Nau'kheol asking whereYami'ni and Jiaan are right after they jump from the ancient ship, and Word Of God confirms that at least Yami'ni is dead.
My God, Yami'ni. Pretty much everyone (fans) disliked her. It's hinted that she didn't want to be tainted, felt she was inpure and being reminded that she had a demon inside her was her Berserk Button the unfortunate painter pressed. Basically chapter 37 had her characterized then killed off.Jerkass Woobie at its finest.
Kery's expression as her mother rescues her, since her guilt at leaving her dragon behind to be killed by the Sarghress is quite clear. Turns into a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming when we find out in the post battle report that Oiloss'lin found a dragon plushie in a ruined shop that she left by her daughter's beside for when she woke up.
The fate of Shinae's baby. Poor thing never even had a chance.
The mothers reaction to the news. No crying or denial, she walks out, stands on a ledge of a balcony and let's of a pressure sorcery scream which tells us what she's really feeling.
Poor Tsuris'lokin Chapter 41. After a lifetime of being a Butt Monkey and kicked out of every clan he's been part of he gets badly injured enough that his seed takes him over, and he stays behind to take on the Beldrobbaen troops after them. Especially poignant since he's a former Dutan'vir, which adds extra punch to him staying behind for a Last Stand.
The death of Shimi'lande in chapter 42, a prime example of Face Death with Dignity. Especially since it takes several pages for it to sink in since we were seeing it through Chiri's eyes and at first didn't realize just who had actually died. And then you realize that her last words were very likely "Goodbye Daughter."
Poor Petri'cho. She was tortured, made tainted and exiled from the Kyorl'solenurn clan, all because she was at the wrong place at the wrong time. Panel 6 shows her tears and knowing what she's been through, it's enough to make the reader cry as well.
Mel doesn't want to get attached to her new baby daughter, to the point that she refuses to name her having been burned once on that before.