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Blades of Vigilance (formerly)
- "Woman, do you understand who you're dealing with? Vaetris L'andariel, Duchess of the Eastern Horde... soon to be Grand Duchess of the Four Hordes."
- —Vaetris L'andariel to Glaurung Losstarot
Duchess Vaetris L'andariel, also known as Vaetris Redfield, is an archdemon who is the Lady of the Duchy of Eastern Yamato and the leader of the Eastern Horde in the Third Age of tGA. She disguised herself as a human rogue and worked for the Blades of Vigilance for a while, organizing most of the Blades' covert events together with Signan Weinstein. She has stolen Dawn from Axikasha Keiran, escorted Hannibal Losstarot to Trinity Gask and has recently captured Glaurung Losstarot. She plans to unite all the four demon hordes under her rule and take over the world. Most of her former allies still remain unaware of her true nature.
Lady of the East
Vaetris originated from the Demon Realm and appeared in the Land of the Living with the rest of the demons during the Cataclysm. She eventually formed the Eastern Horde and took over Eastern Yamato with her sister, Dreadlady Nina Heeate. Her horde consisted entirely of female demons, and she wanted to change the world which was full of chauvinistic males.
Not content with her position, Vaetris began plotting the other hordes' downfall and intended to eventually take the title of Grand Duchess, and thus the overall leadership of all demons, for herself. She ordered her sister, who was using the alias Gin'vel, to go work for Duke Hepnaz L'invrad of the Southern Horde in order to keep an eye on Southern Yamato, while also sending her spies to observe the movements of Duke Malphas d'Xuvadon of the Northern Horde and Duke Pazuzu of the Western Horde.
Joining the Blades
At some point Vaetris decided to leave Yamato to gather intel on the human-occupied areas outside her duchy. She travelled the world using a human form and the alias Vaetris Redfield.
Vaetris joined Axikasha Keiran's Blades of Vigilance sometime in 10 AOE when Ax was recruiting warriors and mages to observe the movements of the Totenkopfs who had recently caused havoc in Remon. Vaetris, posing as a human rogue, claimed to be from Maar Sul, and Ax accepted her into the Blades' ranks.
She met with Signan Weinstein and Natsumi Amuro, and they earned Ax's trust and quickly rose into high positions within the Blades. Vaetris was given the authority to organize most of the Blades' covert events, and all Blade spies reported directly to her. In the event that Ax couldn't lead the Blades, Vaetris and Signan were fully capable of doing so. Vaetris also became one of the caretakers of Kaisa Blackwell, and she taught the girl self-defense.
Signan was oogling over Vaetris who found him easy to manipulate should she ever requires his services. Natsumi, meanwhile, had joined the Blades in hopes of eventually rescuing her brother from demons, and Vaetris used this information to make Natsumi pledge loyalty to her in exchange for freeing her brother. When all was said and done, she had gained two capable allies whom she would put to good use in the future.
A Game of Deception
Vaetris accompanied Ax and the Blades to a meeting in Remonton in 11 AOE and witnessed Marcus Sarillius forming the Grand Alliance. When Marcus was kidnapped, Ax gathered a group consisting of Blades and various heroes and went to save him in the Ruined Kingdom. Before she left on her covert mission, she gave Vaetris and Signan the authority to lead the Blades who would march with the rest of the Alliance's army to liberate Maar Sul from the invading forces of the Proninist Party.
Echoes of War
- "Now, can I trust you not to screw anything up for a day or two? The commander needs to know what just transpired here."
- "I've got everything covered. I'll miss seeing your gorgeous face, but I can take it. Just leave everything to me."
- —Vaetris and Signan Weinstein
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A Crimson Dawn
- "And how in Cardia's name did you make it back so fast?"
- "I have my ways, my lady."
- —Axikasha Keiran and Vaetris
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Tears of the Sun
- "Stop this madness, all of you! We know nothing about each other, and yet we fight mindlessly? We're all better than this!"
- —Vaetris to her companions and the Sirithai
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The Winds of Wrath
- "If you want to live, I suggest you leave."
- "Never! Nothing you can do to us could rival what our master will do if we fail!"
- —Vaetris and Beatrice
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- "For too long, I've hidden my true power. But soon... soon all will know my true might! I sincerely hope you're there to witness it, Ax."
- —Vaetris to Axikasha Keiran
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- "I will not allow the Alliance and the Coalition a chance at peace. Divided they are weak, and that weakness will be their downfall."
- "I wouldn't count on an easy victory, Duchess. Humans might just surprise you."
- "Oh, I don't doubt it. But I can be patient. I'll bide my time, put the pieces together one by one, as I have done for hundreds of years... and when the time is right to strike, this world will bend to my will."
- —Vaetris and Jumahn DeColann
Vaetris and her minions saw Glaurung leaving the scene without any escorts. Saleos's surprise attack and capture had provided Vaetris with the perfect chance to strike, and she confronted Glaurung. Despite Glaurung being a skilled swordswoman and mage, Vaetris was an archdemon and used her powers to beat Glaurung, revealing her true demonic form at long last. She captured Glaurung alive and ordered her bewildered allies to tie Glaurung up. Despite the shock of seeing Vaetris's true form, Signan and the others followed her orders.
Just as Vaetris was about to leave the scene with her captive and minions, she was confronted by Jono. She greeted him cheerfully, but he responded by attacking her in rage over her betrayal. Vaetris seemed to have some feelings for Jono, though, and asked him to join her. For a moment this offer seemed to persuade Jono but in the end Jono chose to reject Vaetris, severely injure Signan and free Glaurung who by then had regained her consciousness.
Angered by Jono's refusal, Vaetris struck him down and defeated the still recovering Glaurung once more. This time she made sure that Jono would not hinder her progress and made Jumahn poison him with her venom. She gave one last glance at the bleeding Signan and poisoned Jono and left the scene before the Coalition's soldiers would get to the alley.
Once she had reached the tunnels which would lead her safely out of Trinity Gask, Glaurung gave Jumahn money and asked him to keep Dawn as far away from the Alliance as possible. When questioned what she would do with Glaurung, she answered that she had no immediate plans: she only meant to keep Glaurung away from the Coalition and thus make sure that the Alliance and the Coalition would never come to an understanding. As long as humans were divided, they would be weak enough to be conquered by demons.
After this brief exchange, Vaetris and Natsumi left the city with the captured Glaurung, heading back home to Yamato.
Aliases and Nicknames
- Another name Vaetris is known by. Some rumours say that it actually refers to Vaetris's true, demonic form.
- Lady of the East
- An honorary title given to Vaetris after she formed the Duchy of Eastern Yamato.
- What some of her friends in the Alliance called her, most notably Kaisa and Signan.
Her human form is curvy and muscular with a red hair tied in a ponytail. When serving the Blades of Vigilance, she wore their silver armor.
Her true demonic form has glowing red eyes, red hair, green revealing clothes and an even more voluptuous figure. In this form she also has barbed, wicked wings which sprout from her back, and equally wicked claws which surge forth from her fingertips.
Personality and Traits
Vaetris was secretive when she posed as a Blades agent, rarely discussing matters detailing her past. She was also quite serious, doing her best to succeed in whatever mission she was given. She did have a dry sense of humour, though, and seemed to ignore men's (most notably Signan's and Hannibal's) remarks about her beauty.
However, whenever she's in her demonic form, she becomes a lot more relaxed and quite sadistic, enjoying the pain of her enemies and allies. She also lusts for blood, which is a trademark of anyone serving in her horde.
Powers and Abilities
Vaetris is a skilled with the sword and knows how to move without being seen. She has been quite good at masking her true powers, but whenever she has used her full might, she has been able to best such skilled opponents as Axikasha Keiran and Glaurung Losstarot in combat. She prefers to surprise her opponents rather than fight head-on, though, but as an archdemon she's more than capable of defeating her opponents in combat.
Vaetris served as Ax's subordinate for a while until she stole Dawn from her. Ax is still unaware that the assailant was in fact Vaetris and holds Vaetris in high regard. However, Ax was only a means to an end for Vaetris.
Jono and Vaetris started on bad terms. As Jono slowly fell in love, however, Vaetris began seeing him in a new light, almost going so far as to respect him. It remains to be seen how Jono's recent discovery of Vaetris's demonic self affects their budding romance.
Nina is Vaetris's sister and Dreadlady of the Eastern Horde. She seems to trust Nina with delicate missions, and the two share a bond as siblings. Whether Nina is willing to betray her sister later on remains to be seen.
Signan has fallen head over heels for Vaetris, which is understandable because Vaetris is both beautiful and also happens to have the power to make men fall for her. Even when Signan found out that Vaetris was in fact a cruel archdemon, he more than willingly remained as her minion. Vaetris sees him as an amusing and useful ally but seems to hold no true feelings for him.