Durlyn Val'Sarghress wrote:I imagine alot of people might say Quain'tana, given how many heirs she's gone through and what she did to Mel, her all business approach with Ariel, but personally I think Zala'ess is just as bad. Quain's fatal flaw is that she doesn't show her kids enough affection or spend any time with them that is not related to clan business (though as we all know she's a busy warlord, lol) and as for Zala'ess, she's the exact opposite. Zala'ess spoils her kids rotten and plays favorites, which as we all know has led to bloodshed and feuding amongst her kiddies. Examples of this include yaeminara killing Vychriel and taking her name and title out of jealously, Shinae leaving Chrystel behind to die (and hoping to be allowed to take her place), Nau'kheol's hatred for females (guessing his sisters pick on him alot at home), and even Yami'ni and her petty tendency to exact extreme vengeance on anyone who slights her, like what she did to the artist in demon painter.
Actually Zala'ess is an incredibly successful parent. One of the most successful there are. Keep in mind that she has over 100 children to her bloodline (that's not including any protector twins), and if she didn't raise them properly (or her daughters raised their kids properly) she would not have this many surviving kids. As for Nau'kheol disliking girls, come on, he's a little boy (barely older than 15 now). Of course he dislikes them, but he doesn't hate them.
Furthermore, if there was so much bloodshed and feuding amongst Zala's kids, she certainly wouldn't have such a large amount of surviving kids at the moment- Yaeminira and Vy'chriel were a rare exception without doubt, the only exception amongst Zala's kids that we know of. Shinae didn't leave Chrys behind, she was forced to run away or be captured by the templars. When she went to Zala to ask if she could stay as a daughter, she did that because she simply has nowhere else to go. She may be sort of useless but she can't really be considered disloyal. As for Yami, she was actually being extremely nice to the painter until she saw that he was being an idiot who was drawing her as a demon. It's his own fault that she got angry at him