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One of Shula Vayla's two bodyguards and an influential member of the Madras Clan, Sharmista is a sweet, kind, beautiful young lady and a high-ranking member of the Armes Western Marine Corps.
At first glance, many think that Sharmista is Shula's private secretary as she fulfills duties similar to one. But she is also a high-ranking staff officer, capable commander, and skilled magician to boot.
Like Shula, her family is very influential in the Madras Clan. She, Shula, and Nifsara have known each other since childhood. It is also known that Sharmista, along with Nifsara, live in the colder region of Armes, and so, extreme climates like that affect them very little. Sharmista was sent with Shula to Estrise when Godwin and Armes struck an accord, but, like Shula, she was careful to not take part in any fight and simply keep the peace there.
After Commander Sparna fled back to Armes in disgrace, King Jalat sent Shula on an unofficial goodwill mission to the Prince. Sharmista accompanied him, and sent a message requesting to meet the Prince in Yashuna Village. Neither Cius nor Lelei trusted Sharmista, although she was treated the nicest of the three Armes soldiers. When Shula explained what was going on, and he joined the Prince's forces, Sharmista came with him.
Sharmista is very open-minded about other cultures. She doesn't take offense when people are misinformed about Armes, and takes the time she spends in the Prince's camp to learn much about the people from the Island Nations, Falena, and beyond.
Although many Falenans are distrustful of Armes, Sharmista's politesse and grace win them over. After the war ends and she resides in Sol-Falena with Shula, she has many admirers. - Matt620 (article), Basel (image)