Komeila Vaarthinkeard [/ko'mejla 'vʌːɾθinkjaɾd/ or /ko'meila 'vʌːrθinkjard/]
Cis Female (She/Her)
162.56 cm (5' 4")
60 kg (132.28 lbs.)
16 (start of story); • 18 (initiated) • 22 (Queen of Erkhar and Khaivir) • 40 (Guardian)
19 Saefathivel 910 CY (January 19)
N O T E S
Rapier, ahlspiess (soul-bound)
P E R S O N A L I T Y
N O T A B L E R E L A T I O N S H I P S
⯁ O T H E R R A C E S ⯁
F E L L O W R A C E
D E I T I E S
D R A C O N I A N S
A V I A N S
⯁ O T H E R C H A R A C T E R S ⯁
K A I R O S
S A R R A L I
K A T V A S S A
A B I L I T I E S + S K I L L S
P H Y S I C A L
M A G I C A L
S T O R Y
C H I L D H O O D
Komeila is the crown princess of the eastern Saelaga’arrean kingdom of Erkhar. The eastern territory is known for being military-centric, and thus she bears a lot of knowledge on combat and warfare at a tender age, aside from diplomatic duties, academics, and the arts—all the necessary know-how she needs for being a princess. Her cousin—Kairos Maroith—is the youngest son of one of Erkhar’s best generals, who also happens to be part of the Erkharan nobility. She is betrothed to the princess of the western kingdom of Khaivir—Katvassa Baalfesir—at the age of sixteen as a peace treaty between the two kingdoms after hundreds of years of conflict, disagreements, and war regarding their conflicting interests and cultures. Besides being the future rulers of new and yet-to-be-established capital to mark the beginning of peace between Erkhar and Khaivir, the two were also childhood friends. Their parents allowed them to meet and develop their friendship during occasional state visits, and the two grew a special relationship prior to the announcement of their betrothal. They eventually get married before Katvassa departs for her initiation—just a year after the announcement of their engagement—leaving both Erkhar and Khaivir under Katvassa’s care.
D R A G O N R I T E S
R E T U R N T O E R K H A R
As per Draconian customs, all initiates willing to undergo the airisthala or dragon rites are given a charm from the mages of their homeland in order to return to the surface plane. However, Komeila's charm was unknowingly corrupted and teleported her elsewhere in Lelriera. She landed in the Kat'hari tribes—Sarrali and Karthos' home. Unknown to her, the charm was corrupted by the Khaiviran royal mages through void magic. The charm was tainted in special way that only corrupts by the time it's used for the first time, and subsequent observations show no signs of corruption. However, it left remnants of its magic in the divine plane, just enough to taint the nearest divine dragon—particularly Asriga, the divine earth dragon. On the other hand, her parents—the current monarchs of Erkhar—were assassinated during her absence due to the dragon rites. Komeila remained unaware at the moment that it was all an elaborate scheme by the Khaiviran royal family in order for them to reunite both kingdoms and rule over the newly unified kingdom under their power. They expected Komeila to fall during the initiation after her failure to appear during the celebration for her supposed success back in Erkhar—just a little over a month after her parents' death. Komeila heard news of her parents' death during her stay at Kat'hari, but not the truth. The king and queen of Erkhar have died outside their territory at different times. The queen was visiting Mirhati for talks regarding resources, while the king traveled to Shuria but never made it. The queen was poisoned by a servant of Erkhar. However, the servant had not known that the tea was tainted as it was a congratulatory gift from Khaivir for their heiresses' marriage.
Komeila managed to return back to Erkhar with the aid of Sarrali, Karthos, and other fellow Draconians she met during the training and dragon rites. Khaivir was conflicted upon news of her arrival and thought up of other ways to get rid of the last and only member of the House of Vaarthinkeard's main bloodline. The royals and nobles of Khaivir accused Komeila of betraying the Aerodraconians, considering that both Erkhar and Khaivir were infamous for being distant towards other races, mainly due to their locations and secluded nature. They considered gaining aid from the outside as wrong and punishable as they wish to take matters into their own hands, especially in warfare. While Komeila appeared alone, Khaivir's spies among the initiates who watched her every move gave them more proof that Komeila "betrayed" her people after one of them reported her suspecting that someone had tainted her charm and mentioned Khaivir's possible involvement. Her suspicion, claims, and refusal to deny them lead her to be arrested for treason. She was also accused of disturbing the peace, especially now that the two kingdoms have been unified.
E S C A P E
Komeila needed to find a way to prove her charm was tainted. Katvassa—her then-wife and the new queen—visited her cell and "asked" her to denounce her claim and be freed. However, Komeila called her a snake out of impulse and Katvassa pretended to feel appalled and confused. Komeila argued with her, telling her to stop acting like she didn't know a thing, but the new queen refused to give her answers. Katvassa merely told her that she was in the wrong for wishing to break the peace and left as she took the charm from Komeila's hand and threw it to the wall behind her, cracking it. Left alone, Komeila attempted to seek out a solution for her predicament.—she needed a way to escape her cell, but not without any unnecessary casualties on the way out. She left a trail of corpses behind her by the time she left the prison walls and transformed into a dragon—the first time she had done so since the dragon rites. From there, Komeila traveled far and wide back to Kat'hari, only to bump into Sarrali when she reached Edhionth. The two chose to return to Kat'hari together and upon their arrival, Komeila inquired on how to detect void magic since the charm—while corrupted—bore no other proof of it being tarnished. Both were stumped until they came across Shula—one of the many initiates and the current empress of Edhionth—who was visiting Kat'hari for diplomatic reasons. They learned from Shula that Chandra—who occasionally visits Shuria, their capital—may be able to give them some aid. Komeila and Sarrali accompanied Shula on the way to Shuria and awaited Chandra's appearance. The god of the moon showed his face at the palace and the three asked him for help, and so he tried to purify the charm with a mix of water and aether magic. However, he failed and stated that one can't purify something that was never tainted in the first place. Everyone was confused and Komeila was at a loss with what to do. She felt frustrated over her kingdom and her own fate, but Shula reassured her that she will regain what she had lost.
Just then, Mishal and Makaria—still their fellow initiates—return with news that a dragon had been corrupted—a first in Lelrieran history. It was no ordinary dragon, however, as it was one of the divine dragons who descended to the mortal plane to wreak havoc. Asriga meant to come down to the mortal plane due to the incoming moon festival at Shuria. Draconians and moons had a connection due to Chandra and Tancred's relationship, as per the laws of their world regarding deities. None of them would've known about Asriga's corrupted state if they weren't summoned for the event. A realization struck Komeila and she felt like she finally found another piece to her puzzle, but Makaria warned her that it would only give her people more reason to despise her, whether or not she was right or wrong. Upon hearing the news, Chandra told her that only whoever corrupted the charm could undo its effects and that a rare and difficult form of void magic was used to tarnish it—particularly a fairly dangerous one as it was meant to conceal its purpose and incur chaos. He explained under the assumption that based on Komeila's reaction to the news, he believed that the charm truly has been tainted and the presence of the corrupted Asriga was proof, especially since she had the charm with her during the dragon rites. He then informed her that was all a hypothesis on his part as he recalled that particular technique from the back of his mind. With this, Komeila asked for his intervention, but Chandra merely mentions that gods don't take sides, albeit in a playful manner. With this, Komeila headed back to her kingdom out of impulse, forcing her companions to follow suit in fear of her safety.
Older (Guardian) modern AU Komeila. The only difference would be her clothing.