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Background Information:

A clan of mercenaries united around Quain'tana as a figurehead. They came to Val status with the help of the Sullisin'rune and replaced the Val'Egan'dar clan (note .)

  • Animal Motifs: The wolf, which are larger than regular wolves and required Rosof to search the Surface for wolves of the right size.
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: How individuals move up in rank.
  • Badass Army: The single largest fighting force in Chel. The Fallen Legion are badass Special op units , the Fang Legion ride giant wolves and the Highland Raiders are skilled elites who comb the world for treasures, fighting anyone and anything that gets in their way.
  • The Clan: Due to them recruiting from all over Drow society the Sarghress clan is one of the largest in Chel.
  • Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: Originally, Sarghress armor was painted red to help the readers distinguish the Sarghress from the other clans. But as the artists grew more confident in their skills, they felt this was less necessary and got in the way of creating more custom designs for different characters. They took advantage of the Time Skip to explain away the removal of Sarghress red as Quain'tana wanting to save money on paint.
  • Cycle of Revenge: The main cause of Dysfunction Junction in the Val house. Kel'noz even directly says that Ariel shouldn't be burdened with the grudges they've carried for centuries.
    • Also blatant in one scene, with Word of God confirming it was on purpose, where a young Quain sits at the bottom of a pit with an injured arm, the exact same fate she would inflict on Mel years later.
    • In general, Sarghress females seem to have an unfortunate history with arm injuries, with Ariel being the latest case and losing her left arm completely.
  • Dirty Cop: One type of antagonistic Sarghress. They start becoming increasingly common as Chel breaks down.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Foci are special gems that allow Fae without a given elemental affinity to manipulate that element. Quain'tana made earth foci standard issue for her clan.
  • Everyone Is Related: Through a complicated series of adoptions, descent and baby switching most featured characters in the Sarghress are related to each other on some level. In Ariel's squad alone the only one not related as far as we know is Faen (note ), while Kau and Shala are Quain'tana's grandchildren through adoption and Sarnel is Kel'noz's grandson, not to mention a second cousin to Ariel herself. And then Kalki throws a gigantic, spoilerific wrench into the whole family tree.
  • Gambit Pile Up: There are hints that the multiple interests making up the Sarghress are a weakness that could cause the clan to implode. Lulianne, a former Dutan'vir, clearly has her own plans to bring back her old clan and now thanks to Khaless' possession is also a spy for Snadhya'rune; as do Sker, Minka and Mikilu as seen in a pre-timeskip cameo. Sil'lice is also hiding within the Sarghress, and while its not known what her exact plans are, she still doesn't exactly follow the Sarghress party line. Then there's the fact that sleeper Nidraa'chal agents are in the clan as they are in apparently every major clan and even Kel'noz, Quain'tana's own son and the person she seems to trust most, has his own agenda. The only thing holding these people together is their mutual dislike of the Vel'Sharen, and it's uncertain if even that'll be enough.
  • Generation Xerox: Both deconstructed and invoked, since the fact that the same patterns are being repeated across generations is not a good thing, and Quain'tana's specific desire to have an heir who's a Generation Xerox of her has caused many more problems than it has solved.
  • Half-Identical Twins: Mel and Kel were this initially, to the point that they could successfully pull Twin Switches when at Orthorbbae, but by the time of the main story they're definitely not this both physically and in terms of philosophy.
  • The Hecate Sisters: The female members of the family can be seen as variations on this, and the trope is also played with in regards to their roles, which may not be as clear cut as they appear at first. The cover of the first chapter even poses them like this. See below:
    • Ariel: Child (in the first arc) / Maiden (in the second)
    • Mel'arnach: Witch (in appearance) Mother (in reality, especially after the timeskip)
    • Syphile: Maiden (when younger) Crone / Witch (in her role as Ariel's guardian)
    • Quain'tana: Mother (officially to Ariel) Crone / Matriarch (as the official leader of the clan)
  • Horse of a Different Color: The Sarghress use wolves as their primary mounts, and Rosof's Wolfriders in particular have a special bond with their animals.
  • Kick the Dog: For all their claims of being 'for the commoners', some of the less scrupulous members are not averse to chopping up those who annoy them for wolf food - such as those who were protesting about their homes being knocked down to build a blockade...
  • Oddly Shaped Sword: The Sarghress clan's symbol. In the older version of Drowtales, this was the symbol of the god the Sarghress clan worshipped. In the current version, Quain'tana received the inspiration for it when she slashed through the tattoo of her first Val victim and it became a symbol for how Vals can be taken down in spite of their claim to blood supremacy.
  • Private Military Contractors: This was what they used to do, and even after becoming a Val clan they kept it up until they gained a lot of territory in the Nidraa'chal War aftermath.
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy: The clan philosophy.
  • Rag Tag Bunch Of Misfits: The entire clan is mostly made up of commoners and exiles with no real ties between one another except for uniting around Quain'tana as a figurehead leader.
  • Reality Ensues: In chapter 47 the logistics of feeding such a large army reach a critical point, especially after their plantations on the surface have gone silent/been attacked by the Nidra'chaal.
  • Royally Screwed Up: The main Val house in spades. Any family where the mother feels justified in breaking the arms of her child is this and then some.
  • Theme Naming: All the members of the main Val house save for Quain'tana and Syphile have names beginning or ending with "...el". Whether this is just a quirk on Quain'tana's note  part or if there is a more meaningful reason behind this is unknown.
  • The Three Faces of Adam: As a Spear Counterpart to the above The Hecate Sisters trope, the main male members also fall into this trope, especially since Kel'noz and Rosof both have a mutual descendant in Sarnel.
    • Sarnel: The Hunter
    • Kel'noz: The Lord
    • Rosof: The Prophet / Mentor, which is emphasized even more by him actually looking old.
  • Slave Liberation: The Sarghress originally practiced slavery as much as any other clan, but as of the Timeskip, the Sharen have been enslaving many of their citizens to retain control and reward their Black Sun allies. Since the Sarghress see commoners as "their people", they have launched a number of operations to rescue said slaves. Whether the slaves are actually released depends on the circumstances, but even the slaves that are simply looted are given the choice to win their freedom through service, and according to Ariel, her clan has been gradually working towards ending the practice.
  • Slobs Versus Snobs: On the slobbish side. The Sarghress favor pragmatism over decadence. They accept males as officers, they are willing to use goblins as soldiers, and their buildings are plain and tasteless, as noted by Chrys'tel, using this to hold them in disdain. The Sarghress believe that everyone should have the right to prove themselves, regardless of their background, and have taken great pains to force the other Val clans to acknowledge them. The Sharen and the other Blue Blood clans take great offence at this, wanting to keep all the power in their own families, and justifying the caste system as a goddess assigned state. They regard the Sarghress as an upstart clan and take great alarm at their rise to power. They have made many attempts to crush them.
  • Wolf Versus Dragon: The Sarghress are currently seen as the bitterest rivals to the Sharen for power.
  • Zerg Rush: One tactic of the "War Meat" squadron, which is made up of non-fae, is to charge in and take out demons and nether summoners because they have no auras to be possessed by, allowing the regular troops to come in later and avoid being tainted.

Main Val Family

Vassal Houses

Retainers

    Servants and Slaves 

Vaelia

Originally a human slave that Ariel fought with in a series of Gladiator Games, Vaelia joined Ariel as her bodyguard even after being freed. Later she joined the Highland Raiders, and appears periodically in short stories at the end of chapters chronicling her adventures.

  • Androcles' Lion: Befriends and saves a fairy she dubs "Chu", who helps her with mana related things, and after the timeskip uses of of Chu's descendants for the same purposes.
  • The Atoner: A result of selling out her home village to slavers, due to her fellow male warriors Moving the Goalposts on her.
  • Audience Surrogate: In some ways, since Vaelia represents the closest thing to a modern human viewpoint in the comic. Especially evident in the first part of Chapter 7 which is told from her viewpoint, and is particularly bothered by the harsh way Ariel is trained while still suffering after Faen's disappearance. She's also apparently the only one who sees anything wrong with Rik's intentions for Ariel, though she was also the only witness to the first Attempted Rape besides Ariel herself and might not even have the vocabulary to describe what happened if she did try to tell anyone else.
  • Badass Normal: Especially apparent after she joins the Highland Raiders.
  • Blade on a Stick
  • Disability Immunity: Though only the drow view it as a "disability" per se, Vaelia's lack of aura actually works to her advantage since she can't be tainted, and it also helps when rescuing Ilmssyn from Dari'yako since the guards can't sense an aura she doesn't have.
  • Eloquent in My Native Tongue: Despite the difficulty she has with the drow language, her inner monologues show her to be quite thoughtful.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has several on her face, but in a few people's opinions they make her hotter.
  • Groin Kick: Attempts this against Jer'kol, but fails since he's wearing armor. She is a bit more successful against a human villager for disrespecting her.
  • Important Haircut: Inverted in a sense. After being freed, she had hair extensions put in to signify she was no longer a slave.
  • I Owe You My Life: To Ariel.
  • Lady of War
  • Mama Bear: To Ariel, and she's arguably the best mother figure Ariel has, despite not even being the same species! Ironically, at 18 in the initial arc she's actually only three years older than Ariel herself.
  • Matron Chaperone: She assigns herself to this role after seeing what Rik tries to do to Ariel, since Ariel doesn't understand the full implications of what he's trying to do.
  • No Periods, Period: Averted quite comically.
  • Put on a Bus: Ariel arranges for her to join the Highland Raiders on the surface, though a side story of her adventures on the surface focuses on her.
  • Offhand Groin Attack: Don't piss Vaelia off.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Jer'kol finds out the hard way that even with her hands tied Vaelia is still competent enough to interrupt his first attempted murder of Ariel, and the next time he sees her he makes sure to knock her out first.
  • Values Dissonance: An in story example, since while the drow see fairies as pests, she sees them as spirits of the Earth. invoked
  • With My Hands Tied: She saves Ariel's life and holds off Jer'kol long enough for Kor'maril to arrive even while being bound in slave shackles.
  • You No Take Candle: Justified, since drow is not her native language, and she gradually improves through the story.
  • Younger Than They Look: Surprisingly, concept art of a post-time jump Vaelia reveals that she's only 18 during the first arc, only three years older than Ariel herself, since she's 33 after the time jump and has two young children, one of whom is a toddler.

Akhkhazu "Skwerk"*note 

A locust queen following Vaelia in her travels with the Highland raiders. First appears in the Colonies side-story. Her concept art can be found here.

  • Generation Xerox: Implied to be Chu's descendant.
  • Hime Cut
  • Familiar: Functions as something similar to this, to Vaelia. Vaelia protects her kin, and in return she assists Vaelia with limited mana arts.
  • Fun Size: She is adorable.
  • Simple Twig: Wields a twig as her weapon. It still has a leaf on it.
  • Thieving Magpie: Like most of her kind. She stores her baubles in the raider's packs.

Niende

The scholar in charge of the North Cliff district, he originally served Syphile until her lands were taken away and given to Ariel.

Liriel / Diva

A perpetually drunk, flighty slave that Ariel acquired with Faen after the latter's powers resulted in the death of Liriel's master. She is also the incomplete fusing of Diva'ratrika and her servant, Ragini, and as of Chapter 23 Diva has taken full control, renaming herself Diva. For tropes pertaining to Val'Sharess Diva'ratrika, see her entry under Vel'Sharen. After the timeskip, she tutors Kau and Shala and advises Ariel.

  • The Alcoholic: She has her reasons, mainly suppressing Diva, and being deprived of alcohol allows Diva to fully take control.
  • Bookworm: preserves books, much to Ariel's chagrin.
  • Brought Down to Normal: In a few senses. In Ragini's body she was initially a slave, and while no longer a slave is still essentially a nobody. And her powers, which at one time were capable of bringing down an entire building in one hit, are now very weak compared to before.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Hello Diva'ratrika.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Viewed as this by most people, but as Diva takes control more and more of what she says is actually true.
  • Foreshadowing: Combined with Painting the Medium: In the arena scene right after she is introduced her speech bubbles are green, shading to purple at the edges. The thought bubble with the snide thought about Quain is almost solid purple. Once she gets a beer, the purple tint goes away. This is foreshadowing because Diva'ratrika speaks in purple text.
  • Fusion Dance: The result of this with Diva and Ragini.
  • Hidden Depths: Even if you haven't read the spoilered text, the sheer numbers of spoilers about her had probably tipped you off that she's not what she appears.
  • In the Hood: After awakening as "Diva" almost always appears outside in a hood, or pre-timeskip, with a covering over the lower part of her face likely a holdover from her previous incarnation's frequent wearing of veils.
  • Important Haircut: After she regains control.
  • Queen Incognito: Justified, since shortly after she "awakens" it's shown that her daughters are using a Body Double, and Diva doesn't really even look like herself anymore since she's significantly younger, and tragically means that she can't tell Sil'lice, the one daughter still loyal to her, that she's still alive.
  • Nailed To The Wagon: On account of losing her booze in a dwarf attack, Liriel spends much of the overworld arc in withdrawal and eventually Diva'ratrika breaks through.
  • Parental Substitute: Seems to be shaping up to be this for Ariel.
  • Servile Snarker: Even before Diva'ratrika awakens she gets away with saying some pretty daring things around Ariel.
  • Spanner in the Works
  • Split Personality Takeover
  • Supernaturally Young Parent: Even with the usual parts of this trope pertaining to fae, she takes it one step further by looking the same age as her pre-pubescent granddaughter, to the point of being able to fit into her clothes)
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight (the fact that she looks like a Dark Elf is mostly glossed over, though Kyo'nne does wonder about it, granted, while asking if she can buy Liriel. Her hair and skin color change also elicits this reaction from Ariel at first, until Fridge Brilliance kicks in when you realize that as a shapeshifter herself, it really isn't an unusual sight, and Ariel may in fact wonder why everyone can't do that.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Ariel after the timeskip.
  • Walking Spoiler: This character's very existence spoils two major plot points: one, that Diva'ratrika is dead and two, that she cheated death using Ragini as a conduit.
  • What Did I Do Last Night? (One fan pointed out that after regaining consciousness, she's more or less going through the equivalent of a 15 year hangover, since she remembers very little from the time she separated her aura until she finally took full control.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: Physically she's older than Faen but still prepubescent, but some of what she says definitely shouldn't be coming out of someone her age her physical age, at least, since Diva'ratrika is in fact over a thousand.
  • You Kill It, You Bought It: Pretty much how she ended up with Ariel, who was there when Faen's powers resulted in the death of her former master.

    Erelice's Squad 
A squad assigned by Suu'be to follow up on Wafay's concerns about her mother's research consisting of Erelice, the leader, Fil'frae, Brizdra, Vayas'arn and Sabryne. They first appear in chapter 45 and then again in chapter 46, where after accidentally killing Femi to retrieve her research they get subjected to a sadistic Public Execution while Erelice is Forced to Watch.

  • Bifauxnen: Vayas'arn, due to wearing what's more or less a hoodie that hides her figure, having shorter hair and a Tomboyish Name. Some readers didn't realize she was female until Kiel specifically called her "Girl".
  • Body Horror: Brizdra's head is blasted clean off from the jaw up, while Fil'frae seems to be flash fried by the second blast and crumbles after.
  • Compelling Voice: Brizdra, who demonstrates that the actual lyrics of spellsong don't matter as long as the intent is clear.
  • Defiant to the End: Dying from Snadhya'rune's attack, Erelice taunts Khaless to distract her from another Sarghress. Overlaps with...
  • The Dog Bites Back: Erelice sneaks up on Snadhya'rune and stabs her as payback for what she did to her squad.
  • Face Death with Dignity: Only Fil'frae shows a straight version when facing her doom. Sabryne seems to be having a Heroic B.S.O.D., Brizdra regrets ever volunteering and is clearly thinking This Is Gonna Suck, and Vayas just sobs hysterically. Later, Erelice deliberately taunts Khaless into attacking her and only remarks that whatever Khaless does to her it can't hurt her anymore.
  • Forced to Watch: Snadhya makes Erelice watch as her squad is executed.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: Vayas'arn, who does wear them down but usually just has them sitting on her head.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Fil'frae shields Vayas from the second blast, in the process saving her life. And Erelice taunts Khaless while she's lying broken on the ground from Snadhya's attack, drawing her attention away from Riz'riia.
  • I'm Dying, Please Take My MacGuffin: Sabryne manages to covertly pass Sara'hilana one of the vials of antidote before she is captured.
  • Infant Immortality: Vayas is the only one to survive the execution and escape from Felde altogether.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: Fil'frae shows a remarkably sedate reaction to her hand dangling off her wrist after the first blast from the airship.
  • Mama Bear: The look Erelice gives Kiel when she shows up to break An'jin out of jail while cradling Vayas' head certainly suggests it. Not to mention what she does to Snadhya'rune herself, though she pays for it dearly.
  • Mauve Shirt: All five of them.
  • Ninja: Sabryne, who is a Fallen Legion.
  • Number Two: Fil'frae, referred to as such by Erelice.
  • Public Execution: Snadhya tests her new airship's guns on them in front of the other Nidraa'chal.
  • Spanner in the Works: Though they wind up dead or imprisoned, the squad still manages to throw a major wrench in Snadhya'rune's plans and Erelice gets the pleasure of stabbing the Manipulative Bitch par none in the back herself.
  • Survivor Guilt: Implied by Vayas' reaction after Kiel attributes her survival to "luck" and Vayas remembers Fil'frae using her body to shield her. Also possibly why Erelice volunteers to be a distraction when Kiel asks and deliberately taunts Khaless into absorbing her.
  • We Need a Distraction: Erelice jumps at the chance to serve as one when Kiel offers. And how does she deliver!
  • You Said You Would Let Them Go: Snadhya sadistically baits Erelice into thinking that she can negotiate for her squad's release, only to reveal after the fact that she never intended to let them live.

    Soldiers 

Jiv'kyn and Myo'na

Two soldiers from the Fallen Legion, the clan's stealth experts, who are assigned to act as Ariel's bodyguards after she is nearly killed in Orthorbbae.

  • Deadpan Snarker: Jiv'kyn has a habit of making sarcastic quips.
  • Hero-Worshipper: Jiv'kyn holds Quain'tana in great regard to the point that an omake pokes fun of him for this by having him posses a shrine to her in his closest.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: The two of them are inseparable but there doesn't appear to be any romantic context between them.
  • Ninja: As members of the Fallen Legion.
  • The Pollyanna: Myo'na is rather cheerful for an assassin almost to the point of Stepford Smiler territory.
  • Put on a Bus: When Ariel leaves for the surface to rescue Faen she doesn't take them with her, so they don't show up for a while. After making some brief appearances when she returns, they disappear again after the timeskip.
    • The Bus Came Back: Myo'na has a brief cameo appearance in Chapter 39 where she assassinates the fake Empress.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Considering how inseparable they were pre-timeskip, it seems a bit strange that Jiv'kyn is nowhere to be seen during the Fallen Legion's big appearance in Chapter 39.

Jer'kol

A treacherous Sarghress soldier, who for reasons made unclear in-story (though it is implied that he was somehow hired/working for Syphile) tried to murder Ariel. Even though he's killed off fairly early, his actions have a dramatic effect on the story later on, and set an unfortunate precedent concerning people claiming to be Ariel's real parents, as Mel found out the hard way later.

  • Bad People Abuse Animals: One of the first big red flags that he's not trustworthy is the state of his wolf, who is initially hostile to Ariel and Faen, and Faen even says that it seems to have been mistreated. It's also an early hint towards his connection with Syphile and her own animal issues.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He acts concerned for Ariel and even claims to be her father, but was really just trying to get close to her and get her alone so he could murder her.
  • Deadly Hug: Tried to suffocate Ariel with one of these.
  • Eye Scream: When he took Ariel hostage, she shapeshifted her nail into a claw and poked out one of his eyes.
  • Killed Off for Real: Ariel kills him off herself in a full page panel.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: He tried to claim this in order to manipulate Ariel. Luckily Vaelia saw through his attempts.
  • Meaningful Name: His name is a pun on a term for someone who is an arrogant and dislikeable person. This is Lampshaded in-story when another Sarghress calls him "Jerk Hole".
  • No Sell: When Ariel tries to hit him with a mana blast, he simply disrupts it before she can cast.
  • Reassigned to Antarctica: He was sent off to a distant outpost, far away from the Sarghress heir who he tried to kill. It backfires when he carelessly happens to be assigned to the detail escorting Ariel to the surface.
  • Revenge Before Reason: After his first attempt to murder Ariel fails, he is demoted and exiled to a distant outpost. He takes the next opportunity he gets to take revenge, even though it's pretty pointless by that time.
  • Underestimating Badassery: He seems to regard Vaelia as a non-entity the first time he tries to murder Ariel, only to get a nasty surprise when, even with her hands bound, she manages to interrupt him by kicking him in the face and distracting him long enough for Kor'maril to arrive and save the day. The next time they meet he does not make the same mistake again and knocks her out before he does anything else.

Tebryn Teuzt'sor Sarghress*note 

A veteran Sarghress Dragonslayer first appearing in Chapter 15. Reappears throughout the story in Chapters 21, 22, 30, 32, 45, and 47. Her concept art can be found here.

Devkan*note 

A mixblood Sarghress courier, first seen in Chapter 36. After delivering news of the Nuqrah'sharian Civil War to Suu'be, she dismisses the report, but grants him permission to relay the message to Koil'dorath.

Jak'sura*note 

A Sarghress soldier posted at the Sullisin'rune Dome during Chapter 36.

Riz'riia*note 

A Sarghress Highland Raider first seen delivering news to Suu'be in Chapter 36. She accompanies Ariel and company to the surface in Chapter 43, and takes part in the mission to Felde in Chapter 46. Her concept art can be found here.

  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl
  • Canon Immigrant: From the Relic Hunters RPG.
  • Dishing Out Dirt
  • Got Volunteered: In Chapter 46, Snadhya has her captured and proposes that Ariel use her as a "donor" to replace her severed arm, but Ariel rejects the idea of using her fellow soldier like this. Riz'riia's player indicates that Riz's respect for Ariel would go through the roof after this.
  • Opt Out: In Chapter 47 Faen says she resigned the moment they returned from Felde because of the trauma she experienced there.
  • Player Character: Originally.
  • Red Herring: Readers were lead to believe she had been possessed by Khaless, which was why she couldn't remember how she escaped, with even an authors note on one page suggesting as much, only for the next page to show Erelice deliberately led Khaless away from Riz and towards her, and Riz can even be seen running away in the first panel of the next page.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: Was already this, but her experiences in Felde made it even worse.
  • Trauma-Induced Amnesia: The combination of seeing Snadhya'rune go berserk and nearly getting devoured by Khaless, only to see Erelice get devoured instead leaves her unable to remember how she escaped at least for the short term. Also shown with a prominent Thousand-Yard Stare.
  • Tsundere: Described as such in her concept art.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Claustrophobic since she was buried under a pile of bodies.

Serena*note 

A Kal'yantra engineer working for the Sarghress during the opening hours of the District War. Appears in Chapters 36 and 38.

Xtka'en*note 

A veteran squad leader of few words, she serves during the Vloz'ress attack on the North Cliff district. Finding herself the highest-ranking officer left, she nominates Ariel to command instead when Koil'dorath sends word for reinforcements. Appears throughout the story in Chapters 36, 38, 40, and 47.

Brandy*note 

A Dark Elf messenger in Koil'dorath's legion, as stated on the facebook page for Drowtales. Appears in Chapters 38 and 39. Her concept art can be found here

  • Aerith and Bob: Much like Ariel, her name is as close to real world naming patterns as the series gets.
  • Messenger: Her primary job role for the Sarghress clan is this.
  • Token Minority: Being a dark elf in the midst of a clan mostly made up of drow members.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: No one seems to bat an eye about the fact that she's a dark elf, though the fact that the surface colonization movement has picked up in earnest after the timeskip might have something to do with it, and previously Liriel's appearance only resulted in a comment about how odd it was to see someone with dark elf coloring and drow eyes.

Tur'geis Am'saag Sarghress*note 

A barbarian mercenary, Highland Raider, and mate to Die'tra Am'saag. First appears Chapter 40, during the height of the District War. Reappears in Chapters 44 and 45, having returned to surface duty. His concept art can be found here.

Zan'nah Sarghress*note 

A sealer/blood sorceress and Highland Raider. First seen in Chapter 40, during the height of the District War. Reappears in Chapters 44 and 45, having returned to surface duty. Her concept art can be found here.

Kev'ren Sarghress*note 

A serious and somewhat pessimistic Homeguard Brawler serving during the height of the District War. Appears in Chapter 40. His concept art can be found here.

Mek'kel Sarghress*note 

A Homeguard Brawler in Jak'iaah's squad, first seen in Chapter 40. Reappears in Chapter 47, during the closing cycles of the District War. He is the mate of Shaira'ja. His concept art can be found here.

  • The Berserker: Combat triggers some kind of psychosis, and he begins lashing out at everything in reach until he calms down.
  • Cowardly Lion: He's meek, timid, and afraid of battle... but once the fighting actually starts, he's brutally effective.
  • Only a Flesh Wound: Averted. He takes a vicious axe-blow to his shoulder that cripples his arm and nearly takes him out of the fight. When he reappears a few chapters later, his arm is still in a sling.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: He's a rather small and light-framed. He's also a Homeguard Brawler.
  • Knife Nut: Wields a heavy butcher's cleaver as his primary weapon.

Nul'indra Sarghress*note 

A colony-born Sniper in the Fallen Legion, serving during the height of the District War. Appears in Chapter 40. Her concept art can be found here.

Reka*note 

A sniper and member of of the Fallen Legion first seen in Chapter 40. Reappears in Chapter 47, during the closing cycles of the District War. Her concept art can be found here and here.

Relon'tar Sarghress*note 

A Sarghress engineer in the Golem Division, serving during the height of the District War. Appears in Chapters 40 and 43. His concept art can be found here.

Skai Sarghress*note 

A Homeguard Shieldbearer and Nidraa'chal war veteran serving during the height of the District War. Appears in Chapter 40. His concept art can be found here.

Sorin Sarghress*note 

A Homeguard Shieldbearer first appearing in Chapter 40. Reappears in Chapter 47 as part of Koil'dorath's squad. His concept art can be found here.

Tabel Barrilyl Sarghress*note 

A close-combat specialist in the Fallen Legion, serving during the height of the District War. Appears in Chapter 40. His concept art can be found here.

Zair'cysparvin Sinin Sarghress*note 

A member of the Brawlers Squad first appearing in Chapter 40. Reappears in Chapter 47, participating in the closing cycles of the District War. His concept art can be found here and here.

  • All Love Is Unrequited: Very sweet on Faen, although she is unaware of this.
  • Crossdresser: Per concept art, he enjoys being mistaken for a woman. And so wears certain articles of woman's clothing to facilitate this.
  • Dual Wielding: Wields a pair of swords.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: And this is partially intentional on his part.
  • Hair Decorations : Has two tassels on the lower part of his hair.
  • Military Maverick: Very goofy and described in his concept art as always being at odds with his squad leader, Jak'iaah. He's nonetheless a competent member of the squad.
  • The Pollyanna: Always tries to find the humour in any situation.

Suren

The squad leader of Vaelia's squad during the Colonies story. According to Word of God, he is a former Sharen that arrived at the Sarghress with Sil'lice's troops. He joined the Raiders to stay away from Chel.

Mira'linn Noa'muth Sarghress*note 

The squad leader who accompanies Ariel's squad to the surface, during Chapter 43. Her concept art can be found here.

  • Angsty Surviving Twin: Defied in her character description. Despite the fact that she lost her twin brother on her first Relic Hunting mission she doesn't angst about it, though she fondly remembers him and took some time off after his death before she came back to the Sarghress.
    • Real Life Writes the Plot: The reason for this is that the character of her twin brother actually died in the game, which caused her player to retire the character until she was brought back as a cameo years later.
  • Badass Bookworm: Her father was a Sullisin'rune scholar who taught her about his work, and after her brother's death she spent several years with him learning his trade. Because of this she immediately recognizes that Chiri's forehead marking means she's a seer, having studied Ssu heraldry.
  • Canon Immigrant
  • Character Tics: Talks to herself, mostly because she was so used to talking to her brother.
  • Dishing Out Dirt
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: Described by her player as "a drill sergeant disguised as a librarian".
  • Jade-Colored Glasses: Compared to how she was in the original RPG, which was her very first relic hunting adventure as a Na´ve Newcomer that ultimately resulted in the loss of her twin brother.
  • Kicking Ass in All Her Finery: Downplayed, but even when in armor a tiny bit of frilly skirt is visible.
  • Meganekko
  • Player Character
    • Purely Aesthetic Glasses: She doesn't actually need them to see, but she likes to wear them as a tribute to her father's profession.
  • Mixed Ancestry: Her mother was a Highland Raider but her father was a Sullisin'rune scholar. Her hair color and the yellow ribbon she wears in her hair are reference to this.
  • Prim and Proper Bun

Ash'arion*note 

A Sarghress Highland Raider who accompanies Ariel and co to the surface. First appearing in Chapter 43, he reappears throughout the story in Chapters 44, 45, and 47. His concept art can be found here.

Synathra*note 

A male Sarghress Highland Raider who accompanies Ariel and co to the surface in Chapter 43. Reappears in Chapter 47, during the closing cycles of the District War. His concept art can be found here.

Zith*note 

A Sarghress officer and Dragonslayer first seen in Chapter 43. Reappears in Chapter 47, escorting Quain'tana during the meeting with Zala'ess. Her concept art can be found here and here.

Die'tra Am'saag Sarghress*note 

A barbarian Highland Raider and mate to Tur'geis Am'saag. Appears in Chapters 44 and 45. Her concept art can be found here.

Vierynda'diira*note 

A drowussu member of Koil'dorath's Assault Legion first seen during Chapter 44. Reappears in Chapter 47, during the closing cycles of the District War. Her concept art can be found here.

Olarae*note 

A retired Highland Raider and former squad-mate of Die'tra and Tur'geis. First appearing in Chapter 45, her conept art can be found here. Reappears in Chapter 47, during the closing cycles of the District War.

Ilmssyn Sarghress*note 

A Highland Raider first seen in the Colonies side story, she bonds with Vaelia during their travels. Her concept art can be found here.

Nacht*note 

An archer in the Highland Raider first seen in the Colonies side story. Her concept art can be found here.

Syrak Sarghress*note 

A Highland Raider first seen in the Colonies side story. He appears in the main comic in Chapter 45 alongside Olarae, before joining Ariel and co in the mission to Felde. His concept art can be found here.

Athaeyen*note 

A Sarghress cook serving during the closing cycles of the District War. First appearing in chapter 47, her concept art can be found here.

Bal'driira*note 

A sealer in Koil'dorath's Assault Legion first appearing in Chapter 47, during the closing cycles of the District War. Her concept art can be found here.

Eruva*note 

A Sarghress raider serving during the closing cycles of the District War. Appears in Chapter 47.

  • A Round of Drinks for the House: When a fellow squadmate makes this offer if they make it through a battle, she cheerfully replies she's going to make sure they win, then.
  • Blood Knight: Seen charging into battle against a Demon God with a smile on her face.
  • Sell Out: Seems to regard peace between the Sarghress and the Alliance as this.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail

Gaes'riganis Am'saag*note 

A bloodthirsty member of Koil'dorath's squad, first seen during the closing cycles of the District War. Appears in Chapters 47 and 50.

Ma'lessi*note 

A Sarghress raider serving during the closing cycles of the District War. Appears in Chapter 47.

Rayata*note 

A Highland Raider first appearing in Chapter 47, off-duty during the Puppeteer Crisis. Her concept art can be found here.

Sakrag*note 

A member of the Fallen Legion first appearing in Chapter 47, during the closing cycles of the District War. His concept art can be found here.

Shwamerl*note 

A member of Koil'dorath's Assault Legion first appearing in Chapter 47, during the closing cycles of the District War. His concept art can be found here.

Angjss'stra Sarghress*note 

A Sarghress Dragonslayer serving during the aftermath of the Puppeteer incident. She is the mate of Ilivafay. She is set to appear in Chapter 50. Her concept art can be found here.

Da'xia*note 

A tainted and somewhat mischievous Fallen Legionnaire of questionable allegiance, serving in the aftermath of the Puppeteer incident. Appears in Chapter 50. Her concept art can be found here.

Githra*note 

A somewhat androgynous Sarghress soldier. She is set to appear in Chapter 50. Her concept art can be found here.

Kame'hamara*note 

A blacksmith serving in the Homeguard during the aftermath of the Puppeteer Incident. She is set to appear in Chapter 50. Her concept art can be found here.

Shaira'ja*note 

An eager young Sarghress soldier and Mek'kel's mate. She is set to appear in Chapter 50. Her concept art can be found here.

Taldrin Sarghress*note 

A small Sarghress Homeguard and Naran's adoptive father. He is set to appear in Chapter 50. His concept art can be found here.

Valka*note 

A young colony-born soldier serving in the aftermath of the Puppeteer incident. She is set to appear in Chapter 50. Her concept art can be found here.


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