The Darkening Tide
A legendary, all-female adventuring group the predates The Scourge.
When they walked upon the battlefield, they chose who fell.
The Orichalcum Queen came from faraway and handpicked 5 Novice Adepts. She Named them The Valakaye. They traveled the land, doing what they could to hold back the coming Scourge
They lived in a grand citadel Named Valhalla and rode up the backs of winged horses.
They did not place women over men, nor any NameGiver race above any other. The Valakaye were a force of Justice and stood for those that could not stand for themselves.
Over time, their numbers swelled to the size of a small army.
It is said that they all perished holding back the tide of Horrors, giving the people of Barsaive the precious time needed to seal their kaers.