Distreyd Thanadar XI
- This article is about the eleventh Distreyd Thanadar. For a list of other Distreyds, see Distreyd Thanadar.
|Distreyd Thanadar XI|
|Age: 57 (at time of death)|
|Class: Black Mage|
|Faction: Clergy of Mardük|
- "Damn you, boy, I'd hoped you'd have the sense to wait until you were ready, not like the others. Of all of the wives I've kept, I like this one the best. Now I'm going to have to kill her, just as I killed the mothers of all of the other failures. I despair for my lineage if all of my sons grow up to be such utter fools!"
- —Distreyd Thanadar XI to Distreyd Thanadar XII
Distreyd Thanadar XI was the eleventh person to hold the title of Distreyd Thanadar. He was the high cleric of Mardük and the father of many children, including his seventh son who was aptly named Seven. When Seven finally came to kill him as was traditionally the custom in the Thanadar line, Distreyd XI had already slain all of Seven's older brothers. Distreyd XI was certain that Seven would meet his end too just like the other sons had, but it turned out that Seven was far more cunning than Distreyd XI had anticipated. After a brutal battle, Seven managed to behead Distreyd XI and became the next high cleric of Mardük, taking the title of Distreyd Thanadar XII.
Like every Distreyd Thanadar before him, Distreyd XI killed his father and took his title, becoming the new high cleric of Mardük and the lord of Vulpengaard Keep in Yamato. He fathered many sons and daughters but slew every child that tried to challenge his power. He began to worry that he would not produce a strong enough heir to carry on the legacy of the Thanadar line.
- "I sense great potential in you, boy. Since you're wiser than your years indicate, I shall give you the name of a demon who sought knowledge above all else. Henceforth you shall be known as... Zarnagon!"
- —Distreyd XI to Zarnagon
Distreyd XI trained various gifted children of the Clergy of Mardük personally. He probably did this because he knew that those children would become useful to him and would not try to backstab him like his sons and daughters would do. One of Distreyd XI's students turned out to be Zarnagon who would ironically become the right-hand man of Distreyd XI's seventh son and murderer, Distreyd XII, in the years of the Yamatian Invasion and the Great War.
- "I control dreams, father, bad and otherwise. Some would think it a useless ability, but I thought it wisest to keep it a secret anyways."
- "That's how you were able to kill Eight and Nine. It will do you no good."
- —Distreyd XII and Distreyd XI
Distreyd XI's seventh son, Seven, challenged him in 1000 AE. Although Distreyd XI was certain that he could kill his son, Seven defeated him with the combination of his skills, a complex strategy and his Innate Ability which could control dreams. Seven cut off Distreyd XI's head and took his sword Dokubaraken and thus became the next high cleric, Distreyd Thanadar XII.
Aliases and Nicknames
- High Cleric
- Distreyd XI's title in the Clergy of Mardük.
A stereotypic, elderly black mage.
Personality and Traits
A cruel bastard.
Powers and Abilities
Although Distreyd was a skilled mage, he was also surprisingly good with a sword. However, his age was slowing him down by the time his seventh son came to challenge him.
Innate Ability: If anybody sought him, Distreyd XI became aware of it as soon as the resolution to seek him out was made. This ability had kept him alive for so long as he always knew what you were doing before you did it.
Distreyd Thanadar XII
Seven, who would later become Distreyd XII, was the seventh son of Distreyd XI. Like every Distreyd, Distreyd XI raised his children in a cruel manner and gave them the mentality of "kill or be killed". He slew every one of his children who were weaker than him (except for the children whom Seven himself had killed), but his reign of terror came to an end when an even bigger bastard, Seven, killed him and took his place in the clergy.
Distreyd XI took Kareth d'Zarnagon under his wing and gave him the name Zarnagon. Kareth and a few other gifted children were trained by Distreyd XI personally. The training was successful, and Kareth became one of Distreyd XI's crowning achievements. However, Distreyd XI never lived to see Kareth's rise to power in Remon and Aison.