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!! Leona Vel'Sharen*[[note]]Created by Meckruco[[/note]]
A stalwart Imperial Guard seen protecting the Diva'ratrika body-double during Chapter 39.

* BladeOnAStick: Wields a spear in battle.
* BraidsOfAction
* GrayEyes
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: Like many of her fellow guards, she's unaware that the "Empress" she's protecting is merely a bio-golem double.
* PraetorianGuard

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* TheAlcoholic: See the numerous alcohol-related tropes below.
* DrinkingOnDuty
* DrowningMySorrows
* INeedAFreakingDrink: His response to Zala'ess and Quain'tana solidifying a truce with a handshake.


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* QuickNip
* StoppedCaring

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* MaternallyChallenged: While Snadhya'rune's betrayal might have been unavoidable, Zala'ess makes it clear that Diva'ratrika wasn't a good mother. And when she gets stuck babysitting one of her great grandchildren, she doesn't even seem to be clear on how to hold her and calls out for her grandson to come back.


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[[center: [- [[Characters/{{Drowtales}} Main Character Index]] | [[Characters/DrowtalesValSarghressClan Val'Sarghress]] | [[Characters/DrowtalesValSarghressClanMainValFamily Val'Sarghress: Vals]] | [[Characters/DrowtalesValSarghressVassalHouses Val'Sarghress: Vassal Houses]] | '''Vel'Sharen''' | [[Characters/DrowtalesVelSharenClanSnadhyaruneAndHerBloodline Vel'Sharen: Snadhya'rune and her bloodline]] | [[Characters/DrowtalesVelSharenClanSarvSwatiAndHerBloodline Vel'Sharen: Sarv'Swati and her bloodline]] | [[Characters/DrowtalesVelSharenClanSilliceAndHerBloodline Vel'Sharen: Sil'lice and her bloodline]] | [[Characters/DrowtalesVelSharenClanNishiKantaAndHerBloodline Vel'Sharen: Nishi'kanta and her bloodline]] | [[Characters/DrowtalesVelSharenClanZalaEssAndHerBloodline Zala'ess and her bloodline]] | [[Characters/DrowtalesValSullisinRuneClan Val'Sullinsin'rune]] | [[Characters/DrowtalesVelVlozRess Vel'Vloz'ress]] | [[Characters/DrowtalesValKyorlSolenurn Val'Kyorl'solenurn]] | [[Characters/DrowtalesIllharDro Val'Illhar'dro]] | [[Characters/DrowtalesValBeldrobbaen Val'Beldrobbaen]] | [[Characters/DrowtalesValNalsarkoth Val'Nal'sarkoth]] | [[Characters/DrowtalesValJaalDarya Val'Jaal'darya]] | [[Characters/DrowtalesTheNidraaChal The Nidraa'chal]] | [[Characters/DrowtalesOtherClans Minor Clans and Clanless Characters]]]]-]
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!Vel'Sharen Clan



The ruling clan of Chel'el'sussoloth and one of the city-empire's oldest existing clans, claiming direct descent from Sharess through Diva'ratrika, who is both the Ill'haress of the clan and the overall Empress or "Val'Sharess" of the city-empire. The Sharen are a powerful clan both in size and power; although this status has dwindled somewhat after the Nidraa'chal War, a war which resulted in heavy losses for the clan and its power base in Chel. They were the first of the four "Great Clans" ([[note]]the four Great Clans are considered to be the Sharen, the Sullisin'rune, the Illhar'dro and the Beldrobbaen, because they are the oldest clans in Chel and in order to become a Val clan and have access to a seat in the Council of Nine, a non-great clan must be sponsored by one of the four great clans. One example of this is the Val'Sarghress who officially became a Val clan with the support of the Sullisin'rune[[/note]]) to rise to power and Diva'ratrika herself was the one responsible for forming the Council of Nine to oversee the city-empire's affairs. Power in the clan is determined by both rank and relation to the Imperial Family; four of Diva'ratrika's five daughters head their own families, also called bloodlines, and each daughter has their own unique role in the administration of both the clan and the city-empire. For example, Sarv'swati, Diva'ratrika's second eldest daughter is the leader of the Sharen army, whereas Sil'lice and Nishi'kanta ([[note]]according to podcasts[[/note]]) held the position of policing the city-empire.
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!! Background information:
The ruling clan of Chel'el'sussoloth and one of the city-empire's oldest existing clans, claiming direct descent from Sharess through Diva'ratrika, who is both the Ill'haress of the clan and the overall Empress or "Val'Sharess" of the city-empire. The Sharen are a powerful clan both in size and power; although this status has dwindled somewhat after the Nidraa'chal War, a war which resulted in heavy losses for the clan and its power base in Chel. They were the first of the four "Great Clans" ([[note]]the four Great Clans are considered to be the Sharen, the Sullisin'rune, the Illhar'dro and the Beldrobbaen, because they are the oldest clans in Chel and in order to become a Val clan and have access to a seat in the Council of Nine, a non-great clan must be sponsored by one of the four great clans. One example of this is the Val'Sarghress who officially became a Val clan with the support of the Sullisin'rune[[/note]]) to rise to power and Diva'ratrika herself was the one responsible for forming the Council of Nine to oversee the city-empire's affairs. Power in the clan is determined by both rank and relation to the Imperial Family; four of Diva'ratrika's five daughters [[spoiler: publicly]] head their own families, also called bloodlines, and each daughter has their own unique role in the administration of both the clan and the city-empire. For example, Sarv'swati, Diva'ratrika's second eldest daughter is the leader of the Sharen army, whereas Sil'lice and Nishi'kanta ([[note]]according to podcasts[[/note]]) held the position of policing the city-empire.

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[[folder:The Clan as a whole]]
!! Background information:
The ruling clan of Chel'el'sussoloth and one of the city-empire's oldest existing clans, claiming direct descent from Sharess through Diva'ratrika, who is both the Ill'haress of the clan and the overall Empress or "Val'Sharess" of the city-empire. The Sharen are a powerful clan both in size and power; although this status has dwindled somewhat after the Nidraa'chal War, a war which resulted in heavy losses for the clan and its power base in Chel. They were the first of the four "Great Clans" ([[note]]the four Great Clans are considered to be the Sharen, the Sullisin'rune, the Illhar'dro and the Beldrobbaen, because they are the oldest clans in Chel and in order to become a Val clan and have access to a seat in the Council of Nine, a non-great clan must be sponsored by one of the four great clans. One example of this is the Val'Sarghress who officially became a Val clan with the support of the Sullisin'rune[[/note]]) to rise to power and Diva'ratrika herself was the one responsible for forming the Council of Nine to oversee the city-empire's affairs. Power in the clan is determined by both rank and relation to the Imperial Family; four of Diva'ratrika's five daughters [[spoiler: publicly]] head their own families, also called bloodlines, and each daughter has their own unique role in the administration of both the clan and the city-empire. For example, Sarv'swati, Diva'ratrika's second eldest daughter is the leader of the Sharen army, whereas Sil'lice and Nishi'kanta ([[note]]according to podcasts[[/note]]) held the position of policing the city-empire.
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* {{Moe}}: She gets this reaction {{in-universe}} after her helmet is knocked off. Notably not a case of SamusIsAGirl since female fighters are the norm, but the Sarghress are surprised to see she's untainted.

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* {{Moe}}: She gets this reaction {{in-universe}} InUniverse after her helmet is knocked off. Notably not a case of SamusIsAGirl since female fighters are the norm, but the Sarghress are surprised to see she's untainted.


A male Vel serving in Zala'ess' Imperial Guard. First appears in Chapter 47. His can be found [[http://wiki.drowtales.com/images/b/bc/Ch47_altesh_by_drowtales-d8dzdhv.png.jpg here]] and [[http://wiki.drowtales.com/images/6/66/Concept_Altesh_2.png here]].

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A male Vel serving in Zala'ess' Imperial Guard. First appears in Chapter 47. His can be found [[http://wiki.drowtales.com/images/b/bc/Ch47_altesh_by_drowtales-d8dzdhv.png.jpg com/index.php/File:Concept_Al%27tesh.png here]] and [[http://wiki.drowtales.com/images/6/66/Concept_Altesh_2.png here]].

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!! Al'tesh Vel'Sharen[[note]]Created by Thrair[[/note]]
A male Vel serving in Zala'ess' Imperial Guard. First appears in Chapter 47. His can be found [[http://wiki.drowtales.com/images/b/bc/Ch47_altesh_by_drowtales-d8dzdhv.png.jpg here]] and [[http://wiki.drowtales.com/images/6/66/Concept_Altesh_2.png here]].

* MakingASplash: Has a water affinity.
* PraetorianGuard
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Teal Hair]]


* OlderThanTheyLook / YoungerThanTheyLook: His age in relation to that of his five sisters is something of a [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive//20070117c02p066.JPG question mark]]. Only his sisters are listed by birth order- not him. The lines on his face suggest he must be quite old, yet he has a natural white hair color like her younger children. WordOfGod confirmed he is younger than Snadhya but older than Diva's other children.
* OldMaster

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* OlderThanTheyLook / YoungerThanTheyLook: His age in relation to that of his five sisters is something of a [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive//20070117c02p066.JPG question mark]]. Only his sisters are listed by birth order- not him. The lines on his face suggest he must be quite old, yet he has a natural white hair color like her younger children. WordOfGod confirmed he is younger than Snadhya but older than Diva's other children.
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%%* OldMaster



* ShoulderSizedDragon
* VagueAge: See above for reasons.
* TheUnfavorite: It's telling that he's the only child of Diva not seen with a "Val" on the front of his name, though this may have been a writing oversight as other male headmasters in the same scene had a Val prefix, and he is identified as [[http://wiki.drowtales.com/index.php/Clans_Overview#Sharen a Vel'Sharen on the clan overview chart]]. After the timeskip, [[http://www.drowtales.com/wordpress/?p=3699 Kern drew a chibi of Diva'ratrika and her children but with only the daughters present]]- which seems to further suggest this trope.

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* ShoulderSizedDragon
ShoulderSizedDragon: He has a wingless, snakelike dragon small enough for him to wear like a scarf.
* VagueAge: See above for reasons.
His age in relation to that of his five sisters is something of a [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive//20070117c02p066.JPG question mark]]. Only his sisters are listed by birth order -- not him. The lines on his face suggest he must be quite old, yet he has a natural white hair color like her younger children. WordOfGod confirmed he is younger than Snadhya but older than Diva's other children.
* TheUnfavorite: It's telling that he's the only child of Diva not seen with a "Val" on the front of his name, though this may have been a writing oversight as other male headmasters in the same scene had a Val prefix, and he is identified as [[http://wiki.drowtales.com/index.php/Clans_Overview#Sharen a Vel'Sharen on the clan overview chart]]. After the timeskip, [[http://www.drowtales.com/wordpress/?p=3699 Kern drew a chibi of Diva'ratrika and her children but with only the daughters present]]- present]], which seems to further suggest this trope.


* PregnantBadass: Apparently she's three months pregnant and still an active soldier.



* PregnantBadass: Apparently she's three months pregnant and still an active soldier.

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** And then in the same chapter, [[spoiler: Sil'lice may have taken herself out of the running ''again'' with her slaughter at Orthobbae and ''especially'' her rash killing of Sha'sana, Diva's oldest and dearest friend that she hadn't been able to see in decades. Diva's reaction to Sil waking up post-tainting is noticeably chilly. Nishi'kanta may be the only one who ''hasn't screwed up by now.]]

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* MysteriousVeil: A lower-face-obscuring veil is part of all of her outfits except when she was a small child, and worn by her Overseers as well.


* BadAss: Slaying her own dragon gave her this reputation in-universe.
** PregnantBadass: Apparently she's three months pregnant and still an active soldier.


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* PregnantBadass: Apparently she's three months pregnant and still an active soldier.


* TeethClenchedTeamwork: With the Black Sun after the timeskip, to the point that several Sharen [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=8990 openly resent]] working with them, and apparently Black Sun getting tossed into cells with rowdy Sarghress prisoners by Sharen is a regular enough occurrence to not arouse suspicion.

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* TeethClenchedTeamwork: With the Black Sun after the timeskip, to the point that several Sharen [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=8990 openly resent]] working with them, and apparently Black Sun getting tossed into cells with rowdy Sarghress prisoners by Sharen is a regular enough occurrence to not arouse suspicion. [[spoiler: Or at least only token suspicion as a shape-shifted Ariel was questioned in "Black Sun" by the prison guard before being freed.]]


* ArchEnemy: Both Quain'tana and Ash'waren perceive her as this, particularly in Ash'waren's case.

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* ArchEnemy: Both Quain'tana and Ash'waren perceive her as this, particularly in Ash'waren's case.case [[spoiler:since Diva's mother and extended Sharen family was responsible for wiping out most of Ash'waren's clan and forcing them to become Sharen protectorates]].
* TheAtoner: Post timeskip [[spoiler:as Diva]], she seems to be heading down this path, with the guilt of her actions [[spoiler:including her disillusionment and indifference as Empress, her inaction with the tainting Nidraa'chal War, and her unwillingness to kill her daughters when they rebelled against her]] hitting her over the years. In chapter 50 [[spoiler:she plans to make Sil'lice and Nishi'kanta her official heirs and raise them differently so she wouldn't have a repeat of what happened with Snadhya]].



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* CurtainsMatchTheWindowCurtainsMatchTheWindow: Had purple hair along with purple eyes. [[spoiler:Her appearance post-FusionDance with Ragini as Diva had this, too]].



* AFateWorseThanDeath: Sure, [[spoiler:Snadhya and company could have just killed her,]] but decided that [[spoiler:leaving her to die in her throne room was a better option]].
* DyingAlone: [[spoiler:Said Fate Worse Than Death her daughters tried to inflict on her. Notably she ''does'' technically die alone after sending Ragini out, but invokes DeathIsCheap via the FusionDance]].
* FinallyFoundTheBody: [[spoiler:Diva'ratrika was murdered by her own daughters long ago. But her daughters chose to fake her survival for use as a figurehead. When the Sarghress finally conquer Chel, they manage to dig their way into the throneroom and they uncover her mummified corpse, finally offering solid proof of her demise.]]
* FusionDance: ([[spoiler:With Ragini]].

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* AFateWorseThanDeath: Sure, [[spoiler:Snadhya [[spoiler:Snadhya, Sarv, and company Zala could have just killed her,]] but decided that [[spoiler:leaving her to die in her throne room was a better option]].
* DyingAlone: [[spoiler:Said Fate Worse Than Death [[spoiler:The FateWorseThanDeath mentioned above her daughters tried to inflict on her. Notably she ''does'' technically die alone after sending Ragini out, but invokes DeathIsCheap via the FusionDance]].
* FinallyFoundTheBody: [[spoiler:Diva'ratrika was murdered by her own daughters long ago. But her daughters chose to fake her survival for use as a figurehead. When the Sarghress finally conquer Chel, they manage to dig their way into the throneroom throne room and they uncover her mummified corpse, finally offering solid proof of her demise.]]
* FusionDance: ([[spoiler:With [[spoiler:With Ragini]].



* IHatePastMe: While visiting her corpse, she regrets the many, many bad decisions she's made that led to this point.

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* IHatePastMe: While visiting [[spoiler:the corpse of her corpse, former self]], she has a self-monologue where she regrets the many, many bad decisions she's made that led to this point.



* MeaningfulName: Her shortened name refers to a temperamental and/or haughty woman, which she was [[spoiler:in her former life as Empress before her "death" and FusionDance with Ragini]].



* OlderIsBetter: Essentially the basis of her power, and WordOfGod is that Diva would prefer if she could be a queen like Sharess was and never fully adapted to the system her own rule promoted.

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* OlderIsBetter: Essentially the basis of her power, and WordOfGod is that Diva would prefer if she could be a queen like Sharess was and never fully adapted to the system her own rule (as well as her mother's) promoted.



* PimpedOutDress: What with being an empress.

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** In chapter 50, [[spoiler:she loses all familial love towards Snadhya as she finally recognizes her as the evil, manipulative bitch she is, and switches her favoritism to Sil'lice and Nishi'kanta (especially Sil'lice). She even prays for them to come back safely with Snadhya's head when they spearhead a search for her]].
* PimpedOutDress: What with being an empress. [[spoiler:She wears plainer clothes as "Diva"]].



* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: As Phani'lath relates, during the last Council [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=5568 Diva'ratrika actually left in the middle of it]] even though she was the one who called it, and things went downhill from there. 15 years later many other clans have come to view Diva'ratrika as being indifferent to the affairs of the Empire, since after that incident she stopped appearing publicly for 15 years [[spoiler:which technically wasn't her fault since she was either imprisoned or dead at that point, and the "Diva" who holds a parade is really a double]].

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: As Phani'lath Vel'Sharen relates, during the last Council [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=5568 Diva'ratrika actually left in the middle of it]] even though she was the one who called it, and things went downhill from there. 15 Some fifteen years later later, many other clans have come to view Diva'ratrika as being indifferent to the affairs of the Empire, since after that incident she stopped appearing publicly for 15 years [[spoiler:which technically wasn't her fault since she was either imprisoned or dead at that point, and the "Diva" who holds a parade is really a double]].

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* IHatePastMe: While visiting her corpse, she regrets the many, many bad decisions she's made that led to this point.

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