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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 Half Breeds) 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", "crusaders" or "blades", females are either "wardens" or "inquisitors".

  • Animal Motifs (The unicorn)
  • Broken Base (In-Universe, the Kyorl are deeply divided on the subject of racial purity and how to treat their Drowolath cousins)
  • 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)
  • Bodyguard Crush (its not hard to infer that most of the Kyorl Orders' warden/blade relationships probably end up like this)
  • 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)
  • Child Soldier (though children seem to fight in every clan, the Kyorl fit best, as seen here)
  • Emotion Bomb (part of what Inquisitors do while "cleansing" people, similar to the real life practice of Love bombing)
  • Fantastic Racism (towards light elves and half-bloods, though they have accepted a few of the latter into their ranks such as Sang'oro)
  • 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 Kyuuse, 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)
  • Holy Child (they revere the "Holy Eyes" aka Awares like Zhor and by extension, Ariel)
  • 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)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • Kill It with Fire (seems to be 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
  • The Masquerade (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)
  • Mind Manipulation (the process of "cleansing" is just a fancy word for this, along with Brainwashing)
  • Mission from God (they see it as their mission to protect the "Children of Sharess" from their own flaws)
  • Not So Different (what Lulianne came to believe after she saw what they did to those that survived the Dutan'vir charge)
  • Pure Is Not Good (generally any time the word "purity" gets invoked someone is about to die)
  • 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 and the Vanir, but only a few know this)
  • 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)


Shimi'lande Val'Kyorl'solenurn

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 amongst the Kyorl'solenurn.

  • Curtains Match the Window
  • Facial Markings (has the nine-eyed Sharess symbol on her forehead)
  • Improbable Age (early character info mentions that she's incredibly young by the standards of most Ill'haresses and it was one of the points made against her by the Council of Judicators in Chapter 17.)
  • 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 via a Xanatos Gambit 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 (towards both her biological and 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 (implied, and it seems she knows)
  • Seer
  • Reasonable Authority Figure (pretty much a given since she has to keep the fanatics and more moderate Kyorls in line, best demonstrated here)


Chirinide Val'Kyorl'solenurn

Shimi'lande's adopted daughter who shares her ability to see the past and the future.

  • 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)
  • The Cassandra (has visions, but Ariel 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 drowussu and light elves)
  • 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 (leading to...)
  • Eyes of Gold
  • Hair of Gold
  • Halfbreed (due to her Light Elf father grew up calling herself this, though she's the only one who seems to care and later subverted when we find out that light elves are to drowussu what dark elves are to drow, meaning she technically is a pure blood drowussu)
  • Holding Hands (with Shan'naal)
  • Pint-Sized 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)
  • Playing with Fire (has a fire affinity)
  • 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
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork (with Kyo'nne)
  • You Are What You Hate (initially, but she grows out of it)


Shan'naal Val'Kyorl'solenurn

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 a rather big crush on him.


Ky'ovarde Kyorl'solenurn

One of the wardens in the Order of The Twin Eyes. She takes her job of demon slaying very seriously.

  • Eyepatch of Power
  • Fiery Redhead (more orange in shade, but still fits the trope)
  • Knight Templar (even among the already fanatical Kyorls she's one)
  • Not So Different (Sene'kha points this out when she sees that Kyo'varde uses demon summoning to fight her, but Kyo'varde justifies it as fighting fire with fire)
  • 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)


Myou Kyorl'solenurn

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.


Yakuise Val'Kyorl'solenurn

A girl of Shimi'lande's lineage, she lives in the basement of the Sharen fortress. First appears in Chapter 31.

  • 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 Ssu ([1])
  • Curtains Match the Window (mostly, since her eyes and hair are slightly different shades of gray)
  • Fun Size (she has to be this when standing if she is even smaller than most of the already standardly small drowussu)
  • Girls Love Stuffed Animals (if her room is anything to go buy, she loves plushies)
  • Gray Eyes
  • Misblamed (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.



Yakuise's protector.


Tir'ade Kyorl'solenurn now Mae'yukir Sarghress

A young templar, he accompanies Chiri and Shan'naal into Chel, and winds up tainted. He has since run away and is now with the Sarghress.


Mili'ani Kyorl'solenurn

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 Kyorl'solenurn

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.


Ano'Toti Kyorl'solenurn

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.


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 Kyo'varde against the Vloz'ress. 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.

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  1. slang for drowussu