(born Darma Cheneli)
a.k.a. Princess Lorsuma
Art by Sherlock
First Appearance: Mages of Mâvarin, Chapter One
Trivia: The first magic Darma ever did was to rock her own cradle.
“What one mage can invent, another can learn, if she’s talented enough.”
Darma Cheneli, the surviving daughter of Archmage Sunestri and the treacherous Lormarte, is
a descendant of Danali the Great, founder of Mâton, and of most
of the other ruling mages in the eight centuries since then.
Thought to be the most talented magician now alive, her only passion is
to master every magical specialty and every spell. No one has ever managed to come close to doing this, but if anyone can, it’s Darma.
her personal goals have just been hijacked by her parents. Darma’s
Robing as a mage adept leaves her with a new name, Darsuma, a small
piece of her father’s spirit, and a new purpose of which she is
unaware: to become the Queen of Mâvarin!
Darma’s Otherworld counterpart, Darlima, does not appear in Mages of Mâvarin, but is mentioned in passing. She is a known Mâ-Na-Mâ sympathizer, and therefore a traitor to her father.
She could not be sure whether she was lifted onto the cot or floated there. Vaguely she was aware that Sunestri was on the cot beside hers, but did not know when or how he had reached that position. Her eyes closed, but still she saw her father’s face, larger and larger, overwhelming her even as it changed to the face of a red-haired woman. Darma could no longer remember what her own face looked like.
Suddenly her mind was filled with unexpected thoughts and emotions. A wave of hatred swept through her; hatred for the rulers of Mâvarin. They were mere usurpers of the vast land her ancestors had ruled for centuries before Epli and his children had taken over, and denied Mâton its just tribute. ...
something surfaced in her, struggling against the tide. In her
mind’s eye she saw herself half-drowning in a sea of hate-red
blood. As the last vestiges of consciousness drained away, she
realized that the thoughts of vengeance were not her own. This
was not a standard Renaming after all. Sunestri had tricked her.