Lore:Faydra Shardai

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Faydra Shardai
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Faydra Shardai (Battlespire)
Race Daedra Lord Gender Female
Appears in Battlespire

Faydra Shardai is the leader of Shardai Clan that is in the service of Clan Dagon. She along with Xivilai Moath are Mehrunes Dagon's adoptive children.[1] Her Oathkin include Moath and Imago Storm. Her incantory neonymic was once "Nepehkweh-kodo".[2]


Faydra Shardai has been in Mehrunes Dagon's service since at least the time of the Interregnum in the Second Era. Her Clan exiled a Dremora by the name of Xyria, who fell in love with an Argonian summoner named Xocin during the Second Akaviri Invasion. After reforming, Faydra and her kyn sought to hunt Xyria for her forbidden affections, leading to Xocin to attempt to summon his lover back to Nirn, though their fates remain ambigious.[3]

Faydra's clan served alongside the Xivilai and Dremora Clan during the occupation of the Battlespire. At this time, the Fire Daedra and the Hernes were retainers of the Shardai Clan.[4][5] On Faydra's orders, the Fire Daedra helped to invade the Shade Perilous along with their hated enemies, the Frost Daedra. To prevent infighting, Faydra made a pact with Moath, forcing them to work together.[4][6] This relationship did not hold, as an apprentice from the Battlespire, following the retreating Daedric armies, brought the Elemental Daedra into conflict over control of the realm.[7]

Moath's Clan was blamed for failing to stop the liberation of Shade Perilous, leaving Faydra's Clan with a higher status,[6] at least momentarily. After escaping the Shade Perilous, the apprentice made it into the Chimera of Desolation, where they thrust into the middle of a ritualistic hunt known as the Ritual of the Innocent Quarry. Here, Faydra's forces took the forefront of attempting to slay the hero (with Moath's forces providing additional support), though this attempt failed despite Faydra's Hernes cheating, which gave the apprentice the opportunity to add both the Armor of the Savior's Hide and the Spear of Bitter Mercy artifacts to their arsenal to use against Dagon's forces.[8]

The apprentice subsequently traveled to the Havoc Wellhead, a provincial governmental center housing Faydra and other Dagonic lieutenants. The increasing rivalry between Faydra and Moath displeased Grand Vizier Imago Storm of the Dremora Clan. Indeed, Imago saw this sibling conflict as a cause for disaster, such as Moath instigating the conquest of the Battlespire[9] which may attract the attention of the other Daedric Princes (Nocturnal in particular),[10] and Faydra's failure to mend the situation.[8] As a result, Imago made ​a deal with the Battlespire apprentice in an attempt to restore order to Clan Dagon.[11] Xivilai Moath was tricked into aiding the apprentice and brought his clan into open conflict with Shardai Clan, and Faydra was banished using her neonymic.[12]


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