Mia Kindleshot

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Wherever Iron goes, we leave the broken wreckage of our enemies behind.

— Mia Kindleshot

Mia Kindleshot is a tribune of the Iron Legion who has been one of the driving forces behind the Ebonhawke Treaty.


Early years[edit]

While in the Iron Legion, Mia Kindleshot eventually became one of the legion's tribunes. She was considered to be one of the most respected Iron Legion tribunes alongside Bhuer Goreblade and Fume Brighteye.[2] Her views had also been noted to be similar to Imperator Smodur the Unflinching of the Iron Legion.[1]

Mia was said to have been instrumental in arranging the original ceasefire between charr and humans, and pushed the powers that be to sign the Ebonhawke Treaty.[3] Although Mia's efforts won over many charr who sided with the pro-treaty faction, several other charr in the Iron Legion, notably Fume Brighteye, made their dislike about the truce clear.[4] At some point, she saw the inventor Uzolan in Ebonhawke.[5]

Personal story[edit]

Because of Mia's contributions to the ceasefire, she was invited to a party at Minister Caudecus's manor that celebrated the peace negotiations in 1325 AE. As a representative of the Iron Legion, she acted as the charr ambassador to Kryta.

While at the celebration, she explained to a guest that while she was present as a representative of her legion, she missed her warband, who she mentioned were around somewhere and always within her thoughts, and that she was present to further negotiations with Kryta. She also compared the party's host, Caudecus, to the Flame Legion. The same guest later questioned her while interrogating delegates at the party on Logan Thackeray's orders.

The party was interrupted by Separatists who kidnapped Queen Jennah and several ambassadors with help from the inventor Uzolan. Mia was placed in a cage where she was to be kept alive until Separatist Captain DeLana had finished her business with the captive queen. Logan Thackeray, Zojja and the Pact Commander freed the tribune who told them that the queen had been taken farther up the valley behind the manor.[5] The group managed to defeat the Separatists and save the queen, allowing Mia to return to her duties.

Living World Season 1[edit]

As tribune, Mia was part of the defense quorum convened between Imperator Smodur the Unflinching and the tribunes within Ascalon to deal with the threat of the Molten Alliance in 1326 AE. The tribunes argued how to best face the new threat. While conversing with the Pact Commander, Mia mentioned that she agreed with Makk the Silent about concentrating their forces around the Black Citadel in case the enemy tried to attack the city next.[6]

Living World Season 4[edit]

Leading Iron Legion forces in the area under Imperator Smodur's orders, Mia, alongside her warband, joined the Pact Commander's allied forces in the assault on the Elder Dragon Kralkatorrik at Thunderhead Peaks in 1332 AE. Upon meeting the Commander in Thunderhead Keep, she expressed the Iron Legion's interest in killing the Elder Dragon and listened to the Commander's speech before participating in the battle. During the battle against the Elder Dragon and the Branded, Mia fought alongside Logan Thackeray, Boticca, and Rox. She survived the battle and went back to High Legion territories after the dragon Aurene's apparent demise. The survivors would eventually learn that Aurene had revived and slain Kralkatorrik to take his place as an Elder Dragon with the Commander's help.

The Icebrood Saga[edit]

During the charr civil war between the rogue Imperator Bangar Ruinbringer's Dominion and the United Legions in 1333 AE, Mia remained loyal to Imperator Smodur. She attempted to have herself reassigned to Drizzlewood Coast where Smodur and the other imperators were located, causing Smodur to reply that she was pushing dangerously close to attempting to order him around. Within the letter Smodur had sent back to her, Mia was rebuffed for this and told that the other imperators believed that killing Bangar would collapse his Dominion forces, while Smodur claimed that he knew that the Dominion would only respect a show of force to break their morale. Smodur wanted Mia to lead the war effort on one of the other fronts because the Iron Legion was stretched thin, and he needed his best officers where they would do the most good rather than leaving key strategic locations vulnerable to the Dominion.[7]

After Smodur's death at the hands of Bangar's second-in-command Ryland Steelcatcher, Imperator Malice Swordshadow of the Ash Legion noted that Mia would most likely be the next Iron Imperator as Smodur had trusted her. However, the United Legions were unable to contact Mia in time for the assault on Bangar's base of operations at the Frost Citadel, and so she did not succeed Smodur as Iron Imperator immediately.[8]

Mia ascended as the new Iron Imperator some time after the United Legions had captured Bangar and defeated the Dominion's main force at Drizzlewood Coast. During the destroyer invasion of Ebonhawke, the Blood Legion's new Imperator Crecia Stoneglow noted to the Pact Commander that Mia was cut from the same cloth as Smodur was, though Mia luckily did not aspire to become Khan-Ur. Crecia also noted that Mia was popular among the rank and file and had been promoting loyal charr to tribunes within the Iron Legion.[1]


Shiverpeak Mountains

Story involvement[edit]

Living World Season 1[edit]

Living World Season 1 (historical)

Living World Season 4[edit]


If not charr
Commander! The Iron Legion stands with you! We're currently discussing the best way to coordinate our forces.
Talk end option tango.png Good, glad you're with us. I'll see you all on the front line.
If charr
Mud and blood, if it isn't the commander! Imperator Smodur sends his regards. Says if today's the day that overgrown crystal bastard falls, the legion's gotta be there. Hence, me 'n' the warband.
(If Ash Legion)
Talk more option tango.png Well, this Ash Legion soldier is glad to see you, Tribune.
I'm sure the rest of Ash would be here if they could...but they have the best representative of their corps leading this battle. I'm sure you'll do them proud, Commander.
Talk end option tango.png That's the plan. Carry on, Tribune.
(If Blood Legion)
Talk more option tango.png I'm sure Rytlock would join me in saying we're glad for the help, Tribune.
Blood Legion never passes up the chance for a good scrap. Too bad the rest of the legion are still tied down in Ascalon, but I'm sure you and Brimstone will do enough damage for the rest of 'em. Heh!
Talk end option tango.png There's nothing we do better! Back to it, soldier.
(If Iron Legion)
Talk more option tango.png Always good to have my legion mates at my back. Glad you're here, Tribune.
Wherever Iron goes, we leave the broken wreckage of our enemies behind. We wouldn't miss this moment for anything. You can rely on us in the battle ahead, Commander.
Talk end option tango.png We are Iron Legion!
Talk end option tango.png Welcome to the war, Tribune. As you were!



  1. ^ a b c Dragon Response Mission: Fields of Ruin
    <Character name>: How is Mia Kindleshot as Iron's new imperator?
    Crecia Stoneglow: Cut from the same cloth, that's for damn sure. Not surprised, considering the company Smodur liked to keep.
    Crecia Stoneglow: Fortunately for us, she doesn't have the same...aspirations that Smodur had.
    Crecia Stoneglow: Khan-Ur's a tricky subject. Just saying you want the job can get you shanked. She knows better.
    Crecia Stoneglow: Aside from that, the rank and file like her and she's promoted loyal tribunes. Kindleshot'll do Iron proud, I think.
  2. ^ Hero's Canton ambient dialogue
  3. ^ Ulma Ripleather
  4. ^ Fahrar Lesson Dialogue
  5. ^ a b Caudecus's Manor (story)
    Mia Kindleshot: That Uzolan seems familiar. I think I've seen him in Ebonhawke. [...]
    Separatist Lieutenant: Calm down and keep that charr in the cage!
    Separatist Lieutenant: Boss says she lives until they're done with the queen. Then we can kill her.
    Mia Kindleshot: They took the queen further up the valley. I believe they mean to kill her. Lead, and I will follow.
  6. ^ New Friends, New Enemies
    Mia Kindleshot: I agree with Makk, we should focus on the Citadel. We can't be unprotected. For all we know, we're the target.
  7. ^ Imperator Correspondence
  8. ^ A Simple Negotiation
    Crecia Stoneglow: Every second we stand here, more Frost Legion enter the field. Who's Iron's second-in-command?
    Malice Swordshadow: Most likely Mia Kindleshot. Tribune. Smodur trusted her.
    <Character Name>: She helped us fight Kralkatorrik at Thunderhead Peaks. Where is she?
    Ember Doomforge: Not here. But we'll find her.
    Crecia Stoneglow: No time. Efram, you worked pretty closely with Smodur and Iron south of the line.