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Kira

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Kira
The Betrayer
Kira The Betrayer
Area: Highgate (Act 4), The Quarry (Act 9)
Functions: weapon and armour vendor

Kira is an NPC that can be found in Highgate in Act 4. She also functions as a vendor of weapons and armour. Since 3.0.0, in act 9, Kira has been possessed by the queen of the sand Garukhan and has betrayed Highgate by kidnapping Oyun.

Sharing some similarities with Greust from Act 2, Kira is a proud warrior who dislikes and strongly distrusts foreigners, only assisting with providing equipment out of a sense of duty.

Lore

A descendant of the legendary Sekhema Deshret, Kira is deeply attached to Maraketh tradition, in particular that begun by her ancestor. She is bitterly opposed to Oyun's decision to end the two centuries long isolation of the Maraketh people and accept exiles into the city (Petarus and Vanja being the first ones), and she is even more opposed to the idea of breaking Deshret's Seal and attempting to kill The Beast - convinced that anyone attempting to do that will certainly die and bring doom upon the city.

However, her attachment to tradition also makes her unwaveringly loyal and as a result, deeply conflicted - she constantly voices her frustration with Oyun's decisions and questions her judgement, but fulfills her duties without hesitation nevertheless.

It seems that Kira is universally admired for her loyalty and bravery - and universally disliked for her closed-mindedness.

Dialogues

Kira is voiced by New Zealand actress Chye-Ling Huang.

Introduction

We opened the gates to you for two reasons only. Dominus and Piety. They made themselves our enemies. You made them dead.

Now Oyun believes there is a third reason. The Beast is our enemy. Perhaps you can make it dead as well?

I have seen the look in Piety’s eyes. I see the look in your eyes, Witch. It is not as different as I had hoped.

No matter. The knife in your hand is better than the spear in the rack.

The Mines

Deshret’s banner flies at the Mine’s entrance and now the darkness gapes, hungry and expectant.

Our Red Sekhema sealed that gate for a reason. Not simply to prevent the Beast from reaching out, but to hinder those fools who would disturb its slumber.

And here you are, about to be swallowed by that darkness. Let us hope the Beast doesn’t notice your passing.

Trading

Oyun has ordered me to help you, to trade with you.

I have risked much to gather weapons and armour for this akhara. I’ve scavenged on the fringes of Voll’s encampment, and scouted the Dead City.

Let us see if you can offer any value in return.

Voll

I’ve led many a war party against Voll and his unmen, and I’ve seen too many of my dekhara die. I shall look for your return, but I shall not expect it.

Voll (after finding Deshret's Banner)

Hundreds of our dekhara have fallen to Voll and his legion throughout the years. They died defendind their akhara.

Now Voll is gone, killed by an outsider. You bask in the glory, exile, while I honour the dead.

Petarus and Vanja

As we give strength to the outside, we grow weaker on the inside. First, there was Petarus and Vanja. Now there is you.

It shows how little faith Oyun has in us, in her own akhara, that she would treat blackguards and exiles with such admiration.

Oyun

Oyun is my sekhema, my commander. I am her dekhara, her warrior. I defend this akhara as Oyun sees fit.

Whether Oyun is fit to see what is best for this tribe… it is not for me to say.

Tasuni

My mother gave Tasuni to the gods. The gods gave him back, and I thank them for it, every day.

Given the choice, I would never have chosen Tasuni as my brother, but then, family is not about what you want, it is about what you need.

Deshret

Deshret lies shackled in the darkness, while I, her blood, am shackled by duty to remain here. Oyun has decreed it.

Will it be you then who frees Deshret from her dishonour? Perhaps you will, perhaps you won’t. Either way, it is Deshret’s fate to suffer at the mercy on injustice.

Deshret (after freeing Deshret's spirit)

Deshret has ascend and returned, as we all must, to the dust of Vastiri. The Red Sekhema’s dishonour has passed, and for that, outsider, I will always be grateful.

Yet honour lies not in whether an act is committed. Honour lies in how an act is committed. What does it say of the Maraketh when we are forbidden to attend to our own?

What does it say of Oyun and her belief in her own blood, our own honour?

Dialla

“When a woman forgets how to die, a woman forgets how to live.”

Deshret said that to er dekhara on the day she killed Titucius, Scourge of the Maraketh.

I say this of Dialla: When a woman knows nothing of life, howe can she care for the living?

Dialla (after activating the Rapture Device)

The Gemling Queen has given of that black life of hers… for what? To wound and wake the Beast that should have been slaughtered in its sleep.

Dialla’s path would lead us into Cataclysm. Follow your own path from now on.

Malachai (Witch)

What cannot be understood should be feared. It is the first rule that a child learns.

There is no shame in my saying this: I fear you, Witch.