Seshkrozchiel

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Seshkrozchiel is a living drake hibernating deep beneath Kewar Tunnel.

She is a massive being with eight-five spans of shimmering scales from crest to tail spikes and blazing yellow eyes. Her fore-claw, alone, is as tall as a man.

Role in the Story

Spoiler warning: Contains plot elements from multiple books in the series.

Black Bargain

Third Age 5014: Just after Winter Solstice, Seshkrozchiel confronts Davien in the Korias Flats. The great drake suspects transgressions of the Compact. Davien sidesteps the concern and offers himself unconditionally if evidence is found to the contrary.

Stormed Fortress

Third Age 5671: During the Siege of Alestron, it is revealed that Davien's source of drakish power is a bargain he made with Seshkrozchiel, who was once Haspastion's mate. This bargain comes due when the stolen drake skulls are disturbed at Avenor and Asandir struggles to exit from the grimward in Scarpdale. When Seshkrozchiel finally awakens, she links up with the matrix of Davien's spirit and smashes through the chamber at Kewar Tunnel. Seshkrozchiel and Davien fly to Avenor, where the drake destroys the entire town and the stolen drake skulls under the state hall, then head for the grimward in Scarpdale. Davien attempts to explain that killing innocent humans in Avenor was wrong, but Seshkrozchiel sees no value in any human but those of the Fellowship. Davien steers Seshkrozchiel's interests away from Arithon and the Siege of Alestron as the pair challenges the grimward in Scarpdale.

Through active dreaming of creation (a drake-dream), Seshkrozchiel relieves the burden of the grimward from Sethvir and faces the awareness of the dead drake inside. It is revealed that in exchange for the restoration of his corporeal form, Davien lends his human perception to all that Seshkrozchiel experiences. Seshkrozchiel's attempts to unmake the grimward and restore Scarpdale's natural state are blocked by the presence of the five horsemen lost in the Korias grimward, possibly tied to Asandir's use of the drake skulls within different grimwards for teleportation. Working together, Seshkrozchiel and Davien allow the trapped souls to make a natural crossing into death. Seshkrozchiel encounters Asandir in the grimward. Rather than take the opportunity to return to Athera himself, Asandir chooses stay with Seshkrozchiel and Davien. As Seshkrozchiel battles the haunt to unmake the grimward, Davien stands at risk of losing his identity. Asandir attempts to anchor him with recollection of a potent memory from Third Age 5129, when a summons at Althain Tower ultimately ended in Davien's discorporate status. Seshkrozchiel rechannels her perception of Shehane Althain's wards and the members of the Fellowship to put a permanent end to the dead drake.

During a meeting between Davien and Asandir at Althain Tower, Davien mentions that he and Seshkrozchiel plan to mend the barrier wards around two more unstable grimwards next.

Initiate's Trial

Third Age 5922: Seshkrozchiel is in Kathtairr when Asandir clears the flux lines of Tysan.

As Elaira is pursued by Koriani initiates in Redburn, it is revealed that her spoken words once summoned Davien and Seshkrozchiel to her aid sometime in the past.

Third Age 5923: Seshkrozchiel reveals her desire to undo the damage done to Kathtairr and Davien warns that it will upshift the resonance of the entire planet. In early spring, their paired creativity causes a plant to grow. As expected, this affects the resonance across Athera to the detriment of humans and their settlements built in disregard of the flux lanes.

When Asandir must enter Athili, he leaves his horse at the Scarpdale site where a grimward once stood. The masterless horse collapses hours later and Asandir's inscribed rune of appeal draws Seshkrozchiel's interest. The drake returns to the continent from Kathtairr. On a suggestion from Davien, she stops at the tavern where Dakar and Daliana are held captive. Davien offers the option to step into Seshkrozchiel's true dreaming in hopes that they will end up in a place aligned with their true desires. Both accept the offer. In gratitude to Asandir for past help in the Scarpdale grimward, Seshkrozchiel remakes Asandir's dying horse in the form of Isfarenn.

Sethvir's casting of strands reveals that Seshkrozchiel is on the verge of a hibernation that might last for a millenium. He warns that Davien might not survive if he remains bound to the drake. After Luhaine is unable to convince the drake to release Davien, he bargains to take his place for the duration of the hibernation. The bargain is accepted and Davien walks free. Seshkrozchiel hibernates in a volcanic spur of the Storlain Mountains.