Her concept art can be found here.

Mili'ani

A Kyorl'solenurn warden of the Order of Twin Eyes. She is present in Chapter 12 and Chapter 13 where she fights Qui'ja Vloz'ress. Also makes a cameo appearances post Chapter 30 in which it is hinted that she was the warden responsible for Abyte Maeyukir Sarghress' tainting and eventual estrangement from the clan.

Ae'theriss

An Inquisitor for the Order of Twin Eyes. She has a very frail, delicate appearance and needs the support of Ano'toti to get around. First appears in Chapter 12.

  • Blind Folded Vision / Blind Seer: Even provides the page image for the former! Ae'theriss is not actually blind, but needs the blindfold to augment her empathy.
  • The Empath: A given since she's an Inqusitor. She empowers Ano'Toti by giving him the courage to fight Afae Vloz'ress.
  • Forgets to Eat: According to this page.
  • Fragile Flower: Because of (implied) overuse of her empathy, she is frequently in emotional shock, and heavily relies on her fellow Kyorl, especially Ano'toti, for support and protection.
  • Girls Love Cute Animals: Best way to calm her down when she suffers negative side-effects from her powers? Give her a tikk'tikki.
  • Ill Girl:Constant use of her empathy leaves her suffering from emotional shock. Cute animals such as tikk'tikkis seems to effectively calm her down.
  • In the Hood: Not really, but her head is covered in cloth wrappings and blindfolds to augment her empathic visions.
  • Squishy Wizard: She's a powerful empath, but she's physically and emotionally delicate. She can, however, empower her fellow Kyorl to protect and fight for her.
  • Woman in White

Ano'toti

A Crusader for the Order of Twin Eyes. He is paired with Mili'ani when on missions but also provides emotional support for Ae'theriss. First appears in Chapter 12.

Ron'nae

A pureblood drowussu and a male templar for the Order of the Twin Eyes. He appears in Chapter 12, where he and his colleagues fight a group of Vloz'ress led by Sene'kha.

    Cas'nilhus and the Order of Salvation 

Cas'nilhus*note 

The Judicator of the Order of Salvation. Appearing in Chapter 42, he is considered a zealot even by Kyorl standards. Also the father of Tsuris'lok (see the Vloz'ress character sheet for his entry). His concept art can be found here.

  • Anti-Magic: Implied to be this as he specializes in "disrupting"; however we never get to see him actually use it.
  • Being Tortured Makes You Evil: The sponsor of this cameo states that Cas wasn't always so dangerous and fanatical. His paranoid mate at the Dutan'vir clan banished one of their sons, Tsuris'lok, to punish Cas for allegedly scheming against her. After failing to find his son, Cas joined the Kyorl clan, who decided to "cleanse" him. Due to a combination of his empathic powers and his troubled emotional state, the "purification" caused him permanent mental damage and left his temper on a hair-trigger.
  • Berserk Button: Kyorls with Dutan'vir ancestry, due to a general hate of the Dutan'vir. He left them 36 years before the Nidraa'chal War after what was done to his son, and during The Purge of the tainted Dutan'vir after the war he happily participated, including the execution of his own former mate. Ironically, he himself is targeted in another purge in part because of his Dutan'vir ancestry in Chapter 42.
  • Creepy Blue Eyes
  • Dissonant Serenity: He remains chatty and cheerful even as he knows that Chiri is psychically experiencing the results of his tortures, and stays smiling even as they are standing over Shimi'lande's body.
    • He also starts singing one of Kyo'nne's songs as his own torture begins, though this may be part of Too Kinky to Torture.
  • The Empath: Though unlike most empaths who become Nervous Wrecks around people in pain he actually seems to relish the pain of others. His creator explains this as the result of his own "cleansing", see Being Tortured Makes You Evil above.
  • Exhausted Eye Bags: Has these, just to show how unhinged he is.
  • Eye Scream: Did this to a prisoner in his concept art.
  • False Friend: turns out that Kyuusei was this to him.
  • In the Blood: Tsuris'lok inherited his empathy, and apparently some of his mental instability as well, at least the parts that can't be explained entirely by the tainting.
  • Ironic Hell: Enjoys inflicting pain and suffering on others, then gets unceremoniously discarded by Kyuusei and tortured himself.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: He participated in the slaughter of tainted Dutan'vir and personally killed his former mate, a Dutan'vir. When you take into account the story of how Cas became a Kyorl, you get the heavy implication that he killed her in revenge for his son's wrongful banishment.
  • Mask Power: Most Judicators settle for a veil in public, but Cas ups the ante with his stylized mask. Winds up being kind of appropriate since his son also used a mask in the Vloz'ress.
  • Papa Wolf: When Tsuris'lok was banished, he searched everywhere for him. It is implied that the Despair Event Horizon that resulted from his failure to find his son, combined with the Kyorl's, ahem... "cleansing" drove him to insanity, and that he killed his former Dutan'vir mate out of revenge for using his son's banishment to punish him for (falsely) scheming against her.
  • The Scapegoat: He is little more than one of Kyuusei's pawns. Kyuusei allows him to be sacrificed so that he can have an excuse to get rid of the former Dutan'vir within the Kyorl clan.
  • Too Kinky to Torture: The reason why Kyuusei isn't worried about Cas spilling the beans after several suspicious Kyorl capture and start interrogating him.
  • Torture Technician: Believes that atonement, and by extension pain, is the way to salvation. Chiri obviously disagrees.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Readers do not find out about what happened to him after his torture. With Kyuusei dead, we don't know if the other Judicators continued his plans or if Kousei put a stop to it who knows what his fate after Chapter 42 was. However, in light of The Reveal of the Nidraa'chal's purging of the Judicators in Chapter 49, it's possible that he was among those killed by Yuh'le, a Nidraa'chal empath.
  • You Are What You Hate: Like all Kyorls he hates Dutan'vir blood but he is formerly Dutan'vir himself.

    Lioshi and the Order of Serenity 

Lioshi

The Judicator of the Order of Serenity, his outpost is on the surface. First introduced in Chapter 15, he is actually a very ancient Light Elf.

  • Cool Old Guy: Very much so.
  • Elderly Immortal: His noticeably aged appearance is implied to be the result of mana deprivation from living on the surface, since he's probably around the same age as the other Judicators and the rest of them still look relatively young, despite having a few wrinkles here and there.
  • Info Dump: Gives one to Chiri at her request explaining the real reason the Kyorl do what they do.
  • The Obi-Wan: To Chiri and Shan, helping them understand the Kyorl's mission and reassuring Chiri about her Light Elf heritage since he's not only one himself but they all technically are.
  • Only Sane Man: By far the most level-headed Judicator of the bunch seen so far. Given that he runs the Order of Serenity this comes with the territory.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Compared to the other Judicators, and it's implied that one reason he stays on the surface is to avoid the strife caused by his fellows. He's also implied to serve as a sort of refuge, since he turns out to have a former Ill'haress staying with him and Shimi'lande's chosen successor Anahid was trained by him.

Se'tewa

Shi'fe

The 9th elected Ill'haress of the Kyorl, she now lives with Lioshi on the surface.

  • Curtains Match the Window
  • Foreshadowing: Her brief appearance in Chapter 20 foreshadows two later plot points, mainly that the Kyorl change their Ill'haress, and one line in particular where she explains "not all of us [Ill'haresses] die before retirement" becomes very significant after Chapter 42.
  • He Knows Too Much: Presumably the reason she's kept on the surface away from the rest of the Kyorl, since she knows about their Light Elf heritage)
  • Puppet Ill'haress: Implied that this may have been her fate and why she was sent away.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Implied to have been this during her term.

Myou

One of the many drow and light elves imprisoned in the dungeons of Nagyescsed with Faen by the Halme King and Queen. Myou used to work for the Order of Serenity on a Kyorl'solenurn surface outpost before she was captured by Halme raiders. After Ariel and her gang free them, she travels with Chirinide and Shan'naal to reunite Freyja with her family in Chapter 29.

Eve*note 

A female trainee of the Order of Serenity and Anahid's companion. Appears in Chapter 49. Her concept artnote  can be found here.

Raveena*note 

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A female member of the Order of Serenity and Anahid's companion. First appearing in Chapter 49, her concept art can be found here.

     Other Judicators 

Sek'kyou

The Judicator of the Order of Truth and one of Kyuusei's fellow conspirators in his coup d'etat. He first appears in Chapter 18.

  • Blonde Guys Are Evil: Is defenitely this along with Kyuusei, though his hair is such a lighter shade of yellow that it appears white, so White Hair, Black Heart also counts.
  • The Fundamentalist (In pre-timeskip Chapter 18 he is very vocal about spreading the word of tainted purging across the Chel population)
  • Hypocrite: For someone in charge of a group named the Order of Truth, he's involved himself in shady dealings such as supporting Kyuusei's plan to purge all Dutan'vir-blooded Kyorl in order to "purify" their people.
  • Improbable Age: Is surprisingly more youthful looking and less-lined than the rest of the Judicators, despite presumably being as old as the rest of them.
  • Killed Offscreen: By Yuh'le during the Nidraa'chal's purge of the Judicators.
  • Tempting Fate "Have more faith in our grey children (Whilst speaking to Obaja). They know obedience." (In the following panel readers see Belphaegor rescuing his Dutan'vir-blooded comrades from their prison cell.)

Obaja

The Judicator of an as yet unnamed Order, she is notably the only female judicator seen in the Council. She first appears in Chapter 18.

  • Blood Knight: She's hinted to be this. Her first appearance in Chapter 18 has her actively calling for more crusades against the tainted to bolster spirits among Kyorls and she is notably more lined and muscular than the other Judicators, not to mention other female Light Elves and drowussu.
  • The Cassandra: She accurately guesses and tells Kyuusei how his plan will fall apart but her advice is ignored.
  • Killed Offscreen: By Yuh'le during the Nidraa'chal's purge of the Judicators.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Is the only female Judicator seen in the Council of Judicators.
  • Scars Are Forever: Has multiple scars on her face.

Unnamed male Judicator

     Servants and Miscellaneous Characters 

Petri'cho*note 

An attendant of Shimi'lande. She is very devoted to the ill'haress and was the last person to see Shimi'lande alive before her assassination. Unfortunately she ends up a pawn in a political conspiracy. Her concept art can be found here.

  • Big Eyes Little Eyes: Her eyes are drawn to take up a third of her face making her look even more innocent.
  • Break the Cutie: The entirety of her appearance during Chapter 42.
  • Canon Immigrant: Orginated as a Relic Hunters character.
  • Foregone Conclusion: Those familiar with her role in the Relic Hunters game where she originated weren't all that surprised when she wound up getting tainted and thrown out of the Kyorl though the in-comic circumstances were slightly different.
  • Hair Decorations: She frequently wore a long silver pin in her hair.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Her eyes are blue, which can make her being tainted, used as a clan scapegoat for things she was not even aware of, and exile very painful to watch.
  • Making a Splash: Her affinity is Water Sorcery.
  • Prim and Proper Bun: Wore one of these before she was tortured, tainted, and exiled, in that order.
  • Sacrificial Lamb / The Scapegoat: Her ultimate fate.
  • Shrinking Violet: Her concept art states that she acts nervous in front of Judicators, and she's so shy that even being stared at by dawmeres makes her uncomfortable.

Sati'vah*note 

A dawmere trainer and friend of Petri'cho, first seen in Chapter 42. He helps Merril'lin intervene to save Petri'cho from further torture. His concept art can be found here.

Shinhwa*note 

A Kyorl'solnurn Speaker first seen in Chapter 42, delivering the eulogy for Shimi'lande. Her concept art can be found here.

Lythn*note 

A Kyorl'solenurn Warden and former Dutan'vir, she appears during Chapter 42. Her concept art can be found here.

  • Dishing Out Dirt: Has an Earth affinity.
  • The Lad-ette: Per concept art, she is a hedonist when off duty and is shown with her arm around both a male and a female figure.
  • Mixed Ancestry: As a former Dutan'vir and mixblood.
  • The Purge: She and her fellow Dutan'vir descended compatriots are targeted for one of these in Chapter 42.
  • Scarf of Asskicking: Wears a red scarf on her neck.
  • That's What She Said: Responds with this when Kale'shido tells them to keep it down.

Mal'ligr*note 

A former Dutan'vir enlisted as a Templar in the Kyorl'solenurn ranks. He begins to question his loyalties after witnessing a troubling turn of events during Chapter 42. Reappears during Chapter 49, taking part in the effort to reclaim the ancestral Dutan'vir lands. His concept art can be found here and here.

Tab'irrie*note 

A fellow stable boy in the Kyorl'solenurn fortress who helps Sativah look after the clan's dawmeres. He is a person of few words who gets on better with animals than with people. Appears in Chapters 42 and 49. His concept art can be found here.

Tar'shay*note 

A blue-haired inquisitor first seen in Chapter 42. Her concept art can be found here.

Ari'nara*note 

An Kyorl'solenurn Inquisitor, she is part of the group who come to escort Chirinide and relay to her the news of Shimi'lande's death. Appears in Chapters 42 and 49. Her concept art can be found here and here.

  • Blindfolded Vision: To augment her empathic powers, similar to how Ae'theriss wears her own blindfold.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: The "death" of her sister Nuru'lara, who later turns up alive and well, if tainted, among the Sarghress. It's left ambiguous if Ari'nara was told Nuru'lara had died or if her "death" was meant more in the Fate Worse Than Death way the Kyorl use when referring to the tainted. Either way, by Chapter 49 she's aware Nuru is actually alive and has reestablished contact.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: After the "death" of her sister.
  • The Empath: She is an Inquisitor.
  • Fragile Flower: Fell into an alcohol and chocolate fueled depression after her sister's "death".
  • Functional Addict: Has become addicted to alcohol and chocolate, though is trying to shake both.
  • Grew a Spine: By Chapter 49, she is determined to kick her addictions and help her sister, even if it means informing on her clan to the Sarghress.
  • Living Lie Detector: Part of her job.
  • The Mole: Chapter 49 has her reveal that she's kept up contact with her sister and has been passing her information, which she feels incredibly conflicted about.
  • Scarf of Asskicking: Has picked up a red scarf in chapter 49, implied to be from her sister and a visual hint that she's passing information to the Sarghress.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Unsurprisingly, to her sister, though much more delicate.

Eclavdiira'olin*note 

A Warden who is particularly passionate about her duties to her clan, specifically the Ill'haress Shimi'lande. Appears in Chapters 42 and 49. Her concept art can be found here.

  • Braids of Action: Sports braids in her hair.
  • The Fundamentalist: Even among the Kyorl she is very fanatical. Her fanaticism drove her to try kill Anahid in Chapter 49.
  • Green-Eyed Monster/The Resenter: Towards Chirinide for possessing a Fire affinity and for being closely associated with Shimi'lande, whom she idolizes. Anahid reveals that these tropes are Olin's greatest sins.
  • Jerkass: Her first appearance left much to be desired...
    • Laser-Guided Karma: And her next featured her being lit on fire by Chirinide for trying to attack Anahid.
  • Man on Fire: Courtesy of Chirinide, after her failed attack on Anahid. Word is up on whether she survives this trope or not.
  • Making a Splash: Has a Water affinity. She's not very happy about it.
  • Malicious Slander: She says bad things about Chirinide to anyone who will listen. Including Valla'drielle.
  • Overly Long Name: Eclavdiira'olin. Yeah, try and go pronounce that, if you can. Most people refer to her as "Olin".
  • The Paragon: Of Kyorl virtues, or so she believes.
  • Shut Up, Kirk!: Her response to Anahid's arguments for forgiveness is to charge at her with blade drawn.

Woas'ned*note 

A mixblood Kyorl'Solenurn Templar who also questions the decision to appoint Valla'drielle over Shimi'lande's chosen successor. He appears in Chapter 42. His concept art can be found here.

  • Fan Boy: Of Kyo'nne.
  • The Illegible: His handwriting is atrocious.
  • In the Hood: His templar outfit has one of these.
  • Luckily My Shield Will Protect Me
  • Mixed Ancestry: His dark skin and white hair indicates some prominent drowlath blood.
  • The Purge: Although he's not Dutan'vir himself, he and other Dutan'vir-blooded Kyorl get targeted by one of these.
  • Red Shirt: Lampshaded by him after he gets through in prison to be purged for his mixblood ancestry, in that he assumes he was targeted specifically for the red shirt he wore. Thankfully, he didn't die.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Averted. He was set to be killed because of his mixblood ancestry.

Thra'llin*note 

A Dutan'vir-blooded Holy Lance who questions the Judicators' decision to appoint Valla'drielle as the new Holy Mother instead of Shimi'lande's chosen successor. He appears in Chapter 42. His concept art can be found here.

  • Blade on a Stick: He sports a halberd.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: He talks to his dawmere like he would a close friend. In public.
  • Hearing Voices: His concept art states that he constantly hears voices accusing him of being a coward.
  • In the Hood: His outfit has one of these.
  • Mixed Ancestry: A former Dutan'vir and a mixblood.
  • The Purge: He and other mixblood Kyorls get targeted by one of these in a Judicator-led conspiracy to keep the clan "pure".
  • Survivor Guilt: His concept art implies he took part in a great battle that he ran away from, leaving his comrades to die. Besides a huge amount of guilt, this resulted in Hearing Voices. Though given his Dutan'vir ancestry, it's not hard to piece together what happened...

Re'van*note 

A pureblood male Templar who, along with Shan'naal, participated in killing drowussu commoners in order to make way for another wall built for the Kyorl fortress. Appears in Chapters 42 and 49. His concept art can be found here.

El'ysia*note 

A female Warden and former student of Valla'drielle. She later escorts her after she was chosen as clan Ill'haress by the Judicators during Chapter 42. Reappears in Chapter 49, taking part in the siege of the Dutan'vir fortress. Her concept art can be found here and here.

Asta'lin*note 

A Warden participating in the siege of the Dutan'vir fortress. First appearing in Chapter 49, her concept art can be found here.

Lilli'thnee*note 

A female Warden serving during the siege of the Dutan'vir fortress. First appearing in Chapter 49, her concept art can be found here.

  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Of the inability to sit still variety, per concept art.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: She decides to follow Anahid when she is forgiven for being tainted (against her will) instead of being persuaded to commit suicide as is the norm.
  • Break the Cutie: She was caught in the crossfire of a power struggle, through no fault of her own.
  • Dreadlock Warrior: She sports dark green dreadlocks in her hair.
  • I Cannot Self-Terminate: Cannot bring herself to do the deed after being tainted at the hands of Ky'ovarde, tearfully begging Chiri to do it for her.
  • Picky Eater: Not very trusting when it comes to food. Perhaps sensible given the setting.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Averted. She was tainted by Kyo'varde in a fight with her against her will, and the only reason she crashed Anahid's gathering while armed is so that someone can kill her as she's too afraid to do it herself.
  • Technicolor Eyes: Has lavender eyes. At least before being tainted.
  • Trial by Friendly Fire: On the receiving end of this when unfortunate enough to be among those assigned to bring in Ky'ovarde.

Myoko*note 

A quiet female Templar participating in the siege of the Dutan'vir fortress. First appearing in Chapter 49, her concept art can be found here.

Satsicia*note 

A female Warden taking part in the siege of the Dutan'vir fortress. First appearing in Chapter 49, her concept art can be found here.

Setheryll*note 

A stern male Inquisitor participating in the siege of the Dutan'vir fortress. First appearing in Chapter 49, his concept art can be found here.

Tanooen*note 

A female Holy Lance participating in the siege of the Dutan'vir fortress. First appearing in Chapter 49, her concept art can be found here.

Vashoor*note 

A brash female Holy Lance participating in the siege of the Dutan'vir fortress. First appearing in Chapter 49, her concept art can be found here.

  • Blind Obedience: Has complete faith in her leaders, and obeys their orders without question.
  • Failed a Spot Check: Tends to zone out and miss things. This bites her hard when she fails to notice a large summon until it's about to charge.
  • Oh Crap!: Her reaction once she *does* notice it, as well as when the Dutan'vir begin to break the bridge.

Kahru*note 

A male Templar who first appeared in Chapter 7 (he's the guy on the right in the top panel). He reappears in Chapter 49 where he participated in the attempted slaughter of Dutan'vir-blooded survivors, but came to deeply regret it.

  • The Atoner: To make up for taking thousands of innocent lives just because they were a "threat" to the unity of his clan, he protected the Holy Mother-in-training Anahid from being killed by Eclavdiira'olin.
  • Braids of Action: His first appearance had him wear multiple braids in his hair.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: In Chapter 7 he was one of two minor Templars who accompanied a young Chirinide and went after Chrys'tel's tainted friends on their Warden's orders. By Chapter 49 he participated in the slaughter of Dutan'vir survivors (though he deeply regretted it later), and protected Anahid from being killed by a fanatical Kyorl.
  • Heel Realization: Like many Kyorl who participated in the slaughter of Dutan'vir-blooded survivors to remove a threat to the clan's unity, he believed he was doing the right thing at the time, but later on he came to deeply regret his actions.
  • Samurai Ponytail: As of Chapter 49 he sports one of these, which fits in with the Japanese culture motifs that is prevalent among Kyorl.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right: In Chapter 49 he protects Anahid from a fanatic Kyorl, he protected her saying he'd rather be branded a heretic than let an innocent die for simply having different beliefs.
  • To Be Lawful or Good: After participating in the slaughter of Dutan'vir survivors, he began to deeply question whether he's doing the right thing by following the orders of his Ill'haress and the Judicators who appointed her.

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