Pali Govoria


One of the three ten-year-old, motherless princes to King Sallith Govoria of Mirek. Pali and his two brothers, Maximus and Cole, are nonidentical triplets from an unknown mother, of whom Sallith tells them nothing. Pali and his brothers are also Chosen. Sharing a unique power among themselves, the three boys are able to read each others' thoughts at any distance, with enough effort. Instead of making them close, this has made the three boys painfully aware of their differences, and encouraged a respectful distance as all three of them work through puberty.

Known among the people as “Pali the Pale”, he is distinguished by having the lightest skin among his brothers, and thin, straight, silvery hair, especially strange in the swarthy ethnicities of the Gorung Desert.

Pali is a skilled fighter and treats his position as prince seriously, never refusing an order from his father or arriving late to any summons. As if in exchange, however, all others hold no weight in his eyes. He is knife-tonged and heartless, and even his brothers hold little sway over his opinion.

Just like Maximus, Pali is unconcerned by the mysterious past of his family. He is vicious, cruel, and defensive of his brothers and father, eager to rush into danger if it means protecting them.


In truth, Chosen are born out of the Fey, or from other Chosen. Pali and his brothers are truly motherless, spawned as a consequence of Sallith fighting and eventually escaping his forced absorption into Cloverra.

In the conclusion to the standoff between Claudia and her allies against Wisp, an enormous construct descended from the sky, a vessel unlike any ever seen before. From it, Ven Quari arrived and took Wisp away, promising their world would be safe. Sallith and Cole saw fit to go with them, to escape Juxxa's wrath and hopefully help the Chosen. However, this was a premature decision, and after those two were out of sight on the flying vessel, the Ven Quari threatened to kill the others. Terrified by the prospect that both his brother and father were now in the clutches of wretched beings that meant them harm, Pali charged hopelessly into battle against the alien creatures, and Maximus followed to try and stop him. In one swipe, both of them were bisected in half by the Ven Quari's colorful, morphing swords of light.

The two boys died in agony, terrified for their brother and father, but were at least able to pass from the world hand-in-hand. What's more, the violent murder of two Chosen boys prompted Cloverra to snatch its trap and fight against the Ven Quari after all.